Getting Older – Something to Look Forward To?

By Laurie Menzies, Esq. As an elder law attorney, I spend a lot of my day working with people who are older than me. We get together to plan for their “elder years.” You would think my job would be extremely depressing. But it’s not! I really enjoy the work that I do and the people I get to meet are generally happy. It turns out they have a reason to be – because of The U-bend of... »

Meals Made Easy

By Shannon Traphagen You’ve heard of Blue Apron and Hello Fresh–food delivery services that offer prepared ingredients and meal ideas right to your door. Meal prep services have grown in size and quality over the last five years. According to the Restaurant Association, 60% of Americans use a meal delivery service to their home or office. And why not, meal prep services offer a conveni... »

Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State

Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State resumes on January 7, free exercise classes begin January 14 The Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State, an indoor version of the popular Elmwood Village Farmers Market, returns to Buckham Hall on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 7, following a two-week holiday hiatus. In addition to ho... »

What Millennials Want in a Healthy Workplace

by Eliza Friedman I am a millennial—a member of the “tech savvy” generation born between 1980 and 2000 that, by 2025, will account for 75% of the global workforce. My generation’s coming of age during a period of rapid innovation and the uncertainty caused by 9/11 and the “Great Recession,” has given us a different set of workplace expectations than those of older generations. As a result, millenn... »

Stopping Slips, Trips and Falls: Simple Home Fixes to Keep Seniors Safe

By Beth O’Keefe RN Care Coordinator with VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans, from the not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Service of New York September 22nd is the first day of fall and the beginning of National Falls Prevention Week. This is the perfect time to remind older adults and their families about safety measures they can take to reduce their fall risk now, and throughout the year. A study by Georgetown... »

Teaching Kids to Accept Others

  Teaching Kids to Accept Others: While racism and bigotry continue to exist in this country, experts say that social change is not impossible. “Just follow the news and you’ll find ugly instances of racism occurring every day,” says Stephen L. Kanne, author of the new historical novel, “The Lynching Waltz.” “But it’s never too early or too late to promote long-term change through actions and... »

Classes for Kids and Family Days at Botanical Gardens

Classes for Kids and Wegmans Family Days Announced at the Botanical Gardens! Buffalo, NY – There are many artistic and educational activities for the whole family to enjoy this fall at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Young artists are encouraged to join Art Classes starting September 24, families are welcome to participate in the popular monthly Wegmans Family Days and young c... »

Botanical Gardens Healthy Happenings

Botanical Gardens Calendar – September 2016 – January 2017 Sarah J. Carr-Mansouri – August 13 – October 2 Arcangel Gallery Exhibit – Enchanted Nature – A spiritual glimpse of nature’s divinity through vibrant color, shape, texture and perspective. Nourish your soul with art that takes you on a magical journey as seen through the eyes of a dragonfly.  Go to www.b... »

Chelsea Prophet Advises – Be Inspired

Slow down, speak up, inspire, be inspired and keep learning! July 2016 Cover Model Chelsea Prophet is a fifth grade teacher at Buffalo School 79, where she teaches English and Language Arts. She always wanted to be a teacher, and recalls gathering up the neighborhood kids to teach them everything she knew. She also remembers her sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Johnson, who stepped outside box to impart ... »

A Love for Dance and Finding Where You Belong

A Love for Dance and Finding Where You Belong – About Cover Model Emily Wilhelm by Annette Pinder Emily Wilhelm grew up in Williamsville and attended Amherst High School. She earned a BA in dance from University at Buffalo, and an MBA from Medaille College. Emily began dance lessons when she was just two years old, and has been dancing ever since. She also spent four seasons as an NFL cheerl... »

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