The Animal Farm Foundation (Aired On October 13 & 14, 2018)

You may never have heard about canine discrimination, but you will learn a lot
from this fascinating interview with Stacey Coleman and Nicole Juchem of the
Animal Farm Foundation. The Foundation, which started in the 1980s as a refuse
farm for horses, it now is a nationwide advocate for pit bulls and a trainer and
supplier of service dogs. It specialized in training dogs for very specific tasks,
such as opening doors. Among its programs are training K9 dogs for police
departments, dogs that learn to detect drugs or hidden weapons. The
Foundation works with inmates at Rikers Island Correctional Facility, where
inmates socialize dogs and teach them basic canine manners. The dogs are
recruited from animal shelters. If the dog turns out to be resistant to training, the
Foundation finds a suitable family to adopt it.

Learn more:
Animal Farm Foundation, Inc.: https://animalfarmfoundation.org/
Animal Farm on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/animalfarmfoundation/
Pit Bull Discrimination: https://www.aspca.org/about-us/aspca-policy-and-position-statements/position-statement-pit-bulls
Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals: https://usaservicedogs.org/

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Sue Simon and Beth Jones from Third Eye Associates (Aired on April 7 and April 8th, 2018)

Eye for Financial Planning (Aired on April 7 and 8, 2018)

RadioRotary interviews Red Hook Rotarian Susan Simon and Beth Jones, both of Third Eye Associates, Ltd, a fee-only registered investment advisory firm that provides financial life planning, financial transition planning, and wealth management services, with offices in Red Hook, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Their model is based on an hour-long initial interview in which Third Eye Associates determines the life goals of the client, which can be followed with five to seven sessions leading to specific recommendations for financial and life planning. One of their specialties is transitional planning, which deals with helping clients through significant life changes such as divorce or the death or serious illness of a spouse. Often this includes putting the client into a “no decision zone,” recognizing which steps are time sensitive and which are not.

 

Learn more:
Third Eye Associates:
Third Eye Facebook:
Red Hook Rotary Club:

 

 

 

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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.

 

Learn more:
MOST Physical Therapy
Pain Management
Physical Therapy

 

 

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

Rtn, Ellen Haggarty on Hearing Loss (Aired on January 6 and January 7th 2018)

Ellen Haggerty, Rotary’s Hearing Hero (Aired on January 6 and 7, 2018)

Pleasant Valley Rotarian Ellen Haggerty returns to the RadioRotary microphone to tell about her latest efforts to improve hearing and communication around the world. Ms. Haggerty, who lost her own hearing at age 4, but has compensated with hearing aids and excellent lip reading, is the chair of the Rotarians for Hearing Rotary Action Group (RAG). In past projects she has helped provide solar hearing aids for impoverished Brazilians, spread the use of hearing loopsthat improve sound for hearing aids at gatherings, and persuaded the Rotary Annual Convention to have captioning for its main talks. Her newest project in based on the idea that speech for those with hearing loss is impaired unless very young children hear others speak. Tests exist that can detect hearing loss in infants before they learn to speak. These tests are being introduced in Guatemala through a Rotary Foundation Global Grant sponsored by Pleasant Valley and Folsom, California, Rotary clubs in the United States partnered with two clubs in Guatemala. Listen to the program and learn about the project and about you can help.
Learn more:

Rotarians for Hearing RAG
Help the Children Hear
Rotary Action Groups
Pleasant Valley Rotary on Facebook

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