News from Aging

Holiday Party schedule at County Nutrition Sites

News from Aging posted on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:32am

Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, has announced plans for the Senior Wellness and Nutrition program holiday meals in December. Mrs. Mackay declared, “Dining with friends at a nutrition site is more fun than riding in Santa’s sleigh on Christmas night!”

Urgent need for Meals on Wheels Volunteers in Randolph

News from Aging posted on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 5:40pm

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition program needs your help. We are currently looking for volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels in the Randolph area. The meals are picked up at the Randolph nutrition site which is open Monday through Friday. Most volunteers deliver 7 to 12 meals once a week and it takes about one hour (10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.) to complete a delivery route. There is also a need for volunteers to assist at the congregate site by setting tables, assisting in food prep, and cleaning up after lunch.

November is National Family Caregivers Month

News from Aging posted on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 5:38pm

As we approach the holiday season, there is much to prepare for - readying the house for guests, decorating, traveling, baking, cooking, shopping and wrapping gifts.  For the estimated 65 million caregivers, these yearly tasks may seem impossible. Their days are already filled with managing their own lives, plus the life of the person they are caring for. Add to this the stress of the holidays, and some caregivers may find themselves at their breaking point.  

Cattaraugus County Nutrition Sites to Host Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner

News from Aging posted on Thu, 11/13/2014 - 5:28pm

Are you over 60 and love turkey, stuffing, and all the traditional fixings but don’t want to spend the time or money to cook an enormous meal? If so, the Cattaraugus County Senior Nutrition Program has just the answer.

2014 Senior Forum Follow-up

News from Aging posted on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 4:18pm
Legislator Earl McElfresh presenting at the Dept. of Aging's 2014 Senior Forum

Legislator Earl McElfresh presenting at the Dept. of Aging's 2014 Senior Forum

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging held its Twentieth (20th) Annual Senior Forum and Public Hearing at Ellicottville Central School on August 21, 2014.  Breakfast and lunch were provided by the department’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition program. Approximately 125 seniors attended the event.

During the public hearing portion of the event, Director Cathy Mackay reviewed the programs and services that were provided to Cattaraugus County seniors during the previous year. She also discussed future trends in programming and funding.  

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) 2014-2015 Season Opens Nov. 17, 2014

News from Aging posted on Fri, 09/05/2014 - 3:13pm

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. 

20th Annual Public Hearing and Senior Forum

News from Aging posted on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:12am

Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, has announced that the agency’s Twentieth (20th) Annual Senior Forum and Public Hearing will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014, at the Ellicottville 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.

Cattaraugus County Saves Residents More than $300,000 with ProAct Prescription Discount Card

News from Aging posted on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:55pm

In May 2012, Cattaraugus County and ProAct implemented a free prescription discount card program for all county residents. Over the course of two years, Cattaraugus County residents have achieved a combined savings of over $300,000 on nearly 5,400 prescriptions filled. 

3rd Quarter Birthday Party Celebrations Announced

News from Aging posted on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:09am

Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, has announced plans for the upcoming quarterly birthday party, 3rd Quarter of 2014, to be held at the Senior Wellness and Nutrition sites located throughout the county.

2014 Senior Farmers Market Coupon Distribution Schedule

News from Aging posted on Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:35am

Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, has announced that Cattaraugus County has been awarded 660 Senior Farmers Market coupon booklets, valued at $13,200. 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.

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