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Healthy Happenings Overview

January 1 @ 8:00 am - January 30 @ 5:00 pm

Healthy Happenings January 2018

January 4, Blood Drive at Jewish Community Center of Buffalo Benderson Building Getzville, 9:30 am – 2 pm. Give blood and get a one week guest pass and more.

January 5. Diabetes Self-Management 6-week program. Trott Access Center, Fridays 1-3:30 pm; How to improve food choices, increase physical activity, and maintain a healthy lifestyle; Call 716-278-1900 or www.niagaracounty.com/health to register.

January 5. Play Till 8. 10:00 am-8:00 pm, Explore and More Children’s Museum, 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora, NY, 14052, First Friday every month, play late ‘Til 8!

January 5. Rock Autism Festival. 8 pm, Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo 14203. Silent Auction and more. Proceeds go to Rock Autism, Inc. www.rockautism.org.

January 6. Sensory Tour for Blind or Partially Sighted Adults. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, 14222. First Saturday monthly from 10:30-11:30 am. Free. Call Karen Duval at 716-270-8249 or kduval@albrightknox.org.

January 6. Veterans Connecting through Art. 2-4 pm, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Call Karen Duval at 716-270-8249 or kduval@albrightknox.org.

January 9, 23 and 30. Healthy Options Cooking Class. 6-8 pm, D’Avolio Kitchen, 5409 Main St., Williamsville, $25, Independent Health Members, $5, www.healthyoptionsbuffalo.com.

January 10. Chronic Disease Self-Management 6-weeks. Wednesdays 1-3:30 pm; Manage high blood pressure, heart disease, pain, fatigue, nutrition, and exercise choices. 716-278-1900 or www.niagaracounty.com/health to register.

January 16. Webinar: Creating a Path to Positive Behaviors. 6-8 pm; Functional behavior assessments; intervenion plan; goals for IEP & 504 accommodations. RSVP 716-332-4170 or info@parentnetworkwny.org. Free.

January 18. Best Graduation Options for Students with Disabilities. 6-8 pm; Learn NYS diploma options for students with disabilities. Skills credential and CDOS credential; Best pathway for your child. Holland Junior/Senior High School, 103 Canada Street, Holland, NY 14080. RSVP 716-332-4170 or info@parentnetworkwny.org. Free.

January 23. What is Special Education? 6-8 pm, Skills for effective advocacy. Allendale Elementary School Auditorium, 1399 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, NY 14224, RSVP 716-332-4170 or info@parentnetworkwny.org. Free.

January 23. Mental Health Services for Children and Adults. 7-9 pm; Definition of mental illness, recognizing signs and symptoms of mental illness; overview of treatment options; where to get help. C. Dee Wright Community Center, 11 Church Street, Akron, NY 14001, RSVP 716- 332-4170 or email info@parentnetworkwny.org. Free. Ongoing

Addictions support. 6:30 pm Mondays, Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave., Hamburg. For families and loved ones going through addiction and/or recovery. 836-0822, Ext. 164 or clloyd@wnyil.org.

Al-Anon. 7:30 pm Mondays, Unitarian Universalist Church, 6320 Main St., Amherst.

Alzheimer’s Support Groups. Respite Services, Education, Training and Memory Wellness Programs. 716-626-0600.

Back Strengthening Group Fitness. 6:45 pm Tuesdays, 10 am Thursdays. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 107 Scott St., City of Tonawanda. Walk- ins welcome. Must be able to lie down on a mat. $5; seniors and veterans pay $3. Call 380-8916.

Bipolar Disorder support. Noon Thursdays, Mental Health Association of Erie County, 999 Delaware Ave. 886-1242 or lwexler@eriemha.org.

Brain Injuries and Other Disabilities. Headway of WNY, 976 Delaware Ave., Buffalo 14209. 716-629-3633. PEER Support 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 6:30-8 pm; Caregivers Support 1st Tuesday monthly 6:30-8 pm; Life Support 1st Tuesday monthly 1pm-2:30 pm, 629-3633.

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; Members free, non-members $20 for 13-week session. 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 Tuesdays noon, twice monthly. Monthly Education Series, 2nd Tuesdays 6 pm; Presentations on survivorship; Bella Moglie Building, 3297 Walden Ave, Depew, www.bcnwny.org, info@bcnwny.org or 706-0060. Free.

