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September 2015



The Newsletter of TTN - NYC's

Caring Collaborative


 Appears Quarterly in Place of ourTop Chapter Newsletter
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Save the Date
 October 13th

Volunteer Committee: Help Give Women Head Start
October 14th

October 20th

October 21st

October 26th 11am

October 26th 6pm

October 27th

October 29th

November 5th
TTN - NYC Event Policies  
TTN Partner Event
September 10th

September 26th

September 30th

October 6th
Welcome New Members
Madhu Ahluwalia

Margaret Arnoczy

Susan B Blankoff

Judi Brockman

Francine Columbus

Marjorie Davanzo

Natalie Finkel

Robbi Johnstone

Sara Finn Kriger

Patricia Lobosco

Linda Lowenstein

Lucy Morganstern

Gwenn Nusbaum

Ilka Peck

Marti Resnick

Helen Rubinstein

Barbara Schreibman

Constance Silverman

Alidra Solday

Diane Steiner

Madeleine Swain

Erika Tamar 

Jeanne Vezeris

Julie Vitulano

Evelyn Zafran

Rachele Zuckerman
 A Message from Our NYC Chapter ChairEileenNote
Hello TTNers,
Hope you had a wonderful summer and are enjoying the last few weeks before Fall sets in. This month's newsletter is devoted primarily to an update on the Caring Collaborative.

The Caring Collaborative is a vital part of our TTN community with more than half of our membership actively engaged in its activities.

If you are not a member, we encourage you to join. If you are already a member, please continue or increase your involvement by joining a neighborhood group or attending the health-related talks and workshops described in this newsletter.

We look forward to seeing you at all of the other wonderful TTN events we are planning this Fall.

Kind Regards,
Eileen Kobrin,
A Message from the
Caring Collaborative Co-ChairsCCCo-Chairs

Nancy Gold  
CC Co-Chair
The heat of summer is past, but the humidity has not dampened our Caring Collaborative creativity. You asked for a look behind the scenes, and we are giving it to you right now.
We created two exciting videos starring Barbara Alpern, and Sally Olds, both CC members. In these three-minute 
Barbara Stahura
 CC Co-Chair
clips, you will learn all you ever wanted to know about their unique experiences with CC. Go ahead, click on the link below and hear for yourself the great value that CC membership offers.

We have launched additional Caring Collaborative Neighborhood Groups this year, with more coming soon. If you've attended Caring Collaborative Orientation and want to join a CC Neighborhood Group, please contact our CC Coordinator: 

Sign up now for our popular Caring Collaborative Medicare Events, and our special October 13th; Mindfulness Presentation by noted practitioner and educator Lucia McBee.

Whether you're ready to join a Neighborhood Group, hoping to tame stress through Mindfulness, or finally decided to join CC, don't miss out on these powerful additions to your TTN membership.

Nancy Gold  
Barbara Stahura 
How are we doing?
With this issue we begin our "How are we doing?" section.  We would appreciate your feedback, reactions, and ideas to our quarterly edition of The Caring Times.  What comments and reactions do you have to features in the current edition? What subjects can you suggest for future articles? What sort of Tips would be helpful for you?  What Health Tips?

With your input, we can produce a better, more informative Caring Times.  Please send your responses to

The Editors
HealthTipHealth Maintenance Tip -
Do You Know When To Be FAST?
by Barbara Stahura

F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you'll know that you need to call 9-1-1 for help right away. Read More
Mindfulness: Be Here Now  Mindfulness
by Lucia McBee  
Women "of a certain age" are often in the midst of many changes. Change can be exciting, challenging, frightening, stressful, or all of these. Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs) offer a mind/body approach towards health and healing that teaches coping skills for conditions that disproportionately impact older adults such as chronic illness, stress, and pain.  Read More

It's Not Over YetCountingSheep
by Susan Freeman

Just because September marks the end of summer that doesn't mean that the dangers of sun exposure are over. We should really be using sunscreen year round. Are sprays better than creams, what are the main ingredients?  Read More
 Advance Research about Healthy AgingCAC
TTN members and friends age 65+ are invited to participate in research at the Columbia Aging Center/Columbia University School of Public Health.
The session will take less than an hour and you will receive a $10 as compensation for your participation. It's a great time of the year to visit the Cloisters or the Hispanic Society- both close to the CUPH. For details on how to schedule an appointment Read More  
Guaranteed To Make You Smile Smile
by Barbara Alpern
As we all know, our teeth play an important part in our lives. They're the first thing people notice when we smile. They enable us to eat foods we like and can also cause us a great deal of distress when we suffer from tooth decay or gum disease. Are you interested in finding out about various options to consider for dental insurance, before enrolling? Read More
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 Neighborhood Group NotesNGs
Click the links below to read more about topics discussed at Neighborhood Group Meetings. 

Members gathered in Shirley Petersen's home for the first meeting of the new Upper East Side 2 Neighborhood Group.

Upper West Side 1 Group
Self-Image 1 & 2 -Read More
Upper West Side 2 Group
Rituals, Best Decisions & Next Time Around, Read More
Upper West Side 3 Group
Overcoming Depression & Beyond The Blues, Read More
Upper West Side Afternoon Group      
Summer Activities & Positive Self Image  Read More

Downtown 2 Group
Maintaining a Positive Attitude, Read More
Downtown 3 Group
Three Questions & Friendship , Read More
Queens Group
Estate Planning,  Read More
 Around TTN  TownTTN_Town
This month it is all about "Connections"! 
Click the links below to learn how to create and sustain meaningful connections with TTN friends & community.

TTN-NYC Points of Contact
Did you know there are 5 different ways to connect and learn about TTN members? Click here to view TTN-NYC's points of contact

You're Never too Old to Find New Friends
TTN-NYC member Sally Olds pens an article for, about the difficulties of developing new friendships. Click here to read this enlightening article.

Save The Date - October 15, 2015
The 2015 Volunteer Fair will be the October Third Thursday Program. Meet representatives from eight non-profits & learn about exciting opportunities.

Caring Collaborative Contacts 
Caring Collaborative Co-Chairs
Nancy Gold -
Barbara Stahura -              
Caring Times Co-Editors
Phyllis Edelson & Susan Freeman

Caring Collaborative Coordinator
Shawndra Card-Grant  

To contact The Caring Collaborative please email the coordinator at:

Do you have an article you'd like to see in a future Caring Times Newsletter?  Contact Phyllis