The Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, along with the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, the Cattaraugus County Farm Bureau, the Cattaraugus County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board will host the Third Annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the West Valley Fire Hall, 9091 Route 240, West Valley, NY.
Cattaraugus County is home to a vibrant and diverse agricultural industry.
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition (SWAN) program needs your help. During the winter months we have an increased need for people to deliver home meals and at the same time, our program has a smaller pool of volunteers to help.
[Little Valley, NY]- The Super Bowl is one of America’s most highly anticipated sports events, when friends and family gather in homes, bars and restaurants to celebrate. As Super Bowl Sunday approaches and football fans across the country prepare for the game, the U.S.
Do you need some relief from the cold and dark days of winter? If so, please join us at a senior nutrition site near you for the quarterly birthday party to be held on Thursday, January 30th. (The Little Valley location will hold their party on Friday, January 31.)
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, and 2014 will be the 14th year of operation for the site in the village of Cattaraugus. The service will begin February 5 and will continue until the end of the tax season. The primary mission is to help those ages 50 and older, but no one is ever turned away because of age.
It has been said there are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.
A caregiver can be defined as a person who assists another with any of the following: bathing, housekeeping, grocery shopping, bill paying, organizing medications, providing transportation, providing day-to-day company, and/or giving any other assistance the care recipient may need.
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging has recently logged a number of tips from older adults who have stated that they received calls regarding medical alert devices. The senior citizens indicate that initially the call appears to be a human being, but it is actually a computerized calling system that has a way of responding to key words. The caller states that a medical alert device will be provided at no cost to the senior.
Jolly Old St. Nick recently made a call to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office Program Director Deputy Brian Keis to get an update and final count on the 2013 giving season. He was pleased to hear that fundraising efforts brought in nearly $7,600; a number much higher than last season. Deputy Keis reports that the program provided Christmas presents and dinner for 32 County families a total of 131 men, women, and children. This is 6 more families than last year and is the highest number that the program has seen since it began in 2004. Each year we find a greater need for help in our communities and we do everything possible to provide as many as we can.