Independent Health Temporarily Closes Medicare Information Centers

Independent Health to temporarily close its Medicare Information Centers due to surge in COVID-19 cases in WNY After closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, Independent Health has decided to temporarily close its five Medicare Information Centers throughout Western New York beginning November 30, 2020. “The health and safety

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Ellicott Center Recognized for Prioritizing Blood Pressure Control

The American Heart Association and American Medical Association Recognize Ellicott Center for Prioritizing Blood Pressure Control [BUFFALO, NY – November 30, 2020] — Ellicott Center, the 160-bed rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility on Seventh Street,  has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA)

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Your Children’s Mental Health during a Pandemic

Your Children’s Mental Health During the Pandemic by Peter Kates   A recent report published in Time Magazine confirms that while COVID-19 is sparing most kids’ bodies, it’s not being kind to their minds. Saba Abaci, M.D. Medical Director of Children’s Behavioral Health Services at Univera Healthcare,

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What’s the Problem With Gambling?

What’s the Problem with Gambling?    Legal gambling is more accessible than ever before. While many people can enjoy occasional gambling responsibly, many others are vulnerable to problem gambling.  According to the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), nearly 668,000 New York adults

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Ways for Seniors to Stay Safe and Active during COVID

Ways for Seniors to Stay Safe and Active during COVID   (BPT) – Seniors are among the most vulnerable demographic groups when it comes to contracting COVID-19. However, SilverSneakers®, the nation’s leading community fitness program designed for older adults, finds that many are not getting the exercise

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Virtual Volunteering Opportunities

Virtual Volunteering Opportunities   Volunteerism is the life blood of charitable organizations. Many cannot function effectively without volunteers campaigning for their efforts, handling day-to-day activities, and serving in other essential capacities. During the pandemic, nonprofit organizations have been affected by social distancing recommendations. It’s challenging to lend

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Think Creatively to Spread Holiday Joy from Anywhere

Think Creatively to Spread Holiday Joy from Anywhere   (BPT) COVID-19 restrictions will make the 2020 holiday season different this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to become a Grinch. While extensive travel, large group gatherings, and many traditional activities can’t happen, there are imaginative ways

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Supporting Frontline Workers During the Pandemic

Supporting Frontline Workers During the Pandemic Kaleida Health Foundation’s Need Continues By Kristen Bieber, Marketing Manager Kaleida Health Foundation   As much of the community pressed pause in mid-March when COVID-19 began to hit, one organization went into overdrive. Within a week, the Kaleida Health Foundation launched

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