Network in Aging presents “A Night on the Boardwalk”

Buffalo, NY (July 31, 2019) – This month’s networking event for health care professionals will feature an evening to celebrate a night on the boardwalk at the Larkin Square Boardwalk. Please join us on Thursday, August 22 from 4:30-6:30PM.

Once a month, select member agencies of Network in Aging collaborate to develop a themed “Network with the Network” event.  These complimentary events are designed for members to meet regularly in a variety of settings and are also open to area professionals who want to learn more about the sponsoring organizations and the Network.

For more information on the event, contact Courtney Lusk at 585-419-8622 or by email: Please RSVP by 8/15/19.

“The Network in Aging is a long standing, vital organization which has a special place in the community among professionals,” said Kristin Surdej, former Network in Aging President and current board member.  “Our organization has grown over the years and has become eclectic in its membership.  Members are from for profit and non for profit alike.  Membership includes those in the field of aging and others from organizations or businesses who serve those in the aging population”.

About Harris Beach PLLC:

Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms according to The National Law Journal. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, science and technology, veterinary medicine, and state and local governments and authorities. In addition to Uniondale, the firm’s lawyers practice across New York in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Melville, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, and White Plains. For more information, go to

About FirstLight Home Care:

FirstLight Home Care is a NYS LHCSA that provides personal and companion care aide service throughout Western New York. At FirstLight Home Care, a leading home care agency, the genuine health and well-being of others is our greatest concern. We vow to provide first-class personal service for our clients so that they may enjoy warmth, independence and relaxed comfort in their own home or any setting. FirstLight Home Care is built on a solid foundation of core values and dedication to client happiness, peace of mind, and quality of life that supports our Culture of Care—our commitment to service excellence, personal growth, and accountability.

At FirstLight Home Care, our extraordinary caregivers are the most significant members of our team in delivering our service commitment to others. By embracing each day with values of trust, honesty, respect, integrity and dedication, we cultivate our relationships to the benefit of each caregiver and the entire organization as a whole. FirstLight promotes a caregiving atmosphere where diversity is respected, quality of life is valued, personal ambitions are attained, and the FirstLight Culture of Care is emboldened.

About National Parkinson Foundation​:

The Parkinson’s Foundation Western New York Chapter is an outreach organization serving the tens of thousands in our region who are affected by Parkinson’s disease. Our mission is to make life better for people with Parkinson’s by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. The Parkinson’s Foundation provides therapeutic programming, support, education and vital resources to aid in battling this chronic, progressive neurodegenerative affliction.

There is a prevalence of Parkinson’s in Western New York, and it is our goal to bring assistance to everyone in our region who needs it. The growth of the Parkinson’s Foundation has given us greater leverage in researching the therapies, practices and materials that best address the great challenges of those with PD and their caregivers. Our Parkinson’s Outcomes Project is the largest study of its kind, involving more than 10,000 participants in our Centers of Excellence. Our latest venture is PD GENEration, a comprehensive examination of the genetic components of PD. Always looking forward, we aim to bring advances to today’s treatment of the disease as we continue the search for a cure.

About WNY Retired Teacher’s Association:

The Western Zone of Retired Teachers Association (NYSRTA) promotes the professional, social, and economic involvement of its members through local, regional and statewide programs.  We support and strengthen the quality of life of our members, families, and communities.  This is achieved through legislative activities, aiding needy retirees through the DeCormier fund, and supporting students through our scholarships for active teachers.  We provide teacher grants to active teachers in our five counties of Western Zone.  We also distribute health information and provide social activities to our members.  Our Western Zone Annual Meeting takes place on September 18, 2019 at Salvatore’s Italian Restaurant and Conference Center.  Contact Michelle Claus, 716-481-5279, or, for information on our organization.

About Elderwood:

Elderwood at Lancaster is a 5 star skilled nursing and rehab community in Lancaster. We offer comprehensive, personalized orthopedic and post-surgical rehab programs including physical, occupational and speech therapy. We also specialize in the care of the cardiac patient. Our community has a specialized cardiac unit that offers Step-Down Cardiac Telemetry and inpatient cardiac rehabilitation.  Elderwood at Lancaster is also proud to be ranked as a Top Short Stay Rehabilitation Center and Overall Best Nursing Home by U.S. News and World Report.  For more information please call 716-683-6165 or visit

About Network in Aging of Western New York

The Network in Aging of Western New York is a non-profit, voluntary corporation, founded in 1981 and is committed to bringing together individuals and organizations involved in aging and improving the quality of life for older persons and their support network in the area. They currently have over 100 member agencies specializing in various fields including education, health and social services, and community and government leadership. Their mission is to provide members with opportunities for resource exchange, professional development and stimulation of interdisciplinary collaboration through networking events, educational programs and strategic partnerships. For more information contact 716-829-3712 or visit