Vulnerable SAHA residents in need of donations in aftermath of winter storms
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Housing Authority is asking the community for donations to help some of the city’s most vulnerable residents in the aftermath of historic winter weather, which left many with no access to necessities. SAHA is asking community members to donate water, non-perishable food items and adult diapers for elderly and disabled residents who were severely affected by the winter storms. They also said many of these residents have limited mobility or transportation to go to grocery stores. SAHA is accepting donations at its main office, located at 820 S. Flores Street, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The housing authority has partnered with the San Antonio Food Bank to coordinate a food box drop-off at several properties.
Residents disappointed with COSA’s registration process for COVID-19 vaccine
San Antonio – Thousands of residents were disappointed Saturday morning after learning all 9,000 slots were filled within minutes of trying to register online to get the COVID-19 vaccine at the Alamodome vaccination site. Immediately, registration is full.”The 9,000 available slots for next week were taken within six minutes of registration opening, according to city officials. “I was extremely ready and excited when I heard about this registration process,” Converse said. They are hoping to either get information or possibly get the vaccination.”Converse said getting the COVID-19 vaccine is so important to her. Read also:Registration for COVID-19 vaccine at Alamodome site full in just a matter of minutesCity of San Antonio to convert Alamodome into mass, no-cost COVID-19 vaccination siteTwo COVID-19 vaccination sites coming to San Antonio’s South Side, West Side
Scammers claiming to be with Department of Justice preying on elderly
SAN ANTONIO The Department of Justice said it has received multiple reports of individuals claiming to represent the agency and targeting the elderly. The DOJ said this is a scam tactic and strongly encourages the public to not provide personal information during these calls. According to the agency, the callers return phone number directs users to a recorded menu that matches the recorded menu for the DOJs main phone number. Eventually, the user reaches an operator who steers the user to someone claiming to be an investigator, who attempts to gain the users personal information. Phone scams are an ugly and pervasive act of victimization," Hart said.
Check in on them: Don’t forget about seniors during pandemic, San Antonio psychiatrist says
San Antonio – Mental health experts are asking the community to be more vigilant about looking after seniors during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Jason Schillerstrom, a geriatric psychiatrist at UT Health San Antonio who works with Adult Protective Services (APS), said feelings of isolation and loneliness have been magnified by the stay-home restrictions among seniors he visits. District 4 officials say they are also staying in touch with seniors who’ve made contact with them. Other districts say they are in touch with senior centers to check in on any needs. APS reports the number of all contacts to the Texas Abuse Hotline for April decreased when compared to the last two years.
These engagement-style photos of elderly couples will make you smile, guaranteed
A London-based photographer specializes in engagement-style photos of elderly couples, and the results are simply stunning. But also when I started to volunteer for this beautiful charity in the UK (called) Contact The Elderly,” Setia said. That’s what I love capturing about them.”Photo used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographySee? Setia told CTV that it’s really funny to see the elderly couples’ reactions, when she asks to shoot photos of them. Photo used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyAll photos copyright Sujata Setia/But Natural Photography[ READ NEXT: A woman posted online for a man needing a friend.
Why are so many nursing home residents dying of COVID-19?
With multiple coronavirus outbreaks at local nursing homes, one KSAT viewer asked Dr. Berggren:Why is the death toll from the virus so high in nursing homes? “People in nursing homes, as you know, aren’t just older, they frequently have multiple underlying medical conditions that make somebody vulnerable,” Berggren said. She said most nursing homes don’t have many private bedrooms or bathrooms. Related Content:Another increased risk factor in nursing homes is the mobility of caregivers. Berggren also compared nursing homes to the Bexar County jail.