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Senior News

It’s Easier To Prevent Falls Than To Recover From Falls

September is National Fall Prevention Month, so Office for Aging Services want to remind everyone that falls are preventable. When you’re young, an injury from a fall may sideline you for a few days or weeks, but a full recovery is usually quick. As you get older, the consequences of falls ...

Tips To Reduce Feelings Of Anxiousness, Stress This Fall

The season is going to change. It will be autumn here in Chautauqua County. This brings the expected changes like back to school for students and teachers, chilly weather and preparing for a Western New York winter. We are also still dealing with COVID and the variants of the virus that are ...

State Senior Medicare Patrol Gives Tips To Avoid Fraud

The New York State Senior Medicare Patrol educates beneficiaries to prevent, detect and report Medicare fraud. Although there are many health care fraud scams, three common scams are: ¯ Vaccine Card Scams — fake vaccine cards on being sold on social media for those who do not want to be ...

When Should I Contact The Social Security Office?

It may be helpful to contact the Social Security Administration to: ¯ Enroll into Medicare Part A and Part B ¯ Correct issues with your Medicare Part A or Part B effective dates ¯ Request a replacement Medicare card ¯ Appeal an income-related monthly adjustment (IRMAA) decision, for ...

Making Your Home Safe For The Aging

Have you ever thought about your own safety in your home as you age? It is something you should consider as early as your 40s and 50s. Those who plan to live out many years in your home as you age- you need to start looking critically at your environment. I am talking about steps and ...

Get The Best COVID-19 Information You Can

As we start to open up our senior centers and congregate meal sites, I am getting questions from older adults about how vaccines work. Can we mandate that everyone who comes into our building be vaccinated? And are we protected from the Delta variant of COVID-19? I will try to answer these ...