JULY • 2 0 0 9 T h e D i s p a T c h • 1
DELAWARE COUNTY PRESORTED
OFFICE FOR THE AGING US POSTAGE PAID
6 Court Street DECKER
DELHI, NY 13753
VOLUME 35 • NUMBER 3 Website: www.co.delaware.ny.us/depts/ofa/ofa.htm • Email: email@example.com JULY • 2 0 0 9
FARMERS MARKET COUPONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Farmers Markets are now open to Delhi market is open on Wednesdays Department of Health, New York State Institute Street
provide farm fresh fruits and vegetables from 9:00am-2:00pm. Other distribution Office for the Aging, Cornell Cooperative Sundays 10:00am-2:00pm
for good health and nutrition. Again this sites include senior dining centers. The Extension, and the U.S. Department of May 24 – October 11
year, Delaware County senior citizens following is the distribution schedule. Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. HALCOTTSVILLE
may take advantage of the Farmers Mar- Delhi Senior Dining Center Delaware County Farmers Market Pakatakan Farmers Market
ket Coupon Program to receive twenty – July 28, at 11:30am information and locations are listed Round Barn, 46696 State Hwy 30
dollars ($20) worth of free New York Deposit Senior Dining Center below. We have eight in-county mar- Saturdays, 9:00am-2:00pm
State grown produce. Delaware County – July 30, at 11:00am kets this year! There are other market May 16 – October 10
Office for the Aging will coordinate the Grand Gorge Senior Dining Center locations in Oneonta, Callicoon, Roscoe, HANCOCK
distribution of the booklets for house- – July 29, at 11:00am Kingston, Cooperstown, Norwich, and Great American Store lot, across
holds of eligible seniors. Hancock Senior Dining Center several markets in the Binghamton area. from 11 East Main Street
– July 28, at 10:30am Please contact Ella Ladlee at Delaware Fridays, 1:00pm-6:00pm
INCOME GUIDLINES Middletown Senior Dining County Office for the Aging, (607) 746- Saturdays, 10:00am-2:00pm
Seniors (age 60 or older) who are Dela- Center, Margaretville 6333, for further information. (or till sold out)
ware County residents and are currently – July 29, at 11:30am DELHI July 17 – August 29
receiving, or who are eligible for SSI, Food Sidney Senior Dining Center Courthouse Square, Main Street SIDNEY
Stamps or Section 8 Housing Subsidy are – July 23, at 11:15am Wednesdays, 9:00am-2:00pm Civic Center, 21 Liberty Street
eligible to receive the coupons. House- Stamford: Sacred Heart June 3 – September 30 Tuesdays 10:00am-2:00pm
holds that are within the following income Parish Hall, 27 Harper Street DEPOSIT July 7 – October 27
guidelines are also eligible to receive the – July 27, at 11:00am KooKoose Farmer’s Market STAMFORD
Farmers Market Coupons: a one person Walton Senior Dining Center Town of Sanford Garage, Deposit Headwaters Farmers Market
household with a gross income of less than Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm Herring Park, 112 Main Street
– July 23, at 10:45am
$1,670 per month; a two person household June 13 – October 3 July 4 – October 31
Persons who received coupons in
with a combined gross income of less than D e p o s i t Ve t e r a n ’ s H a l l , Saturdays, 10:00am-2:00pm
previous years will need to contact our
$2,246 per month; a three person house- 44 Fourth Street WALTON
ofﬁce again; they will not automatically
hold with a combined gross income of less Thursday, 10:00am-2:00pm Robinson Bros. Auction, Delaware
receive them this year. Only those per- August 20 & September 17 & West Streets
than $2,823 per month. Only one coupon sons who have access to the markets or (two days only) 1st & 3rd Friday of each month
booklet per household. have family and friends who may redeem FRANKLIN 10:00am-2:00pm
Eligible seniors may pick up coupons them should request coupon booklets. In front of Franklin Stage Co. Theater, July 3 – October 16
at the Office for the Aging at 6 Court The Farmers Market Nutrition Program,
Street, Delhi; Monday-Friday, 8:00am- now a permanent federal program, is spon-
12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm (the office sored by New York State Department of
is closed Noon-1:00pm). Reminder: the Agriculture and Markets, New York State
“SWINE FLU” UPDATE
From the Delaware County Public human to human, therefore continuing
Health Nursing Service common sense precautions to help pre-
Delaware County Public Health Nurs- vent the spread of H1N1 and other germs
ing Service was notified from New York are important”.
State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Delaware County Public Health con-
on June 20, 2009 of their second positive tinues to recommend its residents to take
case of H1N1 virus. The individual is the following common sense precautions
a staff member at a camp in Delaware to prevent the spread of germs that cause
County and has recovered. illness including the flu:
Campers and parents of the campers • Cover your nose and mouth with a
were notified. The camp is working tissue when you cough or sneeze.
actively with its Medical Director as • Throw the tissue in the trash after you Charles Rutkowski of CTAA (Community Transportation of America), discusses the details
well as state and local health officials use it. of the transportation coordination grant that was received by NYCONNECTS for Delaware
to reduce the transmission of this virus. • Wash hands often with soap and County. A transportation consultant will be hired later this summer to begin the process.
Children’s camps in Delaware County water, especially after you cough or
CALLING ALL CARS,
operate under a permit issued by the sneeze. Alcohol based hand cleaners
State Health Department’s Oneonta are also effective.
District Office. All camps have received
guidance documents from NYSDOH, to
• Avoid close contact with sick people
• Stay home if you are sick for 7 days CALLING ALL CARS –
assist camp staff in responding to H1N1
or other flu like illness concerns.
after your symptoms begin or until
you have been symptom-free for 24 OFA LOOKING FOR DRIVERS
“To help minimize the spread of the hours, whichever is longer. This is The Delaware County Office for where help is really needed is in the
illness people who are sick with flu like to keep from infecting others and the Aging is looking for anyone who towns of Colchester, Hancock, Tomp-
symptoms should not go to work and spreading the virus further. would be willing to volunteer their kins, Deposit, Masonville, Sidney
other public places including camps, day- • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or time to do transportation work for and Davenport.
care, and swimming lessons,” said Bon- mouth. Germs are spread this way. the Non-Emergency Medical Trans- With the cost of living and gas
nie Hamilton, Public Health Director. If you become ill with flu like symp- portation program. All transports prices on the rise, many of our senior
Delaware County Public Health will toms, including fever, body aches, will be medically related – such as
continue to work with all health care runny nose, sore throat, nausea, or citizens are finding it harder to make
taking people to doctor appointments, and keep medical appointments.
providers, summer camps and the com- vomiting or diarrhea, contact your dental visits, prescription pick-ups,
munity to monitor reports of flu like health provider. Any offers of help from concerned
etc. Destinations may be in county as
illness and respond promptly to any • For more information on H1N1 call well as out of county (Oneonta, Coo- citizens and community members
concerns about potential exposure to Delaware County Public Health at perstown, Binghamton, Kingston, such as yourself will be greatly ap-
H1N1 flu. 607-832-5200 or visit the New State Albany, etc.). Volunteers providing preciated.
“H1N1 activity will likely continue Department of Health website at transport will be reimbursed for their For more information on the
throughout the summer months, ac- www.health.state.ny.us. Additional mileage at the current county rate of program or anyone with interests in
cording to Centers for Disease Control information can be found on the $.505 per mile. volunteering, please call the Dela-
(CDC)”, said Public Health Director Centers for Disease Control and Volunteers from any part of Dela- ware County Office for the Aging at
Bonnie Hamilton. “We know H1N1 is in Prevention website at www.cdc.gov/ ware County are welcome; however, 607-746-6333.
Delaware County, and transmitted from swineﬂu/.
