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Mature Living St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging (315) 386-4730 www.stlawco.org Mature Living Published by: St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging Supported by: The Administration for Community Living, NYS Office for the Aging and St. Lawrence County Inside this issue: National Volunteer Week/ Volunteers Needed/ Advisory Council Meeting 1 Super Foods for Spring 2 News & Information/ Walk With a Doc/ NY Connects 3 Alzheimer’s Association Information 4 May Festival/ AARP Tax Help 5 Recipe/ Hospice Lunch and Learn 6 Menu 7 Calendar 8 April 2019 April 7-13, 2019 National Volunteer Week, brought to you by Points of Light, is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. Their stories can serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change. During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of change makers to come together to tackle tough challenges, and build stronger, more vibrant communities. In recognition of National Volunteer Week, St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging would like to thank all of our program volunteers for their dedicated assistance to older adults. Each year, volunteers provide over 10,000 hours of support to Office for the Aging programs and services! We will be holding a reception to honor volunteers on Wednesday, April 10th. The reception is a small way for us to thank the amazing volunteers who help our programs each week! We could not serve as many seniors without this support! You can measure the strength of our communities by the strength of our volunteers! We appreciate everyone’s help and support. For more information on volunteer opportunities, please call (315) 386-4730. Office for the Aging Advisory Council Meeting Monday, April 8th, is the next public meeting for Office for the Aging’s Advisory Council. The meeting will be held at the Human Services Building, 80 State Highway 310, Canton, (2nd Floor Conference Room) at 10 am. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend! The Advisory Council meets five times a year to review programs and services provided through Office for the Aging. The Council advocates for needs of older adults and helps assure the development of the continuum of care within communities. For more information, please call 315-386-4730.

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  • Mature Living St . La wren ce Co un ty

    O f f i ce fo r the Ag i ng

    (315 ) 386 -4730

    www. s t la wco .o rg

    Mature Living

    Published by: St. Lawrence

    County Office for the Aging

    Supported by:

    The Administration for

    Community Living, NYS

    Office for the Aging and

    St. Lawrence County

    Inside this issue:

    National Volunteer Week/

    Volunteers Needed/

    Advisory Council Meeting

    1

    Super Foods for Spring 2

    News & Information/

    Walk With a Doc/

    NY Connects

    3

    Alzheimer’s Association

    Information 4

    May Festival/

    AARP Tax Help

    5

    Recipe/

    Hospice Lunch and Learn 6

    Menu 7

    Calendar 8

    April 2019

    April 7-13, 2019

    National Volunteer Week, brought to you by Points of Light, is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. Their stories can serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change. During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of change makers to come together to tackle tough challenges, and build stronger, more vibrant communities. In recognition of National Volunteer Week, St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging would like to thank all of our program volunteers for their dedicated assistance to older adults. Each year, volunteers provide over 10,000 hours of support to Office for the Aging programs and services! We will be holding a reception to honor volunteers on Wednesday, April 10th. The reception is a small way for us to thank the amazing volunteers who help our programs each week! We could not serve as many seniors without this support! You can measure the strength of our communities by the strength of our volunteers! We appreciate everyone’s help and support. For more information on volunteer opportunities, please call (315) 386-4730.

    Office for the Aging Advisory Council Meeting Monday, April 8th, is the next public meeting for Office for the Aging’s Advisory Council. The meeting will be held at the Human Services Building, 80 State Highway 310, Canton, (2nd Floor Conference Room) at 10 am.

    The public is welcome and encouraged to attend!

    The Advisory Council meets five times a year to review programs and services provided through Office for the Aging. The Council advocates for needs of older adults and helps assure the development of the continuum of care within communities. For more information, please call 315-386-4730.

