Motorcoach trip to Chatham set
SCHENEVUS — A chartered motorcoach will travel to Chatham in Columbia County on Wednesday, Aug. 28, for a matinee performance of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre.
Sponsored by Schenevus Young at Heart, the bus will leave Oneonta at 10 a.m., pick up any passengers in Schenevus and arrive in Chatham around noon where a lunch buffet will be served at Jackson’s Old Chatham House. The matinee will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Passengers should be back in Schenevus by 6 pm. and Oneonta by 6:30 p.m.
The $107 per-person cost is due by Aug. 1. Checks should be made payable to Schenevus Young at Heart and mailed to Joan Carman, 177 County Highway 34, Schenevus, NY 12155.
Call Carman at 607-638-9946 for more information and to book the trip.
Date for annual picnic announced
COOPERSTOWN — The annual Otsego County Office for the Aging Senior Picnic will be held Thursday, July 18, at Glimmerglass State Park.
Call 607-547-4232 for more information. Call 607-547-6454 to make reservations.
Assistance needed with tai chi classes
NORWICH — The Chenango County Area Agency on Aging is looking for volunteer assistance with its Tai Chi for Arthritis classes. Training is involved. Call Nicole Ross at 607-337-1770 for more information.
Workshop to teach how to reduce falls
NORWICH — A free “Stepping On” workshop will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, from June 18 to Aug. 5, at Guernsey Memorial Library at 3 Court St. in Norwich. There will be no class on July 2.
According to a media release, “Stepping On,” designed for those 65 and older, will identify potential hazards in and outside the home and include information on how vision, hearing, medication and footwear all relate to falling. Strength and balance exercises will be presented that can be adapted to an individual’s level and the proper way for seniors to get back on their feet if they do fall will be shown.
The workshop is sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging in partnership with Chenango County Public Health. Call 607-337-1770 for more information.
Community’s help sought by OFA
DELHI — The Delaware County Office for the Aging is seeking community members to help transport local seniors to and from non-emergency medical appointments. Mileage will be reimbursed. Anyone interested is asked to call 607-832-5750 for more information.
Survey to address community needs
COOPERSTOWN — Otsego County Office for the Aging is collecting information from Otsego County residents 60 and older and their caregivers for a Community Needs Survey.
Residents are asked to complete the survey before September to provide feedback regarding services and supports that may be helpful to ensure older residents are able to remain living independently in their home and community.
Topics include transportation, social activities, housing and caregiver support. Paper surveys will be made available to those who call 607-547-4232 or 607-432-9041. Electronic surveys are available at www.otsegocounty.com. An online survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/otsegoagingsurvey.
Call OFA at 607-547-4232 for more information.
Volunteer drivers needed by agency
The Otsego County Office for the Aging, in partnership with GetThere, a regional transportation coordination service is looking for volunteers to drive seniors to their medical appointments. Travel expenses will be reimbursed and volunteers can accept transports that work with their schedules. Gas cards may also be distributed.
Those interested in volunteering are asked to call OFA at 607-547-4232 or 607-432-9041.
Medical equipment may be borrowed
WRIGHT — The Schoharie Valley Lions Club will loan medical equipment, including hospital beds, walkers, commodes and crutches to those in need. The club also accepts donations of medical equipment. Call 518-872-0802 or 518-296-8076 about donating or borrowing equipment and for more information.