COURTESY PHOTO | Seniors need to take care and improve their balance to prevent falls.
One of the great fears of senior citizens is to take a fall. We’ve all heard the horror stories and justifiably dread the possible results of a fall.
At 84, my father was a healthy individual who slipped in his home and broke his hip. He did not last long after that.
Our aging bones are not up to the resiliency necessary to survive the trauma of a fall. Also, the shock to the body of a elderly individual after a tumble can have deleterious psychological effects. (more…)
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Richard visited a newly-opened pub in the Chequit.
I just heard from Senior Citizens Foundation vice-president Judy Daniels that the Senior Smarts Program will sponsor a workshop entitled “Needlepointing Christmas Ornaments” on Thursday, December 7 at the Senior Center.
The workshop will go from 9:30 am until noon and the cost is $5 to cover the needlepoint kit. Space is limited so call (631) 268-5723 to register. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | A sign of the times for hungry grandchildren.
I almost forgot about writing my column this week because I have been so busy in New Jersey carrying out grandfatherly duties. I went there last Tuesday to watch 3-year-old Andrew and 7-year-old Avalene. Their father had to work and their mom had to be on the West Coast. So I took over the daily care including transportation to school, feeding, dressing and entertaining. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Local scallops — a basketful of bounty.
After reading last week’s Reporter story about Steve Lenox and the opening of scallop season and listening to Billy Gremmler telling Gary Sapien on WLNG about all the scallops he’d be serving this weekend, I just had to have some.
It was Thursday afternoon so I went to see Jimmy Hayward at Commander Cody’s. I saw some recently opened shells outside — a good sign — but the place was closed. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Legion Commander Dave Clark raising Old Glory — with some help from his friends— at Veterans Day services Saturday in the Center.
A large crowd gathered near the flagpole in front of American Legion Mitchell Post 281 last Saturday in the Center to honor all those who have served in the armed forces. (more…)