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

Niagara County Office for the Aging and NY Connects Presents FREE Informational and Medicare Enrollment Sessions,  click on the following link for more information:

2022 Caregiver Program Newsletter - "Are you a Caregiver?"

Beware of scams involving FREE at-home Covid-19 test kits

Learn about Medicare - April. May and June classes

Need help paying for Medicare and Medicare Part D?  April, May and June classes


Fall 2021 HIICAP News



Spring 2021 HIICAP News


Center for Elder Law and Justice now offers a free legal advice help line for those individuals age 55+.       Call 1-844-481-0973 Monday through Friday from 9am - 11am.

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  • Community Dining Sites lunch certificates for $3.25 each
  • Medical Transportation gift certificates for $5.00 each




Please be aware of the latest scams, click on the links below for more information:

Genetic Testing Scam

COVID Treatment and Vaccine Scam


The Department of the Treasury

(Treasury) announced on April 1 that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an economic impact payment.  The IRS will use the information on the Form SSA-1099 to generate $1,200 economic impact payments to Social Security beneficiaries who did not file tax returns in 2018 or 2019. 

Treasury, not Social Security, will make automatic payments to Social Security beneficiaries.  Beneficiaries will receive these payments by direct deposit or by paper check, just as they would normally receive their Social Security benefits.

For updates from the IRS, visit

In an effort to fulfill the growing needs of older adults in our community, the Niagara County Office for the Aging has partnered with FeedMore WNY to provide meals to participants in the Eat Well...Stay Well Home Delivered Meals Program.

This is how we will work together to serve our clients:

  • The staff at the Niagara County Office for the Aging will still be conducting assessments and managing your files and records.
  • FeedMore WNY will be preparing and delivering the meals along with the assistance of their dedicated volunteers.

If you are a participant and need to cancel a meal or have questions regarding the service, please contact FeedMore WNY directly at 716-822-2002.  Their expert staff is ready to assist you with whatever you need!

One more thing......because of the great service you will receive from FeedMore WNY, voluntary contributions to support the Home Delivered Meals Program can be sent directly to them at:

            FeedMore WNY, 100 James E. Casey Dr., Buffalo, NY  14206   


Volunteers needed 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

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 American Red Cross is offering FREE smoke alarms as part of their ongoing Home Fire Campaign.  For more information please click the link below:

Winter Safety Tips for Older People 

  • With the cold weather we are now having here are some tips to remaining safe and healthy.

Energy Services Information

  • Consumer tips for selecting your energy provider and services.