Jenni Gratien, executive director of Chadwick Residence, Upstate's 2018 Your Cause charity, addresses the Team Upstate committee about upcoming volunteer opportunities, such as painting on Feb. 23 and March 2. Volunteer painters can work in three shifts: 9 a.m. to noon, noon to 3 p.m., and 3 to 6 p.m. To volunteer, email Kay Magnarelli at firstname.lastname@example.org. Chadwick Residence is a local charity providing supportive housing and a variety of professional services for homeless women and their children in a supportive environment that empowers them to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to increase their self-sufficiency.
Employees of Upstate’s Dental Clinic were among the hundreds from Upstate who decked out in red for Go Red Day Feb. 2. Front row, from left, are Melody Ortman, Melissa Kolodzie, Sandy Michnick, Kathy Cutter, Samantha Palka DDS. Back row, from left, are Tabatha White, Courtney Lepak, Shirlee Eldred, Annette Baker, Jean Diflorio DDS, Tracy Maurer, Ashley Brown.
Elizabeth Feldman, PharmD, BCPS, a second-year geriatric pharmacy resident at Upstate, is interviewed by CNY Central's Laura Hand about medication safety for seniors. Multiple prescriptions, cognitive ailments, and confusion about dosages are a few of the issues facing the senior population. Feldman recommends patients bring all medications—or a comprehensive list—to doctor appointments and to the hospital when admitted for procedures in an attempt to avoid confusion and double or missed dosages. For safety, it is crucial to also discuss over-the-counter medications and vitamin supplements.