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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.

Senior Wellness and Nutrition Program Awarded $2,000 Share The Love Grant from Meals on Wheels America

News from Aging posted on Thu, 03/03/2016 - 12:36pm

Subaru's eighth Share the Love Event supports Cattaraugus County seniors! The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging's Senior Wellness and Nutrition program is proud to announce it has received a $2,000 grant from Meals on Wheels America

Free Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes

News from Aging posted on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 7:23pm

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.

Monthly Caregiver Support Group

News from Aging posted on Thu, 01/21/2016 - 5:50pm

Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging Offering Monthly Caregiver Support Group

It has been said there are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.

A caregiver can be defined as a person who assists another with any of the following: bathing, housekeeping, grocery shopping, bill paying, organizing medications, providing transportation, providing day-to-day company, and/or giving any other assistance the care recipient may need.

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.

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