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Astorino Seeks Nominations for 32nd Annual Senior Hall of Fame

Westchester County Senior Hall of FameDo you know a senior who has made a positive difference in Westchester County through his or her professional life, volunteer work or both? If so, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino invites you to nominate this person for the Westchester Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, now in its 32nd year.

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Healthy Life Series Continues in September at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center

Phelps Memorial HospitalPhelps Memorial Hospital Center’s Healthy Life series continues to offer the community a wide range of programs on health-related subjects, as well as numerous health screenings and support groups. All events take place on the Phelps campus, 701 North Broadway in Sleepy Hollow, unless otherwise noted. The Phelps Healthy Life calendar for September 2014 is as follows:

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September 2014 Horticulture Prorams at Lasdon Park and Arboretum

Lasdon Park and ArboretumLasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial is a magnificent 234 acre property consisting of woodlands, open grass meadows and formal gardens with flower and shrub specimens from all over the world. The park is home to several inspirational memorials and a museum honoring Westchester veterans.

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Vendors Sought For Saxon Woods Garage Sale

Garage Sale at Saxon WoodsWith “indoor season” rapidly approaching, it’s time to free up some valuable space around your house by cleaning out those closets, basements and attics and head over to the Saxon Woods Garage Sale, Saturday, September 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains. Rain date is Sunday, September 21. Sponsored by Westchester County Parks, this sale is for individuals and families who want to sell their unwanted items, such as clothing, household items, furniture, toys, books and sporting goods.

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New York City Transit Museum The New York Transit Museum’s newest exhibition, Traveling in the World of Tomorrow: The Future of Transportation at New York’s World’s Fairs, celebrates the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the 1939 and 1964 Fairs. Read more..

snow leopard cubs Two rare snow leopard cubs (Panthera uncia) have made their public debut at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.  WCS’s Bronx Zoo is a world leader in snow leopard husbandry and participates in the Species Survival Plan, a cooperative breeding... Read more..

mosquito Westchester County has learned of its first human case of West Nile Virus this year, which was confirmed today in a 71-year-old Larchmont resident who is hospitalized. The Westchester County Department of Health searched for signs of mosquito breeding... Read more..

Catch a bat for testing Bats are back, making their way into Westchester homes this month, and the Westchester County Health Department wants residents to know what to do if these unwelcome visitors drop in. “We’d like everyone to catch the bat,” said Health Commissioner... Read more..

Westchester County Seal Westchester County has sent a letter to the monitor overseeing Westchester’s affordable housing settlement with the federal government to correct inaccuracies and misimpressions in his most recent assessment of the county’s progress. In addition to... Read more..

Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society Two giant Aldabra tortoises (Geochelone gigantean) are now grazing outside Zoo Center at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.  Both tortoises are males; one weighs approximately 400 pounds and the other tips the scales at around 600 pounds. ... Read more..

Autumn Frolic at Irvington High School "AUTUMN FROLIC" will take place on Saturday, September 13th at 7:30 pm at the Irvington High School Auditorium. This special concert will offer a high quality string quartet (two of the members play with the NY Philharmonic) and also a vocal quartet of... Read more..

turkmenian markhors Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo has added a herd of endangered Turkmenian flare-horned markhor (Capra falconeri hepterni) to the expansive habitats along the Wild Asia Monorail.  The markhor is a unique species of goat found in the mountains... Read more..

Westchester County Department of Public Works fixes potholes in Rye Brook this spring. Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced today that $5 million in capital funds is now available to make repairs to 40 damaged county roads.  First announced on May 1 during his annual State of the County Address, Astorino’s “Road... Read more..

MTA logo budget The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today released its Proposed 2015 Budget and Four-Year Financial Plan, which includes budget projections through 2018. The plan assumes an average $260 million annual increase to labor costs as a result of... Read more..

mosquito west nile westchester county The Westchester County Department of Health has learned for the first time this year that a mosquito batch in has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The mosquito batch had been collected by County Health Department staff in New Rochelle and sent to... Read more..

