News from Aging

Diabetes Self-Management Classes to begin on April 21

News from Aging, NY Connects posted on Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:47am
Flyer for Living Healthy with Diabetes 6-week workshop starting in April 2016

Flyer for Living Healthy with Diabetes 6-week workshop starting in April 2016

Do you have diabetes? Are you unsure about how to best handle this ongoing health condition? JOIN US! Discover fresh, practical ways to live better and healthier. Learn the tools to manage and take control of your health.

Offering Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes

News from Aging, NY Connects posted on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:27am
Promo image for Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes in Cattaraugus County

Promo image for Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes in Cattaraugus County

Are you tired, anxious or in pain? Are you unsure about how to best handle an ongoing health condition? JOIN US! Discover fresh, practical ways to live better and healthier.

Celebrate the 14th Annual Community Champions Day

News from Aging posted on Thu, 03/24/2016 - 6:25pm
Larry and Jack (Meals on Wheels volunteers), Howard Van Rensselaer (Legislator)

From left to right, the first two gentlemen are Larry and Jack, Meals on Wheels volunteers. The gentleman on the far right is Cattaraugus County Legislator Howard Van Rensselaer.

Cattaraugus Department of the Aging joins Local Meals on Wheels Organizations Across the Country to Celebrate the 14th Annual Community Champions Day.

Robert’s Story on How Meals on Wheels Saved His Life

News from Aging posted on Thu, 03/24/2016 - 6:06pm

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.

Healthy Living Consortium Working to Make County Healthier

News from Aging, Health posted on Thu, 03/24/2016 - 5:49pm
Two representatives from the mentor community of Williamson, W.V. met with ...

Two representatives from the mentor community of Williamson, W.V. met with several members of the Salamanca community March 17 at the Holiday Inn Express prior to the Healthy Living Consortium held in Olean. A photo taken at the consortium shows (front, from left): Dr. Kevin Watkins, Cattaraugus County Public Health Director; Cathy Mackay, Cattaraugus County Department of Aging Director; Maria Arnot, Healthy in the Hills, Williamson, W. Va.; Jenny Hudson, Director of Outreach, Williamson, W. Va.

From the Salamanca Press "Healthy Living Consortium Working to Make County Healthier" By Deb Everts, Press Reporter
Prior to the Healthy Living Consortium held in Olean March 17, two representatives from the “mentor” community of Williamson, W. Va., met with several members of the Salamanca community at Holiday Inn Express.

HEAP Components have been Extended into April

News from Aging, Social Services posted on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 12:19pm

The New York State Office of Temporary Disability Assistance has announced that components of the 2015-16 Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) have been extended to Friday, April 8, 2016.

Alert: Door-to-Door Scam Targeting Area Residents

News from Aging posted on Thu, 03/03/2016 - 12:51pm
Door-to-Door Scam asking to see billing information

Door-to-Door Scam asking to see billing information

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects has been alerted to a possible scam targeting residents in the Olean area. The report states an individual has been going door-to-door asking residents to see their NYSEG bill.

Senior Wellness and Nutrition Program Awarded $2,000 Share The Love Grant from Meals on Wheels America

News from Aging posted on Thu, 03/03/2016 - 12:36pm

Subaru's eighth Share the Love Event supports Cattaraugus County seniors! The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging's Senior Wellness and Nutrition program is proud to announce it has received a $2,000 grant from Meals on Wheels America

Free Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes

News from Aging posted on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 7:23pm

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.

Monthly Caregiver Support Group

News from Aging posted on Thu, 01/21/2016 - 5:50pm

Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging Offering Monthly Caregiver Support Group

It has been said there are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.

A caregiver can be defined as a person who assists another with any of the following: bathing, housekeeping, grocery shopping, bill paying, organizing medications, providing transportation, providing day-to-day company, and/or giving any other assistance the care recipient may need.

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