News from Aging

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.

Free SCAM awareness workshop March 26

News from Aging, Sheriff's Office posted on Thu, 03/19/2015 - 1:49pm

Have you been the victim of a scam? Or have you ever been contacted about something you knew was a scam? Unfortunately, the numbers of scams and frauds are growing exponentially. Even worse, scammers are getting smarter with their tactics. The Cattaraugus County Department of Aging/NY Connects and the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department are constantly comparing notes about the kinds of schemes reported in our rural communities.

Free Legal Assistance available for Cattaraugus County Seniors

News from Aging posted on Thu, 02/05/2015 - 12:16pm

Did you know that the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects may be able to help with legal services and/or can provide information about other attorney resources? The Department of the Aging has funding set aside to assist county seniors with priority concerns such as Social Security retirement benefits, family, and survivor benefits; railroad retirement benefits, and health care issues. Legal assistance can be provided for concerns such as eligibility, benefit amounts, and overpayments.

Free Tax Assistance available for Cattaraugus County Senior Citizens

News from Aging posted on Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:41pm

For over 30 years, the Internal Revenue Service and AARP have sponsored the Tax Counseling for the Elderly program which provides free counseling and preparation of tax returns for senior citizens. Beginning February 3, in conjunction with the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects, volunteers will be available to assist county seniors with their taxes. The primary mission of the program is to help those ages 50 and older, but no one is ever turned away because of age.

Urgent Need for Meals on Wheels Volunteers!

News from Aging posted on Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:17am

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition Program needs your help. During the winter some of our dedicated volunteers go south for a deserved break. We are currently looking for volunteers in the Olean, West Valley, Randolph, & Salamanca areas. Most volunteers deliver 7 to 12 meals once a week taking about one hour (10:45am – 11:45am) to complete a route. Limited volunteer mileage reimbursement available through the Cattaraugus County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

NY State Aging Association Welcomes local Director to its Board of Directors

News from Aging posted on Tue, 12/23/2014 - 6:07pm

The Association on Aging in New York elected three Area Agency on Aging Directors to its Board of Directors at its Leadership Institute in October:  Julie Allen Aldrich (Monroe County), Ken Genewick (Niagara County) and Cathy Mackay (Cattaraugus County). Each will serve a two-year term beginning in January of 2015.

Holiday Party schedule at County Nutrition Sites

News from Aging posted on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:32pm

Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, has announced plans for the Senior Wellness and Nutrition program holiday meals in December. Mrs. Mackay declared, “Dining with friends at a nutrition site is more fun than riding in Santa’s sleigh on Christmas night!”

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