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The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging is celebrating AmeriCorps Volunteer Week March 13 through March 19. The Department of the Aging’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has been part of the national AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer program since 1973, and thousands of Cattaraugus County volunteers have served during this time in a…
Each year, the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition program participates in the Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America – one of four national Share the Love charitable partners supported through the campaign. This year, under the direction of Mr. John Butler, Cattaraugus County…
Celebrated every November, National Family Caregivers Month is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers. Every year, 4.1 million New Yorkers assume the role of caregiver at some…
Join us for a brief presentation about the Center for Elder Law & Justice (CELJ), hosted by the Cattaraugus County Department of Aging and the Olean Senior Center! An attorney/paralegal team from CELJ will be available afterward to offer free "done in a day" legal assistance to seniors regarding most civil legal matters, including: Debt…
Helping senior citizens protect themselves against scams is the goal of two fraud prevention workshops that Senator George Borrello is hosting in Allegany and Cattaraugus counties. Representatives will be discussing common scams and discussing strategies seniors can use to protect themselves from various types of identity theft, credit card and…
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition Program needs your help. We are currently looking for volunteers in the Olean and Salamanca areas.  Meals on Wheels are delivered before noon Monday through Friday. Most volunteers deliver about 16 meals once a week and it takes …
Residents please read the article, from the Federal Trade Commission, on how to avoid the growing number of COVID-19 Vaccine scams.
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging wants to recognize National Family Caregivers Month as a time to honor caregivers’ selflessness and extend our gratitude for improving the lives of others.  This is a salute to the generosity and sacrifices caregivers in our community make each and every day.  We encourage caregivers to be…
A Message from the Director, Cathy Mackay, of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging. The world is kind of a scary place right now. With people hunkering down and practicing social distancing, it is giving us more time to sit in front of our televisions and watch the news tickers. Watching the endless updates can be addictive. It can also…
FREE TAX HELP AVAILABLE THROUGH TAX COUNSELING FOR THE ELDERLY (TCE) PROGRAM   The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program was created to provide FREE tax assistance to area seniors, but is open to anyone else in the Cattaraugus County community who is in need. Trained volunteers will help prepare and e-file state and federal…
On December 12, 2019, community members in Randolph rallied around the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging to help assemble 1,800 blizzard bag meals for homebound older adults throughout the county. “Blizzard bags” are bags containing three shelf-stable meals for homebound older adults to use when Meals on Wheels cannot be delivered due to…
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN RANDOLPH FOR BLIZZARD BAG PACKING PARTY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition program is asking the Randolph community to donate an hour or two of their time to Share the Love and Nourish their Neighbors at a Blizzard Bag Packing Party. The event will be held on…
Cattaraugus County Senior Wellness & Nutrition Program joins Meals on Wheels America and Subaru of America, Inc. in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season The 12th annual Subaru Share the Love® Event will help deliver nutritious meals and compassion to Cattaraugus County seniors   Olean, NY – The Cattaraugus County Senior Wellness &…
Have you ever felt the desire to help your community during a time of emergency or disaster? The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging and the Cattaraugus County Health Department are pleased to announce new volunteer opportunities throughout the county working as a Disaster Preparedness Advocate. These volunteers will assist in a variety of…
Rosalynn Carter has been widely quoted as saying, "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 a caregiver." A caregiver is anyone who provides care for another person in need, such as a child, an aging parent, a…

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