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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Kick Off 17th Season on Saturday, May 9

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Kick Off 17th Season on Saturday, May 9

 

An enhanced EBT program, three new vendors, talented local entertainers and two Wellness Weekends will highlight the 2015 season at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. The selling season kicks off on Saturday, May 9, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 28. Hours at the open-air venue in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. 

A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market features more than 40 vendors selling fruits, vegetables, baked goods, organics, fresh meat, cut flowers, wine, craft beer, eggs, dairy, honey, cheese and much more. Products available at the market are always fresh, seasonal and local. New vendors in 2015 include K&B Farm, Kindred Kreek and Niagara Distilling Company.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author/Health Coach for Book-signing Event

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author/Health Coach for Book-signing Event

 

Karen Calandra, author of “Lose the Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough,” will visit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, for a book-signing event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16.

“Lose the Sugar, You're Sweet Enough” is an easy-to-read guide to help reduce sugar cravings, lose weight and transform your health for life, according to the author, a Registered Nurse and Certified Holistic Health Coach who has seen the devastation of disease and poor dietary habits. Calandra believes that by eliminating processed foods, foods high in sugar and making better food choices daily, it's possible to prevent and heal disease.

Two Local Healthcare Agencies to Offer Overdose Recognition and Narcan Training Session

Two Local Healthcare Agencies to Offer Overdose Recognition and Narcan Training Session

 

To help combat the increasing number of opioid-related overdoses in Western New York, The Resource Training Center (TRTC) is teaming up with Horizon Health Services to offer a free overdose recognition and Narcan administration training session. 

Professional training will be offered to students currently enrolled in The Resource Training Center’s Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) program, and interested community members. Training will be offered beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at The Resource Training Center, located in the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. A Narcan kit will be given to attendees who successfully complete the training. 

Free Class at Kenmore Mercy Will Highlight Knee Replacement Options

Free Class at Kenmore Mercy Will Highlight Knee Replacement Options

Kenmore Mercy Hospital welcomes Cindy Repicci Romanowski, MD, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, on Wednesday, May 20 for a knee replacement class.

Come find out if you might be a candidate for a partial replacement, a minimally invasive option with same day discharge, better pain management, and quicker rehabilitation.

Participants have the choice of two free classes at 9 – 10 a.m. and 6 – 7 p.m. Both sessions will be held at Kenmore Mercy Hospital in the Community Room (2950 Elmwood Avenue, Kenmore).

According to Dr. Romanowski, “Procedural and technological advances are making outpatient partial knee replacements a widely accepted alternative for patients considering traditional inpatient knee replacement procedures.”

Fundraiser for WNY VegFest 2015

Fundraiser for WNY VegFest 2015

The WNY VegFest is growing rapidly each year and quickly becoming THE preeminent healthy lifestyle festival throughout the entire region. The community came out to enthusiastically support the inaugural WNY VegFest in 2014 with over 5,000 people attending and enjoying all the varied the plant powered fun!

Buffalo and Western New York have seen an explosion of interest in health, compassion and plant-based eating over the last few years, and together with the help of local veg advocacy groups and sanctuaries the WNY VegFest is helping to spread the life affirming message of a plant based diet.

 

The Resource Training Center joins the ‘One Text or Call Could Wreck It All’ campaign

The Resource Training Center joins the ‘One Text or Call Could Wreck It All’ campaign

 

In an effort to make our roads safer, The Resource Training Center in Amherst announced today that it has joined the “One Text or Call Could Wreck It All” campaign to stop distracted driving. Program Director Monica Farrar has pledged her support to help spread the message that distracted drivers are not only a danger to themselves, but everyone else on the road.  

Daemen’s Advanced OMPT Program Progresses to Master’s Degree

Daemen’s Advanced OMPT Program Progresses to Master’s Degree

Daemen College’s Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) Fellowship Program, the only post-professional offering of its kind in New York State, has received State Department of Education approval to now be offered as a master’s degree.

Adhering to the rigorous academic and clinical requirements already established for the fellowship credential, the master-level program will offer licensed, experienced physical therapists training to develop advanced psychomotor and analytical skills in manual physical therapy, a growing specialization in the field.

“Transitioning OMPT to a master’s degree puts Daemen at the forefront of physical therapy education nationally and will help expand the network of specialists in this growing health care discipline,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson.