Elderly Care

Senior Community Needs
12:45 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Seniors Speak Out about Transportation, Nutrition, Lament Closed Downtown Senior Center

Common Councilor Nader Maroun moderates panel on senior needs in community
Credit Ashley Siu/WAER News

Public transport was one of many topics discussed at the Ida Benderson Seniors Action group forum where seniors addressed their needs. Drucilla Adams has a tough time walking up hills and has been affected by a change in bus routes.

“When there’s no bus, I can’t get there unless someone picks me up.  I’m concerned because I know it’s a university section but we still are in the area and we still need some transportation on the weekends.  I don’t go anywhere on weekends; I’m like in jail.” 

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Home Instead Senior Care
1:42 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Frigid Weather Could be Dangerous for Seniors: Time to Check In and Help Out

Seniors might need some special attention in the frigid cold weather.
Credit homeinstead.com

  Central New Yorkers are being asked during this cold snap to pay a little more attention to residents who might be overlooked.  There are some particular risks seniors face in the icy weather.

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SYRACUSE WOMAN A BIG PART OF FATHER'S LIFE AT 93
1:54 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Elderly Health Can Present Different Living Situations During the Holidays

Ira Mitchell (left) with his daughter Francine Berg, Music Director of Menorah Park in Syracuse.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Sometimes health changes in the elderly can present different living situations for families when the holidays arrive.  WAER’s John Smith introduces us to a daughter and father who tried to keep their holiday traditions this year... even across the miles.


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Crisis for Elderly Caregivers
7:21 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

New York One of Worst States (48th) in Supporting Caregivers of the Elderly

AARP and other groups release report and recommendations on problems facing family and other non-paid caregivers.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  More than half the people over 50 in Onondaga County might soon be spending as much as a full-time job caring for sick or invalid relatives.  Elderly advocate groups released a study Tuesday that shows caregivers are in crisis.  

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