News from Aging

Olean Senior Center to Host Christmas Karaoke Party and Gift Exchange on December 15

News from Aging posted on Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:53am

The Olean Senior Center and the Department of the Aging’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition program will be coming together on December 15 to offer a Christmas Karaoke party.

Increased Support for Caregivers - National Family Caregivers Month

News from Aging, NY Connects posted on Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:20pm
November is National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Every November, during National Family Caregiver Month, the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects recognizes the tireless work of caregivers that is often overlooked.

Urgent Need for Meals on Wheels Volunteers in Salamanca

News from Aging posted on Thu, 11/03/2016 - 10:02am
Photo from a "Mayors for Meals" meal delivery

Photo from a "Mayors for Meals" meal delivery

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 Salamanca area.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) 2016-2017 Season Opens Nov. 14

News from Aging posted on Thu, 11/03/2016 - 9:33am

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging will be assisting individuals age 60 and over with HEAP applications. Senior citizens in Cattaraugus County who received a regular HEAP benefit last HEAP season will receive an application by mail this year.

September is National Preparedness Month

News from Aging, Health posted on Fri, 09/16/2016 - 6:41pm

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 - 8:16am

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 - 9:07am
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 - 2:09pm
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 - 12:56pm
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 - 1:27pm

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.

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