Resources

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Roe V. Wade with Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic.  “Securing the Promise of Roe”, a conversation with Jessica Arons, Director of the Women’s Health and Rights Program, Center for American Progress.  Thursday, January 24, 2013, YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester.  515 North Street, White Plains, 6:30-8:30pm.  General Admission: $20.  Find out more or RSVP, click here.

The Mental Health Association of Westchester County, Inc. is seeking volunteers for its Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) to advocate for residents in licensed long-term care facilities, which include nursing and adult homes and assisted living residences in Westchester County. Volunteer Ombudsmen help to resolve complaints, monitor quality of life and preserve the dignity of residents in these facilities. Volunteers complete a 36-hour training to become NYS Certified Ombudsmen. In this free training, experts cover a range of topics including understanding the aging process, regulations, levels of care, and how-to work and negotiate with facility staff for the protection of residents’ rights as prescribed by law. The next LTCOP training starts September 14. Please contact Margaret Hadad at (914) 345-5900 ext. 298 or hadadm@mhawestchester.org.


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new and gently used children’s clothing (sizes 0-14), maternity, toys, books & baby furniture.  mon-sat 10-5, thur 10-6 pm.  10 main street, dobbs ferry, n.y. 10522.  914-693-3610.  Visit www.affordablechild.com

Every summer, The Aldrich Museum offers six exciting weeks of workshops with contemporary artists and educators, for children ages three to twelve.  Participants will learn how artists come up with ideas for their artwork, experiment with all sorts of materials, and enjoy time with friends while creating works only they could imagine! Registration is required. All materials and snacks are provided. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Tel 203.438.4519.  Visit www.aldrichart.org.

Amadues Frozen FlyerThe Amadeus Theater & Art Day Camp gives children ages 5-16 the opportunity to perform in a musical adaptation of FROZEN – Really Frozen!!!, play group outdoor sports and games, study band or orchestra instruments, piano, guitar and voice, paint and create sets, learn choreography,  play in a jazz percussion, rock or chamber ensemble, compose their own songs, create studio art, learn photography and film-making, participate in an art show, and go on a swimming field trip.  Camp culminates in a fully staged theater performance in a professional theater.  Six weeks, one to five week sessions available.  Camp is held in Chappaqua: 201 King Street, Chappaqua, NY.  June 29 – August 7, M-F, 9:00 – 4:00.  Preschool music program, Sounds of Music, also available.   Visit www.amadeusconservatory.com or call 914-238-0388.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. With more than two million volunteers nationwide, the American Cancer Society is one of the oldest and largest voluntary health agencies in the United States. More than two million volunteers carry out the Society`s mission of eliminating cancer and improving quality of life for those individuals facing the disease. These dedicated volunteers donate their time and talents to further cancer research; educate the public about early detection and prevention; advocate for responsible cancer legislation in the local, state, and federal governments; and serve cancer patients and their families as they manage their cancer experience. American Cancer Society, 2 Lyon Place, White Plains, NY 10601; To locate an American Cancer Society office in your area or for cancer information call 1.800.ACS.2345 or visit www.cancer.org

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: “Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” The association`s impact goal is to reduce coronary heart disease, stroke and risk by 25 percent by 2010. Progress toward the goal will be measured according to these indicators:  Reduce the death rate from coronary heart disease and stroke by 25 percent, Reduce the prevalence of smoking, high blood cholesterol and physical inactivity by 25 percent, Eliminate the growth of obesity and diabetes.  American Heart Association, Northeast Affiliate, 3020 Westchester Avenue, Purchase, NY 10577. 914-640-3275, www.heart.org.

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and people, guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. 106 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603. Call (914) 946-6500 x450 or email grimaldia@usa.redcross.org for more information. Web Site Address: www.redcross.org/ct/greenwich

Andrus Children’s Center is a private non-profit community agency offering prevention, assessment, educational, treatment and research programs that help children and families achieve healthy, stable lives. Andrus provides annually a broad network of supports to over 2,500 vulnerable children and families of all backgrounds and means. Andrus serves more than 140 seriously emotionally disturbed children, grades K-9, in three treatment programs and a Blue Ribbon school on its lovely, 110-acre campus. Our mental health programs help to provide counseling to young children with mental health needs in locations throughout Westchester County. www.andruschildren.org.

