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Beating the Holiday Blues Among Bronx Seniors

From: BronxNet TV
BronxNet TV has featured VNSNY Psychiatric Social Worker Natalie Silva and Social Work Assistant Andrea Castaneda-Wang in a segment for the TV show OPEN on community geriatric mental health. In the segment, they provide signs to look out for in depressed seniors and resources for helping combat the “holiday blues.”
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From Puerto Rico to Northern California: Lillian Wald’s Vision of Public Health Service is Alive and Well

From: The Huffington Post
Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and surrounding islands, as well as by the wildfires in Northern California, several VNSNY staff members left their homes and families to provide hands-on assistance. Their community-minded contributions exemplify the spirit of public health service embodied by Lillian Wald, the nation’s first public health nurse and founder of VNSNY. In this article, three VNSNY volunteers share what they encountered and experienced in their relief work.
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New Medical Partnerships Prevent Avoidable Emergency Room Visits

From: The Huffington Post
VNSNY’s partnership with Mount Sinai’s Community Paramedicine program is an example of how health systems and home care organizations are partnering to provide fast, effective in-home medical care for issues that, with prompt attention, can be managed without going to the hospital.
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WABC-TV Here and Now: Project HOPE — October 8, 2017

From: WABC-TV Here and Now
In this segment of WABC-TV’s “Here and Now”, VNSNY Hospice Director of Community Outreach, Michelle Drayton and VNSNY Hospice Faith-Based Leader, Jo-An Owings, discuss barriers to hospice care in African-American communities. They share how VNSNY’s hospice outreach program, Project HOPE, is raising awareness about the benefits of hospice care among the residents and healthcare professionals in the Harlem neighborhood.
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For Vietnam Veterans: A ‘Welcome Home’ at End of Life

From: The Huffington Post
The silence among veterans on the subject of war is compounded for those who served in Vietnam, but end-of-life care can give veterans the chance to end that silence. In this moving piece, Rosemary Baughn, VNSNY’s SVP, Hospice and Palliative Care, highlights VNSNY’s special hospice program tailored to military veterans and shares how this program can provide veterans with the opportunity to build bridges of communication to family members, loved ones, and even to themselves.
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Preventing Falls From the Inside and Out: A Guide to Helping Elders Stay on their Feet

From: The Huffington Post
Falls are the leading cause of injury for Americans age 65 and older, and falls often do more than physical harm. They can erode confidence, leading to decreased activity, isolation, and even depression. In recognition of National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Susan Northover, SVP of Patient Care Services at VNSNY, spoke with Sonia Rapaport, Partners in Care Physical Therapist and Rehabilitation Instructor, and VNSNY Rehab Clinical Manager Allison Simms about how to reduce both the physical and cognitive risks of in-home falls.
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