March 12, 2014

Senior Briefs: March 12, 2014

New Mercy Care friendship volunteers trained

LAKE PLACID — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks commissioned new friendship volunteers Ginny Cuttaia and Judy Courtney on Feb. 25 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Tupper Lake.

They join with more than 100 friendship volunteers who have assisted elders in the Tri-Lakes since 2008. Mercy Care is currently serving 104 elders in Tri-Lakes communities.

Those interested in becoming a Mercy Care friendship volunteer or parish nurse or if you are an elder and need the services of a Mercy Care Volunteer, call 523-5582. The next Parish Nurse training class will begin April 8 in Lake Placid.

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Library to host Computer Help Desk for Senior Citizens

PORT HENRY — The Sherman Free Library of Port Henry will offer a Computer Help Desk for Senior Citizens program from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 21.

Seniors and retirees age 55 and over may bring their computer-related questions and receive individualized assistance.

Help will be available for basic computer use, setting up email accounts, navigating the Internet, using social media sites like Facebook or other computer-related skills. Attendees can also bring laptops or tablets for which they need assistance.

The Help Desk, sponsored by the Mount Moriah Presbyterian Church, will also be held from 1 to 3 p.m. April 23, May 15 and June 17.

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