Lifestyle

Federal Meats–Proud to be Part of the Buffalo Community

By Shannon Traphagen Local butcher shops are becoming few and far between, but many people are beginning to wake up to the values of shopping small and local. Buffalo communities and those seeking an alternative to the big box stores are part of a growing market that demands small-scale alternatives for buying their meats. Consumers are comforted in knowing where their meat comes from, how it̵... »

The University at Buffalo Helps Create Conversation Around Social Innovation

By Shannon Traphagen Many of us have gone through an experience in our working lives when we realize that we’d like to do more to help create social change, have impact in our community, or just help those around us. The University at Buffalo’s (UB) School of Management, in collaboration with the School of Social Work, and Blackstone LaunchPad are helping businesses and organizations c... »

Find Your Golden Buddah

Find Your Golden Buddah by Laurie Menzes, Esq.   What is more important—knowing how much money you will have left when you die? Or knowing that your life meant something when you look back? People come to me every day to discuss their money and how to best preserve their assets. Many lawyers and financial planners spend our careers focusing on the accumulation and preservation of people’... »

Is Medically-Guided Weight Loss An Option For You?

  It may be. ECMC Synergy Bariatrics offers services designed for patients who experience excessive weight gain and have been unable to lose weight through diet and exercise. Awarded the highest designation as a Comprehensive Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, Synergy Bariatrics is a full-service, comprehe... »

What is an Elder Lawyer

Plan How You Want to Live and Don’t Go it Alone By Laurie Menzies Would you have an orthopedist perform your heart operation? Or have an environmental attorney handle your will? Of course not! However, too often people think that every physician can answer their medical questions and every attorney can handle their legal matters. Like physicians who specialize in a specific area of medicine, lawye... »

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... »

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