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Allegany County Office for the Aging announces upcoming workshops

11-21-22 Allegany Co Press Release – OFA – Cyber Elder Abuse Dec FB Live

Elder Abuse Awareness Seminar- Allegany County Elder Abuse Prevention Committee and Lifespan’s Elder Abuse Prevention Program Join us as Tracey Siebert-Konopko, LMSW, and Stephanie Good, MSW, from Lifespan cover the topics including identifying five types of elder abuse, the difference between elder abuse and being a victim of a scam or a crime, discussing Adult Protective Services criteria and referral process, commonly used resources in our community, and your role in prevention and identification of elder abuse in older adults.

Date and Time: Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Crossroads Conference Center located at 6087 State Rt. 19 N, Belmont, NY 14813

Cyber Security- Navigating the Internet Safely– Leadership Allegany and the Alfred State Faculty & Cyber Security Students Join us as the Alfred State Cyber Security Club gives you tips and tricks about your devices and internet use.  Bring your phone, tablet, or laptop computer if you’d like. After the presentation, the students will help you and answer questions about your devices.

Date and Time: Thursday, December 8, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Crossroads Conference Center located at 6087 State Rt. 19 N, Belmont, NY 14813

Registration for both of these events is required and can be made by calling the

Office for the Aging at 585-268-9390.

Nutrition Facebook Live- Erika Zerkowski, RD

December 29, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. Meal planning – Does meal planning matter? YES – is the short answer. Join us as our registered dietitian discusses how to and why to take the time to meal plan. She will give you some of her favorite tips and tricks to keep things nutritious and on a budget.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions, give input, and offer suggestions for additional sessions with our Registered Dietician!