June 15 was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.
Nineteen people, who were receiving public assistance benefits, are now employed, thanks to the efforts of Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services staff.
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) announced their Outstanding Volunteer Community Contribution Award recipients before a gathering of more than 300 people at the 42nd Annual Retired Senior Volunteer Recognition Reception held in May at the Great Valley Banquet Hall. This year the RSVP Advisory Council selected volunteers Stella Balcerzak and Beverly Miller.
The Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services is pleased to join the New York State Bureau of Adult Services in recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Monday June 15, 2015 and asks Cattaraugus County residents to show their support by wearing purple to work that day.
The Office of Emergency Services has added an American Heart Assoication (CPR) Instructor Course to the Course schedule. Individuals who maybe interested in this course should visit the Emergency Services EMS Training webpage at www.cattco.org/ems-training or by clicking here and review the AHA Instructor Course Information & Application Packet.
All interested individuals should submit an application to enroll in the course to the Office of Emergency Services no later than June 5, 2015.