News from Aging
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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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.