By KIMBERLY GROSHANS Intern 4-H Camp Overlook Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin & St. Lawrence County
The population of the North Country is currently being asked to isolate at home during this pandemic to stop the spread of COVID-19. While isolation is good for public health, many people are starting to get the isolation blues and spending time on the internet looking for how to beat it.
MALONE –– More than two dozen low-income and elderly households that might have been facing food insecurity because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak received on Thursday a week’s worth of food –– almost all of it grown or made locally.
Shelley Singer has been the primary caregiver for her husband, Michael Gross, since he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease four years ago. Then came the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s very difficult to live with someone with dementia, and I know how fortunate I am to be able to have help fro…
MOIRA –– Part of the building that houses the Brushton-Moira Senior Center is owned by the town’s senior citizen organization. The other part is owned by the town of Moira. Recently, the seniors asked the town to take ownership of the entire building.
AKWESASNE-- With one giant pair of scissors, a massive red ribbon was cut and phase III of the Sunrise Acres supportive housing facility was open in Akwesasne. It with be the new home for eighteen people –– a mix of seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.
MALONE –– Wesley Reynolds, in his self-designed “man’s room,” steadied himself with one hand on his walker and nodded toward his right hand, which was holding a copy of True, a now out-of-print magazine he collects.