Timothy Hogues, Commissioner of Erie County Senior Services

Timothy Hogues, Commissioner of Senior Services

The mission of the Department of Senior Services of Erie County is to promote the well-being of all older adults through coordinated and cost-effective services which enhance their independence, dignity, and quality of life.

 

 

 

 

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 Or call our office (716) 858-8526

What's Happening in Senior Services

The Western New York Alzheimer's Caregiver Partnership is hosting an event that both caregivers and their loved ones can enjoy.

May 12, 2017
4:00pm-5:30pm

Catholic Charities - Older Adult Services
128 Wilson St. Buffalo, NY

Living Healthy Workshops

Register for upcoming Living Healthy workshops!

There are new sessions of both Diabetes Self-Management classes and Chronic Disease Self-Management classes. 

*New for 2017! The Diabetes Program includes a FREE Consultation with a Registered Dietitian prior to the 1st workshop for eligible Medicare Recipients.

These are free one hour courses in a variety of topics such as current events, history, and science. Classes are designed to provide older adults with opportunities for intellectual stimulation, learning, and discussion in accessible settings. No homework or no tests, just exciting discussions on academic topics alongside peers with similar interests. 

Review detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in Erie County, including the overall rating based on health inspection, staffing, and quality measure ratings, on our Safer Senior Homes website.

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Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

Volunteer Peer Leaders Needed for Living Healthy Workshops

Do these qualities describe you?

 Want to make a difference
 Friendly, positive, and open-minded
 Enjoy helping people
 Comfort speaking in front of small groups
 Willing to read aloud and follow a script
 Non-judgmental and respectful of the opinions of others
 No Prior healthcare training necessary!

It is difficult and often impossible to surf the internet, read a newspaper or magazine, watch TV or listen to the radio, without hearing about the great benefits of some new supplement or exercise routine that promises to relieve illnesses that have plagued mankind since the beginning of recorded history. All this information can be overwhelming.  What we really need is simple, straight-forward advice from people like us who we can trust.

Contact

Phone: (716) 858-8526

Erie County Department of Senior Services
95 Franklin Street, 13th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm