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Friday, 23 June 2017 12:37

Join Us For Lunch!

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Did you know that lunch is available Monday through Friday at the Countryside Community Center (9 Sheldon Guile Blvd, Owego)? From 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, a complete meal (including salad bar, entrée, sides, and dessert) is available for the suggested contribution amount of only $4.00 for those aged 60 and over, and $6.00 for those under 60. Come enjoy a delicious meal while partaking in lively conversation with others in your community. Check out our full menu under “Nutrition Services” on the “Aging Services” page!

Next week’s meals:

Monday, 6/26: Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes with Broccoli

Tuesday, 6/27: Macaroni & Cheese with Stewed Tomatoes

Wednesday, 6/28: Pot Roast with Mashed Potatoes

Thursday, 6/29: Tuscan Chicken over Bow Tie Pasta with Asparagus

Friday, 6/30: Meatball Sub with Sweet Potato Fries
Thursday, 22 June 2017 15:57

Picnic Day Celebration

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We made the most of a rainy day recently when the Department of Aging offered its annual Picnic Day celebration on Friday, June 16th at the Countryside Community Center.  The stormy weather couldn’t deter the 60 guests who joined us for this event.  Although the lawn games stayed boxed up this year, attendees were still able to enjoy the musical talents of the “Old Country Band.”  Several even got up to dance along with the music!  The “Build Your Own Burger” Bar was a hit, and went along perfectly with the picnic theme.  Please keep an eye on the “Aging News” section of our website for more information about upcoming events.  We would love for you to join us!
Monday, 12 June 2017 14:44

Eating Right for Older Adults

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Every time we turn on the TV or pick up a magazine, we are faced with information about the newest fad diet. Trying to figure out what is and isn’t healthy can be overwhelming. Does eating right have to be so complicated?

View the short video titled “Eat Right Tips—Eating Right for Older Adults” by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to learn seven easy tips for eating healthy. For more information about eating nutritiously, please call the Department of Aging at 607-687-4120, ext. 324.

 

 

 

The Department of Aging at Tioga Opportunities, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Older Adult Health Fair will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Newark Valley Senior High School (68 Wilson Creek Road, Newark Valley). This year, the event will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Please note the change in time and location!

Several short informational presentations designed to help you incorporate healthy ideas into your day-to-day life will be offered beginning at 4:15 PM. Many agencies and businesses will be on hand to provide you with information and resources to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and independent living!

Doors will open at 4:00 PM for informational presentations.

Presentations will begin at 4:15 PM.

Visits to community partner tables will be offered from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Admission is free, and great door prizes will be available. We look forward to seeing you there! Please contact 607-687-4120, ext. 331 with any questions.
Friday, 09 June 2017 15:16

Medicare 101 in Spencer

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Will you be new to Medicare in 2017? Do you have Medicare, but would like a review lesson? If so, Medicare 101 was designed for you! Join us on Thursday, July 13th at 1:00 PM at the Christ the King Fellowship Presbyterian Church (75 N. Main St., Spencer). Gain knowledge that could prevent late enrollment penalties or coverage gaps. Learn ways to possibly enhance your finances. Call the Department of Aging at 607-687-4120, ext. 344 to register.

Tioga Opportunities, Inc. offers “Understanding Long Term Levels of Care”

Owego & Newark Valley

Are you or a loved one facing decisions regarding long term, out of home placement? Exploring options for long term care is confusing and complicated. It is difficult to understand what acronyms like ACF, ALP, ALR, EALR, and SNF really mean. The Department of Aging will welcome Maria Motsavage from Levene Gouldin & Thompson, who will explain the differences between these levels of care, as well as whether Medicare, Medicaid, or other types of insurance will pay for them.

This program is being offered on:

Monday, July 10th from 9:00-11:00 AM at the Countryside Community Center (9 Sheldon Guile Blvd, Owego) 

Friday, July 28th from 9:00-11:00 AM in the Rollie Noble Room at the Village Municipal Building (9 Park St., Newark Valley)

Please call 607-687-4120, ext. 331 to reserve your seat for this free presentation. Information packets are also available upon request.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 16:11

Chuckster's Senior Miniature Golf Club

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On the 4th Thursday of each month, the Senior Miniature Golf Club will be sponsored by the Department of Aging at Tioga Opportunities, Inc.

The first 10 individuals to sign up (age 50+) will have their admission paid by Tioga Opportunities, Inc.!

Please call 607-687-4120, ext. 331 by NOON the day before to register.

Have you ever received a postcard in the mail saying you’re eligible for a free back brace? Maybe someone has called to tell you that your doctor has approved you for a free knee brace—all you need to do is provide your Medicare number! Sounds too good to be true?

Unfortunately, it is. Durable Medical Equipment (DME) scams are some of the most common forms of health care fraud.

Remember: A sales person who calls you on the phone CANNOT:

Diagnose or assess your health care needs: That is your doctor’s job. Your health care provider knows you and your medical history. Don’t let a sales person talk you into something you do not need.

Prescribe DME for you: Would you take medicine from a person other than your health care provider? Of course not! The same holds true for DME. Only your doctor can order DME for you.

Fit you for DME over the phone: It is impossible for someone calling on the phone to make sure equipment will fit you, and that is the job of the DME supplier. A good DME supplier will work with you until the equipment fits you just right and works properly for you.

Knowledge is power. Don’t be afraid to hang up the phone or toss that postcard in the trash. Be proactive and report any suspicious activity to the New York Senior Medicare Patrol at 1-877-678-4697.

Adapted from New York SMP Fraud Alert, Spring/Summer 2017

What amount of memory loss is typical as someone gets older?  When is it an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? Join Tioga Opportunities, Inc. on Friday, June 23rd from 1:30 to 2:30 PM at the Countryside Community Center (9 Sheldon Guile Blvd, Owego) when the Alzheimer’s Association presents “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters.”  An ice cream social will be held immediately following the presentation with all proceeds donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Registration is required.  Please call the Department of Aging at 607-687-4120, ext. 331 to reserve your seat.
Tioga Opportunities, Inc. staff is available to answer any of your general questions online every Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. To send a message to staff, click on the “Chat” box on the right-hand side of the website. This is a great opportunity to learn more about various resources that are available in our community!
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