Posts Tagged ‘Ulster County’

Drag Brunch is Back for 2020!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Drag BrunchThe Annual Drag Brunch at The Gunk Haus to benefit the programs of Hudson Valley Community Services, Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 11:00 am Gunk Haus: 387 South St. Clintondale, NY. Tickets are $35.00 and include your choice of brunch entree, coffee, tea, your first mimosa, prizes, raffles and games! This event always sells out so get your tickets fast by visiting www.hudsonvalleycs.org/brunch. Featuring hostess Trixie Starr and legend JoJo Gerard! More performers to be announced soon.

Narcan Training & Community Awareness

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Narcan Training and Community AWARENESS with Parents, High School Students and Adolescents sharing their experiences, hope and their peer to peer program that helps them help others.

Narcan (naloxone) is an opioid antagonist and is used for the complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose, including respiratory depression. It is also used for diagnosis of suspected or known acute opioid overdose and also for blood pressure support in septic shock. Free Narcan Kits will be given after the training.

Sponsored by New Paltz High School, Awareness Inc. and Hudson Valley Community Services.

RSVP Required To Reserve A Space: ucawarenessprogram@gmail.com

 

Snow Date: February 8, 2018

Dutchess/Ulster Case Managers Earn “Red Noses” for Great Performance

Friday, May 20th, 2016

ball gown prom dresses It was Red Nose Day at HVCS’ Poughkeepsie and Kingston offices! Our Case Managers celebrated several months of not being “in the red” in their quality assurance data dashboard. This means that the program has been meeting or exceeding Department of Health performance standards. Way to go, Dutchess & Ulster case managers!

Living Healthy Workshop

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Put life back into your life!

HVCS’ Kingston office is pleased to introduce a new peer-led support group for Ulster County residents living with complex chronic illnesses.

Living Healthy workshops help you:

  • Feel better. By heling you increase your energy and get relief from pain, fatigue, and difficult emotions.
  • Take control of your life. Helps you do the things you want to do each day.
  • Get connected. Gives you the opportunity to learn from others who have similar health issues.

The Living Healthy workshop is a six-session peer-led health education program for people with any type of ongoing health condition and compliments the health care that person may already be receiving. The purpose of the Living Healthy workshop is to enhance one’s skills and ability to manage their health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

In addition, participants learn or enhance their problem-solving and decision-making skills which enable them to confront the ever-changing challenges of living with an ongoing health condition. The course is facilitated by two leaders, one or both of whom are trained volunteers who themselves have an ongoing health condition. Participants are invited to bring a family member or friend.

The program includes:

  • Developing decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Developing and maintaining a safe and long-term physical activity program
  • Fatigue management
  • Dealing with anger, depression, and other difficult emotions
  • Cognitive management of pain and stress
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Using prescribed medication appropriately
  • Healthy eating
  • Making informed treatment decisions
  • Planning for future health care

RESULTS:

Stanford’s Patient Education Research Center conducted a randomized, controlled test of the program with 1,000 class participants and found many to have the following outcomes for up to three years after attending the class series:

  • Better communication with physicians
  • Better coping strategies and symptom management
  • Increased physical activity
  • Reduced health distress

The Healthy Living workshops will be facilitated by two trained people in the Living Healthy NY program. This is a free workshop for Ulster County residents who have a chronic illness. The classes will be held in the conference room at 138 Pine St., Kingston from 2:30pm-4:30pm. The dates are Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Dec 10, Dec 17, and Dec 23.

Living Healthy Workshop

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Put life back into your life!

HVCS’ Kingston office is pleased to introduce a new peer-led support group for Ulster County residents living with complex chronic illnesses.

Living Healthy workshops help you:

  • Feel better. By heling you increase your energy and get relief from pain, fatigue, and difficult emotions.
  • Take control of your life. Helps you do the things you want to do each day.
  • Get connected. Gives you the opportunity to learn from others who have similar health issues.

The Living Healthy workshop is a six-session peer-led health education program for people with any type of ongoing health condition and compliments the health care that person may already be receiving. The purpose of the Living Healthy workshop is to enhance one’s skills and ability to manage their health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

In addition, participants learn or enhance their problem-solving and decision-making skills which enable them to confront the ever-changing challenges of living with an ongoing health condition. The course is facilitated by two leaders, one or both of whom are trained volunteers who themselves have an ongoing health condition. Participants are invited to bring a family member or friend.

The program includes:

  • Developing decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Developing and maintaining a safe and long-term physical activity program
  • Fatigue management
  • Dealing with anger, depression, and other difficult emotions
  • Cognitive management of pain and stress
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Using prescribed medication appropriately
  • Healthy eating
  • Making informed treatment decisions
  • Planning for future health care

RESULTS:

Stanford’s Patient Education Research Center conducted a randomized, controlled test of the program with 1,000 class participants and found many to have the following outcomes for up to three years after attending the class series:

  • Better communication with physicians
  • Better coping strategies and symptom management
  • Increased physical activity
  • Reduced health distress

The Healthy Living workshops will be facilitated by two trained people in the Living Healthy NY program. This is a free workshop for Ulster County residents who have a chronic illness. The classes will be held in the conference room at 138 Pine St., Kingston from 2:30pm-4:30pm. The dates are Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Dec 10, Dec 17, and Dec 23.

Testing All Queens: An HIV Equal Event

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

SUNY New Paltz presents “Testing All Queens! An HIV Equal Event” on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The event features dinner, a drag show and a fundraiser with proceeds going to HVCS. A special guest speaker from Love Heals starts off the program, and the Queens and Kings of New Paltz close things out with a drag show. Music provided by Superior Sounds.

Suggested donation: $5 for students, $10 for non-students and community members.

Testing All Queens!

Our New ADAP Ad Campaign Kicks Off

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

HVCS received special funding to conduct a comprehensive advertising campaign to raise awareness for our Medical Benefit Specialists, two staffers who work with local residents who are HIV-positive and uninsured or under-insured. The campaign, funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) via the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act, consists of a billboard in Kingston, NY; transit shelter ads in lower Westchester County, Spanish language ads in free, widely-distributed Spanish newspapers and websites, and a Haitian newspaper.

The campaign will run through the end of the year, and its goal is to increase the number of people enrolled in New York’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). Our program serves Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, and Westchester counties. Medical Benefits Specialists can assist with the ADAP application, Medicaid paperwork, referrals for other services, and removing barriers to accessing available resources.

In Ulster County, contact Mary Beth at (845) 339-3281 x17.

In Putnam, Rockland or Westchester counties, contact Ramon at (914) 785-8264.

HVCS' Medical Benefits Specialists billboard in Kingston

HVCS’ new billboard in Kingston advertises the Medical Benefits Specialist programs in English and Spanish.