Announcing the 22nd 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-Second (22nd) Annual Senior Forum and Public Hearing will be held Thursday, August 18, 2016, 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:
- “How to be Safe in an Unsafe World” by Chris Baker
- “Coloring: Not Just for Kids Anymore” by Melissa Weatherly
- “The Life and Times of Cattaraugus County” by Earl McElfresh
- “About Zika: The A-Zs of the Zika Virus” by Debra Nichols
- “Programs to Empower Your Life and Yourself” by Melanie Easton and Christa Heckathorn
- “Learn the Hidden Gems of the Enchanted Mountains” by Crystal Abers
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 12, 2016, 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 Caesar salad, creamy potato soup, bread, fruit cup, and strawberry cream pie. 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 Oatka Trio 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.