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Senior News

Speaking the language of diabetes

Rudyard Kipling once said “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” What you say matters. Sugar diabetes is an outdated and informal term for diabetes mellitus. Until terms were standardized, diabetes could be called just about anything such as “The Sugar” and ...

Always time to make home safe for 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 ...

State needs assistance to prevent Medicare 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 ...

We all need education regarding COVID-19

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 ...

Dunkirk Seniors set coming events

The Dunkirk Senior Center will be having two trips in the month of August. A trip to Seneca Allegany Casino is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 17. The cost will be $30 with a casino slot bonus of $25. Bus will leave at 10 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. Sign up in the Senior Center Office. A ...

Silver Creek Seniors meet

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Senior Citizens met on July 27 with 28 members present. President Ed Newman welcomed back Teri Weinheimer and then opened the meeting with the Pledge to the Flag and God Bless America. Pauline Flitt read “God’s Creations” and offered a blessing of the ...