Seniors

Fall Allergies Are Nothing to Sneeze At For Seniors

Fall Allergies Are Nothing to Sneeze At For Buffalo Seniors By Alicia Schwartz, MSN-Ed, PCC, CCM, RN of VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans While Fall allergies aren’t fun for anyone, they place an extra burden on older adults, many of whom live with preexisting medical conditions that can be complicated by allergy symptoms such as congestion or a sore throat. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation ... »

Stopping Slips, Trips and Falls: Simple Home Fixes to Keep Seniors Safe

By Beth O’Keefe RN Care Coordinator with VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans, from the not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Service of New York September 22nd is the first day of fall and the beginning of National Falls Prevention Week. This is the perfect time to remind older adults and their families about safety measures they can take to reduce their fall risk now, and throughout the year. A study by Georgetown... »

Resources Helping Seniors Live Independently

Canopy of Neighbors helps people 62 and older in zip codes 14209 and 14222 in Buffalo to live independently. Canopy and Neighborhoods provide essentially the same services and assistance to members, and is recruiting volunteers and members. To learn more visit www.canopyofneighbors.org or call Canopy’s Executive Director, Sasha Yerkovich at 716-235-8133. Fallon Health Weinberg offers a program cal... »