News from Aging

Aging's Evidence-based Intervention Plans are working

News from Aging posted on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 4:06pm

The Cattaraugus County Department of Aging has a news article about using six distinct evidence-based programs in its work with older adults and their families.

"I really believe in these [EBI programs]. We have seen them drastically change a person's life for the better," said County Office for the Aging Director Catherine Mackay.

County Department of the Aging case manager, Ellen Herner, is lead case manager for a number of the county's EBI programs, and uses four model programs in her practice, said Mackay.

Cattaraugus County Meals on Wheels Program Recognized Nationally

News from Aging posted on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 3:50pm
Subaru decorated by the Dept. of Aging at the 2012 Santa Claus Lane Parade

Subaru decorated by the Dept. of Aging at the 2012 Santa Claus Lane Parade

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging was recently recognized at the national level for their successful efforts in the “Share Your Love” campaign sponsored by Subaru and the Meals on Wheels Association of America.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) 2013-2014 Season Opens November 18, 2013

News from Aging posted on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:21pm

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging will be assisting individuals age 60 and over with HEAP applications. Senior citizens in Cattaraugus County that received a regular HEAP benefit last HEAP season will receive an application by mail this year.

Maximum income eligibility guidelines are $2,175 per month for a household of one, and $2,844 for a two-person household. Higher income limits exist for larger households.

Cattaraugus County Saves Residents More than $200,000 with ProAct Prescription Discount Card

News from Aging posted on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:33am

The ProAct Prescription Discount Card Program is designed to provide individuals with little or no prescription coverage access to affordable medications. Since Cattaraugus County implemented the discount card back in May of 2012, residents have collectively filled more than 3,700 prescriptions and saved more than $200,000.

Quarterly Birthday and Halloween Party

News from Aging posted on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:21am

Trick or treat? A Halloween party and a birthday party on the same day…definitely a treat!

Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, has announced plans for the upcoming quarterly birthday party to be held at the senior wellness and nutrition (SWAN) sites. The birthday party will be held in conjunction with Halloween, and seniors are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costume. The parties will be held on Thursday, October 31, and will celebrate the birthdays of people born during the months of October, November and December. Mrs. Mackay said, “This is a great time for people to get together and celebrate one another’s birthdays. If you have never had the opportunity to visit the nutrition site and it is your birthday, we would like to invite you to attend this celebration.”

Year One Report released for the Care Transitions of WNY

News from Aging posted on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:00pm

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging is pleased to announce the release of the Care Transitions of Western New York Coalition Year One Report. The report details the major milestones achieved since the coalition first launched efforts to improve patients’ transition from hospital to home.

19th Annual Public Hearing and Senior Forum

News from Aging posted on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 10:06am

Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, has announced that the agency’s Nineteenth (19th) Annual Senior Forum and Public Hearing will be held Thursday, August 15, 2013, at the Ellicottville 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.

Upcoming Quarterly Birthday Party

News from Aging posted on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 4:35pm

“We are always the same age inside.” - Gertrude Stein

Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, has announced plans for the upcoming quarterly birthday party to be held at the Senior Wellness and Nutrition sites. The birthday party will be held on Thursday, July 25, and will celebrate the birthdays of people born during the months of July, August, and September. Mrs. Mackay said, “This is a great time for people to get together and celebrate one another’s birthdays. If you have never had the opportunity to visit the nutrition site in your community and it is your birthday, we would like to invite you to attend this celebration.”

Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed in Salamanca Area

News from Aging posted on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 2:16pm

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition program is currently in need of Meals on Wheels volunteers in the Salamanca area. The meals are picked up by volunteers at Cattaraugus Community Action, located at 25 Jefferson Street. Most volunteers deliver 7 to 12 meals once per week. It takes about one hour (10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.) to complete a route. Mileage reimbursement is available for volunteers age 55 and over.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed in Olean / Hinsdale Area

News from Aging posted on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 4:53pm

If you have ever thought about donating your time to a worthy cause- here is your chance! Delivering Meals on Wheels is a great way to serve your community. This would be an excellent opportunity for area businesses or organizations to serve their community as well!

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