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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.
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…)
Yep, it’s been a cold spring! (stock image).
I spent last Friday and Saturday enjoying our wonderful weather. It was such a pleasant change from the foul weather we’ve been having for the past month. It is supposed to be spring! (more…)
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.