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David Gillcrist - Executive Director, Project FIND
Project FIND is a "find". This not-for-profit organization, headed by David Gillcrist, executive director, assists seniors in living independently providing housing and essential services. Funded with city, state and private monies, Project FIND operates five senior centers serving over 730 people a day and more than 215,000 meals annually; a range of healthy aging activities; and nearly 600 units of affordable housing with in house social services. Their services are explored on Getting Your Money's worth with Judith West.
Themes: Service Agencies, Housing, Community Programs, Aging
Carlos Rodriguez - Vice President, Agency Relations and Benefit Access, Food Bank For New York
The Food Bank For New York City provides 400,000 free meals daily to New Yorkers. The Food Bank has been in business for over twenty-seven years. But now, more than ever, their commitment to providing nutrition and nourishment, and especially to children at risk of hunger, is to be commended. New York chefs, business and community-based member-networks all chip in to provide foods, help prepare and deliver. Every dollar donated to Food Bank helps provide five meals to New Yorkers in need. Carlos Rodriguez, vice-president, Agency Relations and Benefit Access of the Food Bank, discusses the program with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Community Programs, Nutrition
Hung Hsin - Registered Nurse, Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Hung Hsin, known as Joe, is with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Joe's office is his car and he is dedicated to delivering the best home health care. Visiting Nurse Services is a bridge for transitioning from an acute care hospital to home. Checking IV's, medicine, dosage, proper nutrition and offering compassion, that's what Joe, as well as his colleagues co in the home, in all kinds of weather. Joe is also "heavy" on the personal touch as you'll learn on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Community Programs, Health Care, Service Agencies
Ken English - Literacy Program Director, New York Public Library
Most of the news today is full of spending waste -- federal and state. Violá! Good news. Ken English, director of the New York Public Library's Center for Teaching Reading and Writing to Adults, runs a cost-effective program. There are many reasons people reach adulthood unable to read and write effectively. If you're reading and watching this, fortunately, you're not a candidate for the Literacy Program. But you could be a candidate for volunteering. Budget cuts have hurt this valuable, productive program. Respond. Volunteers in various capacities are needed as you will learn from English on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West
Themes: Education, Volunteerism, Community Programs
Vanessa Pahlad Singh / David Z. Prince - Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Montefiore Medical Center / M.D., FAAPMR, Director, Cardiac Recover Program, Montefiore Heart Center
Exercise programs are common. But Montefiore Medical Center's cardiac recovery program has a special exercise routine named the "Daisy Plan". The program is three days a week consisting of five minute stints on seven different machines: treadmill, seated elliptical, rowing, stationery bike and Stairmaster -- seven machines, five minutes each. The "Daisy Plan" is named for Daisy McFadden, a triple by-pass survivor of eleven years who recently celebrated her ninety-ninth birthday exercising at the Center and who still lived independently. Her program is monitored by Vanessa Pahlad Singh, exercise physiologist at the Center. Dr. David Prince who leads the Cardiac Recovery Unit cites research of significantly lowered risk of death by those who suffered heart disease and committed to cardiac rehab. They discuss the program with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Health Care, Longevity, Rehabilitation, Community Programs
Teddy Gross - Founder/Executive Director, Common Cents
What can you buy for a penny? Every year school kids, ages 4-10, raise millions of dollars for charities collecting pennies. In New York City alone, kids collect ten tons of pennies every day for a three week period. It's called "penny harvesting". The program was created by Common Cents. Executive Director Teddy Gross describes how Penny Harvest teaches kids the value of team building and the sense of pride that comes with helping others. What can you do with a penny" Find out on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Community Programs, Education, Inspiration, Mentoring
Louis Kilkenny - COO, Neighborhood Housing Service of New York
A bright light in the dim real estate market is Neighborhood Housing Services of New York. This organization, privately funded, counsels families on how to buy houses and, importantly, how to afford them. While their core demography is middle low-income, their customer education and honesty is available to everyone. For those who qualify, renovation loans, again with counseling, are available. NHSNYC COO Louis Kilkenny provides more value with Judith west on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Housing, Real Estate, Community Programs, Service Agencies
Ruth Taube - Director, Home Planning Workshop, The Henry Street Settlement
These days we hear about Wall Street and Main Street, but Getting Your Money's Worth focuses on Henry Street. And an icon of the Henry Street Settlement is Ruth Taube. Ms. Taube runs the Home Planning Workshop where she teaches and has taught generations of women and some men free of charge. She teaches skills -- back in popularity today -- such as knitting, crocheting and upholstery. But, importantly, her program provides a comfort zone for discussion of life -- nutrition, economy and raising kids. By the way, Ms. Taube works on an original Singer sewing machine which she electrified herself.
Themes: Community Programs, Nostalgia
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