My husband and I went here once. We didn't like the way we were shuttled in like cattle and rushed.
We have fairly complicated tax returns due to owning property and a business and it takes time to go through everything. We felt rushed throughout and like they may have missed something that could save us some cash.
The prices for tax preparation were high but they all are. They were cheaper than H & R Block but not by a whole lot.
While H & R at least took their time with us and made us feel as though they were being very thorough, this place made us on edge.
We left wondering if our return would be kicked back to to being incomplete or having errors. For the record, the return went through with no problem.
I don't really recommend this place as there are so many qualified tax preparers who will take time with you and go through things line by line if need be and make you feel you have covered all the basis.
Perhaps for those with simple returns, this place is OK. But when you get into complicated ones like we have, although they seem competent, they rush through so they can get the next person in . That made my husband and I uncomfortable enough that we never went back after the first time.
We have had our taxes prepared at H & R Block on E. Taft Road twice.
They are smart and up on the latset tax info. They take people by appointment and take their time going over your forms.
While they were definitely competent, their prices for even simple forms was very high. We were stunned by the prices.
Although, as I said, we had no problems with he actual tax preparation part of the transaction, we found the price to prepare our taxes exorbitant and have gone elsewhere.
This is a reputable place and you can be pretty sure you will get good service and they won't miss anything but you most certainly pay a steep price for that service.
There are fine tax preparers around who charge less and are just as qualified.
I used to go to Kress drugs when I was a kid many years ago! It has since been taken over and cleaned up but it is still a neighborhood pharmacy with typical drugstore fare.
This is not like an Ekerds or Rite Aide by any means, It is far smaller and offers far less.
You can get prescriptions filled there and buy drugstore items at average prices. They have expanded to include more mainstream items now like cosmetic items and plastic ware.
The prices are higher than the larger stores in most cases but sometimes good deals will save you some cash. The staff is courteous and as helpful as they can be.
This is still nearly the same family pharmacy I went to as a child (It was the only place we ever got prescriptions or OTC drugs - they were open on major holidays and, at one point, were open 24 hours).
This is a very average drugstore/pharmacy with average offerings at prices that range from slightly higher than chain drugstores to slightly lower when they have a sale.
This used to be called Schwartz's Pharmacy and has been around for years. This small building houses dusty medical supplies and some newer, more state of the art equipment. They sell and rent durable medical supplies and also sell some pharmaceuticals and small medical supplies.
I bought a foam cervical pillow there and it was very expensive as everything is there. The workers are quite elderly but they are eager to help. They helped me pick a pillow for my neck injury and needs and, while it was expensive, it was the right one for me as promised.
I certainly would not shop there on a regular basis. However, for some medical supplies and, especially if you have a prescription or are covered by insurance in another way, they do have several choices of things from commodes to all sorts of things for the elderly and mobility impaired.
The stock, though, seems old for the most part and really IS dusty. It looks like some items have been on the shelves for years.
This is a pretty mediocre place that has some medical equipment that you may need but nothing you can't get elsewhere and probably cheaper.
They do rent some equipment such as wheelchairs for short term use and we have rented a wheelchair three times for my father when he was coming for a visit before he got one of his own. It was rickety and small but the price was right at $15 for the whole weekend.
Very average at best.
Although I have not been a patient of Dr. Land, a very close friend of mine is and I have seen amazing strides. She has depression and severe anxiety as well as post traumatic stress from a childhood sexual abuse incident.
When she started therapy with Dr. Land, she was literally at wits end. She didn't go out of the house and was extremely depressed.
After several weeks of weekly meetings, I saw changes. She was sounding more cheerful, talking more openly about her anger and fears, and going out more.
After about four months of weekly sessions, she seems to be taking huge strides without medication. I know many do need medication, but, in this one case, she has been able to talk through her problems with Dr. Land and find an inner peace she really never had.
We have talked at length about her sessions and how Dr. Land is no nonsense and will not let her get away with dodging important issues. She was always the type to evade and avoid the issues. Now, because she has been forced to face her issues head on, her progress is nothing short of amazing.
I recommend Dr. Land on the basis of watching a very close friend go from near suicidal to feeling much better, acting better, eating, laughing, going out again and simply doing much better. She has a long way to go but she is out of the pit of despair she was in and in the healing phase.
I credit Dr. Land for this and, should I need to see a psychologist in the future, i would call Dr. Land first.
I have met him when I went with my friend to her appointment and he was friendly and not at all intimidating. However, he also wasn't passive and quiet either. The one session I sat in on with my friend was eye opening and even I learned a lot from it.
I definitely recommend Dr. Land for those with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or other problems that need to be examined and faced in order to begin to heal.
This is a nice, clean pet center that makes you want to take every little animal home with you.
