July 24th “Taste of the Network” event to be held @ Amherst Center for Senior Services

Network in Aging presents  “The Taste of the Network” Networking Event

Amherst, NY (June 26, 2018) – The 9th Annual ”Taste of the Network” to benefit the Jerry Flaschner Humanitarian Spirit Award will be held Tuesday, July 24 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, located at 370 John James Audubon Parkway.  The “Taste of the Network” will provide an opportunity for network members and friends to come together to enjoy culinary tidbits created by the dining service departments of several Network in Aging member agencies.

Participating groups include Absolut Care, Amherst Center for Senior Services, Bristol Village, Brookdale Senior Living, Eden Heights, Elderwood, Heathwood Assisted Living, Meals on Wheels for WNY, Montabaur Heights (Brothers of Mercy), Peregrine Senior Living at Cheektowaga,
Peregrine Senior Living at Orchard Park and Wheatfield Commons.

The “Jerry Flaschner Humanitarian Spirit Award” was established in 2006 in honor of the late Jerry Flaschner and is designed to recognize an individual who has demonstrated the same concern for elders in the Western New York Community as exemplified by Jerry and his “no problem” attitude. Jerry was a member of the Network in Aging board of directors, the publisher of “Living Prime Time” and an active volunteer for many important causes. The nominee should share Jerry’s belief that “The Best is yet to Come,” and translate that belief into action.  The award is a $1000 scholarship to be used towards education and is presented during the “Taste of the Network” event.

The cost of the event is $15.00.  For more information on the event or joining the Network in Aging, contact Lisa Boron at lisaboro@buffalo.edu or call 716-829-3712.

“The Taste of the Network is a fun-filled event we look forward to holding every year,” said Kristin Surdej, current Network in Aging President.  “Member agencies get to show off their culinary delicacies and we are able to honor past member Jerry and provide resources to further one lucky individuals education dreams.”

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE OFFERING ANY MEDIA MEMBERS THAT COVER THIS EVENT ONE FREE TICKET TO ATTEND AND ENJOY THE VARIOUS FOOD ITEMS THAT WILL BE SHOWCASED

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.

 

June 21st event presents a Networking Event: “Garden Party”

Network in Aging presents a Networking Event:  

“Garden Party”

Kenmore, NY (June 21st) – Celebrate the beginning of summer in the middle courtyard of Brookdale Kenmore with an evening of relaxed networking, appetizers and summertime beverages. Welcome the sun back to Buffalo!

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.

“The Network in Aging is a long standing, vital organization which has a special place in the community among professionals,” said Kristin Surdej, 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”.

About Brookdale Senior Living

The largest operator of senior living communities in the US with over 1,000 locations across the country and seven locations in the WNY area.  Established in 1978, Brookdale has a decades-long proven track record of delivering quality care to residents.   Brookdale communities in WNY provide independent living, assisted and enhanced living, and Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

PDI Health

Preventive Diagnostics provides mobile diagnostic services wherever we are needed. Through our commitment to advanced technology, fast mobile service and medical accuracy, we’re able to provide a wide range of diagnostic services that include head-to-toe X-Ray services, ultrasound services, echocardiogram and EKG services and much more, all carried out by our highly trained, registered staff of technologists.

MedVan

MedVan provides pre-arranged non-emergency medical transportation to include wheelchair transportation serving twenty-six counties in New York State; locally serving Erie, Niagara, Monroe, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.  Our courteous professional drivers undergo a strict background check to assure they can provide door to door service that you can count on! We accept all insurance and are open 24 hours per day/7 days a week/365 days a year. For more information: www.medvan.us (716) 685-1550

Ride2

Ride2 provides older adults who are unable or prefer not to drive; the freedom to reach their destination whether a trip to a store, a family event, visit or meet friends or family or go to their doctor appointment with peace of mind. Our caring trained professional drivers will guide their traveler door through door to assure their safe arrival. Our vehicles are clean well maintained smoke free sedans, minivans, SUV’s or if requested we can accommodate those requiring wheelchair services.

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.

