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The Niagara County Office for the Aging is now on Facebook!  Like us and follow us on Facebook.

The Office for the Aging is seeking nominations for the 2018 Niagara County Senior of the Year. For more information please click on the following link:

2018 Niagara County Senior of the Year 

 

The Office for the Aging is also seeking nominations for the Youth Appreciation Award.  Each year our office recognizes a youth who is an integral part of our community, giving back to and serving the older adult residents of the county.  For more information please click on the following link:

2018 Youth Appreciation Award

 

Are you a caregiver for someone with dementia or memory loss?  WNYACP will be hosting a FREE monthly support group for caregivers of persons with dementia or memory loss.  Please join us the last Thursday of every month, beginning December 28th from 1:00-2:00 pm at Empower, 9812 Lockport Rd., Niagara Falls.  For more information click on the following link or call Maggie Hempel at (716) 438-4036. 

WNYACP caregiver support group

 

Put LIFE back in your life!  If you have an ongoing health condition such as arthritis, heart disease, osteoporosis or diabetes, please join us!  FREE six-week workshop series beginning Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 1:00-3:30pm at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program - Dale Association

 

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:

The Dale Association, at 33 Ontario St, Lockport, will host a Parkinson’s Support Group, the 2nd Tuesday of each month beginning January 9, 6:30-8:30 pm. Call 433-1886 if questions.

 

The Dale Association, at 33 Ontario St, Lockport, invites you to “Simple Changes for a Healthier You”, an informative presentation full of practical suggestions, on January 22 at 10:30 am. Please RSVP by calling 433-1886.

 

The Dale Association, at 33 Ontario St, Lockport, invites you “Vision Loss as you Age”, an informative presentation by The Olmsted Center for Sight, January 26 at 1:00 pm. To register, please call: 433-1886.

 

The Dale Association, at 33 Ontario St, Lockport, will host free hearing screenings by Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center, January 30 from 12:00-2:00 pm, and February 20 at 5:30 pm. To schedule your free appointment, please call 433-1886.

 

The Dale Association, at 33 Ontario St, Lockport, invites you to a Snowflake Ball, January 30 at 11:30 am, featuring live music, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Dancing is optional. Cost: $5/members, $10/non-members. All are welcome! To RSVP please call: 433-1886.

 

The Dale Association, at 33 Ontario St, Lockport, invites you to “Dealing with a Parents Hearing Loss”, an informative presentation by The Dale Association’s Vision & Hearing Assistance Coordinator, February 20 at 5:00 pm. Please RSVP by calling 433-1886. 

 

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.

 

Ongoing:

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


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



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 2017/2018 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.
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 - Resistance Exercise Program Locations
  • Club 99 - Resistance Exercise Program Locations

Energy Services Information

  • Consumer tips for selecting your energy provider and services.