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Daemen Receives Grant to Advance Skills of Workforce Serving Elderly

Daemen Receives Grant to Advance Skills of Workforce Serving Elderly

AMHERST, N.Y. – A $20,000 grant from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York to Daemen College will be used to help enhance the practical skills and experience of the future workforce serving the elderly.

The grant will be used to implement the Daemen Social Work Department’s initiative “Investing in an Elder-Competent Workforce: Relationship Building and Education for the Elderly in the Community Through Social Work Clinical Practice.” It builds on a $10,000 grant also from the Health Foundation for the development of enhanced geriatric education for social work students, an effort being overseen by Dr. Joanne Cannavo, associate professor of social work.

“This initiative is vital to advancing the skills of our students and giving them the opportunity to interact and work with an elderly population throughout their senior year of studies at Daemen,” said Cannavo.

On St. Patrick’s Day, be a Saint and Drive Sober

On St. Patrick’s Day, be a Saint and Drive Sober

 

The statistics are sobering: Every 53 minutes in 2011, a person was killed in a drunk-driving crash in the United States, and most of the drunk drivers involved had blood alcohol concentrations nearly double the legal limit of .08. 

“For many Americans, St. Patrick’s Day and the days leading up to it have become synonymous with drinking,” said Monica Farrar, program director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. “Unfortunately, that means that drunk drivers have made the holiday very dangerous.”

What Is Your Purpose?

What Is Your Purpose?

 

What is divine intervention? Why are we here? What is your purpose? Does God exist?

These are questions many of us ask ourselves and others every day. Such dilemmas exist because we have diverse lives that lead us to further investigation. Such questions may bring one to personal growth, overcoming obstacles, settling on or away from a belief system, deciding what path is correct to follow and most importantly, the value of self.

Scholars, seers, religious leaders, scientists, peace makers, activists and those that have come before us, our forefathers, have asked themselves the same questions. Did they arrive at a conclusion? We shall never truly know the answer, all we are able to do is keep searching, keep meeting new people, strive to improve and do our very best to simply be good people.

Fetch! Healthy Dog Treats Now Available Via Mail Order

Fetch! Healthy Dog Treats Now Available Via Mail Order

 

Fetch! Dog Treats, a Cheektowaga, N.Y.-based business offering healthy and delicious homemade dog treats made with all natural and organic ingredients, is now offering its popular product line via mail order!

“Our products are carefully made with oat flour and all-natural ingredients such as salmon oil, which promotes healthy joints, skin and coat,” said owner Jackie Lovern. “When it comes to caring for your dog or puppy you want to be able to reward them with healthy and wholesome treats they will enjoy.”

Today’s Drug Epidemic Goes Far Beyond Celebrity Headlines

Today’s Drug Epidemic Goes Far Beyond Celebrity Headlines

 

Aren't all drug-related deaths tragic? If so, why do we as a community and a nation tend to ignore the 38,000 overdose deaths in the United State each year until it claims the life of someone with celebrity status? Whether it’s Philip Seymour Hoffman dying of a heroin overdose or Whitney Houston from cocaine abuse, is their life more important than the life of your friend, relative or neighbor who may have also succumbed to drugs?

Perhaps the media coverage of Hoffman’s recent passing is a good thing. We need to shine a spotlight on the drug epidemic that is sweeping through Western New York right now, paying no attention to the social status of the victims in its path. 

Have a ‘Super’ Sunday by Designating a Sober Driver

Have a ‘Super’ Sunday by Designating a Sober Driver

 

As one of America’s most anticipated and celebrated sporting events, the Super Bowl brings together families, friends and fans each year to enjoy the excitement of the big game. In many instances, fans will gather to watch the game at sports bars, restaurants or Super Bowl-themed parties. The Resource Training Center in Amherst, provider of the Drinking Driver Program, wants to spread an important safety message about designating a sober driver on Super Bowl Sunday.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Board of Directors is holding its fourth annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s 2014 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 7. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. 

All entries should contain — but are not limited to — the following copy content:

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