Aging

The Department of Aging Provides or assures the provision of needed services to county residents who are age 60 or older.
Call us at 716-373-8032 or if outside the Olean and Salamanca calling areas please call 1-800-462-2901.
Monday - Friday Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

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Department of Aging

1 Leo Moss Drive

Olean, NY 

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Volunteer for Meals on Wheels

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Most volunteers deliver 5-10 meals once a week and it takes about one hour (10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.) to complete a route.
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Urgent need for Meals on Wheels Volunteers Countywide during Winter Months

News from Aging posted on Wed, 01/29/2014 - 12:48pm
Maureen Richardson: Olean Meals on Wheels Volunteer

Maureen Richardson: Olean Meals on Wheels Volunteer

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.

Quarterly Birthday Party

News from Aging posted on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 12:49pm

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.)

Free Tax Help available for Senior Citizens

News from Aging posted on Fri, 01/24/2014 - 5:47pm

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.

Two Monthly Caregiver Support Groups

News from Aging posted on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 6:52pm

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.

Caregiver Support Group Evening Meeting

By: Aging

Date(s): 
Repeats every month on the third Tuesday until Tue Dec 30 2014 .
Tue, 01/21/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 05/20/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 06/17/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 08/19/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 11/18/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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.

It is important to reach out for help as you travel along the caregiving path. Caregivers Supporting Caregivers is a caregiver support group that is offered by the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects twice a month. Read more

Caregiver Support Group Afternoon Meeting

By: Aging

Date(s): 
Repeats every month on the second Tuesday until Tue Dec 30 2014 .
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tue, 04/08/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tue, 06/10/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tue, 07/08/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tue, 10/14/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tue, 11/11/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tue, 12/09/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

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. Read more

Warning for Older Adults of Phone Scam about Medical Alert Devices

News from Aging posted on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 1:11pm

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.

Department of Aging can help you beat the Winter blues

News from Aging posted on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 5:56pm

During the holiday season, many individuals experience increased stress and feelings of isolation. This is especially true for older adults who are struggling to remain independent and in their own homes. Many caregivers and children come home to visit for the holidays and worry about leaving their elderly parents without any assistance in the home. Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging wants to remind individuals and their caregivers that there are a number of programs to help alleviate these concerns.

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