News from Aging

2012-2013 Home Energy Assistance Program

News from Aging, Social Services posted on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 1:42pm
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 - 2:05pm

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 - 5:58pm

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 - 1:14pm

Season opens November 1, 2010

2010 American Volunteer Contest: Vote "Thanks Hank"

News from Aging posted on Tue, 06/15/2010 - 9:44am
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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 - 1:40pm

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.

Cattaraugus County Prescription Drug Discount Program Saves Residents Money in first 8 weeks

News from Aging posted on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 10:41am

November 17, 2009: During the first 8 weeks since the introduction of the Cattaraugus County free prescription drug discount program, county residents filled 110 prescriptions with the cards at discounts averaging 32% and $19.00 for each prescription, Cherianne Wold announced today.

Step up to the Plate for Meals on Wheels

News from Aging posted on Mon, 11/16/2009 - 11:04am

Logo for Step Up to the Plate for Meals on WheelsCattaraugus County Department of the Aging's Senior Wellness and Nutrition Program is once again participating in the annual "Step Up to the Plate" fundraising campaign.

Introducing the FREE Cattaraugus County Prescription Discount Card

News from Aging posted on Mon, 08/31/2009 - 5:38pm

Introducing the FREE Cattaraugus County Prescription Discount CardSpend Less on your prescriptions with the Cattaraugus County Prescription Discount Card!

Family Assistance Center in Gowanda

News from Aging, Health, Social Services posted on Thu, 08/13/2009 - 4:41pm

Human Services Agencies have a coordinated response to families to assist with a variety of needs. Services will be accessible through the FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTERat the Gowanda Elementary School on Aldrich St. between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M.

Services will include :

  • Food, Water
  • Temporary assistance, food stamps,temporary shelter
  • Information regarding furnace, hot water tank,and appliance replacement.
  • General Health information, assistance with medications, and nursing staff.