News from Aging
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition (SWAN) program, along with elected officials throughout Cattaraugus County, recently participated in the 2018 March for Meals’ annual Community Champions Campaign. Across the United States, Meals on Wheels programs enlisted elected officials, local celebrities, and other prominent figures to deliver meals, speak out for seniors, and raise awareness of the power of Meals on Wheels.
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) needs your help. There is an immediate need for volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels in the Salamanca area.
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging's Senior Wellness and Nutrition program needs your help. There is an immediate need for volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels in the Olean area.
The Olean Senior Wellness and Nutrition site is located in the John Ash Community Center, 112 North Barry Street in Olean. Meals on Wheels are delivered out of this location Monday through Friday. Most volunteers deliver 10-16 meals once a week and it takes about one hour to complete a delivery route.
Free tax help available through Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program
The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program was created to provide FREE tax assistance to area seniors, but is open to anyone else in the Cattaraugus County community who is in need.
Trained volunteers will help prepare and e-file state and federal income tax returns. Appointments are required.
The Alzheimer's Association Western New York Chapter will oversee a three-year, $4.5 million dollar grant from the New York State Department of Health to expand dementia caregiving initiatives across seven counties.
On Tuesday, December 19, staff from the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging received a donation from Paul Brown Chevrolet for their Meals on Wheels/Friends of Aging Foundation Fund. The folks at Paul Brown Chevy wanted to give back to the community to a program that could be positively impacted at this holiday season. This past year, over 112,000 meals were provided to elderly Cattaraugus County residents.
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging is sponsoring a series of holiday luncheons for caregivers and their loved one receiving care. If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, you and your loved one are invited to join us for a free holiday luncheon.
Please RSVP to the Department of the Aging at 716-373-8032.
This is a time to celebrate both you and your loved one with a memory iimpairment, and a moment to take some time out during the busy holiday season!
We hope you can join us!
Western New York Alzheimer's Caregiver Partnership
As a member of Meals on Wheels America, Cattaraugus County Dept of the Aging's Senior Wellness & Nutrition Program is proud to participate in Subaru of America, Inc.’s annual Share the Love Event to help raise critical funds needed to support our local seniors.
When you buy or lease a new Subaru this holiday season, we hope you’ll choose Meals on Wheels as the recipient of a $250 donation.
Learn more at www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove.
Do you provide care for an elder relative or loved one? Do you wonder where you can find the help you need? Join other caregivers, including adult children, spouses and partners for these FREE informational phone sessions on caregiving (from the comfort of your home).