11/04/17 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | From left: Laurie Fanelli, Claire Freese, Susan Baron, Alison Binder, Virginia Springsteen, Giovanna Ketcham, Robert Springsteen and Jeanne Compton visited Blossom Hollow Ranch last week.

COURTESY PHOTO | From left: Laurie Fanelli, Claire Freese, Susan Baron, Alison Binder, Virginia Springsteen, Giovanna Ketcham, Robert Springsteen and Jeanne Compton visited Blossom Hollow Ranch last week.

I  just heard from Senior Center Director Laurie Fanelli that she’s considering instituting a walking program for older folk. She’s envisioning a “walk and talk” along Louis’ beach on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon.

“This would be for seniors who enjoy companionship, like walking and want to reduce their chances of developing health problems,” Laurie explained, adding that the walks may possibly improve walkers’ memories. And everyone is welcome, even those with walkers, she said. (more…)

07/22/17 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The hot days of summer are upon us. Seniors can stay cool during the hottest hours by visiting the Senior Center.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The hot days of summer are upon us. Senior Citizens can stay cool during the hottest hours by visiting the Shelter Island Senior Center.

I was speaking with Senior Center Director Laurie Fanelli the other day and she urged me to remind seniors that as the weather becomes hot and humid, staying cool is necessary for good health.

The Senior Center on Route 114 below the Medical Center is a great cooling center during the oppressively hot weather. There is also the opportunity for socialization, nutrition and recreation for folks whose homes are not up to top notch cooling standards. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. And when a heat emergency occurs, extended hours are announced. (more…)

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05/08/17 4:30pm
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO Eastern Long Island Hospital CEO Paul Connor.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO Eastern Long Island Hospital CEO Paul Connor.

In the wake of the House of Representatives narrowly approving the American Health Care Act Thursday — replacing the Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare” — local reaction from insurance and healthcare professionals was varied. (more…)

04/29/17 3:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO In the name of safety, where a YIELD sign is currently painted on the roadway on the southern part of Waverly Place where it meets Grand Avenue, a stop sign is expected to be erected shortly.

JULIE LANE PHOTO

I remember how important it was for me as a teenager to get a driver’s license. I appeared at the motor vehicle bureau on my 16th birthday, birth certificate in hand, to get my junior license learner’s permit.

Now, more than a half-century later, I find myself looking at those signs that tell us it’s time to stop driving.  (more…)

08/07/16 3:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Summer sunset seen from the Pridwin.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Summer sunset seen from the Pridwin.

I always like to look at the AARP magazine. I referred to one of their issues that covered nutrition for seniors a few months ago.

Looking at the most recent issues, I found a number of items worth passing along. They have to do with tips for dealing with summer health. (more…)