Monday, May 5, 2014
Invitation to Learn at Annual Senior Forum
What do Financial Security and Benefits for Persons over 60 in a Tight Economy, Balancing a Healthy Budget on a Limited Income, EPIC, Chronic Illness Strategies in the Elderly, Diabetes Self Management, How the 2013-2014 NY State Budget Will Affect Seniors, Hoarding, and the Affordable Care Act all have in common? These topics are of interest to older adults and the opportunity to hear directly from a panel of experts on these subjects is coming up on Friday, May 16, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00pm at The Dale Association, 33 Ontario Street, Lockport. Additionally, service providers will be on hand with helpful information and displays from 12:30 – 1:00 and 3:00 – 3:30pm The Senior Forum is open to the public and free to attend. Angie Blackley, The Dale Association employee and coordinator of the forum is encouraging the public to attend. She says, “It is important for people to stay abreast of the issues that affect seniors. People can attend and hear directly from the decision makers about topics that are of such significance.” She goes on to say, “The panel will also have the opportunity to hear vital opinions from people who are affected by the policies and decisions being made. We are glad to bring together important groups of people around topics that are critical to each constituent.” Guest panel members will include: New York State Senator George Maziarz New York State Office for Aging Executive Deputy Director, Greg Olsen Chris Collins, Congressman 27th Congressional District EPIC Outreach Representative Gabrielle Dotterweich Associate State Director AARP Bill Armbruster Corrine Tracey, RN Niagara County Public Health Nurse Lisa Frankenberger, Certified Financial Counselor for Consumer Credit Counseling Services Miriam Callahan, Project Coordinator Caregiver Resources for Erie County Senior Services I hope the public will attend and hear first hand what is happening with issues affecting seniors locally. Please call 433-1886 to reserve your seat. Refreshments will be served.