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Three Free Health-Related Programs Target Caregivers, Wellness and Chronic Disease Management

Three Free Health-Related Programs Target Caregivers, Wellness and Chronic Disease Management

Three, free six-week health-related programs focusing on caregiving, wellness and chronic disease management will be offered by Catholic Charities Older Adult Services starting in October at its 128 Wilson St., Buffalo site.

Caregivers, seniors and other adults who attend the evidence-based programs will discover tools to handle stress, reduce guilt or anger and depression, how to actively manage a chronic condition and live a healthy lifestyle.

“Evidence-based programs are based on research” and “translate tested program models or interventions into practical, effective community programs that can provide proven health benefits to participants,” according to the National Council on Aging.

The three programs, which will include refreshments and giveaways, are:

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

 

Our members are the heart and soul of the Western New York Land Conservancy (www.wnylc.org). Their dedication to protecting our region's most important streams, forests, meadows, and farms has made our many achievements possible. With their support, we have protected more than 6,000 acres of spectacular land since 1991. Yet there is much more work to be done to save the region's transformative places. By becoming a new member now, you will help ensure our success.

Innovative Clarence Greenprint Wins a 2014 NY Upstate American Planning Association Award

 Innovative Clarence Greenprint Wins a 2014 NY Upstate American Planning Association Award

 

The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association (NY Upstate APA) is pleased to announce that the Clarence Greenprint has been awarded the 2014 Planning Excellence Award for Implementation. The 2014 NY Upstate APA Chapter Awards recognize outstanding work being done by planners, planning firms, elected officials, and citizens to advance the science and art of community and regional planning in upstate New York. The award was presented at the NY Upstate APA’s annual conference held in Rochester on Thursday, Sept. 18. 

Catholic Charities Receives $40,000 Walmart Foundation Grant

Catholic Charities Receives $40,000 Walmart Foundation Grant

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2014 – Catholic Charities of Buffalo has received a $40,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program to provide supplemental food, hygiene and cleaning products to its five food pantries across Western New York and its Ladies of Charity Fresh Start program, which provides basic household goods for displaced individuals.
      
The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program supports organizations across the United States that create opportunities for people to live better lives. Last year, the program awarded more than $20.5 million to local organizations.
      

Bills have plan to address gate 2 problem


ORCHARD PARK, NY - The Bills take on the San Diego Charges today at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

The team says staff will be on hand to address issues some fans had last week at one of the stadium's new gates.

Some fans complained it took forever to get into the stadium at gate two.

They are designed to get fans into the stadium faster.

The Bills say staff and spotters will be stationed at gate two to recommend other gate options if wait times are shorter at other ones.


Several agencies searching along 219 in Orchard Park


ORCHARD PARK, NY-- Several police agencies have wrapped up a search along the 219 in Orchard Park.

The FBI, Erie County Sheriff's, Orchard Park Police and DEC searched the fields off the 219 Friday morning and afternoon.

Officials would not comment on what they're looking for, but did say the public is not in danger and they are not looking for a person.

The FBI says the search is routine, but would not comment further.

Viewers first noticed a police presence between 10 and 11 a.m. Friday; all officials had left the scene by about 2:00 p.m.

DEC dogs were also on scene to sniff the area.


Rural Outreach Center Turns to Public for Help Meeting Financial Challenge

Rural Outreach Center Turns to Public for Help Meeting Financial Challenge

 

Would it shock you to know that nearly 20 percent of the rural population of Western New York lives in poverty? 

It not a surprise to Frank Cerny, executive director of the Rural Outreach Center (ROC) and pastor of Pathways Christian Fellowship in South Wales. That’s because Pastor Cerny and the staff and volunteers at the ROC work every day to offer free medical care for the uninsured, home appliances and furniture for those without the means to pay for such “luxury” items, a Weekend Snack Pack program for students who may not receive a nutritious meal at home, and much more. They also supply the basic necessities of life — such as toiletries — to those who often do without.