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         H E A LT H   WELLNESS       LIFESTYLE            HOME

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                             Eating Healthy
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                     Cover Articles                                                                      pring is one of my favorite times of the
                     10             Eating Healthy on Vacation                                      S    year - a time of rebirth and the return of
                                                                                                    some good old sunshine. It makes us feel the
                     14             Home Improvement Directory                                      need to clean things up and get organized!
                                                                                                        We're experiencing a rebirth and cleaning
                     20             Laughter on Long Island                                         things up here too; we're very excited to invite
                                                                                                    you to share your thoughts with us on our
                     26             A Mother's Art Lives On Through
                                                                                                    newly launched BLOG! Everything you have
                                    Her Daughter                                                    come to enjoy in our magazine is now available
                                                                                                    at Comment
                     Departments                                                                    on articles, enter our give-aways, try our
                                                                                                    recipes plus get great ideas for your health and
                                    Health & Wellness                                               home. You can opt in for our on-line e-zine
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                     9              Varicose & Spider Vein Treatment                                your in-box and also receive our monthly
                                                                                                    newsletters and updates as well.
                     28             Dora's Hope -
                                                                                                        This issue is full of great stories of Long
                                    Choice Centered Medicaid
                                                                                                    Islanders who are doing great things. The Long
                     30             Tips on Preventing Falls                                        Island Comedy Festival is coming to a location
                                                                                                    near you; don't miss it! The White Cabinet is a
                                    Lifestyle & Entertainment                                       wonderful story of a daughter who brought her
                     24             Spring Into Love                                                mother's art to life, right here on Long Island!
                                                                                                        On a more serious note, Dora's Hope
                     34             Advice for Singles                                              brings to light a circumstance that effects
                                                                                                    many: how Medicaid-provided health care is
                     37             Crossword Puzzle                                                keeping people in nursing homes and not
                                                                                                    providing advanced care for them at home. I
                                    House & Home                                                    have experienced this first hand. Find out how
                     12             Spring Into Design                                              you can help!
                                                                                                        This issue is full of tips, too. There are tips
                     36             Pasta Recipes                                                   on preventing falls, tips on eating when away
                                                                                                    on vacation, tips on keeping the love alive in
                                    Finance                                                         your relationship and singles advice, and some
                     16             Reverse Mortgages                                               great tips on design by Long Island's own
                                                                                                    Natalie Weinstein to spruce up your home.
                     22             Long Term Care Insurance                                            I hope you enjoy what we are doing; as
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                                                                                           Now get out
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     Vacation Time
        and the
Eating is Easy
                                                               ƒ If you eat every time your companions ask you to try
I  find many people get nervous about eating while on
   vacation. Some think they will have no control over
their eating, while others believe they use traveling as an
                                                                 something, you’ll gain their weight, too. Eat only what
                                                                 appeals to you, not to the crowd.
excuse to over-eat.                                            „ You may believe you have no control of what or when
     As a weight loss coach since 1988, I have                   you’ll eat, especially if you are staying in someone’s
encountered these concerns repeatedly from clients. I            home. Be in charge of what you choose. Make choices
am an avid traveler, and someone who is conscious of             from what’s available, and speak up when necessary.
maintaining my own weight. From my personal
experiences, and the feedback I receive from my clients,       … Part of the lasting memory and experience of your
I can help you to get the most from your travels. You’ll         trip is the food of the region. While there, taste and
enjoy food without being deprived, and return without            enjoy the local cuisine that you desire.
the dreaded weight gain.                                       † Proteins, fruits and vegetables are sometimes ignored
     As I look at the many souvenirs I’ve brought back           while traveling, opting for an overload of carbs and
from trips, they bring fond memories of scenery, history,        sweets. Remember to include foods that nourish your
laughs, family and so much more. The souvenir I don’t            body every day, helping you to eat well throughout
bring home is extra body weight. Yet when I travel, I eat.       the entire trip.
I can still taste Austria’s Goulash Soup, Ireland’s
                                                               † Pack clothes that fit you well, are comfortable, and
Shepherd’s Pie, Belgium’s Belgian Waffles, France’s
                                                                 give you freedom of movement. Don’t bring clothes
Crepes, Puerto Rico’s Chicken and Rice, Italy’s Gelato,
                                                                 stating, “I’ll give up, and eat anything and
Spain’s Paella, numerous buffets… must I continue?
Identify the difference between eating and over-eating.
Eating is enjoying food. Over-eating is when you no            ‡ Keep your digestive track moving; avoid being backed
longer taste the food. You are stuffed, yet continue to eat.     up and bloated by drinking plenty of water. Try hot
     When you travel your sleep patterns differ, your            water with lemon. Your vacation will remain more
spending habits change and your activity level will also         pleasurable when you enjoy your food without being
be out of the ordinary. Doesn’t it make sense then, that         stuffed. You’ll sleep better, feel terrific and be
your eating will also differ? This is your vacation eating       energetic and lively throughout the entire trip.
and it’s completely different from your normal eating          One last suggestion:
patterns. When I ask clients to prioritize their travel
                                                               ˆ Don’t even think of weighing yourself for one week
events, eating is never number one; usually it’s four or
                                                                        after returning. Allow your body weight to
five. Write a list and prioritize the events for
                                                                        level itself as you return to your normal eating
your upcoming trip. See where eating fits in,
and keep it there.
                                                                             Let me know if you have further
Here’s how you make vacation                                              questions, and I’d love to hear about your trip.
eating easy:                                                              HAPPY TRAVELS!
‚ Always peruse food offered and use a                                    Margaret Marshall has worked in the weight loss
  rating system, one to ten, ten being best.                              industry since 1988. She is a professional speaker,
  Enjoy foods you rate six or higher.                                     mentor and coach. For further information visit:
  Everything else is just mediocre to you. Eat                  
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  only the foods you rate highly.
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Spring into
Getting ready for spring and
summer entertaining is easy in a
light and airy room with a view.
                                                                                          Designed by Natalie Weinstein
by Natalie Weinstein, Allied ASID                                    Photographed by Jack Ader, Images for Presentaation

