Dear Friends and Members,
Now that spring finally is here, we feel renewed, eager to enjoy the longer, warmer days with family and friends. Here at CALW, the spirit of renewal also is in the air, and we’ve planned another full schedule of fun and informative programs. Whether your passion is health and wellness, arts and culture, offsite trips, or all three, we have something sure to refresh and reward you.
As your new CALW Director, I’m eager to meet you, to hear your stories, and to learn how we can make your time with us meaningful. So please reach out to me with your suggestions and concerns.
With best wishes for a fine spring holiday season,
Marcie S. Gitlin, LMSW, CDP
Director, Center for Adults Living Well @ the Y
(for those 60 and better)
A Message from Carol Daly, Director of Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness - APRIL 2019
Spring is the season of positive change and renewal! Our bodies and emotions are also influenced and when we are in harmony with these shifts, we can delight in the change of the season. Highly anticipated, the transition from winter to spring is a shift from the quiet and inward energy of winter into the strong, upward ascending energy and excitement of spring, hence the term “Spring Fever”!
It’s a time when our bodies want to move more and be out in the fresh air with nature. So, come join us with the New York Road Runners Club for a “Walking Workshop” on Monday April 22nd at 10:30AM in Room 216/217.
Sincerely, Carol Daly, BC Health Coach, Yoga RYT 200
A Message from Deborah Gross, Director of Hudson Community Project: Safe At Home
It has now been eight months since I joined the Y family and I have really been enjoying getting to know all of the wonderful members here at CALW. As Director of the Safe-At-Home program, my focus is on connecting older adults with various services which enable them to remain at home in the community safely and independently. If you are interested in finding out more, please feel free to reach out to me at (646) 738-6092 or stop by my ofice on the third floor.
I also wanted to welcome a few new additions to our team. Julia Levenberg is our new Partners-in-Caring/NORC social worker and Jake Klyachman is our new CSS worker who will be assisting those of you in the Russian community with benefits and entitlements. Julia's days are Mondays-Fridays and Jake's are Tuesdays and Thursdays, and their office is on the second floor next to the elevator. Additionally, we are pleased to have Shuang-shuang Wu, a social work intern from Columbia University on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays with us through the end of July 2019. As Shuangshuang is fluent in Chinese, she is available to translate for any CALW members if the need arises.
Enjoy the longer days and warmer weather!
Thank you- Deborah Gross, LMSW