News from Aging
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects and Directions of Independent Living in Olean are pleased to announce a new NY Connects partnership which is housed in the Department of the Aging office in the Olean County Building.
NY Connects is a program that is designed to provide Cattaraugus County residents with free, easy, and local access to information and assistance for anyone exploring available options for long-term care, regardless of age or income.
Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects, has announced that Cattaraugus County has been awarded 840 Senior Farmers Market coupon booklets valued at $16,800. 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.
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging commemorates WEAAD (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day) on June 15, 2017. This year’s theme is: One person. One action. One Nation. United against elder abuse.
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is warning consumers of a fake ticket email hoax meant to collect personal information. Please share the below with colleagues, older adults and their families, and others who may be interested.
May is Older Americans Month. Throughout the month, the Cattaraugus County Dept. of the Aging has been identifying older adults within the community that are living life to the fullest and "AGING OUT LOUD". Hundreds of seniors attended this month's RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) gala and spent two days being recognized for all the amazing contributions they make to our county. This week, Department of Aging staff caught up with 101 year old Mecanna Metzler.
Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new or second start. Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits you best.
Through the Western New York Alzheimer’s Caregiver Partnership (WNYACP), partners Catholic Charities of Buffalo, the Alzheimer’s Association, Western New York Chapter, and seven county Offices for the Aging in WNY, are helping caregivers of persons with dementia.
Supported by a New York State Department of Health grant, WNYACP assists residents of Erie, Niagara, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee and Wyoming counties.
The Cattaraugus County Department of Aging/NY Connects has an immediate opening for an Aging Services Aide. This is a provisional part-time position and will primarily involve phone and clerical functions.
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