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Friday, February 19, 2010


What is CARFIT for the Older Driver?

CARFIT is an educational program offered through AARP, in collaboration with older driver experts to provide older adults the       opportunity to check how well their personal
vehicles “fit” them.

CARFIT also provides information and materials on community specific resources that could   enhance their safety as drivers and/or increase their mobility in the community

Why is CARFIT Important?

Older drivers are often the safest drivers in that they are more likely to wear seatbelts, and less likely to speed or drink & drive, however, as we age, changes in our vision, flexibility, strength, range of motion and even size and height can make us less comfortable and reduce control behind the wheel. Older drivers are more likely to be killed or seriously injured when a crash does occur due to the greater fragility of their bodies.

How is a CARFIT check completed?

At a CARFIT event, a team of trained technicians an/or health professionals work with each    participant to ensure they “fit” their vehicle properly.  A CARFIT check takes about 20 minutes to complete.

AARP knows that maintaining seniors safe on the road is vitally important to their          independence.  CARFIT provides the senior driver with community traffic safety resources that can help keep them driving safely longer.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

20 minute CARFIT checks scheduled
10:30 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM - 2:30

Schuyler County Human Services Complex
In case of rain—Montour Falls Fire  Station

CALL Schuyler County Office for the Aging at 535-7108
Space is limited

The CarFit flier can be view here:   FLIER

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Volunteers Needed: OFA Reception Desk

The Schuyler County Office for the Aging is in need of volunteers to do reception work.  Volunteers will be asked to greet visitors, answer the phone and do computer work.  Basic computer skills and good communication skills are a must.   4-5 hours per week are needed.  Training provided.

If you're interested, please contact Jennifer at 535-7105.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Club Vintage at Schuyler Hospital

Club Vintage is designed especially for people ages 55 and older. It combines several of Schuyler Hospital’s longstanding services with many new innovative programs.

The Club Vintage Advantage:
  • Special free health screenings
  • Discount meal coupon for outpatients having fasting diagnostic tests
  • Private room at semi-private price (when available)
  • Assistance with medical insurance forms and billing procedures (by appointment)
  • Newsletter filled with valuable information and updates
  • Membership card
  • Free coffee mug
  • Discount on Link to Life emergency response system installation
  • Free and/or discounted lectures and workshops on a wide range of health and lifestyle related topics
  • Physician referral list of local doctors who accept Medicare and Medicaid

Membership is free.  For more information and an application, visit the Club Vintage website.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Parkinson Disease February Support Group Meeting

The Finger Lakes Parkinson Disease Support Group will meet Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 1:30pm in the Silver Spoon Café at the Schuyler County Human Services Complex, 323 Owego Street in Montour Falls.

This month’s program features a video of the keynote presentation “Communication Choices and Challenges”, delivered by Susan Imke, GNP-C, at the 2009 Parkinson Disease Symposium in Rochester. Susan has 25 years experience in caring for older adults and those with PD. In her presentation she addresses communication issues w/ care partners and those with PD, long distance communication with family and maintaining friendships.

The support group is open to individuals with Parkinson disease and their care partners/family members. Suzanne is a Senior Registered Professional Nurse at Schuyler County Community Services: Mental Health Clinic.

Pre-registration preferred by calling the Schuyler Co. Office for the Aging at 607-535-7108.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Volunteers Needed: Medical Appt. Transports

We are urgently looking for Schuyler County volunteers to drive older adults to medical appointments. You choose the days, times, and distances you are available to drive. Mileage reimbursement provided.

* Valid NYS Driver's License and car insurance. Excellent driving record. Criminal and motor vehicle screenings required.

If you are interested, please contact Jennifer at 535-7105.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Weather Observers Needed

Learn how to track local weather patterns without leaving your own backyard!

Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a workshop on The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow (CoCoRaHS) Network monitoring program ( CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of individual and family volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, who take daily measurements of rain, hail and snow in their backyards and post their findings on the web. Scientists, resource managers, decision makers and others use the provided data to make important management decisions.

  • No prior experience needed.
  • Must be willing to collect precipitation information on a daily basis.
  • Must be able to access the internet daily.

March 22nd
Human Services Complex
323 Owego Street
Montour Falls

$5.00 fee
(RSVP Members FREE)

Free rain gauge with commitment to monitor-A $25.00 value!
(Supplies limited)

Pre-registration required by March 12. Call 535-7105.

See PDF flier.