Dutchess-Ulster, NY Go Red for Women Luncheon advances wellness

More than 300 people came together at Poughkeepsie’s Grandview on Friday, November 8th to be relentless in support of women’s health. The event — which was chaired by Denise Doring VanBuren of Central Hudson Gas & Electric — included a keynote speech by Mara Schiavocampo of the Dr. Oz show, wellness showcase, a talk about


Mental wellness a key component to building a “BetterU”

Brooke O’Connell, Hudson Valley, NY BetterU participant, shares the ways in which making small changes proved more sustainable for her in her journey toward better health.  I’m so thankful for the Better U Program.  When I started this program, I had the hopes and dreams of losing a large sum of weight in a short


Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall screens blood pressure, raises awareness on World Stroke Day

Tuesday, October 29 was World Stroke Day, and the American Heart Association teamed up with Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets to raise awareness about the warning signs of stroke and provide hands-on education and health screenings. People learned how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T. “It’s really an honor to participate with

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Empowering Entrepreneurs for healthier communities: EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator Finale Event

We are thrilled to introduce the 2019 EmPOWERED to Serve National Business Accelerator grant recipients!  The October 17th event was hosted in Washington, D.C. at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The top nine candidates presented their innovative concepts and ideas in a shark-tank style program at the event for a chance


Moving More with BetterU in New York’s Hudson Valley

It seems like just yesterday I met this amazing group of ladies to begin the BetterU challenge for 2019. I had not worked out in a gym for quite some time, other than the occasional walk on the treadmill or 30 minutes on an elliptical machine. Working with a personal trainer was really eye opening…I


Hudson Valley, NY BetterU means “I’m not alone”

“I’m not alone.” That’s what Hudson Valley BetterU participant Ana Rodriguez (pictured far left in blue) shared following a seminar with her fellow BetterU women this morning, citing the positive emotional impact of participation as key. “It doesn’t matter what we look like, or where we’re from…we all have a lot in common,” said Rodriguez,