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County Seeks Volunteer Contact Tracers

May 26, 2020

CARMEL, N.Y. - As the county enters Phase 1 of reopening, the Putnam County Business Council (PCBC) Reopen Putnam County Safely task force announced a call for volunteer contact tracers to help ensure the continuation of the Mid-Hudson region’s reopening eligibility through Phases 2, 3, and 4.

Contact tracers identify infected individuals based on test results, obtained by city and state ...

Putnam Hospital To Resume Elective Surgeries

CARMEL, N.Y. - Nuvance Health hospitals, which includes Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, have reopened for elective surgeries and endoscopy procedures as the region observes a decrease in the rate of new COVID-19 infections and in accordance with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order.

Staff at Putnam Hospital, Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, and the Center for Ambulatory Services ...

Putnam Hospital Gets A in New Hospital Safety Grades

CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam Hospital earned the distinction of an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit focused on improving healthcare quality, safety and transparency.

“This is a nationally recognized score indicating the efforts a hospital puts forth to keep patients safe each and every day,” hospital President Peter Kelly said. “This is a true ...

Nuvance Opens Three COVID-19 Plasma Donation Centers

LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. - Nuvance Health, owners of Putnam Hospital Center, has launched three Convalescent Plasma Donation Centers, giving people who have recovered from COVID-19 an opportunity to donate potentially life-saving plasma to critically ill patients fighting the virus.

The Plasma Donation Centers are located at three Nuvance Health hospitals: Vassar Brothers Medical Center in ...

Mahopac Families Share Their COVID-19 Stories

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Longtime Mahopac resident Mario Forte Jr. had just celebrated one year of being colon-cancer-free in March when he suddenly started to feel a little ill. Within two weeks, the 68-year-old father of five was dead—another victim of COVID-19.

As of Friday, April 23, Putnam County had seen 900 confirmed cases of the disease, and 38 deaths, according to the Department of ...

Keeping in Shape—Both Mind and Body—During the Pandemic

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Running a business during a pandemic is an unprecedented challenge, but Lauren Cascioli and Tina Millicker have found a way to do it and no one is happier about it than their clients.

Cascioli and Millicker own Unite 4 Fitness on Route 6 in Mahopac and thanks to some 21st century technology, most notably Zoom, the business is alive and well.

“It’s incredible ...

Thursday is the Last Day to Join Virtual 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk

We know your spring races are canceled, so we're hosting a 5K! This event will get you moving AND raise money for Hillside Food Outreach. Hillside Food Outreach helps families in need in Westchester and Putnam counties. During the COVID-19 crisis, they’ve been ensuring that vulnerable people in quarantine are receiving adequate food supplies.

Here's all the ...

Domestic Violence Services Continue During Crisis As Cases Rise 

CARMEL, N.Y. - Domestic violence is a disease of isolation, often hidden in plain sight. These crimes are not limited by socio-economic level, they occur at all levels of education or wealth. One in four women, and one in nine men, experience severe physical violence, sexual violence , and/or stalking at the hand of an intimate partner. The results are injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress ...

AFC Urgent Care Yorktown Offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - American Family Care (AFC) of Yorktown, in the BJ’s Plaza, will begin offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing to the public beginning Monday, April 27.

The COVID-19 Antibody Test is a blood test that will detect a past infection with coronavirus. 

“We are proud to be the first Urgent Care in the area to offer this test,” said Medical Director Rajesh ...

Five Little-to-No Equipment Workouts

1. Body Weight HIIT Workout
Happy Friday everyone! Start your weekend off with this HIIT workout, designed to get your full body engaged and guaranteed to make you sweat. YOU 👏 GOT 👏 THIS 👏
30 seconds for each exercise, repeat 2-3 rounds.
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2. Full Body Blast
We hope you are putting your health first today and everyday, ...

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Virtual Presentation: Planning For Pandemics and Beyond at Somers Library

May 27, 2020

Join us for an informative webinar for top lessons learned around proactive strategies to take, and key documents to have in place for life's expected - and unexpected events.

Speakers:
Lauren Enea, Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorney, Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP
Judi McAnaw, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

June 2, 2020 12:30 – 2:00 PM The Somers Library To register ...