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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 … more
Although Philip Hone became a symbol of upper class New York City, his life began in 1780 as the younger son of a poor carpenter. At the age of 16, he joined his brother’s auctioneering … more
HIGHLAND, NY — The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter had its ninth annual Subzero Heroes ice jump at Berean Lake on Saturday, February 9. To participate in the icy jump, … more
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. This population boom over the next few decades … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
Plans in Gov. Cuomo’s budget have people who rely on Medicaid for home healthcare in New York concerned. The Governor is proposing slashing the Consumer Directed Personal Care Program—a … more
Today’s seniors remember the 1970s, when prices skyrocketed, and wages didn’t go up with them. “From week to week, people couldn’t know the cost of their groceries, utility … more
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 … more
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 … more
MONTICELLO, NY — Call it “The Event.”Something happened. Maybe you fell and, suddenly, you need a wheelchair, but your house is full of stairs. Maybe you’ve been ill and … more
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” … more
I grew up listening to stories about my colorful family: about Uncle Christian Wilhelm who went to Russia with Napoleon, great-great-great grandpa who fought in the American Civil War, my aunt Norma … more
It’s an old story about being old. Suddenly, there’s all this extra time to fill. Your body is weird and doesn’t work the way it used to. It’s too easy to watch TV or surf … more
REGION — Growing Older Together (GOT) is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that provides members, aged 60 and older, both the practical means and the social connections to live … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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