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Editor:

I wonder how many of you out there have time on your hands as I did when I retired 21 years ago. Then I moved from NYC suburbs to Queensbury and was shocked to realize when I got here I really had nothing to do with myself. I deluded myself into thinking I’d be playing golf all the time, and I remember passing the Queensbury Senior Center telling my wife she’d never catch me there with all those old-timers. So, now I play pitch and pinochle there twice a week. The realization really set in, I need to keep busy.

Only by a stroke of luck, my wife picked up on the meals delivery concerns for the homebound here in Warren County. It was intended to be an occasional thing, but here we are 20 years later, still at it and reaping the benefit of all the “God blesses” we get daily. I’m telling you this because not only is it a vital need for our most helpless neighbors, many of whom are living in absolute squalor because of their condition; but because it is downright satisfying and rewarding, and you are needed.

Please help if you can. At this time of year, many deliverers snowbird south, and the need becomes more acute; not only meals delivery, but medical transportation as well. So many of them are incapable of even driving themselves to their doctor’s appointment. There are a number of volunteer angels helping our needy friends weekly, but the Office for the Aging is in need of many more who can help.

Give it some thought, just one hour out of your day. Is there is anything more important than helping needy people? Please call Mary McCarthy at the Office for the Aging, 518-824-8824.

Gene Casella, Queensbury

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