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.
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Farmers Market (WCFM) just introduced a program that will enhance the buying power of seniors shopping for fresh, local food with their vendors. If a senior spends the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) vouchers at the WCFM, it will give them its own certificate worth an equivalent amount.
REGION — Both New York State and Pennsylvania have Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs (SFMNP) that provide free vouchers to lower-income seniors that they can use to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers and farmers’ markets that have been approved to participate.
CALLICOON, NY — Family Services chairperson Nadia Rajsz, left, and Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Director Caryn Mathews appear with Senior of the Year David “Scotty” Greenberger, from the Town of Highland, and Sullivan County Legislature chairperson Luis Alvarez. The 45th annual RSVP Recognition Day luncheon was held on June 13 at th
SULLIVAN COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING
Sullivan County Government Center
100 North Street, PO Box 5012
Monticello, NY 12701
845/794-3000, x 0241
or direct dial: 845/807-0241