Health & Fitness

23 Jun 20180 Erie, PA: The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce Lake Erie Cyclefest will add two new rides to its second annual event, as it partners with Erie’s Blues & Jazz Festival, creating a packaged Rhythm and Ride Weekend. The event will kick off Thursday, August 2 and feature six total cycling events through Sunday, August 5. Proceeds from Lake Erie Cyclefest will once again benefit EmergyCare, WQLN and the YMCA of Greater Erie. Representatives from each organization, as well as VisitErie, the Erie Sports Commission, Erie Arts & Culture, Erie County and City of Erie announced the updated event at a press conference on Tuesday,...

8 Jun 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Saturday, June 9, not only marks the opening of the Jamestown Public Market, it is also World Wide Knit in Public Day. To celebrate both these events, the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County's (MHA) Knitting for Wellbeing group will be part of the Market's Opening Day festivities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its location between Second and Third Streets in downtown Jamestown. Group members will share their love of knitting and its therapeutic value, while staff and board members showcase all the services and collaborations. In February, community volunteers Janet Forbes and Jeanette Moore started the...

1 Jun 20180 The Jamestown Kiwanis Club is sponsoring an AMBA Wellness Program on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at 556 East Second Street from 6:00 am to 10:00 am. The AMBA Wellness Program includes blood tests for Coronary Disease, Kidney Disease, Anemia, Liver Disease, Diabetes and other types of diseases. The cost for the full AMBA panel, including the Kiwanis sponsorship fee, is $48.00. The following optional tests are also available for an additional fee and require a separate script from a physician: Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), TSH, Vitamin D - 25, Hemoglobin A1C and Insure Colon Rectal Kit. Kiwanis President Wendy...

15 May 20180 Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care has announced the dates of its annual Service of Remembrance and Memorial Butterfly Release. The first service will be held on Saturday, June 2 at 1pm at Point Gratiot Park in Dunkirk and the second will be held at 1pm on Sunday, June 3 at Lakewood Rod & Gun Club.   CHPC has presents the remembrance services for community members to commemorate loved ones who have passed away. The services include a short program and music followed by the release of live butterflies, which can be purchased to memorialize a loved one.   "Everyone is invited to participate in the services,...

14 May 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – The Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) has been a placement for students in Jamestown Community College's Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (OTA) since 2010. In the cover story in the MHA's recently published Spring 2018 Newsletter, MHA Director of Student Activities Ken Yergens says, "It would be tough to say who's benefitted more from this collaboration: the students or the MHA. We know from the feedback we get from our interns that it is a valuable learning experience for them. And all we have to do is take a look around our cheerful space to be reminded of all they've done for us!" Yergens...

20 Apr 20180 CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NY - The 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back day will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 10am to 2pm. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, community partners and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will provide the public with an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by clearing out their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. This event is to raise awareness and help community members dispose of unused or expired prescriptions at locations all across the county, free, anonymous, no questions asked. Prescription medications may be brought to any of...

28 Mar 20180 Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center (R-AHEC) announces receipt of a generous award for the organizations upcoming renovation of the William F. Thiel Hospitality House. R-AHEC submitted an application to the William F. Thiel Trust, a fund held by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, requesting a capital support grant for renovations and repairs to the house located in Warsaw, NY. In February, R-AHEC received notification that $84,150 in grant funds were awarded for this project. R-AHEC’s Chief Executive Officer, Catherine P. Huff said, “R-AHEC is very grateful for the continued support of the William F. Thiel...

23 Feb 20180 The RivAlz Blondes vs. Brunettes women’s flag football game organized as a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association® Western New York Chapter is getting a boost from a Buffalo Bill. Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander is lending his expertise to the program as honorary chairman for the May 5 game that pits teams against each other based on hair color. The game also serves as a reminder of the toll Alzheimer’s takes not only on those living with a diagnosis, but care partners, family members, friends and co-workers. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that cannot be prevented, slowed or cured and across New York State, its impact...
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