Stay alert for fraud during the coronavirus national emergency

Con artists may try to get your Medicare Number or personal information so they can steal your identity and commit Medicare fraud. Medicare fraud results in higher health care costs and taxes for everyone.
July 26, 2020

Presbyterian Manor to offer free advance directives presentation

Navigating the details of advance directives, DNRs, durable power of attorney, living wills and wills can be confusing. Fulton Presbyterian Manor will offer a free session exploring these legal documents and explaining their use to seniors and adult children March 25.Tresa Allen, LPN, LMSW, will lead an informative presentation to help you better understand these important life planning documents.
February 25, 2020

Senior Cyber Café: Learn to use Facebook

Facebook. It’s where all the best photos of your grandchildren are posted, but you just can’t figure out how to use it. A free event at Fulton Presbyterian Manor September 25 will help you figure out the basics of Facebook.We'll cover the basics, like privacy settings, creating photo albums, sharing photos and more.“Senior Cyber Café – Facebook 101” will begin at 2 p.m.
August 13, 2018

5 Life Lessons From Stephen Hawking

As the passing of renowned physicist and public intellectual Stephen Hawking is met with grief and remembrance the world over, Next Avenue wanted to honor the man who educated the world on a host of issues by sharing five important lessons we learned from him:1. Trust in science, but remember that we haven’t uncovered all its mysteries yet.At 22, Professor Hawking was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neuron disease and told he only had a few years to live. For most of his adult life,
April 18, 2018

The Power of Sharing Our Stories

Playing a game at an assisted living facility opened up connections [Photo credit: Adobe Stock][/caption]By Reyna Marder Gentin for Next AvenueMy friend runs an assisted living residence not far from where I live. When she called to say she had a mitzvah (a good deed) for me that was “right up my alley,” I was wary, to put it mildly. She explained that she was running an event where the residents would play a game encouraging them to share, open mic style, stories from their lives. My friend knows I write — essays, memoir pieces, a novel. I tell stories.
March 25, 2018