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October 1 - Fredonia Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

(THIS STORY IS SPONSORED BY FREDONIA PLACE ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE) Fredonia Place Assisted Living and Memory Care is a one of a kind community that offers active seniors the support services they need to maintain their independence. Fredonia Place Assisted Living and Memory Care is located at 50 Howard Street in Fredonia and 201 Reist Street in Williamsville. To find out more about all the living options they offer for seniors, head over to their website at You can also give them a call to speak to their helpful staff at (716) 632-2155 for their Williamsville location or (716) 679-2250 for their Fredonia location. Don't forget to give them a like on Facebook at
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Walk to End Alzheimer's Scheduled for Saturday in Dunkirk

The Alzheimer's Association Western New York Chapter is inviting Chautauqua County residents to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday at Point Gratiot Park in Dunkirk. The annual walk returns as a complete in-person event this year after COVID-19 concerns prompted the Alzheimer's Association to hold a virtual walk in 2020 and a hybrid version in 2021.
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Community Service Providers Helping Students with Mental Health Needs in Jamestown Public Schools

There is a high demand of students in mental health crisis in the Jamestown Public Schools District. JPS Director of Student Support Services Chad Bongiovanni, presenting to the Jamestown School Board, said 1 in 6 children in the United States ages 6 to 17 experience a mental health condition a year, “About half of those youth with mental health conditions receive treatment in the past year. School-based and school-linked mental health services reduce barriers to needed treatment and add supports, especially for under-served communities. So that is national data here in the United States. What we know is that in high need communities, such as Jamestown, that data is likely far worse.”

Chautauqua County Mental Hygiene Receives $4 Million Grant for Behavior Health Clinic

Has received a $4 million grant for its Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic. The funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will give the clinic $1 million annually over four years. Chautauqua County will use the funds to improve access to community-based recovery services, expand mobile crisis...

Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Betts Raises Over $17,000

WARREN, Pa. –Dozens of Warren area residents participated in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Saturday at Betts Park. Participants raised more than $17,000 to support the care, support, and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association. Peace of Mind was the top fundraising team...

State Aid Being Withheld, COVID Money Influx Led to JPS Reserves Being Overfunded

State aid being held back on top of COVID-related financial concerns were the leading reason for Jamestown Public Schools‘ reserves being overfunded. JPS Superintendent Dr. Kevin Whitaker said in Fall of 2020, then Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would be withholding state aid to schools, “The federal government had initially earmarked money for schools to come to New York and other states and our share of that was about $3 million. And Governor Cuomo made good on his threats by essentially confiscating that $3 million, meaning he allowed it to come to the schools, but he withheld $3 million worth of state aid.”

MHA to Hold Open House at North County Center

September is National Recovery Month, and the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) is celebrating with an open house at its north county center in Dunkirk. Everyone is welcome to attend the open house at Grace Lutheran Church at 601 Eagle Street on Wednesday, September 28th from 4:00-5:30 PM. There will be refreshments and swag bags for all visitors.