News from Aging

Caregiver Teleseminars

News from Aging posted on Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:58am
2017 Nov. Caregivers Teleseminar

2017 Nov. Caregivers Teleseminar

Do you provide care for an elder relative or loved one? Do you wonder where you can find the help you need? Join other caregivers, including adult children, spouses and partners for these FREE informational phone sessions on caregiving (from the comfort of your home).

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) 2017-2018 Season Opens November 13

News from Aging posted on Wed, 11/08/2017 - 9:02am

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging will be assisting individuals age 60 and over with HEAP applications.

NYS Office for the Aging Reminds Older New Yorkers that Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15

News from Aging posted on Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:38pm

Older adults with Medicare encouraged to review current health plan and prescription drug coverage options.

Medicare Workshops for Open Enrollment 2018

News from Aging posted on Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:07pm

Due to the overwhelming increase in the demand for Medicare open enrollment assistance, the Department of the Aging will be offering Medicare Workshops to help individuals make informed decisions regarding Medicare supplemental insurance.

Need Help with your Medicare Plan Comparisons for Open Enrollment?

News from Aging posted on Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:17am

Join Department of the Aging staff at a WORKSHOP to find the best plan for your insurance needs!

Social Adult Day Care Programs Available

News from Aging posted on Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:54pm

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 - 11:28am
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 - 8:54am

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 - 1:30pm
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 - 9:42am
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.