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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy Holidays from Friends of Firefighters

Friends of Firefighters will be closed
Tuesday, December 24th through New Year’s Day,
reopening Thursday, January 2, 2014

Photo credit: Kia Carbone

24 hour hotline support:
The Samaritans / 212-673-3000
Suicide Prevention Lifeline / 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
LIFENET / 1-800-LIFENET (543-3638)

This Week at FoF

BOOK OF JOB

NUTRITION WORKSHOP

BONE MARROW DRIVE

Due to the large response to the November Bone Marrow Drive, FoF has extended your chance to register. Stop by during office hours this month (Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM) for a quick cheek swab. You may be the match that could save a life for Owen, Jimmy, or anyone else in need.

SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members and are held at FoF and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Below is an overview – visit our services page for more information.

Everyday:
Counseling / By appointment
We are excited to offer counseling sessions in downtown Manhattan Tuesday mornings. Please note, availability is limited so will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

Tuesday:
Biofeedback Program / By Appointment
Massage Therapy / 10AM-1PM / By Appointment / $25/hour

Wednesday:
Acupuncture / 10AM-4PM / By Appointment
Yoga with Felecia / 10:15-11:15AM / Drop – ins welcome / Limitless Fitness, Staten Island
Financial Guidance / 10AM-3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment

Thursday:
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / 7:30 – 8:30PM / Mrs. Elaine’s School of Dance, Rockaway Park / Sign up by e-mailing Cecilia at yogawithcecilia@yahoo.com
Women’s Support Group / 10:30AM-1PM / Drop-ins welcome, feel free to call first

Firehouse Visits: Our massage therapist, acupuncturist, and biofeedback coach have been making brief visits to firehouses to explain their services. If your firehouse is interested in a visit, be in touch.

Job in Red Hook: 12/17

Seats are filling up fast! RSVP now.

THURSDAY: Guiding You Through The Affordable Care Act

This Week at FoF

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT SEMINAR
A free health insurance seminar guiding you through the Affordable Health Care Act. Thursday, December 12, noon, at Friends of Firefighters, open to the public. Karen Donnelly holds a Series 6 license, Series 63 license, and is licensed as an insurance broker and insurance agent. Karen is able to navigate you through the Affordable Care Act and answer your questions.
BONE MARROW DRIVE
Due to the large response to the November Bone Marrow Drive, FoF has extended your chance to register. Stop by during office hours this month (Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM) for a quick cheek swab. You may be the match that could save a life for Owen, Jimmy, or anyone else in need.

SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members and are held at FoF and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Below is an overview – visit our services page for more information.

Everyday:
Counseling / By appointment
We are excited to offer counseling sessions in downtown Manhattan Tuesday mornings. Please note, availability is limited so will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

Tuesday:
Biofeedback Program / By Appointment
Massage Therapy / 10AM-1PM / By Appointment / $25/hour

Wednesday:
On the Arm Breakfast / 8-11AM / Drop – in
Acupuncture (Please note: There are no acupuncture sessions this week)
Yoga with Felecia / 10:15-11:15AM / Drop – ins welcome / Limitless Fitness, Staten Island
Financial Guidance / 10AM-3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment

Thursday:
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / 7:30 – 8:30PM / Mrs. Elaine’s School of Dance, Rockaway Park / Sign up by e-mailing Cecilia at yogawithcecilia@yahoo.com

Firehouse Visits: Our massage therapist, acupuncturist, and biofeedback coach have been making brief visits to firehouses to explain their services. If your firehouse is interested in a visit, be in touch.

Bone Marrow Donor Drive / December

We have extended the Bone Marrow Donor Drive through the month of December! See below for details, and stop by for a quick cheek swab.

Nutrition Workshop: Today!

Join us today!

Update: Scam

Today we received a visit from a well-meaning FDNY member who explained that he created a Christmas ornament company to benefit Friends of Firefighters, among other non-profits. Since we were not notified of his intentions in advance, and were not able to find out where it originated, we had no choice but to distance ourselves from the project. It is too late to partner on this project this year, but look for the flyer next year with our endorsement. We are impressed with his sincerity and good intentions and will give him our full support for the 2014 holiday season.

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If you have seen this advertisement around, please note that as far as we know it is a SCAM.

This Week at FoF

#GIVINGTUESDAY
After all the hectic shopping days, help inspire giving. #GivingTuesday is a special call to action and creates a national day of giving around the annual shopping and spending season to inspire giving every day. FoF has 3 ways for you to participate! Learn more here.

 
FREE NUTRITION WORKSHOP
FDNY firefighters & family members: Join us for free Nutrition Workshops this month, offered by Diane Paxton, MS, LAc.

The first will be held this Thursday, December 5, at 5PM at Friends of Firefighters. For more information and for the other available dates, see here.

 
BONE MARROW DRIVE
Due to the large response to the November Bone Marrow Drive, FoF has extended your chance to register. Stop by during office hours this month (Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM) for a quick cheek swab. You may be the match that could save a life.

 
SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members and are held at FoF and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Below is an overview – visit our services page for more information.

Everyday: 
Counseling / By appointment
We are excited to offer counseling sessions in downtown Manhattan Tuesday mornings. Please note, availability is limited so will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

Tuesday:
Biofeedback Program (Please Note: No Biofeedback sessions this week)
Massage Therapy / 10AM-1PM / By Appointment / $25/hour

Wednesday:
Acupuncture / 10AM-4PM / Drop – in 10-11AM & By Appointment 11AM-4PM
Yoga with Felecia / 10:15-11:15AM / Drop – ins welcome / Limitless Fitness, Staten Island
Financial Guidance / 10AM-3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment

Thursday: 
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / 7:30 – 8:30PM / Mrs. Elaine’s School of Dance, Rockaway Park / Sign up by e-mailing Cecilia at yogawithcecilia@yahoo.com

Firehouse Visits: Our massage therapist, acupuncturist, and biofeedback coach have been making brief visits to firehouses to explain their services. If your firehouse is interested in […]