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MALONE — Franklin County Office for the Aging and local volunteers spent this week distributing holiday food bags to older adults who receive home delivered meals.

MALONE — Members of the Community Health Center and state Office for the Aging held a lunch at the Elk’s Lodge, 67 Elm St., Friday to thank current volunteers, reach out to new volunteers and advocate for the Friendship Volunteer Program.

ALBANY — Two months after nursing homes in New York were declared off limits to visitors — children, spouses and other kin of residents included — state officials have advanced no plan for allowing them to return to the beleaguered facilities.

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.

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…

Roger Kellison had Parkinson’s disease that was quickly progressing. He was a private man who eventually moved into his daughter’s house when he was unable to take care of himself.

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.