Senior News

Six Generations

Pictured, in back from left, are Ella Burger, great-great-great-grandmother; Dylan Fanton Reed, dad; Cordell Ribblett, great-grandfather. Pictured, in front from left, are Jessica Ribblett Reed, grandmother; 5-month-old Arlo Reed; and Wayne Ribblett, great-great-grandfather.

Property Foreclosure Is A Growing Concern

Property foreclosure on older adults is an increasing concern in our county and across the country. For the last few years, Office for the Aging has been involved in reaching out to property owners during the foreclosure process to ensure they understand what is happening and are aware of all ...

A Simple Test Can Show One’s Risk For Falling

The Timed Up and Go (TUG) Test, is a test older adults can do in the comfort of their own homes to evaluate basic mobility skills and their risk of falling. “All you’ll need is a stopwatch or watch with a second hand, a chair, and a family member or friend to assist you with the TUG ...

Tax Preparation: You Can Find Information

Tax season is here! There are some services for tax preparation that you may find helpful right here in Chautauqua County. People have until Tuesday, April 17 to file their 2017 returns and pay any taxes due. The IRS has many publications available to assist tax payers. You can find them at ...

Free Foot Clinic To Be Offered At St. Luke’s Church

Podiatry Associates of Jamestown and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will once again be collaborating to provide a free foot care clinic for community members on Maundy Thursday, March 29 from 9-11 a.m. in the church undercroft. The church is located at 410 N. Main St. in Jamestown. Clinic ...

March Is National Nutrition Month

By Becky Blum RN/Senior Nutrition Program Director The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics started this national nutrition month campaign in 1973 to focus nationwide attention on healthful eating. Its goal is to focus our attention on the importance of making informed food choices and ...

Area Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday

Recently, local resident Anna Sweet celebrated her 100th birthday. Anna is originally from Newburgh N.Y. Some things Anna enjoys are skating, bowling, dancing and cooking. Looking back, Anna states that raising her five children is what has given her life the most meaning. Submitted photo

Jamestown Seniors Hold Meeting

The Jamestown Senior Center met recently for refreshments furnished by Brookdale of Lakewood. The meeting was called to order by Shirley Vandenburg, director. The group pledged allegiance to the flag and sang God Bless America. The group’s birthday in January was Carm Bellitto. New ...

Go Red For Women This Month

Go Red for Women in February. Ladies, you really need to pay attention and be proactive with your health especially when it concerns your heart! This campaign really hit home for the staff in the Office for the Aging, when we had two ladies in our office over the past year that were diagnosed ...

Walk With Ease Program Begins In Westfield

Walk with Ease is now being offered at St Peter’s Church, 12 Elm St in Westfield. The Walk with Ease program is scientifically proven to help reduce pain and stiffness associated with arthritis and is beneficial for anyone who would like to begin a regular walking program. Studies by the ...

What’s In Your Plan?

Many times people call NY Connects when they have gotten to a crisis and are in dire need of help! It is frustrating to be in that situation and usually you can’t line up help as fast as you may need it! At NY Connects, we are available to you five days per week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m., ...

The Caregiver’s Journey: A Christmas To Remember

The holidays have come and gone with, to my relief and surprise, very little frustration and anxiety from my mother who has Alzheimer’s disease. It is the tradition in the Cheronis/Campbell family that family members gather at the Cheronis home every Christmas Eve for dinner, caroling and ...

Tips For Choosing Proteins

If you are an older individual, there is a very good chance you are not consuming enough protein in your diet and since Protein is what helps sustain healthy muscles and bones, it is important to get more protein into your diet. We should be getting 7 ounces of protein daily (approximately ...

Fall Prevention Program Coming To Lakewood

If you have ever fallen, have a fear of falling or just want to avoid having a fall, this proven successful program is for you. Stepping On is a seven week fall prevention program that addresses a variety of ways to reduce the likelihood of falling. The classes are highly interactive and ...

To ‘B,’ Or Not To ‘B,’ That Is The Question

Question: I have Medicare A and I have health insurance from my employer. I recently got a letter from Medicare saying I might have to sign up for Part B. Is that true? I was told previously that I didn’t need Part B. Can’t I sign up for Medicare Part B anytime? Answer: “It Depends!” ...

Your Vibe And Your Tribe

Have your ever heard the expression, “your vibe attracts your tribe?” And what might this have to do with your heart health? If your current personal “vibe” is a donut-munching, soda-drinking, spend the weekend on the couch sort of person, chances are that the people you choose to ...

Help And Wellness

This month’s CHQ250 column could be one short wellness tip, and it would be this: Let people help you. If our society showed a firm understanding of this concept of helping and allowing yourself to be helped, then this article would stop there. Since there seems to be a bit of room for ...

Chautauqua County Home Care Assn. Holds Annual Award Dinner

In honor of National Home Care Month, the Chautauqua County Home Care Association honored many employees who serve Chautauqua County from a variety of local home care agencies. The event was held at Lutheran Social Services, who also catered the delicious dinner. The Chautauqua County Home ...

Tips To Stay Warm This Winter

This weather certainly reminds me of my childhood, growing up in Buffalo and experiencing the blizzard of 1977. My mother was stranded in Niagara Falls and my father stayed at our family pharmacy on the west side for a week while the National Guard delivered his medicines to people. ...

Medicare Minute: What’s New In 2018

Your Medicare coverage can change each year, so it is important to understand and review your benefits. Understand your Part B costs in 2018. Part B premium: The Part B base premium in 2018 is $134, the same as it was in 2017. While most people will pay $134, there are some reasons your ...