Understanding dementia

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.

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Kathy Gouldsbury, social services director at Ellen Memorial Healthcare Center

Making the transition easier

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.

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All aboard! A trip on the Stourbridge Line last July provided entertainment for a group from Delaware Young at Heart.

Seniors, getting out and about

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.

TRR photos by Jonathan Charles Fox

RSVP Advisory Council member Kenneth Walter praised retiring Office for the Aging Director Deborah E. Allen for her 38 years of dedication to the community.

RSVP: seniors giving back to the seniors

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.



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