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Hit The Switch — Turn CHQ Blue

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. This year, more than 135,000 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Over one-third will die from this disease. Colorectal cancer can be prevented by removing polyps before they become cancer. Despite ...

Powerful Tools For Caregivers Class

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an education program to help family and friends caring for older adults with long-term health conditions (e.g., Alzheimers, stroke, Parkinsons disease and others). Powerful Tools helps caregivers develop skills and confidence to better care for themselves ...

Everyone Needs To ‘Step Up’ For Seniors

For the last few weeks, I have been traveling around the county to meet with older adults to discuss Gov. Cuomo’s proposed 2017-18 budget. Many have voiced their shock and dismay that the governor proposes to cut 12.6 million in aging services funding at a time when over 15,000 people age ...

A Plan For Hard Times And Hard Decisions

Sunday, April 16, starts National Health Care Decision week. It is important to be prepared for dealing with an emergency or illness. When planning for a health care proxy, medical treatment wishes, last will and testament or burial arrangements, this can be a difficult subject to discuss. ...

Getting Older But Enjoying Food Less?

Our relationship to food may change along with our bodies as we age. Our favorite dish may not seem so great anymore and everything starts to taste bland. A decreased metabolism, changes in taste and smell and slower digestion may affect our appetite, the foods we eat and how our body processes ...

When And How Should I Apply To Medicare?

It is important to know when to sign up for Medicare Part A and Part B. You sign up for Medicare for the first time during your Initial Enrollment Period (IEP). The Initial Enrollment Period is the seven months surrounding your birth month (the three months before your birth month, your birth ...

Gerry Senior Citizens Gather For St. Patrick’s Luncheon

GERRY — The Rodeo City Senior Citizens met recently for a luncheon and program at the United Methodist Church. President Allen Swanson welcomed all to the luncheon and Cecil Miller gave the blessing prior to the meal. Minutes of the previous meeting were read by secretary Margie ...

Preparing To Care For An Elderly Loved One In The First Step

Question: I live close to my parents and my other siblings live out of town. The responsibility for care is falling mostly to me. I sometimes don’t even know where to start to get help. What resources are out there for me to use? How do I know when to get help? Answer: Thank you for helping ...

Part D EPIC Payments Should Happen Soon

Question: I have a Part D plan and EPIC. In past years EPIC has paid my Part D premium. I am not sure EPIC has done that yet. What should I do? Answer: For many Seniors in New York State, EPIC has been a wonderful way to save extra money on your Prescription Drugs. For those who don’t know ...

Malnutrition: An Older Adult Crisis

Malnutrition is an excessive or unbalanced diet, due to the body not getting the right amount of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients. A condition that results from eating a diet in which the nutrients are either not enough or are too much (over eating resulting in too many calories ...

Key points For Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care Services

  Chautauqua County NY Connects phone line is available to all people in Chautauqua County, as a first call for information and assistance for long-term care needs for anyone- of any age. Long-term care needs are not just nursing home information. You may need long-term care at ...

Improving Dementia Diagnoses And Treatment In WNY

As a result of a collaboration between the New York State Department of Health and the University at Buffalo, support is now available to provide specialized dementia care services in the primary care settings across the counties of Western New York (WNY). Primary care providers in WNY can ...

Santa For Seniors Project To Deliver Christmas Goodies

Every year the Office for the Aging helps to bring Christmas to isolated seniors throughout Chautauqua County. The Santa for Seniors project delivers a gift bag filled with goodies and everyday essentials, a holiday meal, cookies and a card to over 150 seniors. Since government funds cannot be ...

Holidays Are Hard On Your Heart

The holiday season from Thanksgiving through New Year’s conjures up warm visions of family gatherings, traditional meals, and holiday events.  Few of us think of the holidays as the heart attack risk factor that research shows them to be. A study published in the research journal ...

Don’t Be Surprised If You Get Your Medicare Plan Packet Early

Question: I just got a packet from my Medicare plan. When can I change my insurance? Do I have to change my insurance? I feel like this is earlier than I got the information last year.Answer: You are a little early to get your Medicare plan information for 2017. The information is generally ...

Powerful Tools For Caregivers Class Coming In October

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an education program to help family and friends caring for older adults with long-term health conditions (e.g., Alzheimer's, stroke, Parkinson's' disease and others).Powerful Tools helps caregivers develop skills and confidence to better care for themselves ...

Reunions

The 122nd annual reunion of the descendants of Obadiah and Daniel Johnson was held in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Corry, hosted by Irene Johnson and her grandson David Johnson III. Sixty members and guests attended from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and South Carolina. The oldest man was ...