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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which will be observed on June 15, signifies our collective struggle against the mistreatment of older adults. Elder abuse is not only an individual problem; it's a … more
NEW YORK STATE — On May 14, Older New Yorkers’ Day, the New York State Office for the Aging honored two Sullivan County residents for their volunteerism. Maureen Hopper As a … more
LIBERTY, NY — “The Gem of the Town,” “the Spirit of Liberty” or “the Crazy Hat Lady”—Harriet Forshay has been called them all. Forshay has had … more
VALHALLA, NY –– After nearly 20 years as president/CEO of Westchester Medical Center and the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMC Health), Michael Israel will retire at the end … more
NATIONWIDE — Unnecessary guardianship arrangements, which strip older adults and people with disabilities of their independence, have often led to abuse.  So says Sen. Bob Casey … more
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Garnet Health announced that it is among the first health systems in the Hudson Valley to offer Aquablation therapy for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due … more
NORTHEAST PA — The Wright Center for Community Health’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care (ADC) Program, based on the award-winning UCLA program, is now listed in a national database of … more
NATIONWIDE — Cybercriminals often use text messages to try and trick you into clicking on malicious links. This is sometimes known as smishing.  In a recent scam, criminals sent a … more
LIBERTY, NY — For over a decade a group has been meeting at the hospital in Harris to support those with Parkinson’s disease (PD), their caregivers and families. Now the group is moving … more
Parkinson's disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that steals cognitive capacity and movement control, is a foe that can be better fought given new research and treatment.  … more
Dear Members of the SC Legislature, NYS DOH, Residents of Sullivan County and the State of New York, Good Morning, Thank you for listening to our letter that is being read. Yes, our letter … more
NATIONWIDE — Stroke survivors were more likely to remain physically active or even exercise more after their stroke if they lived in neighborhoods with easy access to recreational centers and … more
Lacking social connection increases the risk of premature death by more than 60 percent, according to the Surgeon General’s advisory on the devastating impact of the epidemic of loneliness and … more
HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital has been recertified for three years as a Primary Stroke Center (PSC). A PSC “has the necessary staffing, infrastructure and programs to … more
NATIONWIDE — One month after hospital evaluation for stroke-like symptoms, people whose symptoms were attributed to another condition were three times more likely to have an increased risk of … more
NORTHEAST PA — Focusing on geriatric care is more important than ever, according to the Harvard University report “Projections and Implications for Housing a Growing Population.” By … more
NORTHEAST PA — There’s an old adage that age is just a number and does not define who you are.  In most cases, that saying is very accurate, as the date on your birth … more
NATIONWIDE — When you’re not streaming your favorite detective program—when you’ve switched to network television—it’s hard to miss all those drug ads hawking the … more
Valentine’s Day will have just passed as this paper reaches readers. Days celebrating love and togetherness can be particularly challenging for some seniors—and the thoughts of what they … more
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