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COVID-19 vacine appointments are available for persons 65 and older.

COVID-19 vacine appointments are available for persons 65 and older.

New York State Department of Health Vaccine Clinic Preregistration System

Wegmans is the BEST neighbor! They delivered cookies for our residents!

Wegmans is the BEST neighbor! They delivered cookies for our residents!


UB expert discusses where we are with COVID

The disturbing news: COVID-19 is now the No. 3 cause of death in the nation. It falls behind heart disease and cancer, but ahead of accidents, injuries, lung disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. Deaths from COVID-19 are fourth on the list of U.S. death tolls from major events, behind the 1918 influenza pandemic, the Civil War, and World War II.

In an article posted on the University at Buffalo's Clinical and Translational Science Institute website, Institute Director Dr. Timothy Murphy discusses the facts about COVID-19 as we enter our seventh month of the pandemic. While some of the news is somber, Murphy notes that the interventions put in place to combat COVID-19 have made a tangible impact. He also states that there is much we know now about transmission and how to prevent transmission that we did not know last spring.

He stresses that social distancing works, wearing masks is critical, and that testing is critical. Murphy concludes:
We do know is that we are in a much better position to respond than we were in March, when cases were first identified in Western New York. We have better testing and we have learned how the virus is transmitted. And based on what we have accomplished as a community to keep transmission at a low level thus far, we know how to prevent transmission: avoid large gatherings, practice social distancing, wear masks, and wash our hands frequently. These practices will be especially important in Western New York as cold weather limits our time outdoors where the risk of transmission is less than occurs indoors.



You get a robocall saying you paid too much on a utility bill. To make up for this mistake, they say, you’ll get a cash refund and a discount on your future bills. All you have to do is press a number to get your money and discount. You say to yourself: “What luck!” You might think this strange surprise will help you save some much-needed money.

Sorry but…not so fast. This is probably just another utility scam — or, at best, a marketing trick — to get your money.

Learn more about this financial scam and others through the Federal Trade Commission:



Your vote is your voice! Make sure you’re registered: If you are not registered to vote, you have until this Friday, October 9th, to sign-up. Make sure your voice is heard!

Good practical advice for keeping yourself safe!
Coronavirus Protection Strategies for Seniors

Good practical advice for keeping yourself safe!

As the COVID-19 pandemic—caused by the novel coronavirus—has spread, expert guidance on the viral illness has evolved time and again as we learn more about it. But one message has been clear thro...

This week's show is about seniors and isolation...worth a listen!

This week's show is about seniors and isolation...worth a listen!

This week on Your Mental Health during COVID-19, we're talking with Dr. Ursuline Bankhead, a licensed psychologist with the VA WNY Health Center. She’ll be live to answer your questions about older adults and isolation.

Many thanks!

Many thanks!

So true

So true

Please use this site to check the status of your stimulus check.

Please use this site to check the status of your stimulus check.

The Treasury began distribution of emergency payments authorized by Congress this week. The "Get My Payment" portal is now live. Track the status of your direct payment or provide the IRS with further information to expedite payment delivery through this link:

A great performance for the residents today by Ariella Zeitlin visiting from Israel. Thanks to Buffalo Jewish Federation...

A great performance for the residents today by Ariella Zeitlin visiting from Israel. Thanks to Buffalo Jewish Federation and Luscious by Lori for the arrangements and the delicious lunch!

Be kind every day!

Be kind every day!

Today is World Kindness Day! Buffalo Holocaust survivors spread their kindness daily by sharing their stories and teaching the lessons of the Holocaust to encourage students to stand up to bigotry and hatred.

What are you going to do to be kind today?

Bullying in Assisted Living and Retirement Communities

Yes, this does happen! Sad, but true!

Bullying in nursing homes, senior centers and housing complexes for the elderly has increased. Responsible retirement communities have introduced anti-bullying programs, training and policies aimed at curbing spates of bullying, an issue once thought the exclusive domain of the young.


Such an important topic!

Financial Scams-Friday, July 12 at 10:30
Learn how to protect yourself and loved ones from being exploited.
Presented by Adult Protective Services


Food For All

Food For All

SNAP Bills
Two bills have been introduced this Congress that would strengthen SNAP. H.R. 1368, introduced by Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC), would increase benefits for all SNAP participants. H.R. 2809, introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), would lift SNAP’s arbitrary three-month time limit and ensure that all people have access to nutrition assistance and stay healthy while seeking full-time work. Urge your Representative to cosponsor the bills if they have not already done so. Visit FRAC’s SNAP Legislative Action Center page for more information.


We met Sophia! Congratulations!

Sophia Veffer, a holocaust survivor, became a special education teacher when she came to the U.S. She received her master's from Buffalo State in 1971 and is actively involved with the Anne Frank Project. We are proud to present her with a SUNY honorary doctor of humane letters degree!


Interesting program at the Amherst Senior Center!

Money Matters: How to leave a legacy and make a difference in your community
Tuesday, April 30 from 9:00-10:30

Join us for this financial presentation hosted by the Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation. A panel will be discussing how you can leave a legacy in your community. Coffee and refreshments will be served. RSVP is required by calling 636-3055, ext. 3108.

Young at Heart

Love this!

WATCH: A yogi nearly all her life, 100-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch continues to inspire students of all ages and shows no signs of slowing down. via ABC7NY


Buffalo Jewish Federation

Passover begins at sundown on Friday, April 19 and ends Saturday evening, April 27. In preparation for the holiday, we're sharing some basic Passover Prep info for you - taken from
Part 1: What is Passover?????
Passover is a festival of freedom. It commemorates the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt, and their transition from slavery to freedom. The main ritual of Passover is the Seder, which occurs on the first two night (in Israel just the first night) of the holiday — a festive meal that involves the re-telling of the Exodus through stories and song and the consumption of ritual foods, including matzah and maror (bitter herbs). The seder’s rituals and other readings are outlined in the Haggadah — today, many different versions of this Passover guide are available in print and online, and you can also create your own.
Stay tuned for Part 2: What do we do on Passover? and Part 3: What do we eat on Passover?


Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo

We are excited to introduce the new Director for the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo, Elizabeth Schram! Elizabeth is a graduate of University of Texas with her Bachelor's degree in Education and has her Masters in Holocaust Studies from the University of Haifa. Elizabeth looks forwards to cultivate working relationships with community groups, teachers, students, school districts, universities and other organizations to successfully carry out HRC’s mission and vision.


Sophia Veffer spoke as part of the Witnesses: Buffalo's Holocaust-Era Stories exhibit we hosted this week. Very moving experience thanks to the Holocaust Resource Center!

Young at Heart

Young at Heart

A new study highlights the many benefits of Senior Corps’ Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion volunteer programs, including better health, decreased depression, and less social isolation among low-income adults age 55 and older. via Next Avenue


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