Death at the Dinner Table

News from Aging posted on Fri, 03/28/2014 - 4:40pm

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.

Sheriff's Office Offers Hunter's Education Class in Ellicottville

News from Sheriff's Office posted on Fri, 03/28/2014 - 3:09pm

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.

Elected Officials Participate in Community Champions Day

News from Aging posted on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:00pm
Carol, a volunteer and Legislator Paula Stockman at the South Dayton SWAN site

Carol, a volunteer and Legislator Paula Stockman at the South Dayton SWAN site

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:

3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk for Emotional Health and Physical Wellness at the Olean YMCA

News from Community Services posted on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:39pm

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!!!

Senior Nutrition Program Awarded $2,500 Grant from Subaru and MOWAA

News from Aging posted on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:06am

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.

Updated Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan for Cattaraugus County

News from Planning posted on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:09am

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.

NYS Legislature Proposes Increased Funding for At-Home Programs for Seniors

News from Aging posted on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 3:14pm

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.

Equine Classes in Delevan NY

News from Economic Development, Planning and Tourism posted on Sat, 03/08/2014 - 1:09pm

So you think you want to own a Horse?

Or you just have questions about the one you own?

You are invited to attend informational classes at the Delevan Library, 28 School Street, Delevan, New York.<--break->

Funding Available For Youth Programs

News from Youth Bureau posted on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 2:46pm

The Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau is responsible for the administration of funding for various youth programs throughout Cattaraugus County. These funds originate from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

Falls Prevention Efforts in Cattaraugus County

News from Aging posted on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 2:09pm

Older adults across the U.S. are discovering that many falls are preventable, and if they take action to prevent falls, they can maintain their independence much longer. Moreover, falls prevention programs in many communities like ours are helping older adults to begin controlling falls risk by changing some daily habits and making simple modifications around the home.

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