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Senior News

Discussing The Needs Of Older Adults In Our Community

This past summer and fall, the OFAS staff and I visited many senior and disabled housing units to talk about the needs of older adults in our community. We learned a lot but one thing that some people mentioned was a lack of access to local attractions and events like the National Comedy ...

Things To Know If You Changed Your Insurance Plan

Question: I changed my plan during the Annual Open Enrollment Period and I still haven’t heard from my new plan, what do I do? Answer: The Open Enrollment Period has come and gone. Many of you have made a change to your 2024 Insurance Plan, and now need your information from the new ...

Changing Structures

A third of senior citizens would choose an assisted living facility, especially one that provides transitional care, over a traditional nursing home. In recent years, elderly care has undergone a significant transformation as more seniors enter their golden years in better physical health than ...

Cut Your Medicare Prescription Drug Costs With ‘Extra Help’

Great news: thanks to the new prescription drug law, the Inflation Reduction Act, in 2024 people with Medicare may qualify for even more savings through the Extra Help program. This program helps some people pay their Medicare drug coverage (Part D) costs, like premiums, deductibles, ...

NY Connects Shares Holiday Gifting Ideas For Loved Ones

Happy Holidays! Are you struggling to find a gift for someone? NY Connects is a great way to connect with some gift ideas for loved ones. This is an excellent way for families close and far to check in to see what services are available to assist Chautauqua County family and friends. NY ...

Be Sure To Show Your Insurance Cards

Question: Do I need to show my insurance cards every time I see a provider or go to the pharmacy? What is your advice? Answer: I have been asked this question many times. My answer is almost always ‘to carry your insurance cards with you all the time’. You never know when you might need ...