2 • The D i s p a T c h JULY • 2 0 0 9
EDITORIAL DELAWARE COUNTY NY CONNECTS
By Tom Briggs handicapped), they were and are depen-
dent on others to access these goods and CHOICES FOR LONG TERM CARE UPDATE
July 7th marks the 90th anniversary By Laura Stewart, Delaware ly helpful for the long distance caregiver.
of the beginning of an event that has services now that local commerce and
services has regionalized. County Long Term We have had over 1781 visitors since the
probably done as much to reshape the website was uploaded.
demographic profile of this country We’ve experienced some scares in Care Coordinator
the past, such as the gas shortages in the Delaware County NY Connects Advi-
as has been attributed to the industrial We recognize the challenges fami- sory Council has been very busy over the
revolution. It was labeled the “FTMC” 70’s with the ensuing much maligned lies face seeking services that will help
and now appreciated alternative energy last several months. I am happy to report
(First Transcontinental Motor Con- keep a loved one at home and we can that we are moving forward with our
voy), it started in Washington DC, and policies of the Carter Administration. help connect you to those services. We
Nothing, though, brings home our need transportation project. We have added
amongst its participants was a young also understand that the long term care additional stakeholders to our commit-
officer named Dwight Eisenhower. to change our ways like the threat of
system can be confusing and compli- tee and we met with Charlie Rutowski
This post-World War I initiative was $5/gallon gas. Last summer, terms
cated. Long term care can include many from the Community Transportation As-
undertaken by the army to test how like “peak oil”, “carbon credits” and
services that assist people of all ages to sociation of America again this month.
vulnerable our nation might be if sub- “ecological footprint” became part of
remain independent in their daily lives. We reported what our current resources
versives attacked our railway system, the mainstream conversation. Old ideas
were retrieved from the mothballs, and Some of these services include home and costs for transportation in
leaving us to rely on traditional overland delivered meals, home care,
travel. 62 days, 88 destroyed bridges, in Delaware County the idea of creat- the county are and we will
ing a coordinated transportation system residential housing options, begin the process for hir-
230 road accidents, 9 totally destroyed and health insurance coun-
vehicles, 21 casualties and countless was embraced with a fresh sense of ing a consultant who will
optimism. seling to name a few. We come to Delaware County
roads made impassible after its wake, can assist in finding compas-
the convoy limped into San Francisco. What makes public transportation in to assist with this process.
this county unique is that there are no sionate and knowledgeable staff This group includes a broad
Thus was born the motivation to create that can guide you through the system.
a national highway defense system. primary destinations. We have no large spectrum of service providers which we
cities, we have no primary place of em- If you are having difficulty preparing are hoping can collaborate with existing
Less than four decades later, President meals, doing housework or taking a
Dwight Eisenhower signed the Federal ployment, we have no major shopping services in the county to expand trans-
destination within our boundaries, and shower and don’t know where to go to portation services. We also have the
Highway Act of 1956. get help, give us a call. Our toll free
In Delaware County prior to World we have insufficient tax revenue to fund participation of NY State Department of
a comprehensive public transportation number is 866-660-2451. We can give Transportation to guide us through the
War II, most of the hamlets and villages you the unbiased information on where
were sufficiently self-contained to be system. To compound our problem, process. We are encouraged with the
most of the parameter communities to go to get those services. We also have number of funding opportunities that are
able to offer the services of a doctor,
tend to be tied to commerce in neigh- long term care services and information out there to assist us with start up costs.
an attorney, a hardware store, a feed
boring counties and larger cities. The on our website, along with our resource If you are interested in finding out more
mill, possibly a clothing store, a district
difficulties that we face more closely directory. To access this information you information please call the office. Our
school, a couple of churches, a fire com-
mirror the challenges faced by counties can go to the Delaware County website Advisory Council has formed a new sub-
pany, a fraternal lodge or two as well as
in southern Appalachia than they do (www.co.delaware.ny.us and click on committee on caregiver support. We are
a typical general store. Many families
felt themselves fortunate to own a car; rural counties in New York State. NY Connects) hoping to come up with several ideas to
many more depended on neighbors to In a recent survey conducted by The Delaware County Long Term assist Delaware County caregivers.
drive them to larger communities to NYCONNECTS of Delaware County, Care Resource Directory is still avail- We continue with our public educa-
access specialized goods and services. it was discovered that public and pri- able. If you would like a copy, please tion presentations about NY Connects
Most took advantage of one or more vate agencies spent over $3½ million stop by the office. You can also go throughout the county. If your group is
of the five passenger train systems last year for transportation. This does online to our website and download a interested in having someone come and
that passed through Delaware County. not include the millions paid out by the copy of the directory or just print out talk to you about Delaware County NY
This was all to change with the Federal 13 or so school systems that blanket the page you need. This site will be Connects, please call the Office for Ag-
Highway Act. the county. In many cases separate updated on a regular basis. The website ing and ask to speak to the Coordinator.
With improved roads came a stron- vehicles are picking persons up in the has comprehensive information on long If you would like further information
ger demand for cars. With a stronger same community and delivering them term care services and information for call “Delaware County NY Connects”
demand for cars came assembly lines to the same destination. We cannot the consumer. The information provided at 1-866-660-2451 or Delaware County
and more affordable cars. With more continue to sustain this economically through this website is designed to help Office for the Aging at 607-746-6333
affordable cars more families were able and we certainly cannot sustain what consumers, caregivers and agency rep- and ask for the Long Term Care Coor-
to purchase them and in turn seek a bet- we’re doing now ecologically. resentatives learn about the care options dinator or you can stop by the office and
ter selection of more affordable goods Delaware County, through a grant available and to empower users to make pick up our brochure explaining what
in larger communities. This marked the awarded from the Community Trans- the best choices about their health care services are available and the eligibility
death knell for the hamlets in the 1950’s portation Association of America, has and quality of life. This will be especial- requirements.
and now gradually some of our vil- begun a new planning process that
lages are following suit. For the casual
observer, it would seem that there’s no
will help us to focus on the special
challenges that we face, not only in STAMFORD/ to visit our club and get acquainted. We
meet most Tuesdays at 10:30am. As
cause for alarm. In history, this is the coordination, but also in how we view
access to goods and services. This is HARPERSFIELD club members we are able to socialize,
natural course of events. Deserts and
jungles are abundant with the ruins of exciting! But questions arise such as: SENIOR CLUB enjoy special things and to serve others
to whatever extent one desires.
once great cities. And, after all, we have
Walmart, Home Depot, CVS and other
are there strategies that can be under-
taken to localize the availability of more NEWS MEREDITH
mega box stores that offer things that goods and services? By: Ed Nichols
heretofore we never knew we needed. In an environment where people are The Stamford Harpersfield Senior
Unfortunately for those who could not
drive (in most cases, the aged and the
not disposed to accessing services, how
EDITORIAL continued on page 3
Club elected new officers in May for
the coming year. We wish our new
president, Rosalie Piscitelli, success in By: Eleanor Jersey
her undertakings in her new office and March 16 – We met here at the church.
THE DISPATCH IS PUBLISHED EVERY OTHER MONTH BY THE thank Vera Hait for her dedication to the Our lunch was the theme of St. Patrick’s
DELAWARE COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING president job for the last two years. Vera
will serve as first vice president and Ed
Day, very pretty. Barbara McClintock
brought a movie that we enjoyed.
6 COURT STREET • DELHI • NY 13753 • 607-746-6333 Nichols as second vice president. Terry April 20 – We discussed some trips.
Vamosy will again be our secretary. Barbara explained a “Journal Jar” for
TOM BRIGGS • DIRECTOR Gerald Stoeckel was re-elected treasurer
BONNIE RADLEY • COORDINATOR OF AGING SERVICES keeping family memories. Gretal Bach-
but due to a fall since then will not be elor brought a delicious chocolate cake
TERRI WHITNEY • ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT able to be with us for a while. Margaret for Frank’s birthday, raspberries too!
ELLA LADLEE • AGING SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE Tucker was elected to serve as interim May 18 – Twenty seniors met and
SOPHIE MACINTYRE • AGING SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE treasurer. We thank Margaret and the after our lunch a plant exchange was
PAT BRANNEN • EISEP CASE MANAGER other officers for serving our club. Our
held to get ready for our gardens. It’s
club has celebrated both Mother’s day
STEPHANIE WARNER • EISEP CASE MANAGER great to have our friends that went south
and Father’s day with two separate din-
RACHEL RYAN • ACCOUNT CLERK TYPIST ners at Vern’s. They were well attended for the winter back again with us. We
MELODY MONFORT • SENIOR CLERK with over thirty members attending each agreed on having a lunch at Otesaga in
DIANE KOLENDA • ACCOUNT CLERK time. Bea Nichols, membership chair- Cooperstown. All seem to enjoy going
man, is taking membership dues. Mem- there.
CHERYL BOYD • HIICAP COORDINATOR June 15 – Our meeting was held here
LAURA STEWART • LONG TERM CARE COORDINATOR berships are five dollars each with one
dollar of that going to the county Senior at the church dining hall with a good turn
KIT MARSHFIELD • LEGACY COORDINATOR Council. June is the month for renewing out. We discussed our trip to Otesaga
HEATHER BARRETO • DIETITIAN our memberships but anyone fifty-five and another trip later. Next month we
or older may join at any time during the will have a “Sub Picnic” at Neawah Park.
