From NCPR Blogs:
The decision last year to privatize the Essex County-owned Horace Nye Nursing Home wasn’t a simple one; nor was it uncontroversial. But as an article in the Plattsburgh Press-Republican reminds us, it is a decision that’s moving forward...
New US Census data released last week shows many counties in the North Country taking another significant hit to their population. The drops aren’t precipitous, but the latest numbers continue a trend that many local government leaders have...
A couple of months ago, I was sitting n a press conference where Chandler Ralph was talking about big changes at the Uihlein nursing home in Lake Placid. Ralph is CEO of Adirondack health, which operates nursing homes, hospitals and clinics in the...
News stories tagged with "aging"
by Todd Moe
Apr 29, 2005 — It's something we all face - growing older. For many of us old age will mean diminished eyesight, hearing, memory and mobility. The U.S. is aging - fast. There are more people over 65 now than ever before, and the segment of population 85 and older is growing the fastest. A Georgia Tech study a few years ago found that the percentages of people with disabilities increases significantly with age - 14 percent by age 40, 30 percent at 60 and 46 percent at age 70. Maintaining independence is a tricky part of growing older. Independence is important to people, but it's not always easy with diminished abilities. And as Todd Moe reports, it's not always easy to talk about, either. Go to full article
Apr 06, 2005 — For some time President Bush has been sounding an alarm that funds to support the Social Security system will begin to run short before many people now in the work force reach retirement. Various solutions for this problem are under consideration. Commentator Paul Willcott offers one that is rarely mentioned. Go to full article
Aug 03, 2004 — Many former Ethan Allen employees worked most or all of their careers at the facility. For people in mid-career, transitioning to a new job, perhaps to a completely different line of work, can be very difficult. Frank Kirkey specializes in helping people 55 and older find employment. He's a field operations assistant with Experience Works Incorporated, based in Jefferson and Lewis Counties. He spoke with David Sommerstein. Kirkey says the hardest part of shifting careers is changing a person's mindset. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Jun 16, 2004 — Martha Foley talks with Carlton Doane, president of the St. Lawrence County chapter of the AARP, about confusion over the new Medicare cards for seniors. The group is holding an informational forum at SUNY-Canton on Friday. Go to full article
Jan 02, 2003 — The beginning of a new year is a traditional time to take stock, make resolutions, be reflective. As commentator Paul Willcott points out, that urge is especially strong if one is looking forward to a landmark birthday. Go to full article
Sep 10, 2001 — A conversation with Potsdam mayor Ruth Garner. The 85-year-old is being honored this week in Washington DC. Garner has been named this year's Outstanding Old Worker by Green Thumb, Inc. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Sep 06, 2001 — "You're never too old to learn." That's the motto of Potsdam's Institute for Learning in Retirement. SUNY Potsdam created the program to provide learning opportunities for seniors in an academic setting. Todd Moe chats with Peggy Mooers, who's helping organize class offerings this fall. Go to full article