                                                               ™ Don’t forget your plan when

    f any season can be associated with a definite
    inclination to decorate, renovate and get your home in     you shop. Be flexible. If you find
    order, it has to be spring! The term spring cleaning,      something you really like and your
dating back to before the turn of the century, inspired        plan can be modified, buy it. If,
many feelings. It meant untold back breaking hours of          however, your purchase will cause
work beating rugs, white washing woodwork, polishing           havoc with what exists as well as         EDITOR’S NOTE:
silver and cleaning the house from top to bottom. But with     your budget, wait. Look further.          Natalie Weinstein
it came the great satisfaction of cleanliness, orderliness     Diligence and patience go a long          is president of Natalie
and the newness of Spring. In addition, winter sewing and      way in decorating.                        Weinstein Design Associates
quilting projects added new touches, and the first breath of   š If you are on a limited budget,         and the Natalie Weinstein
                                                               painting,       repairing       and       Home Decorating Club with
color often came straight from the garden.                                                               over 15,000 members on Long
     Our human need to renew as the earth does is another      slipcovering can make truly               Island. If you have a design
reason why spring is the busiest design season of the year.    amazing changes to existing               question or would like to
In truth, however, if people wanted to be ready for spring,    rooms. If you are handy and can           become a member, visit
they would prepare in the winter, but most people don’t        do some or all of the labor     , call
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think ahead until there is strong evidence of the season’s                                      Hear
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possible long-range decision. Further, starting with an        little daring even if only on accent
                                                                                               , keyword
inappropriate purchase (wrong color, scale or style) may       pillows or a “feature wall”.              Natalie.
put you on a one way street to continued misdirection.         œ Remember, your front door
                                                               area, porch and walkway can
10 Steps to Spring Redecorating                                make the entry to your home
– Do a real clean-up and throw out. Organize closets,          springlike and colorful just by adding flower pots of lovely
discard clutter, purge and simplify your surroundings. This    annuals. Vases of fresh flowers in the home can brighten
will not only provide a sense of satisfaction but will force   every room as well.
you to make intelligent decisions about items you need or       Set a plan in place to get your back yard ready for
want. Now you can see which furnishings can stay and look      spring and summer entertaining. (Plantings, furniture,
well with just a “face-lift”.                                  barbeque, etc.)
— Make a plan in writing. Using graph paper and a ruler,       ž Visit the Resource Center of the Natalie Weinstein
make a plan of the room, measuring the pieces you’d like to    Home Decorating Club for a fast, fresh look for any room,
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paper saves a lot of wear and tear on your back and enables    bedding, at discounted prices.
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˜ Now, rearrange the furniture according to your plan.         beyond you, seek professional advice. It will save you time
Look at the furniture carefully bearing in mind which          and money in the long run and will allow you to enjoy the
pieces may need re-upholstery, as well as new furniture to     results without the additional stress on your already busy
be added. Try to visualize the end result.                     schedule.
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Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry
                         By Dr. Terry S. Shapiro - Serving Long Island for over 20 years

