Senior News

Help End Elder Abuse

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was held June 15. Pictured are advocates for seniors standing outside the Chautauqua County Court House in Mayville. Submitted photo

Better Business Bureau Offers Spring Cleaning Tips For Seniors

The grass is green and the trees have leaves-finally. A cool, gray and wet start to our spring here in Western New York. Spring makes people want to get outdoors and tackle some clean up and sprucing up in their yards and around the house. It can be hard to find someone to hire to help. The ...

Senior Briefs

EDITOR’S NOTE: Groups sending their news releases to The Post-Journal for print must include a publishable contact number, time, date and location of the group’s past and future meetings. ¯ The American Association of Retired People meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, ...

World Elder Abuse Day Raises Awareness

Each year, an estimated five million older adults are abused, neglected or exploited. Older Americans lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation. These are funds that could be used to pay for basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care. ...

Science Says: What Happens When Researchers Make Mistakes

(AP) — Everyone makes mistakes, but when scientists do, the remedy goes far beyond saying you’re sorry. Two fresh examples show how some journals and universities react when the need arises to set the record straight. On Wednesday, the New England Journal of Medicine retracted and ...

Generation By Generation: Medicare Needs And Health Insurance Decisions

Each generation expects different things from their health insurance coverage and makes health care decisions differently, so individuals and caregivers need to give real consideration to their loved ones demographics. While older baby boomers rely on their doctors and agencies like the Office ...

Some Facts On Fatty Liver

Fatty Liver is the accumulation of excessive fat in the liver which may lead to liver inflammation and liver cell injury that can progress to Cirrhosis of the liver and possible failure of the liver. An estimated one out of five adults and one out of ten teens have non-alcoholic fatty liver ...

You’ll Receive Your New Medicare Card Soon

Question: I am on Medicare, and I read earlier in the year that Medicare is sending all of us new cards. When will I get mine? Answer: June is here! You can definitely start watching for that new Medicare card! Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be issuing new Medicare ...

Be Patient When You’re Faced With A Coordination Of Benefits Issue

Question: I received a call from my doctor’s office. My Medicare claim for the appointment I recently had was denied. Medicare says I have other insurance. I don’t think I do. What should I do? Answer: The phone call you received is probably a Coordination of Benefits (COB) issue. ...

Engage At Every Age

May is “Older Americans Month.” This year’s theme is “Engage at Every Age” because we are celebrating the many attributes and contributions to the community from our wonderfully mature. We set aside this month to recognize the value exemplified from this very vibrant population. Have ...

Tobacco Breaks Hearts

Every year, on May 31, The World Health Organization (WHO) holds World No Tobacco Day. This day highlights the health and other risks associated with tobacco use and advocates for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Every year, in March, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ...

Happy Older Americans Month

Happy Older Americans Month and Happy Birthday Chautauqua County Office for the Aging! This month we have a lot to celebrate. For 55 years, Older Americans Month (OAM) has been observed to recognize older Americans and their contributions to our communities. Led by the federal Administration on ...

P-L-A-N: Please Look At Now!

Happy older Americans month! Successful aging takes some planning. April was National Health Care Decision reminder week. It is so important to be prepared and plan for an emergency or illness. A health care proxy, medical treatment wishes, will or other care arrangements can be made easier ...

Brocton American Legion Walk With Ease Program Begins June 11

Walk with Ease is a new program starting at the American Legion in Brocton Starting on June 11, a Walk with Ease program is being offered at the American Legion, 110 W. Main St, Brocton. Walk with Ease is a proven successful program designed for people with Arthritis, older adults (50+) and ...

Six Ways To Eat Well As You Get Older

1. Know what a healthy plate of food looks like. MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet. It gives guidelines by showing food group targets. It helps you focus on variety, amount, and nutrition. Choose foods with less saturated fat, sodium, and ...

Traveling With Medicare

If you have Original Medicare you have coverage anywhere in the U.S. and its territories. This includes all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Most doctors and hospitals take Original Medicare. If you ...

How To Make Dinner For One An Appetizing Endeavor

Question: I am living alone and have been having a hard time cooking for myself lately. I just can’t seem to get excited about cooking a big meal for one. It seems easier to have cereal with milk. Answer: I cannot tell you the number of times that I hear this comment or one similar to it. ...

Statewide Funding Increase For OFA Programs Is ‘A Big Win’

Even though winter looks like it still has a hold as we begin April, I can already see signs that spring and summer are just around the corner. Springtime always makes me feel so hopeful about the future and this Spring we have a lot to feel hopeful and excited about! First I want to thank ...

Vitamin D: We Can’t Count On Sunshine To Maintain Adequate Levels

Producing enough Vitamin D is so important for so many reasons; one important one being that it allows us to absorb calcium more efficiently. New research has indicated that Vitamin D deficiency could contribute to several diseases including: High Blood Pressure, Coronary Heart Disease, ...