Category Archives: Life & Living with Joanna Gagis

Stacey Antine on HealthBarn USA

Stacey Antine, MS, RD, Founder of HealthBarn USA and Author of “Appetite for Life,” sat with Joanna Gagis on “Life & Living” to discuss the importance of nutrition education for young children and families.

“Kids are so empowered,” Antine says.  “If you really want to make an impact for the future, you’ve got to start with the children.”

The mission of HealthBarn USA is to gift children and families nutritious food through access and in conjunction with nutrition education for their health and happiness.

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Eileen Murray on Matheny’s Arts Access Program

Director of Matheny’s Arts Access Program Eileen Murray sat with Joanna Gagis on “Life & Living” to discuss this important program for people with disabilities and the life changing impact it is making.

“The art resides within them,” Murray says, “and Arts Access gives them the tools to get it out.” They do this by providing facilitators. A facilitator is a professional artist who is trained to be the arms and the legs for the person who can’t use theirs.

Matheny is a special hospital for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities. Their mission is to provide exceptional care and an optimal quality of life for children and adults with special needs and medically complex developmental disabilities.

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Jamie Chebra on the Importance of EMS

Director of EMS at JFK Medical Center Jamie Chebra sat with Joanna Gagis on “Life & Living” to discuss the importance of ambulatory care.

Chebra believes that everyone should trust Emergency Medical Services to provide them with rapid and efficient treatment prior to arriving at the hospital.

“Basically, we are bringing the emergency department to you,” he states. “You have the advantage of staying right where you are and allowing us to bring all of that care to you.”

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