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


OFFICE FOR THE AGING NOW HAS GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!

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

GIFT CERTIFICATES MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR THAT SPECIAL SENIOR!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 716-438-3030

 

HIICAP News - Medicare Open Enrollment

2020 Fall Open Enrollment News

 

 

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 www.irs.gov/coronavirus


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 aloian@hanci.com.  More information can also be found at www.hanci.com


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 


Dale Association's SMILE program:

SMILE program

Socialization

Meaningful Stimulation

Inspiring

Lunch

Exercise

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:


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/home-fire-safety

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


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.