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5 REASONS TO VOLUNTEER TODAY!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 -- It’s National Volunteer Week (April 12-18) and we want to say a heartfelt thank you to all of our Eastwyck Village volunteers who support countless regional organizations every day.  Our residents choose to donate their time and skills because they want to remain active, help others, as well as share special skills that they possess.

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SPRINGTIME AND GETTING OUTSIDE WITH VISION LOSS

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 -- On April 2, Eastwyck’s Low Vision Support Group met and the topic for discussion was "Springtime and Getting Out”!  With the better weather approaching, we reviewed things to consider when walking outside with vision impairment.

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CHEFS' CORNER: GRILLED NAAN BREAD PIZZA

Thursday, April 2, 2015 -- Looking for a simple, fresh and healthy pizza -- one you can make at home in under 10 minutes? Chef Jim Rhoads of Chef’s Deli & More by Chef's Solutions, LLC will show you how to create a delicious grilled naan bread pizza.  He regularly hosts cooking classes at Eastwyck Village.

Ingredients: Grilled Naan Bread Pizza

-1 rosemary flavored naan bread or pita
-3 ounces fresh mozzarella
-3 plum tomatoes
-1 garlic clove
-1 tablespoon of fresh pesto

Heat grill pan until hot. Place bread in pan, grill on each side for about 2 minutes. Rub each side of the bread with the clove of garlic.

Thinly slice the tomatoes and place a thin layer on the bread, then place a layer of fresh mozzarella on top of the tomatoes. Drizzle with the fresh pesto

Place on cookie sheet or a baking stone and bake about 5-8 minutes in a 400° oven.

Watch video:

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ASTRONOMY FROM THE PATIO: APRIL 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015 -- We start our look at April with a peek at some upcoming celestial events, and then I have another observing challenge for you!

To begin with, we have yet another eclipse coming up. This time it's of the lunar variety on Saturday, April 4th. But, before we get too carried away, you can only see it if you go west of the Mississippi River!

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WALK YOUR WAY TO BETTER HEALTH!

Monday, March 23, 2015 -- More and more, we hear that sitting is the new smoking. National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 1, is a great day to quit the sitting habit – and improve your heart health at the same time.

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ALERT DAY! DO YOU KNOW YOUR RISK FOR DIABETES?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 -- This coming Tuesday (March 24) marks the 27th annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day®, a one-day “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Americans are urged to take the risk test, share it, and start living a healthy and active lifestyle.

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COOKING IN THE KITCHEN WITH VISION LOSS

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 -- On Tuesday, March 3, the Eastwyck Low Vision Support Group hosted a special presentation titled “Kitchen Safety with Aging Vision.” Certified vision rehabilitation therapist, Maureen Strainge of the Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA), presented common concerns for people with aging vision as they prepare meals and bake in the kitchen.

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ASTRONOMY FROM THE PATIO: MARCH 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 -- Sorry to say our computer is out of whack this month, but the celestial show must go on, so we come to you from a handy iPad!

This March will be the month the planets "play tag" in our evening skies, we say farewell to an impressive visitor and we might see footage of a solar eclipse on our televisions. In addition, I have an observing challenge for you, so here we go!

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KNOW THE 10 SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Monday, March 2, 2015 -- The recent release of the award-winning film Still Alice has prompted many people to ask themselves if the memory loss they are experiencing is part of normal aging or a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. In order to help people make the distinction, the Alzheimer’s Association has published a list of 10 warning signs to help individuals decide if they should discuss this issue with their primary care physician.  Have you noticed any of these warning signs?

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 — Do you want to add years to your life? Or life to your years? Feeling your best boosts your zeal for life!

The American Heart Association recommends at least 150-minutes of moderate activity each weekAn easy way to remember this is 30 minutes at least 5 days a week, but three 10-minute periods of activity are as beneficial to your overall fitness as one 30-minute session. This is achievable! Physical activity may also help encourage you to spend some time outdoors.

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