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New York's 2014 Salute to Senior Service winner is 82 year old Dolores Passoni

An 82-year-old New York City woman has been honored as the New York winner of the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s Salute to Senior Service® award.
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The Search is on for New York's Outstanding Senior Volunteer

The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Capital Region is once again recognizing outstanding senior volunteers. Nominated seniors will be considered for state and national recognition in the Salute to Senior ServiceSM program, which recognizes the many contributions seniors make in our community.
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Bring some holiday joy into the life of a local senior this year

The local office of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, serving Albany, Schenectady and Troy, the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care and companionship services for older adults, has partnered with local non-profit agencies and area retailers for the Be a Santa to a Senior program, which provides gifts and companionship to seniors who otherwise might not receive either this holiday season.
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Help for families and caregivers is right at your fingertips with free tips and tools from Home Instead Senior Care

An estimated 70 percent of people with Alzheimer's disease live at home, and the responsibility of caring for them usually falls on their families. That's why the Home Instead Senior Care® office serving Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Capital Region is offering free resources, designed to help families manage the challenges of Alzheimer's and other dementias. Visit HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com or call 518-437-0014 for more information.
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Help for Albany area caregivers is just a click away - familycaregiverstressrelief.com

The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Capital Region has launched Family Caregiver Stress ReliefSM to help family caregivers determine if they are at risk for distress and to minimize problems before they escalate.
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Some seniors volunteer as foster grandparents

The Home Instead Senior Care office serving serving Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Capital Region is searching for outstanding senior volunteers. The search is part of the Salute to Senior Service program which recognizes the many contributions seniors make in our community. Nominated seniors will be considered for state and national recognition.
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Be a Santa to a Schenectady NY senior this year

The Schenectady office of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care and companionship services for older adults, has partnered with Dayhaven Adult Day Services, Holyrood House Apartments, Shaffer Heights Apartments, Niskayuna High School's "Raise & Give" organization and Rotterdam Square Mall for the Be a Santa to a Senior program, which provides gifts and companionship to seniors who otherwise might not receive either this holiday season.
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Contact Home Instead Senior Care of Schenectady NY for more information on how to obtain a free Senior Fraud Protection Kit

Schenectady senior care experts are urging residents of Schenectady, Schoharie and Montgomery Counties and their families to be alert for scammers who may be targeting their senior loved ones with a variety of senior fraud schemes, such as identity theft, Medicaid/Medicare and medication fraud, and financial exploitation. Home Instead Senior Care is pleased to offer the Senior Fraud Protection Kit designed to help protect seniors from fraud.
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Take advantage of free training for family caregivers of an elderly loved one with Alzheimer's

The Home Instead Senior Care® office serving Schenectady, Schoharie and Montgomery Counties is offering a new training program called Alzheimer's CARE, designed to help families manage the challenges of Alzheimer's and other dementias – diseases that eventually rob seniors of their memories and independence. Free training for families caring for these older adults is now available. Visit HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com or call (518) 346-6769 for more information.
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Nominate a local New York senior in the Salute to Senior Service program

The Home Instead Senior Care network has launched a program to honor the volunteer efforts of our unsung senior heroes. The Salute to Senior ServiceSM program will include a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in New York and culminate with the selection of a national Salute to Senior Service winner during Older Americans Month in May.

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Are you aware of the signs that an older family member or friend may need extra help to remain safe at home? To learn more, register for one of the free Home for the Holidays web conferences, which will be offered on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, or Monday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. To register, go to www.caregiverstress.com/familyeducation.

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According to research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network, lack of companionship is the biggest mealtime challenge for seniors. The local Home Instead Senior Care office is encouraging family caregivers to dig into the family recipe box to find that favorite dish, and prepare and share a meal with their elderly loved one. Enter that recipe and the story about what makes the dish so special to your family in the Homemade MemoriesSM Recipe Contest between July 15 and September 15, 2011.

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If you're an adult son or daughter who lives in fear of getting "the call" – the one that tells you "Mom has suffered a stroke," or "Dad accidentally overdosed on his medications" – do you have the information you need to help your loved one? Many don't, according to research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network. The organization conducted research with family caregivers to find out how much they know and developed a public education program with resources that can help family caregivers keep important information at their fingertips.

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The Home Instead Senior Care® office serving Schenectady has launched the 50-50 Rule program. Built on original research, the program includes free resources to help siblings overcome their differences to provide the best care possible for their aging parents.Read more

The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Schenectady offers practical gift ideas for seniors this holiday season.Read more

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