They have animals (kittens and puppies and other small creatures) for sale and they seem to be in good spirits and well cared for. Still, to be honest, I don't like pet stores because they cut into the adoption of strays and mixed breeds who desperately need home sin the shelters.
At any rate, they sell a large variety of animal care products, books, leashes, dishes, bones, things for pets of every kind, including fish.
The prices are pretty high though and you can usually find similar items at mass-market stores like Wal-Mart for much cheaper.
The place is very clean, the staff is smart, and there is no hard sell. The animals seem well cared for an happy (but want to get out of the cages) .
This is a decent pet store with a lot of variety at above average prices.
I was having a racing heart and palpitations and was referred to the New York Heart Center Cardiovascular Specialists to be checked over.
The waiting room is real small but friendly and warm.
The doctors are great. I really liked both doctors I saw. I had a stress test there and they were ultra supportive as I was really not looking forward to the whole thing. It went fine.
They did many tests and I felt cared for and in good hands. I wore a monitor for a while and, eventually, my diagnosis was no diagnosis. That is, my heart was fine. I later found I had a lack of potassium which caused the heart problems.
This office is a fine one to go for heart problems and the wait is usually short. They do have just a tiny back room and tiny exam rooms but the doctors are good, knowledgeable, and give you all the information you need and want (and deserve!).
I would go back again if the need arises. I trust the doctors and I found the staff to be really nice and helpful.
It's not the biggest but it's a very good practice.
PACE is an all inclusive healthcare and socialization package for the elderly. My father is part of PACE and did attend PACE 1 which is a large building with a cafeteria-like area for seniors to have hot lunches and some recreation and a small library, as well as a small doctor's office with minimal equipment.
The center is large and clean. The cafeteria is comprised of many small tables and the food is not bad. Many elderly citizens are bussed in from senior's apartments and adult homes to have a hot lunch and participate in activities such as bingo or throwing a beach ball, etc. Nothing great but it's something for older folks to do rather than sitting alone.
The medical part of PACE is in dire need of help. There is not enough medical care for the amount of patients they have and doctors come and go frequently. Getting in to see a doctor sometimes is tough as they are so busy. I worry a lot about the level of health care given by PACE 1.
There is a staff of social workers, nurses, aides, etc that are under the PACE umbrella who work with families and try to give elderly folks care and help with every day needs. They assist these people in dressing, cleaning, personal hygiene etc.
PACE 1 is clean, it is OK for food and recreation but it lacks consistent health care that elderly people need. It was really decent about five years ago but has fallen a lot lately and I would not recommend it to anyone at this point.
If your loved one has insurance though, and they want to get out and have a meal and mingle with other folks, PACE 1 is a good place to do it. A word of warning though that some people at the center are very very frail and can be somewhat scary to see as they seem to be falling out of their wheelchairs or not even conscious. However, they are seated together and the more alert people are seated together to avoid any discomfort the alert people may have when around very ill and frail people.
This program could be good and was good. But the doctor sit
I had had MANY experiences with NAVAC and all have been extremely good (although the circumstances obviously were not).
My son was very ill when he was younger and ambulances seemed to show up at my door every other day for a while. NAVAC, which is a volunteer ambulance corp., was always there for us. They even came during one of the worst snowstorms ever and walked through waist high snow to get to my home then inched to the hospital (It took over two hours to go about six miles) all while keeping me and my older son, who was riding shotgun in the front, calm. My younger son got excellent care during that extremely scary time.
This service is fast, friendly, and knowledgeable and I trust them literally with my life. I am so glad they are close by and are willing to be there for those of of us who need them.
Please, give generously to NAVAC so that they can continue to be a volunteer (meaning no charge to you) ambulance corp.
Everyone is just wonderful and, compared to Eastern Ambulance (which is a pay ambulance corp..) these people are amazingly nice, smart, and can deal with any emergency with efficiency.
I would choose this ambulance corp. over any other.
I can't believe there is one place that has so much info about so many things! I have used the Volunteer Center for so many things. They know who to call, where to call, and who to speak to and have dozens, perhaps hundreds, of recourses that can help you if you have any sort of question or problem about anything.
I have called when I needed to find an agency for my aging father or my son when he was ill or a family member. They seem to know exactly who to call and what to do.
I truly have come to lean on this organization to lead me in the right direction when something comes up and I need to find an agency or get answers of any kind.
If you have a problem of any kind, be if financial, medical, or whatever, and don't know where to begin to find help, call the Volunteer Center. They will give you many ideas and phone numbers and give you a start to finding the answers you need.
I am very impressed with this service and it is 100% free of charge.
It's a service I use a lot and that anyone should use if they don't know where to go for help or answers.