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.
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.
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.
If you like to bicycle or to watch other people bicycle, mark the three-day seventh annual Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix on your calendar.
Someone once said that dance is our most atavistic artistic expression. We all want to do it. We are shy about dancing in public for fear of judgment. We all do it when alone.
“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.
“What differentiates us, we’re not a clinic, we’re a community health center. In addition to accepting a lot of insurance that private providers don’t, we also have a sliding fee for patients based on their income.”
You undoubtedly recognize my last name, but maybe not my first. Even though I was the one born in this town, Erica’s social star quickly eclipsed mine – not that it was much of a task for her supernova. Don’t worry, I won’t get mad if you call me Mister Erica.
The wobble in my voice is new. I sound shaky, frail. I have never heard this sound out of my mouth before. Does Beyoncé ever wake up like this?
The Samadhi Recovery Outreach Center rehab facility aims to be an affordable alternative for those seeking rehabilitation rooted in the principles of mindfulness, self-compassion and harm-reduction therapy. It’s launching this spring with an outreach center in Kingston. A benefit is planned for Sunday, January 27.