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Health Insurance Enrollment Has Been: AHI Offers Free Enrollment Assistance

[Glens Falls, NY] – Adirondack Health Institute is offering free enrollment assistance services to individuals, families and small business owners in seven North Country counties – Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington. Open Enrollment for health insurance coverage through the NY State of Health Marketplace is underway and runs through January 31, 2018.  […]

New “Mobile Crisis Team” helps people through mental health emergencies | NCPR News

Source: New “Mobile Crisis Team” helps people through mental health emergencies | NCPR News

AED (automated external defibrillator) Training

MARK YOUR CALENDARS. Very special AED (automated external defibrillator) TRAINING has been co-ordinated for our Plattsburgh Group by Town of Plattsburgh Recreation & Youth Director Melanie Defayette. Please let’s pass this good word to those not on Facebook and in memory of Scott Hecoux let’s make every effort to attend. Mary Breyette from Cornell Cooperative […]

Assemblyman Jones’ Bill Codifying the Rural Health Council is Signed into Law

A message of the office of Assemblyman Bill Jones Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that legislation he authored to statutorily establish the state Department of Health rural health council was signed into law (Ch. 419 of 2017). The council advises the state health commissioner on the unique challenges facing rural health care in New York. […]

Editorial: Invaluable service for local seniors | Opinion | pressrepublican.com

This editorial is very informative for anyone with Medicare questions.  Source: Editorial: Invaluable service for local seniors | Opinion | pressrepublican.com

Striving For the Personal Touch

Dr. Anne-Marie B. Spear, Mary Turgeon – Dental Assistant, Jaime Frenyea – Front Desk, Deb Rix – Dental Assistant, Kim Poirier – Hygienist By John T. Ryan The staff at Boule’/Spear Family Dentistry is #24 in our Peru Gazette series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Asked to describe her dentistry […]

Devoted to Health and Personal Care

L-R Yolanda Agnew, Betty Furnia, Brooke Vaughn, Christina Vassar, Breanna Vance, Lindsey Ashline (Administrator),  Anita Sachs, Deb Hancock, Tina Parker, Jenny Blake, Pam Courtney, Colt Hicks & Tim Trayah. The Valehaven Home For Adults’ staff is #23 in the Peru Gazette series of people who make Peru a wonderful place to live.  They provide 24-hour, […]

Legal Marijuana Marketing To Adults Presents New Perils For Kids : Shots – Health News : NPR

Source: Legal Marijuana Marketing To Adults Presents New Perils For Kids : Shots – Health News : NPR

You’re Invited to Stop By

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru residents can’t help but be aware of Valehaven Home for Adults. It’s on Main Street at the center of our community. How many of us have ever entered its front doors to find out what’s going on? Owner Jim Kane and administrator Lindsey Ashline want local residents to […]

Cuomo signs bill banning use of e-cigarettes indoors – Times Union

Source: Cuomo signs bill banning use of e-cigarettes indoors – Times Union

Cuomo signs bill providing cancer benefits for volunteer firefighters – Capitol Confidential

Source: Cuomo signs bill providing cancer benefits for volunteer firefighters – Capitol Confidential

Your Chance to Learn More About Alzheimer’s

Peru – Almost every family has been impacted Alzheimers disease and many people have questions about the disease. Beginning on November 6th, James Hardman of the Alzheimer’s Association will present four monthly informational programs at the Peru Community Church Fellowship Center. They will be conducted at 1 p.m. on the first Mondays of the month […]

Kanoza takes reins at Clinton County Health | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Kanoza takes reins at Clinton County Health | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Luck Bros. litigation calls for halt of airport project | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Luck Bros. litigation calls for halt of airport project | Local News | pressrepublican.com

A Message from NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

Dear Friend, Today, I am proud to announce a new savings and investment program for New Yorkers with disabilities. The NY ABLE Program allows New York State residents with disabilities to save money for their disability-related expenses without the risk of losing benefits from assistance programs like Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance […]

Area youth coaches to engage in suicide prevention campaign – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Area youth coaches to engage in suicide prevention campaign – Sun Community News & Printing

Clinton Co. gives OK to para-transit change | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Clinton Co. gives OK to para-transit change | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Health Insurance Information Fair October 12

Plattsburgh – AHI-Adirondack Health Institute and the Southern Adirondack Independent Living (SAIL) Center are pleased to announce a Health Insurance Information Fair being held from 3:00 — 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road, Plattsburgh. Community members of any age are encouraged to come and check out […]

NYS Regulates Pesticide Use Where Children Play

A Message from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation As the kids head back to school, keeping them safe is a priority. To better protect the health of our children, changes were made in 2010 to the State Education Law (SEL) and Social Services Law (SSL) to limit pesticide use on school or day care […]

Report: two North Country hospitals lost millions of dollars in recent years | NCPR News

