Department News and Events
March is Social Work Month!
Please join us for these important community events!
Growing Older in Amherst
Friday, March 7th from 6-8pm * Daemen College, Wick Social Room
Did you know that Erie County is home to the nation’s 9th oldest population? How about the fact that Amherst has the highest concentration of seniors over 65? As adults age, they face growing medical, emotional, and social needs. Unfortunately, many seniors (and their families) find that accessing needed resources is increasingly difficult. Join us for a lively panel discussion with leading local experts including Pamela Krawczyk from the Amherst Center for Senior Services, David Dunkelman from Weinberg Campus, Roxanne Sorensen from ElderCare Solutions, and others on the state of aging in our community.
Drug Use and Abuse Among Young People in Western New York
Tuesday, March 18th from 6-8pm * Daemen College, Wick Social Room
As news of drug overdoses make local and national news, it is critically important that community members are aware of this emerging epidemic. Please join us as the Kids Escaping Drugs - Face2Face Program Director, Jessica Sherman, discusses current trends in adolescent and young adult drug use, common signs and symptoms, and how you can help a loved one who may be struggling with substance abuse. You will also have the opportunity to hear about the real life experiences of a young person from WNY who struggled with addiction and is now in recovery.
Annual Social Work Humanitarian Fund Dinner
Friday, March 28th from 6-10pm * Hotel @ The Lafayette, Buffalo, NY 14203
The Sr Judith Fenyvesi Social Work Humanitarian Fund provides one-time financial assistance to students with identified emergency needs. The fund is governed by a faculty committee using dollars raised at our annual spring dinner. This year's dinner will feature the work of Kaely Kwiteck and Daemen College Social Work Alumna Maggie Dreyer of Kaely's Kindness Foundation. Kaely’s Kindness helps teens with cancer with their unique emotional, physical, and practical needs. For tickets or to make a donation, please contact Ms. Peggy Siebold (716-839-8515; firstname.lastname@example.org).