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Estate Planning, Elder Law and Medicaid Planning by Tom O’Connell

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Planning for a disability and death is something that no one looks forward to but it also is something that everyone agrees results in feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction because you know that you have delivered a lasting expression of love to those you have provided for and leave behind.

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Learning and Growing With Horses

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“Hudson Valley Horse- Play in Kerhonkson is the area’s only equine assisted learning and psychotherapy center providing on-the-ground interactions with horses,” shares founder Cori Nichols. They work with school-aged children, teens, adults and families and blended families as well as groups, clubs, teams and organizations. Absolutely no horse experience is required. There is no riding.

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Detoxifying Your Body for Better Health by Matthew Gines

Everyone should take charge of their own health and wellness maintenance. After all, who would take better care of you, than you? Everybody should have access to live a healthy, vibrant and meaningful life. However, in our modern society, that has become a significant challenge for many individuals. With all of the toxins and the stresses, we are all exposed to on a daily basis it is no wonder we are dealing with so many epidemics. Fortunately, people often can achieve balance by tapping into their body’s own healing capabilities. By utilizing holistic health modalities like Emotional Freedom Techniques and Raindrop Techniques with essential oils and pulsated electromagnetic frequency devices individuals can achieve mental, physical, spiritual and biochemical balance to allow for self-healing. Also, by learning about the impact of nutrition, people can understand how to use food as medicine and achieve a higher level of wellness through healthy lifestyle practices. If you take the bad out and put the good in, the body absolutely can heal itself, providing relief from toxins, stress and pain that create roadblocks for healing.

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Pediatric Dentist Helps Children Feel at Ease

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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children have their first dental visit by their first birthday. “At Hudson Valley Pediatric Dentistry we teach you and your child the proper way to take care of their teeth in a warm and nurturing environment,” shares Dr. Geri-Lynn Waldman. She and her staff love working with children and are specially trained to put each child at ease. From the moment you walk into the waiting room you’ll find an atmosphere dedicated to children of all ages, with hand-painted murals, Netflix, an X-box, a play house, photo booth and life-size fun characters.

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Tapping with Teens A Self-Care Practice Everyone in the Family Can Use by Jill Greenbaum, Ed.D.

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Imagine the life of a teen: busy, exhausting, exciting, and filled with moments of uncertainty, emotional highs and lows, and relationships that are intense, tense, and mercurial. The life of a teen is often like being on a roller coaster. While the highs can be extremely fun and rewarding, the low points and the ever-constant changes taking place, definitely take their toll.

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New Healing Center Opens in Valley Cottage

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The Wholeness Center in Valley Cottage is now open. According to co-founder Ariana Breganti, the center is a place to receive support, feel inspired and restore a sense of balance for both clients and practitioners alike. “Our mind, body, spirit approach is heart-centered. We help to guide, while holding loving space which allows everyone to open and connect to their wholeness,” she says.

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Moments of Life for Patient and Family Made Possible by Hospice by Janice Valentino

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In the living room, a grandmother laughs and enjoys her time with her grandchildren. Later, she joins the rest of her family to enjoy a meal together. Moments like these may seem ordinary to most, but would it surprise you to know that this grandmother, Lorraine from Orange County, NY is dying and on hospice care?

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Scatter Rug Craft Workshop in Gardiner

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Located in the hamlet of Gardiner, Sunflower Art Studios will be offering a 3-class scatter rug craft workshop on February 11, 18 and 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. Instructor Gwynne Rose will lead the sessions. She comments, “I remember my mother using strips of sturdy old clothing to make colorful throw rugs to ‘scatter’ about on the floor for cushioning, drafts or foot wiping. One placed by the sink, one by the door for shoes, one outside the door for wiping shoes and one strategically placed to cover a hole in the carpet. Come and recreate a bit of history with us and make your own scatter rug.”

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Cocktail Reception and Auction to Benefit Young Man Living with Paralysis


On Saturday, February 25, come together for a good cause at the 1st annual cocktail reception at Nyack Seaport to benefit the New York Spinal Cord Injury Fund in honor of Tommy McGuire, a 23-year-old living with paralysis following a recent injury. From 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., enjoy food, drinks and fun at the historic Nyack waterfront.

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Early Job Satisfaction Supports Long- Term Health

Researchers from Ohio State University, in Columbus, started with data from 6,432 participants in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, conducted in 1979, to study the impact that early job satisfaction has upon health as we age. The new study examined reports of job satisfaction on a scale of one (dislike very much) to four (like very much) for participants between the ages of 25 and 39. Then they compared the responses to mental and physical health reports measured after the participants turned 40.

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