AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR OUR COMMUNITY

For updates on the SNI response to Covid-19, click here to visit the Seneca Nation Coronavirus Response Hub.

To receive important updates via phone & text, click here and learn about the Regroup Messaging System.

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, or have any concerns about your health, call your primary care provider to be assessed. Patients of the Lionel R. John Health Center can call (716) 945-5894 and patients of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Health Center can call (716) 532-5582.

Elder Abuse Awareness

Elders are an important part of our community.  They are our first teachers.  Their knowledge, language and experiences are passed down from generation to generation through stories or by example.  They share their pain, triumphs, and vision for the future.  As community members, we must respect, honor and protect our elders from abuse and mistreatment. 

Elder abuse is any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to an elder. Sadly, the neglect and mistreatment of elders happens most by family members.  Most cases of elder abuse are undetected, under-reported, and unresolved.

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, neglect, or exploitation -please reach out for help:

  • In cases of immediate danger call 911.
  • To report abuse or neglect at home: Call New York State Adult Protective Services, 1-844-697-3505
  • To report nursing home abuse or neglect: Call NY State Long-term Care Ombudsman Program, 1-855-582-6769
  • Seneca Nation Crime Victim Services, Sharon Francis (716)532-4900 ext. 5060
  • 24/7 Victim Services Hotline (716)532-8185

SNI Elder Abuse Awareness Flyer

SNI Elder Abuse PSA Video:

View the extended version here.