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ONEIDA — The Arc of Madison Cortland has announced that Perry Courto has been named the new executive director of the non-profit devoted to providing support and services to people with … more
The Oneida County Office for the Aging & Continuing Care will begin distributing coupon booklets to local seniors next month that can be redeemed at community farmers markets. “Once again, our … more
I am taking the month of July off. So, this column first appeared in this space slightly more than three years ago. I realized that so many of our readers may be new to Medicare, it was time to again … more
Colon cancer is, like most cancers, very serious. Most of us would try hard to avoid it. Today’s technology makes it possible for us to follow guidelines and usually stay free from cancer of the … more
There are many ways to help your local animal shelter, adoption, fostering, monetary donations, wishlist donations or volunteering. Maybe these are things you are unable to do or maybe you just … more
The Sociable Singles Club at Rome Senior Center, 112 Ridge St., is looking for new members. The club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the senior center. Sociable Singles offers … more
ALBANY — New York State Senate Deputy Minority Leader Joseph Griffo, R-47, Rome, has announced that Sgt. Major Wiley Jones, of Marcy, has been inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans’ … more
Farmers markets are in full swing. Don’t miss out. Walk to them if you can do it. Remember to bring your own grocery bags, and talk to the vendors about their produce and how to cook it. You will … more
Statistics show, one in three pets become lost at some point in their lives. If you have ever lost your pet you will have experienced first hand the worry and fear that comes as you wonder if you … more
How often have you heard the advice, “Eat More Fiber”? A simple suggestion that often raises several questions, such as: what is fiber, how much fiber do I need or how do I get more fiber, why do … more
TOWN OF MARCY — The Mohawk Valley Chapter Retired Public Employees Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an Indoor Picnic Bash to be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 … more
As we look to end April, which is Cancer Control Month, let’s be sure to take some time to focus on what you can do to reduce your risk of cancer. In the United States, men have nearly a 1 in 2 … more
The word anemia means low number of red blood cells. Since red cells carry oxygen, people with anemia may have symptoms such as fatigue, pallor or shortness of breath. Many people have annual blood … more
I recently received a Medicare Summary Notice for Medicare Part B. If you are covered by Original Medicare, you will be familiar with these periodic notices that say THIS IS NOT A BILL. Contained in … more
Pets bring so much love, comfort and happiness into our lives. May is National Pet Month. National Pet Month is a great time to spread the word about the many benefits of pet adoption and ownership. … more
Currently, 50 million people are affected by Alzheimer’s disease, worldwide. Unfortunately, we do not know the cause and there is currently no curative treatment for this disease. A recent medical … more
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day was created as a way to raise awareness for thousands of pets that are waiting for and needing forever homes and is observed on April 30. Millions of companion … more
As we continue to have an ever-increasing number of Oneida County residents become eligible for Medicare benefits, there is never a wrong time to consider your coverage options. A majority of … more
As I say often, there is very little that is “basic” about Medicaid. When faced with the life altering event of entering a nursing home, it is important to consult a professional to review your … more
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