News from Aging

Medicare Open Enrollment Workshops

News from Aging posted on Tue, 09/25/2018 - 12:18pm

Join Department of the Aging staff at a COMPUTER WORKSHOP to find the best plan for your insurance needs!! This will be a HANDS ON training to compare plans.

Announcing the 24th Annual Senior Forum and Public Hearing

News from Aging posted on Tue, 08/07/2018 - 12:36pm
Cattaraugus County's Senior Forum 2018 and Public Hearing

Cattaraugus County's Senior Forum 2018 and Public Hearing

Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, has announced the Twenty-Fourth (24th) Annual Senior Forum and Public Hearing will be held Thursday, August 16, 2018, at the Ellicottville Senior High School beginning at 9:00 a.m.  The forum is free and open to all Senior Citizens, their Caregivers, and those interested in Senior Services. 

Free "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" Classes Start in August

News from Aging posted on Mon, 07/16/2018 - 1:58pm

Do you help care for an older relative or friend? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed from juggling your own life and the responsibilities of caregiving?

Free Tai Chi for Arthritis Program Starts in August

News from Aging posted on Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:04am

Take some time out to take care of YOU with these free Tai Chi for Arthritis sessions.

Senior Citizens: Staying Cool and Hydrated

News from Aging posted on Fri, 06/29/2018 - 6:22pm

As people get older, they are less able to adapt to high temperatures. As a result, the heat might exacerbate any medical conditions 

Certain health problems could increase the risk of the body overheating. These include:

Top 10 Senior Scams

News from Aging posted on Tue, 06/19/2018 - 2:05pm

Be aware of the following top 10 scams that are targeting seniors.

Announcing 2018 Senior Farmers Market Coupon Distribution Schedule

News from Aging, NY Connects posted on Tue, 06/05/2018 - 5:11pm
Senior Farmers' Markert Nutrition Program

Senior Farmers' Markert Nutrition Program

Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects, has announced that Cattaraugus County has been awarded 840 Senior Farmers Market coupon booklets<--break- /> valued at $16,800. Each booklet contains five $4.00 coupons ($20.00 value), and can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating Farmers Markets in Cattaraugus County.

Free "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" Classes

News from Aging posted on Tue, 05/29/2018 - 3:30pm

Do you help care for an older relative or friend? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed from juggling your own life and the responsibilities of caregiving? If so, you may benefit from the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s FREE Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes.

Urgent Need for Meals on Wheels Volunteers in Olean

News from Aging posted on Tue, 04/24/2018 - 4:39pm

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) needs your help. There is an immediate need for volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels in the Olean area.

Celebrate 16th Annual March for Meals Community Champions Week

News from Aging posted on Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:33pm
Legislator Koch with MOW volunteer Lou Chapman

Legislator Koch with MOW volunteer Lou Chapman

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition (SWAN) program, along with elected officials throughout Cattaraugus County, recently participated in the 2018 March for Meals’ annual Community Champions Campaign. Across the United States, Meals on Wheels programs enlisted elected officials, local celebrities, and other prominent figures to deliver meals, speak out for seniors, and raise awareness of the power of Meals on Wheels.