We often don’t think much about our health and the people whom we task with maintaining it until something goes wrong. Then, we put our trust in the knowledge and ability of these professionals.
For that reason, we used a substantial part of this edition to offer our readers a thoughtful introduction to a few of the region’s healthcare leaders. Our cover story so thoughtfully written by Janine Crowley Haynes focuses on the stellar service to the community at nearby Northern Westchester Hospital, which I would venture to guess has touched many of your own lives, or a neighbor’s, if you have been living here long enough. In honor of its Centennial, and Mother’s Day, we offer mini profiles of some of the amazing doctors and staff working at NWH on behalf of women.
The issue also spotlights three remarkable local women working in the healthcare field: Dermatologist Dr. Lydia Evans, weight loss expert, Dr. Maria Briones, and nutritionist Dina Khader. We’re grateful to our writers who took the time to bring their lives and ideas to life on our pages. We find out how these women entered their fields, as well as their advice for healthy living. We did include a little male input…including an interview with Robert Fay, owner of a physical therapy facility in Armonk. Fay explains how to get back into shape this summer without overdoing it and ending up on the Disabled List.
In addition to profiles of the female medical professionals listed in the above paragraph, it is our pleasure to include a profile Susan Geffen, a 44-year Armonk resident whose above and beyond commitment to community service earned her the Armonk Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award. The Citizen of the Year events are always a delight, so contact the chamber to find out how you might attend too or about how to join the Chamber yourself!
Two articles in this issue focus on dining: one talks about what makes a meal memorable, while another explains the CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, trend. We have a couple thoughtful essays for your reading pleasure and also give readers a rundown of some things to do in the upcoming months, as spring turns to summer, both in Armonk and a short drive away.
In fact, the picture above highlights a First Thursday, Armonk Chamber of Commerce sponsored event, many of which are coming up soon!
With every issue of Inside Armonk, we try to bring you closer to your community and your neighbors. With this issue, we hoped to help you think about a bit about your health, too! Enjoy!