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Finding the Spark that Connects Us All

Our Cover Model – Amy Pinder by Shannon Traphagen A Buffalo native, Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP, is co-founder, owner, and executive director of Inclusion Festival. She is also a yogi, hula hooper, arts enthusiast, and speech-language pathologist at Celebrate the Children in New Jersey with over ten years of experience working with individuals with neurodevelopmental differences. Acutely aware t... »

Hospice of Buffalo National Healthcare Decisions Day–April 16th

Hospice Buffalo, along with 1000 other national, state and community organizations, is promoting National Healthcare Decisions Day (#NHDD) April 16. National Healthcare Decisions Day is a collaborative effort of organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity have the information and resources to communicate and document their future healthcare decisions. Advance ... »

Veggie Vans – UB study

Do Veggie Vans change the way people eat? New UB study aims to find out National Cancer Institute is funding $3.1 million study to measure the effectiveness of mobile produce markets BUFFALO, N.Y. — Communities across the United States are turning to mobile produce markets as a way to bring fresh, healthy food choices to underserved neighborhoods. But, are these veggie vans actually changing the w... »

Writing Your Own Final Chapter

It’s about writing your own final chapter National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), April 16, is a day to encourage everyone ages 18 and older to have family discussions about personal values and beliefs, to choose a spokesperson, and to complete a health care proxy. “Most people near the end of life lack the ability to make their own decisions about the treatment they wish to receive, as well as ... »

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Expands its Opportunity to Impact Caregivers

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation (RCWJRF) today announced a partnership with the Michigan Health Endowment Fund (Health Fund) and the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York (HFWCNY) along with a $2 million grant to each organization to endow a new staff position focused on developing and funding programs and initiatives that support caregivers for older adults. The need for resour... »

Home Care Social Workers: Being the Change They Want to See, Everyday

By Chandra Wilson National Social Work Month is a great time to learn about and acknowledge the meaningful impact that social workers have on so many lives. Social workers help individuals, families and community groups cope or navigate the obstacles they encounter in life, from medical or emotional challenges to access to education, care or government and support resources. Here in the New York C... »

A Family Caregiver’s Medication Management Checklist

by Alicia Schwartz, R.N. and Care Coordinator, VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans Picture this: Your elderly father lives alone and sees a doctor for several chronic conditions, but his latest checkup has you troubled. His high blood pressure has been creeping up again, chronic pain seems unmanageable and, concerned about keeping diabetes under control, the doctor has prescribed new medications. When you s... »