Two prospective patients came into
the office recently with the same
complaint. Both had lost all of their
teeth and were wearing worn-out
and ill-fitting dentures. Their
dentures were loose; they had
trouble eating foods they would
                                        other dentists. I make new, custom-
                                        fitted dentures for my patients and
                                        explain to them that if the new
                                        dentures don't fit and function well,
                                        we can then add implants. My
                                        experience is that the denture
                                        patient does very well with the new
                                                                                             crowns & bridges
                                                                                             dental implants
have liked; their faces had that        dentures and often decides not to
sunken-in look and they were in         add the implants. Implants are                   •   porcelain veneers
pain.                                   always an option but they don’t have             •   tooth colored fillings
    Their previous dentists recom-      to be the first option. I believe that
mended implants to stabilize the        patients like these can be well served           •   teeth whitening
dentures. The problem was that as       with well-fitting dentures.                      •   general dentistry
they were both retired and on fixed
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                                                         Missing a Tooth?                    by Terry S. Shapiro, D.M.D.

                                             No one likes an unsightly gap. But what are your options?
                                             The gold standard to replace a missing tooth is the osseointegrated implant on
                                        which is attached an implant crown. The implant crown looks and feels like a natural
                                        tooth. But because implants require surgery, the implant patient must be in good
                                        health. The patient also needs to have adequate bone to support the implant. This
                                        excellent service is also more costly than other options.
                                             The second option is the fixed bridge. Here, teeth on either side of the missing
                                        tooth are covered with crowns to which an artificial tooth is connected. The bridge
                                        is then cemented in place. Disadvantages are that the teeth on either side of the
                                        missing tooth have to be reduced to accommodate the crowns and three or more
                                        teeth are now connected, making it difficult to clean underneath and a potential
                                        food trap.
                                             The third choice is the removable partial denture. As it is removable, the partial
                                        denture is less natural than the implant or fixed bridge. The partial denture takes
                                        getting used to, it may feel bulky and you may not be able to chew as you would
                                        with natural teeth. The advantage is the relative simplicity of the procedure and
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                                             You may not be a candidate for the implant, the fixed bridge or the removable
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      Laughter Island
           on Long
      This summer marks                     Is Paul Anthony your real name?
     the 6th Annual Long                         Of course not! No one can spell or pronounce my real last name, including
                                            my family. Anthony is my middle name and I started using it as my “business”
 Island Comedy Festival.                    name about 20 years ago and it stuck. My real last name is Mongelluzzo, which
And while some would argue that             in Italian means Eat! Or you’ll lose weight!
 the festival is still in its infancy, it
                                            How long have you been performing stand-up?
  has had a strong track record of
success right from the start and is              That’s one of the questions I get a lot. People somehow equate experience
quickly becoming a favorite Long            with talent. While on the surface it seems like a pretty straight forward question,
      Island summer tradition. We           I always get a little philosophical about it. Truth be told, I really believe I’ve been
                                            “performing” for as long as I can remember. At about the age of 10 when I was
       caught up with Long Island
                                            in grade school I became the biggest fan of comedian Steve Martin. My Mom
 comedian Paul Anthony who is
                                            bought me an album of his live stand-up. I would sit in my room and listen to
 the official host and producer of
                                            that album over and over again. I actually memorized his entire act, and would
               the comedy festival.         then perform it in front of my family, verbatim. Can you imagine the level of
                                            patience my family had? I even had my own arrow-thru-the-head prop which,
                                            if you know anything about Steve Martin, was his signature comic gag.
                                            So your family encouraged your sense of humor?
                                                Growing up in a big family, I was always the clown. At holiday time I would
                                            take our video recorder and make comedy tapes with my siblings and cousins
                                            to play for the family after dinner. These skits would feature impressions of
                                            relatives, neighbors and an occasional celebrity. The laughter and fun I saw that
                                            I was able to bring to my family encouraged me. However, it would be many
                                            years before I actually performed on a stage.

