Gifts That Give Hope

(Family Features) Hope is a gift on every child’s wish list, especially those in parts of the world ravaged by natural disasters and poverty. Giving hope lets these children know that the world hasn’t forgotten them. From UNICEF Market products to items available from partners, UNICEF USA is making it possible to give gifts that make a difference and deliver the greatest gift of all: h... »

Holiday Giving for the Whole Family

(Family Features) Part of the magic of the holiday season is making wishes come true, not only for your loved ones but for others in the community, too. Show children how rewarding it is to embrace the true spirit of generosity and compassion this holiday season with these activities that make giving back fun. Set the stage With the aid of modern technology, you can introduce kids to the goodness ... »

Musicality Central Offers Dance and Fitness

Musicality Central Offers Dance and Fitness Classes in Kenmore and Western NY  Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or simply looking for a fun way to get moving, Musicality Central has class offerings at three convenient locations: – 2890 Delaware Avenue Kenmore, NY 14217 – 5110 Camp Road Hamburg, NY 14075 – 3376 Niagara Falls Blvd North Tonawanda, NY 14120 Local dancers and choreog... »

Climate Change Affects All of Us

  Climate Change: Questions, Answers & Solutions (Reprinted in part from The New York Times at Today I realized that I don’t know enough about climate change. Typically, when I read about climate change, it sounds very complex. So when I came across an article in the New York Times by Justin Gillis, I was t... »

Her Story, Her Sanctuary – About the Cover Models

by Annette Pinder Susan Morreale was just 41 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer – an event that transformed her physically and spiritually. “I never really understood what it meant to embrace life, love it, and own it. Life truly began for me at 41,” says Sue. Having worked as a nurse, Sue understood the mental and physical toll that chemotherapy and radiation would take. She prepared by ch... »

Redefining Aging with Longevity Planning

by Laurie Menzies, Esq. If the World Health Organization is correct, many of us will experience a “longevity bonus” of 20–30 years. That is, we will live a lot longer than we thought. So I am looking forward to, and planning for, those extra years, hoping that I can experience some of the best days of my life. If it’s a fact that we should feel wiser and more liberated as we age, why do so m... »

Help Your Child Eat Healthy At School

Courtesy of Independent Health’s Health Promotion and Wellness Department At the beginning of each school year many parents struggle with deciding whether to have their child bring a bagged lunch from home or buy lunch from the school cafeteria. Whenever possible, we encourage parents to pack their kids’ lunches so they know what their children are eating. The most nutritious lunches include foods... »

Color Really is Only Skin Deep

By Elad I. Levy and Adnan H. Siddiqui The tragic events that took place in Charlottesville have spurred numerous debates on race, religion and rights. The freedoms of groups espousing bigotry and intolerance have in turn spurred secondary discussions regarding Civil War monuments, with some even calling into question the legacy of this great nation’s Founding Fathers. While Charlottesville catalyz... »

WNY Booming Aging Population

Top regional experts to discuss care for booming aging population BUFFALO, N.Y. — Health care leaders from The Eden Alternative, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo will share their insights during a panel discussion on Nov. 3 at Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace in Buffalo. As 10,000 aging baby boomers qualify for Medicare every day, “Improving the Health Status of th... »

Couples that Play Together Stay Together

by Shannon Traphagen Life gets busy, and when it does, demands pile up, work hours increase, and family schedules and obligations take a toll. This is often when time for fun gets pushed aside, causing a strain in our relationships. However, according to the American Psychological Association, by engaging in fun, novel activities, partners grow closer to one another, experience more positive emoti... »

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