Office of the Aging – Finances

February 20th, 1 pm in Meeting Room

Contact the Information Desk at 607-754-4243, press 4.  Sign-up is required and attendance is free.


Courtney Cashman from Office of the Aging will be giving a talk on Finances. It will include topics such as

  • Living on a fixed income
  • Whether you might qualify for benefits to help pay your bills
  • How to avoid money drains
  • Easy ways to save money
  • How to set financial goals


Have you ever felt overwhelmed caring for a relative or friend? You find that you don’t have enough time for yourself?

Join us when Judy Bobinski, Caregiver Specialist at the Broome County Office for Aging will give an informational talk on Caregiver services at the Vestal Public Library on March 8th at 2 pm.

Call the Information Desk at 607-754-4243, press 4 to register. Sign-up is required and  attendance is free.

Caregiver website:  Office for Aging Caregivers


Anne Weber, author of Constabulary Tales will give a book talk on April 20, 2019 at 1 pm in the meeting room.

The book is a collection of short stories that describe the hilarious escapades of a woman who becomes a reluctant constable on a small island in Maine.

Freddie Remza will speak about her book, Shattered Bangles, March 3rd at 2 pm

 Wherever Freddie speaks, she always draws a crowd!

Join us March 3rd from 2 pm – 4 pm as Freddie Remza talks about her latest book, “Shattered Bangles” which is her 4th novel in her jewelry series. The story is set in India with a focus on the acid attacks that are thrust upon many women in that country. Some attacks are done by strangers but most are out of revenge or rage. The idea is not to kill but to disfigure the woman so that her life is no longer the same. Last year alone there were as many as 1000 reported attacks that took place in that country.

Ms. Remza is a retired teacher of the Owego-Apalachin School District. Upon retirement, she decided to combine her love of storytelling with her passion for travel and experiencing world cultures. Her focus is to not only entertain the reader but to also educate. Her favorite quote is from Rudyard Kipling: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”

As in her other novels, Ms. Remza travels to the setting of the book to research not only the central topic but to get first-hand exposure of the culture. It is her intention to have her readers not only be immersed in the story but to become an armchair traveler. Other adult books written by her are The Orchid Bracelet (Vietnam and Cambodia), The Poison Ring (Nepal), and The Stolen Brooch (Thailand). Her children’s books include The Journey to Mei (China) and Ride the Wave (South Africa).