AOA Elders Corner: Directors Update

From Bethany Lay

Nya:wëh Sgë:nö’

Happy fall! As it continues to get colder, we hope that our elders are preparing for winter. In October, AOA distributed emergency kits to elders on both territories to help them prepare for possible power outages and emergencies this winter. There is a limited supply left for any elders in need. If you did not receive a kit and would like one, please contact our AOA offices.

I would like to congratulate our AOA staff for receiving a Recognition of Excellence from New York State Office for the Aging for exceptional work, dedication, compassion and commitment serving older adults and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Elders and community are so thankful for you. Ja:goh!

Upcoming Elder Entertainment

Upcoming Trips and shows for enrolled Seneca Elders include:
• Nov. 27 Cole Swindell – Country Music Concert at Seneca Niagara Casino at 8pm.
• Dec. 20th Hamilton – Shea’s Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm. Transportation provided.

Please remember, you must sign-up in person at the Wini Kettle Senior Center or the Seneca Allegany Senior Center. Sign-ups sheets are typically available 2 weeks prior to the show. Shows may be added or removed based on the number of Elders that sign-up. For more information, please contact Irma Cortes, Senior Advocate, at (716) 532-5777, ext. 5513.

Feeling Stretched as a Caregiver?

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

Classes consist of six sessions held once a week. Two experienced Class Leaders conduct the series (many are experienced caregivers themselves, who have successfully applied the techniques they teach). Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action for your life. You will receive a book, The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. Classes will be FREE, thanks to support from Lifespan.

Sessions are held once a week for six weeks. Time to be determined with participants. For more information or to register, contact Briana Snyder at (716)945-8991, or email Briana.Snyder@sni.org. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Reminder: 10-Digit Dialing in Effect