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    Some Superfoods for Spring! By Betsy Stephens

    Power up your diet There's a food movement afoot: Eating well to look, feel, and perform our very best is hot. And as Jamie Oliver and Michelle Obama alike are showing us, this isn't a matter of choking down foods because they're good for you. It's about filling your plate with delicious fare. "Food, if it's chosen well, can reshape our medical destinies for the better," says David Katz, MD, director of the Yale Prevention Research Center. It can also improve our mood, focus, energy, skin, and metabolism. Here's how to graze your way to a supercharged you. Walnuts / Mood Walnuts are packed with tryptophan, an amino acid your body needs to create the feel-great chemical serotonin. Asparagus / Mood These spears are one of the best veggie sources of folate, a B vitamin that could help keep you out of a slump. Spring Garlic / Weight Loss The slim-you benefit of this seasonal treat lies in a compound called allicin, which gives garlic its pungent smell. "Allicin may keep you from overeating by stimulating satiety in the brain," says Tara Gidus, RD, a dietitian in Orlando, Florida. Spring garlic has a milder, sweeter taste than the dried white bulbs you buy later in the season. Enjoy it diced on salad for a fat-fighting side or lunch.

    Legumes / Weight Loss Beans are one of your best bets if you're trying to drop pounds, says Joseph Colella, MD, a bariatric surgeon at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh. "Your body has to work to break down the bean to get through the fiber," he explains, "so you're actually expending energy to digest it." Even better, Dr. Colella says, the protein in legumes activates an "I'm satisfied" message in the hunger center of your brain.

    Spinach/ Energy These tasty leaves are a great source of iron (especially if you don't eat meat), which is a key component in red blood cells that fuel our muscles with oxygen for energy. Artichokes / Energy If you've been huffing and puffing up the stairs, try these spiky-leafed vegetables. They're loaded with magnesium, a mineral vital for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body—including generating energy, says Forrest Nielsen, PhD, a U.S. Department of Agriculture research nutritionist. "If you're not getting enough magnesium, your muscles have to work harder to react and you tire more quickly." About 68% of us aren't getting enough of this mineral. For women, the goal is 320 milligrams (mg) per day. One medium artichoke provides 77 mg of magnesium (and just 60 calories!). Other top sources include nuts, legumes, and whole grains. Blueberries / Memory Eat them regularly and you may reap big brain benefits. In a recent study, people with age-related memory decline who drank roughly two and a half cups of blueberry juice per day for 12 weeks (the equivalent of eating a cup of blueberries) made significant improvements on memory and learning tests compared with those who drank a placebo juice. The secret component? A type of antioxidant called anthocyanins, says study co-author Robert Krikorian, PhD, a psychologist at the University of Cincinnati: "Anthocyanins have been shown in animal studies to increase signals among brain cells and improve their resilience, enhancing learning and memory." Source:www.health.com

    https://www.health.com/author/betsy-stephenshttps://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20660118_9,00.htmlhttps://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20660118_10,00.html

  • Mature Living Page 3

    Senior Club & Council News/Events

    Canton Senior Citizen Club Events and Trips: Contact Myrtle at (315) 386-8917

    Spring Bazaar—37 Riverside Drive, Canton-April 6th Parade of Nations, Virginia International Tattoo Show, Outer Banks, NC Bus Trip: April 24 - May 2, 2019 Boston Bus Trip: June 10-14, 2019 Nashville/Chattanooga TN Bus Trip- October 12-19

    Parishville Hilltoppers: Contact Barb at (315) 261-2980 / Dance on Friday, April 19 6-10pm

    Parishville Fireman’s Field Hall /Steeling Country/ refreshments available.

    Gouverneur Senior Citizens: Contact Joanna at (315) 921-1504

    7th Annual “Mystery Sale” at the Gouverneur Rec Center (corner of Clinton St. and Trinity Ave): Saturday, May 4th; 9 am-2pm/including silent auction, bake sale, 50/50 raffle, mystery bags, and more

    Lilac Festival in Rochester May 15th

    Quad Town Senior Citizens( Northern NY Travelers) Contact Glenda at 315-389-5557 Lancaster Show Trip: August 26-30, 2019 Niagara Falls & South/Western NY Trip: September 20-25, 2019 Pedro Card Parties 2nd and 4th Fridays at 7pm / contact Wayne Williams (315) 265-8189

