Mended Hearts, Inc. Greater Rochester Chapter 50 “Heartbeat of Rochester” www.mendedheartsrochester.org

Issue Number 50
October/November/
December 2014
Mended Hearts, Inc.
Greater Rochester Chapter 50
“Heartbeat of Rochester”
www.mendedheartsrochester.org
Rochester Meetings
Monday, October 20, 2014, 7:15 PM
G. Ronald Beck, RN, NP, will speak to us about “The 2014 Evidence-based Guideline for the
Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults.” Mr. Beck received his BS & MS in Nursing from the
University of Rochester. He is a NYS licensed Adult Nurse Practitioner and is a cardiology adult nurse
practitioner at the UofR Medicine Cardiology Practice at Clinton Crossings Clinic.
The meeting will be held at the Jewish Community Ctr., Senior Adult Lounge, 1200 Edgewood Av,
Rochester, NY.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 7:15 PM (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DAY)
Robert H. Israel, MD, will speak to us about “Sleep Disorders and the Heart” Dr. Israel received his
MD from SUNY, Downstate Medical Center and his medical residency & pulmonary fellowship at NY
City Medical College. He is medical director of the Unity Sleep Disorders Center.
The meeting will be held at the Jewish Community Ctr., Senior Adult Lounge, 1200 Edgewood Av,
Rochester, NY.
Holiday Party — Monday, December, 15, 2014, 6:15 PM
Radisson Rochester Airport Hotel at RIT, 175 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY
Cash Bar, 5:30 PM; Dinner Served, 6:15 PM
Please see Page 4 for more information.
Inside this issue:
Hospital Visiting
& Mendiversaries
2
Vice President’s
Corner
3
Holiday Party &
Help Wanted
Mended Little
Hearts, MedlinePlus & Flu Shots
4
5
In Memoriam:
Sherman J. Soles
& MVP Healthcare
Expo
6
Membership
Application &
Sponsors
7
Canandaigua Meetings
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:00-9:00 PM
Bryan Henry, MD will speak to us about “Shared Decision Making: Predicting
Risk and Empowering Patients to Guide Their Own Treatment.” Dr. Henry is
currently Medical Director of Cardiology and Cardiac Rehab at FF Thompson
Hospital. He obtained his medical degree and completed his medical
residency and Cardiology Fellowship at URMC.
The meeting will be held in the RG&E Family Room, in the M.M. Ewing
Continuing Care Center, Thompson Health, 350 Parrish St, Canandaigua, NY.
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:00-9:00 PM
Panel discussion with Cardiac Rehab Participants, “Successfully Coping with
Heart Disease,” led by Jim Fralick, Facilitator, Canandaigua Mended Hearts.
In addition, we will hold a Hall of Honor Inductees celebration.
The meeting will be held in the RG&E Family Room, in the M.M. Ewing
Continuing Care Center, Thompson Health, 350 Parrish St, Canandaigua, NY.
Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7:00-9:00 PM
Darcy Prunoske, RD, will speak to us about “Survival Nutrition Tips During
the Holiday Season.” She earned her BS in Dietetics at Mansfield University.
She completed her dietetic internship at Iowa State University and is a
licensed, registered dietician. Ms. Prunoske works as a clinical dietitian at
The F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, NY.
The meeting will be held in the RG&E Family Room, in the M.M. Ewing
Continuing Care Center, Thompson Health, 350 Parrish St, Canandaigua, NY.
“Heartbeat of Rochester”
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Hospital Visiting
The number of patients that we visited at Rochester General and
Strong Memorial for the first six months of this year is exactly the
same as for the first six months of last year. So, we’re holding our
own; but if we had a few more visitors, we’d surely be able to visit
with more heart patients at the two hospitals. Hopefully, we’ll be
able to hold a new accreditation class soon.
The Peer to Peer study that our visitors participated in ended in
June; and Mended Hearts National said that we will have the final
results from that study in late Fall.
