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Football Game Days End Safely When a Designated Driver is Part of Your Team

Football Game Days End Safely When a Designated Driver is Part of Your Team

 

We’re about to enter another season here in Western New York and across the country — football season! Whether you’re a season ticket holder or watching the game in a bar with family and friends, there’s one individual that no winning team can be without, and that’s a designated driver.

“While game day is always a highly anticipated event, it is also a day frequently associated with heavy drinking, reckless behavior, drinking and driving, and an increase in motor vehicle crashes,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. “If alcohol is part of your game day, plan ahead and plan on having a sober ride that will get you home safe and sound.

Elderwood joins HEALTHeLINK

Elderwood joins HEALTHeLINK

HEALTHeLINK today announced Elderwood is the latest long term care facility to participate in Western New York’s clinical information exchange.  This includes Elderwood’s 12 local assisted living and skilled nursing facilities located in Amherst, Cheektowaga, Grand Island, Hamburg, Lancaster, West Seneca, Wheatfield and Williamsville.

“Having access to one’s latest test results, medication history and other current clinical information provide treating physicians with a more complete medical picture on the patient they are treating. This is especially important when a patient transitions from one health care setting to another,” said Dan Porreca, executive director, HEALTHeLINK. “With this information readily and securely available, physicians can provide more timely and effective treatment at the point of care.”

Support Classes for Caregivers to be Offered at Annunciation

Support Classes for Caregivers to be Offered at Annunciation

 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a series of six weekly classes aimed at assisting persons who provide care for ailing relatives or friends, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Oct. 21 in Selbert Hall at the Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma.   

The frustration, depression and even anger that affect those helping an aged parent or incapacitated spouse can cloud decision-making, upset all other relationships and impact the health of the caregiver. That is what Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a national program developed by Legacy Health Systems (Portland, Oregon) and Stanford University, addresses.

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, July 4. Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, through November. 

The “Double Up Food Bucks” program is back for a second season and will be available at the market from July 4 through the end of October. The program provides low-income individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with a $1 for $1 match (up to $20) to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Please visit the Elmwood Village Association table at the market for details. 

The Resource Training Center Says Designate a Sober Driver this July 4th

The Resource Training Center Says Designate a Sober Driver this July 4th

 

The Fourth of July is a favorite American holiday filled with fun, food, fireworks, friends and family. But celebrating can quickly turn to tragedy when people choose to drive after drinking. Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst, is urging everyone to plan ahead this Independence Day and designate a sober driver! 

“The Fourth of July festivities can be so much fun,” said Farrar. “People make plans for the partying, but too many drivers don’t plan ahead to get home safely.” 

Rural Outreach Center’s health care program moving to new location

Rural Outreach Center’s health care program moving to new location

 

Thanks to the acquisition of a new 70- by 38-foot trailer made possible courtesy of the TLC Health Network and New York State Senator Patrick Gallivan’s office, the Rural Outreach Center’s Health Care Service program is moving to a new location at 730 Olean Road, East Aurora. The goal is to begin offering services at the new location on Wednesday, July 1.

Health services will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of every month. The service is staffed with licensed volunteer nurse practitioners, an on-call physician, RNs, a medical assistant, trained volunteers and students from various health professions. 

Greater East Aurora Chamber Plans Family Health and Wellness Event

Greater East Aurora Chamber Plans Family Health and Wellness Event

 

“Health LIVE! Jump into the Healthy Zone,” a health and wellness event organized by the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the Healthy Zone Ice Rink on Riley Street in the village.

“A family oriented event, Health LIVE! will feature interactive events to promote health and fitness within Western New York families,” said Gary Grote, executive director of the Greater East Aurora Chamber. “We encourage people of all ages to join us for this fun and informative event.”