    Clifton-Fine Senior Club Contact Joyce Persons (315) 848-5811 Tea / April 7th at the Clifton-Fine Community Center, 1 pm - 3pm

    NY Connects in Your Community - April Locations Do you or a family member need information or assistance with Long Term Care services or supports? NY Connects can help! A NY Connects Informational Specialist will be available at the following locations by appointment to provide information and referral assistance in your local community. Star Lake Clifton-Fine Hospital Wednesday, April 3rd Ogdensburg Nutrition Site/Centennial Terrace Monday, April 8th Morristown Nutrition Site/Fire Hall Thursday, April 11th Massena Community Center, 61 Beach Street Monday, April 15th Gouverneur Cambray Courts, 68 West Main Street Wednesday, April 24th DeKalb Nutrition Site/Sunrise Valley Housing Tuesday, April 30th

    **Please call Christiana DeForge at (315) 386-4730 to schedule an appointment!

    Have fun and join us for a healthy walk. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a

    current health topic; then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and

    conversation with a doc. It’s a great way to get out, get active, and enjoy good

    conversation. Walk your own pace and distance.

    See you there, and bring a friend to this free community event!

    April 27th at John Story Trail, Massena

    For questions please call: Brigette Sanderson (315)-229-3404 [email protected]

    mailto:[email protected]

  • Mature Living

    Alzheimer's Association, Central New York Chapter 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204 315.472.4201 Fax: 315.472.4202

    Free Care Consultations

    Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia is a life-encompassing experience that spans generations. Everyone has a role: spouses, siblings, children of all ages and friends each play a part on the care team. It requires thought, strategy, and most importantly, a plan. .

    Care Consultations from the Alzheimer's Association are more than just a meeting with a dementia expert. Our team works with you to:

    Navigate difficult caregiving decisions and family issues Assess current needs and anticipate future care challenges Develop an effective care plan and problem solve barriers Offer supportive listening in a confidential, nonjudgmental environment

    We don't teach or tell you what to do. We coach you and your family to find mutually acceptable solutions to improve

    the quality of life and care for the individual living with Alzheimer's. Plus, the service is free.

    How to schedule a meeting?

    Call our office and, at the menu, dial 601 to reach our team. In St. Lawrence County reach us at:

    Potsdam: 315-621-4025

    ________________________________________________________________________

    Caregiver Support Groups Caregiver support groups promote an open forum of sharing and discussion among people facing many of the same issues. The group’s power rests within its members’ ability to show compassion, develop strategies, and empower its members to provide the highest quality care possible.

    Canton: Maplewood, 205 State Street Rd. 1st Tuesday at 6:30 pm

    Gouverneur: Gouverneur Community Center, 4673 NYS Route 58

    2nd Wednesday at 1:30 pm

    Ogdensburg: Riverledge Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 8101 NYS Route 68 2nd Tuesday at 4 pm

  • Mature Living

    48th Annual May Festival

    Friday, May 3rd Pierrepont Fire Hall, 62 Old County Road, Canton

    11:30 am - 7:30 pm

    Raffles/Free Bingo/Entertainment by Marty Robinson

    Tickets must be purchased in advance from Senior Club Presidents; no later than April, 11th.

    * No dinner tickets will be sold at the door

    Senior Awards Presentation will follow dinner.

    For more information contact: Brenda Sanderson (315) 347-2572

    All seniors are welcome!

    Free Tax Help from AARP!

