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Need help paying for Medicare and Medicare Part D?  Come to this important event!  Get the basics on programs that help to pay the out of pocket costs of Medicare and Medicare Part D, such as the Extra-Help Program, Medicare Savings Program and NYS EPIC.  EPIC is a NYS program that provides additional drug coverage and premium assistance for seniors with Medicare Part D.  You can join EPIC if you are 65 or older, a NYS resident, and have an annual income up to $75,000 (single), and $100,000 (married).

Representatives from Niagara County Office for the Aging will be available to help enroll seniors on the following dates at the listed sites:

North Tonawanda Senior Center, 110 Goundry St., North Tonawanda 

  • July 18, 2018 from 11:00am - 1:00pm

Niagara County Office for the Aging, 111 Main St., Suite 101, Lockport

  • July 19, 2018 from 11:00am - 1:00pm

John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls

  • July 20, 2018 from 11:00am - 1:00pm


Learn about Medicare - Medicare 101 Workshop

Are you new to Medicare?  Are you receiving Medicare benefits now but are overwhelmed and/or confused by all the information and options?  If so, come to a free Medicare 101 session for some helpful, unbiased information including:

  • The basics of original Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D, Supplemental Insurance
  • Medicare costs, co-pays and deductibles, and what assistance is available for low-income beneficiaries
  • Medicare Preventive Benefits, and NYS EPIC

Registration is required.  Seating is limited.  Call 438-3030 to register. Workshops held at the following location:

Niagara County Office for the Aging, 111 Main St., Suite 101, Lockport

  • July 23, 2018 at 2:00pm


Are you a caregiver for someone with dementia or memory loss?  Please join us the last Thursday of every month from 1:00-2:00pm (4/26, 5/31, 6/28, 7/26, 8/30, 9/27, 10/25, 11/29 and 12/27) at Empower, 9812 Lockport Rd. Niagara Falls, NY  14304.  To sign up please contact Maggie Hempel at 716-438-4036.  Click on the link below for more information:

Caregiver Support Group

Empower for Elders is a social model adult day program for older adults who live in the community.  Click on the link below for more information:

Empower for Elders Adult Day Program


Niagara County Department of Health, Public Health Nursing and Niagara County NY Connects is offering FREE Community Workshops for 2018.  Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs, Diabetes Self-Management Programs and Diabetes Prevention Programs and new for 2018 the Diabetes Self-Management Program includes a FREE consultation with a Registered Dietitian prior to the first workshop for eligible Medicare recipients.  For more information or to register for a workshop click on the following link or call NY Connects at (716) 438-3030.

Free Community Workshops 2018



The Alzheimer's Association offers support groups at many locations throughout WNY for caregivers of people with dementia or Alzheimer's, click on the following link for more information:

WNY Dementia Caregiver Support Groups 


Health Insurance Information and Assistance Program (HIICAP) News - What you need to know about traveling with Medicare.  Click on the link below for the summer edition:

HIICAP Summer 2018 News


Health Insurance Information and Assistance Program (HIICAP) News - The Extra-Help/LIS (Low Income Subsidy) Program helps cover the monthly premium of you Rx plan, and lowers your Rx deductible and copays and you may be eligible!  Call the HIICAP and we will help you apply for the EXTRA HELP PROGRAM, for more information click on the following link or call (716) 438-4023 for an appointment:

HIICAP News 2018  


The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in collaboration with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free workshops throughout Niagara County for individuals with any ongoing health conditions.  Please see the flyer below for more information on the workshops or call NY Connects at 716-438-3030.

Self-Management Programs 2018


Upcoming Events at The Dale Association:

Free Wellness Workshops at The Dale Association:
Caregiver Support Group, March 15 & April 24 at 1:00 pm

“Fabulous Fiber”, March 19 at 10:30 am

Free hearing screenings, March 20 & April 26 from 12:30-2:00 pm

“Make a (Nutritional) Change”, March 21 at 12:00 pm

“Powerful Tools for Caregivers” 6 weeks April 4-May 9 1:00 pm

“Preventing Dehydration”, April 16 at 10:30 am

“Strength Training for Good Health”, April 19 at 12:15 pm

Free health screenings, April 24 from 1:00-4:00 pm

Save the date for a Caregiver’s Resource Fair, May 22 from 12:30-3:30

Just for Fun:

St. Patricks Day luncheon, March 13 at 11:30 am

Trivia Contest, March 14 & April 11 at 9:30 am

Pot of Gold Bingo, March 15 at 1:00 pm

Cooking Class “Inspiralized”, March 20 at 5:30 pm

Meat Raffle, March 24 doors open at 5:00 pm

Craft Night “Welcome Door Tag”, March 27 at 5:30 pm

Easter Egg Decorating, March 28 at 10:00 am



Caregiver Support Group
3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm

Chair Exercise Class
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 am
$2/members, $3/non-members

Mondays 10:00-11:30 am
$5/members, $8/non-members

The American Red Cross is offering FREE smoke alarms as part of their ongoing Home Fire Campaign.  For more information please click the link below:


HIICAP Program Newsletter - Please click on the link below for the 2017/2018 Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program newsletter.

HIICAP News Winter 2018


The Office for the Aging is in the news!  Click on the link below to read the article from the Lockport Journal regarding the Office's role during World Elder Abuse Awareness Day during the month of June.

Office for the Aging raises awareness of elder abuse




Catholic Charities, Partners Embark on Collaborative Caregiver
Initiative Designed to Expand Safety Net in Seven Counties


Buffalo, N.Y., Jan. 4, 2015 – Catholic Charities of Buffalo and its eight partners are mobilizing for an early 2016 start for the comprehensive Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative, the result of a $7.5 million award announced recently by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

Through the five-year grant, a focused, collaborative service network is being developed to support and impact Caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia across seven counties in Western New York.  The goal is to expand the safety net for Caregivers by recognizing and addressing the need for supports and stress reduction strategies.

Click the link below to read more about this exciting initiative for Niagara County Office for the Aging.

NIAGARA - Alzheimers Caregiver Support Initiative_NewsRelease 1-2016_1.pdf


Senior Wellness at the Lockport Family YMCA YMCA.pdf


Grandparents Support Group

Are you helping to care for grandchildren?  If so, you're not alone.  A Grandparent Advocacy Support Program will be holding a support group at the Dale Association in Lockport, and you're invited!  Please click on the link above to learn more.


Duke Center Calendar

See what is going on at the Niagara Falls John Duke Center. 

Kidney Disease Support Group

New Living with Kidney Disease Support Group, 2nd Thursday of the month, 6:00 PM at the Niagara Falls morial Medical Center.

EPIC Income Levels Expanded to Provide Coverage for More NYS Seniors

Read the article to see the expanded income brackets can help you.

See what events, classes and activities are happening at the Lewiston Senior Center.

Winter Safety Tips for Older People 

  • With the cold weather we are now having here are some tips to remaining safe and healthy.

 Stay Well On Your Feet 

  •  A Health promotion and fall prevention program.  Call for more details 716-690-2271.


Club 99 - Resistance Exercise Program Locations
  • Club 99 - Resistance Exercise Program Locations

Energy Services Information

  • Consumer tips for selecting your energy provider and services.