Advanced Audiology Services
Troy Medical Plaza, downtown Troy
May is Better Hearing Month
The audiologist can help you select your hearing aid. It can be quite daunting, not to mention frustrating, trying to make a decision about which hearing aid to buy. This is where the services of the audiologist can be instrumental in achieving a successful outcome. Certainly, with the ever increasingly sophisticated digital technology found in today’s hearing aids, it was never intended that the hearing-aid user would have the necessary preparation to make that choice without guidance and assistance from a professional who selects and fits hearing aids for a living. It is reasonably safe, though not necessarily wise, for the consumer to choose the brand of the hearing aid. Beyond that decision, the consequences of choices made solely by the consumer can adversely affect a successful outcome. Most hearing-aid manufacturers will have products that will be an excellent choice for a given individual. The audiologist’s role in selection is to guide and advise the consumer regarding options such as style and level of technology. In the end, one should wind up with the equivalent of “the best hearing aid for me.”
A frequent question is “Do you carry many brands?” It is impossible for an audiologist to be equally skilled in fitting the hearing aids of, say, ten different manufacturers. Carrying many brands does not necessarily translate into advantage or benefit to the consumer. A more useful bit of information might be the answer to “What kinds of results do you typically get from the hearing aids that you dispense? Are your patients usually satisfied with the outcome?”
59 Harris Street, Troy
For many seniors, the term “retirement community” represents a place where seniors move when they are incapable of living on their own. But independent retirement living communities, like Diamond Ridge, offer an exciting alternative for seniors 55 and older. For instance, Diamond Ridge offers the following convenient services to its residents: On-site Meal Service – At Diamond Ridge, an executive chef provides three nutritious meals from scratch daily.Transportation – Leaving the driving to someone else saves money on gas, vehicle maintenance, and insurance costs. With scheduled shuttle service, residents who are unable to drive, or simply wish not to, no longer have to rely on loved ones or use busy public transportation. Social Opportunities – Multiple studies confirm that social interaction can have a significantly positive impact on a senior’s well-being. Diamond Ridge offers a viable solution with enriching activities, social programs and volunteer opportunities. Security – To ensure peace-of-mind for residents, Diamond Ridge employs two sets of live-in managers who are available to respond 24/7 in case of emergency. No Maintenance – Independent senior living communities help seniors enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle. Residents no longer have to mow the lawn or deal with timely and expensive home repairs. In addition to transportation, Diamond Ridge provides housekeeping and linen services as well. Diamond Ridge is proud to provide an independent retirement lifestyle that many seniors and their families are gladly choosing. To learn more about independent retirement living, visit www.holidaytouch.com or stop by Diamond Ridge today for a personal visit.
Emeritus at Fillmore Pond
300 Village Lane, Bennington, VT
802. 447.7000; www.emeritus.com
Nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains, Emeritus at Fillmore Pond is situated on 87 acres of lush land that features a large pond with ducks and geese. We are just west of the charming and historical town of Bennington. Our community is conveniently located to several local attractions, including the Bennington Center for the Arts, the Bennington Museum, and the Bennington Battle Monument. We are also only 40 minutes from Albany, and all of its shopping, cultural attractions and entertainment venues. Emeritus at Fillmore Pond has a very country, cozy family appeal. Our common areas – a beautiful courtyard, a large front porch with views of the Green Mountains, an art room, a library with a fireplace, a fitness room and even our very own elegant restaurant style dining – give residents a true feeling of home and allows them and their loved ones the opportunity to get to know everyone in the community. The community offers independent living senior apartments, residential care apartments and memory care apartments. In addition, we also have independent living cottages with a variety of floor plans, many with back decks and full basements. Independent living cottages are a wonderful option for those residents who wish to maintain a very independent lifestyle, but would like to give up the work and worry of home maintenance. In keeping with Emeritus philosophy, our staff supports our residents in maintaining their independence and dignity. We have a full schedule of activities that are designed to keep our residents active and engaged.
1 Sparrow Hawk Circle, Halfmoon
Falcon Trace has become Southern Saratoga County’s most sought out active adult rental community. Falcon Trace is nestled in a beautiful wooded setting just minutes from all major shopping and services and just moments east of Northway -87 Exit 9. Falcon Trace offers 124 one and two-bedroom apartments complemented with amenities for carefree and maintenance-free living. On-site we offer an exercise room, community/activity room with kitchen, and library with free WIFI. Community-focused activities are scheduled throughout the year, and for your leisure the Halfmoon Town park is within walking distance and offers a wide variety of seasonal activities. Additionally, all residents of Falcon Trace Active Adult can enjoy FREE golf at the Fairways of Halfmoon golf course! Our knowledgeable and courteous staff is available Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm and from 10am to 4pm Saturdays and Sundays to show you the apartments and answer any questions you may have. Come experience Falcon Trace Active Adult and see what all the talk is about.
J. Craig Alexander, DMD
739 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush
Dr. Alexander is pleased to be in his 25th year of providing comprehensive dental care at his East Greenbush office. He is a lifelong resident of the area. Patients of all ages are seen. Dr. Alexander is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. April was oral cancer awareness month and many dental offices did oral cancer screenings for free for the month. We have always included an oral cancer exam as part of our regular exam and the past several years have included a Velscope oral cancer screening as part of that exam at no additional charge. Dr. Alexander treats all phases of dentistry including dental implants. He is one of only a few dentists in the Capital District who both places and restores dental implants so your treatment can all be done in our office. When it comes to dental implants size matters. He has experience with both small diameter (mini) dental implants and standard diameter for stabilization of dentures and replacement of missing teeth with crowns and bridges. If you are looking for the least expensive place to go for dental care, we’re probably not the place to go. We won’t cut corners to give the lowest price, but then we won’t add on things you don’t need and didn’t want. We treat all of our patients like friends and neighbors. Treatment is provided in a non-rushed atmosphere. We take our time to do it right the first time and stand behind all dental work provided.
