21st Annual Public Hearing and Senior Forum
Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects, has announced that the agency’s Twenty-First (21st) Annual Senior Forum and Public Hearing will be held Thursday, August 20, 2015, at the Franklinville Elementary School beginning at 9:00 a.m. The forum is open to all persons age 60 and older who are residents of Cattaraugus County.
The day’s events include the annual Public Hearing, which will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., a series of workshops during two time periods, lunch prepared by the department’s Senior Nutrition Program, and afternoon entertainment.
Following the public hearing, participants will be provided with the opportunity to choose from the following workshops:
- “Tech Savvy Seniors,” presented by Donald Watkins;
- “Fun with Plarn,” presented by Brenda Roth;
- “How to Protect Your Stuff Through Proactive Long Term Care Planning,” presented by Jeffrey Reisner;
- “Scams Targeting the Elderly,” presented by Shelley Carosella;
- “Underground Railroad in Cattaraugus County,” presented by Della Moore;
- and “Fun and Fit with the YMCA,” presented by Ink Young and Dianne Butler.
Time will be allotted before lunch for participants to take advantage of various health screenings and to visit informational displays. Department of Aging/NY Connects staff will also be on hand to take ID photos and answer questions.
Reservations for lunch must be made by August 14, 2015, at any Senior Wellness and Nutrition program dining site or by calling the Department of the Aging/NY Connects office in Olean at 373-8032 or 1-800-462-2901. This year’s luncheon menu includes chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, fruit cup, dinner roll, and brownie sundae. The suggested donation for the lunch is $4.00; however, no one will be denied a meal because of inability or unwillingness to pay. There is no pre-registration required and there is no charge for the workshops.
The Paul DeRitter Duo will provide music after lunch. There will also be door prizes drawn at the end of the day for which you must be present to win.
For more information about the public hearing and senior forum, or any of the programs and services offered by the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects, please call 373-8032 or 1-800-462-2901.