Network in Aging presents “Zip into the Fall”

Buffalo, NY (August 30, 2018) –  This month’s networking event will earn you bragging rights!   On Thursday, September 6th from 4:30 p.m.  – 6:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, located at 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville,  guests will enjoy delicious fall delicacies, wines and the evening’s signature drink, the “Screamer”.    The drink is aptly named as those more adventurous guests will get to Zip line  into Fall from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.   Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.   This event is sponsored by Touching Hearts at home, Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County, Allegra Marketing  *Print* *Mail and Weinberg Campus.

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 Andrea Kukoda at or 716-898-8566 by August 30th.   Please bring a guest who may be interested in learning more about the Network in Aging and our event sponsors.

“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

Allegra Marketing
For the past 35 years, Allegra Marketing Print Mail has been proudly serving the Western New York community! Whether you need quick and easy printing of the basics or specialized printing techniques for more complex pieces, Allegra delivers with speed, precision and quality. Today’s business environment requires a strategic approach to marketing, print and mail. Partner with us to execute your business communications on terms that work for you. Let us build solutions that bring the results you need! For more information, call 716-634-5966.

Jewish Family Services

Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County, New York [JFS] is a nonsectarian, not for profit, community-based health and social service provider that has served its community since 1862.  Every person in the JFS Buffalo service area coping with significant life challenge or personal change will have a lifeline that leads to new hope and compassionate care.

JFS provides Care Coordination Services to prioritize and efficiently manage multiple health and social needs. Our team-based, client-centered approach focuses on the design and implementation of an individualized service delivery plan that will improve medical and mental health outcomes, ensure continuity of care and manage cost for our clients, health professionals and healthcare systems and providers.

Our services are available to all individuals – from infants, children and adolescents to families and the frail elderly –regardless of religious affiliation, ethnicity, race, culture, gender or ability to pay. Our compassionate health care professionals administer comprehensive programs that offer comfort, counseling and connection to a broad network of support.  In every service area – from elder care to refugee resettlement to behavioral and physical health –JFS focuses on client-directed treatment of the whole self.  We are guided by the essential connection between mental well-being, physical wellness and positive self-worth.

Weinberg Campus is a complete continuum of care, offering Senior Apartments, Enriched Housing, Assisted Living, Enhanced Assisted Living, Memory Care, Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing, Certified Home Care and Outpatient Therapy all on one convenient campus in Getzville, NY. The campus honors over 100 years of caring tradition, with flexible living options,  many on-site amenities, and active lifestyle offerings for the senior in your life.

Touching Hearts at Home locally owned and operated client-based home care company serving the senior population in Buffalo and surrounding areas since 2011.  Our senior home care services support healthy and happy aging in place, wherever “home” may be. Just as every person and family situation is unique, our in-home care is personalized for maximum positive impact. Our in-home care services are non-medical and are commonly referred to as “companion care”. Our companion aides can do MANY things that enable our clients to remain at home for as long as possible.  Our services include but are not limited to, housekeeping, meal prep, laundry, transportation, medication reminders, home safety, hygiene assistance, and social engagement.

We have high hiring standards and extensive applicant screening and training.  All our companion aides are bonded and insured. After we assign a companion aide to a client we follow up in various ways, including: phone calls to ensure clients are satisfied; unscheduled client visits for impromptu observations, Finally, we always encourage clients and their families to let us know how they are enjoying our services.

Our senior companion aides are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We have a 3- hour shift 1 time per week minimum.  We encourage calls for respite and emergency coverage.  Please contact us for more information at 716-898-8566.