Apple Blossom School and Family Center Summer Camp. Ages 2 1/2 to 7, during the months of July and August. Each program will offer a rich experience in the arts including crafts, singing, gardening and cooking. Each camp will feature a flowing, gentle rhythm, responsive to the openess of summer. Children will have time to explore the natural world with nature walks and projects and plenty of outdoor play time. All Apple Blossom Summer Camp classes will be led by teachers in Waldorf Teacher Training. Programs are supported by the Lead Faculty of Apple Blossom School and will offer the children a true to form Waldorf experience nourishing their physical developent and striving for truth beauty and goodness in the classroom environment. Classes contingent on enrollement of 5 or more children per 2-week session. Apple Blossom School is located at 440 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897. Please call with questions and to register 203-834-0344.

Arc of Westchester empowers children, teenagers and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities to achieve their potential based on choices, abilities and interests.  Programs include:  Early evaluation for infants,  toddlers and their families, A preschool program, Transition planning for young adults, Vocational training and job placement, Respite care for families, Recreation and the arts, Guardianship services for older adults.  For more information, please contact Anne Sweazey, Executive Director, Arc of Westchester Foundation, 265 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne, NY 10552, (914) 495-4625 or visit www.westchesterarc.org.

ATHLETES WAREHOUSE is a new strength and conditioning facility in Pleasantville equipped with 6,000 sq. ft of turf space.  All Sports Camp: kids ages 5-11 from 9:30am-2:00pm. Dates: July 6-9, July 13-16, July 20-23, and July 27-30. Activities will include kickball, wiffle ball, soccer, obstacle courses and more! Price: $200 per week.
Speed And Agility Specialty Camp: ages 12-18 from 12:00pm-2:00pm OR 2:00pm-4:00pm.  Dates: July 6-9, July 13-16, July 20-23, and July 27-30.  This camp will focus on working the drills and mechanics necessary to maximize your athlete’s speed.  Price: $250 per week.  CONTACT: team@athleteswarehouse.com or (914) 741-1802.

Audubon’s 290-acre sanctuary is an ideal place for children entering grades K through 9 to develop an appreciation for and understanding of the environment. Join us for seven fun-filled weeks of hands-on, educational hikes, games, activities and crafts! Seven one-week sessions. Ages: Children and teens entering grades K – 9. * Camps for teens entering grades 6-9 are offered.  Camp Themes include: Creepy Crawlies, Twilight Investigations, Backwoods Explorers, Scale & Tails, Aquatic Adventures and Audubon Ecology Adventures (grades 6-9 only). Hours: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Twilight Investigations is an evening camp and runs from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm. There is no day camp during this week. *On Thursday night, campers entering grades 4 – 9 will have an overnight at the Audubon Center and get picked up on Friday at 9:30 am. Campers in grades K-3 will attend camp from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm for the entire week (Monday-Friday). Cost: $315 for members; $350 for non-members (includes $35 annual family membership fee).  * We do not offer sibling or multiple week discounts. Visit Audubon Greenwich. 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone 203-869-5272.

Beautiful things, fairly traded
New fair trade store in Chappaqua showcasing beautiful global goods, all handmade and benefiting artists and producers around the world.  We have unique and fun items for teachers gifts including gorgeous buddhas from Laurie Berg and works by other local artists.  We also carry the popular Hadaki bags and Rock Flower Paper totes and trays.  Children are warmly welcomed and can play at our kids’ table with crafts and instruments while you shop. AURORA FT, 1 King Street, Chappaqua. open daily.
For more information, call 914-238-8050 or visit us on Facebook

babymassageFun to learn, simple to do, baby massage is a wonderful thing for your baby and for yourself.  In this hands-on, small group class, you will learn strokes and stretches to promote relaxation, build a strong, healthy immune system, facilitate weight gain and help develop body awareness and coordination. You will also learn techniques to offer relief from colds, colic, hiccups, constipation, diarrhea and teething irritability.   Great opportunity to meet other moms, and for your baby to make friends too!   Locations: KTI, Port Chester; The Temperance Center, Eastchester; Wainwright House, Rye.  Call 914-960-8808 or visit www.bonaccordmassage.com/Baby-Massage-Workshops.html