Modified: May 9, 2019 9:25am

Latest News

  • County Executive works with Legislature Democratic Majority to provide an additional $600,000 in funding for specific road, community development projects in Buffalo, Lackawanna, Tonawanda


    $1.2 million secured for anti-poverty initiatives; $600,000 in funding for body cameras for EC Sheriff’s Office, additional anti-opioid and Lead Hazard Reduction funding included


    Economic Development, Cultural Funding Protected for work at Angola Agribusiness Park, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

    May 23, 2019 4:10pm
  • Today, Erie County Executive Mark C.

    May 23, 2019 12:05pm
  • First time this training has been offered in EC; EC Office for Public Advocacy,

    Town of Cheektowaga PD join ECCPS in collaborative effort

    May 23, 2019 10:20am
  • May is Foster Care Month; Poloncarz, Cannon Join with Foster Care Agencies to Raise Awareness on Need for Foster Families, Recognize Work of Foster Care Advocates  

    May 21, 2019 2:25pm
  • Holocaust survivor and family escaped Nazis; he enlisted in U.S. Army, returned to Europe, was awarded the Bronze Star after seeing combat in the Battle of the Bulge, participating in liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp  


    Now retired from career in the hospitality industry, Lewy is an author and speaker, presenting to University Express classes and local schoolchildren on the consequences of hatred


    May 20, 2019 3:51pm

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The Erie County Department of Senior Services and the Center for Elder Law and Justice have announced that Elder Law Day 2019 will be held on Monday, June 6 from 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave, Buffalo (next to the Galleria Mall). Now in its nineteenth year, Elder Law Day provides information to assist older adults in making informed choices about their health, financial well-being, and long term health care needs.  Seniors, caregivers, and family members can choose to attend up to three attorney-led seminars on topics such as guardianship, elder justice, planning for adult children with disabilities, patient rights, power of attorney and the role of a health care proxy.   


Guests at Elder Law Day also have an opportunity to pre-register for a free, 15-minute consultation with an attorney.  In addition, an array of community agencies will be on hand to share their information and expertise on available services and will also have baskets to raffle off for guests.  The sales-free event is open to the public. Registered guests receive a canvas bag with event information, raffle tickets, and a light lunch.


Guests can register online at erie.gov/ELD or by calling 858-6864 (Registration closes June 2nd). 


Additional sponsors of Elder Law Day 2019 include AARP-NY; the Bar Association of Erie County; Network in Aging; the New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section; and SUNY Buffalo Law School.


Event organizers invite requests for accommodation due to disability; however, accommodation cannot be guaranteed without advanced notice.



For more information:


On the Erie County Department of Senior Services, visit http://www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/ 


On the Center for Elder Law and Justice, visit https://elderjusticeny.org/ 



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