News from Aging
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).
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging will be assisting individuals age 60 and over with HEAP applications.
Older adults with Medicare encouraged to review current health plan and prescription drug coverage options.
Due to the overwhelming increase in the demand for Medicare open enrollment assistance, the Department of the Aging will be offering Medicare Workshops to help individuals make informed decisions regarding Medicare supplemental insurance.
Join Department of the Aging staff at a WORKSHOP to find the best plan for your insurance needs!
Do you help an older 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.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6 week course sponsored by the Cattaraugus County Department of Aging and New York Connects. During this FREE 6 week course, you will learn to: reduce your stress; improve your self-confidence; better communicate your feelings; balance your life; increase your ability to make tough decisions; and, locate helpful resources.
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects has completed the regular distribution schedule and has 80 farmer market coupon booklets remaining.
The Cattaraugus County Department of Aging/NY Connects will be offering a Diabetes Prevention Program, FREE, for anyone 18 years of age or older, at-risk or diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Classes will begin Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 10:00-11:00 AM and continue every Tuesday for 16 weeks, with additional support classes monthly after the 16 weekly classes. The program will be held at the Center for Regional Excellence, 4039 Route 219, Suite 200, Salamanca, NY 14779. To register, call Stacy Lockwood at (716) 373-8032.
Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects, has announced that the agency’s Twenty-Third (23rd) Annual Senior Forum and Public Hearing will be held Thursday, August 17, 2017, at the Ellicottville Senior High 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 provided by Sysco Foods, and afternoon entertainment.