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Loretta Lynn, the famed county music star, once said, “I write what I live and nothing has helped me through life more.” more
You know them and have probably dealt with them for years. They’re called pessimists, or nay-sayers — or just downers. No matter what the situation, they can find a way to make it worse. more
Born in Bainbridge, Washington, in 1965, pickleball was a family game designed by Lt. Joel Pritchard and his friends, Bill Bell and Barney McCallon, after a golf match. more

The topic of today’s article is the “Power of the Press.” For our purposes, I am referring to the whole media circus that has gripped America, and pushed us toward one of two camps. more
The New York State Office for the Aging urged income-eligible Medicare beneficiaries in New York to apply for up to $7,300 annually in financial assistance. more
Most older adults ages 50 to 80 say it’s important to stay in their homes for as long as they can, according to a 2022 poll. more
Our March article examined Medicare Part B, which covers outpatient health services. In this article, we will look at Medicare Part A, the hospital insurance portion of Medicare coverage. more
In 1950, 86.4% of men of working age (16+) were at paying jobs. That figure has declined to 69.8% in 2021 (I Googled). Are there no jobs to be had? Doesn’t seem so. more
This activity is similar to the growing sport of Pickle Ball but on a larger scale and a bigger court. See the video in the column. more
We complain about how hard it is to get up in the morning—but we eventually get up. We complain that we don’t sleep very well—but we still go to bed and try. more
Caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia face unique challenges. more
Thanks to the generosity of The Slocum-Dickson Foundation, Copper City Community Connection recognized its next group of members to achieve the Presidents Active Lifestyle Award. more
Copper City Community Connection, 305 E. Locust St., Rome, was able to honor their volunteers for 2022 at a Volunteer Lunch. more
Have you ever noticed how group conversations today are so much more cacophonous and frenetic than they were 50, 60 or 70 years ago? more
50 Forward Mohawk Valley received $7,500 in funding from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield to support 50 Forward’s Verona Beach Center. more
Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., will offer a free Social Security Information program on Wednesday, April 26, at 6 p.m. more
Kirkland Senior Center on Mill Street is hosting several special lunches during the month of April. more
The words to an old song (1870) start with, “Sometimes I feel like a motherless child.” I admit that I don’t really fit the context of those words, but I get it. more
Medicare enrollment continues to increase as an estimated 10,000 people across the nation turn 65 every day. more
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