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Friday, 10/11/19 – Blueprint for Health Equity – The Blueprint for Health Equity is designed to address the social determinants of health, with a focus on the intersection of structural racism and poverty, and the work that needs to be done to achieve health equity. This is an opportunity for professionals in the fields of behavioral health, social services, government, law enforcement, education, healthcare, religious organizations, and others to take a fresh look at the work of their organizations through the eyes of the people they serve. More information here.

Wednesday, 11/6/19An Insider’s View of Immigration Policy – Join Neighbors Link for its Fall Luncheon, which will feature Alejandro Mayorkas, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security from 2013-2016 at the Old Oaks Country Club in Purchase, New York. Neighbors Link’s mission is to strengthen the whole community through the healthy integration of immigrants. It is achieved by filling a service gap for new immigrant families, offering education and empowerment programs, involving longer-term residents in volunteer opportunities and creating substantive partnerships with other local organizations. Our strategies to educate, empower and employ families include a Worker Center, English as a Second Language (ESL) education, legal services and advocacy, workforce development, parent education, early childhood programs and academic support for school-age children of immigrants. More information here.

Saturday, 11/9/19Uproot and Reseed: Decolonizing Ethical Humanism – An Experiential, Experimental Workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, Riverdale/Bronx, NY 10471. Ethical Humanism developed from traditions of reason, philosophical inquiry, continuous learning. Until now, our community’s guiding philosophy is largely rooted in thought influenced by the Enlightenment, with an emphasis on reason and the individual. This has also largely excluded intuitive and experiential ways of knowing and learning. And as a dominant worldview, that tradition has often supported patriarchy, racism, and imperialism. What if it is time to renew, reorient, decolonize? What does an Ethical Humanism look like with a wider canon, broader emphasis, an intentional effort to center the experience of those often silenced — even by us? How could this better center our commitment to human worth and human connection? How do we, with attention to serious theoretical work and experiential ways of knowing, develop practices that are inclusive, egalitarian, and healing? Come join us as we begin this work together. Workshop Presenters are current Ethical Culture Leaders-in-Training: Christian Hayden, Je Hooper, storae michele, Sarah Tielemans. Additional presenter Anthony Cruz, Liberation Theologian and Interreligious Scholar. (Optional light breakfast and social hour from 9-10 am) More information and registration here.

Osteoporosis Awareness Meetings

  • Monday, 10/14/19, 7-9 P.M. Speaker: Randy Stein, MD, Endocrinologist at WESTMED Medical Group. Topic: An Endocrinologist’s View of Osteoporosis
  • Monday, 12/2/19, 7-9 P.M. Speaker: Robert Lindsay, MD, Ph.D., Endocrinologist, Chief of Osteoporosis Center at Helen Hayes Hospital Topic: Osteoporosis
  • Also, we are having our annual holiday party on December 2, 2019.
  • Please bring a calcium-rich dessert.

785 Mamaroneck Avenue (corner Heatherbloom Rd.), White Plains
Directions: Enter complex, park in the first parking lot. Enter first Bldg #4.
There is no charge for the Osteoporosis Awareness Group meetings.


Upcoming Aging in Place Events

Writing Group – Informal writing group, led by member Lew Sunderland – Generally every three weeks. All members are invited to attend. Please contact Aging in Place at 319-1609 for information.