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MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County Sheriff Mike Schiff is warning the public about a recent scam targeting Sullivan County senior citizens. In the latest scam, residents will receive a telephone … more
Virtual concert for people with dementia ONLINE — Sometimes, when words can’t connect, music does. The Alzheimer’s Association of the Hudson Valley is holding its final two … more
HONESDALE, PA — With the largest regional percentage of seniors in the county, it’s no wonder that Wayne’s Area Agency on Aging (Wayne Aging) offers a variety of programs and … more
According to the Census Bureau, 24.6 percent of Wayne County’s people are over 65. In Pike, it’s 23.5 percent. In Sullivan County, NY: 19.3 percent. In rural areas nationally, that … more
CALLICOON, NY — It was a few hours into the launch of the OFA on Wheels! bus on August 5, and the staff, staying comfortable under a tent in the Callicoon depot parking lot, was ready. The … more
It’s the pandemic. It’s aging. It’s chemical changes in our brains. It’s illness. It is not the sufferer’s fault. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, says a … more
HONESDALE, PA — Taking a moment to honor the community’s older residents, as Wayne County does each May for Older Americans Month, seemed especially fitting after such a difficult … more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — In the 15-minute “no man’s land” between the close of a public hearing and the start of the May 12 Cochecton Town Board meeting, supervisor Gary Maas … more
Minicomputers and tablets available to access health and wellness programs PIKE COUNTY, PA — The Pike County Area Agency on Aging (PAAA) offers many health and wellness programs to help … more
MOUNTAINDALE, NY — “Last two years of college, I brought my guitar,” said Allen Frishman. That led to an introduction to a guy who had a jug band, which led to Chicken … more
What's going on in senior living February 18 to 24 more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated information regarding the long-term effects of COVID-19 by the middle of November 2020. The organization states they are actively working on … more
The month of February is traditionally recognized as American Heart Month. Because of the ongoing pandemic, this recognition has been overshadowed by COVID-19 statistics about new coronavirus … more
NEW YORK — Two bipartisan House bills will hopefully do a bit more to keep seniors safe, whether in their homes or in nursing care. In October, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado announced … more
Once upon a time, but very recently, people in the US turned 65 and became eligible for Medicare. They knew because they had many more phone calls that they may or may not have screened. They knew … more
DAMASCUS, PA — Imagine you’re a combat medic in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, trying to save the lives of your wounded comrades-in-arms who lay alongside grievously injured … more
ONLINE — Judy Johnson, a nurse at a long-term care facility in New York City, did not pull punches. “Why were essential workers’ lives put at risk? Why did so many nursing home … more
Fireworks! The bane of my existence, whatever that means. Decorated eggs are for Easter! Decorated cards are for Valentine’s Day! Fireworks are for July 4th, set off by professionals in a safe … more
Is there plenty of PPE out there?  In some places, sure. But a long-term-care interest group crunched the numbers and found that where the virus is raging, PPE is lacking in nursing homes and … more
What happens in a nursing home when someone is ill with COVID-19? What should you do at home? The Northeast isn’t seeing the sharp rise in cases that the South and Southwest U.S. are, but … more
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