August 22nd Networking event at the Larkin Square Boardwalk presents “A Night on the Boardwalk”

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: clusk@harrisbeach.com. 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 www.harrisbeach.com

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 joeclaus@msn.com, for information on our organization.

About Elderwood:

Elderwood at Lancaster is a 5 star Medicare.gov 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 http://www.elderwood.com/location/elderwood-at-lancaster/

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 networkinaging.org.

 

July 2nd Networking event at BlueCross BlueShield features an Independence Day theme

Independence Day theme for this months Networking Event

Buffalo, NY (June 20, 2019) –  This month’s networking event will take place on Tuesday, July 2 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York located at 257 West Genesee Street inside the bamboo atrium and on the outdoor patio. It will feature summer-themed appetizers and a cornhole tournament complete with prizes.  This event is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield, Northwestern Mutual, Kalos Health and Ken-Ton Meals on Wheels.

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 services and the Network.

For more information on the event, or to RSVP, contact Paula Venne at venne.paula@bcbswny.com or call 716-887-8408. For more information on joining the Network in Aging, contact Lisa Boron at 716-829-3712.

“The Network in Aging is proud to be the premier professional aging focused networking organization in WNY,” said Angie Blackley, current Network in Aging President.  “Our diverse membership actively promotes positive aging by helping our members stay current with trends, technology and forward thinking initiatives”.

About BlueCross Blue Shield of WNY

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is a division of HealthNow New York Inc., an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. Since 1936, BlueCross BlueShield has helped millions of people lead healthier lives. BlueCross BlueShield offers a full range of insured, self-insured, and government programs and services covering businesses, families, and individuals, as well as dental and vision plans and stop-loss coverage. As a community-based, not-for-profit health plan, BlueCross BlueShield contributes significantly to organizations that strengthen and enrich the health of our community. For up-to-date news, facts, and information about the company, leadership, and industry, please visit the BlueCross BlueShield News Center at //bcbswny.com/news or follow us on Twitter.

About Kalos Health

Founded in 2014, Kalos Health coordinates health care services throughout Western New York with a vast network designed to meet the health care needs of the diverse populations we serve. Kalos Health is a local not-for-profit company, enabling us to maintain a pulse on the ever-changing landscape of local healthcare.

Kalos Health provides health insurance coverage through Kalos Health Managed Long Term Care (MLTC – Medicaid) and Kalos Health Gold Plus (Medicare Dual Advantage Plan)– a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Special Needs Plan (SNP) with a Medicare contract and a coordination of benefits agreement with the New York State Department of Health.

About Northwestern Mutual: Williams & O’Connor Financial Planning Group

Christopher Williams and Ryan O’Connor are Wealth Management Advisors and partners at Williams & O’Connor Financial Planning Group. Their firm specializes in Financial Planning for Businesses and Medical Professionals, Advanced Retirement Planning and Fee-Based Financial Plans . They provide comprehensive services, products and cutting-edge technology backed by Northwestern Mutual, an industry leader for more than 160 years.

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 200 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 networkinaging.org.

 

June 5th networking event features “Revvin at the Riv” theme at the historic Riviera Theater

Network in Aging presents “Revvin at the Riv”

North Tonawanda, NY (May 28, 2019) –  This month’s networking event for professionals will feature a guided backstage tour of the historic Riviera Theater on Wednesday, June 5 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at 67 Webster Street.  Guests will enjoy musical entertainment by the students of Cardinal O’Hara high school, raffles and plenty of food and refreshments. Attendees are also welcomed to stay for a free Organ and Light show after the event, featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. This event is sponsored by Amazing Home Care, Dana Dee, CLTC, Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP, M&T Bank Reverse Mortgage Division, and Olear Realty.

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 services and the Network.

For more information on the event, or to RSVP, contact Pamela Pace at pamela@amazinghc.com or call 716-863-9035. For more information on joining the Network in Aging, contact Lisa Boron at 716-829-3712.

“The Network in Aging is proud to be the premier professional aging focused networking organization in WNY,” said Angie Blackley, current Network in Aging President.  “Our diverse membership actively promotes positive aging by helping our members stay current with trends, technology and forward thinking initiatives”.

