Health & Fitness

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...

14 Feb 20180 Jamestown, NY – It is so easy to pass judgment on people afflicted with mental health and substance use disorders. “And yet,” asks Kia Briggs, Executive Director of the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA), “do we expect a person with a bleeding arm to ‘get over it’ or deny life-saving treatment to a diabetic or cancer patient?” Briggs finds that being aware of Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, can help with understanding how early trauma can impact a person’s ability to thrive as an adult. ACEs are stressful or traumatic experiences of childhood, including physical or verbal abuse, neglect, and a...

7 Feb 20180 SILVER CREEK – Several health and fitness opportunities are being offered to residents of the Silver Creek Central School District through its Community Education division’s Winter/Spring 2018 session. Some classes are already under way; for more opportunities visit www.silvercreekschools.org and look under the “Community” tab. Yoga, Meditation & Compassion: Rise beyond and glide through. Have you always wished to rise above your most inspiring dreams?  Do you desire to glide through life with joy, strength and courage?  Included in this class eight fold paths/Ashtanga, Ahinsa (no violence), Sastya (truth).  You will gain...
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