I’d like to thank all of our hospital visitors for the time that
they’ve taken this summer to help us maintain our hospital visiting
program. Many HEARTFELT thanks to Gene Binder, Bob Brown,
Sharon Feldman, John Fisk, Bob Flaherty, Mike Gallagher, Rollie
Heimberger, and Bob Hess.
Anyone reading this who would like more information about our
hospital visiting program, please call me at (585) 442-7211, or
send me an email at [email protected]
Respectfully, Harvey Steron, Chapter #50 Visiting Chairman
Heartbeat of Rochester
The
“HEARTBEAT
of
ROCHESTER" is the quarterly
periodical of Mended Hearts of
Greater Rochester NY, Chapter
50. Mended Hearts, Inc. is a
nonprofit service organization
dedicated to alleviating the
stress and trauma associated
with
heart
disease
and
surgery. This periodical is
issued free of charge to heart
patients and to members of
Chapter
50.
Written
permission to reprint with
credit any portion of this
newsletter may be requested
from the editor.
Mendiversaries
NOVEMBER
OCTOBER
DECEMBER
Robert Brown
Richard Buxton Harry Flanders
John Allhusen
Richard Galvin
John Campana
Joan Fleming
Edward Baron, Sr. Dwight Rasbeck
Suzanne McNamara
Ginny Colbert
Paul Milhausen Milton Braverman Dominic Rotolo
Suzanne Taney
James J. Nelson
James Fralick
If you do not want your name to appear in this column please contact Sharon at (585) 544-1565.
Congratulations
Chapter 50 Cards
Well deserved!!!
This is a great opportunity for you to acknowledge
important events, to especially recognize family
and friends or to honor those who have passed
away, and at the same time help our Chapter 50.
A Mended Hearts card with an appropriate
message, indicating you have made a contribution
to our chapter for a special reason, can be sent.
Please call Cheri Steron at (585) 442-7211. There
is a $10.00 minimum contribution.
New Member
Help Your Chapter Save Time and Money
We are pleased to announce that Harvey
Steron, Mended Hearts—Chapter 50
Visiting Chairman, was chosen by The
Friends of Strong as the Volunteer
Supervisor of the Year.
Mended Hearts—Chapter 50 would like to
welcome our newest member. We are
happy to have you in our chapter.
Melinna Alleyne, DPharm
Thank you for your support!
The list of members who are saving our chapter
money and volunteer time, by getting their
newsletter by e-mail, is rapidly growing. If you
have already done this, your chapter thanks you.
If you haven't yet, please join our member
“Newsletter-by-E-mail” list, by writing to Gene
Binder at [email protected]
You will get your newsletter a lot sooner and you
can always print any page you want to keep.
Issue Number 50
Vice President’s Corner
Hi Everyone,
Mended Hearts Rochester is in
its 48th year of giving support
to people with heart disease
and their families, by visiting
those recovering from heart
surgeries at Strong Memorial
an d
R o ch es t er
G e n e r al
Hospitals and through its
informative monthly meetings.
For the past seven years,
Sharon Feldman has been the
president of this chapter.
During this time, in addition to
the duties of the presidency,
Sharon and her husband Larry
have, on their own, done
almost everything necessary
to keep the chapter going.
These duties have included
ob t a in in g
s p e ak e r s
f or
meetings,
providing
refreshments for meetings,
p u b lis h in g
the
ch a p t er
newsletter, obtaining staff for
health fairs, sending recorded
telephone
messages
reminding
members
of
meetings, and many other
duties.
Not that they haven't been
without any help. Harvey
Steron has been running an
excellent heart patient visiting
program for more years than I
know; and, if anything, has
acquired more duties, since no
one has been willing to accept
the assignment of running the
visiting program at Strong
Memorial Hospital, as Cliff and
Hazel Squire did until their
demise. Barney Quinlan has
done a great job handling the
chapter's
money
by
introducing
technological
p r oced u r es
to
in cr eas e
efficiency. Bruce Newton has
been writing board meeting
minutes. Marlene Adams has
been initializing a pleasant
experience for members and
guests
attending
meetings
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with
her
warm
personal
greetings, as they enter. Mary
Allhusen has done a great job
providing
interesting
speakers and topics for the
very successful Canandaigua
satellite.
