Virtual concert for people with dementia and more

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Posted 8/17/21

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 …

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Virtual concert for people with dementia and more

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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 summer concerts, “Something for Alz: Musical Moments” on two Saturdays, August 21 and 28, on Zoom.

The program, led by musical therapist Timothy Doak, uses music to help people with dementia interact and reconnect with their loved ones.

Both shows run from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

The association is also running other programs: “Mindful Movement,” on Thursday, August 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This is an exercise program and no prior experience is necessary. The other is a concert, “Summer Vacation,” from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Registration is required for some programs; call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800/272-3900.

To learn more, visit www.alz.org

Caregiver support from Wayne Aging

HONESDALE, PA — If you care for someone, don’t forget that you need care too.

The Caregivers Support Group, sponsored by the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging (Wayne Aging), meets on the second Wednesday of the month, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Earl J. Simons Senior Center in Honesdale.

Volunteer facilitators coordinate the group and lead the informal, informative discussions. You do not need to sign up to join.  Past, present and future caregivers are welcome. “Consider this,” the agency says,  “as time for you to bolster your emotional and physical well-being.”

For more information, contact the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging at 570/253-4262.

Vaccines for the homebound in Pike County

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Office of Emergency Management will deliver first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to homebound individuals on Wednesday, August 25. Second doses will be administered on Wednesday, September 15. To schedule a vaccine for yourself or a homebound family member or friend, call 570/296-6714.

If you need a little help staying independent

MONTICELLO, NY— Seniors who need some assistance managing at home have another resource.

Sullivan County residents aged 60 and up can get help with daily activities, from shopping and cooking to bathing and toileting. Respite care can give family caregivers a break while ensuring that their loved one is either cared for at home for a bit, or spends a few hours at an adult day center with peers.

It’s all through EISEP, a non-medical program for personal and home care. Clients cannot be on Medicaid.

Cost is determined by income and housing expenses, and is on a sliding scale.

For more information, contact the county Office for the Aging at 845/807-0241.

Volunteers wanted

PIKE AND WAYNE COUNTIES — Seniors have so much to add—years of experience and a lifetime’s wisdom—that they make valuable volunteers.

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Berks, Pike and Wayne counties is looking for seniors willing to donate their time in the following areas:

Pike County Area Agency on Aging needs kitchen assistants and meal delivery drivers.

Wayne County Area Agency on Aging needs a fill-in meal delivery driver

Pike County Hands of Hope needs Hopeline volunteers with a computer and access to email.

Wayne County food pantry needs help with packing/distribution, warehouse pallet assembly, and with its gleaning program.

Serving Seniors, Inc. needs an ombudsman

Senior Chat needs people to call isolated seniors for a friendly chat

American Red Cross needs a blood donor ambassador and help with disaster relief

For more information, call RSVP at 570/390-4540.

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