September 2016

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In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Save The Date
TTN - NYC Event Policies  
Welcome New Members

















 A Message from Our NYC Chapter ChairEileenNote
Hi Members!
I've now been Chair of the NYC Chapter for two months, and I'm thoroughly enjoying every minute of it!  I would like to thank all of you who have offered me help and support.  Of course, beginning my term during our Chapter's relatively quiet Summer when our members are busy with outdoor activities around the City or traveling to exciting places, has helped me ease into my new role and responsibilities.

Now, with Summer almost over, I'm eagerly anticipating Fall.  Fall has always represented new beginnings to me - as a child, it was the beginning of a new school year; as an adult, it was the beginning of a new peak season at work; and through it all, as a long-standing NY Jets Football fan, it was the beginning of a new football season.  Now, as your Chair, I'm excited about our new TTN season as well!

You will note that our Fall Events Calendar has already started to fill up.  Don't miss People and Passions on Thursday, September 15th - an excellent opportunity to meet other members and guests who share your passions and are interested in joining or creating new Special Interest Groups focused on those passions.  You will also have a chance to join a new Transition Peer Group and, for members age 50-60, meet others your age.

In addition, we will be offering our highly acclaimed Women in Transition Workshop for the third time on Saturday, September 24th.  This half-day workshop is a signature TTN program and is designed to help you navigate through the challenges of whatever transition you may be struggling through. 

And hold October 19th for our annual Volunteer Fair!
Some of these events have limited registration, so sign up now!

Finally, I encourage you to read the excellent articles below about Long-Term Care Insurance (which saved my family tens of thousands of dollars when both my parents required round-the-clock aides during their final months) and Finding a Place for Mom, as well as the timely tips about avoiding tic and mosquito bites.
Hope to see you all at one of our Fall events, and don't forget to...

Have a Great Day!
Barbara Alpern,
Long-Term Care Insurance and a True Story LongTerm_Care
by Nancy Gold, with consultation from Rae-Carole Fischer
Long-Term Care Insurance. What is it and do you really need it? You may find yourself asking those questions when you just received an increase in your premium. Frankly, Long-Term Care insurance is not only for you. It is there to help your family manage
when you become incapacitated. You do not want to be a burden on them. Long-Term Care insurance is not for the very wealthy. They can afford the expense. 

Long-Term Care insurance is for the middle class that wants to protect their assets. If you have a policy now and are thinking that Long-Term Care insurance is too expensive, think of Long-Term Care as a roof over your house. How will you be able to protect your valuables and your loved ones if there is no roof... Read More
A Place for Mom - Connecting Families to Senior Care

Ways Caregivers Can Build a Support System - is one of many useful articles on this site. It also includes reference to our NYC Caring
Health Maintenance TipHealth_Tip
Preventing Mosquito & Tick Bites

Spending time outdoors in the cooler fall temperatures is a great way to maintain our health, but be sure to use the right methods to avoid insect bites and the viruses they transmit. Follow the steps here to stay safe:
by Barbara Stahura

Have you heard yourself say, "I can't remember the name of that interesting woman I just met at yesterday's TTN event?  I'm afraid I'll forget everything soon"?  You are not alone!

Even beginning as early as our thirties, our short-term memory becomes less acute! For most of us the ability to retain longer-term memories is maintained throughout our lifespan, but increasing short-term memory loss as we grow older is a matter of concern.

New research in the area of "cognitive science" provides evidence that we can continue to create  new
cells in our brains as we age! 
There are many ways to "exercise" our short-term memory capacity, as well as easy techniques to help us remember the names of new acquaintances, what we've read, and the location of our reading glasses.

Here are opportunities to expand your understanding about memory changes and treatments...
 Read More

In Case You Missed It... Smile
Here are links to articles that appeared in past issues of the Caring Times.

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 Neighborhood Group NotesNGs
Neighborhood Groups continue to grow and be one of the most important parts of the Caring Collaborative. At our meetings we share and learn from each other about topics that contribute to our well-being. Read what Neighborhood Groups have been talking about and see if there's a topic that would work well for your group, too. Read More
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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

How Is Your Transition Going?
Women in Transition (WIT) - is a half-day workshop on  September 24th, designed by TTN for women exploring new possibilities, or anticipating or experiencing changes in life or work. It will engage you with information about what it means to be at this crossroads where every direction can offer possibilities... Read More

Save the Date
Mark your calendar, October 19th is our Annual Volunteer Fair! This is a great opportunity to explore fulfilling volunteer experiences and meet other TTNers.

Call to TTN Artists and Artisans 
Do you want a unique opportunity to show your work and sell directly to the TTN Community, family, and guests?  Participate in the First TTN Artists and Artisans Fair to be held on November 12th. There are limited vendor spaces available... Read More 
Caring Collaborative Contacts 
Caring Collaborative Chair
Barbara Stahura -              
Caring Times Managing Editor
Karen Gens -

Caring Times Production Editor
Victoria Weill-Hagai -

Caring Collaborative Coordinator
Shawndra Card-Grant  -