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

Mark your calendars to join us for our Annual Public Hearing and Health Forum.  This year we are holding one on Thursday, October 3rd at John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd, Niagara Falls and one on Thursday, October 10th at Newfane Town Hall, 2737 Main St., Newfane, both from 9:30 - 11:30 AM.  Director DiCarlo will provide an update on 2020 plan and we look for your input on what services  seniors in Niagara County are looking for.  Bring your health insurance card for the Flu Shot Clinic held both dates.  There will also be a Medication Review and Bone Density Screening at John Duke on October 3rd, call 716-438-3061 to reserve your spot for these events!  There will be a blood pressure check at Newfane on October 10th.  Enjoy our Eat Well..Stay Well lunch afterwards at both dates for a $3.25 contribution.  Please call 716-438-3061 to reserve a meal.  For more information, click on the link below or call 716-438-3030.

Annual Public Hearing and Health Forum


Be prepared for the warm summer weather with cooling assistance from HEAP.  Click on the following link for more information:

Cooling Assistance


Medicare Health Insurance Community Meetings......Understanding Medicare Plan Choices for 2020.  Get updates and learn about the changes to Medicare, the Medicare Health Plans, Medicare Part D, NYS EPIC, and the Extra Help Low Income Subsidy Program.  Be prepared for the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period October 15 to December 7, 2019.  For Dates, Locations and Times please click on the link below:

Understanding Medicare  Plan Choices for 2020


Do you need help paying for Medicare and Medicare Part D?  Come to this important event and 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.  Click on the links below for more information and dates and locations of this FREE Informational and Enrollment Sessions:


N. Tonawanda Senior Center, September 18, October 9 and November 20, 2019

Niagara County Office for the Aging, September 16 and November 18, 2019

John Duke Senior Center, September 20, October 18 and November 15, 2019



Volunteers need for Senior Companion program of Niagara County!  Senior Companion volunteers, aged 55 and older provide assistance and friendship to seniors who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as shopping or feeling lonely.  The program aims to keep seniors independent longer, and provide help and respite to caregivers.

Senior Companions serve 15 to 40 hours per week helping two to four adult clients live independently in the client's home.  Volunteers receive traing before and during their assignments and receive supplemental insurance while on duty.  Senior Companions also earn a tax-free hourly stipend plus travel expenses.

When you volunteer, you are not just helping others - you are helping yourself!  Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends.  Studies show volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life.  So what are you waiting for?  Call Senior Companion Program Director Nora Aloian today at 716-285-8224, ext. 217 or email her at  More information can also be found at


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


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


The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport - all are welcome. 

Are you helping to care for a loved one?  You're not alone!  Whether you help to care for a spouse, partner, sibling, parent or child, you are invited to attend our Caregiver Support Group on the fourth Monday of the month starting February 25 and March 25 at 1:00 pm.  For more information call Sherry Livergood at ext. 109.

The Dale Association's SMILE program:


Meaningful Stimulation




Wednesdays beginning January 9th from 9:00am - 12:00pm, $15.00 per day for members, $30.00 per day for non-members.  Click on the following link for more information:

SMILE program



Lunch, Monday-Friday 11:30 am exception: closed all Federal holidays ($3.25 recommended donation)  RSVP to 433-1886

Cribbage, Tuesdays from 9:15 - 11:30am - $5.00

Open Cards, Tuesdays at 1:00 pm - Free

Bridge, Tuesdays at 1:00 pm - $1.00

Card Tournaments - Pinochle begins 12/5 for 6 weeks - $18.00

Dominoes, Thursdays at 9:30 am - Free

Senior Bingo, Thursdays at 1:00 pm - $1.75

Scrabble, Fridays at 10:00 am - Free

Friendly Duplicate Bridge (no points), Fridays at 1:00 pm - Free

Duplicate Bridge, Tuesdays at 7:00 pm and Saturdays at 1:00 pm - $6.00

Chair Exercise Class
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 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.