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Community Outreach Meetings scheduled Monday, April 28 throughout district


OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

With so much going on throughout our world, we sometimes don’t take note of some of the big changes occurring right outside our door.


The Erie County Legislature has approved Ruthie’s Law to require improved accountability from nursing homes in cases where a resident has been badly injured. The law, named after Ruth Murray, recognizes that nursing homes have a responsibility to notify family members or guardians when a patient has been badly injured as soon as possible.


Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) announced the County Legislature has authorized the construction of a new bridge and culvert on Stony Road over Ellicott Creek in Lancaster.


This month I wanted to talk about a new law I sponsored that will offer additional protections to our seniors residing in nursing homes and will improve access to information that is vital to families that are choosing a nursing home. Ruthie’s Law aims to respond to recent incidents of neglect occurring at nursing homes throughout our community by becoming more proactive and providing more transparency regarding incidents and their causes.  


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton reminds residents that the county hosts two Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days every spring.


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton will host Community Outreach Meetings on Monday, April 28 to meet with residents to discuss any questions or concerns they may have related to county issues.

Meetings will be held at the following times:

  • 10 a.m. to noon at the Alden Senior Center
  • 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Public Library
  • 3 to 5 p.m. at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library.

Information about Senior Services, Social Services, Veteran Affairs, the County Clerk’s office and other County departments will be available. Free notary services available.

For information, please contact Legislator Morton at 858-8856 or ted.morton@erie.gov