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May List of Healthy Happenings

May 1 @ 8:00 am - June 1 @ 5:00 pm

Healthy Happenings May 2019


May 4. 9 am – 12 pm. AIDS Walk Buffalo. Walk solo or with a team to raise funds and awareness to fight HIV/AIDS to benefit Evergreen Health. Hoyt Lake (Delaware Park), 199 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo. Robert Baird at rbaird@evergreenhs.org or 716-847-2441 and www.aidswalkbuffalo.org.

May 4. 6:30 pm. Mental Health is True Wealth” presented by Passion2Wealth. Aqua Restaurant. $60. Increase the awareness of mental health illnesses and promote importance of seeking help. Dinner and more. passion2wealthllc@gmail.com.

May 5. 1:30 – 3:30 pm.True Self: Moving with and Beyond Asana. Yoga, breath work, relaxation, philosophical discussion, 716-714-9347,  creativewellnessgroup@hotmail.com, www,creativewellnessgroupcom, $35.

May 6.Gentle Chair Yoga. 1 – 2 pm. Janis Graham from Salsa for the Soul. FREE. All levels RSVP 716-649-1205. St. Francis Park, 5229 South Park Ave., Hamburg. saintfrancispark.com

May 7.  8:30-11 am. Journeys. A Caregiver’s Role in Palliative Care.
McGuire GroupFree Community forum. Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. 8:30 am registration, full buffet breakfast. RSVP to Barb Johnson at 716-374-0420 or bjohnson@mcguiregroup.com.

May 10. 1-2 pm. Mother’s Day Tea St. Francis Park, Catholic Health 5229 South Park Avenue, Hamburg.Refreshments, entertainment. Limited seating. RSVP 716-649-1205.

May 11. 8-4 pm. Lung Force Expo. Grapevine Banquets, Depew.Patient/Caregiver presentation 9 am-2:30 pm. Patients $20, Caregivers $10 includes breakfast and lunch. RSVP www.action.lung.org/buffaloexpoor Jennifer Sullivan 716-271-6388. Healthcare professionals program 8 am-4:30 pm. $75 includes breakfast, lunch, and CME/CEU credits.

May 11. 10 am to 2 pm. Grassroots Gardens WNY.
Gardening 101.Workshop followed by volunteer spring garden cleanup. Free, family-friendly, ASL interpreters, 220 Jersey St. Buffalo. www.wnydas.org.

May 15. 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Color Me Healthy: First Responders Panel Discussion. Karl Shallowhorn, Moderator. Community Health Center of Buffalo, 34 Benwood Ave. Free. Includes light meal. RSVP 716-986-9199 x4350.

May 15. 1-2:30 pm. Stop Elder Abuse with Guardianship. St. Francis Park, Catholic Health, 5229 South Park Ave., Hamburg.Petition for guardianship, Guardian’s powers of responsibility, and prevending elder abuse. Limited seating 716-649-1205.

May 16. 6-9 pm. Headway of WNY 20thAnnual Gala: The Roaring Twenties. The Atrium @ Rich’s, 1 Robert Rich Way Buffalo. Pre-sale $65. At door $70. Sponsorship opportunities and auctions items welcome. Christine Melchiorre cmelchiorre@people-inc.orgor 716-408-3117, www.headwayofwny.org.

May 18. Buffalo Porchfest 2019 1-6 pm. Elmwood Village Buffalo.

May 18. 10-2 pm. Free Skin Cancer Screening.Lenahan Dermatology, 2900 Main Street, Buffalo.

May 18. 11-2 pm. You R Valuable. Free blood pressure and cholesterol workshop, health screening. Frank E Merriweather Library 1324 Jefferson Ave. Buffalo.

May 20. 6:30-8:30 pm.Caring for Caretakers, Barretend Buffalo, 503 Delaware Ave, Buffalo.

May 22. 6 pm. Healthy Options Demo with Chef Bryan Mecozzi of Black Iron Bystro.Be Healthy Institute of Hamburg, 716-635-4959 to register.

May 22. 6:30-8:30 pm. Workshop: How to Protect My Child’s Future Through Guardianship, Wills and Trusts. Orleans Niagara BOCES, 4124 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn 14132, info@parentnetworkwny.orgor 716-332-4170.

May 24. 8:30 – 11:00 am.Embracing Discomfort: Learning to Effectively Treat Anxiety Disorders, Erie 1 BOCES, 355 Harlem Road, West Seneca, NY. $20 person. NYS School Social Workers Association will receive CEU’s for this event. Register: https://nyssswa.org/calendar. Call Parent Network 716-332-4170.

May 25 and 26. 9 am – 6 pm. Health and Fitness Expo. Buffalo Convention Center. information@buffalomarathon.com, www.buffalomarathon.com/register.

May 25 and 26. Totally Buffalo Festival. Music, rides, interactive games, local artisans, balloon animals, face painting and more. Riverworks, 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo $5.

May 30. 5:30-8 pm. Lung Force Walk. Free, 716-271-6385 or buffalolungforce@lungne.org

June 1. 9 am – 12 pm. Independent Health Foundation Kids Run. 31st annual Kids Run at Delaware Park. Free and presented by Wegmans, includes fun pre-race activities, prizes and more. Buffalo Zoo $5 admission after race. Parking. 716-635-4959. www.kidsrunbuffalo.com.

Monthly Events and Classes

May 13 – August 5. Be Functional Be Fit. Mondays 10–11 am. $25. Moderate physical activity to improve balance, mobility, and strength. Instructor Jill Bronsky $25 for 12 weeks. Christina Yensan, 370 John James Audubon Pkwy, Amherst, 716-636-3055 or cyensan@amherst.ny.us.

BlueCross BlueShield. See http://tinyurl.com/yycuzauc.
Buffalo RiverWorks
. 342-2292, www.buffaloriverworks.com.
Canalside.www.canalsidebuffalo.com, 574-1537.
Catholic Health.https://blog.chsbuffalo.org/category/events-classes.
Independent Health. www.independenthealth.com/IntheCommunity/Events.
Kaleida Health.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical 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.

Bipolar Disorder.
12 to 1:30 pm, second and fourth Thursdays monthly. 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, Mondays 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 Tuesday of each month. Contact Bill Krellner at racer3232@verizon.net or at 716-836-4761.
Bipolar Support group



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June 1 @ 5:00 pm
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