New City Rotary Club and Jawonio Inc. (Aired on March 3rd and 4th, 2018)

New City Rotary and Jawonio (Aired on March 3 & 4, 2018)
In this program, devoted to the close relationship between a Rotary Club and an important local resource, RadioRotary interviews New City Rotarians Madelon Burger, Robert Pitkofsky, and Jill Warner (executive director and CEO of Jawonio) along with Jerry Staller, director of educational and clinical services at Jawonio, which supplies lifespan services for persons with special needs primarily to Rockland County. Jawonio is a Native American word that means “independence,” representing the goal to help children and adults with special needs reach their full potential and helping them become as independent as possible. It is a unique residence and school resource that helps persons from as young as 2-months old to as old as 99 years. New City Rotary has been closely involved with Jawonio for over fifty years. As the facilities, started as a camp in 1947, have age, it has come time for new buildings, including new cabins for a summer program. New City Rotary is helping not only with funding this new construction, but also is working with Jawonio to create the Nature Path for outdoor activities. Listen to this pair of double interviews to learn more about this fascinating partnership.
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New City Rotary
Jawonio Nature Path
Special Education in the Schools

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Dr. Bobbie Davey On Pain Management (Aired On February 24 and February 25, 2018)

Pain Management with Physical Therapy (Aired on February 24 & 25, 2018) RadioRotary interviews Dr. Bobbie Davey
of MOST (Millbrook Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy), which not only has facilities in Millbrook, NY, but also
in nearby Rhinebeck and Hopewell.

Dr. Davey deals mainly with pain management from accidents, operations, and chronic conditions such as arthritis.  Pain is nature’s way of telling you that something is not right with your body. Pain is now recognized as partly psychological and partly physical, so relief of stress is an important part of treatment. Although opioids and other medicines can relieve pain, they are at best a short-term solution to a pain event, while physical therapy is a non-addictive long-term approach to relief. Strength and flexibility training will relieve many pains in joints or the back or even headaches caused by tense muscles. Improvements in balance through physical therapy help avoid falls that can be a source of pain. Although home or gym exercise can help, the specialized work of trained physical therapists is more effective in diagnosis and treatment.


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MOST Physical Therapy
Pain Management
Physical Therapy



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February 28, 2018 · Posted in Addiction Recovery, Health, Hudson Valley, Quality of Life ·  

Rotary International Convention From Atlanta Georgia (Aired on February 17 and February 18, 2018)

Atlanta 2017 Rotary Convention, part 11 (Aired on February 17 & 18, 2018)

Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O’Connell, and Kathy Kruger interview several of the Rotarians bringing their projects furthering the goals of the Rotary Foundation to the Convention. The two Rotary Action Groups (RAGs) are each devoted to worldwide fights against chronic illnesses that not only are rampant in the United States but also are on the increase around the world. Hepatitis C, unrecognized until a few decades ago, is spread only by blood transfers (such as from contaminated needles) and in symptom free—but ultimately kills. There is now an

effective cure, so the main emphasis of the RAG called “Hepatitis Zero” is in testing, which only requires a pin-prick blood sample. The other RAG is for knowledge, awareness, prevention, and treatment of diabetes. Diabetes Type II, caused largely by lifestyle, is a growing major health problem worldwide. Another interview on this program tells about skin banks, now mainly in India but needed elsewhere. The skin is the largest organ in the body; donation of the skin from a recently passed cadaver can be a vital assistance for the recovery of burn victims.
Learn more:
Hepatitis Zero
Rotary Action Group for Hepatitis Education
Rotary Action Group for Diabetes
Rotarian Action Groups
Skin Donation







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February 24, 2018 · Posted in Health, Hudson Valley, International Programs, Rotary International ·  

Sara O’Connell on The Millbrook Rotary (Aired on February 10 and February 11 2018)

The Rotary Club of Millbrook (Aired on February 10 & 11, 2018)

Regular RadioRotary Co-host Sarah O’Connell turns guest for a show devoted to her own Rotary Club and its activities. The Rotary Club of Millbrook has been doing good in the world for more than 45 years now. The main way it funds its projects is by providing a service to Millbrook and the surrounding region with a Business Directory. The Directory contains much useful community information, but its real strength comes from the paid advertising, advertising that in turn supports the community as 100% of the profit from the ads is returned to the community. While Millbrook Rotary also has various social events, from weekly lunches with interesting speakers to evening parties, these are paid for by the members—in part by “fines” or “good/bad news” announcement paid for with dollars (and more) deposited in a plastic pig at each meeting. The otary Foundation, supported primarily by donations by Rotarians, also contributes to specific projects, recently one providing school supplies for needy families in the Millbrook and Webatuck districts. In addition, financially supporting local nonprofits, Millbrook Rotary also encourages literacy annually with dictionaries for elementary-school students in Millbrook and vicinities and a graduation gift of a book of their own choosing for every local eighth-grader and promotes peace by participating in annual youth exchanges.
Learn more:
Rotary Club of Millbrook:
Millbrook’s: 2017-18 Business Directory
Rotary International Club Locator


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