FUNDING PROVIDED IN PART BY THE NEW YORk STATE
OFFICE FOR THE AGING AND THE U.S. ADMINISTRATION ON AGING year. We would like to encourage the We are happy to have new members
many retired people in our community Edgar and Vera Schmitt join us.
JULY • 2 0 0 9 T h e D i s p a T c h • 3
By: Kit Marshfield the positive effect of volunteering on
“Precious Moments” physical and mental health is due to
the personal sense of accomplishment
Volunteering has long been a common
ethic in the United States, with people and individual gains from his or her
each year giving their time without any volunteer activities.
expectation of compensation. While • Volunteering led to lower rates of de-
these volunteer activities may be per- pression in individuals 65 and older.
formed with the core intention of helping • Individuals who volunteered a4fter
others, there is also a common wisdom experiencing heart attacks reported
that those who give of themselves also reductions in despair and depression
receive. Researchers have attempted – two factors that have been linked
to measure the benefits that volunteers to mortality in post-coronary artery
receive, including the positive feeling disease patients.
referred to as “helper’s high”, in- • Individuals over 70 who volun-
creased trust in others, and teered approximately 100 hours
increased social and po- had less of a decline in
litical participation. self-reported health and
Based on the US functioning levels, ex-
Census data, the num- perienced lower levels
ber of volunteers age of depression and had
65 and older should in- more longevity.
crease 50 percent over the • Two studies found that
next 13 years, from just under 9 the volunteering threshold
million in 2007 to more than 13 million in is about 100 hours per year, or about
2020! What’s more, that number can be two hours a week. Individuals who
expected to rise for many years to come, reached the threshold enjoyed signifi-
as the youngest Baby Boomers will not cant health benefits.
reach age 65 until 2029. These emotional benefits may have
Perhaps the first and biggest benefit a biological basis. Studies at the Johns
people get from volunteering is the satis- Hopkins Older American Intervention
faction of incorporating service into their Center have revealed that volunteering
lives and making a difference in their is associated with increased blood flow
community and country. The intangible in certain areas of the brain, which might
benefits alone – such as pride, satisfaction indicate more connections between brain
and accomplishment – are worthwhile cells in these areas.”
reasons to serve. In addition, when we Just two hours of volunteering a week
share our time and talents, we: can bring meaningful benefits to a per-
• Solve problems son’s body and mind! Whether it is driv-
• Improve lives ing someone to the grocery store or to get
• Strengthen communities an ice cream cone, doctors appointment,
• Connect to others sitting and chatting with someone that is
• Transform our own lives homebound, using your talents making
Volunteering makes the heart grow lap quilts, bed jackets or a bird house so
stronger. More than 61 million American a shut-in person can enjoy better quality
volunteers improve conditions for people of life, these are all ways that you can
in need and to unselfishly give of them-
selves. While the motivation is altruistic,
volunteer. You name the way you want
to give your time and we will be happy to
AARP ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF
it is gratifying to learn that their efforts are
returning considerable health benefits.
link you up with those in need.
Consider this comment written in
IN-CLASSROOM DRIVER SAFETY
In January 2009, Johns Hopkins re- 1902 by Edmund Sanford, which elo-
quently sums up the case of volunteering
COURSE EDITION 6
leased the results of one two-year study
finding that adults over 75 who volun- in later life: Course Helps Drivers Stay Current on Latest Driving Information and Strategies
teered or worked for over 100 hours a “The real secret of a happy old age is be- AARP has launched the latest version • Challenges of city vs. rural driving
year were one third less likely to report ing once more in service for others carried of its in-classroom driver safety program, • Tips for highway driving and driving
bad health and two thirds less likely to die on to the end of life – a service which, on the edition 6. To ensure 50+ drivers stay safe with trucks, buses and other large ve-
over the course of the study. According one hand, gives perennial interest to life by behind the wheel, the course’s curriculum hicles
to other data in the review, people over 65 making the old [person] a participant in the has been updated to reflect the most cur- • Understanding a vehicle’s safety fea-
seemed to benefit more from volunteering life of all those about him, and on the other, rent driving information and safety tips tures and new vehicle technology
than younger participants. However, that surrounds him with love in return.” available. • Tips for trying other transportation op-
is not to say it would be very beneficial Call the Delaware County Legacy According to recent data from the tions
to younger persons as well! Corps at Office for the Aging, 607-746- Federal Highway Administration, there • Warning signs of unsafe driving
• Adults age 65 and older found that 6333, to volunteer today. are approximately 75 million licensed “The course offers more information
drivers age 50 and older in the U.S. This about various safe driving strategies,
711 RELAY SERVICE AVAILABLE IN NEW YORK constitutes 38 percent of all drivers on including how to handle distractions, ag-
Taken from Verizon insert the nation’s roadways. According to U.S. gressive drivers and driving with trucks,”
government figures, this percentage is says Joe Augustine, a local AARP driver
Deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-impaired users of text telephones (TTY) — as expected to increase significantly in the safety coordinator. “The course includes
well as hearing customers using standard telephones — can dial 711, toll-free, to years ahead, increasing the need for safe expanded and improved video presenta-
access the Telecommunications Relay Service Center from anywhere in New York driving practices. tions on a number of important driving
State. The Relay operator then can connect you to your party anywhere in the coun- Over the past 28 years, the AARP Driver topics.”
try. (Customers also may continue to use 800-421-1220 [Voice] and 800-662-1220 Safety Program has provided instruction to **This year the cost for the class is
[TTY] to access Relay Service.) more than 10 million participants seeking $12 for AARP members (must have
Relay Service enables the deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech-impaired TTY user to to refresh their driving skills. The course proof of membership), and $14 for non
communicate with the hearing person who uses a standard voice telephone. The Relay is taught throughout the U.S. by roughly members.
operator facilitates the conversation between the TTY user and the hearing person. 10,000 AARP-trained volunteers. Register early as space is limited. Be-
Relay Service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The driver safety course is designed cause of the high demand and limited size
It is important to note that 711 is not an emergency number. Always dial 911 to educate participants about how best of these classes, please inform the instruc-
for emergencies. If a TTY user reports an emergency through 711, the call will be to reduce traffic violations, crashes, and tor as soon as you are aware a reservation
directed to 911 emergency services. chances for injuries; update drivers’ knowl- needs to be canceled. There is always a
edge about relevant laws; and provide safe waiting list.
EDITORIAL ...continued from page 2 driving strategies to compensate for age- The following are some local classroom
can the culture be shifted? Shouldn’t a coordinated transportation plan move related changes that affect one’s driving courses for the 2009 season that might
the conversation include those who are forward. It will move forward though, ability. The eight hour course also stresses still be available. Register early, classes
planning locally grown food initiatives, and hopefully when the specter of $5 the importance of periodically monitoring fill quickly.
or healthcare strategies, or housing de- gallon gas revisits, Delaware County one’s own and others’ driving skill and DELHI
capabilities. • September 23rd & 24th, 9:00am to
velopment? This is heavy stuff.
Updates to the edition 6 curriculum ad- 1:00pm; MUST ATTEND BOTH
In some respects our challenges are residents will have smart, green, cost
dress such topics as: SESSIONS! Location: Delaware
similar to those experienced by the effective options that will enable them • How overall fitness affects driving County Public Safety Building, 280
FTMC. There will be pitfalls, setbacks to enjoy a positive quality of life, right • Important strategies for staying
and casualties as our efforts to develop here in this beautiful area. crash-free AARP continued on page 7
4 • The D i s p a T c h JULY • 2 0 0 9
4C-Camp 2009: auguSt 28-30
“A Camping Experience for Adults”
FROM RTE 88 (Oneonta): Take Route
28 East toward Delhi and Kingston. From
Building Strong and Vibrant the traffic light in Delhi take Route 28
New York Communities
approximately .5 miles to Arbor Hill Rd.
Turn right. Follow map.
FROM ROUTE 17 (ROSCOE): Exit at
Roscoe, follow Route 206 to Walton;
make a right on Route 10. Go approxi-
mately 10 miles to County Rte 2. Turn
right. Follow map.
Cornell University Delaware County FROM DELHI: Take Rte 28, approxi-
Cooperative Extension mately .5 miles to Arbor Hill Rd. Turn
34570 State Hwy 10 right. This road passes by the college
6 Court Street Hamden, NY 13788
Delhi, nY 13753
golf course and the dairy and horse barns.
