Meals on Wheels needs your help after demand increases

first_imgThey are now returning to five days a week, but they need your help to make sure meals are delivered. Prior to the pandemic, Meals on Wheels would typically serve about 350 people a day. With many elderly individuals staying at home, that demand has now skyrocketed. Between Meals on Wheels and the Office for Aging, they are now feeding more than 1,000 people a day. “We’re really in need of some other volunteers because some of our regular volunteers are still trying to social distance and socially isolate in their homes,” said Schuhle. Without Meals on Wheels delivering ready-to-eat food, Schuhle says a lot of people would struggle, as many cannot stand up long enough to cook and prepare food. However, by signing up to volunteer, you’ll be doing more than making sure people are fed. “It’s the daily check also, we run across a number of people that were medically in distress, or that had a medical emergency,” said Schuhle. “We have been able to save quite a few lives during this pandemic by having volunteers call 911 and get emergency services in there.” center_img “We’ve gone up 79 percent,” said Broome County Office for Aging Director Lisa Schuhle. “During the first few weeks of the pandemic, we went down to serving three days a week with frozen or shelf-stable food,” said Schuhle. If you would like to volunteer, you can call Meals on Wheels at (607) 778-6205. You can also sign up by calling the Office for Aging at (607) 778-2411. (WBNG) — The Broome County Office for Aging and Meals on Wheels say they have seen an increased demand for delivered meals. Now, they are calling all volunteers to help deliver those meals to those who need them most. last_img read more

October 23, 2018 Police Blotter

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Tosca back with cosy victory

first_imgToscanini got off the mark in his first race for 245 days when holding the late challenge of Ainippe in the Brews Hill Race at Navan. Press Association Though the runner-up put in a strong challenge and was closing with every stride, Foley was not hard on the Godolphin-owned winner and got him home for a cosy success. Halford said: “I’m happy with that and it’s good to get him started. He travelled well but wasn’t doing a whole lot in front. He’ll go to Naas now and then Ascot. “He was only ready to start and I’m very happy. Shane said he had a good blow at the furlong pole and was just doing enough from there. The faster they go the better for him and the faster the ground the better.” Halford will see how he performs in the Lacken Stakes on June 1 before deciding whether to keep him at sprint trips or step up to seven furlongs for the Jersey Stakes. He went on: “I’ll wait and see what happens in Naas. He’s in the Jersey. He hasn’t got any slower over the winter. We’ll keep our options open.” center_img Absent since finishing second to Gleneagles in the Group One National Stakes at the Curragh in September, Toscanini (9-10 favourite) put himself in line for Royal Ascot with a winning reappearance. Smartly away in the hands of Shane Foley, the Michael Halford-trained colt travelled well and easily took over from the pacesetting Beach Belle just over a furlong out before holding Ainippe by a head. last_img read more

Focus only on Olympic medal: Bajrang Punia

first_imgNew Delhi: Having slowly emerged from shadow of star wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt, two-time World Championships medallist Bajarang Punia has now set his sights on the biggest prize in the world of sports and is confident on finishing on the podium at the Tokyo Olympics next year.Currently the top ranked wrestler in the world in the 65 kilogram weight category, the 24-year-old from Jhajjar (Haryana), has had a terrific season last year, winning five international medals which included gold medals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Jakarta Asian Games and a silver in the World Championships.Interestingly in Budapest, Bajrang became the only Indian grappler to be seeded in a World Championship.During a chat on the side lines of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) Season 4, Bajrang expressed his desire to win an Olympics medal for the country and emulate his idol Yogeshwar Dutt.“Given my performance in the last season and my current form and training, I can confidently say that my preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Games are very much on the right track,” Bajrang told IANS.He also said that currently his immediate focus is on the world championships which is also an Olympic qualifying event.“The 2019 World Championship is the biggest and the most challenging event before the Tokyo Games. It is also an Olympic qualifier, so the whole focus at this moment is on the World event which is scheduled to be held in Kazakhastan,” the wrestler who is representing defending champions NCR Punjab Royals in the PWL this season, said.“The Asian Championships is the next big even this year, apart from these two, there are few other friendly and practice events which my coaches have drawn for me,” he added.He has expressed his appreciation for the PWL on several occasions as it has given him and other Indian wrestlers immense benefit in terms of training, learning and competing against world champions and Olympic medallists.“The PWL has given all Indian wrestlers great exposure and that too at home. Getting to play world and Olympic champions at our own backyard in an event like this is a great feeling. Not many wrestlers worldwide can boast of such an experience,” Bajrang said.The Haryana grappler who has been highly impressed with young Indian wrestlers Pinki and Ravi Kumar after their upset wins over established names, said he has leant a lot by committing mistakes against top international stars in the PWL.“We are training with these champion wrestlers, we all are learning a lot from these bouts, from the mistakes that we are committing here, and I am sure when we face these wrestlers on the world stage, we will be well prepared,” Bajrang said.“There are quite a few players who have shown promise this season but I am really impressed with Pinki and Ravi. Pinki rallied to beat the 2017 world champion Vanesa and Ravi got the better of the seasoned Sandeep Tomar with a very dominating performance. These are good signs for Indian wrestling and many thanks to PWL I should say,” the Asian Games gold medallist added. IANSAlso Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Africa Sports to storm Tarkwa

first_imgMedeama Sporting Club will host Africa Sports of Ivory Coast in an international club friendly match on Sunday at the Tarkwa stadium.The management of Medeama SC is pleased to organize this friendly match with one of the finest clubs on the African continent to keep their team in shape before the league resumes from recess.Africa Sports are expected to give Medeama SC a tough challenge after beating Kumasi Asante Kotoko 3-2 at the Baba Yara stadium over the weekend in an international club friendly.This is the first major friendly game for Medeama SC who are second with 32 points on the glo league log.Africa sports with their wealth of experience are expected to attract more fans to Tarkwa this Sunday to witness the thrilling encounter with Medeama sc.Benedict Owusu/ Asempa Sportslast_img read more