About Amazing Home Care

New York’s Consumer Direct Personal Assistance Program (“CDPAP”) is a program that allows Medicaid recipients to choose the caregiver they work with. Amazing Home Care is a highly experienced fiscal intermediary (FI), which is a company that provides the service necessary to facilitate your role in employing your own personal case assistant.

About Olear Realty

Michael Olear, MSW is a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker with Olear Team/ MJ Peterson Real Estate. He has over 32 yrs experience and has specialized in helping older adults with transitions since 1999. Michael is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Management – CEL and the University School of Social Work Master’s Program. His team includes 8 realtors and 4 paid staff working throughout Erie and Niagara Counties helping buyers and sellers of residential real estate with specialized services for older adults and their caregivers.

About M&T Bank – Reverse Mortgage Division

Enjoying your retirement to the fullest? Ask us about options available to homeowners age 62 and over:

We can help you to pay property taxes, increase your cash flow, establish a growing line of credit for unexpected expenses, use funds without a monthly payment, and provide an alternative to using your retirement funds. Consider the advantages that a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) can offer you. With an M&T HECM, homeowners age 62 and over have the ability to convert a portion of their home equity into money that is typically not taxed.* Funds can be used for almost anything and there are no monthly loan payments.  Please contact Beth Donner Loan Officer NMLS #475147

About Tom Lang from Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP

Tom Lang is an associate attorney with the law firm of Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP and concentrates his practice in litigation and estate planning matters.  In his spare time he is involved with many volunteer and community organizations including the Riviera Theatre and Kenmore Rotary Club.

About Dana Dee

Dana Dee’s career as a Certified Long Term Care Specialist began with Acsia Partners began in 2007.   Prior to 2007 she cared for her Mom with Alzheimer’s in her home and in a memory care facility for 8 plus years. In addition to her Certification in Long Term Care she holds a New York State license in health, life and accident insurance, as well as licenses in several other states nationally.

The focal point of her practice is on the education of traditional and hybrid long term care insurance not the sale.   In addition, as part of the education, retirement is something that everyone needs to plan for…without a plan you leave your assets, your family and yourself open to consequences and there are many if there is No planning.  Due to our living longer, LTC coverage is something that most of us need…it is not only to protect older folks, but many younger folks may need LTC due to diseases, accidents, etc.

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 200 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 networkinaging.org.

May 14th Network in Aging workshop presents “Anxiety & Depression in Older Adults: What We Know & Available Mental Health Resources

Buffalo, NY (May 8, 2019) –

Network in Aging presents “Anxiety & Depression in Older Adults: What We Know & Available Mental Health Resources”

The Network in Aging of WNY, Inc was founded in 1981 by a network of people committed to improving the quality of life for older persons in Western New York. The Network is a non-profit, voluntary corporation which brings together individuals and organizations involved in aging and long term care. Our mission is to help our members by providing opportunities for resource exchange, professional development and interdisciplinary collaboration through networking events, educational programs, strategic partnerships and promoting public awareness of the organization and its mission.

You are cordially invited to attend an educational event on Tuesday, May 14th from 12-4:30. The Network’s Educational Committee has organized this event called “Anxiety & Depression in Older Adults.”  Lunch and networking from 12:00PM -1:00PM.

This educational event features Dr. Mark Gunther, PhD, Psychologist at ECMC as our speaker. He has extensive experience working with and treating mental health disorders in older persons and will provide an overview of depression, anxiety and related disorders and how this impacts the lives of older adults.

Following Dr. Gunther’s presentation a panel of 9 local service providers will address the mental health services they provide, and how to access them for you clients and patients. Kathy Kanaley from the Center for Elder Law and Justice will be the moderator.

The event will take place at Meals on Wheels a Program of FeedMore WNY, 100 James E. Casey Drive, Buffalo, NY 14206. (Park on street and in front lot, enter at the far left. Do not enter through the front door.)

For more information on joining the Network in Aging, contact Lisa Boron at 716-829-3712.

