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Monthly Archives: February 2014

2/24: This Week at FoF

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.

Every Day:
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.

Monday:
Acupuncture / 10AM – 1PM / By Appointment

Tuesday:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM-5PM / By Appointment
Massage Therapy / 10AM-1PM / By Appointment / $25/hour

Wednesday:
Acupuncture / 11AM-4PM / By Appointment 
Yoga with Felecia / 10:15-11:15AM / Drop – ins welcome / Limitless Fitness, Staten Island Felecia is on maternity leave until the end of March. Check back for class updates, and continue to enjoy Yoga on Thursdays in Rockaway Park!
Financial Guidance / 10AM-3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment

Thursday:
Women’s Support Group / 11:30AM – 1PM / Drop – ins welcome
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 & MEETING VISITS
Our outreach intern, massage therapist, acupuncturist, and biofeedback coach have been making brief visits to firehouses and fraternal meetings to explain their services. If your firehouse or fraternal is interested in a visit, be in touch.

2/17: This Week at FoF

PRESIDENT’S DAY / CLOSED
Friends of Firefighters is closed Monday in observance of President’s Day and Washington’s Birthday.

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

Every Day:
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.

Monday:
CLOSED

Tuesday:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM-5PM / By Appointment
Massage Therapy / 10AM-1PM / By Appointment / $25/hour

Wednesday:
Acupuncture / 11AM-4PM / By Appointment NOTE: No community acupuncture this week, individual appointments only
Yoga with Felecia / 10:15-11:15AM / Drop – ins welcome / Limitless Fitness, Staten Island Felecia is on maternity leave until the end of March. Check back for class updates, and continue to enjoy Yoga on Thursdays in Rockaway Park!
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 & MEETING VISITS
Our outreach intern, massage therapist, acupuncturist, and biofeedback coach have been making brief visits to firehouses and fraternal meetings to explain their services. If your firehouse or fraternal is interested in a visit, be in touch.
NEWSLETTER
Check out this week’s newsletter, full of updates and news. Sign up below to get these right to your inbox.

Happy Valentine’s Day

 
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Thursday Snowstorm

Friends of Firefighters is open today until 2PM. Yoga in Rockaway Park is cancelled tonight. Stay safe in the snowstorm!
Brooklyn Bridge in snowstorm, source news.yahoo.com
 

FoF vs. Mental Health Stigma

Mental Health stigma ENTER: fRIENDS OF FIREFIGHTERS | Create Infographics

2/10: This Week at FoF

ON THE ARM BREAKFAST / WEDNESDAY
Stop by FoF the 2nd Wednesday of each month between 8 and 11AM to enjoy good company and free made to order breakfast prepared by retired firefighters. The breakfast is open to active and retired firefighters, their family members, service members, and FoF friends and volunteers.
NUTRITION WORKSHOP / WEDNESDAY
The life of a firefighter presents some specific challenges to the human body: high stress, irregular sleep, chemical exposure. Firefighters and family members should join us for this free 1-hour workshop at 11AM with alternative health expert Diane Paxton, owner of Inner Fire Integrative Health Services. Exposure to chemicals on the job is an area of specialty for Diane and she will address nutritional needs unique to bodies under stress. Read more here.
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.

Every Day:
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.

Monday:
Acupuncture / 10AM-1PM / By Appointment

Tuesday:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM-5PM / By Appointment
Massage Therapy / 10AM-1PM / By Appointment / $25/hour

Wednesday:
On the Arm Breakfast / 8AM – 1PM / Drop – in / See above for more information
Biofeedback Program / 9AM-12PM / By Appointment and drop – in
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
FIREHOUSE VISITS
Our outreach […]

Wednesday, 2/5

Friends of Firefighters is open today, Wednesday. If you need to cancel an appointment with us, please call 718-643-0980 or email info@friendsoffirefighters.org.

Yoga with Felecia at Limitless Fitness Studios in SI is cancelled today.

Drive carefully!

Wellness Provider Profile: Siobhan Towey, LMT

Get to know the great people behind our services! This month we interviewed Siobhan Towey, our massage therapist.

What is your favorite place in New York? I grew up here so everything and nothing is special or favorite. I love the view from under the big tree in Sunset Park.

If you were stuck on a desert island, what 3 things would you want with you? My husband, because he’s really good at all things survival oriented; My cats, because they’d crack me up discovering the sand; A private yacht with a captain and crew, just in case we wanted to go anywhere.

What is a recent movie you saw? I saw “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. It’s imaginative and funny and has great landscapes. It’s a fun movie to get a little lost in.

What do you like about working at FoF? The generosity of everyone involved. Oh, and the treats. It’s the only place where a client comes for a session and brings a bag of bagels or a box of chocolates or a crumb cake.

How can the service you provide help people? Massage therapy has such a wide range of benefits. It provides the basic benefits of relaxation, increased circulation, decreased blood pressure, and it can also help with specific muscular and joint issues or injuries or other long term concerns. The healing process around almost any ailment will be greatly enhanced with massage therapy.

What do you want people to know about your program? Massage is not just for the lady at a spa. REAL MEN GET MASSAGE and so do REAL WOMEN 🙂

Thanks for sharing, Siobhan! Siobhan is available for massage therapy appointments at FoF on Tuesdays between 10-1 at $25 an hour. Learn more about all our services here. 

This Week at FoF

SNOW CLOSING
Monday we will close at 2PM due to the snow.
NEWSLETTER
Read this week’s newsletter here. Sign up on the bottom of our website to receive news and updates straight to your inbox every other week!
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.

Every Day:
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.

Monday:
Acupuncture / 10AM-1PM / By Appointment

Tuesday:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM-5PM / 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:
Women’s Support Group / 11:30AM – 1PM / Drop – ins welcome
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.