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Senior News

Fredonia Beaver Club Senior Pinochle results

March 9 1st Kathy Kamery 823 2nd Barbara Smith 797 Peanuts Lucy Saeli March 11 1st Lucy Saeli 593 2nd Kathy Kamery 574 Double Pinochle Kathy Kamery Peanuts Barbara Smith March 16 1st Philip Cornell 567 2nd Lucy Saeli 564 Double Pinochle Philip ...

Collins 50 Plus Seniors sets events

The Feb. 21 through 26 activity schedule for the Collins 50 Plus Seniors includes: Sunday, Feb. 21: Pickle Ball at 6:30 p.m. in the L.K. Painter Center gym. Monday, Feb. 22: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m. in the Painter Center gym. Tuesday, Feb. 23: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim at 9 ...

With vaccinations underway, remain ‘patient’

Happy New Year! It has been a very crazy year and 2021 is starting out a little crazy too but I am hopeful that we will see better days as 2021 progresses. I know everyone is anxious to see an end to the COVID pandemic. When they announced the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, many people ...

Isolation a growing problem during pandemic

At this time, we are challenged in so many ways. We need to be able to shop and get the things we need to stay healthy – food, and cleaning items. We need to exercise and move our bodies to combat soreness and weight gain from our limitations in moving about with this pandemic. We also ...

There’s ways to eat right when the money is tight

Eating healthy is fundamental to your overall wellness, including both your mental and physical health. Eating healthy affects your mood, how you think, your risk of chronic diseases, control over your diabetes and heart disease, as well as your energy level. Most of us have had hard times in ...

Dunkirk Senior Center changes

There are some changes for exercise due to the holidays at Dunkirk Senior Center. On Monday, exercise will be at 10:15. Exercise is canceled on Friday. There will be exercise on Wednesday at 9 a.m. and Monday, Dec. 21 and Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 9 a.m. Tai Chi classes will be over after Dec. ...

Determining truth with nutrition

Everyone has some nutrition advice to share – your next-door neighbor, the grocery clerk, or even your hairdresser. You see nutrition claims in the news, talk shows, infomercials, in magazines, and all over the internet. But how do you know what is fact and what is potentially harmful ...

Keep connected during holiday while staying safe

For many of us, engaging in activities that connect us to each other and to our communities can enrich our lives and help us stay healthy. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused Americans of all ages to adjust to lives with fewer in-person social connections than ever before. ...

Stay creative to ease stress levels

For the last month, Office for Aging Services (OFAS) like many other organizations have been dealing with “COVID Fatigue.” Even our own staff is going a little “COVID CRAZY” with the stress of kids distance learning and parents working at home while adapting all services to keep people ...

There’s 3 big mistakes to avoid with Medicare open enrollment

Even if your Advantage plan or drug coverage served you well this year, there’s no guarantee that you’ll feel the same way in 2021 While insurers are federally regulated, the specifics of their options can vary greatly from plan to plan, county to county and year to year. Changes can ...

Be prepared with food in weather, outage

With the colder weather approaching, the lake-effect snows in Western New York are all too familiar. These extreme weather conditions may result in power outages. Refrigerated or frozen foods may not be safe to eat after the loss of power. Let’s review food safety precautions to help you ...

Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab opens in-house dialysis den

You read that right, CTNRC has officially opened its very own in-house Dialysis den. “This has been a long time coming” said administrator, Colleen Hart. “We’re very excited that it’s up and running. We realize that the benefits that make us (CTNRC) better make our Resident’s better ...

Key questions about Medicare enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment is from Nov. 15 to Dec. 7. This is the time of year when you can compare health insurance plans to make sure you have the right health and prescription coverage for your needs. Every year, plans change or end, the doctors no longer works with that insurance company, ...

Collins Center senior programming restarting next week

COLLINS — The L.K. Painter Center will open on Thursday, Oct. 1 with activities for the Collins 50 Plus Seniors. The schedule includes: ¯ 10 a.m. Oct. 1 — Yoga with Caroline at Painter Center gym. Come out and enjoy beginning yoga with Caroline North. Bring a mat or a beach towel. The ...

NY Connects helps find answers

By Dana Corwin There is so much going on in the world and it is difficult to know what is available and what is not. Ads on TV, Facebook and word of mouth can sometimes mislead people when looking for help. Sometimes you need a trusted source to help you navigate to what you need right ...

‘Love’ group makes masks

St. Columban’s On the Lake Touch of Love Group has been very active throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The group of men and women have made more than 200 masks, painted rocks to hide, comfort pillows, made and distributed several corn bags and are currently working on bags for their ...

Be prepared! The Census may knock on your door

We hope everyone is staying safe as we continue to take precautions to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19. As you know, until there is a vaccine available and it can be widely distributed, we need to limit our circles of contact to protect the most vulnerable, people over 65 ...

Medicare Open Enrollment not far off

So for most of you, Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment is still looking like it’s far away. Due to COVID-19, the Office for Aging’s Health Insurance, Information and Assistance program (HIICAP) is looking at Open Enrollment  now and planning for how we should assist our clients from ...

Senior news

Collins Center Seniors Refund checks have been sent to passengers asking for a refund for the Fireworks in New York trip from July 3-6. The trip has been postponed until 2021. Refund checks have also been sent to passengers for Rhode Island Adventure from July 13 to July 16. Vouchers ...

Grape Belt Seniors cancel summer picnic, Cleveland trip events axed

The Grape Belt Seniors will not hold its regularly scheduled summer picnic in 2020 while the July 15 Day in Cleveland trip is also canceled. The group’s Pacific Northwest trip has been rescheduled to Sept. 13-20, 2021. Trips as current scheduled in 2020 include: ¯ Aug. 30 to see the ...