Chelsea Streifeneder (Aired on September 16, 2017 and September 17, 2017)

Pink Ribbon Pilates for Cancer Victims (Aired on September 16 and 17, 2017)

RadioRotary interviews Body be Well Pilates founder Chelsea Streifeneder about the Pink Ribbon Program that uses Pilates exercises to help cancer victims prepare for or recover from the treatment of their disease.  Pilates is a system of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates that uses springs and special equipment to promote overall health (although you can also do much of the program at home without the equipment). Ms. Streifeneder came to Pilates from a career as a dancer, and now runs Pilates studios in Kingston and Catskill, NY. The Pink Ribbon Program is primarily for coping with the ravages of breast cancer and its treatment, but because it enhances energy levels and decreases pain and stress, it is useful for all cancer patients. At Body be Well Pilates, each person has a program that is designed for the individual, based on health history, goals, and past exercise experience.

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Body be Well Pilates
Pink Ribbon Program
Pilates:

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September 21, 2017 · Posted in Health, Hudson Valley, Quality of Life  

Anne Brueckner & Nina Lynch on Rhinebeck At Home (Aired on July 8 and July 9 2017)

Aging in Place with “Rhinebeck at Home” (Aired on July 8 and 9, 2017)

Although Rhinebeck at Home is one more of than over 200 “aging in place” organizations, it has no age limit—current members range from 58 to 97 years young—and its roster of group activities include events for people of all ages. In
this RadioRotary program Rhinebeck at Home President
Nina Lynch and Vice-President Anne Brueckner tell about how the group was formed and how they work to achieve their goals. An all-volunteer membership organization that relies
on helping each other, the members provide transportation, referrals to community-service organizations, social activities, and help with household tasks. Various events are organized to encourage the members to network with each other, ranging from picnics to attending shows or museums together. Home for Rhinebeck at Home is wherever you choose and the only requirements for membership are residence in Rhinebeck, payment of nominal dues, and the ability to make your own decisions.
Learn more:
Rhinebeck at Home
Aging in Place:
Dutchess Country Office for the Aging
Rhinebeck Rotary Club

Show in photo: L to R:  Nina Lynch and Anne Brueckner

Photo by Jonah Triebwasser

 

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John Roger and Pain Management (Aired on July 1 and July 2 2017)

Pain Management with Physical Therapy (Aired on July 1 and 2, 2017)
John Roger, who has a doctorate in physical therapy, visits RadioRotary with the message that physical therapy is often the right way to treat chronic or acute pain
iead of or in addition to potentially addictive opioid medication. Beyond to the
joint pains that we commonly think of when seeking physical therapy, the
techniques are also useful for treating severe headaches, the chronic pain of
fibromyalgia, and the pain from tendon, ligament, or muscle damage, which is
often caused by sports injury. In many cases, the key to pain relief comes from
posture improvement, stress relief, and lifestyle changes that are addressed by a
doctor trained in physical therapy. A medical doctor may prescribe physical
therapy, but a prescription is not necessary to obtain treatment.

Learn more:
Physical Therapy
American Physical Therapy Association
Pain Information
Pain Topics

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July 3, 2017 · Posted in Health, Hudson Valley, Quality of Life  

Vanderbilt Gardens (Aired on April 1st and April 2nd 2017)

Vanderbilt Gardens volunteers Susanne Gillespie and Anita Whelan
come to the RadioRotary studio to discuss the beautiful gardens they
help tend at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site in Hyde Park,
NY.

The Vanderbilt Mansion was the impressive summer “cottage” of  Frederick and Louise Vanderbilt. Frederick maintained and improved the formal gardens on the site in the early 20th century, but after Frederick died in 1938 there were no buyers for the property. President Franklin Roosevelt, a neighbor, arranged to have the estate made into a national historic site, but during World War II the site languished Although there was money to restore the brickwork for the formal gardens, the gardens themselves were not replanted until 1984, when
three volunteers approached the Park Service about taking it over.
Today volunteers plant about 6,000 annual flowers each year and maintain the cherry trees (nearly the only plants from Vanderbilt’s time), the perennial garden, and the rose garden. Admission to the gardens is free. The operation is funded by a giant plant sale each
Memorial Day weekend and a formal tea party in September. Planting and maintenance is entirely the work of volunteers.
Learn more:
F.W. Vanderbilt Garden Association
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
Hyde Park Tourist Sites

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April 3, 2017 · Posted in Dutchess County, Hudson Valley, Quality of Life  

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