June 20th Workshop presents “Sleep in the Elderly: From Insomnia to Sleep Apnea and Everything Else in Between”

Network in Aging of Western New York Presents a Workshop

“Sleep in the Elderly:  From Insomnia to Sleep Apnea and Everything Else in Between”

 BUFFALO, NY (May 28, 2018) – The Network in Aging is presenting a workshop entitled “Sleep in the Elderly: From Insomnia to Sleep Apnea and Everything Else in Between” on Wednesday, June 20 from 12 to 3:30 pm at Meals on Wheels of WNY Community Center, located at 100 James E. Casey Drive.  The purpose of this event is to better understand the evolution of sleep as we age, learn what normal sleep requirements are as an older adult, discuss common sleep disorders and will offer attendees a tool kit to help fix these disorders in the senior population.

During this workshop, topics covered will include an overview of sleep physiology, abnormal sleep-Related behaviors in the elderly, sleep-related breathing disorders and cardiovascular disease and stroke, sleep-onset and sleep maintenance insomnia, and climate change and sleep requirements. The featured speaker is Dr. Daniel Rifkin of the Sleep Medicine Centers of WNY, a successful private practice and clinical research practice in Sleep Medicine.  Dr. Rifkin is interested in all aspects of sleep medicine and neurology with a special interest in sleep apnea, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome as well as a special interest on the effects of climate change on sleep.

The workshop is open to area professionals and those looking to learn more. Attendees can register online by June 8 at www.networkinaging.org for a cost of $20 and the event includes lunch. For further information, contact Lisa Boron at lisaboro@buffalo.edu or 716-829-3712.

“The Network in Aging is a long standing, vital organization which has a special place in the community among professionals that deal with seniors,” said Kristin Surdej, current Network in Aging President.  “Our special events committee is thrilled to be able to bring this interesting workshop to area professionals and those looking to learn more about the importance of a good nights sleep”.

About the SPEAKER

Dr. Daniel Rifkin received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 1992 and trained in Neurology at Strong Memorial hospital. He completed his training with a subspecialty fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and sleep disorders medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In 1997, he moved to Buffalo and established the Sleep Medicine Centers of WNY. He received his Master’s in Public Health from George Washington University and hopes to spread the importance of sleep health now and in the future.

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.

 

May event at The Amberleigh features fun activities to “spoil” dedicated professionals in honor of Older Americans month

Network in Aging presents a Networking Event to  

Spoil Dedicated Professionals

Amherst, NY (May 17, 2018) – In celebration of Older Americans month, this month’s Network with the Network event will offer a smorgasbord of fun activities for health care professionals to choose from and is to be held on Thursday, May 31 from 4 pm to 6 pm at The Amberleigh, located at 2330 Maple Road.   Guests will enjoy manicures, makeovers, chair massages or haircuts while letting loose their inner performer with karaoke and a professional DJ. This event is sponsored by The Amberleigh, PharMerica, FirstLight Home Care, Amherst Center for Senior Services, Michele Dill Realty – Keller Williams.

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 Margaret Kleinmann at MKleinmann@capitalseniorliving.net or call 716-689-4195. 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, 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”.

About The Amberleigh

Nestled in the heart of Williamsville, The Amberleigh offers three levels of care on their 23 acre campus including; Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care options.  Residents live in their own spacious one or two bedroom apartment and enjoy meals, medical transportation and a host of uplifting activities.   Assisted Living and Memory Care residents have availability to nursing and aide assistance 24 hours a day in a dedicated area on campus renovated to accommodate their daily needs. To schedule a tour anytime call (716)689-4555.

About PharMerica

PharMerica is an institutional pharmacy providing services for LTC, Residential/Group Homes, and Addiction Treatment centers. By combining our industry leading technology, hands-on experience and thorough knowledge of state/federal regulations, we help to improve medication adherence while lowering pharmacy cost.  We provide a continuum of care through medication management, cost containment, and compliance and education methodologies to create better resident/patient outcomes.  We believe that personalized pharmacy services and cost management should be synonymous with delivering high quality healthcare.

About FirstLight Homecare

FirstLight is known for its Extraordinary Caregivers and Exceptional Care.  They are committed to truly serve the community particularly where folks want to stay safe and independent in their own home.  FirstLight’s commitment to service extends to those in need of home care, their families, and to the whole community of case managers and personnel that are responsible for or are otherwise concerned for care in the home/place of residence.

