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Senior News

Stay creative to ease stress levels

For the last month, Office for Aging Services (OFAS) like many other organizations have been dealing with “COVID Fatigue.” Even our own staff is going a little “COVID CRAZY” with the stress of kids distance learning and parents working at home while adapting all services to keep people ...

There’s 3 big mistakes to avoid with Medicare open enrollment

Even if your Advantage plan or drug coverage served you well this year, there’s no guarantee that you’ll feel the same way in 2021 While insurers are federally regulated, the specifics of their options can vary greatly from plan to plan, county to county and year to year. Changes can ...

Be prepared with food in weather, outage

With the colder weather approaching, the lake-effect snows in Western New York are all too familiar. These extreme weather conditions may result in power outages. Refrigerated or frozen foods may not be safe to eat after the loss of power. Let’s review food safety precautions to help you ...

Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab opens in-house dialysis den

You read that right, CTNRC has officially opened its very own in-house Dialysis den. “This has been a long time coming” said administrator, Colleen Hart. “We’re very excited that it’s up and running. We realize that the benefits that make us (CTNRC) better make our Resident’s better ...

Key questions about Medicare enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment is from Nov. 15 to Dec. 7. This is the time of year when you can compare health insurance plans to make sure you have the right health and prescription coverage for your needs. Every year, plans change or end, the doctors no longer works with that insurance company, ...

Collins Center senior programming restarting next week

COLLINS — The L.K. Painter Center will open on Thursday, Oct. 1 with activities for the Collins 50 Plus Seniors. The schedule includes: ¯ 10 a.m. Oct. 1 — Yoga with Caroline at Painter Center gym. Come out and enjoy beginning yoga with Caroline North. Bring a mat or a beach towel. The ...

NY Connects helps find answers

By Dana Corwin There is so much going on in the world and it is difficult to know what is available and what is not. Ads on TV, Facebook and word of mouth can sometimes mislead people when looking for help. Sometimes you need a trusted source to help you navigate to what you need right ...

‘Love’ group makes masks

St. Columban’s On the Lake Touch of Love Group has been very active throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The group of men and women have made more than 200 masks, painted rocks to hide, comfort pillows, made and distributed several corn bags and are currently working on bags for their ...

Be prepared! The Census may knock on your door

We hope everyone is staying safe as we continue to take precautions to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19. As you know, until there is a vaccine available and it can be widely distributed, we need to limit our circles of contact to protect the most vulnerable, people over 65 ...

Medicare Open Enrollment not far off

So for most of you, Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment is still looking like it’s far away. Due to COVID-19, the Office for Aging’s Health Insurance, Information and Assistance program (HIICAP) is looking at Open Enrollment  now and planning for how we should assist our clients from ...

Senior news

Collins Center Seniors Refund checks have been sent to passengers asking for a refund for the Fireworks in New York trip from July 3-6. The trip has been postponed until 2021. Refund checks have also been sent to passengers for Rhode Island Adventure from July 13 to July 16. Vouchers ...

Grape Belt Seniors cancel summer picnic, Cleveland trip events axed

The Grape Belt Seniors will not hold its regularly scheduled summer picnic in 2020 while the July 15 Day in Cleveland trip is also canceled. The group’s Pacific Northwest trip has been rescheduled to Sept. 13-20, 2021. Trips as current scheduled in 2020 include: ¯ Aug. 30 to see the ...

Grape Belt Seniors

No Aerobics and Weights or activities at the Center until further notice. All trips, extended as well as day trips, are open to the public; members and non-members. Trips are First Paid - First Reserved! Fliers are available for 2020 Day Trips: Update: The April 17 trip - “Memories” ...

Meals on Wheels

Daily main entree 25 Memorial Day 26 Baked ham, sweet potato, waxed beans, orange juice, muffin 27 Goulash, carrots, biscuit, 24 hour dessert 28 Breaded fish on bun, corn, coleslaw, apple slices 29 Turkey and stuffing w/gravy, winter blend vegetables, pineapple juice, fruit ...

Senior news

Collins 50 Plus Seniors All Collins 50 Plus Senior Programs are closed until further notice. Dunkirk Senior Center The Dunkirk Senior Center, located at 45 Cliffstar Court, will be open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon so that seniors can pick up books, puzzles and magazines. Grape Belt ...

Meals on Wheels

Daily main entree 18 Polish sausage w/sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, bread, cookie 19 Chicken ala king, biscuit, corn, orange juice, fruit cocktail 20 Cheeseburger casserole, zucchini w/tomatoes, roll, peaches 21 Italian lasagna, spinach, garlic roll, grape juice, ...

Senior news

Silver Creek Seniors The Silver Creek Seniors have postponed meetings at their Silver Creek Senior Center until further notice. Dunkirk Senior Center The Dunkirk Senior Center, located at 45 Cliffstar Court, will be open on Friday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to noon so that seniors can pick up ...

Residents in assisted living homes adjust to life in the time of COVID-19

For 81-year-old Elizabeth Funk, who lives in an assisted living apartment just south of Pittsburgh, social distancing has meant being confined to her room. “At least I get out of the room three times a day to get food,” she said. “I understand that’s not the case for many places; I ...

Music and memories matter

It has been proven that music can help alleviate depression, relieve stress and the “sundowning” and agitation of an individual with Alzheimer’s. This in turn will help the caregiver cope with the everyday struggles of taking care of their loved ones with Alzheimer’s. Music provides ...

Do you know NY Connects?

NY Connects is staffed by specially trained operators working to understand your needs,inform you, connect you, and work with you to get you the help that you may need during different events in your life. There is a NY connects program in every county in New York State. The Chautauqua County ...