Humane Society holds meet and greet at movie theater

first_img“We just want to bring some light to adoption and the available animals we have and what the process is like and we thought it would be a good opportunity with the kids coming in and out for them to see the pets” she said. Lauren Heilweil, Fund Development Coordinator for the Broome County Humane Society, tells 12 News that the Humane Society decided to take advantage of the premier of ‘Dolittle’ to get people thinking about adopting a pet. The event was to give customers the opportunity to meet some of their adoptable pets and learn the ins and outs of the adoption process. The pets at the meet and greet were just some of the adoptable animals available at the humane society. TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — The Broome County Humane Society held a meet and greet with some furry friends at Regal Cinemas Saturday. last_img read more

Cortland County confirms 15 total positive cases

first_imgThe Cortland County Health Department says there have been a total of 518 negative tests as well as six recoveries. Cortland County officials say there are 15 unrelated positive cases. They also say that 30 individuals are being monitored by Cortland County Health Professionals. County officials say there are two hospitalized individuals. For more coronavirus coverage, click here. CORTLAND COUNTY, N.Y. (WBNG) — Cortland County released the latest numbers regarding the coronavirus on Sunday.center_img Testing in Cortland County is only available through health care providers. Cortland County officials advise that after getting tested, stay at home until the results are in. Cortland County residents who are experiencing symptoms and do not have a primary-care physician can call Upstate Medical University at (315) 464-3979 or Cayuga’s Call Center at (607) 319-5708.last_img read more

Elizabeth Church Nursing Home adjust activities amid COVID-19

first_imgTOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — Nursing homes across the country are making changes in order to keep residents and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the United Methodist Homes’ Elizabeth Church Saint Louise Manors. Micha hopes when the coronavirus concerns slow down she will be able to organize a party for residents and staff to enjoy. Micha told 12 News she’s had to adjust, postpone and cancel tons of activities lately because of possible health risks they could cause. “I think it’s good that they have the stimulation from the staff because I knew my grandma is at home, and she is by herself, so she really is isolated,” Micha said. “At least at the nursing home, there are people watching them, there are people who can notice, something right away or can talk to them if they’re having a bad day.” “We’re doing more one-on-one activities. We’ll cut crafts and play games, but we’ll take it right to their room, do the project right there and leave it in their rooms versus getting everyone together in a group,” Micha said. Recently, Micha and her staff created the nursing homes’ version of “Don’t Stand So Close To Me,” getting their own residents involved in a fun way to help promote social distancing and safe habits during COVID-19.center_img But Micha hasn’t let limitations and adjustments deter her and her staff’s commitment to create fun experiences for residents. The director, believing things like the video and other activities are important to keeping seniors engaged, even at a distance. “It’s taken our calendar which was so full and so fun to almost nothing,” said Activities Director Katherine Micha. “We started just videotaping the residents and the staff kind of just doing different things,” Micha said. “We got such a kick out of it. It was fun.”last_img read more