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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
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Residents of Braemar at Wallkill, one of the region’s newest assisted-living facilities, received a special treat on August 6: A Zoom visit from former Mets pitcher and … more
If you’re a senior—well, a person of any age, really—and are worried about how you’ll pay your bills, there are resources out there to help.  Seniors are in a … more
GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The day Tropical Storm Isaias arrived, Priscilla Bassett lost a tree.  It fell across the road that runs from her house to the main road, blocking … more
A few weeks ago, Pennsylvania’s Department on the Aging and Council on Aging released the results of a survey of older adults, taken during lockdown (www.bit.ly/RRseniorcdc). They wanted to … more
Back in 1963, when Older Americans Month was established, 65-year-olds were born in 1898. They remembered horses and buggies. Ice delivery. World War One. Kerosene lamps. And there were only 17 … more
Reporting this, I learned something important. Seniors want to share their experiences and their knowledge, but they’re private. Sometimes it’s because they grew up in an era when you … more
Go ahead and search “job hunting tips for seniors.” The internet will give you lots of suggestions, from “don’t be lazy” (Thanks, internet!) to “use Indeed and … more
REGIONAL — Growing Older Together (GOT) is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that provides dues-paying members, aged 60 and older, both the practical means and the social … more
February is American Heart Month, and heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It’s, therefore, no surprise that a large percentage of hospice … more
REGION — As families across the country are preparing for Thanksgiving, 16 million family members and friends will be caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s … more
Sullivan County Office for the Aging County Government Center 100 North Street, PO Box 5012 Monticello, NY 12701 Phone: 845/794-3000 ext. 0241 Direct dial: 845/807-0241 Hours: … more
Free presentation on Alzheimer’s and dementia HONESDALE, PA — On Tuesday, December 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Park Street Complex, located at 648 West Park St., there will be a free … more
Grandparents take on the challenge of childrearing in their retirement years more
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