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Thrilled to be invited to attend this conference in Chicago.  #HealtheVoices16

This is an overview from the HealtheVoices web site.

Social media is shaping the way patients and caregivers make decisions about their healthcare, and online health advocates and bloggers are at the forefront of this movement. In an effort to support online health advocates who offer such important support to others facing medical challenges, Janssen has created HealtheVoices™ – a groundbreaking empowerment and leadership conference created for online health advocates and bloggers.

In its second year, HealtheVoices™ is the only conference created exclusively for online health advocates across a broad spectrum of health conditions. Our mission is to provide the tools, resources and inspiration to improve online patient and caregiver communities and expand their reach. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with other health activists and learn from experts in health, social media and advocacy.


How to Get Your Affairs in Order So Your Kids Won’t Have To presented at the Union of Reform Judaism/Women of Reform Judaism Biennial Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Presenting at the Union of Reform Judaism/Women of Reform Judaism at the Biennial Conference in Orlando, Florida.Speaking at WRJ November 2015

Honored and thrilled to present at the Department of Human Services Virgin Islands Family Caregiver Support Program on the wonderful island of St. Thomas.

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Keep Mom Off the Floor! “At Home for Life,” is a program that helps people to successfully age in place and remain safely in their own homes. The National Aging in Place Council defines aging in place as “the ability to continue to live in one’s home safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level. It means living in a familiar environment and being able to participate in family and other community activities.” As we age we must adapt to the challenges of performing the activities of daily living that we take for granted such as climbing stairs, bathing, meal preparation, and managing the house. Enhance your ability to overcome these challenges and more successfully access and navigate all areas of your home with an At Home for Life Residential Assessment.  Visit our At Home for Life page for more information on this initiative.

Albany County Long Term Care Council  Lynda has been appointed by Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy to serve on the Albany County Long Term Care Council, a body charged with analyzing the long term care service delivery system within Albany County, identifying gaps in service accessibility and availability, recommending strategies to address identified needs and barriers, and advising the Albany County Departments of Social Services and Aging on matters related to the Long Term Care Point of Entry.


Here’s what they are saying about At Home for Life

Lynda was an essential part of our designing our new condo, as we downsized to a new space that would allow us to live comfortably as we move into this next stage of our lives. Lynda was there at every turn, offering expert advice on everything from installations at the building stage through finishes, all done with function and style in mind. Lynda is a joy to work with, a most personable professional, and we highly recommend her for your needs. –Nancy and Jud Eson, Albany, NY


Upcoming Seminars

Lynda will be presenting her Fall Prevention workshop for the NNORC (Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) on April 21, 2016, from 2-4 PM at Temple Israel, Albany NY.

On April 26, 2016 Lynda will be presenting Get Your Affairs in Order so Your Kids Don’t Have To for the Albany Guardian Society. She will be making this same presentation on May 16, 2016 at Congregation Beth Emeth, Albany, NY.

Lynda will be presenting her At Home For Life Project to the Albany area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group on September 8, 2016.

On September 21, 2016 Lynda will be presenting How to Become an Organized Caregiver as part of the Capital District Physician’s Health Plan (CDPHP) Wellness Series.  She will also be making this presentation on November 14, 2016 at the Women of Reform Judaism Northeast District Convention.



Here’s what they’re saying about Lynda’s presentations:

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On behalf of the volunteers and staff of Community Caregivers I wanted to thank you for your wonderful presentation on winter safety. The vehicle and safety items you demonstrated were very helpful. Since learning of these items I will be looking for funding sources to help purchase and distribute them to our clients who could greatly benefit from them. Marlene Hildenbrandt, LMSW, Program Director, Community Caregivers, Albany, NY.

Lynda’s presentation was well organized and very relevant. Conveying her real life personal experiences was very powerful. Love that MedInfoToGo. Mary, Albany, NY.

Lynda’s workshop at the WRJ Biennial was very relevant to so many of us who are soon to become, or already are, senior citizens. She addressed numerous relevant topics and gave practical tips on how to handle various situations. B. B., East Greenwich, R.I.

If you, a loved one, or a dear friend are facing the aging process or a daunting illness, log onto Lynda will get you started in what needs to be done and guide you through the process to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Barbara, Rockville Centre, NY

Amazing speaker. So insightful and got right to the heart of the issue. It’s never too soon to begin to get organized. Debbie, Woodbury, NY

Lynda, thank you for giving the Second Milers the benefit of your time and talents. I expect our members to pay attention and profit by your words. Bob Mulligan, Second Milers of Bethlehem, Delmar, NY.


Living with IBD Educational Seminar

Lynda, as the Education Support Chair of the Upstate New York chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), presides over the annual Living with IBD Educational Seminar at the Albany Marriott Hotel.

CCFA Seminar Montage


Making Strides for Breast Cancer

Proud to join on the stage as a member of the American Cancer Society’s Board of Advisors at the Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk at Albany’s Washington Park.  Always grateful for the support of Rep. Paul Tonko.

@MakingStridesWalk 2014        Thrilled to meet up with Rep. Paul Tonko at the Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk

On The Web

Get the most out of your next doctor’s visit.  Here are some tips on preparing ahead.


Caregiving questions? Recently I participated in a live chat for Everyday Health with Dr. Michael Wasserman, MD, past chair of the American Geriatric Society’s Managed Care Task Force.  During this chat we offered tips to help caregivers provide better care to others and themselves. You can check out the highlights of this chat at:

A Message from Lynda

It woLynda Shrageruld be great if life was as simple as a relaxing day at the beach with the warmth of the sun on our faces, the soothing sounds of crashing waves in the background and a nice warm ocean breeze. As you have logged onto this site and are reading this message, it is likely that you have hit a major bump or a crossroads in your life.  What follows is my personal story and why was created. Read more…