• Free Senior Resource Fair at Bassett Medical Center

    Bassett Medical Center

    September 27, 2018

    The needs of seniors in Otsego County are significant, and yet help can sometimes be difficult to access easily in this largely rural county. For that reason, Bassett Medical Center is again holding a Senior Resource Fair on Friday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Clinic Building on River Street in Cooperstown. Admission is free. The goal is simply to connect seniors with resources they may need.

    “We look at common areas of interest among seniors in our community and pull together the experts who can get them the answers they need on a variety of topics,” says Barbara Tarka, volunteer coordinator. “We’ll have information on everything from medications, financial assistance for medications and home health equipment to skilled nursing care, home care for seniors, hospice, Alzheimer’s and much more.”

    Organizations and agencies that will have staff on hand to answer questions at the Senior Resource Fair include:

    ·        Community Health Advocacy Program

    ·        Bassett Clinical Nutrition

    ·        NY Connects

    ·        Office for the Aging

    ·        Alzheimer’s Association

    ·        Emergency & Trauma Services Stroke Program

    ·        At Home Care, Inc.

    ·        A.O. Fox Adult Day Center

    There will be help to sign up for MyBassett Health Connection. With My Bassett Health Connection, you can view your medical information, labs, request prescription renewals, schedule appointments and much more. There will also be a free blood pressure clinic. For more information, please call the Bassett Medical Center Volunteer Office at 607-547-6691.