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How did you finally get started in                                                         Can you explain why?
stand-up?                                                                                 Seeing live stand-up comedy is a
     After graduating college I began my                                            totally different experience from
career in radio broadcast sales and the dream of                                  watching a comedian on YouTube, cable
pursuing stand-up comedy took a back seat. Over the years                   or a DVD. There’s nothing like it. The art of
I found that my greatest sales attribute turned out to be my   stand-up comedy, and it really is a “performance” art, was
sense of humor. I learned that clients enjoyed working with    meant to be experienced live, with a live audience. Our goal
someone that could make them laugh. It helped me build         is to present the best comic talent at Long Island’s best
rapport and made them comfortable, so I continued to use       venues. So this summer we’ll be at venues like Theatre
my sense of humor with both clients and co-workers. It         Three in Port Jeff, The Gateway Playhouse in Bellport,
wasn’t anything I really thought about; it was just me being   Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead. Our comedy
me. It was at WALK Radio that I received the most              showcases are like one big party. There’s really nothing like
encouragement to pursue stand-up. I had been doing a sort      them anywhere.
of “end-of-year” roast at the company Christmas party each
                                                               Where do the comedians come from?
year, which reminded me of the times I would make my
family laugh when I was a kid. I finally committed to giving       We’re now working with over 100 comedians, with the
stand-up a try.                                                majority of them from the New York area. If you’re serious
                                                               about pursuing stand-up, most likely you live in either NYC
Can you give us a little bit of back history about comedy      or Los Angeles. Madison, Wisconsin is really not an option.
on Long Island?                                                Comedians live where the work is. So having access to so
    Long Island has a great history of famous stand-up         much incredible comic talent has made the Comedy
comics. We’ve all heard the stories of Jerry Seinfeld, Rosie   Festival a big success. Each summer we showcase about 50
O’Donnell, Eddie Murphy, Kevin James, Ray Romano. But          comedians in the Comedy Festival. Each show features line-
truth be told, all of those comedians had the benefit of       ups of about 5 to 7 comedians. And we work with all levels
being involved with the world of stand-up comedy at its        of talent from national headliners to up and coming
peak. The industry was different back in the ‘80s when these   “emerging” talent.
young comedians were making names for themselves.
                                                               What other projects are you working on?
People didn’t have access to all the entertainment options
they do today. There was no cable channel dedicated to              In addition to the annual Comedy Festival, which is our
comedy, there was no “on demand” feature to watch              summer line-up of shows, we now offer comedy showcases
comedians. Al Gore hadn’t invented the internet yet. If you    year-round across Long Island. We produce all the shows at
wanted to see stand-up comedy you had to go to where the       The Comedy Club @ Theatre Three in Port Jeff, a bi-monthly
comedians were performing. And Long Island had no              show out at Martha Clara Vineyards in Long Island’s wine
shortage of comedy venues back in the day: The White           country, as well as numerous fundraisers. Two years ago we
House Inn in Massapequa, East Side Comedy in                   launched the LI College Comedy Tour which has been very
Huntington, Chuckles of Mineola, Konkoma Komedy in             successful. Those shows feature line-ups of younger,
Ronkonkoma, in case the name was unclear. There was            emerging comics that appeal to the college demo. And our
even a comedy club located in the Southampton Inn in the       annual New Year’s Laughin’ Eve show has sold out two years
Hamptons that operated year-round. All of these venues         in a row. So we continue to grow and Long Island has been
thrived during the ‘80s. All are now gone.                     very supportive.
Tell us about the concept of the Long Island Comedy            Any parting words?
Festival and how it came about.                                     What?! The interview is over already? I always like to
                                                               remind people that laughter is good for them. There are
    The idea of bringing a Comedy Festival to Long Island
                                                               proven health benefits to laughter. So come on out to one of
came about more out of necessity than anything else.
                                                               our comedy showcases and enjoy an evening of laughter
Comedy Festivals have been presented across the country
                                                               and fun… you’ll feel better. Mind you, your problems will
for years. All the major cities have one: New York City, Los
                                                               all still be there tomorrow… but for about 90 minutes you
Angeles, Boston. The question was, “Why not Long Island?”
                                                               can relax and forget them for a while.
And so back in 2005 work began on the launch of the 1st
Annual Long Island Comedy Festival the following               Paul Anthony is the official host and producer of the annual Long Island
summer. The concept was very simple and remains the            Comedy Festival. He resides in Massapequa with his wife Kathy where they
                                                               enjoy reading Generations Magazine whenever it is published. The Long
mission of the Comedy Festival - to promote the art of live    Island Comedy Festival runs July 1st thru August 27th across Long Island.
stand-up comedy.                                               The official website is:
You always seem to stress the words live stand-up comedy.

