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The View From My Windows

Some of you may recall Eleanor Roosevelt’s column “My Day” which was printed in a syndicated column when she was first lady. That’s a high standard to set, but I will attempt to tell you about “my day at The Amsterdam” during the Covid pandemic.


How We Arrived at The Amsterdam

For sixty-eight years, I was married to a man whose motto was “Nothing is a problem. It is merely an opportunity.” One day, he came home from a luncheon appointment with a friend and said, “Joan, I’m going to have to stop driving. Today, as I came to a traffic light, I couldn’t feel whether my foot was going to touch the gas pedal or the brake.” This was an event that would definitely change our way of life.


My Day at The Amsterdam

Some of you may recall Eleanor Roosevelt’s column “My Day” which was printed in a syndicated column when she was first lady. That’s a high standard to set, but I will attempt to tell you about “my day at The Amsterdam” during the Covid pandemic.


We Have Succeeded

Yes, we did it! We succeeded in concluding many months of the covid-19 pandemic in good health. Now that we are working through the aftereffects and going forward with the reopening, how can we describe our feelings?







Independent Living resident & Author showing her published book at The Amsterdam at Harborside in Port Washington, NY.

12 Ways to Thrive in Retirement

If you are a senior trying to make the most of your retirement, this is for you. From Tai Chi to learning the guitar, here are some suggestions to consider.


downsizing, moving to a CCRC

When Is the Right Time to Downsize?

How can you tell if it’s time to downsize and move to a retirement community? Nassau County’s only not-for-profit CCRC shares tips for making an informed decision.


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