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The Times
  • AARP members learn about Mohawk Homestead

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  • After a summer break, the Little Falls AARP resumed its monthly membership meetings on Sept. 9 at St. Paul’s Unitarian Universalist Church with 22 people in attendance.
    The reading by Chaplain Ann Kazmerski was “Cherished Seasons.”
    Guest speakers at the meeting were Clint Farber, administrator, and Susan Washburn, case manager, of The Mohawk Homestead. The Homestead is a co-ed, 42-bed, independent living facility with 24-hour nursing care available. The original building in which The Mohawk Homestead began over 117 years ago in 1895 with nine beds is still in use today. Farber said the goal of Mohawk Homestead is to enhance the quality of life for each resident, allowing them to maintain and keep their independence. He also said the facility is always open to the public and anyone can stop for a tour.
    During June through September, Florence Rohacek, community service chairperson, sent 33 birthday cards to residents at Alpine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. In addition, one “thinking of you,” one sympathy and five “get well” cards were sent to members.
    With the annual Medicare open enrollment season beginning in October, representatives from Catholic Charities in Ilion will be the guest speakers at the Oct. 14 meeting. The open season is the time for Medicare beneficiaries to change their Medicare supplemental, Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plans to match their current needs. The speakers will discuss insurance and program changes and will be available to answer questions.
    The executive board will not meet in October. The Oct. 14 membership meeting will begin with a covered dish luncheon at 12:30 p.m. followed by a regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend the 1:30 p.m. meeting.
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