Every day, millions
of Americans face health problems that reduce their quality of life. We
are helping to address some of these issues in the following ways:
- The Demand Response Medical
Transportation Program uses volunteers to drive seniors and
veterans to medical appointments. Research has told us that transportation
is the most important issue facing seniors in Putnam County.
- The Computer Learning Center
for Seniors offers courses in basic computer skills to anyone
over 55. Here, seniors can learn the technology necessary to keep in touch
with family, utilize the internet to access Medicare, Social Security
and Supplemental Health Plan information, and find information on healthy
aging and other health-related issues. Volunteers are needed to lead and
coach classes in our Learning Centers located at the William Koehler Senior
Center in Mahopac and the Putnam Valley Senior Center.
- Access to recreation and
wellness programs are key to healthy living. Research shows
that older adults who participate in senior center programs can learn
to manage and delay the onset of chronic disease and experience measurable
improvements in their physical, social, spiritual, emotional, mental,
and economic well-being. Activity Leaders are needed at each of the 4
Nutrition Centers to lead Music Appreciation, Art, Brain Fitness, Exercise,
and other classes.