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Upcoming events at The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St. in Lockport:

Thursday, July 6th at 12:00 pm until sold out - Strawberry Shortcake Social with live patriotic music by Lyle Stang from the band 90 West.  Cost: $4.00 each.  RSVP to 433-1886.

Monday, July 17th at 10:30 am - "Nutrition and Diabetes", a FREE health workshop for people living with diabetes or pre-diabetes presented by Rachel Ceness, R.D., BlueCross BlueShield of WNY.   RSVP to 433-1886.

Wednesday, July 19th at 12:00 pm - "Healthy Summer Snacks & Drinks", a FREE nutrition workshop and food demonstration presented by Marla Guarino, RDN, CDN, SNAP-Ed Nutritionist, Cornell Cooperative Extension.  RSVP to 433-1886.

 

Please join us at the Forestview Active Living Memory Café for caregivers and their loved ones who are living with Alzheimer's and other dementia.  The first Friday of each month beginning Friday, July 7th from 3-4pm.  Registration required!  For more information or to register please contact Maggie Hempel at 716-438-4036 or Maggie.Hempel@Niagaracounty.com.  Click on the link below for more information:

Forestview Active Living Community Memory Cafe

 

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

 

If you are living with or caring for someone with an ongoing condition such as arthritis, heart disease, osteoporosis or diabetes please join us for a FREE six week workshop series beginning Tuesday June 27th to August 8th from 9:00-11:30 am at Eastern Niagara Hospital 521 East Ave., Lockport.  For more information or to register please call NY Connects at 438-3030.  Please see link below for more information:

Eastern Niagara Hospital CDSMP

 

Could you be at risk for Diabetes?  You can prevent type 2 diabetes with this lifestyle change program!  Join us for a FREE 16 week Diabetes Prevention Program workshop series.  Wednesdays starting July 12th from 1:30-2:30pm at the Community Health Center 2715 Highland Ave., Niagara Falls.  For more information please see link below, to register please call NY Connects at 438-3030.

Community Health Center NF Diabetes

 

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:

http://www.redcross.org/local/new-york/western-central-new-york/homefires

 

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

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
Free



Ongoing:

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



Yoga
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.