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The prestigious Charter for Compassion Organization, a harbinger for Peace, social justice and equality has accepted Spirit of Love~The Rockaway Sangha as a partner.  We are honored to bring Rockaway into the fold of the Worldwide Interfaith Community. Spirit of Love is actively engaged in offering weekly Sangha, classes, events and educational outreach to the Rockaway peninsula. One peace initiative already underway is the installation of a permanent Labyrinth in Rockaway. The Labyrinth is a walking meditation path designed to foster compassion and culminate in acts of Loving Kindness that will elevate our community, offer peace and build resilience.  Please consider joining us. email me

Spirit of Love~The Rockaway Sangha

"The next Buddha may take the form of a community ~ Thich Nhat Hahn 

The radical notion of independence from organized religions is the foundational philosophy of Spirit of Love~The Rockaway Sangha. 

Informed by my understanding that on...

June 6, 2017


Liz Seegert (@lseegert), is AHCJ’s topic editor on aging. Her work has appeared in Kaiser Health News, The, New America Media, and other outlets. She is a senior fellow at the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College in New York City, and co-produces HealthStyles for WBAI-FM/Pacifica Radio.

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Too many physicians are prescribing opioid medications for hospitalized older adults who may not need them. A new study found that one-third of 10,000 older patients were prescribed opioid pain medications, including Percocet and OxyContin, while hospitalized for non-surgical conditions.

These patients had a longer length of stay (six days vs. four) and were more often readmitted within 30 days. They were also more likely to be restrained or have bladder catheters while hospitalized, according to the retrospective analysis.

Opioid use is particularly common in el...

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