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             One mother’s art lives on
               through her daughter
                                F rom the 1940s to the 1960s, Hilda
                                  Glasgow was one of the top fashion
                                illustrators in the industry. As a
                                   woman ahead of her time, born in
                                     1913, graduating from Pratt
                                      Institute in NYC in 1933, she
                                       illustrated the latest mid-20th
                                       century fashions for magazines
                                       such as Vogue and a variety of
                                       high end department stores,
                                       including Saks Fifth Avenue.

26 | Spring ‘11 | generations
    As a young girl, Liz Glasgow loved art and crafts, much
to the delight of her mother Hilda. “We had a workroom
with a metal closet that housed all the drawings, papers,
art supplies and cameras,” says Liz. “Whenever I needed
something art related, Mom would tell me it was in the
white cabinet.”
    Now, 50 years later, the white cabinet from her
childhood has again become a central part of her life.
Today, the white cabinet resides in Liz’s East
End home and houses 80 drawings spanning
Hilda’s career. “I’ve had her drawings hidden
away and am now offering them to the world,”
says Liz. Just last year, she launched a virtual
White Cabinet where customers can order
custom printed Gicleé reproductions that

mimic the look and feel of the original pen and                             ilda’s parents, were
ink drawings. “These drawings have lived in                                 Russian immigrants
that cabinet for 60 years or so,” says Liz. “I                              who settled in
found it only fitting for them to reside there
virtually online as well.” A line of custom                       Brooklyn. Her father was a
wallpaper is also being launched this spring by                   jeweler; her mother owned
Flavor Paper.                                                     dressmaking shops, and they
    Hilda Glasgow lived a long and healthy life,                  encouraged their four daughters
passing away at age 91 in 2004. Through her
daughter’s resurrection of the drawings, Hilda’s                  to learn a profession. Hilda went
art continues to live on.                                         to Pratt, graduating in 1933,
                                                                  right in the middle of the Great
                                                                  Depression. She had trouble
                                                                  getting work at first and
                                                                  suggested to her mother that
                                                                  she get a job as a cashier in
                                                                  Woolworth's. Her mother would
                                                                  hear nothing of this. She must
                                                                  not give up. Shortly thereafter,
                                                                  she got freelance work from
                                                                  Vogue. They paid $10 a figure, a
                                                                  lot of money in those days and
                                                                  so her career had started.

                                                              View Hilda’s work at

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Dora’s Hope                        Choice Centered Medicaid
Did you know that millions of seniors and disabled citizens are being forced into nursing home
institutions to receive care? And, did you know that many are middle class seniors or young disabled
adults who depleted their savings on medical care and because they have to rely on Medicaid are stuck
in nursing homes begging to come home?

                                                          From Inspiration to Implementation: The Dora &
C    hoice Centered Medicaid is a grassroots movement
     created by Joseph Stango, an advocate for Medicaid
reform. CCM strives to make Americans aware of the
                                                          Joe Stango Story
                                                               In 1999, Joe Stango built a home in Connecticut to
plight of millions of middle class seniors and disabled
                                                          accommodate his wife, two children, his mother Dora,
adults who are being forced into nursing homes in order
                                                          and his wife’s mother, Alba. The plan was for Stango’s
to receive long-term health care.
                                                          family to enjoy the time their mothers had left, all living
                                                          together as a family in the Southbury house… the
                                                          women growing old surrounded by family.
                                                               Instead, Stango’s mother Dora spent the last four
                                                          years of her life in a nursing home, and was only brought
                                                          home after a long battle with Medicaid. She died six
                                                          days later.
                                                               Stango decided to go to the legislature to try to
                                                          change Medicaid law. In 2006, to bring his mother
                                                          home, he advocated for the Connecticut legislature to
                                                          pass a Medicaid portability program called Money
                                                          Follows the Person (MFP). At the time, the program
                                                          would allow people currently residing in nursing homes
                                                          for at least six months the opportunity to return home
                                                          and be cared for in the community, while continuing to
                                                          receive Medicaid services. MFP was passed with one
                                                          hundred percent support among both democratic and
                                                          republican lawmakers.
                                                               Joseph Stango continues his advocacy nationwide
                                                          towards equal treatment of institutional and home care,
                                                          so that Medicaid-eligible consumers are given the
                                                          choice between the two.
                                                               “The MFP formula will transform and reform
                                                          Medicaid, ending forced institutionalization, and
                                                          enabling all patients and their families, regardless of age
                                                          or extent of disability, to have a choice about where they
                                                          live out their lives,” says Stango.
                                                               For those interested in becoming involved
                                                          in making choice-centered Medicaid a reality, go to
                                       Joseph Stango
   28 | Spring ‘11 | generations                                                                    continued on pg. 32
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Tips on
Falls                                  by Nancy Helenek, R.N.
                        Administrative Director of Care Continuum
                             South Nassau Communities Hospital