Continue South to camp entrance marked
Held at 4-H Camp Shankitunk by 4-H signs.
ABOUT OUR CAMP grown food product to be added together 5. The Masks We Wear 14. “pathﬁnding” With map & Com-
Can you believe it! Finally a camp expe- for a special camp meal. • 1 three-hour session (Saturday): We will pass
rience designed for adults. Whey should WEBSITE explore and play with masks we wear in • 1 three-hour session (Saturday): Learn
kids have all the fun? Our 4-C Camp will Visit our website at: www.4c-camp.org our many roles in life. We’ll try on some how to use a compass and topographic
run from Friday morning to Sunday af- to see pictures of camp and to download new ones! Maximum # of Students: 20
map through fun games and real practice
ternoon, August 28th-30th. For only $90 a copy of our brochure and registration 6. Cardmaking
campers will enjoy great food, wonderful in a simulated wilderness situation. Bring
form. • 1 three hour session (Sunday): Campers
entertainment, interesting programs, new rain gear. Class will be held rain or shine.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS will participate in making five hand stamped
friends, campfires, overnight accommoda- cards. Maximum # of Students: 20 Maximum # of students: 8
tions in camp cabins, and an over all camp Want to pay your camp fees by credit card?
Call (607) 865-6531 for details. 7. Tai Chi 15. archery Basics & marksmanship
experience that just might be life changing. • 2 one-hour sessions (Friday & Saturday):
• 2 one-hour sessions (Saturday & Sun-
Look over this centerfold and fill out the ENTERTAINMENT day): Greg will provide an orientation to This workshop will focus on proper bow
forms, send in your deposit and prepare There will be entertainment Friday eve-
for a great time! TaiChi including movements and their handling and marksmanship with an em-
ning and Square Dancing Saturday eve- meaning.
Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Exten- ning. Friday and Saturday we will have a phasis on fun.
sion, Office for the Aging, and funded by Drum Circle around the campfire. Please 8. Constructing a Classical 7 Course 16. tree Identiﬁcation and edible
the Senior Council, Roxbury Arts Group bring your percussion instruments and Labyrinth
and the O’Connor Foundation, this will all drums to participate in the Drum Circle. • 1 two-part 4 hr. sessions (2 hrs. Friday
& 2 hrs. Saturday): Participants will • 1 two-hour session (Saturday): This
be professionally supervised. Hurry! We No musical talent necessary.
have limited slots. Contact us at 607-746- construct a 40 foot labyrinth on the camp workshop will use simple techniques to
6333 if you have additional questions. WORKSHOPS grounds. This will limit the number of Identify common trees and both edible
REQUIREMENTS 1. using the 4 C’s for preparing foods other workshops participants will be able and poisonous plants. Handouts provided
Please fill out this application along with for Better Living to take. Maximum # of students: 15 Mini- and there will be opportunities to eat a few
Camper Registration Form and mail it to • 1 two-hour workshop (Friday) exploring: mum#: 7 students wild plants along the way during this walk.
Delaware County Office for the Aging, 6 1.Conciousness-(Head)-adding conscious 9. “an Historic Look at Death & Dy- Bring rain gear. Class will be held rain or
Court Street, Delhi, NY and your deposit intention to food prep and eating ing through Cemetery art” shine. Maximum # of students: 15
which should be made out to CCE Dela- 2. Compassion-(Heart)-adding feelings of • 1 three-hour session (Sunday): Marianne
compassion to food prep and eating will include a multi-page handout for 17. Workshop project: Woodworking
3. Community-(Hands)-adding service to participants with biological and cleaning • 2 two-hour sessions (Friday & Saturday):
ACCOMMODATIONS your community through food prep and information, do’s and don’t’s of grave- Join us in making simple wood projects
Campers live in rustic cabins with other eating stone rubbing and she will talk on specific to give back to Camp. (Available lab time
campers. Special living accommoda- 4. Caring-(Health)-adding careful caring gravestones including the Carver known as Sunday.) Maximum # of students: 15
tions may be available based on need and actions to food prep and eating. Maximum “Coffin Man.” Bring rain gear, class will
availability. Please call 607-865-6531 to # of students: 15 18. Introduction to amateur radio
make arrangements, if needed. Pioneer be held rain or shine.
2. Bread making as a metaphor for William Holland-Bill has the highest
Trails Campground is available to those 10. “Learn to Crochet a Prayer Shawl”
Life class of Amateur
individuals with RV or Pop-up Campers marianne greenﬁeld –
• 1 two-hour sessions (Saturday): Ingre- • 2 two-hour sessions (Friday & Saturday): • 1 two-hour session (Saturday): This
(746-6789). There is also space available
for tents. dients and stages of making bread can be Workshop participants will learn one basic workshop will be a combination of dem-
Other facilities include a swimming pool, viewed as the influences and phases of crochet stitch and will be able to make a onstration and lecture. An actual demon-
bath house with hot water and showers our lives. Example: Birth, Youth, Adoles- scarf, lab robe, poncho or prayer shawl stration of using 2 meter hand held radio
& flush toilets, dining hall, recreational ence, Midlife, Old Age= mixing yeast with using one stitch. Maximum number of and a long range HF Rig. A question and
hall, craft hall, science center and health liquid (Birth) adding other ingredients students: 15 answer period will wrap up the presenta-
center. (Youth), Kneading (Adolesence), Midlife
11. Total Body Fitness tion. Maximum # of students; 15
(Rising), Baking & Serving (Old Age)
WHAT TO BRING • 1 one-hour session (Friday): This class
Maximum # of students:15 19. finding Yourself in the rhythm of
Locally grown food for stone soup will be a low-impact full-body workout.
3. mandala art Images, as a Story, It will incorporate the use of light weights the Drum
Flashlight • Towel/Wash Cloth • Sweatshirt Metaphor and Symbol • 1 two-hour session (Friday): This work-
or Sweater • Rain Coat/Umbrella • Sheets/ and hit every muscle group. Class will
• 1 two-hour session (Friday): Partici- end with an abdominal workout and light shop will go over the basics and history of
Blankets/Sleeping Bag • Comfortable Foot pants are encouraged to create a Mandala
Wear • Extra Pair of Comfortable Shoes • stretch. Bring reusable water bottles. Mini- West African style drums and drumming.
Art Image, while exploring the concept mum # of students: 5 This will be followed by technique in-
Toiletries • Clothing for 3 days/2 nights • “We all want to be all we are meant to be
Optional: Lawn chair in this lifetime.” Calling upon personal 12. Yogafit Class struction for sitting and playing the drum.
CAMP DATES symbols, feelings, memories and experi- • 1 one-hour session (Friday): This class is A traditional West African rhythm or 2
August 28-30, 2009 (Friday morning ences, everyone will be guided to create a a beginning-intermediate class and is open will be taught, as well as improv style.
through Sunday afternoon) Mandala as a personal transformation, self for everyone. This class will consist of Drums will be provided. Maximum # of
understanding and healing. Please bring basic YogaFit poses, breathing, meditation students: 15
CAMP FEE/CAMPERSHIPS a 8 1/2 x 11 photo of yourself. Maximum and stretch. Minimum # of students: 5
Camperships are available by contacting 20. Iroquois Confederacy: “The Great
number of students: 11 13. “trout & fly fishing Clinic”
Tom Briggs at the Office of the Aging at Binding Law”
(607) 746-6333. 4. team Building/Cooperative games • 1 two-part five hr. session ( Saturday):
• 1 one-hour session (Friday): This work-
• 2 two-hour sessions (Friday & Saturday): This workshop will be a Power Point intro-
WHO MAY ATTEND Learning to work together to complete duction to trout fishing, finding trout and shop will focus on the lore, history and
Adults 18 years old & over. tasks within games or low impact rope fly fishing equipment, and casting. Bring impact of the “Great Binding Law” that
STONE SOUP course-having fun playing together. Maxi- sun glasses or safety glasses. Maximum # served and still serves as a covenant for
Each camper is asked to bring a locally mum # of students:12; Minimum #: 8 students: 20 the Iroquois Confederacy.
JULY • 2 0 0 9 T h e D i s p a T c h • 5
2009 4C-Camp for adults Workshop Schedule
AM FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
7:00 STAFF SET UP Morning walk/exercise Morning walk exercise
8:00 REGISTRATION Breakfast & clan duties Breakfast & clan duties
9:00 Opening welcome/Clan intro/ Housekeeping Tai Chi (9am – 10am) Tai Chi (9 – 10 am)
info… Trout & Fly Fishing Clinic-Part I (Power Point & casting) Card Making
The Masks We Wear Cemetery Art
Pathfinding/Orienteering Open time to revisit workshops of interest.
