The Cattaraugus County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has nominated two volunteers, Mary Martello and Betty Jean Greene, for the 2014 New York State Senior Citizen’s Award entitled, “Unleash the Power of Age.” This award is to recognize older New Yorkers who have demonstrated the power of making a difference through civic engagement. Each county has the opportunity to nominate two volunteers for this prestigious award.
The Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services will recognize April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month with special events to draw attention to this important issue. On Friday, April 4 county workers will draw attention to the cause by wearing something blue to work. Also, those driving by the county's Olean office building in April will see numerous blue pinwheels on the lawn as Cattaraugus County will participate in the New York State Office of Child and Family Service's “Pinwheels for Prevention” campaign.
The popular Civil War Event Series will return this summer to the Cattaraugus County Museum! As we mark the fourth year of the Civil War sesquicentennial, we are proud to announce an exciting schedule of events. Beginning on June 12, there will be evening programming every 2nd and 4th Thursday, June through August; all programs at 7:00pm.
The full schedule is:
A bold new dining trend is being unleashed in communities all across the U.S. “Let’s Have Dinner and Talk About Death” (LHD) launched in August 2013, and since that time health care professionals have been chomping at the bit to host their own macabre meals. Here in Cattaraugus County, the first such event is about to take place.
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a hunters’ education class for the gun portion only on the following dates and time: Monday, April 14, 2014 and Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The class will be held at the Ellicottville Fire Department.
There is no charge for the class. Participants must attend both days of instruction to receive a certificate. It is preferable that participants be at least 12 years of age. If a parent wants an 11-year-old to take the class, the parent must attend and sit with the child on both days.
Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, announced today that as part of the 2014 March for Meals campaign, the department’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition (SWAN) program hosted Community Champions Day on Wednesday, March 19, at the nutrition sites located throughout Cattaraugus County. Formerly known as Mayors for Meals Day, Community Champions Day is a day when elected officials deliver Meals on Wheels along with the volunteers.
This year the following officials participated:
Join us for the 3rd annual 5K Run/Walk for physically and emotionally healthy kids to support the Cattaraugus County Suicide Prevention Coalition. The race starts at 9 AM at the Olean YMCA on Saturday April 26, 2014. Join us for tons of activities and free giveaways following the race for Healthy Kids Day!!!
Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, is pleased to announce that their Senior Wellness and Nutrition (SWAN) program was recently awarded a $2,500 grant from Subaru of America as part of Subaru’s “Share the Love” event.
The Community Transportation Coalition of Cattaraugus County has completed its 2014 Update to the 2009 Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan for Cattaraugus County.
Every day, seniors and their caregivers reach out to their local offices for the aging and community agencies for information, assistance, and services. Now they have a better chance of receiving those services, thanks to the New York State Legislature.