News from Aging

Social Adult Day Care Programs Available

News from Aging posted on Fri, 09/08/2017 - 1:54pm

Did you know that Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects has multiple funding opportunities for Cattaraugus County residents to attend adult day care programs?

Free Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes start in September

News from Aging posted on Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:28pm
Balance your life. Powerful Tools for Caregivers. Are you providing care for a

Balance your life. Powerful Tools for Caregivers. Are you providing care for a relative or friend? Free Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes.

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.

2017 Senior Farmers Market Coupon Booklets for Cattaraugus County Still Available

News from Aging posted on Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:54am

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects has completed the regular distribution schedule and has 80 farmer market coupon booklets remaining.

Diabetes Prevention Program Starting Up

News from Aging, NY Connects posted on Wed, 08/02/2017 - 2:30pm
Do you have pre-diabetes?

Do you have pre-diabetes?

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.

Announcing the 23rd Annual Senior Forum and Public Hearing

News from Aging posted on Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:42am
23rd Annual Senior Forum 2017, Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging

23rd Annual Senior Forum 2017, Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging is Free and Open to all Senior Citizens, their Caregivers and those interested in Senior Services on Thursday, August 17, 2017 9AM-2PM

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.

NY Connects Partnership Announcement

News from Aging posted on Thu, 07/13/2017 - 7:49am
NY Connects partnership: Catt. Aging and Directions of Independent Living

NY Connects partnership: Catt. Aging and Directions of Independent Living

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.

Senior Farmers' Market Coupon Distribution Schedule

News from Aging posted on Tue, 06/27/2017 - 1:52pm
Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

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.

Aging commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 2017

News from Aging posted on Wed, 06/14/2017 - 5:27pm
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Building Strong Support for Elders

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Building Strong Support for Elders

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.

DMV Warns Consumers of Fake Ticket Email Hoax

News from Aging, DMV posted on Thu, 06/01/2017 - 5:07pm
Fake Ticket Email Hoax meant to collect Personal Information. NYS DMV

Fake Ticket Email Hoax meant to collect Personal Information. NYS DMV

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.

Aging Out Loud with Mecanna Metzler

News from Aging posted on Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:18pm

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.