Although the turnout was small, we did have an enjoyable lunch and good conversations!
Those attending were David & Holly Minott, Irwin Solow & Joan and Tony & Flo Casola.
The diner was very accommodating with the joining of two long tables, since we were being optimistic in our estimate of attendees!
We will most likely have our next mini-luncheon sometime on a Tuesday or Thursday in July, most likely on the 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th or 31st . If you plan on attending and have previous commitments for any of these dates, please let us know so that we may schedule around those dates.
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The next mini-lunch date is Tuesday, June 17th. at 1:00 P.M. which will be held at the Valbrook Diner in Valley Stream. The Valbrook is located at 160 East Merrick Road. You can take Merrick Road or Sunrise Highway to get there. Their phone number is 516-872-0465. If you are heading East on Merrick Rd, it will be on your right-hand side. If you pass Addison Place, the Two Guys auto shop, or the railroad trestle, you've gone too far! Heading West on Merrick Rd., when you see the railroad trestle, it will be coming up quickly on your left. There is metered parking in front and free parking in the lot behind the diner. If you are using Sunrise Highway heading East, make a left turn on Horton Ave and then another left on Merrick Rd. Heading West, turn right on Horton Ave., then left at the next traffic light, onto Merrick Rd. and continue, just past the trestle. All retirees and future retirees (and their spouses) are welcome to join us!
There is no treatment of proven effectiveness for CBS. Some people experience CBS for anywhere from a few days up to many years, and these hallucinations can last only a few seconds or continue for most of the day. For those experiencing CBS, knowing that they are suffering from this syndrome and not a mental illness seems to be the best treatment so far, as it improves their ability to cope with the hallucinations. Most people with CBS meet their hallucinations with indifference, but they can still be disturbing because they may interfere with daily life. It seems that there are a few activities that can make the hallucinations stop although many people are not aware of these. Interrupting vision for a short time by closing the eyes or blinking is sometimes helpful.
This refers to a medical disorder called Charles Bonnet syndrome, hence, the "CBS".