Counties unite efforts to address mounting mental health crisis and other issues in Finger Lakes region
Counties throughout the Finger Lakes region will spend the next three years focusing on residents’ struggles with mental health, substance use disorders, chronic diseases, and food security in the region, according to a new report.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul appointed Common Ground Health CEO Wade Norwood to serve on a committee to advise on the state’s first-ever master plan on aging. The master plan will ensure older New Yorkers can live healthy, fulfilling lives while aging with dignity and independence.
Despite being viewed as an urban problem, homelessness is increasing in rural communities of the Finger Lakes region as well, according to a new Common Ground Health issue spotlight.
The CDC recently approved reformulated booster shots to further protect against COVID-19.
Sign language videos, text-to-speech technology, and larger font sizes attract diverse respondents
Local officials proclaimed September BIPOC/Black and Brown Senior Month during a ceremony Sept. 16 at City Hall.
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Do Upstate communities have a homeless housing crisis? Emergency housing providers say solutions are neededFingerLakes1.com
January 24, 2023 - “While urban areas tend to heavily utilize shelters, rural and suburban areas see a higher prevalence of people seeking shelter in vehicles, tents, hotels or motels, or doubling or tripling up with relatives," said Zoë Mahlum, Health Planning Research Analyst at Common Ground Health.
February 8, 2023 - “Just as poverty was revealed to be a region-wide issue in our 2019 Overloaded report, our spotlight shows that homelessness also is a significant issue across the entire Finger Lakes region,” said Wade Norwood, CEO, Common Ground Health.
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January 18, 2023 - “Homelessness in our region affects people of every race, gender, age and ethnicity in cities and in rural towns,” said Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health.
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January 10, 2023 - Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health has been named to a statewide stakeholder committee tasked with advising the Master Plan for Aging Council.