10:00 Total Body Fitness (10am – 11am) Bread Making (10am – 12 noon) Bird Walk (10 – 12 noon)
Yoga (11am – 12 noon)
4Cs – preparing foods for Better Living
NOON LUNCH – “Hotpots” performing LUNCH LUNCH
PM FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
1:00 Team Building/Cooperative Games Trout & Fly Fishing Clinic-Part II (casting) CLAN COUNCILS & WRAP-UP
Labyrinth Part I Team Building/Cooperative Games
Iroquois Confederacy: The Great Binding Law Identifying Trees & Edible Plants
(1pm - 2pm) Crochet a Prayer Shawl
3:00 Drumming Amateur Radio CLOSING OF CAMP AND CLEAN UP
Crochet a Prayer Shawl Labyrinth Part II
Archery (3pm - 4pm) Woodworking
Free Swim (3pm – 4:30 pm) Archery (3pm - 4 pm)
5:00 CLAN COUNCILS CLAN COUNCILS
6:00 DINNER DINNER
7:00 Storytelling & Song - Ira MacIntosh Square Dancing - Hilton & Stella Kelly & the Sidekick
9:00 Camp Fire & Drum Circle Camp Fire & Drum Circle
Classes will be filled on a first registered basis. Please see class descriptions for maximum number of students per class for each class.
USING THE SCHEDULE POSTED ABOVE PLEASE COMPLETE THE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE FOR ALL 7 TIME SLOTS BY
INDICATING YOUR FIRST AND SECOND CHOICE FOR EACH TIME SLOT. Please refer to the workshop descriptions on pages 2 and 3 to get a better idea of what each
workshop is about. We will do the best we can in trying to get you in your first choice for each time slot. Send the completed workshop selection sheet, along with your deposit and
the rest of your registration form to Office for the Aging, 6 Court Street, Delhi, NY 13753 by August 3, 2009.
4C CAMP FOR ADULTS
4C CAMP FOR ADULTS Mailing address: ______________________________________
CAMPER REGISTRATION FORM
ALL INFORMATION PERTAININGREGISTRATION FORM
CAMPER TO THE CAMPER MUST BE ON THIS FORM ONLY!!! ____________________________________________________
ALL INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE CAMPER MUST BE ON THIS FORM ONLY!!!
4C CAMP FOR ADULTS Phone #: ____________________________________________
PLEASE SEND IN WITH DEPOSIT BEFORE AUGUST 3rd .
CAMPER REGISTRATION FORM
PLEASE SEND IN WITH DEPOSIT BEFORE AUGUST 3rd . Age (circle one) 18-30; 31-40; 41-55; 56-65; 65 +
ALL INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE CAMPER MUST BE ON THIS FORM ONLY!!!
Gender: F M Former 4-H member? Yes No
Camper’s Name ________________________________________________________Gender _______
Camper’s Name ________________________________________________________Gender _______
friday, august 28 – 10am – 12 noon
Mailing Address ________________________________ DEPOSIT)BEFORE AUGUST 3 .
PLEASE SEND IN WITH
Mailing Address ________________________________ Phone ( ) ____________________________
Phone ( ____________________________
City _______________________________________ State _________________ Zip ____________
City _______________________________________ State _________________ Zip ____________ ___Total Body Fitness (10am-11am)
Camper’s Name ________________________________________________________Gender _______
Cell Mailing Address ________________________________ Phone ( ) Phone #: _______________________
CellPhone: __________________________________ Alternate ____________________________
Phone: __________________________________ Alternate Phone #: _______________________ ___Yoga (11am-12 noon)
Email Address _______________________________Tee Shirt Size (Sm) ___(Med) ___ (Lg) ___ (XLg)___ (2XL)___
Email Address _______________________________Tee Shirt Size (Sm) ___(Med) ____________ (XLg)___ (2XL)___
City _______________________________________ State _________________ Zip ___ (Lg) ___
(other size)_____ Please check appropriate size Camp tee shirts available for $10.00 2XL or2XL or $15.00 $15.00
(other size)_____ Please check appropriate size Camp Phone #: available for $10.00 larger: larger:
Cell Phone: __________________________________ Alternatetee shirts_______________________ ___4Cs-preparing foods for Better Living
Email Address _______________________________Tee Shirt Size (Sm) ___(Med) ___ (Lg) ___ (XLg)___ (2XL)___ ___Woodworking
Do we have permission to share the above information withshirts available for $10.00 NO ______ ______
Do we have permissionto share the above information with other campers? YES_____ 2XL or larger: $15.00
(other size)_____ Please check appropriate size Camp tee other campers? YES_____ NO
friday, august 28 – 1pm – 3pm
(Please check yes or no) or no)
In Do emergency, notify:
an we have permission
(Please check yes ___ Team Building/Cooperative Games
In an emergency, notify: to share the above information with other campers? YES_____ NO ______
Name _____________________________Phone ( )_____________Relationship_________________
(Please check yes or no) ___ Labyrinth (Part I)
Name _____________________________Phone ( ( )_____________Relationship_________________
In an emergency, notify: Cell )_______________ ___ Iroquois Confederacy: The Great Binding
Name _____________________________Phone Cell ( )_______________
Name _____________________________Phone ( ( )_____________Relationship_________________
)_____________Relationship_________________ Law (1pm-2pm)
Name _____________________________Phone ( ( ()_____________Relationship_________________
friday, august 28 – 3pm – 5pm
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS WHILE IN CAMP Cell ( )_______________
Name _____________________________Phone ( )_____________Relationship_________________
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS WHILE IN CAMP )_______________ Cell (
Diet __________________________________ Food Allergies _________________________________ ___ Drumming
DietSPECIAL REQUIREMENTS WHILE IN CAMP Allergies _________________________________
Other ______________________________________________________________________________ ___ Crochet a Prayer Shawl
Diet __________________________________ Food Allergies _________________________________
Other ______________________________________________________________________________ ___ Archery (3pm-4pm)
___________________________________________________________________________________ ___ Free Swim (3pm-4:30pm)
Saturday, august 29 – 9am – 12 noon
___ Tai Chi (9am-10am)
HEALTH CONDITIONS OR SITUATIONS
___ Trout & Fly Fishing Clinic (Part I)
List any current medical conditions or special considerations.
HEALTH______________ OR SITUATIONS
HEALTH CONDITIONS OR SITUATIONS
Allergies Seizures _____________ Diabetes ____________
List ListStings _________ conditions or special considerations. Mobility ____________
Insect any current medical conditions or special considerations.
any current medical Asthma ________________ ___ The Masks We Wear
Allergies ______________ Seizures _____________ Diabetes ____________
Seizures _____________ Diabetes ____________
Other (list)______________________________________________________________________________ ___ Pathfinding/Orienteering
Insect Stings _________
Insect Stings _________ Asthma ________________ Mobility ____________
Asthma ________________ Mobility ____________
___________________________________________________________________________________ ___ Bread Making (10am-12 noon)
Saturday, august 29 – 1pm – 3pm
___ Trout & Fly Fishing Clinic (Part II)
PERMISSION TO PROVIDE NECESSARY TREATMENT OR EMERGENCY CARE:
___ Team Building/Cooperative Games
information given PROVIDE NECESSARY TREATMENT give permission to the medical
I certify that the PERMISSION TOin this form is current and correct. I hereby OR EMERGENCY CARE: personnel
___ Identifying Trees & Edible Plants
I certify that the information givenPROVIDEis In the and correct. I contact persons cannot the medicalCARE:
to provide or arrange for necessary transportation. currentevent that yourhereby give permission tobe reached in an
PERMISSION TO in this form NECESSARY TREATMENT OR EMERGENCY personnel
certify that or information given transportation. In the toand correct. I hereby give permission to thean
to provide hereby give permission to the form is current secure and contact persons cannot be reached in medical personnel
I emergency, Ithe arrange for necessary in this local physicianevent that your administer treatment, including hospitalization, ___ Crochet a Prayer Shawl
for emergency, named for necessary transportation. In the event that administer treatment, including hospitalization,
the person I hereby give
to provide or arrange above.permission to the local physician to secure andyour contact persons cannot be reached in an ___ Free Swim
for the person named above.
emergency, I hereby give permission to the local physician to secure and administer treatment, including hospitalization,
Signature:__________________________________________ Date ______________________
for the person named above. Saturday, august 29 – 3pm – 5pm
Signature:__________________________________________ Date ______________________ ___ Amateur Radio
DISCLAIMER – Subject to all the following terms and conditions:
Signature:__________________________________________ Date ______________________ ___ Labyrinth (Part II)
4C Camp for Adults participants shall defend, – Subject toand the following termsCORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
DISCLAIMER indemnify all hold harmless the and conditions: ___ Woodworking
OF 4C Camp for AdultsTHE COUNTY OF DELAWARE, its officers, directors, CORNELL COOPERATIVEagents from any
DELAWARE and participants shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless the employees, volunteers, and EXTENSION ___ Archery (3pm-4pm)
DISCLAIMER – Subject its actual or alleged employees, volunteers, and death, or
all claims, demands, liability or other proceedings for to all the following terms and conditions:
andOF DELAWARE and THE COUNTY OF DELAWARE,any officers, directors, injury to persons, includingagents from any
4C Camptoclaims, demands, out of attending proceedings for any actual orharmless the CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
damageallfor Adultsarising liabilityshall defend, indemnify and hold alleged injury to persons, including death, or
and property participants or other camp. Sunday, august 30 – 9am – 12 noon
OF DELAWARE and arisingCOUNTY OF DELAWARE, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, and agents from any
damage to property THE out of attending camp.
