(New Rochelle, NY) -- For the eighth consecutive year, Sound Shore Medical Center (SSMC) will be present at Mayfair – this year as the exclusive sponsor. SSMC’s staff will provide life-saving healthcare information and screenings for this annual event, scheduled for Saturday, May 5 from Noon – 6:00 PM (Rain Date: Sunday, May 6 from Noon to 6:00 PM). This season, Playland will have free Spectator Admissions available for Westchester residents. This means residents of the County with valid identification, who do not wish to participate in rides, can enter the park free of charge.Read more
(White Plains, NY) -- Westchester County graduate students pursuing careers in social work or public health are invited to apply for scholarship assistance through the Ruth Taylor Award Fund.
The fund was established in tribute to Ruth Taylor upon her retirement as the county’s Commissioner of Public Welfare and in recognition of her nearly four decades of outstanding service. She served from 1933-1949 as commissioner.
The annual awards are sponsored by United Way of Westchester and Putnam, Westchester County government and the Urban League of Westchester County.
Applicants must be residents of Westchester County and enrolled in graduate studies in Social Work or Public Health on a full-time basis. For the 2012-2013 academic year, awards will range between $1,000 and $5,000 for tuition or maintenance, or both.
The application deadline is July 6, 2012.Read more
Almarc Drugs, a fixture in downtown New Rochelle, NY since 1979 is closing its doors for good on April 19th after 33 years. The company's flagship location is at 507 Main Street in New Rochelle. Almarc has a second location at 2127 Palmer Avenue in Larchmont, NY.
Employees speaking on condition of anonymity told Talk of the Sound they were informed yesterday that the company had been acquired by CVS and will be closed in two weeks. The price tag for the sale of the two stores including the buildings is said to be around $24 million. A manager at the Almarc Drugs store in New Rochelle declined to comment.Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- Nature experiences are essential for healthy child development, according to Richard Louv in his book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder. This idea has sparked a nationwide discussion among parents, educators, and healthcare professionals and inspired such legislative initiatives as “No Child Left Inside.”
Louv, a journalist and bestselling author, will speak on the vital importance of reconnecting with nature at The College of New Rochelle on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 7p.m. in Romita Auditorium.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the Environmental Studies and Education Programs of the School of Arts & Sciences. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For further information contact Faith Kostel-Hughes at [email protected]. Click here to RSVP for this event. For directions to the College, visit www.cnr.edu.Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- Sound Shore Medical Center (SSMC) is pleased to announce its new partnership with the American Cancer Society (American Cancer Society) and TransCare to offer another ACS program – Road to Recovery. The Program provides free transportation to treatments for cancer patients.Read more
Tomorrow is World Tuberculosis Day, which marks the day in 1882 when microbiologist Robert Koch announced he had discovered the bacteria that causes tuberculosis. More than two billion people – one third of the world’s population – are infected with tuberculosis.
In Westchester, the county health department closely monitors tuberculosis. In 2011, 38 Westchester residents had tuberculosis, on par with the 37 cases in 2010. Although the number was relatively stable, the county’s most recent cases have been much more complex, either due to drug resistance or because of the settings where the cases occurred and the numbers of people exposed.
“A simple skin test can determine whether you have been exposed to TB,” said Dr. Sherlita Amler, Commissioner of Health. “I encourage everyone to talk to their doctor about this test, to see if they would benefit from having one. With treatment, a person’s chances of a full recovery are quite good.”Read more
Free sessions of easy yoga to help reduce stress and relieve tension continue to be offered during Monday and Wednesday lunch hours at the New Rochelle Public Library, through June 2012. Monday sessions are held for 30 minutes, from 12:15 - 12:45 pm, and Wednesday sessions are 45 minutes in length, from 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm.
Participants do not need to change out of work clothes, and mats will not be needed for these sessions of breathing and meditation techniques as well as the guided relaxation. The drop-in sessions do not require advanced registration.Read more
New Rochelle, NY – March 8, 2012 – Sound Shore Medical Center (SSMC) is pleased to announce that its Cancer Program has received continued accreditation, with commendation, by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (CoC). This accreditation has been maintained since 2005 and certifies the high quality of SSMC’s comprehensive multidisciplinary oncology care. It also affirms an ongoing dedication to providing the best in today’s cancer treatment.Read more