News from Aging

19th Annual Public Hearing and Senior Forum

News from Aging posted on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 9:06am

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 - 3:35pm

“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 - 1:16pm

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 - 3:53pm

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!

2012-2013 Home Energy Assistance Program

News from Aging, Social Services posted on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:42pm
Help with HEAP

Help with HEAP

You may qualify for assistance with your home energy costs this 2012-2013 Winter Season in Cattaraugus County.

Keep the Wheels Rolling for Meals on Wheels Fund Raiser

News from Aging posted on Thu, 06/16/2011 - 1:05pm

Tonight (June 16, 2011) is the night that the Department of the Aging is trying to raise $1830.00 towards a new van and with your help we can do it!

Come to the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Olean from 4 PM to 8 PM.  15% of  the sales will be donated towards our goal!

You may even get the chance to have one of your county legislators or the Mayor of Olean to be your server. Door Prizes every 30 minutes!!

Help our Meals on Wheels program with a click

News from Aging posted on Mon, 12/13/2010 - 4:58pm

Help our local Meals on Wheels program to get additional funding by reading the story about Mr. M and clicking the 'Like' button on that page.

Please do that now.


Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) 2010-2011

News from Aging posted on Wed, 09/22/2010 - 12:14pm

Season opens November 1, 2010

2010 American Volunteer Contest: Vote "Thanks Hank"

News from Aging posted on Tue, 06/15/2010 - 8:44am
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Please vote for Hank Gilbert: "Thanks Hank!"

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Hank Gilbert is a Home Delivered Meal volunteer who delivers meals within the Brookside Community Senior Apartments in Olean, NY.

Each day at 11:30 the meals are dropped off at the apartments and Hank delivers them to the residents. He delivers an average of 250 meals every month.

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Pledge to End Senior Hunger

News from Aging posted on Wed, 03/17/2010 - 12:40pm

The Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is asking everyone to Take the Pledge Against Senior Hunger.

This is not a financial pledge. Only a signature is needed to show your support! Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging's Senior Wellness & Nutrition Program is asking that everyone take the time to stop by the Dept of Aging office & sign the Pledge Table Runner. Pledge Table Runners are also available to sign at any of our 13 Nutrition Sites throughout the county.