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How prepared is your family for successful aging? The Elder Preparedness Self-Assessment Tool (TEPSAT) is a free questio...
10/14/2021

How prepared is your family for successful aging? The Elder Preparedness Self-Assessment Tool (TEPSAT) is a free questionnaire. Talk with a relative about their level of preparedness - use the tool here: http://ow.ly/RFDI50GqkTO

How prepared is your family for successful aging? The Elder Preparedness Self-Assessment Tool (TEPSAT) is a free questionnaire. Talk with a relative about their level of preparedness - use the tool here: http://ow.ly/RFDI50GqkTO

Giving your body the right nutrients and maintaining a healthy weight can help you stay active and independent. The defi...
10/14/2021

Giving your body the right nutrients and maintaining a healthy weight can help you stay active and independent. The definition of healthy eating does change a little as you age so check out these tips from the @NCOAging
https://www.ncoa.org/article/healthy-eating-tips-for-seniors

Giving your body the right nutrients and maintaining a healthy weight can help you stay active and independent. The definition of healthy eating does change a little as you age so check out these tips from the @NCOAging
https://www.ncoa.org/article/healthy-eating-tips-for-seniors

Looking for a warm dish to counter autumn’s cooler temperatures? Look no further than our simple, savory and delicious l...
10/14/2021
Recipe: Lentils With Roasted Curry Tomatoes

Looking for a warm dish to counter autumn’s cooler temperatures? Look no further than our simple, savory and delicious lentil dish!

A vegetarian entree that's simple, savory and delicious!

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Greg is joined on his FB Live by Kelli Owens, Executive Director of the NYS Offic...
10/14/2021

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Greg is joined on his FB Live by Kelli Owens, Executive Director of the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence & Tracey Siebert, Assistant Director of Lifespan of Greater Rochester!
https://www.facebook.com/events/288887799446517

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Greg is joined on his FB Live by Kelli Owens, Executive Director of the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence & Tracey Siebert, Assistant Director of Lifespan of Greater Rochester!
https://www.facebook.com/events/288887799446517

Welcome to the New York State broadband assessment program. It is vitally important that each citizen in New York have a...
10/14/2021
New York Broadband Assessment (Production)

Welcome to the New York State broadband assessment program. It is vitally important that each citizen in New York have access to high speed broadband service! There is a live survey to help identify broadband service gaps across the state.

ECC Technologies managing a broadband project for the city of Buffalo.

Supporting children as they grieve is instrumental to their understanding of life and relationships. Anna VanDien, LCSW ...
10/14/2021

Supporting children as they grieve is instrumental to their understanding of life and relationships. Anna VanDien, LCSW from the Wilson Support Center will help us explore this topic and teach us how to provide support!
Click here to register: http://ow.ly/JHq150Grl3P

Supporting children as they grieve is instrumental to their understanding of life and relationships. Anna VanDien, LCSW from the Wilson Support Center will help us explore this topic and teach us how to provide support!
Click here to register: http://ow.ly/JHq150Grl3P

October is Health Literacy Month! Helen Osborne founded Health Literacy Month in 1999. She said the theme for Health Lit...
10/13/2021

October is Health Literacy Month! Helen Osborne founded Health Literacy Month in 1999. She said the theme for Health Literacy Month is “Be a Health Literacy Hero.” Read more about it in the flyers below!

The FBI is doing a hate crimes awareness campaign, read more about it in the pictures below! 🚫
10/13/2021

The FBI is doing a hate crimes awareness campaign, read more about it in the pictures below! 🚫

It isn't unusual for #OlderAdults to struggle with feelings of loneliness, depression, and anxiety, but it’s not a norma...
10/13/2021

It isn't unusual for #OlderAdults to struggle with feelings of loneliness, depression, and anxiety, but it’s not a normal part of #aging, and you don't have to suffer alone.
Learn how to identify the symptoms!
http://ow.ly/k2VJ50GqMun

It isn't unusual for #OlderAdults to struggle with feelings of loneliness, depression, and anxiety, but it’s not a normal part of #aging, and you don't have to suffer alone.
Learn how to identify the symptoms!
http://ow.ly/k2VJ50GqMun

Actress Linda Lavin, 84, says that in order to thrive, "you have to connect." The Emmy and Tony winner talks to AARP abo...
10/13/2021
Linda Lavin's 16 Top Tips for Aging Well

Actress Linda Lavin, 84, says that in order to thrive, "you have to connect." The Emmy and Tony winner talks to AARP about how these connections can help you evolve through your 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond!