So now, Sharon and Larry
have decided to leave the
Rochester area, to be closer
to their family. Therefore, the
leadership of the chapter, for
now, has been passed on to
me. It is only fair that, the
chapter
leaders,
and
all
members of the chapter know
that I could not possibly,
singlehandedly, do everything
the Feldman’s have been
doing. This was brought to
the
attention
of
chapter
leaders at a recent meeting.
The overwhelming response
was typical of the devotion
these people have always
shown to this chapter, and
will enable us to continue
providing education, support
and encouragement to each
other, and all area heart
patients. I would like to share
with you, who will be taking
over these all important
assignments.
Marlene will be chairman of
the
program
committee,
designed to obtain quality
speakers for our meetings.
Bruce and I will serve as
committee
members
and
Harvey will assist, when able.
If you would like to help on
this committee, all that is
required, would be that, for
one month of the year, you
book a speaker, find out what
audio-visuals
he
needs
(PowerPoint projector, etc.),
and notify the JCC so that it
will be set up in our meeting
room. The more members
who serve on this committee,
the less each one will have to
do. Marlene will schedule
occasional
committee
meetings, at her home, when
necessary. If you would like
to help, please contact her at
[email protected]
or (585) 244-2030.
Those
who
attend
our
membership
meetings
will
continue to be educated about
heart related conditions. Try
to come and show your
appreciation to the speaker.
Georgia Binder will take on
the job of providing coffee,
apples
and
other
refreshments
for
our
meetings. On occasion, we
may even be treated to one of
her homemade creations. The
apples are provided free from
Lori's Natural Foods, where
many heart healthy items can
be purchased. When you're
there, it wouldn't hurt to
express your gratitude for
their generosity. If you feel
creative, and would like to
share one of your creations at
a meeting, feel free to bring it.
It's
traditional,
for
our
chapter, to get together in
December to celebrate the
holiday season. Harvey has
booked a date at the Radisson
Rochester Airport Hotel at
RIT, where we had a very
enjoyable
experience
last
year. (More information can
be found on Page 4.) You can
reserve your spot by sending
your check to Barney Quinlan,
our treasurer.
We participate in several
health
fairs,
where
we
increase awareness of our
organization. We usually do
this in conjunction with the
American Heart Association. If
you would like to staff our
table for a couple of hours,
please contact me (see below)
or let me know at one of the
meetings.
(Continued on next page.)
“Heartbeat of Rochester”
(Continued from previous page.)
Larry Feldman has done such
a great job on our newsletter,
it was judged to be the best
quarterly newsletter in the
Northeast
Region.
Now,
someone else needs to take
that over. Marlene, Harvey and
Bruce all came up with some
great ideas in searching for a
successor
and
will
make
concerted efforts in trying to
get one. If you would like to
try it and would like some
information, contact Larry at
[email protected]
or
(585) 544-1565.
But first and foremost, our
chapter needs a president.
Sharon or I have filled this
office for the past 11 years
and now, someone new needs
to take over. No experience is
necessary. Any member of the
chapter can do it. All that's
needed is a desire to take over
the leadership of the chapter.
I will do the best I can to
guide
us
through
th is
transition period, until the
new leadership takes over
next June. After that, I will no
longer take a position on the
executive board. If you would
like to contact me about this
matter, or any concern you
have about your chapter, it's a
long drive to my home in
Wayland, but feel free to write
to
me
any
time
at
[email protected] or call me at
585-728-5166; or better yet,
come to the meetings and talk
to me. I look forward to
seeing you there.
Don't
ask
what
your
chapter can do for you.
Ask what you can do for
your chapter.
