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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…
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 &…
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…
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…
Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging want to share information provided by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) on a growing Medicare SCAM related to "free genetic testing". The article can be accessed at the following link or via the PDF attachment. https://acl.gov/news-and-events/acl-blog/beware-growing-medicare-scam-free-…
Do you have a desire to help others?   Do you have a bit of free time to spare?  If so, the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging's Senior Wellness and Nutrition Program needs your help.   There is an immediate need for volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels in Franklinville, Olean, Salamanca, and South Dayton areas.   Meals are typically…
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 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…
Premiums for 2019 weren’t collected for some Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Source: Medicare.gov: Beneficiary Premium Notice (PDF, May 2019) Because of an issue with Social Security payments that affected how premiums are withheld, some 2019 Medicare plan enrollees didn’t have their Medicare Advantage Plan or…
On May 1, 2019, the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging's Senior Wellness and Nutrition Program received a $1,500 donation as part of Sysco's Nourishing Neighbors program. Through the Nourishing Neighbors program, Sysco is making a commitment to help solve hunger in the communities they serve. A portion of every Sysco brand case sold…
Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging celebrated "National Puppy Day" by presenting the Linwood Social Adult Day Program at Intandem with a Hasbro Joy for All(r) puppy and cat. Additionally, the department's real life comfort/service pets, Maddy and Sunny Saunders, spent some time at the Linwood Center. Maddy Saunders has completed therapy…
The Cattaraugus County Department of Aging and NY Connects is pleased to announce that we are now offering an innovative new health and wellness course to residents 55 and over. The Aging Mastery Program(r) (AMP) was developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and has been successful at helping older adults build their own playbook for aging…
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging's Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) needs your help. We are currently looking for volunteers for the Cattaraugus/Little Valley Senior Wellness and Nutrition site, located at 17 South St. in Cattaraugus. We are in need of nutrition site and Meals on Wheels volunteers. A nutrition site volunteer…

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