Our Health & Wellness/Fitness Educators at CCE Clinton are working hard to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. In an effort to keep engagement and continue programming via the web, they will be sharing health and wellness information as well as creating video content. This page will serve as a blog of sorts, updating frequently and listing information by most recent at the top with older posts further down the page.
Note: CCE Clinton is now offering online fitness programs. These live classes will be streamed using Zoom. Please notice the schedule below. For information on how to join any of these classes contact Mary P. Breyette at
Class Schedule (link to classes below)
Monday: Range of Motion - 9:00am-10am (offered by CCE)
Tuesday: Growing Stronger/Bones - 9:00am-10:00am (offered by Senior Planet)
Wednesday: Chair Chi - 9:00am-10:00am (offered by CCE)
Thursday: Growing Stronger/Balance - 9:00am-10:00am (offered by Senior Planet)
Friday: Range of Motion - 9:00am-10:00am (offered by cce)
"They Zoom in from New York City, across upstate and downstate New York, the North Country, and states all across the U.S. Four mornings a week at 9 a.m., thousands of seniors join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County Executive Director Mary Breyette’s online fitness classes looking for exercise and connection."
In this video, CCE Clinton's Executive Director/Health & Wellness Educator Mary P. Breyette, instructs a virtual Chair-Chi class.
September: Fall Prevention Month
Falls are the leading cause of injury for those over 65 and the goal of Fall Prevention Month is to get the word out about the prevalence of falling, while acknowledging the importance of prevention. Most falls can be prevented! In an effort to reduce risk, the National Safety Council and Center of Disease Control and Prevention, among others, have provided informational flyers with tips on fall-proofing your home, exercises to help with balance, proper equipment/clothes and more.
To read the complete flyers, please visit the links below.
We are very pleased to launch Inside
NYSAging, a newsletter for
the aging services network in New York.
This monthly update is intended to provide a more
regular and predictable means of keeping you and your staff informed
about innovations, programs, and opportunities to serve the
public, along with pertinent resources, a schedule of live and
taped events, and more.
In the coming months, we look forward to spotlighting
your submissions from the field. In the meantime, if you have
recommendations for how this newsletter can best support you,
please let us know. Write to NYSOFA’s communications team at
New York State Office for the Aging
Budget UpdateGovernor's Budget Establishes New Era of Opportunity for
Governor Kathy Hochul’s Executive State
Budget includes unprecedented support for the work of aging services
providers on behalf of New York's 4.6 million older adults and their
families. It contains many positive proposals across state agencies
that benefit older New Yorkers.
fiscal year 2023 budget calls for the creation of a Master Plan for
Aging, with NYSOFA taking the lead, joined by our longstanding
to learn about what the Master Plan for Aging is— and isn't.
Dogs, cats, birds – and even horses! Battling social isolation
recently got a whole lot more fun thanks to the national non-profit
organization Pets Together. Read
FIVE QUESTIONS with Pets Together
Executive Director Jennifer Bashford and discover how your
organization can take advantage of this free, supremely innovative
Also, help spread the word about Pets Together and encourage older
adults to give it a try. Visit our
resource page for information as
well as pre-made social media images and posts to share.
Each month we'll share
information to help you in your quest to better serve marginalized
populations. For the upcoming National Nutrition Month, we're focusing
on food insecurity, which impacts 13.7% of older New Yorkers, from all
corners of the state.
Read more to access tools to help reduce food
insecurity in your community.
Video Tutorials All in One Place: Help Older Adults in
Your Community Apply for Benefits
Over the past several months, NYSOFA has worked with partners to
produce a series of video tutorials to help older adults apply for
some of the most common benefits like Medicare, HEAP, EPIC,
STAR tax rebates, SNAP food assistance, and more.
Learn more or access the videos.
AARP Community Challenge Grant Applications due March 22
for Age-Friendly 'Quick-Action' Projects
organization have a ready-made idea to support age-friendly
principles in your community?
Applications are due March 22 for the sixth round of
AARP's Community Challenge grant program to support quick-action
projects that "make communities more livable and jump-start
case you missed it (ICYMI), earlier this month NYSOFA
shared a tip sheet on important
benefits available to low-income New Yorkers for home heating and
weatherization programs this winter.
document is intended for your case managers and other staff to help
them quickly identify areas of assistance for clients. It
summarizes information that was shared during a
series of winter assistance workshops hosted
by state agencies that oversee housing, energy, utilities, and
application deadlines for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
and other initiatives are coming up soon, while other programs are
in effect throughout the calendar year. Please be sure to
share this resource with your team as soon as possible.
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is Recruiting
Volunteers are making a difference for older New
Yorkers in long-term care facilities.
The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program could use your support in
finding more of these terrific individuals ready and willing
to help residents understand and exercise their rights.
Join the conversation during
NYSOFA's Facebook Live events! Please consider sharing these events
in your circles of influence — we've even
created images and sample language you
can use to share on social media!
Webcast: Money Mule Scams: Tips for Prevention,
Identification, and Trauma-Informed Assistance, from the
Administration on Community Living's Elder Justice Center on
Thursday, March 10, 2022, from 2-3 pm.
Foundation is launching virtual support groups for people
living with paralysis, and for those who care for people
living with paralysis.
Thanks for hanging in until the
end! We're looking forward to bringing you the next edition of Inside
NYSAging. Share this newsletter with any aging services professionals
in your circle that might be interested in hearing more from the New
York State Office for the Aging!