Signature: ____________________________________________ Date _________________________ ___ Tai Chi (9am-10am)
and all claims,____________________________________________ actual or alleged injury to persons, including death, or
demands, liability or other proceedings for any Date _________________________ ___ Card Makingv
damage to property arising out of attending camp. ___ Cemetery Art
___ Open time to revisit workshop of interest
___ Bird Walk (10am-12 noon)
Signature: ____________________________________________ Date _________________________
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY 2009 4C-Camp for aDuLtS WorkSHop regIStratIon
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
________ _______ _______ PAYMENT This application must be accompanied by a
PAYMENT This application must be accompanied by a Please fill in your name, address, phone number and circle the answers
________ _______ _______ $20 pre-registration deposit. This fee is non-refundable if if to the other 3 questions in the first box. Workshop choices, please
$20 pre-registration deposit. This fee is non-refundable
indicate your first and second choices by writing 1 in front of your
Date Check# Amount
Date Check# Amount accepted and you do not attend. Balance
your application is accepted and you do not attend. Balance
of $70 can be paidThis application must be accompanied by afirst choice and 2 in front of your second choice for each workshop
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY your application is
advance or at registration.
in advance or at registration.
________ _______ ________
________ _______ _______
________ _______ ________ of PAYMENT in
$70 can be paid time slot (there are 7 time slots).
Date Check# Amount
Check# $20 pre-registration deposit. This fee is non-refundable if
Check# Amount 4C-CAMP FOR ADULTS APPLICATION: Complete this page and
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your-Page 7- 4-C Camp for Adultsand you do not attend. Balance to Office for the Aging, 6 Court Street, Delhi, NY 13753
application is accepted return
________ _______ ________ of $70 can be paid in advance or at registration.
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6 • The D i s p a T c h JULY • 2 0 0 9
SO MY WAIST IS GETTING BIGGER…SO???? PART 2
By: Heather Barreto, M.S., R.D, CPT, How does one get a gut?? Here are meals unless you are eating in New York people whom are disinhibited can gain
adapted from Nutrition Action Healthlet- some tongue-in-cheek tips that can help City, Philadelphia or a few other cities something like 40 pounds between the
ter, December 2008 bulk up your belly. Continuing from that have banned trans fat. ages of 30 and 55. The solution: keep
Continuing from the last edition, the last issue… So, what does trans fat have to do your distance- if something tempts you
discussion and tongue-in-cheek tips 5. Eat out more often- In this busy with your waist? Studies have shown don’t go there, buy the food, etc.
about how to “get a gut” and increase society many people eat out because that both people and monkeys fed diets 8. Get less sleep- There has been
your waist size…. it is less work. However, the amount high in trans fat were more likely to gain much talk in the media as of late regard-
One of the most frequent questions I of calories in most restaurant meals is waist circumference over the length of ing the relationship between persons
get as dietitian is the title of this article. more than most people need to eat in the study. Also, in the monkey study, with a short sleep duration and obesity.
I weigh the same, but my waist is bigger, an entire day. It used to be that people monkeys fed a high trans fat diet had For example, in a study that tracked
or, I have eaten the way I have always went out to eat for special occasions and higher post meal blood glucose levels. more than 68,000 nurses for 16 years,
eaten, why am I gaining weight in my the very occasional overeating wasn’t a This could point to insulin resistance the odds of gaining at least 33 pounds
belly?? problem. However, foods eaten away and the greater risk of diabetes and were 32 percent higher among those
There are many contributing factors, from home jumped from 18 percent in heart disease. who slept not more than five hours a
for sure. the 1970’s to 34 percent in 1995. That’s 7. Surround yourself with food- It’s
night than among those who slept at
Why does that matter? Why worry roughly when the obesity rates began to a no brainer that if you have a bowl of
least seven. It has been found that when
about your waist??? rise as well. candy sitting next to your desk, you will
we are sleep deprived our appetites go
Waist circumference is a strong pre- In one study, it was noted that people probably eat more candy then someone
who ate out at least 13 times per month who doesn’t. This also holds true for way up, particularly for sweets and
dictor of a number of chronic diseases carbs. Sleep deprivation also leads to
like diabetes and heart disease. This consumed 32 percent more calories per offending foods in your house. If your
day than people who ate out no more watching prime time TV and see one of insulin resistance which is a hallmark
holds true especially for men. Even if
than four times a month. The thing with the many food commercials and think for diabetes and heart disease. A double
your weight has stayed the same, but
your girth is getting larger over time - this is that it is not only that huge por- your hungry and go to the kitchen and whammy from not getting enough
this is as concerning as gaining weight tions at restaurants are a problem, but, find chips, cookies, ice cream etc., sleep.
itself. As we age, we lose muscle mass. that they begin to warp your expecta- chances are you will eat these foods if I hope you have found this article fun
Muscle weighs more than fat and so we tions of what’s a normal portion size at they are available. There is also a con- and informative. Perhaps you will be
may think our weight is the same, and other times. cept called disinhibition- these people able to make a couple changes to help
it is, however, our body composition 6. Look for trans fat- It is definitely take food opportunities- the cake at 2 am prevent that weight gain we often see as
becomes less muscle (muscle is good), getting harder to find trans fat these if it is there, the donut in the coffee shop we age. The Registered Dietitian is the
more fat (fat, particularly abdominal days, but you can still get it buried when the intent was to just get coffee. It nutrition professional and is available to
fat is bad) and that weight seems to inside pie crusts, frozen pizzas and bis- is not a matter necessarily of will power, assist with lifestyle changes. Contact
redistribute itself to the waist. cuits. You can also get it in restaurant it is different. It has been found that one today!!!
