March 27, 2013

Senior Briefs: March 27, 2013


---- — Senior Computer Club to meet April 1

PLATTSBURGH — The Senior Citizen Computer Club of Clinton County meets at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the Senior Citizens Center, 5139 N. Catherine St.

The session will include a presentation on using a camera and computer programs to document places and events. As well, Roger Harwood, who is actively doing research on Valcour Island, will give a computer-generated presentation and answer questions.

The group is open to all seniors, regardless of where they reside.

Therapist to teach ways to reduce falls

SARANAC LAKE — An inpatient physical therapist will discuss “Balance & Falls Among Older Adults” during a presentation from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Saranac Village at Will Rogers.

Every year, 132,000 New Yorkers age 65 or older suffer significant injuries, or worse, as the result of a fall. According to the State Office for the Aging, 67 percent of those same people will fall again. Recent studies reveal that a combination of interventions can reduce an older person’s risk of falling.

Dorine Peregrim, who works at Adirondack Health, will talk about strategies and recommendations to prevent falls in the home and community. At the conclusion of a short presentation, screenings will be available for those who feel they might be at risk of falling. Based on the screening, physical therapy may be recommended.

For more information, call Peregrim at 897-2615.

Senior Center planning trip to NJ

MORIAH — The Moriah Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to Wildwood, N.J., from Monday, June 3, through Thursday, June 6.

The fourth-annual Wildwood Seafood Feast package includes: round-trip motor-coach transportation; motel accommodations for the three nights; three full breakfasts; three dinners, which includes a special all-you-can-eat seafood feast and an all-you-can-eat casino buffet dinner; a visit to the Washington Street Mall for shopping; trips to Atlantic City, Smithville Village and Wildwood’s famous boardwalk; baggage handling; hotel taxes; and meal gratuities.

For 40 people, the price is $359; for 35 people, the price is $382; and for 30 attendees, the cost is $414. Double occupancy is pricier; single will cost an additional $80.

For more information or to make a reservation, call Patsy McCaughin at 546-8656. Reservations are due by Monday, April 15.