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Drop Off Unwanted Prescriptions on September 27

Drop Off Unwanted Prescriptions on September 27

Catholic Health is joining forces with the Drug Enforcement Administration and more than 20 other sites in the Western New York area for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. On Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. area residents may bring their expired, unused, or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications to the following Catholic Health drop off sites: Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Mercy Ambulatory Care Center, and Sisters of Charity Hospital: St. Joseph Campus. Or visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ for other locations throughout Western New York. “We want to prevent unused portions of prescription medications from ending up in garbage dumps, polluting the water, or ending up in the hands of our children,” said Frank Heinrich, a pharmacist at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Sept. 20 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Sept. 20 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Sept. 20. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Sept. 20 (weather permitting) will be Don Z. from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Monica Huntz from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Occupying the market’s community tables this Saturday will be the Lexington Cooperative Market and West Side Community Services. Unyts will also host a blood drive at the market.

Football Fans Have Reason to Celebrate, But Need to Celebrate Safely

Football Fans Have Reason to Celebrate, But Need to Celebrate Safely

 

 

Western New York football fans have plenty of reasons to celebrate, including a season opening road win and the great news that the local team will apparently stay in Buffalo for many years to come! And now fans have a chance to celebrate the good news with the first home game of the season this Sunday in Orchard Park. However, how you choose to celebrate could have a major impact on your future and the lives of others.

Catholic Charities to Host Health and Wellness Fair on Sept. 25

Catholic Charities to Host Health and Wellness Fair on Sept. 25

Individuals, families and those looking to learn more about health-related services and benefits information are invited to attend a Health and Wellness Fair hosted by Catholic Charities on Sept. 25 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 128 Wilson St., Buffalo. Parking is available in a lot off Fillmore Avenue.

More than 30 vendors will provide displays and offer products for purchase, including the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, Tastefully Simple, Lawley Insurance and D’Avolio Olive Oils, Vinegars and More. Attendees can also have their blood pressure measured, receive a back massage from Chair Massage Pit Stop for $1 per minute or sit-in on a Tai Chi demonstration.

Catholic Charities WIC Program Offering Free Nutrition Workshops throughout September

Catholic Charities WIC Program Offering Free Nutrition Workshops throughout September

Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program hopes to help take the guesswork out of nutrition for toddlers and young children by hosting four free one-hour workshops throughout September in Niagara County focusing on portion size, healthy snack options, child-friendly recipes, how to handle ‘picky eaters’ and the importance of physical activity. The first workshop is Monday, Sept. 8 from 10-11 a.m. at the Community Health Center of Niagara Falls, 501 10th St., Niagara Falls.

Additional information about community resources, including WIC, will also be available. Children are welcome to attend and participate in the activities focused on the importance of good health, healthy eating and exercise. All attendees will also receive a free goodie bag.

Vet-approved Tips for Keeping Your Pet Out of the ER

Vet-approved Tips for Keeping Your Pet Out of the ER

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Picture this: It's late in the evening when you realize that something is very wrong with your dog. Your normal veterinary clinic is closed, but you're not sure if the problem can wait until tomorrow. You rush your pet to the closest ER and hope for the best.

Canterbury Woods Achieves Deficiency-Free Survey from New York State

Canterbury Woods Achieves Deficiency-Free Survey from New York State

Canterbury Woods, Western New York’s premier life care community, announced that it has received a deficiency-free survey from the New York State Department of Health for its Oxford Village skilled nursing unit, placing it in select company among nursing homes across the state.

Each year, the Department of Health surveys all nursing homes in New York State on more than 180 regulatory and quality standards, including administration, quality of care, resident rights and others. The standards must be met for each resident who resides in a nursing home’s care. For each standard in which a nursing home is found to be deficient, it will receive a citation. Less than eight percent of nursing homes in New York State achieve a deficiency-free survey.