HIGHLAND, NY — The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter had its ninth annual Subzero Heroes ice jump at Berean Lake on Saturday, February 9.
The combination of the post-World War II baby boom and breakthroughs in medical research is causing the aging population in the United States to surge.
Exercise is essential for a healthy mind and body, but it’s just one piece of the puzzle. Pairing a brain healthy diet with daily movement will create a longer, happier and more comfortable life.
Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life, weakening their thinking, remembering, reasoning and ability to care for one’s self. Dementia is not a disease, but rather a set of symptoms.
HONESDALE—Kathy Gouldsbury loves her job.
As director of social services at Ellen Memorial Healthcare Center in Honesdale, she’s responsible for much of the paperwork that keeps the place moving, but what makes her face light up is the people.
Plans in Gov. Cuomo’s budget have people who rely on Medicaid for home healthcare in New York concerned.
There are a number of groups in our area geared toward seniors, in addition to the county agencies on aging, that offer companionship, entertainment and/or an opportunity for interesting and useful volunteer activities. Below is a small sampling.
MONTICELLO, NY — The eighth annual Senior Safety Day on Wednesday, October 17, will address medication safety and senior scams related to sepsis—the body’s extreme response to an infection.
MONTICELLO, NY — The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library will present “An Evening with Lee B. Karasik: Understanding Disability in a Judgment Free Zone” on Thursday, October 11 at 6 p.m.
I used to think that by the time I reached retirement age, I’d be ready for some serious downtime. I thought that eventually all grandparents moved to Florida and played shuffleboard. But after spending an afternoon with the fine folks of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Sullivan County, I’m inclined to rethink my priorities.