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Breast Cancer Options annual Integrative Medicine conference is April 28

Breast Cancer Options annual Integrative Medicine conference is April 28

When Hope Nemiroff was diagnosed with breast cancer, she recalls, “There weren’t the services and information I needed to make decisions — and there still aren’t,” at least not in the standard medical setting. As a survivor, she decided to help people navigate the frightening and confusing process of dealing with such a diagnosis by founding Breast Cancer Options, which offers support groups and an abundance of information not readily available in a doctor’s office or hospital.

A man for all seasons

A man for all seasons

Take a paddle with Paul Andreassen and the Malden Yacht Club, a kayaking group that meets each Sunday to paddle on the Esopus and the Hudson. Calling themselves The Greatest Club that Never Existed, their coat of arms honors their meeting spot near the Malden water treatment plant with an outhouse backed by crossed paddles.

A clinic for Phoenicia

A clinic for Phoenicia

Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley, which maintains offices in Kingston, Woodstock, and Poughkeepsie, will open a branch in Phoenicia at the town-owned building that used to house a clinic on Ava Maria Drive, across from the post office.

Horse-assisted therapy in Esopus

Horse-assisted therapy in Esopus

“I want people to see how intimate and amazing the partnership can be between a person and a horse. And I know that even very disabled people can do it,” said Nancy Rosen, owner of Frog Hollow Farm in Esopus. The founder of Horses for a Change, a therapeutic riding program for people with disabilities, Nancy offers lessons for riders at all levels of ability.