Senior Dining Program menu
NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST TO CONSULTANT DIETITIAN menu subject to change
DATES MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Chicken A La King Caribbean Pork Ribs Beef Birds Beef Cabbage Bake Roast Turkey w/ Gravy
JULY 20 Mashed Potatoes Sweet Potatoes Oven Browned Potatoes Green & Wax Beans Mashed Potatoes
THROUGH Broccoli Cauliflower Brussels Sprouts Tossed Salad Mixed Vegetables
JULY 24 Cabbage Salad Quick Fruit Salad One Cup Fruit Salad Garlic Bread Rosey Apple Relish
Vanilla Pudding Streusel Coffee Cake Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream Sundae Chocolate Pudding
Stuffed Shells Tuna Salad Baked Ham Swedish Meatballs Fricassee Chicken
JULY 27 Spinach Potato Salad Sweet Potatoes Peas & Carrots Rice Pilaf
THROUGH Tossed Salad Cranberry Sauce Cauliflower Cran-Apple Juice Broccoli
JULY 31 Garlic Bread Tomato & Lettuce Cucumber Salad Whole Wheat Bread Waldorf Salad
Ice Cream Sundae Watermelon Fruited Jello Cubes Lemon Pudding Iced Chocolate Cake
Meatloaf Sunrise Chicken Roast Pork w/ Gravy Pepper Steak Macaroni & Cheese
AUGUST 3 Baked Potato Oven Browned Potatoes Mashed Potatoes Whipped Potatoes Stewed Tomatoes
THROUGH Mixed Vegetables Squash Brussels Sprouts Sliced Carrots Sunshine Salad
Quick Fruit Salad Cranberry Sauce Applesauce Apple Juice Whole Wheat Bread
AUGUST 7 Jello Chocolate Pudding Jello w/ Topping Brownie Ice Cream w/ Peaches
Spaghetti & Meatballs Tuna Salad Caribbean Pork Ribs Roast Turkey w/ Gravy Baked Fish Parisienne
AUGUST 10 Tossed Salad Tri-Color Pasta Sweet Potatoes Mashed Potatoes Beets with Pineapple
THROUGH Green Bean Casserole MarinatedCarrotSalad Cauliflower Peas & Carrots Coleslaw
AUGUST 14 Garlic Bread Bran Muffin Quick Fruit Salad Cranberry Sauce Whole Wheat Bread
Ice Cream w/ Topping Lemon Pudding Brownie Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Apricots
Oven Baked Chicken Roast Pork w/ Gravy Turkey Tetrazinni Pot Roast w/ Gravy Manicotti
AUGUST 17 Oven Browned Potatoes Mashed Potatoes Broccoli Mashed Potatoes Cauliflower & Broccoli
THROUGH Squash Brussels Sprouts Cucumber Salad Dream Salad Tossed Salad
Whole Wheat Bread Applesauce Whole Wheat Bread Bavarian Red Cabbage Garlic Bread
AUGUST 21 Pears Tapioca Pudding Yellow Cake w/Topping Upside Down Cake Ice Cream Sundae
Orange Pork on Rice Oven Fried Chicken Ham with Raisin Sauce Braised Beef Turkey Salad
AUGUST 24 Sliced Carrots Glazed Sweet Potatoes Scalloped Potatoes Egg Noodles Potato Salad
THROUGH 3 Bean Salad Broccoli Squash Mixed Vegetables Rosey Apple Salad
Whole Wheat Bread Cranberry Sauce Cinnamon Applesauce Waldorf Seasons Salad Fruited Muffin
AUGUST 28 Apple Crisp Molasses Cookies Chocolate Pudding Ice Cream Watermelon
Chicken Parmigiana Swedish Meatballs Roast Turkey w/ Gravy Meatloaf w/ Gravy Crab Topped Tilapia
AUGUST 31 Green & Wax Beans Broccoli Mashed Potatoes Roasted Potatoes Baked Potato
THROUGH Tossed Salad Carrot & Raisin Salad Peas & Carrots Cucumber Salad Orangey Beets
Garlic Bread Whole Wheat Bread Cranberry Sauce Stewed Tomatoes Apple Juice
SEPTEMBER 4 Tapioca Pudding Butterscotch Pudding Lemon Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookie Iced Chocolate Cake
Manicotti Pepper Steak Creamed Turkey Pot Roast w/ Gravy
SEPTEMBER 7 Closed For Brussel Sprouts Mashed Potatoes Biscuit Mashed Potatoes
THROUGH Labor Day Holiday Tossed Salad Spinach Succotash Peas
SEPTEMBER 11 Garlic Bread Coleslaw Snow on Mtn Salad Whole Wheat Bread
Ice Cream Sundae Rice Pudding Fruited Jello Fruit Cocktail
BBQ Chicken Liver/Peppers/Onions Swedish Meatballs Roast Turkey w/ Gravy Baked Fish Parisienne
SEPTEMBER 14 Oven Fried Potatoes Mashed Potatoes Spinach Mashed Potatoes Baked Potato
THROUGH Broccoli Wax Beans Three Bean Salad Stuffing Sliced Carrots
Cranberry Sauce Quick Fruit Salad Whole Wheat Bread Peas Coleslaw
SEPTEMBER 18 Plums Brownies Fruit Cocktail Carrot Cake A La Mode Apple Crisp
Caribbean Pork Ribs Glazed Chicken Macaroni & Cheese Hot Turkey Sandwich Meatloaf w/ Gravy
SEPTEMBER 21 Sweet Potatoes Oven Browned Potatoes Stewed Tomatoes Mashed Potatoes Baked Potato
THROUGH Cauliflower Squash Tossed Salad Mixed Vegetables Harvard Beets
CottageCheese/Apricot Cran/Apple Juice Whole Wheat Bread Cranberry Sauce Peaches
SEPTEMBER 25 Iced Chocolate Cake Jello w/ Topping Angel Food Cake Vanilla Pudding Peanut Butter Cookie
FOR RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL BY 10 A.M. ON DeLhI 746-2250 hancocK 637-2219 sIDneY 563-2212
THE SERVING DAY. SERVING 11:45AM - 12:30PM. gRanD goRge 588-6166 mIDDLetoWn (845) 586-4764 WaLton 865-6739
JULY • 2 0 0 9 T h e D i s p a T c h • 7
SENIOR ACTIVITIES FOR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2009
monday September 7, 2009 for Labor Day.
all Centers serving 11:45am to 12:30pm, monday-friday.
Delhi Senior Dining Center (1st Presbyterian Church, Clinton Street, Rear margaretville Senior Dining Center (Margaretville Methodist Church,
Conference Room) (607) 746-2250. Center Manager: Becky Haney. Church Street) (845) 586-4764. Center Manager: Vicki Bush.
Evening meals 4th Thursday, 8/27/09 and 9/24/09, served at 4:45 pm in place Verify dates with center of blood pressure checks. Evening meal menus will
of lunch at Luce Center. note: evening meals will be 4th thursday back be served 11:30 am Thursdays, 8/27/09 and 9/17/09. Note: this is a lunchtime
at Luce Center on Court Street. meal with evening meal menu.
grand gorge Senior Dining Center (Old School, Civic Center, Rte. 30) Sidney Senior Dining Center (Civic Center, Liberty Street) Choice of entree/
(607) 588-6166. Center Manager: Christine Thorington. dessert menu. (607) 563-2212. Center Manager: Joanne Gill (Jody)
Evening meal to be served 4:45 pm in place of lunch on Thursday, 8/27/09
Evening meals to be served 4:45 pm in place of lunch on Thursday, 8/27/09
Walton Senior Dining Center (St. John’s Catholic Church, Benton Avenue)
Hancock Senior Dining Center (Baptist Church, Messenger Hall, Wheeler (607) 865-6739. Center Manager: Linda Wood.
Street) (607) 637-2219. Center Manager: Lisa Drake. Bingo played Tuesdays as players desire. Cards are played Monday mornings.
Senior Club comes for lunch and meeting 4th Friday, 8/28/09 and 9/25/09. Monthly Buffet on Fridays 8/7/09 and 9/4/09. Evening meals to be served 4:45
Monthly luncheon buffet will be served on Friday, 8/14/09 and 9/11/09. Read- pm on Thursday, 8/27/09 and 9/17/09 in place of lunch.
ing group each Wednesday after lunch. Evening meals to be served 4:45 pm in note: august evening meal is changed to 4th thursday for august 2009
place of lunch on 3rd Wednesdays, 8/19/09 and 9/16/09. due to Senior Citizen Day at the Delaware County Fair.
The Delaware County Senior Dining Program is operated by Delaware Opportunities, Inc. under contract with the Delaware County Office for the Aging
with funding from the Delaware County Board of Supervisors, New York State Office for the Aging and the Department of Health,
federal and other state funds and donations provided by program participants.
OPTOMETRIST JOINS From: Bassett Healthcare NEW SERVICE – HOME TELEHEALTH
Provider to see patients in Cooperstown and Delhi
BASSETT From Delaware County Public vere health complications. Heart disease
Sharon L. Feldman, O.D., has joined Bassett’s Department of Surgery, Division Health Nursing Service death rates and the risk for stroke are two
of Ophthalmology, as an optometrist and will see patients in Cooperstown and On July 30th form 3-6pm Delaware to four times higher among people with
O’Connor Hospital in Delhi. Before joining Bassett, Dr. Feldman worked as staff County Public Health Nursing Service diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause
optometrist in several downstate locations, and was an assistant clinical professor will be conducting a blood pressure of new cases of blindness among adults
at State University of New York State College of Optometry. screening with diabetes prevention and ages 20 to 74 and is the leading cause of
Dr. Feldman received her Doctor of Optometry at the State University of New control education available at the Open kidney failure. The nursing service will
York State College of Optometry, and completed her residency in hospital-based Eye Theater in Margaretville. Blood have the American Diabetes Association
optometry, primary eye care and ocular disease at the VA Hudson Valley Health pressures will be conducted using a Diabetes Risk Assessment Survey avail-
Care System, Montrose, N.Y. telehealth monitor. Home Telehealth able for people to complete, and assess
To schedule an appointment with Sharon L. Feldman, O.D. in Cooperstown, call is a new program offered by Delaware if they are at risk for diabetes.
