Anne Brueckner & Nina Lynch on Rhinebeck At Home (Aired on July 8 and July 9 2017)

Aging in Place with “Rhinebeck at Home” (Aired on July 8 and 9, 2017)

Although Rhinebeck at Home is one more of than over 200 “aging in place” organizations, it has no age limit—current members range from 58 to 97 years young—and its roster of group activities include events for people of all ages. In
this RadioRotary program Rhinebeck at Home President
Nina Lynch and Vice-President Anne Brueckner tell about how the group was formed and how they work to achieve their goals. An all-volunteer membership organization that relies
on helping each other, the members provide transportation, referrals to community-service organizations, social activities, and help with household tasks. Various events are organized to encourage the members to network with each other, ranging from picnics to attending shows or museums together. Home for Rhinebeck at Home is wherever you choose and the only requirements for membership are residence in Rhinebeck, payment of nominal dues, and the ability to make your own decisions.
Learn more:
Rhinebeck at Home
Aging in Place:
Dutchess Country Office for the Aging
Rhinebeck Rotary Club

Show in photo: L to R:  Nina Lynch and Anne Brueckner

Photo by Jonah Triebwasser

 

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Dana Pavlock on Elder Abuse (Aired on 5-27-17 & 5-28-17)

Elder Abuse Awareness (Aired on May 27 and 28, 2017)

The sixth annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, celebrated on June 16, 2017, is discussed on RadioRotary by Susan Davidson of Friends of Seniors and Dana Pavlock of Evercare. Elder abuse can be psychological, financial, sexual, physical, or simply neglectful. It is more of an issue today than in the past because people are living longer, but families no longer have several generations living in the same location. Isolated elders, many suffering from mild to serious dementia, can be easy prey for caregivers of various kinds. Friends of Seniors does not deal directly with elder abuse, but provides medical transportation, grocery shopping, caregiver respite, and similar services through trustworthy volunteers. Evercare is a certified home health care agency that also offers a managed long-term care plan through Medicaid as well as an adult social day program. Together, the two organizations are behind the 2017 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day celebration in Poughkeepsie, a half-day conference on recognition and relief.
Learn more:
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Dutchess County Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness
Friends of Seniors of Dutchess County
Evercare

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Circle of Friends for the Dying (Aired on December 31, 2016, and January 1, 2017)

Circle of Friends for the Dying (Aired on December 31, 2016, and January 1, 2017)

RadioRotary interviews Laurie Swartz and Rev. Lynda Carré about the Death Cafés they help run as part of Circle of Friends for the Dying in Ulster and Dutchess Counties. A Death Café is a gathering of a few people in a home, a church, a restaurant, or other venue where the conversation over tea or coffee and cake is all about dying. Our population is growing older every year and death will come to all of us—many who are not very old die as well—but few are prepared for it and many don’t even want to think or talk about it. The Death Café experience, often with a speaker, is offered about once a month at various locations around Ulster and Dutchess counties. A new project for the Circle of Friends for the Dying is a home in Kingston where a person who lives alone and is close to dying will be able to live with one or two others, which many would prefer to dying in a hospital or nursing home or dying alone at home.

Learn more:
Hudson Valley Circle of Friends for the Dying
Death Café
Facebook: Circle of Friends for the Dying
Facebook: Death Café

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January 2, 2017 · Posted in Aging, Health, Quality of Life  

A Town Recreation Program (Aired on November 26 and 27, 2016)

A Town Recreation Program (Aired on November 26 and 27, 2016)

RadioRotary interviews Sandy Coe, recreation director for the Town of Pleasant Valley, NY.  Her programs span the ages from pre-school through the senior citizens of the town. Her philosophy is to listen to residents expressing their interests, then develop activities that fulfill those interests; one example, is a Pokemon program inspired by the interest of a middle-school student, an activity that soon included participants of all ages. The most visible recreation-department programs for youth are soccer and basketball teams, which compete with teams from other country towns. A special event each holiday season is the Festival of Lights, which combines a parade with many floats, food from local vendors, and encounters with Santa Claus.  The Festival is sponsored in part by Pleasant Valley Rotary along with the recreation department, the Lions Club, the historical society, and the fire department.

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Pleasant Valley Recreation Program

Pleasant Valley Recreation Activities

 

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November 28, 2016 · Posted in Aging, Children, Events, Youth  

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