E  very 18 seconds, someone 65 or older ends up in a
   hospital emergency room due to a fall, according to
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Falls,
about 50 percent of which occur in the home, remain
one of the leading causes of fatal and nonfatal injury
                                                                        contribute to falls by reducing mental alertness,
among older Americans. Quite often they can lead to
                                                                        worsening balance and gait or causing a drop in
problems with daily activities like dressing, bathing and
                                                                        blood pressure.
walking – or can require nursing home placement.
However, the good news is that with some planning and                   Have your vision checked annually as age-related
care, they are preventable.                                             diseases (such as cataracts or glaucoma) can
                                                                        increase your chances of falling, and be sure to wear
The following are tips for making a home safer                          glasses with an updated prescription.
so as to help prevent falls:
                                                                        Begin an exercise program. Failure to exercise
    Remove loose “throw” rugs and lengthy extension                     regularly results in poor muscle tone, decreased
    cords from the floor                                                strength and loss of bone mass and flexibility. If
                                                                        your health permits, take up swimming, walking or
    Install grab bars next to the toilet and in the shower              Tai Chi, which improve balance and coordination.
    or bathtub                                                          However, be sure to check with your doctor before
    Use non-slip mats in the bathtub or on shower                       beginning any exercise program.
    floors                                                              Maintain a healthy diet with calcium-rich foods
    Improve the lighting in your home                                   (such as milk, cheese, yogurt, salmon, sardines,
                                                                        turnip greens, kale) unless you have been told to
    Avoid going barefoot or wearing slippers                            limit your calcium intake due to other health
    Keep items used often in cabinets that are easily                   reasons. As you age, your body does not always
    accessible                                                          absorb enough calcium, which is required to
                                                                        produce bone and bone tissue. This can result in
    Keep stairs and floors free of loose papers, books,                 fragile, brittle bones that are prone to fractures.
    shoes and clothing that could be a tripping hazard              South Nassau Communities
Along with making these physical changes to                         Hospital (Oceanside, NY)
                                                                    offers a Fall Prevention/
your home, it’s also important to take the
                                                                    Assessment Program that is
following steps related to your physical health:                    licensed by the New York State Department of Health,
                                                                    accredited by The Joint Commission and certified to
    Have your health care provider review your                      participate in Medicare and Medicaid. For additional
    medications, since certain combinations can                     information, call 516 377-5000.
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Dora’s Hope    Choice Centered Medicaid                          Choice Centered Medicaid ...
continued from pg. 28
                                                                 “it’s the right thing to do”
An Urgent Appeal from Choice Centered
Medicaid (CCM) Founder Joe Stango
     In all states, nursing home care is a Medicaid
entitlement, but home care is not in spite of the fact that
it’s less expensive, and it’s what most people want.
“Middle class America is unaware that their freedom is
threatened because to receive Medicaid services means
they can be forced into institutions in order to receive
benefits,” says Stango. “It doesn’t matter whether they’re
twenty years old or ninety; Medicaid benefits do not
‘follow the person’ and, as a result, do not allow
individuals to choose where they live out their lives.”
     As a result, every year thousands of middle class
Americans in need of long-term care face the agony of
forced institutionalization. And it’s not only seniors who
are affected; young adults who’ve suffered strokes or car
accidents, or who have had other health challenges can
end up in a nursing home for life.
     “The decision whether to enter an institution or be
cared for at home belongs to all Americans and their
families, not the government,” says Stango.
What Is the Purpose of CCM?
    Our mission is about complete choice for the
individual. CCM is about giving families the freedom to
choose where its members live out their lives; it’s about
equal treatment of institutional care and home care,
allowing consumers to choose where Medicaid services
are received.
Care Cost Myth
    Myth: Nursing home care is cheaper than home                                                  Tony Orlando -
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                                                              Keeping Families Together
Basic Civil Rights
                                                                  Support for CCM is support for the value of home
     Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated     care, which in turn fosters strong communities by
his life to fighting for justice, equality, and freedom for   allowing families to maintain life-affirming ties with each
all Americans. CCM is a move toward the                       other and with their communities. CCM is about building
implementation of the basic civil rights all Americans        communities that make sense because they include,
deserve – a Medicaid system that enables seniors and          respect, and value all of its members.
the disabled the right to choose between receiving care
at home over institutionalized care.
   32 | Spring ‘11 | generations
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                                                                  Fresh Pomodoro Pasta,
                                                                  White Beans & Olives
                                                                  Serves 4
                                                                  Capture the flavor of vine-ripe tomatoes with this
                                                                  elegant yet ultra-quick fresh tomato sauce. Although it's
                                                                  an uncooked sauce, the beans are heated briefly in the
                                                                  olive oil and garlic just to flavor them.

