11/24/18 3:00pm

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November is designated as National Family Caregivers Month.

“Who’s taking care of the caregiver while the caregiver’s busy giving care?”

November is designated as National Family Caregivers Month. I learned this from Senior Center Director Laurie Fanelli who told me that it’s a time to recognize all who sacrifice every day to help those in need.

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05/09/18 4:30pm
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | The new pavilion under construction at Wade’s Beach.

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | The new pavilion under construction at Wade’s Beach.

I looked at the almost-complete pavilion at Wade’s Beach  the other day — it’s pretty spectacular.

It includes a concrete pathway to the restrooms and will soon have benches. The pavilion is a gift to the people of Shelter Island from the Lions Club. The benches are a gift from the Senior Citizens Foundation. (more…)

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02/19/18 2:00pm

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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…)