News from Aging

NY Connects Partnership Announcement

News from Aging posted on Thu, 07/13/2017 - 6:49am
NY Connects partnership: Catt. Aging and Directions of Independent Living

NY Connects partnership: Catt. Aging and Directions of Independent Living

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects and Directions of Independent Living in Olean are pleased to announce a new NY Connects partnership which is housed in the Department of the Aging office in the Olean County Building.

NY Connects is a program that is designed to provide Cattaraugus County residents with free, easy, and local access to information and assistance for anyone exploring available options for long-term care, regardless of age or income.

Senior Farmers' Market Coupon Distribution Schedule

News from Aging posted on Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:52pm
Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

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.

Aging commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 2017

News from Aging posted on Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:27pm
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Building Strong Support for Elders

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Building Strong Support for Elders

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging commemorates WEAAD (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day) on June 15, 2017. This year’s theme is: One person. One action. One Nation. United against elder abuse.

DMV Warns Consumers of Fake Ticket Email Hoax

News from Aging, DMV posted on Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:07pm
Fake Ticket Email Hoax meant to collect Personal Information. NYS DMV

Fake Ticket Email Hoax meant to collect Personal Information. NYS DMV

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is warning consumers of a fake ticket email hoax meant to collect personal information. Please share the below with colleagues, older adults and their families, and others who may be interested.

Aging Out Loud with Mecanna Metzler

News from Aging posted on Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:18am

May is Older Americans Month. Throughout the month, the Cattaraugus County Dept. of the Aging has been identifying older adults within the community that are living life to the fullest and "AGING OUT LOUD". Hundreds of seniors attended this month's RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) gala and spent two days being recognized for all the amazing contributions they make to our county. This week, Department of Aging staff caught up with 101 year old Mecanna Metzler.

Age Out Loud: Celebrate 2017 Older Americans Month

News from Aging posted on Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:58pm
AGE OUT LOUD! : Older Americans Month, May 2017

AGE OUT LOUD! : Older Americans Month, Age Out Loud: May 2017. Strive for Wellness, Know your Rights, Stay Engaged, Explore New Things

Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new or second start. Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits you best.

WNY Alzheimer's Caregiver Partnership Strives to Prevent Caregiver Burden, Burnout

News from Aging posted on Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:18pm

Through the Western New York Alzheimer’s Caregiver Partnership (WNYACP), partners Catholic Charities of Buffalo, the Alzheimer’s Association, Western New York Chapter, and seven county Offices for the Aging in WNY, are helping caregivers of persons with dementia.

Supported by a New York State Department of Health grant, WNYACP assists residents of Erie, Niagara, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee and Wyoming counties.

Immediate Opening for an Aging Services Aide

News from Aging posted on Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:00pm

The Cattaraugus County Department of Aging/NY Connects has an immediate opening for an Aging Services Aide. This is a provisional part-time position and will primarily involve phone and clerical functions.

Free Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes offered by Aging / NY Connects

News from Aging posted on Fri, 04/07/2017 - 1:34pm
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Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed in Gowanda

News from Aging posted on Tue, 04/04/2017 - 12:17pm

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 Gowanda area.