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

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



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



If you are dealing with Diabetes or caring for someone with Diabetes, please join us for a FREE 6-week workshop series for adults with Diabetes and/or their caregivers.  Beginning Friday, April 6th from 1:00-3:30PM at Trott Access Center (classroom 7), 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls.  For more information see the link below or call NY Connects at (716) 438-3030. 

Trott Diabetes Workshop


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 



The Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter is hosting their annual Dementia Care Symposium on Friday, April 27th at the Millennium Hotel, 2030 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga, starting with registration at 8am and programs from 9am-4pm.  This is a full day event for caregivers, individuals with early-stage dementia, health care professionals, and students.  Topics include brain health, dementia care, burnout and caregiver well-being.  For more information please call 1-800-272-3900.


Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 22nd from 12:30-3:30PM for a Caregiver's Resource Day at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.  The Office for the Aging is partnering with The Dale Association and the WNY Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association to present this FREE all day event that will feature keynote presenters Julia Szprygada, Director of Education and Training for WNY Alzheimer's Association and Melissa Woods, Paralegal at the Center for Elder Law & Justice for Niagara and Orleans Counties.  The event will host vendor agencies from all over Niagara County that provide services ranging from housing to social adult daycare programs.  Lockport Trinity Lutheran Church will provide free respite services for caregivers so they may attend.  Registration for this event is required by calling (716) 433-1886.



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.