The history of the use of medicinal plants goes back to the Paleolithic age, approximately 60,000 years ago. There is a great deal of written history on the use of herbal treatment in Sumerian, ancient Egyptian, and Greek history. Bronze age Chinese documents record a list of over 200 plants with medicinal properties.
HARRIS, NY — The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Catskill Regional Medical Group has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships.
HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has opened a new pulmonary function testing lab at its hospital in Harris. The lab enables CRMC’s team of respiratory therapists and pulmonologists/intensivists to carry out the most advanced testing available. The tests are non-invasive and show how well the lungs are working.
On my way to the post office a couple of weeks ago, I ran into Helen Reith Barr, a woman I have known since I first moved here 40 years ago. We chatted and caught up a little bit. We talked about the newspaper and what kinds of news the readers of The River Reporter needed.
REGION — Operating within Wayne and western Sullivan County since the beginning of January, Growing Older Together (GOT) is a member of the Village-to-Village network and a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization—serving as a circle of friends and neighbors who are on call to help seniors with day-to-day activities and necessities, such as transpor
Getting older may come as a surprise. One keeps going at a nice pace until one day the engine doesn’t stoke up as well. In a short time, the legs start to complain and the arthritis makes the muscles yell. As getting around gets more difficult, we need to be more mindful of weather conditions, and not venture out when it is slippery.
HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) program is designed to keep individuals over age 50 living at home and in their communities safely. The ADHC program, provided at the Harris campus, operates Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
LIBERTY, NY — The public is invited to a web seminar titled “Holistic Aging: Mind, Body, & Soul” on Monday, March 19. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Caregiver Resource Center offers this free program from 6 to 7 p.m. at its Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Refreshments will be provided.
LIBERTY, NY — The Town of Liberty Senior Citizens Center will host weekly activities and special events for Liberty community members. Provided by the Sullivan County Office of Aging, a hot lunch will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12 noon.
SULLIVAN COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING
Sullivan County Government Center
100 North Street, PO Box 5012
Monticello, NY 12701
845/794-3000, x 0241
or direct dial: 845/807-0241