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Free Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes

News from Aging, NY Connects posted on Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:09pm
Are you providing care for a relative or friend? Free powerful tools for caregiv

Are you providing care for a relative or friend? Free powerful tools for caregiver classes

Are you providing care for a 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.

Announces 2016 Senior Farmers Market Coupon Distribution Schedule

News from Aging posted on Tue, 06/28/2016 - 1:56pm
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 760 Senior Farmers Market coupon booklets, valued at $15,200. 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.

Letters Alert Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries to Missed Benefits

News from Aging posted on Mon, 05/23/2016 - 2:27pm

Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects Can Help Older Adults Enroll

Beginning this week, Medicare beneficiaries will receive a letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) if they may be eligible for help with their out-of-pocket medical and drug expenses. Cathy Mackay, Director of Department of the Aging/NY Connects, encourages beneficiaries who receive these letters to take action to learn more about the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) and Extra Help.

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.

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