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Senior News

Check Your Medicare Plan To See What Is Covered

Question: Does my Medicare Insurance cover hearing aids, dental procedures, and eye wear? Answer: There are many insurance companies running ads talking about those extra benefits they are offering. This type of coverage depends on the Medicare coverage you have. In most situations, ...

What To Do If Your Premium Is Not What You Expected

Question: What should I do now that I got a bill from CMS and the premium is not what I expected? Answer: Social Security and Medicare have been around a long time. For most people, the Medicare Part B premium comes out of their Social Security check automatically to pay it. When people ...

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, ...

Older Adults Are Still The Most At Risk

As the Office for Aging Director, I realize how difficult this pandemic has been on older adults more than any other segment of the population. I wish I could tell you that the risk to your health and safety will be over on a particular date, but I can’t. Until there is a vaccine, older ...

What To Do For Insurance If Your Employer Was From Pa.

Question: What do I do for insurance now that I have retired from work and live in New York, but my employer was in Pennsylvania? Answer: In our area, we have a significant number of people who cross state lines for work. This is a similar situation for working in one county and living in ...

Senior Living Community Grants Residents’ Quarantine Wishes

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Roland Jones longed for a summer vegetable garden, where he could plant tomatoes and beans and not have to bend over far to tend them. On May 12, Jones got his wish. In the courtyard at Abbotswood at Irving Park, administrators at the senior living community ...

Do You Know NY Connects?

NY Connects is staffed by specially trained operators working to understand your needs,inform you, connect you, and work with you to get you the help that you may need during different events in your life. There is a NY connects program in every county in New York State. The Chautauqua ...

Beware Of The Coronavirus Scammers Calling, Emailing, Texting

With the coronavirus pandemic, scammers are out in full force, taking advantage of every opportunity they can to obtain your Medicare number. Many scammers are calling, texting, emailing and going door to door to try and get you to purchase bogus equipment, fake vaccines and fake cures. ...

Let’s Get Cooking!

During a discussion with a friend about the recent pandemic of COVID-19, she states “I have never cooked at home so much!” When the recent social distancing guidelines closed the restaurants dining in services, many of us have dusted off our cooking equipment. The good news? There ...

Some ‘Dairy’ Good News During The Pandemic

The novel coronavirus has caused a ripple effect in the way we look at and think about food. We are relying more on non-perishable foods since foods such as fruits, vegetables, and dairy have shorter shelf life as we limit the number of trips to the grocery store or to various restaurants ...

Sense Of Normalcy

With chaos currently surrounding the daily lives of everyone in the country, the staff at the Hultquist Place Assisted Living Program in Jamestown have been making sure to provide a sense of normalcy for their residents whenever they can. While still maintaining social distance and ...

Social Isolation — Is It More?

We all have heard the message: Social distancing-6 feet away, “stay apart so we can be together later.” These are all good pieces of advice in these difficult times. These reminders are given with care and concern for all of us so that we can be together later. We will do our best to ...

Decreasing Food Waste: Habits For Good Health, Environment And Pocketbook

About 40% of food produced or sold in the United States is never eaten. This is equivalent to 20 pounds of food per person per month, which means Americans are throwing out $165 billion of food each year. At the same time, 1 in 8 Americans struggle with hunger. While food waste is an ongoing ...

OFA Working To Ensure Safety Of Seniors During Pandemic

Even though it feels like COVID –19 (coronavirus) has taken over our lives, I want you to know that the Office for the Aging staff and I are still working every day to make sure that the seniors in Chautauqua County are staying safe and healthy. We are working closely with the Health ...

Members Of Harmony Seniors Group Meet At Panama Church

PANAMA — Fifty-four members of the Harmony Senior Citizens enjoyed a lunch consisting of three different kinds of pizza, two different soups and make-your-own sundaes on March 5 at the Panama United Methodist Church. Beverly thanked Dottie Enlow for all her work in organizing the pizza ...

Chautauqua Center Provides A Variety Of Services For County

Did you know that Chautauqua County is home to a uniquely designed community health center that offers discounted prescriptions, payment plans for dental care and even a sliding fee scale? The Chautauqua Center is a health and wellness clinic that has locations in Dunkirk and Jamestown where ...

‘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 ...