News from Aging

Catholic Charities, Partners Embark on Collaborative Caregiver Initiative Designed to Expand Safety Net in Seven Counties

News from Aging posted on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 5:39pm

Service Network Includes Erie County Senior Services and WNY Alzheimer’s Association

 

Buffalo, N.Y., Dec. 14, 2015 – Catholic Charities of Buffalo and its eight partners are mobilizing for a January 1 start for the comprehensive Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative, the result of a $7.5 million award announced recently by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

Be Part of Film Review for National Caregiver Month

News from Aging posted on Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:38am

November is National Caregiver Month and in honor of this, the Cattaraugus County Department of Aging/NY Connects will sponsor viewing of the documentary “Being Mortal.” This documentary explores the intersection of life, death, medicine and what matters in the end.

21st Annual Public Hearing and Senior Forum

News from Aging posted on Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:32pm

Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects, has announced that the agency’s Twenty-First (21st) Annual Senior Forum and Public Hearing will be held Thursday, August 20, 2015, at the Franklinville Elementary School beginning at 9:00 a.m. The forum is open to all persons age 60 and older who are residents of Cattaraugus County.

2015 Senior Farmers Market Coupon Distribution Schedule

News from Aging posted on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:13pm

Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects, has announced that Cattaraugus County has been awarded 800 Senior Farmers Market coupon booklets, valued at $16,000. 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.

Robocall SCAM Targets Older New Yorkers

News from Aging posted on Sat, 06/27/2015 - 8:48am

The New York State Office for Aging has been made aware of a new robocall scam that attempts to lure older New Yorkers into providing their personal information over the phone. The voice on the robocall identifies itself as the New York State Office for the Aging and asks the individual answering the phone to  press a button if someone in the home is over 65 and would be interested in receiving a free Medic Alert pin and $3000 in coupons for food or other items.  
 

Free Diabetes Prevention Program

News from Aging posted on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:32am

The Cattaraugus County Department of Aging/NY Connects will be offering a Diabetes Prevention Program, FREE, for anyone 18 years of age or older who is at risk for developing diabetes or has been diagnosed with pre-diabetes.

Upcoming Free Powerful Tools for Caregiver Classes

News from Aging posted on Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:36pm

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? If so, you may benefit from our FREE Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes.

June 15 was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

News from Aging posted on Mon, 06/15/2015 - 4:15pm
employees wearing purple to support elder abuse awareness and prevention

pictured are Cattaraugus County DSS and Aging employees wearing purple to support elder abuse awareness and prevention

June 15 was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.

Outstanding Volunteer Community Contribution Award Recipients

News from Aging posted on Thu, 06/04/2015 - 12:22pm
David Rodkey, Beverly Miller (Award recipient) and Cathy Mackay

David Rodkey, RSVP Program Director; Beverly Miller (Award Recipient); Cathy Mackay, Director, Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) announced their Outstanding Volunteer Community Contribution Award recipients before a gathering of more than 300 people at the 42nd Annual Retired Senior Volunteer Recognition Reception held in May at the Great Valley Banquet Hall. This year the RSVP Advisory Council selected volunteers Stella Balcerzak and Beverly Miller.

Local volunteers nominated for NYS Senior Citizens Award

News from Aging posted on Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:34am

The Cattaraugus County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has nominated two volunteers, Judi Blair and Jim White, for the 2015 New York State Senior Citizen’s Award. The theme for this year’s award is “Unleash the Power of Age.” This award is to recognize older New Yorkers who have demonstrated the power of making a difference through civic engagement. Each county has the opportunity to nominate two volunteers. The winners will be honored in Albany on May 5, 2015.

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