Westchester County Seal Revenue figures released today by Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni indicate that county mortgage tax receipts in the first half of 2014 are the lowest seen since 2009.  The mortgage tax, considered a major county revenue source, has languished... Read more..

Louder then Words premieres in Westchester Louder Than Words, an inspiring independent film based on the vision and evolution of Westchester County’s Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, located in Valhalla, will debut at the AMC Loews movie theater in Port Chester on Friday, August 1 as part... Read more..

Mta-Metro North The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced a series of new and enhanced safety initiatives to better ensure the safety of its customers and employees. The safety investments are based on new mandates; recommendations by governmental... Read more..

Lippolis Electric Screenings Under the Stars Kensico Dam Epic (2013, PG-13) concludes this summer’s “Lippolis Electric Screenings under the Stars” free outdoor movies series on Friday, August 15, at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. Gates open at 5 p.m. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. The movie begins... Read more..

Marvel Superheroes at Rye Playland Kids of all ages can have fun meeting iconic characters from comics and screen during Superhero Day on Sunday, August 10, at Playland Park in Rye. Marvel’s Avengers and Spider-Man are sure to save the day with two action-packed shows at 4 p.m. and 7... Read more..

Getaway Deals from Metro North Summer is in full swing and Metro-North Railroad is your way to the fun and cultural offerings throughout the region. The Railroad is offering savings on three daily getaways and hassle-free ways to get you to all of them. With packages available for... Read more..

National Park Service Logo A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 10,986,813 visitors to national parks in New York spent $374.6 million and supported 4,042 jobs in the state in 2013. “The national parks of New York attract visitors from across the country and around... Read more..

Be Fit One Day at a Time at Kensico Dam Due to the success of a pilot program, “Be Fit, One Day at a Time,” will resume Wednesday, August 6, at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. “Be Fit, One Day at a Time” is an outdoor body-weight fitness boot camp geared toward adults of all athletic... Read more..

Tim Wages of Phelps Memorial Hospital Tim Wages of Maywood, New Jersey, has joined Phelps Memorial Hospital Center as Senior Director of Ancillary Services with responsibility for cardiovascular and pulmonary services, respiratory care services, hyperbaric medicine, the Sleep Center and the... Read more..

Warner Library Local families have long known just how wonderful the Warner Library Children’s Room is, and now the rest of Westchester County knows as well. The July issue of Westchester Family magazine has named the Warner Library Children’s Room the 2014 Family... Read more..

Commuter Action Group Talking Transportation It has been seven months since a drowsy engineer drove a speeding Metro-North train off the tracks at Spuyten Duyvil, killing four and injuring 59.  Months earlier a derailment and collision near Bridgeport sent 70 to the hospital.
Ever since, the... Read more..

Everyone ages at a different pace. Genetics play a huge role, of course, but so does attitude. The person with the upbeat, “can-do” attitude who has approached all aspects of their life with this outlook will obviously handle aging in the same manner.... Read more..

Working in the area of senior living and healthcare, my thoughts often turn to my own aging and how I will manage when I am less independent. Of course, there are no crystal balls to let us know exactly what is coming down the pike for each of us, or... Read more..

God knows it’s hard to eat right. It’s not that we don’t know how to or want to, it’s just sooo difficult. We grasp the importance of taking care of our bodies now so will be stronger and healthier as we begin to get older. Working in aging services,... Read more..

My brother and I were my parent’s world. The special bond we all had was rooted in my parent’s  departure from Ireland in the 1950’s, where they had both come from large families - my mother was the oldest of ten and my father was one of eight. Their... Read more..

Okay. Not to sound like too much of a whiner, but I am so done with this winter and we are only 17 days in!  It doesn’t help that my birthday happens to fall on the Winter Solstice, a rip-off all around – not only is it the shortest day of the year,... Read more..

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About Aging
Cathy is Director of Communications at Bethel Homes.
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