Get Out and Explore: The Taste of Buffalo

By Shannon Traphagen Food festivals are all the rage, and usually signify the beginning of summer, which in Buffalo can’t come soon enough. Not only are food festivals popular, but they can transform the local economy — and the Taste of Buffalo does that and more! On par with other festivals such as the Charleston Food and Wine Festival and LA Food Fest, Taste of Buffalo, being held July 7-8, brin... »

Atwal Eye Received Excellence Award

AMHERST CHAMBER HONORS ATWAL EYE CARE WITH EXCELLENCE AWARD Photo caption left to right Friday at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce 2018 Small Business Awards program at Samuel’s Grande Manor as the Chamber honored Atwal Eye Care with its Excellence Award: Atwal Eye Care Administrator David Korzak and Amherst Chamber President A.J. Baynes. The Principles of Atwal Eye Care Dr. Amar and Dr. Ephr... »

The Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association and Wegmans Food Markets announced the first Teaching Garden

The Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association and Wegmans kicked-off the sponsorship of the first American Heart Association Teaching Garden in Niagara Falls at Cataract Elementary School, 6431 Girard Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, today, May 29th from 9 a.m.- 12 noon. The Pre-K assembly began at 9:15 a.m. and Grades 3-6 assembled at 10:00 a.m. After the assembly’s representatives from each cla... »

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... »

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 ... »

Older Adults Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Registration Open for Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for Older Adults The start of the new year is often the time when people like to make positive changes for their health. Through People Inc.’s Living Healthy Program, a Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop will be held for older adults who are living with or caring for someone with a chronic or ongoing health condition. The free wor... »

Mindfulness for a Healthy Year

By Annette Pinder Put simply, mindfulness is paying attention to the present, and observing your thoughts and feelings without judging them, without dwelling in the past or future. Mindfulness has shown to improve people’s mental, physical, and emotional health, and is a great way to start off a healthy year Paul Lukasik of Buffalo Dharma will discuss mindfulness on WUFO Radio 97.5 FM/Mix 1080 AM ... »

Being an Older Mom

Becoming an Older Mom It’s worth the wait! By Cheryl Carr I’m 43 and just celebrated my son’s first birthday. I never thought I’d be saying that at this age, but how sweet it is. He was well worth the wait, and knowing what I know now, I wouldn’t change a thing. It’s common for women to plan their lives out, and when it doesn’t go according to plan, believe all is lost. Was I the little girl that ... »

College Students Should Check Out Telemedicine

By Richard Vienne, D.O. Having a first-year college student come home for holiday break is exciting for parents. The wide-eyed freshman you delivered to the university last fall has returned as a savvy collegian for the first extended visit back home. Your student learned to balance academic life and social life; he/she is able to get up, get fed, get to class and get to bed without your supervisi... »

Christmas is a Stressful Time

by Nadia Shahram, Esq. Christmas is a stressful time. The pressure of Peace! Joy! Love! It’s in the air we breathe from Halloween until, finally, the new year has begun. I am a Divorce mediator. My clients are couples who are adjusting to a new family dynamic, and the first holidays apart are an emotional and logistical challenge. The most treasured aspect of the season is gathering with fam... »

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