News from Aging

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.

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.

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