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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.
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
Lynda will be presenting at the annual Virgin Islands Family Caregiver support conference in St. Thomas on September 11 and 12. She will be speaking on How to Become the Organized Caregiver and Stay at Home For Life.
As part of the Capital District Physician’s Health Plan (CDPHP) Health and Wellness Series Lynda will be presenting How to Be an Effective Caregiver on September 30 at Hawthorne Ridge in East Greenbush, New York. The presentation is from 5:30-7 pm and is free for CDPHP members.
Lynda will be presenting two workshops at the Women of Reform Judaism Assembly, held in conjunction with the Union of Reform Judaism Biennial in Orlando, Florida November 4-8. Get Your Affairs in Order so Your Kids Don’t Have To and What’s Jewish About Breast Cancer?
On December 9 Lynda will be presenting Get Your Affairs in Order so Your Kids Don’t Have To to the Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NNORC) as part of their Breakfast Club series. This program is coordinated by Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York.
Here’s what they’re saying about Lynda’s presentations:
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 www.Otherwisehealthy.com. 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.
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.
On The Web
Don’t suffer from inactivity disease! Make some lifestyle changes toward some reachable goals. Check out one of my blogs for some ideas!
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.