Health

Alzheimer’s Association Needs Volunteers

By | September 3, 2013 at 4:31 pm | No comments

BUFFALO, NY (September 3, 2013) – Much of the outreach work performed by the Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of volunteers. The Program Team relies on compassionate volunteers to perform a number of...

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Community Mental Health Summit Strengthens Services for Veterans

By | August 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm | No comments

VA Western New York Healthcare System will host a community mental health summit at VA Western New York Healthcare System, Wednesday, August 28 from 9 a.m. to noon.  The event takes place in Freedom Hall, room 301 at the Buffalo site, 3495 Bailey Avenue. VA health care,...

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2013 Be Active Erie County Walks Announced

By | August 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm | No comments

A Healthy Fitness and Social Open to the Public Begins Sept. 14th!  The Wellness Institute and Erie County are proud to co-sponsor the Be Active Walk series along with Wegmans, the Catholic Health System, and students from college wellness programs from around Buffalo Walk...

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Free Class For Those With Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

By | July 25, 2013 at 3:35 pm | No comments

For those who have received a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer’s disease, fear and uncertainty may quickly lead to isolation. But there is hope for these people and their caregivers at the Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter. The Chapter is offering a free “Living...

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VA Substance Abuse Specialty Treatment Services Open House

By | July 24, 2013 at 9:45 am | No comments

Veterans have an updated unit to assist them with substance use recovery and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at VA Western New York Healthcare System. On Thursday, July 25 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., an open house for the unit will be held on 10C at 3495 Bailey Avenue,...

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Blood Drives At VA Western New York Healthcare System

By | June 19, 2013 at 3:52 pm | No comments

Veterans, employees and the public are encouraged to donate blood at the next American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 26 from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Freedom Hall, Room 301, at VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo.  This is a chance to...

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Lupus Meeting

By | June 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm | No comments

The Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York will hold a New Patient Orientation meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the Lupus Alliance office, 3871 Harlem Rd., Cheektowaga, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  All newly diagnosed lupus patients, their families and friends are welcome.  There...

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2nd Annual Snap Fitness 5K Run/Walk Raises $1800 For Hospice

2nd Annual Snap Fitness 5K Run/Walk Raises $1800 For Hospice

By | June 4, 2013 at 4:02 pm | No comments

Allison Phelan, Manager at Snap Fitness in Derby, NY announced today that the second annual 5K Run/Walk held on Sunday, June 2, 2013 raised $1800 for Hospice Buffalo.  According to Phelan this is the second year the club sponsored the event which tripled the number of...

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Ten Percent of New Yorkers 60+ Report Worsening Confusion or Memory Loss

By | May 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm | No comments

One out of every 10 New Yorkers age 60 and older have reported some form of memory loss. Data supporting that startling statistic was recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For the first time ever, the CDC released data related to memory loss...

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Compeer of Greater Buffalo Hosts 28th Annual Road 2 Recovery 5K Mental Health Run and Wellness Walk

By | May 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm | No comments

Continuing the tradition of the only race and walk in Western New York dedicated to mental health awareness, Compeer of Greater Buffalo joins forces with the Mental Health Association of Erie County to host the Road 2 Recovery 5K Mental Health Run and Wellness Walk – A...

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