Sincerely,
Gene Binder, Vice President,
Mended Hearts, Chapter 50
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Help Wanted:
Newsletter Editor
Our chapter urgently needs
someone to volunteer to take
over as chapter newsletter
editor. The ideal candidate
would have Microsoft Word
and Publisher experience; but
strong Microsoft Word skills
would be OK. The chapter can
provide software, but not a
computer. We publish four
times
a
year;
and
our
members
and
the
heart
patients we visit benefit immensely from our newsletter.
I do not intend to continue as
chapter
newsletter
editor
beyond
December,
2014.
Please call me at (585) 5441565, as soon as possible, to
d is cu s s
t h is
im p or t an t
opportunity. Thank you.
Get Well Wishes to
Ron Wheat
Verna & Phil Mendola
and
Bob Flaherty
A Mended Heart’s Prayer
We ask for your blessings,
Lord:
We ask for strength that we
may pass it on to others
We ask for faith that we may
give hope to others
We ask for health that we
may encourage others
We ask for wisdom that we
may use all your gifts well.
Herbert G. Maedl
Holiday Party —
Monday, December,
15, 2014, 6:15 PM
Time: Cash Bar, 5:30
PM; Dinner Served, 6:15
PM
Place: Radisson
Rochester Airport Hotel
at RIT, 175 Jefferson
Rd, Rochester, NY
Dinner Cost: $23 for
members; $25 for nonmembers
Entrees: Stuffed
Chicken, Haddock
French, or Pasta
Primavera
Entrees include soup or
salad; vegetable; coffee
or tea; and cake for
dessert.
For reservations: Please
contact Barney Quinlan
at (585) 671-0481 and
send your check, made
payable to Mended
Hearts, Inc., Chapter
50, 491 Granger Circle,
Webster, NY 14580, by
Friday, December 5th.
Hope to see you all
there!
Issue Number 50
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Mended Little Hearts of Greater
Rochester
Mended Little Hearts of Greater Rochester is a
nonprofit educational, tax-exempt organization
that provides hope, caring and support to
families who have children with Congenital
Heart Defects (CHD) and heart disease. We are
a partner with The Children’s Heart Center at
the University of Rochester Medical Center
(URMC).
Membership is free and open not only to
parents and caregivers of these special
children, but also to heart defect survivors,
extended family members, healthcare partners,
neighbors, friends and anyone else interested
in furthering the outreach and support network
of MLH.
The core goals are to connect families in crisis
with others who have survived the shock of
learning a child has a heart defect or heart
disease, navigate the maze of medical
decisions and procedures, and map out a plan
for the future.
Our care bag items are nearly depleted. We
provided more than 250 care bags to families
at Golisano Children’s Hospital throughout the
year. Our families come from all over upstate
NY for cardiac care and we want them all to
have some comforts when they are here.
We are looking to hold several care bag item
drives around our region to fill the care bags
with necessities such as toiletries, snacks,
magazines, flip flops, etc.
If you are interested in holding a drive in your
office, school, or neighborhood, please contact
us. We can provide you with the letters and
information.
How You Can Reach Us
Visit our website:
mlhrochesterny.shutterfly.com/
Email us: [email protected]
Call us: (585) 398-7112
Who should get vaccinated this season?
little
mended hearts
Everyone six months of age and older should
get a flu vaccine every season.
Vaccination to prevent influenza is particularly important for people who are at
high risk of serious complications from
influenza.
“Heartbeat of Rochester”
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In Memoriam: Sherman J. Soles
Phelps — Sherman J. Soles, age 77, died on Monday (June 16, 2014) at the Fairway Oaks
Nursing Home in Tampa, FL.
Mr. Soles was born on March 1, 1937, in Geneva, NY, the son of the late Alfred and Hazel
Gittens Soles. He was a Journeyman Electrician, retiring from IBEW #840 in Geneva after 36
years of service. Mr. Soles enjoyed attending car shows and cruise nights with his son Tim
and grandson Tyler. He found great pride in showing his restored ‘56 Chevy Pickup and ‘56
Pontiac Chieftain. Mr. Soles was an avid walker and could be seen walking the block in the
Lester Rd area.
