News from Aging

Senior Citizens to read this Fraud Alert regarding Durable Medical Equipment

News from Aging posted on Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:06pm

Anne Parks, Cattaraugus County's Medicare Health Insurance Coordinator through the Department of Aging, encourages Senior Citizens to read this Fraud Alert regarding Durable Medical Equipment.

Dept. of Aging Celebrates 15th Annual March for Meals

News from Aging posted on Tue, 03/28/2017 - 9:40am
March for Meals: Carol Winsor and Olean Mayor Aiello

March for Meals: Carol Winsor and Olean Mayor Aiello

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition program held Community Champions Day on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, as part of Meals on Wheels of America’s March for Meals campaign.

Community Forum on "Effective Communication Strategies" by the Alzheimer's Association

News from Aging posted on Wed, 03/08/2017 - 1:54pm
You're Not Alone

You're Not Alone

St. Paul’s of Ellicottville in conjunction with the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging / NY Connects is pleased to invite you to a Community Forum on Saturday, March 25, 2017 beginning at 10am at St. Paul’s in Ellicottville.

Department of the Aging / NY Connects to Host Diabetes Self-Management Class

News from Aging, NY Connects posted on Tue, 01/31/2017 - 2:25pm

Do you have diabetes? Are you unsure about how to best handle this ongoing health condition? Join the Department of the Aging/NY Connects for a 6-week class designed to help you discover fresh, practical ways to live better and healthier.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers needed for Franklinville and Gowanda Area

News from Aging posted on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:25pm
Meals on Wheels volunteers loading a vehicle in Cattaraugus County

Meals on Wheels volunteers loading a vehicle in Cattaraugus County

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 Franklinville and Gowanda areas.

Olean Senior Center to Host Christmas Karaoke Party and Gift Exchange on December 15

News from Aging posted on Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:53am

The Olean Senior Center and the Department of the Aging’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition program will be coming together on December 15 to offer a Christmas Karaoke party.

Increased Support for Caregivers - National Family Caregivers Month

News from Aging, NY Connects posted on Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:20pm
November is National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Every November, during National Family Caregiver Month, the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects recognizes the tireless work of caregivers that is often overlooked.

Urgent Need for Meals on Wheels Volunteers in Salamanca

News from Aging posted on Thu, 11/03/2016 - 11:02am
Photo from a "Mayors for Meals" meal delivery

Photo from a "Mayors for Meals" meal delivery

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 Salamanca area.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) 2016-2017 Season Opens Nov. 14

News from Aging posted on Thu, 11/03/2016 - 10:33am

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.

September is National Preparedness Month

News from Aging, Health posted on Fri, 09/16/2016 - 7:41pm

If an emergency occurred tomorrow, would you be ready?

September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by FEMA, National Preparedness Month recognizes the need to educate citizens to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, in conjunction with the Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services, can provide you with many tips on how to keep yourself and your elderly loved ones prepared in case of a local disaster.