12/08/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Seniors need to take care and improve their balance to prevent falls.

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…)

12/03/17 3:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Richard visited a newly opened pubin the Chequit.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
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…)