the heart of a great meal
                                                                  8 oz. whole-wheat pasta shells, tubetti, ziti or rigatoni
                                                                  2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
                                                                  1 15-oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed
                                                                  1 large clove garlic , minced
                                                                  1 lb. ripe tomatoes, diced (about 3 cups)
                                                                  1/4 cup oil-cured black olives, pitted (see Tip) and

S  ome of my favorite meals include pasta. I serve it at least
   twice a week at home or as a first course when hosting
a dinner.
                                                                  1/2 cup sliced fresh basil
                                                                  1/4 tsp. kosher salt
                                                                  Freshly ground pepper to taste
    A fast weeknight meal or a tasty first course, pasta is the   1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
perfect choice, it's healthy and quick to prepare, available in   Directions
a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and goes with everything.     1. Put a large pot of water on to boil. Cook pasta, stirring
Serve it mixed with meats, poultry, fish, vegetables, cheeses        occasionally, until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according
                                                                     to package directions. Drain.
and a multitude of sauces; the possibilities are endless.
                                                                  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add
When prepared with protein and vegetables, you have a                beans and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until the beans
complete meal; just add a tossed salad and dinner is done!           are just heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the
Here are three recipes for you to enjoy:                             heat. Add tomatoes, olives, basil, salt and pepper. Stir gently
                                                                     to combine. To serve, divide the pasta among 4 plates and
                                                                     top with sauce and cheese. Makes 4 servings.

 Pasta With Broccoli Rabe                                         Tip: Press down on olives with the side of a heavy knife to split
 and Sausage                                                         them open and make removing the pits easier.

