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Buffalo Healthy Living List of Upcoming Healthy Happenings

February 1 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm

February 6. 1 – 2:30 pm. Living Heart Wealthy. Featuring Maureen McCabe, RN, Catholic Health Patient Educator, to help reduce your risk for heart disease and stay healthy. Light refreshments. St. Francis Park, 5229 So. Park Ave., Hamburg 14075. FREE, RSVP to 716-649-1205 by February 4.

February 7. 10:30 am – 2:30 pm. Respite for Caregivers of Loved Ones with Dementia.Holland United Methodist Church, 11699 Partridge Road, Holland. 1st Thursday of each month. FREE. RSVP 716-388-3150.

February 7. 8 am – 5 pm. The Other Closet: Opening Doors to Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. Training for health and human service providers re skills necessary to sensitively and effectively respond to LGBT victims of intimate partner violence. $40. www.eccafv.org/events. 716-858-8503.

February 8. Go Red for Women Luncheon. 11 am – 2 pm. Lexus Club Buffalo, $100. www.GoRedBuffalo.heart.org.

February 17. 1:30 – 3:30 pm. BlueCross BlueShield Free Family Day.Niagara Community Center. Sports, games, children’s yoga, and family-friendly fun. www.bcbswny.com/play,

February 18. 10 am – 5 pm. Dollar Day at the Botanical Gardens.2655 South Park Ave. Buffalo, 716-827-1584.

February 19. 11 am- 2 pm. Free Skate at Canalside.Free ice-skating, followed by a free hot beverage, courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of WNY. Rentals available for purchase.

February 19. 6 pm – 8 pm. How to protect my child’s future through guardianship, wills and trusts. Family Help Center, 60 Dingens Street, Buffalo, NY 14206. RSVP 716-332-4170 or info@parentnetworkwny.org. Free. Assistance with childcare or transportation available.

February 20. 1 – 2:30 pm. Tea in the Park. Is St. Francis Park Your Cup of Tea? Light refreshments. St. Francis Park, 5229 So. Park Ave., Hamburg 14075. FREE, RSVP to 716-649-1205 by February 18.

February 21. 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Brewing Gluten Free Beer. Trocaire College, Williamsville $30,716-827-4310.

February 20. 6 – 8 pm. Tell me about Autism. Parent Network WNY 1000 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202. Free. RSVP info@parentnetworkwny.org or 716-332-4170.

February 21. 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Free Naxalone (Narcan) Training.Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. Call 716-858-7695.

February 21. 2 – 3 pm. Plant-Power, Heart Healthy Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet.Medicare Center, BlueCross BlueShield of WNY, 2395 Maple Rd., Williamsville.

February 23. 10 am – 11:30 am.Free Health Screening.Maria Shilling, RN; Beth Stuart, RN; and Erica Kreutzer; Screenings include blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI, and oxygen levels (pulse oximetry).  Must be 18 or older to participate. St. Francis Park, 5229 So. Park Ave., Hamburg 14075.

February 23. (also March 2). Mental First Aid Training.Free. Includes Lunch. Karl Shallowhorn 716-986-9199, ext 4350 or email kshallowhorn@chcb.net.

Februry 23. 11 am – 2 pm. Healthy Living Healthy You Wellness Event.Boulevard Mall. Free. Health screenings, children’s activities, Explore and More. See page 38. Call 716-796-9718 and visit buffalohealthyliving.com for information. Vendor tables only $75.

February 24. 1 – 4 pm. BlueCross BlueShield Family Day at UB. Free. www.bcbswny.com/play.


Buffalo RiverWorksVarious events, 342-2292, www.buffaloriverworks.com.

Canalside, Various events, www.canalsidebuffalo.com, 574-1537.

Independent Health Events,www.independenthealth.com/IntheCommunity/Events.

Kaleida Health Events.www.kaleidahealth.org/events.

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Events and Classes, http://nfmmc.org/classes-events/events.

Sterling Heart Care. Free consultations for insurance-covered ECP Heart Therapy. 716-529-3131.

Support Groups

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

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

Bipolar Disorder. Noon Thurs. 886-1242 or lwexler@eriemha.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, Mondays 6 pm, Fridays 10:30 am; Qigong Wednesdays 1 pm; Zumba Wednesdays 6 pm; Exercise Friday 9 am, Art Thursdays 6:30 pm; Network Support Groups, Second Tuesdays 8pm, first Wednesdays 11 am, third Wednesdays 7 pm; Support Group for Young Survivors second and third Wednesdays 7 pm; Support Group for those with Metastatic Disease Tues. noon, twice monthly. Education Series, 2nd Tuesdays 6 pm; Presentations on survivorship; Bella Moglie Building, 3297 Walden Ave, Depew, www.bcnwny.org, info@bcnwny.org, 706-0060. Free.

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

Explore and More. Let’s Get Physical.11 am to 2 pm. First and Third Saturday of the month, http://exploreandmore.org/event/lets-get-physical/.

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

We Can.1 pm Saturdays, Genesis Center, 2161 Seneca St. Peer-run support for teens with mental health disorders, drug and alcohol addiction. thegenesiscenter.us.

OFFICE ASSISTANCE – Weekly tasks at the EVA office; projects differ based on volunteer experience. Email Ashley@elmwoodvillage.org to get involved.
BLOCK CLUB CONNECTION – Does your block have a block club? Get connected to the EVA block club master list. Email Ashley@elmwoodvillage.org for more information.
COMMUNICATIONS INTERN – EVA seeks an intern to assist with communications, content generation, and social media management for the spring semester. Email your resume to Ashley@elmwoodvillage.org for more information.
2019 STREET TEAM – Do you like to garden? Do you want to see a cleaner, greener Elmwood Avenue? Join the EVA Street Team in 2019 and help to make a stronger Elmwood Avenue. Sign-up here: http://elmwoodvillage.org/membership/volunteer/
2019 SUMMER CONCERT COMMITTEE – Help produce the weekly summer concert series on Bidwell Parkway. Sign-up through EVA’s volunteer interest form: http://elmwoodvillage.org/membership/volunteer/


February 1 @ 8:00 am
February 28 @ 5:00 pm
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