Modified: September 28, 2018 9:37am

Latest News

  • New pilot program will be first of its kind in NYS outside New York City


    Area restaurants will be added to senior dining program; allows participating seniors to choose a venue and meal each day

    October 17, 2018 1:51pm
  • Dual Port station at Chestnut Ridge will provide free electric car charging

    October 16, 2018 3:10pm
  • Plan is intended to establish a framework for preservation, enhancement of existing system


    Public comment period follows stakeholder meetings at county parks, Parks User Survey  

    October 16, 2018 9:32am
  • Balanced 2019 proposal includes property tax rate cut of 2%, largest decrease in over a decade


    Enhances public health, senior protections; preserves and strengthens the People’s Mandates  


    Funding for SUNY Erie, libraries, arts & cultural groups, public art would increase; proposal also includes $32 million for road & bridge investments, $3.2 million for capital improvements in Parks

    October 12, 2018 12:45pm
  • Poloncarz, Higgins announce grants from U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


    Funding to be used to support existing Erie County Opioid Epidemic Task Force projects,

     implement Probation Opioid Response Initiative, Opioid Overdose Review Board


    October 9, 2018 3:42pm

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Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Senior Services Timothy Hogues today joined enthusiastic seniors at the Gloria Parks Community Center in Buffalo to honor and celebrate Brenda Favor as the “Senior of the Month” for September 2018. Mrs. Favor became a volunteer with the Retired Senior Volunteer (“RSVP”) Program in 2009 as a fitness instructor for the Schiller Park and Gloria J. Parks Community Centers and recently began a similar monthly program at Friendship Baptists Church in Buffalo, where she is a member and coordinator of the Senior Ministry. Since 2016 she has served as a member of the People, Inc. Senior Companion Advisory Group assisting fellow seniors in attaining optimal range of motion and muscle strength along with improvement in activities for daily living. A devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mrs. Favor is married to Hugh Macy Favor.




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