News from Aging
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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!
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!!
WE NEED YOU!! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM.
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.
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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.