By Melinda Burns


Financial Well-Being is having the resources to pay living expenses and other bills on time, to live safely, to maintain good health and to save as much as possible.  It  includes having the skills and knowledge to manage financial resources or having the supports to do so. Resources can come through income, benefits or a combination of both. Financial Well-Being can be achieved by having a realistic, working budget to achieve financial goals.

By Michelle A. Brown


Sometimes it feels like we spend too much effort to relax- instead of just relaxing!  It almost becomes another chore….that’s NOT relaxing. There are some easy and fun things you can do to make relaxing a little less stressful and a little more relaxing.

By Tom Schreck


Although there have been no scientific studies that have definitively found a link between autism spectrum disorders and seasonal affective disorders, many people with autism report elevated levels of depression during the dark winter months. It can happen to anyone of us but is sometimes not recognized in our loved ones with autism.

By Melinda Burns


Caregiving can often be a stressful role for family members.  If you have the responsibility of taking care of a loved one- a son or daughter, a mother, a sibling- some days may seem like the demands just never end. You may even be part of the “sandwich” generation and care for both an older loved one and an offspring. 

Caregivers are so important in their loved ones’ lives. They make all the difference and provide the quality of life no one else can. From knowing their likes and dislikes, to assisting them through difficult times of day, to simply being there, caregivers are the “glue” that bond individuals’ lives together. Take the time to enjoy that bond- from having a little laugh at something funny, to singing along to a song for the 100th time or to just taking the time to consider what an impact you have on your loved one’s life. Life wouldn’t be the same without you! Taking care of others is an important role that often receives very little recognition and can be very challenging. However, there are some things you can do to make the responsibility a little lighter.

The Adult Education Holiday Choir is performing their 29th Annual Holiday Concert on: Tuesday, 12/11, at 7:00 p.m. at the First Reformed Church of Scotia, 224 North Ballston Road, (Route 50), Scotia, NY 12302


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