The Erie County Department of Senior Services’ Stay-Fit Dining Program will be visiting the Clinton-Bailey Farmer’s Market (1443 Clinton Street, Buffalo NY) on Saturday September 19, 2020 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM to distribute Farmers Market coupons (a $20 value that may be used at area Farmer’s Markets through November 30) and other departmental information to seniors.
The Erie County Department of Senior Services’ Health and Wellness program has announced that the Spring 2020 semester of the University Express lifelong learning program will be taking place exclusively online. The University Express program is a collaboration of the Erie County Department of Senior Services, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Excelsior Orthopaedics, and Wegmans. Classes are designed to stimulate the mind and provide opportunities to build social networks while reducing social isolation. No homework or tests, just exciting discussions alongside peers with similar interests!
Have questions about Coronavirus? Call our information hotline at (716)858-2929. Staff from the Erie County Department of Health are answering calls Monday-Friday. You can also always visit http://erie.gov/covid19 for accurate, up-to-date information about the virus.
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.
Senior Services is offering FREE nutrition counseling to all residents aged 60+. Specialists can answer questions about diabetes, digestive problems, weight issues, or other concerns. Call (716)858-8526 today!
When the temperature drops, older adults run a higher risk of health problems and injuries related to the weather, including hypothermia, frostbite, and falls in ice and snow. Like most things in life, it is better to be prepared.
Free legal advice and help from an attorney on: Collections, garnishments, frozen bank accounts, court cases or judgments related to credit card debts, medical debts, student loans, utility collections, lines of credit, charge accounts.
Please bring ALL papers related to the issue you are having. If there is a default judgment against you, please bring a complete copy of your court file.
Extreme winter weather can keep even the most active of older adults in the house for unforseen amounts of time. Here's some tips on what to have on hand so that your blizzardy day doesn't turn into an emergency.
Erie County Department of Senior Services is interested in starting a restaurant dining pilot program for Older Adults in Erie County. The Department would like to partner with locally owned establishments within Erie County that would be willing to work together to offer nutritious, well balanced menu items at a cost to be assumed by the Department of Senior Services. The Department wishes to provide Dine- In breakfast, lunch and dinner options to program participants, though all 3 options do not need to be provided at each location.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new, unique Medicare Number will replace the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on each new Medicare card. People with Medicare will be able to check the status of card mailings in their area on Medicare.gov.
The Erie County Department of Senior Services is seeking nominees for Erie County Senior of the Year, a resident over the age of 60 whose community involvement has made a difference to others---improving the quality of life in and around Erie County---and putting to use his or her knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to enable that difference.
You’ve gained a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through Erie County’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program – RSVP. Orientations cover RSVP’s history and mission, volunteer policies and procedures, volunteer opportunities, and volunteer benefits.
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.
Remember the old adage: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Be wary of any offers or deals that sound too good to be true, as they likely are. In addition to being vigilant consumers, residents should also report instances of fraud by calling 1-800-771-7755 or by visiting https://ag.ny.gov/contact-attorney-general.
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!