New Rochelle, NY (April 2011) Iona College’s accredited Marriage and Family Therapy Department (MFT) will present a two-day workshop, “Professional Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy,” May 5 and 6 at the college’s Faculty Reception Room, Spellman Hall, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY.
Presented by Jeffrey B. White, PhD (candidate), a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist, the workshop training covers three decades of research on what makes marriages succeed or fail and teaches a therapy that helps relationships to thrive.
Participants will be trained in couple dynamics, marital assessment, couple exercises and therapeutic interventions. All workshop materials may be used in private practice settings.
The workshop is designed for mental health providers, allied professionals and clergy, family clinic staff, professors/teachers of couples therapy, researchers in social sciences, graduate students and interns (discount for registration fees available with proof of status).Read more
Third annual event brings together students, parents for night of learning
On Monday April 11th, New Rochelle High School will host the third annual Family University at New Rochelle High School from 6-9:30 pm
Family University is a captivating evening that promotes awareness of the challenges facing high school and middle school students and their families. The event is co- sponsored by New Rochelle FOCUS, Safe Schools/Healthy Students, the New Rochelle High School PTSA and the PTAs of Albert Leonard and Isaac E. Young middle schools.
During Family University, parents and students attend separate workshops on specific issues of interest. Topics include “Less Arguing and More Communication” and “Strategies for Social and Emotional Success” for parents and “Wacky Stress” “Police Encounters” and “Living Online” for students.Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- The Lazarus Gallery of United Hebrew of New Rochelle, a campus of residences and services for older adults, will present a new exhibit of contemporary hooked rugs from the Hudson River Rug Hookers group. Rug hooking is considered both an art and a craft and The Hudson River Rug Hookers have embraced the art of rug hooking using new methods and new materials. United Hebrew opened its gallery in the new nursing home and rehabilitation pavilion in 2009. The gallery is an inspirational space that was created to enhance the lives of residents, family members and visitors.
The exhibit entitled “Hooked on Art” will run from March 4 to May 11, 2011. An artists’ reception will take place on Sunday, March 6th at 2:00 pm in the Lazarus Gallery at United Hebrew, 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, New York and will feature a rug hooking demonstration. The exhibition will be curated by Jodi Moise, president of JMC Art Partners of New Rochelle.Read more
I thought it is best to give you an update with regard to Jason Pryce '02 and our opportunity to help him obtain treatment in Houston, Texas. Late Friday evening we were told that Jason's insurance company would cover the experimental treatment for carcinoid syndrome. Mrs. Pryce also told us that they needed to be in Texas as soon as possible. We booked the necessary flights, arranged for hotel rooms and a rental car within the hour.Read more
The Red Cross in Westchester County has been at the forefront of helping communities prevent, prepare for and respond to large and small emergencies. The February Red Cross Babysitting Training Workshop is designed to keep children and their babysitters safe.
Participants will learn how to create their own babysitting business through maintaining safe environments and knowing how to respond to emergencies. Participants receive certification in American Red Cross Babysitting and Infant and Child CPR. To register, visit www.westchestercounty.redcross.org.
American Red Cross in Westchester County
106 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
February 21 - 24 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Participants should bring a bagged lunch daily.Read more
When Mila Levine began writing music, she never expected that it would be useful in her career. But as Director of Recreation at United Hebrew of New Rochelle, she has found her musical background to be a tremendous help in bringing the creative process to the residents. Songwriting is now on the recreation calendar on a regular basis at United Hebrew, where the residents of the new nursing home and rehabilitation pavilion use their creative juices to write new songs.
“I just love to assist our residents in expanding their minds and creating new songs. We start with a brainstorming session where new concepts for songs can flow.” remarks Ms. Levine, “Our residents’ ideas and inspirational thoughts continue to amaze me.”Read more
White Plains, February 1, 2011 — The American Red Cross is preparing to respond to the destructive winter storm that is bearing down on the country from just east of the Rocky Mountains to the coast of New England. The storm could impact a third of the population of the United States, and it threatens to bring blizzard conditions and heavy ice and snow.
This latest winter blast could further impact the Red Cross blood supply which has already seen more than 18,000 expected blood donations go uncollected over the last several weeks due to bad winter weather. People are asked to make an appointment to give blood by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or visiting www.redcrossblood.org. Those who live in the path of the storm are asked to schedule a donation time when it is safe to travel. All blood types are needed, but there is a special need for donors with O-Negative, A-Negative and B-Negative blood.Read more
White Plains, NY (January 26, 2011) – Severe winter weather throughout much of the eastern half of the United States in recent weeks has caused the cancellation of more than 14,000 blood and platelet donations through the American Red Cross. The winter weather closed two critical Westchester County blood drives in January, bringing the blood supply down to about 150 units for the month which affects approximately 450 patients. The severity of the impact has stressed even the Red Cross’ robust national inventory management system, which can move blood products to where they’re needed most, such as when severe weather hits.
“We have not seen the January supply drop this dramatically in a decade and we need to reverse this now“, said Tom Kane, Blood Services Account Manager of the American Red Cross in Westchester County. “You don’t wait to refuel once you’ve run out of gas. Donating blood or platelets now helps ensure immediate and future patient needs will be met.”Read more