April 17th Networking event presents “Sweet Spring” theme @ The Lockport Presbyterian Home

Network in Aging presents “Sweet Spring”

April 17th – 4:30pm – 6:30pm

The Lockport Presbyterian Home
327 High Street, Lockport, NY 14094

 Buffalo, NY (April 8, 2019) – This month’s networking event for health care professionals will feature an evening to celebrate the beginning of spring. You are invited to participate in a giant chocolate bunny raffle, fun networking games and enjoy wine tasting and snacks. This event will take place at the Lockport Presbyterian Home (327 High St Lockport, NY 14094) on April 17, 2019 from 4:30-6:30. It is co-sponsored by Presbyterian Senior Care of Western New York, Sheridan Benefits and Oasis Senior Advisors.

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, or to RSVP, contact Jenna Bichler-Cross by email. Her email address is jbichler-cross@pscwny.org. For more information on joining the Network in Aging, contact Lisa Boron at 716-829-3712.

“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 Presbyterian Senior Care:

Presbyterian Senior Care of WNY is a not-for-profit community of senior living campuses that embrace aging in Buffalo, NY. We provide access to care that evolves as you age and that honors your independence and need for community.

Our three unique senior living facilities provide a range of services that focus on maximizing your independence. This includes independent senior apartments, an Enriched Housing Program for our income eligible residents, and a 24-Hour Adult Care facility. We make affordable senior housing accessible. Presbyterian Senior Care ministers to the needs of more than 250 residents on a daily basis.

About Sheridan Benefits:

Sheridan Benefits is a full-service, independent insurance agency, founded in 2005. Established in Buffalo, NY, where we’re still headquartered, we provide Benefit consulting, integrated Payroll, HR, Compliance services and technology solutions to companies ranging from small family owned businesses to large national corporations. We pride ourselves on our high level of customer satisfaction and retention.

Our goal is to deliver the most competitive benefit options available in the market, help control cost and keep you in compliance. We provide our clients with the right information in an easy to understand presentation, creating a piece of mind. We truly care about our clients and we are confident that we can bring significant value to the table for you and your business.

About Oasis Senior Advisors

When you or your loved one begins searching for living arrangements suited to your care needs, the process can quickly become intimidating. Oasis Senior Advisors offers free, community-based referral senior housing assistance to aid in finding a place just right for you or your loved one. Using our knowledge of local resources and our proprietary OasisIQ™ software, we work with you and your family to help match you with the senior living options that suit your needs and preferences.

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 networkinaging.org.

March Networking event presents a “St. Patrick’s Day Luck of the Irish” theme – 3/12

Network in Aging event at Brookdale Williamsville presents a “St. Patrick’s Day – Luck of the Irish” theme

Williamsville, NY (March 1, 2019) – This month’s networking event for professionals celebrates the wearing of  green with a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.  Irish fun abounds with traditional food, lively entertainment and plenty of pints on Tuesday, March 12 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Brookdale Williamsville, 6076 Main Street.  You’ll be green with envy if you miss this opportunity to learn how much our communities can benefit those in your care!  This event is sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living, Inc., Diagnostic X-Ray, and The Clarity Group.

For more information on the event, or to RSVP, contact Sarah Kielaszek at skielaszek@brookdale.com or call/text 716-449-4671.

“The Network in Aging is a long standing, vital organization which has a special place in the community among professionals,” said Angie Blackley, current Network in Aging President.  “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”.

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 joining the Network in Aging, contact Lisa Boron at 716-829-3712.

About Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc., is the leading operator of senior living communities throughout the United States.  The company is committed to providing senior living solutions primarily within properties that are designed, purpose-built and operated to provide the highest quality service, care and living accommodations for residents. Brookdale operates in WNY enhanced assisted living and dementia-care communities.

About Diagnostic X-Ray

They specialize in convenience, cost saving benefits, and state-of-the-art technology. They have a peace of mind is the intelligent approach to diagnostic health care services.

 About The Clarity Group

The Clarity Group is WNY’s premier Medicare Insurance Agency.  The Clarity Group offers Medicare plans from multiple companies for a one-stop shopping experience.  We bring Clarity to Medicare.

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 Lisa Boron at 716-829-3712 or visit networkinaging.org.