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Senior News

Home care options available

If you need help at home, there are a few options available. The type of care is based on what you need and for how long. There are short-term needs that require a skilled service like a nurse or physical therapist. This may be a return to your home after a procedure like a hip or knee ...

Grape Belt Seniors announce plans for upcoming year

The Grape Belt Seniors meet at the Masonic Lodge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for their aerobics and weights class from 9 to 10 a.m. Participants must be a member to attend and the cost is $1 for each class. Dues for membership are now being taken for 2024. Day trips for 2024 are: — ...

Silver Creek Senior Citizens hold final meeting in 2023

SILVER CREEK – The Silver Creek Seniors met on Dec. 19 with 25 members present. Vice President Jan Snyder opened the meeting with the Pledge to the Flag and all singing “God Bless America”. Chaplain Pauline Flitt read “A Prayer about the true meaning of Christmas” and asked for a ...

Tips for holiday gifting for senior citizens

Happy Holidays! Are you struggling to find a gift for someone? NY Connects is a great way to connect with some gift ideas for loved ones. This is an excellent way for families close and far to check in to see what services are available to assist Chautauqua County family and friends. NY ...

Check out ‘Museums for All’ for seniors

This past summer and fall, the OFAS staff and I visited many senior and disabled housing units to talk about the needs of older adults in our community. We learned a lot but one thing that some people mentioned was a lack of access to local attractions and events like the National Comedy ...

County part of senior citizen text alert program

Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties are part of a state program that has enrolled more than 63,000 senior citizens from local offices for the aging about weather events, program benefit application deadlines, event reminders, surveys, and other important notifications. The text alert program ...