Network in Aging presents “Giving Thanks to All of Our Caregivers”

Buffalo, NY (October 10, 2018) – This month’s networking event for health care professionals will feature an evening of appreciation for all of the hard working caregivers working with the senior population. Please submit the name of a special caregiver, along with a picture and brief description of why they are so special. Be sure to invite them to attend as your guest. Each caregiver will be recognized that evening and one will be selected as Caregiver of the Year! Submissions can be made to John Tomes at or (716) 476-2780. This event will take place at Wheatfield Commons (3920 Forest Park Way North Tonawanda, NY 14120) on November 14, 2018 from 4:30-6:30. It is sponsored by Wheatfield Commons, Hearts & Hands, Williams & O’Connor Financial Planning Group and Univera Healthcare.

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 John Tomes at or (716) 476-2780. 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 Wheatfield Commons
Wheatfield Commons, a new DePaul Senior Living Community at 3920 Forest Parkway in North Tonawanda, New York, is welcoming new residents for both assisted living and memory care accommodations. Wheatfield Commons provides gracious, single-floor living in a well-appointed setting with spacious, furnished suites and a choice of floor plan. The community offers a full range of amenities, supportive, caring staff and personal care services that promote independence and dignity. Wheatfield Commons has inviting grounds and courtyards, and is close to shopping, restaurants and places of worship. Rates are all-inclusive and stays may be long- or short-term. Contact Administrator Kathy Hyland or Marketing Director John Tomes at (716) 475-7600 or via email at Visit wheatfield-commons/ or on Facebook at www.facebook. com/wheatfieldcommons/.

About Hearts & Hands
Hearts and Hands, founded in 2003, is a not-for-profit organization which pairs screened, trained volunteers with older or physically challenged individuals for escorted, door through door transportation and non-medical in-home supports, including caregiver respite. All services maintain or improve the quality of life for our older neighbors helping to them remain in their home. Hearts and Hands provides services in Akron-Newstead, Alden, Amherst, Clarence, Holland, Marilla, Wales, North Tonawanda, Lockport, and the Tonawanda Indian Reservation. Services will be expanding into Kenmore and Tonawanda in 2019. All services are free.

About Univera Healthcare
Univera Healthcare is a nonprofit health plan that is part of a family of companies financing and delivering health services for about 1.5 million upstate New Yorkers. Based in Buffalo, the health plan serves members across the eight counties of Western New York.

Univera Healthcare is a seven time medalist in the Business First Best Places To Work competition. It has been honored as among Western New York’s Healthiest Employers. For the third year in a row, the health plan has earned a perfect score of 100 percent and the designation Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality on the Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey on corporate policies and practices related to workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. And the Erie County Department of Health has recognized Univera Healthcare as a Breast feeding Friendly Workplace. Univera Healthcare’s 460 Western New York employees are based at the health insurer’s headquarters on Park Club Lane in Williamsville.

About Williams & O’Connor Financial Planning Group
While most advisors simply help with insurance solutions or investment management we help our clients with what is most important and believe our biggest value to them is underrating their goals, values and concerns to provide objective advice around everything that touches their financial lives, not just their investment portfolio.

At Williams & O’Connor Financial Planning Group, we start with a process that develops clarity around your goals, evaluates and develops tailored solutions, solid implementation, and ongoing team based attention to your results. It’s a system that makes sense for goals that matter. Yours.

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