Lindsay Drug Company
416 5th Avenue, Troy
Lindsay Drug Co. is a third-generation, family-run independent pharmacy and healthcare center established in 1922. Our facility, along with our fitters, are accredited and certified by the Board of Orthotics and Prosthetics (BOC) since 1995. Lindsay’s has been nationally accredited and certified since the late 1960s, before the industry decided it was a good idea for everyone to be certified. Lindsay’s recently joined HealthMart, a network of independent pharmacies, to strengthen our business and offer programs and services to help us better serve our community. Our Personal Pharmacy Services help you monitor your health. There’s a Blood Pressure Club available, which includes unlimited blood pressure checks per month. Our services include Blood Glucose Meter Training to teach methods and steps to using your personal meter efficiently; Asthma Training to teach you to administer your asthma medication; and Medication Management to make taking numerous medications less overwhelming. Mastectomy Products are often hard to find. Lindsay Drug Co. offers mastectomy prosthesis and brassieres to help restore your confidence. Our caring, compassionate fitter can help you re-gain the look you desire in a quiet, private fitting room. Another hard to find item is the Compression stocking. Brands of compression stockings can be as different as the people who wear them. Our fitter will work with you to find the stocking that will work best for you. Issues can sometimes be resolved with simple basic instruction. Everyone has their own set of difficulties to be addressed by the fitter to encourage compliance with wearing your stocking. Remember, stockings are a preventive, not a cure, so it is important to wear them regularly to prevent further problems.
100 Saratoga Boulevard, Saratoga Springs
Prestwick Chase at Saratoga is the region’s premier community for independent retirees looking for an easy lifestyle with plenty to do. Set in the countryside just minutes from Broadway in Saratoga Springs, Prestwick Chase has 125 acres of tranquility outside our apartments and cottages. Amenities offered to residents include breakfast, lunch and gourmet dinners served in a choice of dining rooms. Whether it’s the casual atmosphere of The Corner Cupboard cafe and outdoor Patio or the elegance of The Commodore Dining Room, the food is freshly prepared in our kitchen by our trained staff. Keeping your home clean and the grounds well-attended are priorities for the housekeepers and landscapers. When company comes to call, you will be proud to show them around your new home. A calendar filled with art and exercise classes, musical events, book and other club meetings, games and parties will keep you entertained and in good spirits through the year. Prestwick Chase is family-owned and operated and is one of a kind in its hospitality and gracious settings. Call for an appointment, take a tour and have a meal. We are ready to show you our cottages, one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as the library, exercise, billiard’s and meeting rooms. Call 584.7766 or visit www.prestwickchase.com today.
The Spinney at Van Dyke
31 Coorte Place, Delmar (off Van Dyke Road)
The Spinney at Van Dyke is a brand-new Active Adult Rental Community in Delmar that offers the "55 & Better" a new choice; an alternative to the burdens and costs of home ownership. Taxes, home repairs, snow removal and landscaping all become a thing of the past and are reduced to a surprisingly affordable, single-inclusive charge. Our leasing specialists will put you in touch with downsizing professionals and local realtors; you will sell your home knowing that you are coming to a community that will support your continuing independence and privacy. And with all this, what will it cost? The Spinney at Van Dyke has no entrance fee, no monthly charges! Your monthly rent is about the same as a new apartment and includes cable, Internet, water and sewer bill, trash collection, washer/dryer, 24-hour emergency service, extra storage space, and much more! Our regular social and recreational activities, cultural events, health seminars, craft workshops and organized trips will foster the sense of community we feel is at the core of the Spinney idea of preserving our roots in town, of helping them grow anew. The Spinney at Van Dyke keeps you close to your family and friends in a real, "right-sized" home. There are seven different floor plans offering the luxury of space and cottage-style living in a beautiful, wooded, private setting. They are all single-level, with front porch and rear patio with yard space, and attached garage with remote entry. Just find the one that suits you best and move in! Come and discover why "The Smart Money moves to The Spinney!"
The Wesley Community
156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs
The Wesley Community – A continuum of care campus
The Wesley Community’s major services are independent and enriched housing and long-term care. Independent living at The Wesley Community is available for seniors in all income brackets. Woodlawn Commons has well-appointed, market-rate apartments with a formal restaurant for optional meals, an available housekeeping package and other amenities. Embury Apartments offers recently renovated low and middle income affordable units for income-eligible applicants with a café for optional meals at breakfast and noontime. The Wesley Community’s enriched living program at Woodlawn Commons provides a supportive environment that can be tailored to meet the needs of each individual. Forty apartments offer residents the comforts of home, combined with support and services including, three prepared meals a day, housekeeping and laundry services, scheduled transportation, medication management and other assistance with activities of daily living. Wesley Health Care Center has earned its reputation for excellence by providing superior long-term skilled nursing care with a personal touch for the aging adult with significant chronic medical needs. Wesley also offers a hard-to-find residential setting that can meet the light care needs of less seriously ill geriatric residents. A specialized program for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia completes Wesley Health Care Center’s full spectrum of long-term care services. The Wesley Community also provides auxiliary services that meet other needs of the aging resident, such as outpatient therapies, short-term rehabilitation and adult day services. The Wesley Community offers a unique blend of community living and care-giving to ensure that every stage of life for the older adult is spent in an environment that is caring, familiar and comfortable.