Senior Citizens

Elderly New Yorkers can determine their risk for contracting COVID-19 thanks to a new online tool from the State’s Office for the Aging.  It’s called CV-19 Check-up, and allows you to put in anonymous information to see how likely you are to become infected, and how severe the infection can progress. 

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For the fifth day in a row, Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon announced a death due to COVID-19. A man in his 50s with underlying health conditions lost his battle to the virus. It’s the 34th death in the county. McMahon said the virus has hit senior communities especially hard, and recent proactive testing has proven that.

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Two growing populations in Central New York, new Americans and the elderly, are also typically undercounted in the census. The amount of federal dollars the area will receive depends on an accurate count of these populations.