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Upcoming Events at The Dale Association:

Do you know someone dealing with Alzheimer's or dementia?  Navigating Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementia is a program that will give an easy to understand description of these diseases, risk factors, warning signs and what to expect if you or a loved one are facing a diagnosis.  Presented by Julia Szprygada, LMSW, Director of Education and Training, Alzheimer's Association at The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport, on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 12:30-1:30pm.  For more information see link below or call 1-800-272-3900 or 716-433-1886.

Navigating Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementia


Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes is a six-week educational program designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself!  Wednesdays beginning October 4th - November 8th, 2017 from   1:00 - 3:30pm at The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.  Pre-registration is required by calling Erie County Department of Senior Services at 716-858-2177 or e-mail:  For more information click on the link below:

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes

Please join us at the Forestview Active Living Community Room, 3959 Forest Parkway in North Tonawanda on Friday, August 4th (an ongoing event, the first Friday of every month) from 3-4pm for Memory Cafe for caregivers and their loved ones who are living with Alzheimer's and other dementia.  Featuring area musician Mark "Mitch" Valente and a variety of musical genres!  FREE but registration is required contact Maggie Hempel at 716-438-4036 or e-mail:  For more information click on the link below:

August 4th Memory Cafe

September 1st Memory Cafe

October 6th Memory Cafe


Alzheimer's Association is offering FREE private care planning sessions - meet one on one with a dementia expert!  Monday, August 28th from 5-7pm at the Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave., Lockport.  Pre-registration is required at 1-800-272-3900.  For more information click on the following link:

Alzheimer's Private Care Planning Sessions


Did you know that 30% of the adults in the U.S. will help care for an adult family member in their lifetime?  If you are a caregiver please consider joining the Caregiver Support Group every third Thursday of the month at 1:00pm at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.  Please contact Angie Blackley at 716-433-1886 for more information.


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 condition; for example, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, pain and high blood pressure.  There is also a workshop designed for individuals who are at risk for developing diabetes.  For more information click on the link below:

Self-Management Programs


Put LIFE back in your life!  If you have an ongoing health condition such as arthritis, heart disease, osteoporosis or diabetes, please join us!  Fridays beginning August 4th from 9:00-11:30am at John Duke Senior Center 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.  For more information please see link below, to register please call NY Connects at 438-3030.

John Duke Senior Center CDSMP


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 Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program newsletter.


HIICAP News Summer 2017 Enroll in Medicare with marketplace

HIICAP News 2017  



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


HIICAP Program Newsletter - Click on the link below for the Winter 2016 Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program Newsletter.

HIICAP News Winter 2016 


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


Upcoming Events at the Dale Association

Click on the link below to see what's happening at The Dale Association.


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

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.


Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week educational program designed to provide Caregivers with the tools they need to take care of themselves.  Click on the link above to learn about an upcoming class.


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.
What is a Memory Cafe? 
  • Memory Cafés are a place where family Caregivers and their memory impaired loved ones can gather for shared fun activities. Refreshments are provided and friendships will be made in a low stress, dementia friendly setting.
  • Join us for FREE Memory Café gatherings offered at two sites:
    Weinberg Campus · North Forest Road · Amherst 14068
    OLV Senior Neighborhood · 55 Melroy Ave. · Lackawanna 14218
Club 99 Locations
  • Club 99 - Resistance Exercise Program Locations

Energy Services Information

  • Consumer tips for selecting your energy provider and services.