Linda Lavin stars as a retirement home resident in the CBS comedy "B Positive." The award-winning actress offers up her best tips for aging well.

Are you age 55 or over? Looking to upgrade your job skills? Need information on career choices? Seeking full- or part-ti...
10/13/2021

Are you age 55 or over? Looking to upgrade your job skills? Need information on career choices? Seeking full- or part-time employment?
Start with these resources: www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/employment

Are you age 55 or over? Looking to upgrade your job skills? Need information on career choices? Seeking full- or part-time employment?
Start with these resources: www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/employment

In older adults, too much alcohol can lead to balance problems and falls, which can result in hip or arm fractures and o...
10/13/2021
Facts About Aging and Alcohol

In older adults, too much alcohol can lead to balance problems and falls, which can result in hip or arm fractures and other injuries. Learn how heavy drinking can cause health problems, make some health problems worse, and affect safety!

Alcohol may act differently in older people. Learn how heavy drinking can cause health problems, make some health problems worse, and affect safety.

Join Elizabeth Carey from AAA Western and Central New York  today at 10:30 am with University Express to learn about cur...
10/13/2021

Join Elizabeth Carey from AAA Western and Central New York today at 10:30 am with University Express to learn about current travel trends, safety information, and day trip locations where you can peep the beautiful fall foliage.
Click here to register: http://ow.ly/nro250GqEn7

Join Elizabeth Carey from AAA Western and Central New York today at 10:30 am with University Express to learn about current travel trends, safety information, and day trip locations where you can peep the beautiful fall foliage.
Click here to register: http://ow.ly/nro250GqEn7

10/13/2021

Governor Kathy Hochul announced yesterday that all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive the maximum allowable levels of food benefits for October.

This is great news for older adults who rely upon this program to supplement their grocery budget. However, 60% of older adults that qualify for SNAP have not applied for this program. For more information or to see if you qualify:

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-230-million-additional-food-assistance-new-yorkers-october

10/13/2021

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WNY Integrated Care Collaborative, Inc. is hiring for an Outreach Referral Manager! Click the link for more information!...
10/12/2021

WNY Integrated Care Collaborative, Inc. is hiring for an Outreach Referral Manager! Click the link for more information! 😀
http://ow.ly/l1oz50GqcI8

WNY Integrated Care Collaborative, Inc. is hiring for an Outreach Referral Manager! Click the link for more information! 😀
http://ow.ly/l1oz50GqcI8

Commissioner David Shenk holding our Recognition of Excellence for Senior Services! So incredibly proud!
10/12/2021

Commissioner David Shenk holding our Recognition of Excellence for Senior Services! So incredibly proud!

Don’t let that spiny skin intimidate you. Pineapple is sweet enough to rival most candies — and it packs way more health...
10/12/2021
Health Benefits of Pineapple

Don’t let that spiny skin intimidate you. Pineapple is sweet enough to rival most candies — and it packs way more health benefits! 🍍

The sweet pineapple packs plenty of health benefits. Learn how pineapple can fight inflammation and may even help with weight loss and arthritis pain.

10/12/2021

Get vaccinated at home! The "Vax Visits" program makes it even easier to get your COVID-19 vaccine. Call the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) at (716) 858-2929, 8:30 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Friday.

Learn more about Vax Visits (or sign-up for any other clinic) at: erie.gov/vax

HERE IT IS! Our Semi-Annual Newsletter for Erie County Senior Services, along with a printable PDF version. Come check o...
10/12/2021

HERE IT IS! Our Semi-Annual Newsletter for Erie County Senior Services, along with a printable PDF version. Come check out all the information that is Senior Services!
http://ow.ly/wemx50Gq64Y

HERE IT IS! Our Semi-Annual Newsletter for Erie County Senior Services, along with a printable PDF version. Come check out all the information that is Senior Services!
http://ow.ly/wemx50Gq64Y

Diabetes Prevention Program at the Amherst Senior Center!!!
10/12/2021

Diabetes Prevention Program at the Amherst Senior Center!!!

Reminder! These are the current Erie County Congregate Dining Sites that are open! Call for more information 😊
10/12/2021

Reminder! These are the current Erie County Congregate Dining Sites that are open! Call for more information 😊

This fresh salad is sure to add some zest and flavor to your table with a mix of fresh fruits and vegetables!
10/12/2021
Recipe: Sweet Potato-Lime Salad

This fresh salad is sure to add some zest and flavor to your table with a mix of fresh fruits and vegetables!

