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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 ...

Harmony Senior Citizens Set To Meet

Forty-six members of the Harmony Senior Citizens met on Jan. 2 for a variety of homemade soups and sandwiches prepared by the following members: Birdie Karlson, Karen Hurlburt, Chick Morrison, June Whipple, Cindy McIntyre, Elaine Jensen, Sally Hagg and Dee Ellis. Other items provided by ...

Powerful Tools For Caregivers Class Coming In February

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an education program to help family and friends caring for older adults with long-term health conditions including Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s’ disease and others. Powerful Tools helps caregivers develop skills and confidence to better care for ...

Gathering Includes Custom Made Baskets

GERRY — The Rodeo City senior citizens met for a lunch and program at the Gerry United Methodist Church. President Ann Hellman welcomed all to the gathering, and Pastor Phil Shay gave the blessing prior to the lunch. Table decorations for the meeting were provided by Ed Yager, which ...

Program Is Seeking Volunteers

Chautauqua County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), located on the Lutheran campus, is a federal program guided by the mission is “To improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.” These service opportunities are targeted ...

Sinclairville Group Welcomes 2020

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Senior Citizens meet once a month on the second Tuesday at noon in the Sinclairville Firehall Dining room for a luncheon and meeting. The January meeting was held with President LouAnn Smith welcoming all to the new year and to the gathering. New year’s ...

Holiday Treat

Fifty-six members of the Harmony Senior Citizens met Dec. 5 at noon at the Panama United Methodist Church. While waiting to be served a delicious ham dinner complete with mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots, jello salad roll and homemade apple pie, Santa appeared and delivered a gift to every ...

Campaign To Raise Awareness On Senior Resources

Chautauqua County Office for the Aging is excited to participate in the 2019 “Home for the Holidays” campaign, led by the Eldercare Locator, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and the U.S. Administration for Community Living in partnership with the University of ...

Nutty Nutrition Facts

Years ago, nuts were considered too high in fat to be included in a heart healthy diet. But no more! Nuts have not changed, they are still high in fat and calories. However, with research, we know that the certain types of fats have been shown to have positive health benefits such as ...