Source: Report: two North Country hospitals lost millions of dollars in recent years | NCPR News

Major Cuomo donor got state OK for huge health rate hikes – Times Union

Source: Major Cuomo donor got state OK for huge health rate hikes – Times Union

West Nile found in Clinton County mosquitoes | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: West Nile found in Clinton County mosquitoes | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Peru Health Mart to Close – Kinney Drugs Will Open

By John T. Ryan Peru – A major change in Peru’s business community will take place in a few weeks. Having served Peru and neighboring communities for 41 years, Peru Health Mart Pharmacy will officially close at the end of business on Saturday, September 30th and on Sunday, October 1st, it will reopen as Kinney […]

Medical marijuana lotions, chewables proposed in N.Y. – Capitol Confidential

Source: Medical marijuana lotions, chewables proposed in N.Y. – Capitol Confidential

New York state program offers up to $40 off heroin antidote – Times Union

Source: New York state program offers up to $40 off heroin antidote – Times Union

When a Sign Can Save a Loved One’s Life

Peru – If your child or anyone in your home is facing a medical emergency, you undoubtedly expect a rapid response from rescue personnel. Unfortunately, many Peru homeowners do not properly identify their homes, a failure that could result in loss of life. Peru’s fire and ambulance personnel have been delayed in arriving at several […]

City Recreation future debated | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: City Recreation future debated | Local News | pressrepublican.com

CPR/AED First Aid Classes Scheduled For Fall Semester at SUNY Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 4, 2017) — An American Red Cross series of non-credit classes in CPR/AED-first aid for adults, children and infants will be held at SUNY Plattsburgh beginning with the first session Sunday, Sept. 10 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Two other sessions will be held Sunday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, […]

Shared services health insurance savings are elusive – Times Union

Source: Shared services health insurance savings are elusive – Times Union

Planning Board Agenda

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 @ 7:00 at the Peru Town Hall ALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of July 12, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Site Plan Review with SEQR: P-2017-014 North Country Behavioral Medicine, PLLC – Dino Santoro Site Plan Review – Drs. Office 3384 Rt. […]

Jones Authored Bill Becomes Law

From the Office of Assemblyman Bill Jones Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that a bill he authored making it easier for kids to protect themselves from insect bites while at camp has been signed into law (Ch. 163 of 2017). The new law allows children attending overnight camp, summer day camp and traveling summer day […]

Legislature casts spotlight on rare medical condition – Sun Community News & Printing

PERU — Christine Wood’s pregnancy was relatively normal. Though doctors told the Peru resident her baby was larger than normal and had a small amount of excess fluid in his head, Wood welcomed her son, Jay, into the world in 2007. But his birth set off a nailbiting saga. “(My son) stayed in the NICU […]

Assemblyman Jones to Host Blood Drives for Local Hospitals

            Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced he will be hosting three blood drives this month in an effort to ensure local hospitals are not faced with a summer blood shortage.             “Hospitals are always looking for blood donors, but it’s especially vital in the summer when blood supply tends to diminish,” Jones said. “It’s crucial that […]

Alert Dog Needed and You Can Help

Margarett Christian & her fiance Henry Demeulemeester Peru – Margarett Christian’s career has been devoted to assisting handicapped individuals, first as a teacher aide at Peru Central (2006-2015) and then as a Direct Support Professional at Mountain Lake Services. Now, Margarett Christian is the person needing assistance in the form of a diabetic alert dog. […]

State Senate Approves Measure to Raise ‘PANS’ Awareness

From the Office of State Senator Betty Little Would help combat neuropsychiatric syndrome affecting children The State Senate today gave final legislative approval of legislation (S5750) sponsored by Senator Betty Little to raise awareness of pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, known as PANS. “PANS attacks the brain. It comes on quickly and can be challenging to […]

Story on Courage of David Comfort of Peru/Schuyler Falls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pydA5Mj7xE  

Assemblyman Jones’ Bill Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced a bill he introduced that would increase awareness about a syndrome affecting children has passed the Assembly. The measure would add pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) to the state’s health care and wellness education and outreach program (A.7614). “As a parent, few things are more heart-wrenching than seeing our children […]

DiNapoli: State Missing Out on Millions in Medicare Payments for Kidney Patients

From the office of NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli The state Department of Health (DOH) could have saved the Medicaid program as much as $146 million over a six-year period if it had helped Medicaid patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) who meet certain eligibility requirements get the Medicare benefits to which they are entitled, […]

St. Augustine’s Soup Kitchen Menu for Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Vegetable Soup Chicken Breasts & Stuffing Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Cranberry Sauce Corn Cherry Cobbler The cooks are at work. The welcome mat is out. Serving begins at 4:30. Come and enjoy this free, delicious meal.

