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HEAP Outreach at Aurora Senior Center Today, January 24

HEAP Outreach at Aurora Senior Center Today, January 24

Legislator Lorigo announces HEAP Outreach
will be held Jan. 24 at Aurora Senior Center

(EAST AURORA, NY) – Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Aurora Senior Center, 101 King Street, East Aurora. Attendees are asked to refrain from parking in the Oakwood Plaza lot. Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30am.  All applicants will be interviewed. 

HEAP is a federally funded program to assist Erie County residents with their heating bills. The HEAP outreach will be administered by the Erie County Departments of Social Services and Senior Services and is open to all income eligible households.

How to Protect Your Pet From Dental Problems

How to Protect Your Pet From Dental Problems

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

According to a study by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and Hill's Pet Nutrition, dental care ranks second to weight control as the most important thing pet owners can do to increase the length of their cat or dog's life.

Proper oral care can play a key role in your pet's overall quality and length of life, by helping to avoid dental problems such as tooth infections and tooth loss among a broader range of health issues, including organ damage, strokes, emphysema, osteoporosis and diabetes.

Schools, Prevention Groups Unite to Address Adolescent Depression, Suicide

Schools, Prevention Groups Unite to Address Adolescent Depression, Suicide

Several groups hope to shed more light on teen depression and suicide in an effort to offer parents more support.

"Out of the Darkness: A Parent Forum on Adolescent Depression and Suicide Awareness" will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Alden High School, 13190 Park St.

The event will provide parents with information about adolescent depression and suicide, including risk factors, warning signs and supports. Tips on how to talk to family members and where to get help, if needed, will also be shared.

Included in the program will be a:

Cool Gel ’n Cap Debuts Redesigned Website

Cool Gel ’n Cap Debuts Redesigned Website

When you introduce an innovative new product and it quickly catches on with consumers, it may be time to revamp your website to accommodate the product’s growing popularity. That’s just what the creator of the Cool Gel ’n Cap, Tim Panicali, has done.

At the recently redesigned www.CoolGelnCap.net, you’ll find all sorts of new consumer-friendly features that highlight the product and underscore why it’s something no parent should be without.

Keep Your Aging Cat Feeling Young

Keep Your Aging Cat Feeling Young

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Did you know that cats are considered senior citizens at the age of 11? But getting older doesn't mean that they have to lose their spark. 

Wendy Diamond, "Animal Fair" editor-in-chief and national television pet lifestyle contributor, has some great tips for making your favorite feline's twilight years golden ones. 

Assess Your Cat's Age 

Learn What Treats Will Do to Your Pet’s Weight

Learn What Treats Will Do to Your Pet’s Weight

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

In a recent study conducted by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and Hill's Pet Nutrition, veterinarians said that giving pets too many treats is one of the most common mistakes pet owners make when feeding their dogs or cats.

If you reward your pet with treats or table scraps you might be surprised to learn about the negative impact these treats can have on his or her weight. Here's how some dog and cat treats would translate to an average (150 lb.) human:

Pet Safety Tips During the Holidays

Pet Safety Tips During the Holidays

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

As families gather together during the holiday season, many people have no choice but to leave their beloved pet home alone. But without proper attention to safety, a pet left with holiday décor can unwrap an unwanted wish list of dangers.