She is a frail Shelter Island senior who needed care for a wound but had to go off-Island to get treatment because no doctor was available here.
That may seem a minor inconvenience to some. But to the frail elderly among us, not having a doctor they know and can reach when there’s a medical problem that doesn’t rise to the emergency room level can be alarming.
In addition, with the seriousness of this year’s flu epidemic, an elderly resident should be able to know if she/he has just a cold or something more serious without travelling off-Island for a diagnosis. (more…)
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Shelter Island takes care of its own. These Island groups represent all age groups and address a range of community programs and services, supported largely by volunteer efforts and donations. In addition, each of the Island’s churches provides outreach programs. During this season, please consider helping out or lending a hand — and let us know if we have inadvertently omitted any group.
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Senior Center Director Laurie Fanelli
A resident addressed the Town Board at its Tuesday work session to alert members of a “looming crisis,” but one that has a remedy. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | This week, Mashomack Preserve welcomes fall with a Saturday beach cleanup event followed on Wednesday by an after school autumn outing for children.
BEACH CLEANUP DAY
You can make a difference! Join in the annual international coastal cleanup effort which clears and categorizes the various marine debris found on local beaches. On Saturday, September 16 from 9 to 11 a.m., Mashomack Preserve hosts “Beach Clean Up Day.” Come help prevent sea turtles, seals and birds from being injured by trash while beautifying the coastline. All ages welcome. Community service hours available for students. Visit [email protected] or call (631) 749-4219 for information. (more…)
I had a conversation last week with Sy Weissman, the current head of the Senior Citizens Foundation. He is the current president because at the last meeting of the Foundation, Sy stepped down after many years of leadership. He cited health reasons and the desire to get new blood into the organization. A new president was elected. (more…)