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Vitality for Seniors and the Community

Participation is increasing in Phelps “Vitality,” which promotes health and wellness in the community and offers programs and services that focus on the physical, social and intellectual aspects of aging.


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Phelps' Farmers Market

In May, Phelps recognized National Older Americans Month with  Vitality Day. Seniors enjoyed a full day of activities, starting with Tai Chi  led by well-known Tai Chi instructor and author Dr. Robert Chuckrow.  Rose T. Ellis, a well being consultant, demonstrated some easy-to- prepare recipes, including massaged kale salad and healthy banana bread. Phelps Hospitality Manager Andrea Hodges talked about how patients  appreciate amenities and services offered by the Hospitality Department – a fact confirmed by several attendees who had experienced Hospitality’s TLC first-hand. The award winning PBS documentary Age of Champions, which follows five competitors, ages 88 to 100, sprinting, leaping and swimming for gold at the National Senior Olympics, was an inspiration to all.

A gourmet lunch prepared by Phelps Executive Chef Jennifer Angel and scrumptious desserts from Hospitality topped off a wonderful day.

In recognition of National Fall Prevention Awareness Day on September 23, Phelps will host a series of events focusing on balance, equilibrium, fall prevention and osteoporosis. For more information, contact Ellen Woods at  914-366-3937 or ewoods@pmhc.us.

This year finds the Phelps Farmers Market in a new location – on the hospital campus in the parking lot opposite the 755 building. The market has more than doubled in size since it first opened three years ago. In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, customers are happy to  find fresh cheeses, yogurt and international prepared foods like samosas and falafel. There is a wide array of choices for all different tastes. The market will be open Thursdays from 11 am to 3 pm through October.

Hudson Valley is home to the historic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, which is listed on the National Register of Historic  Places and is the final resting place of noted author Washington Irving. On Thursday, October 2 at 10:30 am in the Phelps auditorium, the cemetery historian will give a special presentation on the history of this famous burial ground.


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