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This emphasizes a healthy eating pattern that meets the unique needs of older adults. These are reflected in the MyPlate for Older Adults, developed at Tufts University and its Jean Mayer USDA Human … more
This year, Medicare Medicaid turned 54. This means that a majority of New Yorkers cannot remember a time when these programs did not exist. Both programs were created through amendments to the Social … more
Retired Public Employees Association, Inc. Mohawk Valley Chapter will hold its annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Holiday Inn, 1777 Burrstone Road, Utica Executive Park. Cost is $7.50 per … more
There is currently more than $25,000,000,000,000 in IRA money that has yet to be taxed. We know the federal government both needs and wants the taxes off of that money. The SECURE Act (Setting Every … more
The end of summer brings harvest time to mind. Whether you are a home gardener or like to visit local farmer’s markets, fresh produce is very plentiful. Some of the types of produce available now … more
Those with questions may call Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care at 315-798-5456, ext. 4 Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Age Requirement All participants must … more
It is difficult to understand Lyme disease, because there are several steps to making the diagnosis. When those steps are fulfilled, treatment should be started. Lyme disease begins with a tick bite … more
In today’s world, most people are retiring with IRAs rather than with defined benefit pensions. Attorneys now have to be more tactical with estate planning, as a majority of client’s estates … more
It’s summer time, which means things like vacations, barbecues, the beach and the chance to spend extra time with your pets.  Our pets, as well as shelter pets, not only enjoy but deserve … more
School is out for summer, but not for grandparents. Take the nutrition quiz and then tell your grandkids about eating healthy meals. Hope you do well and stay healthy by following these great … more
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
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