What's happening in health and wellness May 7 to 13
HONESDALE, PA — After five days in Wayne Memorial Hospital’s COVID-19 containment unit, 46-year-old Melissa Riefler was discharged to a round of applause from hospital staff. Nurses say her children played her Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing” every day to help her fight the disease. Today, as she was wheeled out, Wayne Memorial announced her departure and played the song over the public announcement system. Staffers elsewhere said it thrilled them to be even a little part of Melissa’s survival story. Her husband, Chris, met her outside and gave her a kiss. While everyone was masked, eyes were smiling—and some even crying.
For the video, visit Wayne Memorial Hospital on Facebook. For more on COVID-19, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
MONTICELLO, NY — With so many people ill, or recovering from a hospital stay, there’s a dire need for durable medical equipment right now.
Sullivan County’s Office for the Aging needs your help. If you have a walker, wheelchair, or hospital bed you can donate, please get in touch. There’s a recovering sick person out there who can really use it.
Contact the Sullivan County Office for the Aging at 845/807-0257.