 About Amherst Senior Center

The Amherst Center for Senior Services is an organization dedicated to the health and livelihood of our community’s older residents and their families.  We have been committed to this goal since 1962. In 2018, we added close to 500 new members and our membership reached 9,000.  Our members represent three distinct generations; Leading Edge Baby Boomers (ages 55-64),  Silent Generation (ages 65-84) and  GI Generation (ages 85+).

 About Michele Dill Realty – Keller Williams

Michele Dill of Keller Williams Buffalo Northtowns is your friend in Real Estate.  She understands your busy schedule, and takes every measure to make the experience a positive one.

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 event features a “Come Wine with Us” with food & wine pairing

Network with the Network “Come Wine with Us!”

Food & Wine Pairing/Jazz Music by the SophistiCats

WILLIAMSVILLE,  NY (March 5, 2018) – This month’s Network with the Network event will be held on Thursday, March 22nd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Heathwood Assisted Living located at 816 Hopkins Road.  The theme of let’s say goodbye to winter and welcome spring will be evident as attendees enjoy food and wine pairings and musical entertainment provided by The SophistiCats.  The event is sponsored by Heathwood Assisted Living, Homewatch Caregivers and the Parkinson’s Foundation, Western New York Chapter.

“The Network in Aging is a long standing, vital organization which has a special place in the community among professionals,” said Kristin Surdej, 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 complementary 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, call Chris Falkowski at 716-688-0111 or cfalkowski@heathwoodassistedliving.com   For more information on joining the Network in Aging, contact Lisa Boron at 716-829-3712.

About Heathwood Assisted Living:  For senior adults who need a little extra help with the details of daily life, Heathwood provides a blend of independence and care.  Residents benefit from round-the-clock nursing supervision, medication management, and assistance with bathing, dressing and other personal needs.  Suite apartments, and private and semi-private rooms are available with community areas which include comfortably furnished living spaces, landscaped gardens, a movie theatre, casual café, and full service dining room with home cooked meals.  In addition to an enhanced activity calendar, residents also have available to them a spa-like bathing suite, beauty salon and barber services, gift shop, chapel and laundry facilities.  For more information contact Gary Henry at 716-688-0111.

About Homewatch Caregivers:  A licensed home care agency serving those in need for fourteen years.  Personal care nursing care and companion services such as bathing, dressing, transfers, meal prep, medication supervision, housekeeping, laundry and transport services are provided by certified and professionally trained staff.  Services are provided from 2 to 24 hours per day.  Call 716-565-3103 for more information.

About the Parkinson’s Foundation, Western New York Chapter:  The mission is to make life better for the Parkinson’s community through improved care and advancing researching toward a cure.  They provide support, education, therapeutic programming and social opportunities for those with Parkinson’s, their care partners and families.  Until there is a cure, they pledge to work diligently to identify the needs of the local Parkinson’s community and seek the best means possible for addressing them. For more information contact 716-449-3795.

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.

 

April 19th event features “The Opioid Crisis: The Hidden Effect on Older Adults” workshop

Network in Aging of Western New York Presents a Workshop

“The Opioid Crisis:  The Hidden Effect on Older Adults”

 

BUFFALO, NY (March 21, 2018) – The Network in Aging is presenting a workshop entitled “The Opioid Crisis: The Hidden Effect on Older Adults” on Thursday, April 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Meals on Wheels of WNY Community Center, 100 James E. Casey Drive.  The purpose of this event is to bring attention to the hidden effects of opioid drug abuse which are hitting older adults especially hard.  In 2015, 2.7 million Americans over the age of 50 abused painkillers by taking them for reasons, or in amounts, other than prescribed and nearly 14,000 people over age 45 died from an opioid overdose in 2015.

In this workshop, attendees will learn about the scope of opioid use in Western New York, how to spot the use of opioids, and what tools professionals can use to help.  A training component on the use of narcan will also be presented.  Speaker and panel members include Dr. Gale Burstein, the Erie Commissioner of Health, and a clinical professor of pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo School Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colleen Osborne, Director of Home Care Operations at Schofield Care, Kathy Kanaley, social worker with the Center for Elder Law and Justice, and Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour.

The workshop is open to area professionals and those looking to learn more. Attendees can register online by April 13 at www.networkinaging.org for a cost of $20 and the event includes lunch. For further information, contact Lisa Boron at lisaboro@buffalo.edu or 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, 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”.

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.