Health & Fitness

16 Sep 20180 Wednesday Afternoons, September 19 to October 17 Contributed Article Jamestown, N.Y. – Following the popularity of her spring sessions, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher Rachel Tome will continue to teach Chair Yoga at the Unitarian Church on Wednesday afternoons, September 19 to October 17. The 1:30-2:30 p.m. classes will be at the church at 1255 Prendergast Avenue in Jamestown. This is an opportunity for those who have trouble getting down to and up from the floor to learn to do real yoga while sitting on a chair. The chair is also beneficial to use when practicing balancing poses. These classes will emphasize improving...

9 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Mental Health Association Jamestown, N.Y. – You are invited to a Tie-Dye for Hope & Suicide Awareness at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) on Thursday, September 13. The Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Chautauqua County is joining with the MHA to raise awareness about the incidence and impact of suicide and celebrate September as Recovery Month There will be refreshments and friendship from noon to 1 p.m., followed by a 1-3 p.m. tie-dye workshop with local resource tables. Bring a white cotton apparel item to tie-dye; a limited number of t-shirts will be available,...

7 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County Jamestown, N.Y. – Everyone is pitching in at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) as well as working with other community organizations to plan a number of events for Recovery Month. Recovery Month is a national observance held every September. It teaches that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. It celebrates the gains made by people in recovery, just as health improvements of those with hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart...

7 Sep 20180 All are free and take place at the MHA, Gateway Center rear, 31 Water St., Door 14, Jamestown, N.Y. To learn more, call (716) 661-9044 or visit mhachautauqua.org  or facebook.com/MHAChautauqua. Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 9-10 a.m., Cognitive Recovery Peer Support Group: Self-help based on changing your thinking. Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Recovery Cooking Group: Group led by Chef Sean Jones. Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018, 12-1 p.m., Self Help and Advocacy Peer Support Group: Skills building group focused on advocacy...

7 Sep 20180 In celebration of National Recovery Month, the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) is adding the following to their usual schedule: Tuesdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018, 11 a.m.-noon, Medication Assisted Therapy: Presented in conjunction with UPMC Chautauqua to assist people using medications or thinking of using medications to support their recovery. Free. Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, 2018, 5-6 p.m., Intro to CRAFT and the MHA: Instructors of CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) will talk about the MHA and CRAFT with families and friends of people in recovery. Followed by the regular 6-7:30 Family...

8 Aug 20180 Contributed Article Western New York Public Health Alliance On Thursday July 12th, the Western New York Public Health Alliance and the New York State Public Health Association collaborated to host the first Symposium in a series of Symposiums on brain health with the topic of Concussion Management. This free Symposium was held at Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville NY and was open to the public. We had 100 attendees representing all eight counties of WNY, including many school coaches, trainers and nurses, along with county employees and other interested participants. The Symposium included four different speakers, with the first...

4 Aug 20180 Contributed Article Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County Jamestown, N.Y. – Medicaid enrollees with mental health and substance use related conditions can benefit from a number of community-based programs, including managed care, Health and Recovery Plans (HARP), Health Homes, and Home and Community Based Services (HCBS). But there are a lot of misconceptions around HARP and HCBS, and it can be confusing. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) is hosting New Choices in Recovery to clear up some of this confusion, to educate people about these new possibilities, and to...

31 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – A road trip and hike highlight Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch on August 3. At 11 a.m., those interested in enjoying this outdoor opportunity can meet at the parking lot on the north side of Route 474 between Panama and the junction with Route 76 (GPS 42.07509, -79.51834). From there, participants will carpool or caravan to a backroad location a bit closer to where they will hike to the Warner Road Lean-tos. Tom Erlandson, who has long served on the Chautauqua County Parks Commission, will be on hand to relate the history of the...

23 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Whatever your age and whether you like to run or walk, there’s a spot for you at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Wild 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, July 28. Race day schedule is 8-8:45 a.m.: Same-day registration 9 a.m.: Race begins 10:30 a.m.: Award ceremony begins for those who have completed the race Prizes will be awarded to the first three overall male and female walker and runner finishers. Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers in each for runners and top finisher in each for walkers. Age groups are 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29,...

19 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Local cyclists are invited to take part in the 16th annual ‘Loop the Lake’ bicycle ride on Saturday, July 21st. The charity event – believed to be the longest-running group ride around the circumference of Chautauqua Lake – is coordinated annually by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown. All proceeds from the ride will benefit local youth programs, including the Children of the Book Summer Reading Program, a five-week day camp for children who will be entering grade 4 through 6 in the fall who need assistance with literary skills. The emphasis of the program is to help maintain reading levels over the...
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