607-547-3140, or O’Connor Hospital, 607-746-0525. County Public Health Nursing Service to For more information on diabetes and
Bassett Healthcare is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, help monitor your blood pressure oxygen Home Telehealth call Delaware County
and a leading provider of health services in the central New York region, offering level and weight. Public Health Nursing Service at our
quality primary and specialty care services targeted to address this region’s health Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to se- new number 607-832-5200.
care needs. For more information about Bassett, visit www.bassett.org.
AARP continued from page 3 SESSIONS! Location: Roxbury Fire
NEW WELLNESS PROGRAMS Phoebe Ln., Delhi, N.Y. There will be
Station, Main St., Roxbury, NY. Class
information and sign-up, contact: Pat
AVAILABLE IN SIDNEY no lunch break so bring a snack. Class
information and sign-up, contact: Of-
By: Tri-Town Wellness Network is $40, although the entire amount is fice for the Aging, 607-746-6333. • September 5th, 8:00am to 5:00pm;
Are you interested in eating health- refunded to participants who complete • October 28th & 29th, 9:00am to ONE DAY CLASS. Location: Walton
ier, having more energy, and reducing the six-week program. 1:00pm; MUST ATTEND BOTH Fire Department, 61 West St., Walton,
your risk of disabling diseases? Or do Mission Meltaway, a healthy living SESSIONS! Location: Delaware NY. Class information and sign-up,
you have diabetes and wonder how to series of classes, is also being held at County Public Safety Building, 280 contact: Joe Augustine, 607-865-
eat healthier and gain better control of Tri-Town Regional Hospital in coop- Phoebe Ln., Delhi, N.Y. There will be 4016.
all those confusing numbers? Maybe eration with Delaware County Public no lunch break so bring a snack. Class • October 31st, 8:00am to 5:00pm; ONE
you are a long time smoker or user of Health Nursing Service. This program information and sign-up, contact: Of- DAY CLASS. Location: Walton Fire
other tobacco products and would like is a six-week series of classes on eat- fice for the Aging, 607-746-6333. Department, 61 West St., Walton, NY.
to quit. ing healthier, getting the most out of GRAND GORGE Class information and sign-up, contact:
If any of these situations sound fa- physical activity, and prevention of • July 30th & 31st, 1:00pm to 5:00pm; Joe Augustine, 607-865-4016.
miliar to you or someone you know, the diabetes. MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS!
new wellness programs available in the Making Sense of Diabetes is a pro- Location: United Methodist Church,
Sidney area may be of interest. gram for people who have or who care Corner of Rts. 23 & 30, Grand Gorge, SISTERS – ALIKE
about someone with diabetes. In the NY. Class information and sign-up, YET DIFFERENT
A recent federal grant to Bassett
first session, participants learned more contact: Evelyn Norris, 845-676-
Healthcare and the Tri-Town Regional By: Hazel O’Dell
about making healthy food choices and 3281.
Hospital has resulted in the formation
meal planning. In future sessions, other MERIDALE Norma and Hazel are sisters
of the Tri-Town Wellness Network,
topics of interest in the area of diabetes • August 4th & 5th, 8:30am to 12:30pm; Folks say it’s plain to see,
located at Tri-Town Regional Hospital,
will be covered. To suggest a topic or MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS! Which one is older
and a variety of wellness programs are
Location: Meridale Community Church, Creates a mystery
now available to area residents. to request more information about any
Corner of State Hwy 28 & County Hwy
Currently, the Tri-Town Wellness of the wellness programs, please call
10, Meridale, NY Norma’s hair is curly
Network is offering smoking cessation Elaine at Tri-Town Wellness Network.
Class information and sign-up, contact: Hazel’s hair is straight.
classes to any area resident. The cost The number is 607-561-7961. Karen Barkman, 607-746-2093. Both watch their diet
• September 1st & 2nd, 8:30am to Or gain unwanted weight.
Prospective 12:30pm; MUST ATTEND BOTH
ombudsman Cecilia SESSIONS! Location: Meridale Com- Hazel likes her coffee
Hoffman of Delhi, munity Church, Corner of State Hwy Norma sips her tea.
is going through the 28 & County Hwy 10, Meridale, NY. Both have written poems
Action for Broome Class information and sign-up, contact: That were read on TV.
training program Karen Barkman, 607-746-2093.
for placement at • October 6th & 7th, 8:30am to 12:30pm; But when the day is over
Countryside Care MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS! And they kneel to pray
Center. Additional Location: Meridale Community Church, To thank their heavenly Father
ombudsman Corner of State Hwy 28 & County Hwy For his care throughout the day,
volunteers are 10, Meridale, NY. Class information
needed to assist and sign-up, contact: Karen Barkman, Both feel at peace and rested
nursing home 607-746-2093. Sisters in every way.
residents throughout ROXBURY As they pray for others
the county. • October 21st & 22nd, 12:30pm to They met along the way.
4:30pm; MUST ATTEND BOTH
8 • The D i s p a T c h JULY • 2 0 0 9
SAFEGUARDING YOUR INFORMATION SAFEGUARDS YOU IS THE COST GET “THE DISPATCH”
By: Kemp Baratier, Social Security District Manager in Oneonta NY
At home, you can lock your doors. When it comes to your car, you can activate
TOO HIGH? ONLINE
the alarm system. By: Esther Snyder For the past year, the Office for the Aging
But what can you do to protect your identity? has been working to make “The Dispatch”
True, half of the accidents on the road available to view online. You can now view
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. Someone illegally
using your Social Security number and assuming your identity can be more trouble Are chalked up to a driver with a load, the most current and the more recent past
than a car thief or house burglar. Identity thieves can use your number and your It’s not the cargo he may be carrying issues of our newspaper by going to our web-
good credit score to apply for more credit in your name. Then, they use the credit Just the alcohol that makes him daring. site at www.co.delaware.ny.us/departments/
cards and do not pay the bills. You may not find out that someone is using your ofa/ofa.htm and clicking on “News.”
number until you are turned down for credit or you begin to get calls from creditors Now, if you choose, we can add you to our
It gives a false sense of what one can do new electronic mailing list in which we can
demanding payment for items you never bought.
What better time than National Safety Month to educate yourself in protecting And impairs his judgment to see him through. notify you by e-mail when the next issue of
your personal information? Here are some quick tips: With bleary eyes and his thoughts not the best The Dispatch is available to view online (in-
stead of receiving a paper copy in the mail).
• Keep your Social Security card at home in a safe place, wherever you keep He steps on the gas, can you guess the rest?
your important paperwork; To start receiving e-mail notifications for
• Safeguard your number as well — don’t give it to just anyone; many places upcoming issues of “The Dispatch” (and
you do business with may ask for it as a means of identification even though they A crash occurs when he crosses the line stop getting paper copies) you can contact
can use other identifying information; and And life expires in a moment of time. us either by phone, letter or e-mail at the
phone or addresses listed below. Please
• Shred before you toss — identity thieves can rummage through your trash or Was the road slippery? No that’s not the fact
recycling material and find a goldmine of information, so be sure to destroy any include your name, mailing address and
It’s in-tox-i-ca-tion to be exact. e-mail address in your correspondence and
identifying information before you throw it out.
While we’re talking about safety, here’s another great tip: if you receive a benefit state that you wish to be notified by e-mail
from Social Security, get direct deposit. With direct deposit, your payments are Now the cost of that act – how great it is for future issues of “The Dispatch.” Please
indicate if you are currently receiving our
electronically sent right to your account and there’s no risk of a payment being lost For the parents loved that 16-year miss.
newspaper so that we can move your name
in the mail or stolen from your mailbox. At Social security, signing up is quick, She was a joy and a pleasure to know over to the electronic mailing list.
easy, and secure. Visit www.socialsecurity.gov/deposit to learn more.
And it makes one question “Why did she go?” If you have any questions regarding
Read our online fact sheet about identity theft at www.socialsecurity.gov/
pubs/10064.html. “The Dispatch,” or any other services that
If you believe someone may be using your number or identity, you should contact The reason is simple and so plain to see we provide, or if you have some sugges-
tions, please contact us.
the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft, or call To drink and drive can cause a tragedy. Delaware County Office for the Aging
1-877- IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338) (TTY 1-866-653-4261.) No money can pay for that empty chair 6 Court Street, Delhi, NY 13753
Nor comfort the heartaches that linger there. Phone: 607-746-6333
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