SheCAN! Women’s Group

SheCAN: New group, new concept empowers women in WNY SheCAN! provides education and inspiration to foster personal and professional growth February 7, 2019, Buffalo, NY – Buffalo is home to a new organization committed to empowering women to achieve greater success and happiness in their personal and professional lives. SheCAN! is a non-profit membership-based organization in WNY, founded by... »

Love Doesn’t Come in a Color

Love Doesn’t Come in a Color By Helaine Sanders, LMSW, JD I was recently asked about my experience as a Caucasian mother of two adopted African American sons. My initial reaction was to say it wasn’t that different. However, as I thought more about it, I found it easier to respond. I don’t have any biological children but don’t feel a need to make a comparison. I became a parent just like every mo... »

A Home for Dad at Terrace View

Terrace View Has Exceeded Our Expectations By Sheila Bernard Like many in our generation I am the ultimate caretaker. I cared for my mom until she succumbed to Alzheimer’s at 97. I care for my very young grandchildren, and my home resembles a bustling daycare center! For my husband Rich and I there is nothing more important than family. Then there’s my father-in-law. Dad was living in independent ... »

Get Out and Move: Tai Chi

By Annette Pinder               This summer I watched a group of people perform tai chi at the Elmwood art festival. Completely synchronized with one another, they were engaged in a slow and gentle silent dance. Often referred to as a “meditation in motion,” I had heard that tai chi was good for you and decided to find out why. I enrolled in a beginner class at t... »

World on Your Plate

The 15th Annual World On Your Plate Food and Sustainable Living Conference October 5 & 6, 2018 Friday (5 – 9 pm) and Saturday (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) at Daemen College, Wick Campus Center, 4380 Main St, Amherst, NY 14226 Time is flying by as we prepare for another great upcoming conference. The 15th annual forum will once again be hosted by Daemen College. We look forward to an eventfu... »

Can the needy be found in Buffalo’s ‘burbs?

Can the needy be found in Buffalo’s ‘burbs?  “Yes, unfortunately”, says Orchard Park Presbyterian Church “Blessings Box” needs frequent filling by congregation ORCHARD PARK, NY – Sitting under a tree like an oversized bird house, the shelves brimming with pasta, peanut butter, and a loaf of white sandwich bread, the Blessings Box awaits the next anonymous guest. Earlier that day, Orchard Park Pres... »

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... »

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