Catharine Young's posts related to Seniors

Rose Warden's 102nd Birthday 2.22.12

Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I - 57th District) presented a Senate Proclamation to Rose Worden in honor of her 102nd birthday during a party at the First Baptist Church, Present Center, in Jamestown on Wednesday, February 22.

Jamestown Native Celebrates Her 100th Birthday with Senator Cathy Young

Senator Cathy Young presented Emogene Swanson with a Senate Proclamation honoring her 100th birthday during WJTN FM's Saturday Breakfast Party at Friendly's in Jamestown on Saturday April 7th. Born on April 10, 1912, in Jamestown, Emogene Swanson is a daughter of Sophie and Albin Frankson; she was raised with her four brothers and one sister and later married Alvin Swanson. The couple was married for 67 years.

Also celebrating birthdays were Eleanor Cowing, who turned 95 years old, and Helen Cronk and Kermit Johnson, who both turned 80.

On a side note, the Saturday Breakfast Party is one of the longest running, live audience participation programs in the country.  The show was started in 1946 and is currently hosted by Dennis Webster.

Livingston County Office of the Aging’s 32nd Annual Seniorama

Senator Cathy Young took part in the Livingston County Office of the Aging’s 32nd Annual Seniorama on May 19, 2012 to acknowledge the lifetime contributions of seniors throughout the county. Senator Young congratulated New York State Citizens of the Year (l-r) Alice Acomb, Marilyn Gilbert, Mary Kay Hammond, and Ethel Miller during the. Over the last 32 years, the four honorees collectively volunteered 10,000 hours to For the Health of It, Noyes Memorial Hospital’s health screening program.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for Orchard Grove at the Woodlands.

Senator Young joined local officials and representatives from Heritage Ministries for a ribbon cutting ceremony for Orchard Grove at the Woodlands, a brand new adult care facility in West Ellicott.

Each of the three cottages, which are the first of their kind in Chautauqua County, contain twelve private rooms with a private bath and shower with “family-style” kitchen, living and dining room where seniors can congregate as they would in their own homes. Additionally seniors have access to outdoor recreational areas, perfect for enjoying the warmth of spring and summer. 

Congratulations to Heritage Ministries! The new buildings are wonderful and are a terrific alternative for our seniors!

Senator Young met with recent graduates of Generations-On Line Senior Computer Training

Senator Young stopped by to meet the recent graduates of Generations-On Line Senior Computer Training, a computer class geared toward seniors who want to keep up with the newest technology. The class was held at the Olean One Stop in the New York State Department of Labor offices, and the program was administered by the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging

Computers and exploring the Internet can be intimidating for some, and this class taught basic computer skills to its eager-to-learn students. The students all had different reasons for wanting to get online – some just want to explore the Internet, while others want to Skype with relatives and see pictures of their grandchildren.

Kathleen Hamed Honored for Work at Olean Senior Center

For Release: Immediate, October 31, 2013

Presented with New York State Senate Proclamation for Her Service

OLEAN - In recognition of her years of devoted service to local seniors, Director of the Olean Senior Center Kathleen Hamed was presented with a proclamation from State Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).

At the Olean Senior Center’s Harvest Luncheon on Tuesday afternoon, friends, coworkers, and members of the community gathered to thank Kathy for her commitment to helping seniors. Ms. Hamed’s work at the Senior Center has done more than just allow seniors to benefit from the extensive and valuable services offered, but has also helped foster a personalized approach that helps seniors receive the care and relationships they need.


Senator Young Highlights Budget Positives for New York’s Seniors

For Release: Immediate, April 28, 2014

New State Budget Reflects Strong Commitment to Seniors

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) highlighted a number of important initiatives included in the recently passed state budget that will help New York’s seniors.

“Seniors in our state have spent their lives raising their families, enriching our communities, and working to power our state’s economy. At the same time, they have saved for retirement and responsibly prepared for their golden years. Now, because of burdensome taxes and high costs of living, many retirees and seniors on fixed incomes are having difficulty staying in their homes here in New York after they’ve retired.


Senator Young Warns Area Residents To Be Vigilant Against Ongoing IRS Phone Scam

Area residents have already contacted the Senator’s office after receiving a scam call


ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C- Olean) is warning area residents to be on the lookout in response to an ongoing phone scam that has already plagued several local residents.



Senator Young Honors Local Centenarian Henry Lindquist

Lindquist turned 100 on March 18, 2015


ALBANY – “Always keeping busy” has been the life philosophy for Henry Lindquist, a Bolivar resident who turned 100 this past week. Repairing and restoring antique clocks and cars, woodworking and welding are just a few of the passions that have helped him live out this philosophy over the last century.


On Saturday, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) joined Mr. Lindquist, along with his friends and family, for a very special birthday celebration.



March 25, 2015 - Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young

Along with an update on the on-going State Budget process, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) discusses her efforts to protect employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities, the recent expansion of the rural dentistry program and a local resident who recently celebrated his 100th birthday on this week’s edition of “Your Voice.”