Allegany County seniors to be heard at Town Hall meetings

A new series of Allegany County Town Hall meetings to obtain senior citizen input on elder needs will start later this month and extend into October.

The Allegany County Office for the Aging and Age-Friendly Allegany County will host 13 sessions in various parts of the county over a seven-week period, including a new evening general session next month which will include a Zoom participation option.

The expanded schedule adds to a format introduced last Fall, with comments received at that time being used to develop additional elder opportunities in areas of socialization, personal safety, accessing information and services, and healthcare.

Comments are being solicited in regard to what services seniors find to be important and helpful, along with those which are needed.

Noontime gatherings will include a complimentary luncheon when registration is made with the Office for the Aging at or (585) 268-9390, or NYConnects at (866) 268-9390.

Sessions have been scheduled for:

– Thursday, August 25 – 11:30AM to 1PM: Fillmore Fire Department, 24 South Genesee Street.
– Tuesday, August 30 – 11:30AM to 1PM: Canaseraga Fire Company, 10 Main Street.
– Thursday, September 8 – 11:30AM to 1PM: Island Park Community Center, 25 West Water Street, Friendship.
– Monday, September 12 – 11:30AM to 1PM: Whitesville Volunteer FD, 496 Main Street.
– Wednesday, September 14, – 11:30AM to 1PM: Bolivar Fire Department, 460 Main Street.
– Monday, September 19 – 11:30AM to 1PM: Grace United Church, 289 North Main Street, Wellsville.
– Thursday, September 22 – 11:30AM to 1PM: Belmont Legion, 29 Schuyler Street (State Route 19 South).
– Wednesday, September 28 – 5:30PM to 7PM: Crossroads Conference Center, 6087 State Route 19 North, Belmont – General Open Session with virtual Zoom option available.
– Thursday, September 29 – 11:30AM to 1PM: A.A. Arnold Community Center, 51 East Main Street, Cuba.
– Monday, October 3 – 11:30AM to 1PM: Alfred Station 7th Day Baptist Church, 587 State Route 244.
– Thursday, October 6, – 11:30AM to 1PM: Angelica United Methodist Church, 15 Park Circle.
– Tuesday, October 11 – 11:30AM to 1PM: Andover Fire Department, 60 Main Street.
– Thursday, October 13, – 11:30AM to 1PM: Town of Rushford NY Town Hall, 8999 Main Street.
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