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Senior News

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 ...

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 ...