Canalside, Various events and winter sports, www.canalsidebuffalo.com, 574-1537.

Chair exercise. 10:30 am Tuesday, Thursday, The Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. 433-1886 or daleassociation.com. $2.

Chair yoga. 9:45 am Tuesday and Thursday. Living Breathing Yoga, 7703 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. For those with limited mobility, great for everyone, livingbreathyogi.com. $10.

Chair Yoga with Mari. 9:30 a.m. Friday, Complete Wellness Art and Science Center, 1515 Kensington Ave., $15.

Eating Disorders Anonymous. 10:30 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Clarifen Center, 1412 Sweet Home Road, Suite 1, Amherst. Call 380-4035 or edcatt2@gmail.com.

Get Movin’ Exercise Program. 5 pm Monday, Wednesday, Daemen College Academic and Wellness Center, 4433 Main St., Amherst. For individuals with or without disabilities ages 18 and older. See daemen.edu. Free.

Health and Wellness Workshops for Older Adults, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. Buffalo, NY 14213, 716-884-6616.

Ice Skating at Rotary Rink. Fountain Plaza, Main at Chippewa Streets, Buffalo 716-856-3150, http://buffaloplace.com/rotaryrink, Free.

International Folk Dance. 10 am Mondays, Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave. Instruction by Martha Malkiewicz with half-hour advance class at 11 am. Call 816-5049. $2.

Memory Care Support Groups at The McGuire Group’s Harris Hill Nursing Facility, 2699 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville, Wives support group  3 pm, Daughter’s support group 5 pm. second Wednesday monthly. Call 632-3700, and visit www.mcguiregroup.com.

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Events. www.buffalohealthyliving/NFMMCEvents.

Pickleball. 6:30 pm Tuesdays, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and School, 4169 Church Road, Lockport. Players of all levels welcome. $3.

Poetry, Jazz, and Meditation
. Trinity Church Chapel, Sundays 7 pm, 371 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo 14202, www.trinitybuffalo.org, Free.

Swing dancing. 7:45 pm Tuesdays, Polish Cadets Hall, 927 Grant St. Beginner swing dance followed by a social dance. See swingbuffalo.com.

Tai Chi. Various Classes @ Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave. See jccbuffalo.org.

Tai Chi. 11 am Mondays, DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda. $5.

Tai Chi for Better Balance. 10:30 am Tuesdays, Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St. Call 828-1093. $3.

Tai Chi for Seniors. 10:15 am Mondays, Fridays, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca. Call 675-9288. Free.

Yoga Fit for Seniors. 10 am Monday, Wednesday, Jewish Community Center Benderson Family Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst; Non-members can purchase a 10-class pass for $59; Call Ann Vorburger at 204-2070 or annvorburger@jccbuffalo.com.

Yoga for seniors. 10:45 am Monday, Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. Email yogaforlifebflo@gmail.com or call 510-7457. $2.

Zumba. 11 am Monday, Richmond-Summer Senior Building, 337 Summer St. $2.

Zumba Gold. 1 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Independent Health Family Branch YMCA, 150 Tech Drive. Included in YMCA membership or Silver Sneakers program, Call 839-2543.

Zumba Gold with Jaime. 9:15 am Tuesday, Thursday, St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. Low-impact dance fitness. Call 574-9303. $5.

Zumba Gold. 1 pm, Tuesday, Schofield’s Mondello Wellness & Family Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. First class is free; each subsequent class is $2; schofieldcare.org/wellness-center.

Zumba. 6 pm Tuesday, 11 a.m. Thursday, Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave., Orchard Park. 662-6452. $4 drop-in.

Zumba. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda. Preregister through the center office at 874-3266. $3.

SilverSneakers Cardio Circuit. Noon Friday, Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For more info, call 688-4033.

Volunteers Needed! Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center needs volunteer drivers to transport patients to and from appointments in the hospital’s CARExpress van, valid license required, Call 278-4440.

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

For more upcoming events visit http://buffalohealthyliving.com/events.


January 1 @ 8:00 am
January 30 @ 5:00 pm
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