News from Aging
Do you help care for an older relative or friend? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed from juggling your own life and the responsibilities of caregiving?
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As people get older, they are less able to adapt to high temperatures. As a result, the heat might exacerbate any medical conditions
Certain health problems could increase the risk of the body overheating. These include:
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.
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition (SWAN) program, along with elected officials throughout Cattaraugus County, recently participated in the 2018 March for Meals’ annual Community Champions Campaign. Across the United States, Meals on Wheels programs enlisted elected officials, local celebrities, and other prominent figures to deliver meals, speak out for seniors, and raise awareness of the power of Meals on Wheels.
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) needs your help. There is an immediate need for volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels in the Salamanca area.
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging's Senior Wellness and Nutrition program needs your help. There is an immediate need for volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels in the Olean area.
The Olean Senior Wellness and Nutrition site is located in the John Ash Community Center, 112 North Barry Street in Olean. Meals on Wheels are delivered out of this location Monday through Friday. Most volunteers deliver 10-16 meals once a week and it takes about one hour to complete a delivery route.