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About Susie Aybar

Susie Aybar, BSN, MFA, is a writer based in Westchester County. A published poet, Susie facilitates a “Healing Through Writing” class for people who are affected by cancer at Gilda’s Club in White Plains.
Latest Posts | By Susie Aybar
Staying Healthy
3 weeks ago

Staying Healthy

According to the 2014 United States Census, more than a quarter of adults over 65 — 11 million people — live alone. Social isolation is considered a risk factor for …
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Transitioning into Retirement
1 month ago

Transitioning into Retirement

While the transition into retirement can be an exciting time for people, it can also be a stressful period. On the Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory, a “life events scale” used by …
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Cardiac Rehab: An Overlooked Path to Better Health
2 months ago

Cardiac Rehab: An Overlooked Path to Better Health

When Elizabeth, a 76-year-old woman who had heart valve surgery, began her outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program, she used a walker. Halfway through the 12-week program, Elizabeth started using a cane. …
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Creative Arts for Memory Care
3 months ago

Creative Arts for Memory Care

Jane, a nursing home resident, had suffered multiple strokes and lost all functioning in her body except for the movement in her right hand. Sitting next to her – in …
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Managing Your Chronic Pain
6 months ago

Managing Your Chronic Pain

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more people in the United States suffer from pain than from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. It is the most common …
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Tackling Osteoporosis
8 months ago

Tackling Osteoporosis

Mary’s story is not atypical. She is 68 years old and has osteoporosis: a condition in which people lose bone mass, resulting in thin, porous bones. The condition affects 54 …
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