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Health Tips from CenterLight Health System

There are many things you can do to maintain your health as you age. Being well informed is one of them.

Here you’ll find tips, facts and advice to help individuals and families maintain wellness and stay safe and healthy in their homes and communities.

If you do not find what you are looking for, or if you would like more information, please call us at 718-636-1000 or email info@centerlight.org.

Resources


For more information about sex and seniors, listed below are a few resources available to you:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
TTY: 1-888-232-6348

CenterLight Health System
718-636-1000
info@centerlight.org

Resources


For more information about summer safety, listed below are a few resources available to you:

New York City Office of Emergency Management
311 (TTY: 212-504-4115)

American Red Cross in Greater New York
1-877-733-2767

CenterLight Health System
718-636-1000
info@centerlight.org

Resources


For more information about diabetes and other related health risks, listed below are resources available to you:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
TTY: 1-888-232-6348
cdcinfo@cdc.gov

CenterLight Health System
718-636-1000
info@centerlight.org

Resources


For more information about HIV/AIDS and other related health risks, listed below are resources available to you:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
TTY: 1-888-232-6348
cdcinfo@cdc.gov

HIV Health and Human Services Planning Council of New York
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
1-212-442-6573
nyhiv@health.nyc.gov

Beth Abraham Family of Health Services
718-636-1000
info@centerlight.org

Preventing UTIs


Below are some tips on how to prevent a Urinary Tract Infection:

Keep your genital area clean and dry.

After urinating, women should wipe themselves from the front to back.

When urinating, empty your bladder completely.

Drink 6-8 glasses of fluids everyday (unless you’re on a fluid restricted diet).

Urinating after intercourse may reduce your chances of a UTI.

Cranberry juice or cranberry extracts in pills have been shown to prevent some urinary infections.

Resources


For more information about Arthritis, listed below are resources available to you:

Arthritis Foundation
1-888-283-7800

CenterLight Health System
718-636-1000
info@centerlight.org

Resources


For more information about Alzheimer's Disease, listed below are a few resources available to you:

Alzheimer's Association
1-800-272-3900

Alzheimer's Foundation of America
1-866-AFA-8484 (1-866-232-8484)

CenterLight Health System
718-636-1000
info@centerlight.org

We're Here to Help


CenterLight Health System offers a variety of services for individuals with HIV/AIDS. Please click here for more information or call us at 718-636-1000 to determine which program is right for you.

Flyers Available for Download


This helpful material, "5 Tips for Flu Prevention," is also available in English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Albanian. Please click on the following links to download.

English

Spanish

Russian

Chinese

Korean

Albanian

Free Screenings Available


The CenterLight Health System staff is available to provide free blood pressure, diabetes and vision screenings and speakers who will discuss the importance of nutrition, exercise and how to improve the quality of one’s life. Speakers can also address topical concerns such as implications of Medicare Part D or warning signs of heart disease or high blood pressure. These services are available at our facilities, or can be arranged at health fairs, church gatherings or at organizational meetings in the New York metropolitan area. Please call us at 718-636-1000 or email info@centerlight.org for more information.

Resources


For more information about high blood pressure and related health risks, listed below are a few resources available to you:

American Heart Association
1-800-AHA-USA (1-800-242-8721)

American Stroke Association
1-888-4-STROKE (1-888-478-7653)

CenterLight Health System
718-636-1000
info@centerlight.org

Resources


For more information about stroke and other related health risks, listed below are resources available to you:

American Stroke Association
1-888-4STROKE
(1-888-478-7653)

National Stroke Association
1-800-STROKES
(1-800-787-6537)

CenterLight Health System
718-636-1000
info@centerlight.org

Music Therapy at Home


At home you can easily incorporate music into your personal rehabilitation program. Try to:

Listen! Listen to music by yourself or with your family and friends. Simple music listening can relieve stress and anxiety.

Sing, Sing, Sing! Singing can improve your mood and increase your resistance to infection. Sing, it doesn't matter what your voice sounds like!

Play it! Pick up your nearest musical instrument and play, or if you don't have one, create one.

To learn more about how to incorporate music therapy at home, visit the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function or call us at 718-519-5840.

Preparing a Car Emergency Kit

Preparing a Car Emergency Kit


Be prepared for winter emergencies by keeping the following items in your trunk:

First aid kit

Fully charged cell phone & car charger (if you own one)

Ice scraper/snow brush

Road flares or warning lights

Lightweight shovel

Sand, kitty litter or coarse salt

Booster cables

Flashlight with extra batteries

Blanket, clothing/footwear and socks

Energy bars, unsalted nuts, dried fruit, peanut butter and water

Small tool kit

Wooden matches

Red or white kerchief to signal distress

Top Ten Songs for Memory


The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function has found that despite losses in cognitive ability, short term memory and changes in behavior, people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia have the ability to recognize music of personal importance, which can lead to responses of increased attention, positive affect and reduced agitation. Research indicates that people tend to remember best the songs that were popular when they were teenagers through their early 20's. Click here to view a few of our suggestions.



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