The latest news in my life is this website! Welcome to the new and improved OtherwiseHealthy.com where you can find helpful strategies to organize both your health and your home.
Keep Grandma Off the Floor! My newest professional focus is an initiative called “At Home for Life,” 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.
Capital District Physician’s Health Plan (CDPHP) members, join me on November 20, 2014 at the Colonie Community Center, 1653 Central Avenue in Colonie, NY Room 8, from 5:30PM to 7:00PM for How to Become an Effective Caregiver. Register ahead at www.cdphp.com or call 518-641-4800.
Lynda will be presenting a workshop “Get Your Affairs in Order (So the Kids Don’t Have To)” at the WRJ Northeast Biennial on Friday November 7, 2014 at the Albany Marriott Hotel.
On November 13, 2014 Lynda will be presenting a workshop on Caregiving for the Albany Public Library’s Staff Development Day.
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 2014 Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk at Albany’s Washington Park. Always grateful for the support of Rep. Paul Tonko.
On The Web
November is National Family Caregivers month. Check out my latest column in the Albany Times Union which provides tips for male caregivers: http://www.timesunion.com/living/article/Prepare-for-challenge-of-caring-5869307.php
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: http://www.everydayhealth.com/senior-health/healthtalk-advice-for-caretakers.aspx.