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May is Older Americans Month

The theme for Older Americans Month 2022 is Age My Way.   What does that mean?  Aging my way is getting older on my terms.  Or, as much as possible. I don't know many people who want to leave their home - whether it's a house, a condo, a townhouse, or an apartment.  We ...more

Have You Been Scammed?

Getting scammed calls up a lot of emotions and thoughts.  It's natural to be angry - with yourself and others.  You may get scared.  You're full of self-recrimination.  You feel like you're the only person to have fallen for a scam.  But you're not.  And you need to let others know. Your ...more

Scam Alert: You Have NOT Won a Prize

The latest scam we're hearing about is a text message saying that you've won a free prize. The text says something like "Your account is paid" or "We have received payment", then the text goes on to say that you are being rewarded.  All you have to do is click on ...more

March is National Social Work Month

I'd like to take a moment to give a shout out to my social worker colleagues! The Time is Right for Social Work.  This is the theme for the 2022 observance honoring social workers across all disciplines.  There are nearly 720,000 of us in the United States, and that number is ...more

Scams Involving Ukraine Assistance

Please be aware that the terrible situation in Ukraine has opened the door for scammers.  Local organizations and churches are collecting all types of items to be shipped to Ukraine and the countries that are helping.  There are many honest efforts to help in this humanitarian crisis.   BUT - Fake charities are ...more

Storm Clean Up Scams

This past week's freezing rain and sleet left trees covered in ice.  Standing on our back porch Thursday night was so eerie.  It was very quiet except for the sounds of branches cracking, and limbs hitting the earth as they fell from the weight of the ice.  When morning came, ...more

Beware of COVID DMV vaccine card scam

The WV Dept of Health and Human Resources has warned West Virginians about a spam message regarding their vaccine status and their drivers licenses.  The message asks people "to validate their driver's license through the state's Deparatment of Motor Vehicles in partnership with the US Centers for Disease Control and ...more

Happy New Year 2022

When we entered 2021, we were all hopeful that we would have achieved a new "normal" by the end of the year.  To a degree, we have.  It's not what we hoped for but we're moving forward. Many of us automatically stick a mask in our pocket and put it one ...more

Thank You for 130 Years

As we come to the end of 2021, the Altenheim Retirement Community family would like to say "thank you" for 130 years.   Anton Reymann established an endowment that allowed the purchase of the Mount Belleview Hotel which became Altenheim Home for Aged Women, officially opening in May, 1891.  Altenheim has continued, ...more

Home for the Holidays: How Are the Relatives Doing?

There's no place like home for the holidays.  No matter how old we get or where we live, most of us have a soft spot in our hearts about being home for the holidays.  Home may mean a place and it may mean being with those we love.  Last year ...more

3G is Going Away ~ What Does That Mean?

3G or the third generation of wireless is going away to make more room for 5G or the 5th generation of wireless.  Carriers are shutting down 3G networks to make room for more advanced network services, including 5G.   What does this mean? It means that many older cell phones will no longer ...more

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Slacker Siblings

I just read an article in the e-zine Next Avenue on Slacker Siblings.  I can't tell you how many times I've heard caregivers lament their aloneness in their caregiving role despite having brothers and sisters. Not all caregivers have "Slacker Siblings".  Some families share responsibilities and pull together for a loved ...more

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year about 255,000 women women get breast cancer and 42,000 women die from the disease. Although it's rare, about 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the US is found in a man.  (A friend of mine was just diagnosed with breast cancer ...more

Taking Care of Our Fur Babies

Many of us have pets, and know the joy and responsibility of having companion animals.  Pets offer support for seniors and also offer much needed companionship.  Caring for a pet offers a sense of purpose, and a sense of security. We have all read about the benefits of pet ownership:  lowered ...more

Life is a journey

What has your life journey been like?  We all have a different story to tell, and each of us experiences life's journey differently.  The roads we have traveled have no doubt been vastly influenced by our environment, our social and family lives, our birth order, and social media.  And - how ...more


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Belmont County Adult Services Coalition meeting

The Thursday, September 2 meeting of the Belmont County Adult Services Coalition has been canceled.   

Food Giveaway at Wheeling Island Casino

August 25, 2021 - 11am - 1pm Wheeling Island Casino parking lots C & D WV Residents Only One box per car

Blessing Boxes

Have you seen a Blessing Box in your neighborhood? Blessing Boxes are large 'cabinets' where people can donate food, personal care, personal hygiene items or take food, personal care or personal hygiene items. The boxes are marked. How do we donate?  Just go to one of the Blessing Boxes and place your ...more


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