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.”
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.
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.