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Senior News

County joins Dementia Friendly America act

Americans are living longer than ever before. While longer life brings great opportunities, older adults also face an increased risk of developing a chronic health condition or a cognitive disorder. Since September is Alzheimer’s awareness month, we want people to recognize the differences ...

Healthy choices contribute to Total Wellness

Total Wellness. This is a big concept. The definition of wellness is the active pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles that lead to better health outcomes. There are two important concepts in this definition. First, health is not a passive or reactive state of being. Second, it is ...

Silver Creek Seniors celebrate birthdays

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Seniors met on Aug. 30 with 31 members present. President Sally Conover opened the meeting with everyone saying the pledge to the flag and singing “God Bless America.” Chaplain Pauline Flitt read the passage “I try not to ask why.” Sally welcomed new ...

Funding formula for county services is complicated

There is an often lot of confusion about how the Office for Aging Services are funded and who is eligible to receive services. So, this month I thought I would explain a little history of our programs and services and how it is supposed to help all people over the age of 60 and caregivers of ...

State hikes income limits on Medicare Savings Program

New York state has expanded the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) to higher income limits in 2023. What does this mean to you? MSP helps older adults and people with disabilities living on limited incomes by paying their Medicare Part B premiums and automatically enrolls them in Extra Help. ...

Silver Creek Senior Citizens group meets

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Seniors met on July 18 with 32 members present. President Sally Conover opened the meeting with everyone saying the Pledge to the Flag and singing God Bless America. Chaplain Pauline read “I’ve Never Been to Heaven”. Lorrie Newman and Sally entertained ...