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Senior News

There’s still time for Medicare plan

Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who have a limited income may be newly eligible to receive help with their health care costs through a Medicare Savings Program in 2023. Currently, people who enrolled in Medicaid at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic are largely still enrolled. In 2020, ...

There’s avenues to finding a ‘fair hearing’

Many people as they get older receive programs and services from different government agencies. Maybe you have Medicaid in addition to Medicare to help with medical bills. Long-term Medicaid that pays for services in your home or nursing home expenses. You may receive SNAP to help pay for ...

Dunkirk Seniors look ahead

The Dunkirk Senior Center is planning several trips for the months of January and February. On Tuesday, Jan. 24 there will be a casino trip to Buffalo Creek Casino leaving the center at 9 a.m. The cost is $30 with $15 in free slot play. On Monday, Feb. 20 there will be a casino trip to ...

Grape Belt Seniors set schedule for the year

Jan. 4 was the first class of the new year for the Grape Belt Seniors. Most reported a good work out for aerobics and weights and that it felt good being back after being on break. Come join the group on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Fredonia. You ...

Stroke, head injury support group plans meetings to May

The stroke/head injury support group will meet at the Youngerman Center in Thompson Hall. Group meetings will be the first and third Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. in room E148 Thompson Hall unless otherwise stated beginning Tuesday, Feb. 21. Meetings will provide an opportunity for ...

There’s assistance available for area caregivers

Are you someone who is always willing to help others? Do you do things like help manage medication, assist with daily tasks, or even just worry about the health of a family member, neighbor or friend? You’re most likely a caregiver. You may think, “I’m just a spouse” or “I’m just ...