A Brief Video Explaining the North Country Mission of Hope Mission

Police fear another drug OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

  Peru Gazette Comment: Very important to share and get the word out about these bad drugs. Friends found Malone man unresponsive; autopsy being done. Source: Police fear another drug OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

CVPH to give addicts Narcon kits | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Drug can counteract the effects of opiate overdoses. Source: CVPH to give addicts Narcon kits | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Valuable New Tool Links Clinton County Residents to Local Health Improvement and Lifestyle Change Programs

A Message from the United Way of the Adirondack Region January 24, 2017 (Plattsburgh) A new online resource is available to help Clinton County residents and their healthcare providers find programs focusing on different aspects of health improvement. The Clinton County Health Department (CCHD) has collaborated with United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. to create […]

Police: Opiates may be laced with other substances | News | pressrepublican.com

Two found dead Thursday in Clinton County. Source: Police: Opiates may be laced with other substances | News | pressrepublican.com

Officials voice concern about Obamacare repeal | Local News | pressrepublican.com

State says more than 16,500 would be affected in Clinton, Essex, Franklin counties. Source: Officials voice concern about Obamacare repeal | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Are you looking to volunteer in the community? JCEO is looking for volunteer drivers to provide transportation to doctor’s appointments. YOU decide when and how much you want to drive. Drivers are reimbursed 56 cents per mile and must have their own vehicle. For more information, contact Chelsea at 518-561-6310 or stop by your local […]

Annual Candlelight Ceremony, Tuesday, December 6

The Foundation of CVPH will host the annual Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony on Tuesday, December 6 at 4 p.m. at the Circle of Healing & Hope on the front lawn of the hospital. Like all organizations that have an Angel of Hope, we are holding this annual ceremony on this day to give people an opportunity […]

Tax Rates and Budget Subject of Public Hearing

By John T. Ryan The Town of Peru’s Preliminary 2017 Budget will be open for public comment at a Thursday, November 10, 2016 Public Hearing at 6:30 p.m. at the Peru Town Hall.  The budget increases are under the New York State imposed .68% tax cap. Some rates increase, while others decrease.  Health care costs […]

NAMI:CV & Impeerium will be moving!  

Source: NAMI:CV & Impeerium will be moving!  

Free hepatitis-C testing available for veterans | Lifestyles | pressrepublican.com

Disease more common among those who served than general population. Source: Free hepatitis-C testing available for veterans | Lifestyles | pressrepublican.com

State, Clinton County health officials investigate Legionella bacteria contamination | NCPR News

Source: State, Clinton County health officials investigate Legionella bacteria contamination | NCPR News

Community Forum to Discuss Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK – Prescription Opiate, Heroin Addiction and opiate-related overdoses continue to increase in the North Country. Several local professionals and concerned citizens joined forces to form a coalition, namely, Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery of Clinton County (SPARCC). This coalition is comprised of people in recovery, concerned citizens, treatment providers, elected officials, law […]

Input please!

A Message from Peru Community Development Coordinator Adele Douglas The Town of Peru has been awarded funds from the Clinton County Health Dept. to build Fun/Exercise stations along the Little Ausable River Trail. The idea is to offer additional opportunities for exercise and improving balance in a way that’s fun for a wide range of […]

Office of the New York State Comptroller

Overdose death rates rose faster in New York than other states. Source: Office of the New York State Comptroller: Press Release

Strictly Business – Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

The Adirondack region means different things to different people. For Eli and Emily Schwartzberg the affection they have for the area has brought the couple full circle. Both attended Northwood School, a college preparatory school in Lake Placid. Emily, originally from Gloversville, was a competitive skier and a resident boarder, spending as much time as […]

Tasty Food, Good Conversation and Activities

By John T. Ryan Peru – Are you a person age 60 or older or do you know anyone 60 or over who would appreciate a good meal, a few laughs and interesting conversation? If the answer is “yes,” you’ll find all of this and more at 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Peru […]

Thera-Pets Offering Two Spring Programs – Both Are Free of Charge

Programs Are For Children With Physical or Developmental Issues and Grieving Children  Thera-Pets of Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties is offering its spring schedule of on-site programs.  This organization is a not for profit 501©3 corporation and all offerings are free of charge. This spring there will be two programs offered.  The first is for […]

Here’s Your Opportunity to Improve Community Health Care

Please help the Clinton County Health Department learn more about the health concerns of County residents and their families. Our goal is to collect information from residents over the next two months, but we need your help to reach as many people as possible with our brief survey. The information will be used to identify […]

North Country health facilities win millions in state funds | News | pressrepublican.com

Hospitals in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties will add medical villages, provide new services. Source: North Country health facilities win millions in state funds | News | pressrepublican.com

State Health Department Should Improve Enforcement of Nursing Home Violations

Fines Delayed for up to Six Years, Nursing Homes Cited Repeatedly for Problems with Limited Consequences The state Department of Health (DOH) needs to fix problems and delays with how it is assessing fines to nursing homes after violations are found, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. While DOH […]

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