October Healthy Happenings Overview

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October Healthy Happenings Overview

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

Healthy Happenings October 2019

October 4. Oktoberfest to benefit Open Arms Canine Rescue of WNY. 6:30 to 10 pm. Avanti Mansion, 4409 So. Park Ave., 14219, $.

October 4-6. 42nd Salamanca Seneca Falling Leaves Festival. 11 am to 8 pm. Jefferson St. Park. Free, including carnival rides. BeckerFarms.com for tickets.

October 5. Fearless Family Play Day, Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum. Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY the first Saturday of each month, fun and engaging healthy activities with $1 off admission for BCBS of WNY members with proof of membership, 716-655-5131.

October 5. Raising the Roots, Farm to ForkMassachusetts Avenue Project (MAP), Farmhouse & Community Food Training Center, 387 Massachusetts Ave. 14213, noon-4pm, MAP Youth and local chefs dish out harvest-inspired morsels and paired local beverages while learning about local food system. https://www.mass-ave.org/raising-the-roots. Presented by Wegmans & Rich’s. 716-882-5327, $.

October 5. Fall Festival & Agricultural Fair. Genesee Country Village & Museum. 10 am to 4 pm. 585-538-6822, $.

October 5. Fall Festival at the Boulevard. Boulevard Mall. 11 am to 2 pm. Pumpkin decorating, face painting, bounce houses, train rides, live music, giveaways, trick or treating, costumes optional. Free.

October 5-6, 12-14, 19-20, 26-27. The Pumpkin Fiesta at Becker Farms. 12 to 5 pm. 3760 Quaker Road, Gasport 14067.

October 10, 17, 24, 31. Wellness Walks. 10 am to 12 pm. Tifft Nature Preserve. Call 716-825-6397 to confirm walk will be taking place, $2 donation.

October 11. Healthcare in 2020 and Beyond. 8 am to 6 pm. Increasing costs, electronic medical records, and uncertainty about payer models; experts debate how best to approach these problems. Templeton Landing Restaurant, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo 14202, 923-6572. http://bit.ly/hcb2020.

October 12. Baby and Toddler Expo. 10 am to 2 pm. Buffalo Museum of Science. Classes, Workshops, Health & Fitness, Shopping, Things to do. 332-4130. Free admission to Science Museum Included.

October 13. World on Your Plate. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. John DeGraf, author, filmmaker and activist on “Beauty for All and the Green Deal” And Walter Simpson Director UB Green office and environmental sustainability office, www.worldonyourplate.org, $35.

October 15. Kidney Foundation Free Screenings. 1:30 to 4:30 pm. First Centennial Missionary Baptist Church 273 High St. Buffalo, NY 14204. 716-529-4392 or bbreckenridge@kfwny.org to register.

October 19. BOOtanical Celebration. 10 am to 4 pm. Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens. Spooky plants and creepy crafts to take home, Halloween treats, show off your costume, activity stations. Best for kids ages 4-12, included with paid admission/membership! (All activities are peanut free.) www.buffalogardens.com.

October 21. Intro to Stress Mgmt. 6-week series. 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Creative Wellness Center, 726 E. Main St., E. Aurora 14052, 714-9347, $.

October 22. Carpal Tunnel Seminar with Dr. Paul Paterson. 6-8 pm. Free seminar by Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Paul Paterson for people suffering chronic hand pain. Ask questions and view a live procedure. Dr. Paterson will demonstrate his “Release and Relief” minimally invasive carpal tunnel procedure while you watch. Free evaluations to see if you are a candidate for this procedure that will leave you pain free in one day. www.gppconline.com/orthoRSVP, 500-4263.

October 24. Beginning/Mixed Level Hatha Yoga at Burchfield Penney Art Center, 6:45 to 8:00 pm. 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo 14222, Free with Gallery admission.

October 24. Annual TEDx Conference Buffalo. 6 pm. Asbury Hall at Babeville 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.Featuring local leading thinkers and doers discussing and supporting world-changing ideas and initiatives. www.tedxbuffalo.com.

October 26 & 27. Harvest Hemp, Music, Halloween, and Art Festival. 3 pm to 5 am. Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center, 562 Genesee St., Buffalo. http://wnyharvest.eventbrite.com, $ to support opioid epidemic.

October 28. Early Flu and Pneumonia Shots. 2 to 4 pm. BlueCross BlueShield Medicare location. 2395 Maple Rd., Williamsville. Bring Member BCBS Member ID Card. Free.

Albright Knox Various Events and Classes. https://www.albrightknox.org.
BlueCross BlueShield Events. See http://tinyurl.com/yycuzauc.
Buffalo RiverWorks
. 342-2292, www.buffaloriverworks.com.
www.canalsidebuffalo.com, 574-1537.
Kaleida Health. www.kaleidahealth.org/events.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Slow Roll Buffalo. Monday Nights. https://slowrollbuffalo.org.

Tai Chi. Year-Round Taoist Tai Chi Beginner and Continuing Classes Throughout WNY. Great for health, balance, etc. Various locations in Buffalo, N. Buffalo, Williamsville, W. Seneca. See https://www.taoisttaichi.org/locations/buffalo-center.

Support Groups
Addictions. 6:30 pm Mondays, Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave. 836-0822, Ext. 164 or clloyd@wnyil.org.

Alzheimer’s Respite Services, Education, Training, Memory Wellness. 716-626-0600.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support. 4:30 to 5:30 pm. 3rd Monday monthly 800-272-3900.

Bipolar Disorder. 12 to 1:30 pm,
second and fourth Thursdays. Mental Health Advocates, 999 Delaware Ave., Buffalo 14209. 866-1242 or lwexler@mhawny.org

Brain Injuries and Other Disabilities. 
Headway of WNY, 2635 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, 716-408-3100. PEER Support 1st & 3rd Tues. 6:30-8 pm; Caregivers 1st Tues. 6:30-8 pm.

Breast Cancer Network, Exercise & Restorative Classes,
Tai Chi Mon. 9:30 am; Yoga, Mon. 6 pm, Fri 10:30 am; Qigong Wed. 1 pm; Zumba Wed. 6 pm; Exercise Fri. 9 am, Art Thurs. 6:30 pm; Network Support Groups, Second Tues. 8pm, first Wed. 11 am, third Wed. 7 pm; Support Group for Young Survivors second and third Wed. 7 pm; Support Group for those with metastatic disease Tues. noon, twice monthly. Education Series, 2nd Tues. 6 pm; Presentations on survivorship; Bella Moglie Building, 3297 Walden Ave, Depew, www.bcnwny.org, info@bcnwny.org, 706-0060. Free.

Eating Disorders. 412 Sweet Home Road, Suite 1, Amherst, 380-4035, edcatt2@gmail.com.

Memory Care. Harris Hill Nursing Facility, 2699 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville, Wives support 3 pm, Daughter’s support 5 pm second Wed. monthly, 632-3700.

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group.
 St Joe’s hospital, third Tues, 716-836-4761.





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