    Free income tax preparation and electronic filing is offered in St. Lawrence County by the AARP Tax-Aide program. The service is available February 1st through April 15th in the following locations:

    No appointment needed except at the Canton/Partridge Knoll location. Massena……..Mondays and Tuesdays: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm; Massena Community Ctr., 61 Beach St. Potsdam……..Tuesdays: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Midtown Apts., Munson St. Canton……….Tuesdays: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm; Knights of Columbus, Miner St. Ogdensburg...Thursdays: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Rescue Squad Bldg. on Pickering St (old Hackett’s store) (tentative)

    ***Bring all documents showing income for 2018, plus last year’s tax return.***

    For more info call AARP Tax-Aide, Sheryl Campbell, (315) 212-0450

    5 PM—BBQ Chicken Dinner Cost: $15 per person

  • Mature Living Page 6

    Recipe Corner………

    Spaghetti With Asparagus and Lemon

    All you need are noodles, olive oil, and asparagus with a squeeze of lemon to create this simple, tasty meal of Spaghetti with Asparagus and Lemon. Want to keep your noodles from sticking together? Make sure to salt your water, and remember to stir frequently while cooking. Ingredients: 1 (1-pound) box whole-wheat spaghetti, 1 lemon, 1 (1-pound) bunch asparagus ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (divided), 1 TBS olive oil How to Make It:

    Step 1

    Cook pasta according to package directions in salted water; reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. While pasta cooks, grate zest from lemon and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice into a small dish. Trim asparagus; peel into ribbons with a vegetable peeler.

    Step 2 Return pasta to pot; toss with asparagus, lemon zest and juice, 1/4 cup cheese, oil, 1/4 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground pepper, and enough pasta water to make a thin sauce. Divide among 4 bowls; top each with 1 tablespoon Parmesan.

    Source: www.health.com

    Lunch and Learn The Hospice Center, 6805 US Highway 11, Potsdam, NY

    April 18th 11:30 AM - 1 PM: “Death Cleanings”

    Guest Speaker: Elizabeth (Bess) Kirnie Before you let the title scare you off, we promise this workshop is Not about death. Death Cleaning addresses the many aspects of contemporary life that makes us most anxious. For those who feel they have accumulated too much stuff and that all of that stuff is getting in the way of their spiritual development, Death Cleaning offers a practical guide to begin de-cluttering. This workshop is intended to help you de-clutter your life - both materially and spiritually - and ties into the bigger message concerning getting your affairs in order. (Based on the ideas in "The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Life-time of Clutter” by Margareta Magnusson)

    For more information on our Lunch and Learns or to register for a workshop, contact Samantha Jones at (315)265-3105 or [email protected]

    Registration Deadline: April 12th

    mailto:[email protected]

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  • April Calendar Mature Living

    St. Lawrence County Council of Senior Citizens

    Next Meeting: Thursday, April 11th at 10 am (Coffee and Doughnuts served at 9:30 am)

    Location: Massena Community Center 61 Beach Street Massena, NY

    Call Brenda at 315-347-2572

    for information about County Council.

    Office for the Aging Home Care Program: If you are 60 or over and in need of home care

    services, the Office for the Aging is accepting referrals for the Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly

    Program (EISEP). This home care program assists elderly, fragile, individuals to help maintain quality of

    life at home. EISEP provides personal care including bathing, dressing, grooming, and meal preparation

    to County residents who are non-Medicaid eligible. Services provided may be on a cost-share basis

    depending on income levels.

    Contact: NY CONNECTS at (315) 386-4730

    (EISEP is supported by the NYS Office for the Aging and St. Lawrence County)

    4/1 Board of Legislators Meeting / 6 pm, 48 Court Street, Canton

    4/1 April Fools’ Day

    4/4 StateWide Senior Action Council Meeting / Best Western in Canton

    4/8 Advisory Council Meeting / Human Services Bldg., Canton

    4/11 St. Lawrence County Council of Senior Citizens / Massena Community Center

    4/18 Hospice Lunch & Learn

    4/19 Passover

    4/21 Easter

    “St. Lawrence County

    Office for the Aging”

    St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging’s

    OFFICE HOURS:

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    North Country Chapter of Statewide Senior Action Council

    Next Meeting: Thursday, April 4th at 10 am (Coffee at 9:30 am) Location: Best Western 90 E. Main Street Canton, NY * please note new meeting location Guest Speaker: Brigette Sanderson

    Community Health Educator, SLC Public Health “Lead Poisoning Awareness”

    Contact Barb at 315-261-2980 for more information.