He is survived by his sons, Timothy (Jennifer) Soles of Middlesex, Daniel (Annette) Soles of
Geneva; grandsons, Tyler, Carson, Joshua and A.J.; brother Donald (Judy) Soles of FL; special
Friend Jean Weinel of FL; niece Donna Soles and nephew John Soles.
It is requested that memorial donations be made to Mended Hearts Rochester.
Memorial Donations
In Memory of Sherman J. Soles
Larry & Sharon Feldman
IBEW Local 840, Geneva, NY
Issue Number 50
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The Mended Hearts, Inc. / Greater Rochester, NY Chapter 50
Founded 1951 * Incorporated 1955
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
Mr./Mrs./Ms./Dr. __________________________________________________________________ Date ___ / ___ /___
Address ______________________________________________Phone ___________________ Birthday ___ / ___ / ___
City _______________________________________________________ State ______________ Zip ________________
Name of Spouse
________________________________________
E-mail ____________________________________
Type of Procedure
__________________________________________________________________________________
Date of Procedure
___ / ___ / ___ Hospital _________________________ Surgeon ____________________________
Membership Type (circle one)
Membership Dues
Individual
$25 (National $20 + Chapter $5)
Family
$37 (National $30 + Chapter $7)
National Life (Individual)
$195 (National $150 + Chapter $45)
National Life (Family)
$270 (National $210 + Chapter $60)
Please mail this application and your check made out to Mended Hearts, Inc., Chapter 50, to:
Barney Quinlan, Treasurer
491 Granger Circle
Webster, NY 14580
You must be a member of the National Organization to be a Chapter Member
I/We (spouses are always welcome) would like to be part of Mended Hearts effort as checked off below:
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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
Mended Hearts, a national nonprofit Mended Hearts Rochester would like to express its
organization, has been offering the sincere thanks to the “Sands-Constellation Heart
gift of hope to heart disease patients, Institute”—a part of Rochester General Hospital—for its
their families and caregivers for more generous, ongoing assistance in printing our
than 60 years. Total membership is newsletter.
over 20,000.
Mended
The support and confidence
The support of
Hearts
Mended Hearts began in 1951 when for Mended Hearts Rochester Chapter
50
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Dr. Dwight Harken, Chief of Cardio- shown by the Rochester
wishes to
Internet
thoracic Surgery at Brigham Hospital Cardiopulmonary Group, P.C., thank Lori’s
Marketing for
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in Boston, saw a need for a support is gratefully acknowledged
our website is
Foods for
and appreciated.
group to help his patients after they
supplying
gratefully
had undergone heart surgery. The
the organic
acknowledged
apples we
Greater Rochester Chapter 50 was We appreciate the generous
serve at our www.cinchlink
support from our Anonymous
established in 1966.
monthly
Mended Hearts brings together
patients, spouses, family, and medical
professionals to form a network of
caring individuals.
Donors. Thank you!
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Thank you to NY State Assemblyman Joseph Morelle.
Your support is greatly appreciated and will help us
educate the public about living with heart disease.
The Mended Hearts, Inc.
Chapter 50 of Greater Rochester
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Current Resident or
Mended Hearts Chapter 50 Board of Directors and Coordinators
Vice President
Gene Binder
728-5166
Treasurer
Barney Quinlan
671-0481
Recording Secretary
Bruce Newton
571-4825
Publicity & Programs
Jackie Joyal
662-5826
Corresponding Secretary
Cheri Steron
442-7211
Interim Newsletter Editor
Larry Feldman
544-1565
Membership Chairwoman
Marlene Adams
244-2030
Visiting Chairman
Harvey Steron
442-7211
Canandaigua Coordinators
Mary Allhusen & Jim Fralick
396-6253
Mended Little Hearts Coordinator
Jennifer Kowal
398-7112
Medical Advisor
J. Chad Teeters, MD
NE Regional Director
Margaret Elbert
Chapter 50
Voice Mail
234-1538
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