Posts Tagged ‘Longevity’

Woman of the Century | Manhattan Times

Woman of the Century | Manhattan Times

A (long) love story Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Patience, faith, and chewing food slowly. Those are what Eulalia García Figueroa says are the secrets to a long life. She should know. She celebrated her 100th birthday with nearly 40 family members and close friends at Coogan’s this past Sat., Feb. 11th. Figueroa was born in […]


The Pressure Pair | Manhattan Times

The Pressure Pair | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi When people aren’t well, sometimes they don’t want to discuss why. Especially in a room filled with strangers. Joelle Ludwig and Katy Hogan understand that. They are acupuncturists who are teaming up to provide free sessions. On January 28th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., they will offer free acupuncture and Reiki in group settings […]


The Elixir: The One Thing You Need to Finally Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution

The Elixir: The One Thing You Need to Finally Stick to Your New Year's Resolution

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes)   The New Year is the time when individuals make radical declarations about personal challenges they want to overcome. Most resolutions focus around health, weight loss, financial freedom, and simply enjoying life more. These are all great goals to achieve but sadly about 80% of them fail. Like many of you, […]


As She Fights Cancer, a Woman Strives for Normalcy | NY Times

As She Fights Cancer, a Woman Strives for Normalcy | NY Times

The Neediest Cases By JOHN OTIS For decades, Patricia Lewis toiled as a security guard for NYC Health & Hospitals, a duty she performed along with a second, and sometimes a third, job. “I showered in the hospitals, I slept on gurneys and hardly came home,” Ms. Lewis, 68, recalled. All that work was to […]


The Elixir: Give Instead of Get This Black Friday – Christina’s Cancer Cure Fund

The Elixir: Give Instead of Get This Black Friday – Christina’s Cancer Cure Fund

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Black Friday is defined as the day after Thanksgiving and is noted as the first day of traditional Christmas shopping, during which crowds of consumers are drawn to special offers by retailers. This year my hope is that instead of getting, why not try giving? Before you stop reading, please know it is […]


The Elixir Profiles: Julissa Pérez

The Elixir Profiles: Julissa Pérez

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Q. From personal experience I know that cancer is generally viewed as an older person’s disease. How did you discover your illness? A. Cancer wasn’t even a thought or concern to me. At my age, the thought of cancer seemed so unlikely. Even though my doctor had suggested a biopsy, I […]


The Elixir Profiles: Gabby Douglas – When You’re Down To Nothing God’s Up To Something

The Elixir Profiles: Gabby Douglas - When You’re Down To Nothing God’s Up To Something

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) So for the last couple of weeks, I have slept all of 2 minutes! Why? Because of the Olympics. I have a short attention span and events like swimming, track and gymnastics are just enough time to get me completely focused and later jumping around my living room like a dork. […]


The Elixir Recipes: Mangu 2.0

The Elixir Recipes: Mangu 2.0

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) If you’re Dominican, you definitely know what mangu is. For those who are not, it can be compared to it’s American counterpart, mashed potatoes. Just like mashed potatoes are very common in American homes, mangu is our signature breakfast dish. Most of my Dominican friends associate this dish as unhealthy since it […]


The Elixir: Secrets of a Long Life – Arthur Gewirtz

The Elixir: Secrets of a Long Life – Arthur Gewirtz

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Photography by Briana E. Heard (@beheardphoto) Laura, who is a volunteer at DOROT, an organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of the elderly and bringing generations together, greeted us and introduced Briana and I to Arthur. He immediately lit up and asked for a kiss on the cheek. What a charming […]


The Elixir: Secrets of a Long Life – Don José

The Elixir: Secrets of a Long Life – Don José

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Photography by Briana E. Heard (@beheardphoto) The other day as I was sitting at work, I received a call from one of the members of my wellness group. She was in the emergency room and wanted me to stop by and see her. As I was trying to convince the security […]


The Elixir: Secrets of a Long Life – Hilda Garcia

The Elixir: Secrets of a Long Life – Hilda Garcia

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Photography by Briana E. Heard (@beheardphoto) Doña Hilda Garcia was born on August 16, 1927 in the Santa Clara province in Havana, Cuba. She is the fifth of 15 siblings.  She has vivid memories of growing up with a strict disciplinarian mother who was raising 9 girls and 6 boys. Her […]


The Elixir: Secrets of a Long Life – Pilar De Jesus Gonzalez

The Elixir: Secrets of a Long Life – Pilar De Jesus Gonzalez

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Photography by Briana E. Heard (@beheardphoto) I’ve always felt a deep admiration for the elderly. Growing up, I lived in the same apartment building on 181st and Bennett as my grandmother and great-grandmother. We were on the 3rd floor and they were on the 6th. Together, they’d pick me up […]


THE ELIXIR – PAPA RICARDO'S LONGEVITY PLAN

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes My 85-year-old grandfather, who we call Papá, arrived yesterday from the Dominican Republic. We had a nice traditional meal consisting of fish, rice, beans, and an avocado, tomato and watercress salad. After dinner I thought it would be interesting to introduce him to youtube to see if we could find videos […]

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