 Serves 6
 1 lb. orecchiette                                                Bow Tie Shrimp
 1 Tbs. olive oil
 1 lb. sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
                                                                  8 oz. bow tie pasta
 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
                                                                  8 oz. tomato sauce
 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
                                                                  2 oz. cream
 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper
                                                                  8 oz. peas
 1 bunch broccoli rabe
                                                                  4 Tbs. olive oil
 4 Tbs. butter, cut into pieces
                                                                  1 tsp. salt
 1 cup grated Parmesan (4 ounces)
                                                                  3 cloves garlic, chopped
 Kosher salt and black pepper
                                                                  12 oz. shrimp
 Directions                                                       Grated cheese to taste
 1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain
    and return it to the pot.
 2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium       Boil water for pasta; add 1/8 teaspoon olive oil and salt to
    heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it up with a         water. Add pasta when boiling & cook, stirring occasionally,
    spoon, until it 's no longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes.            until tender. Drain. In a pan heat olive oil and garlic; add
 3. Stir in the garlic and cook 1 minute.                         shrimp and saute til pink & cooked through. In another pan,
 4. Add the broth and red pepper and bring to a boil. Add the     heat tomato sauce and add cream. Heat peas in microwave
    broccoli rabe and simmer, covered, until tender, 3 to 4       for a minute. Toss shrimp, sauce and pasta together, and top
    minutes.                                                      with grated cheese.
 5. Stir in the butter and Parmesan and cook, uncovered, until
    the sauce thickens slightly, 1 to 2 minutes.
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                               40 Egyptian sacred            James
1 Frozen treats
                                  beetle                  4 Himalayan
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9 Bargain time
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                               46 Fills to the gills      6 Raggedy ___
                               47 Mother of               7 Bunny's tail
                                  Dionysus                8 Celestial radio
14 At the right time
                               48 Dash in the                source
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                                  kitchen?                9 Orchestra
17 Third last
                               50 Diners                     section
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19 Abounding
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20 Less remote
                               56 Behaves                    apartments
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                               57 Flambé dish             12 Regards
23 Nuisance
                               59 First president of      15 Display stands
25 Operatives
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26 News-show
                               60 Oberon or               22 Actress
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29 Napoleonic
                               61 Cudgel                  24 Eliot Ness, e.g.
   victory site                                                                 34 Central African     43 Ireland's patron           51 Desiccated
                               62 Lad's love              26 Séance sounds
31 Allies'                                                                         river                  saint                      53 Bamako is its
                               63 Peruse                  27 Corporate
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                  St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center’s
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                      Outpatient Diagnostic Pavilion
Anne Green, MD, June Lee, M.D., and Diana Yoon-Schwartz,                  procedures available, the pavilion offers the new DIEP surgical flap
MD, PhD, are a dynamic trio providing advanced breast care at             breast reconstruction procedure.
St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center’s new Women’s Health and                 DIEP stands for deep inferior epigastric perforator, which is the
Outpatient Diagnostic Pavilion.                                           name of the main blood vessel that runs through the tissue, used to
     Women have special needs when it comes to health care, and           reconstruct the breast. In DIEP flap reconstruction, only skin, fat
from the time of diagnosis through treatment, patients can be             and blood vessels are removed from the lower belly (the abdomen
overwhelmed. St. Catherine is dedicated to offering advanced              between the waist and hips). No muscle is removed, which decreases
                             comprehensive and compassionate health       post-surgical pain and expedites recovery.
                                care services in a private setting.            The first stage is performed by oncoplastic breast surgeon Dr.
                                      From the moment women drive         June Lee, who performs a skin-sparing mastectomy: a breast-
                                to     the     hospital’s    convenient   conserving, soft-tissue surgery. This advanced technique is used to
                                Smithtown setting and park in its free,   treat breast cancer with less scarring than a traditional mastectomy
                                dedicated lot, they experience the        and involves removing cancerous tissue through a small incision.
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                                biopsy techniques, Anne Green, MD,        procedures, the DIEP flap uses tissues harvested from the patient’s
                                Director of Breast Imaging,               abdomen. The abdominal skin, fat and deep inferior epigastric vessels
                              supervises the first part of breast care:   that supply necessary blood are removed and replanted to achieve
diagnosis. In fact, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center was recently    the look of a natural breast. The abdominal wall tissue is
the first hospital on Long Island to earn the American College of         characteristically similar to breast tissue, enhancing the aesthetic
Radiology’s gold standard of quality certification in MRI of the          outcome.
breast. Dr. Green commented, “Diagnostic excellence is key, because            “When a patient hears the diagnosis of breast cancer, it can be
early detection of breast cancer leads to early treatment                                devastating, but our job is to counsel them and let each
and improved survival.”                                                                        patient know that they have options, that they
     Through Dr. June Lee, and Dr. Diana                                                       have hope, like the DIEP procedure,” said
Yoon-Schwartz, the pavilion also              offers                                           Dr.Yoon- Schwartz. “The DIEP procedure offers
advanced surgical techniques, including the                                                    breast cancer patients an immediate option for
advanced DIEP breast reconstruction procedure.                                                 reconstruction, which can greatly improve their
When mastectomy is part of a patient’s treatment                                               quality of life later.”
plan, women may consider immediate breast                                                           St. Catherine’s surgeons are committed to
reconstruction. Because losing a breast is an                                                  tailored care for each patient. “Other hospitals
emotionally and physically traumatic experience,                                               treat patients as if they are a revolving door,
St. Catherine’s plastic-micro surgeons are performing                          while we are dedicated to “boutique-style” treatment,”
microsurgical techniques that rebuild a lost breast at the time of a      commented Dr. Lee. “We are with them through every step of the
mastectomy. Although there are many breast reconstruction                 process.”

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