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Senior News

‘Check Your Colon’

MAYVILLE — March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging all residents over age 50, or those of any age at high risk or with symptoms, to get a potentially life-saving colorectal cancer screening test. Every ...

Learn To Cut Down On Added Sugars

High added sugar intake has been linked to everything from obesity to heart disease to diabetes to other health conditions. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, added sugars are those sugars added to foods to add sweetness and calories, but not add any additional nutrition. It is ...

Hamels To Perform For Mayville Senior Citizens

MAYVILLE — The Mayville Senior Citizens met on March 5 for lunch at the Mayville VFW. Forty people were present. Dianne Goodrich, Devotional chair, led the group in silent prayers to honor two of our members who had recently passed, Edna Brown and Jeannie Rhinehart. Brown was the ...

Older American’s Month Just Around The Corner

This year’s theme, “Make Your Mark,” is to encourage and celebrate the countless contributions that Older Americans make to their communities. Why not make you mark and become an SPM volunteer? If you like meeting new people and public speaking, we could use you on our team! The SMP ...

Do You Know WIC?

Do you know there is a program available to help pregnant women, infants, and children up to 5 years of age? It is called WIC and is run by the Catholic Charities. The WIC program is a supplemental food program that has services for Mothers to be, new babies, small children and their ...

North Harmony Senior Citizens To Meet Today

STOW — The North Harmony Seniors Citizens met Feb. 17 with 38 members and two guests in attendance. Vice president Will Ortman opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and chaplain Gordon Saulsgiver led the opening prayer. The secretary’s minutes of the Jan. 20 meeting and ...

Health Department Is Keeping An Eye On The Coronavirus

Every day we are hearing more about novel coronavirus (aka COVID-19) and how it is spreading across the world. While our risk in Chautauqua County right now remains low, we want everyone to know that our local health department is preparing to meet the needs of the public should an outbreak ...

Heritage Ministries Leader Named To LeadingAge Cabinet

Jeremy Rutter, Hearthstone Communities executive director and Heritage vice president of skilled nursing operations, was recently appointed to the LeadingAge Illinois Nursing Facility Cabinet. LeadingAge Illinois is one of the largest and most respected associations of providers serving ...

Red Flags

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog is launching a nationwide probe into how marketers may be getting seniors’ personal Medicare information aided by apparent misuse of a government system, officials said Friday. The audit will be formally announced next week said Tesia Williams, a ...

Cupid Appears At Harmony Seniors Meeting

The Harmony Senior Citizens Valentine Cupid, Roberta Karlson, made an appearance at the Feb. 6 meeting held at the Panama United Methodist Church. Forty six members were present for a tureen dinner and a personal visit with Cupid, who presented each member with a Valentine. The tables were ...

NY Connects Helpline Offers Services To Local Seniors

Do you have questions about what programs and services are available in our community? Are you looking for a medical or community service and tired of calling 20 different places to find out where to get help for yourself or a loved one? We have a solution: Call NY Connects first. NY ...

Dealing With Change At The Office For The Aging

It seems like the Office for Aging is undergoing a lot of change lately. We are dealing with the changing needs of an older population who are turning 65 in impressive numbers and we are also caught between two generations of older adults, the “Baby Boomers” (born after1945) and the Silent ...

What You Should Know About The 2020 Census

The Census is conducted every 10 years, beginning with the number 0. In mid-March, you should receive a post card from the U.S. Census Bureau, this post card will have information on how you can answer the survey online. There are four ways you can respond to the survey: online, through the ...

K-9 Officers Attend Mayville Seniors Meeting

MAYVILLE — Icy rain did not deter 31 seniors from attending the meeting at the VFW in Mayville at noon on Feb. 6. Dianne Goodrich, Devotional Chair, led the group in devotions. Mary Carlson, Goodwill chair, reported she sent out three birthday cards and one anniversary card. The ...

North Harmony Senior Citizens Group Set To Meet Today

STOW — Threatening weather must have kept many North Harmony Senior Citizens away from the monthly dinner meeting held Jan. 20. Attendance was down to only 30. First order of business was the swearing-in of new officers and board members. Those who took the oaths of office were Karen ...

Delivery Day

Pictured on Dec. 18 some Westfield-Mayville Rotarians assisted the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging by delivering holiday gift bags to senior citizens in Westfield and Brocton. Pictured braving the elements to make the deliveries are Rotarians Patty Benton and Steve Stratton. Also ...

County Long Term Care Council Seeking Members

New York Connects is the New York states aging and disability resource center available to people of all ages that are in need of long term community supports and services. It is an information, assistance, referral and options counseling services available by phone, email or in person at our ...

Area Woman Celebrates 90th Birthday

Lois McIntyre celebrated her 90th birthday in Portland on Dec. 28. McIntyre celebrated the event with her four children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Submitted photo

North Harmony Senior Citizens To Meet Today

STOW — The North Harmony Senior Citizens met Dec. 16 with 44 members and four guests in attendance. The pledge to the flag and opening prayer began the meeting conducted by president Earl Ferry. A potluck feast was highlighted by baked ham provided by the club. A cake celebrating Janette ...

Now Is Perfect Time To Reflect On Health, Happiness

Happy New Year 2020! The start of a new year and a new decade is a good time to reflect on our life and our life style and commit to making some changes that can improve our health and happiness. The American Geriatrics Society has these top 10 recommendations for older adults to improve ...