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Tea Time Speakers Series 2019

Each month, we provide a space for LGBTQ seniors to come together and discuss current events, share stories of personal achievements and struggles, and to learn about services that may be beneficial to older adults. RSVP is not necessary. 

When: Third Wednesday of each month
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Amherst Senior Center 370 John James Audubon Pkwy, 14228

February 20 Father Richard Augustine, Manager Pastoral Care, Kaleida Health Advance Directives 
March 20
Brooke Smith from Synchronet Industries
Tech Support! - Facebook, Instagram, email, etc.
April 17 Nick Ingrassia of Gross Schuman Brizdle & Gilfillan P.C. Health care proxies and estate planning
May 15

Matt Gardiner, Oasis Senior Advisors

Laurie Schaller, National Disability Insitiute 

Senior housing trends, costs & concerns

Assistive technology

June 19 Director of Volunteer Engagement Lisa Johnson and Health First Aid Coordinator Katie Walsh, Compeer of Greater Buffalo General overview of the organization and its mental health first aid training program/volunteer opportunities
July 17 Nichole McDonald - Marton Care Inc. Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP). This Medicaid program provides services to chronically ill or physically disabled individuals who have a medical need for help with activities of daily living (ADLs) or skilled nursing services. Services can include any of the services provided by a personal care aide (home attendant), home health aide, or nurse. Recipients have flexibility and freedom in choosing their caregivers.
August 21 Sandra Lahrache & Brian Archie from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center "Breast and Prostate Health" - a program about the importance of mammograms and PSA tests as well as educating on signs, symptoms and risk factors of these two types of cancers.