Levitz had a contest for it’s patrons and Craig and Traci Hopkins were the lucky winners. www.ParamusPost.com made arrangements to meet them at the Route 17 South location and do an interview. District manager Fabian Bugueiro was on hand to greet us and to show us around. Traci brought her two West Brook students children, Laura and Michael for this happy occasion, Craig was working.
Well, today was the day, the first of 42 visits to 155 State Street in Hackensack. Having previously passed by the place, I thought I knew where it was. Luckily I had told my son, Bruce, to stay in the right hand lane because before I realized it, we had almost passed the parking lot. Of course I walked into the wrong entrance, the MRI section where after looking at me quizzically, they pointed me to the State Street entrance of the newly redesigned Tomotherapy Cancer Center.
Since writing article # 1, many people have come forward, not only with good wishes, but also to tell me how they reacted to their cancer and how they overcame it. Yesterday, I visited the Oncology Center at HUMC and spent several hours being prepared for the TomoTherapy ahead. That included the correct spelling of TomoTherapy although the word in the dictionary is tomography. Just donâ€™t ask me how to pronounce it.
It is fitting that the Paramus Board of Health has come out with April as Cancer control Month. Fitting because that is when I expect to start my Tomotheraphy sessions to radiate my prostate cancer cells. It all happened recently when my Urologist checked my PSA and found that it had risen. He did a biopsy (ugh) and although it looked negative, the microscopic examination proved that I had prostate cancer. Since then, I have learned a lot about this type of cancer, the most prevalent in men (other than skin cancers) and more likely to occur in the 50â€™s and up. At 82, I am a prime prospect! If you will access our Discussion Forum, I intend to keep you updated.
"It's OK if it involves things that you do routinely in your life," said Chris Perrow, a professional organizer and president of Perrow Systems in Stow, Ohio. "If you are making dinner, talking on the phone and wiping down the counter, it is multi-tasking at its best.
"When it becomes an issue is when it involves deeper cognitive thinking," she said.
There are myriad ways to stay in touch electronically. Phone calls. E-mail. Instant messaging.
But one of the more personal electronic forms of communication is videoconferencing over the Web. Videoconferencing technology that used to be primarily for corporate conglomerates with offices around the world is now revolutionizing the way far-flung families connect.
The National Aphasia Association presented Audrey Holland, honoree at the NAAâ€™s Annual Spring Gala, with the 2007 National Aphasia Advocacy Award on Thursday, April 19, 2007 at the Harvard Club in New York City. Audrey Holland, Ph.D. is a member of the Adler Aphasia Centerâ€™s Board of Directors. The Adler Aphasia Center, located in Maywood, welcomes people with aphasia and their caregivers and offers a place where they can comfortably communicate. Aphasia is a disorder of the brain.
About 60 people gathered at the Joseph Cipolla Paramus Senior Center for the dedication of the new Computer Room. Mayor James Tedesco spoke from the new podium with Councilman Denis Niland at his side giving accolades to the people involved. It was a team effort including Jamar Window & Siding, IBEW Local 164, Rich Siniscalchi and Don Adler just to name a few. He also praised Director Eileen McDowell for her steadfast loyalty to the Center and Lorraine Costello for checking on the computers.
The classic business pitch is usually too good to be true - unless you're talking about the student loan business. Student loans, which banks and other lenders avoided in decades past, have become a creditor's dream.
Their product is desperately needed, the multibillion-dollar market is growing like gangbusters, and if things go south, lenders can turn to the government for a bailout.