AARP To Meet
SALAMANCA – Members of the Salamanca AARP Chapter 844 will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Salamanca Senior Center, 18 Main St., Salamanca. Joy Lavelle will speak to the membership regarding changes to senior health care that will occur beginning in 2014. Members are reminded to bring donations of non-perishable food items for the local food bank and to continue with the “Coupons for the Military” program. Those who have not already done so and wish to enjoy the Mystery Trip planned for Oct. 23 may sign up and pay for their reservations at this time. The cost is $79 per person with checks payable to Salamanca AARP Travel.
Food Truck To Be In Ashville
The Western NY Food Express Truck will be at the Ashville United Methodist Church today from noon until 1:30 p.m. and will reopen from 3:30-5 p.m. The truck brings fresh produce and other items. To receive this free food you will need to show proof that you reside at one of the following zip codes: Ashville 14710, Bemus Point 14712, Celoron 14720, Lakewood 14750, Niobe 14758, Panama 14767 and Stow 14785. The express truck delivers to other areas in Western New York; if your zip code is not listed above you can check with the food bank where your zip code will be honored. Please bring your own bags or boxes.
Parents To Meet
Parents for Parents, a support group for family members of people with special needs, will hold its next meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Resource Center’s administrative offices, 200 Dunham Avenue in Jamestown. This month’s workshop is for parents of children and adults who have developmental disabilities and who receive services through the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Workshop attendees will learn about the types of events that are considered “incidents.” Participants will gain a better understanding of why and how incidents are documented, as well as what rights an individual and the family have. Parents, caregivers and all who support individuals with special needs are encouraged to attend this workshop. Parents desiring assistance with child care, respite or transportation should phone in advance to make arrangements. Those planning to bring their children must call ahead so that organizers can have enough refreshments and children’s activities on hand. For more information, phone 661-1490.
Panel Discussion Set For Sept. 12
The public is invited to a panel discussion based on the AAUW Research Report, “Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School,” on Thursday, Sept. 12, beginning at 7 p.m. at Jefferson Middle School, Martin Road in Jamestown. Carm Proctor, Jefferson Middle School principal, will moderate the panel. Members of the panel are Karen Briner Peterson, director of Human Services, Jamestown Public Schools; Thom Wright, Jefferson Middle School counselor; Alycia L. Johnson, Chautauqua County Mental Health Department; and Timothy Hollern, Chautauqua County Deputy Sheriff. The 2011 AAUW Research report presents the most comprehensive research to date on sexual harassment in grades 7-12 and reveals some sobering statistics about its prevalence and the negative impact it has on student education. Reduced priced AAUW memberships will be available for $45.50 for anyone who has a two-year degree or higher. AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, research and philanthropy. Go to www.aauw.org or jamestown-ny.aauw.net/.