News from Aging

September is National Preparedness Month

News from Aging, Health posted on Fri, 09/16/2016 - 7:41pm

If an emergency occurred tomorrow, would you be ready?

September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by FEMA, National Preparedness Month recognizes the need to educate citizens to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, in conjunction with the Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services, can provide you with many tips on how to keep yourself and your elderly loved ones prepared in case of a local disaster.

Limited Number of Additional 2016 Senior Farmers Market Coupons Available Immediately

News from Aging posted on Tue, 09/13/2016 - 9:16am

Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects, had announced earlier in the year that Cattaraugus County had been awarded 760 Senior Farmers’ Market coupon booklets. These booklets were all distributed with none remaining. However, this week the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects received 60 more coupon booklets in an unexpected second allotment.

Announcing the 22nd Annual Public Hearing and Senior Forum

News from Aging posted on Fri, 07/29/2016 - 10:07am
22nd Annual Catt. County Dept. of the Aging Senior Forum on 2016-08-18 09:00

22nd Annual Catt. County Dept. of the Aging Senior Forum on 2016-08-18 09:00 at the Franklinville Elementary School

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.

Free Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes

News from Aging, NY Connects posted on Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:09pm
Are you providing care for a relative or friend? Free powerful tools for caregiv

Are you providing care for a relative or friend? Free powerful tools for caregiver classes

Are you providing care for a relative or friend? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed from juggling your own life and the responsibilities of caregiving? If so, you may benefit from our FREE Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes.

Announces 2016 Senior Farmers Market Coupon Distribution Schedule

News from Aging posted on Tue, 06/28/2016 - 1:56pm
Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects, has announced that Cattaraugus County has been awarded 760 Senior Farmers Market coupon booklets, valued at $15,200. Each booklet contains five $4.00 coupons ($20.00 value), and can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating Farmers Markets in Cattaraugus County.

Letters Alert Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries to Missed Benefits

News from Aging posted on Mon, 05/23/2016 - 2:27pm

Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects Can Help Older Adults Enroll

Beginning this week, Medicare beneficiaries will receive a letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) if they may be eligible for help with their out-of-pocket medical and drug expenses. Cathy Mackay, Director of Department of the Aging/NY Connects, encourages beneficiaries who receive these letters to take action to learn more about the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) and Extra Help.

Diabetes Self-Management Classes to begin on April 21

News from Aging, NY Connects posted on Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:47am
Flyer for Living Healthy with Diabetes 6-week workshop starting in April 2016

Flyer for Living Healthy with Diabetes 6-week workshop starting in April 2016

Do you have diabetes? Are you unsure about how to best handle this ongoing health condition? JOIN US! Discover fresh, practical ways to live better and healthier. Learn the tools to manage and take control of your health.

Offering Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes

News from Aging, NY Connects posted on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:27am
Promo image for Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes in Cattaraugus County

Promo image for Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes in Cattaraugus County

Are you tired, anxious or in pain? Are you unsure about how to best handle an ongoing health condition? JOIN US! Discover fresh, practical ways to live better and healthier.

Celebrate the 14th Annual Community Champions Day

News from Aging posted on Thu, 03/24/2016 - 6:25pm
Larry and Jack (Meals on Wheels volunteers), Howard Van Rensselaer (Legislator)

From left to right, the first two gentlemen are Larry and Jack, Meals on Wheels volunteers. The gentleman on the far right is Cattaraugus County Legislator Howard Van Rensselaer.

Cattaraugus Department of the Aging joins Local Meals on Wheels Organizations Across the Country to Celebrate the 14th Annual Community Champions Day.

Robert’s Story on How Meals on Wheels Saved His Life

News from Aging posted on Thu, 03/24/2016 - 6:06pm

Today we heard Robert’s story on how Meals on Wheels ‘saved his life’. A few weeks ago, Bob Neal and John Fellows delivered meals to Robert & noticed he wasn’t well. They reported their concerns to Randolph Senior Wellness and Nutrition site manager, Janice. Janice contacted Robert’s family and Robert was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia.

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