The tanginess of lime and the sweetness of the potato make a perfect combo

What Are the Signs of Alzheimer's Disease?
10/12/2021
What Are the Signs of Alzheimer's Disease?

What Are the Signs of Alzheimer's Disease?

Memory problems are typically one of the first signs of Alzheimer's disease. Learn about other common signs of mild, moderate, and severe Alzheimer's.

TODAY at 10:30 am, Pete Hill from Native American Community Services of Erie & Niagara Counties Inc. will share traditio...
10/12/2021

TODAY at 10:30 am, Pete Hill from Native American Community Services of Erie & Niagara Counties Inc. will share traditional, cultural messages of the Haudenosaunee people that help us to carry a “Good Mind" and promote compassion!
Register: http://ow.ly/WNw750GpXjW

TODAY at 10:30 am, Pete Hill from Native American Community Services of Erie & Niagara Counties Inc. will share traditional, cultural messages of the Haudenosaunee people that help us to carry a “Good Mind" and promote compassion!
Register: http://ow.ly/WNw750GpXjW

Photos from Erie County, NY's post
10/12/2021

Photos from Erie County, NY's post

Driving a car may feel like second nature, but aging may affect your reflexes, eyesight, cognition, and overall safety a...
10/11/2021
When to Take the Car Keys From Elderly Drivers

Driving a car may feel like second nature, but aging may affect your reflexes, eyesight, cognition, and overall safety at the wheel!

When are individuals considered legally unfit to drive? Learn more about senior driving, safety precautions for elderly drivers, and signs your senior has reached the age limit for driving.

Mineral Sciences | Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
10/11/2021
Mineral Sciences | Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Mineral Sciences | Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

**While the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History exhibition spaces are now open to the public, our collections remain closed to most staff and all researchers, and the museum’s COVID-19 loan moratorium remains in effect. Currently, there is no capacity to accommodate collections activiti...

Timeline Photos
10/11/2021

Timeline Photos

You are not alone. Call the NY Project Hope Emotional Support Helpline 7 days a week from 8am-10pm at 1-844-863-9314.

Address

95 Franklin St, 13th Floor
Buffalo, NY
14202

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

+17168588526

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I work with Buffalo, NY Seniors. Due to COVID, I can't make in person visits. Can you help me spread the word to our 65 and older seniors, that we can assist them with all their Medicare needs. https://www.virtualshopandcompare.com/BMG/resources/ Much appreciated, I look forward to our partnership.
I work with Buffalo, NY Seniors. Due to COVID, I can't make in person visits. Can you help me spread the word to our 65 and older seniors, that we can assist them with all their Medicare needs. https://www.virtualshopandcompare.com/BMG/resources/ Much appreciated, I look forward to our partnership.
I AM AT 31 HOLLING DR. WITH SOMETHING DEAD .. UNDER A WOODEN WHEEL CHAIR RAMP RIGHT AT MY DOOR. THE STENCH IS UNBELIEVABLE ... FLIES EVERY WHERE AND IN MY APT. I CALLED YOU .. I CALLED THEM ... THE MAINTENCE GUYS CAME OUT .. LOOKED AT IT AND SAID THEY DIDNT KNOW HOW TO MUCH THE RAMP .. ??? E3XCUSE ME ??? . MUTTERED SOMETHING AND WALKED OFF ... LEAVING ME WITH THIS ALL DAMM WEEKEND .... WTH !!!!! CAN SOMEONE DO SOMETHING PLEASE... THE SMELL IS COMING INTO MY APT and i called you guys too ..... still NOTHING Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) stop STOP TELLING ME TO CALL NUMBERS... I BEEN DOING THAT. NOTHING ...... DO SOMETHING
Where was it advertised about Senior give away in Boston, NY yesterday?? Why were only a few notified??? Not fair.
Where is the nearest food / clothes pantry to Main St and Eggert road?
Boulevard Mall is having a Health Fair Saturday, February 23rd, 2019. We have about 50 vendors providing everything from free blood pressure screenings, to Tai Chi and yoga demonstrations, a mobile mammography truck, book signing, food trucks, children's activities and more!
My name is Lily M. McDonald and I am writing to say Thank you to Senior services for Helping me out with food a week ago when i ran out . I might have the date off a bit but Thank You so much Lily M. McDonald