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Tools for Coping with Vision Loss
On November 5 at 10 am a program will be presented at The Dale Association on "Coping with Vision Loss". Alanna Pohl, Vision Rehabilitation Specialist at Olmsted Center for Sight, will talk about vision loss and what you can do to help yourself.
If you have Macular Degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, or other vision problems this program will be very informative. Low vision assistive equipment will be demonstrated.
Nancy Smith, Vision & Hearing Coordinator at The Dale Association, will also be available to discuss how The Dale's Vision Program can help you.
The program is free of cost. Please call The Dale Association at 433-1886 to register.

NCCC Health Fair at The Dale
Niagara County Community College Nursing students will be at The Dale Association on Monday, October 28 for a Health Fair.
From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., older adults can receive free blood pressure readings, along with talking with 10 nursing students from NCCC about health related questions.
Please register for this event by October 25 by calling 433-1886 or stop by the front desk, 33 Ontario St.

Exercise and Fitness:

Pickle Ball at The Dale
NEW: Pickle Ball
We're excited to bring Pickle Ball, a fun, popular sport to The Dale Association. Join us Mondays at 1:00 pm, to learn how to play this racket sport for 2 to 4 players. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Rackets, balls and net are supplied by The Dale Association. FREE

Daytime Yoga
This relaxed, open class offered weekly on an ongoing basis is for all levels. Come as often as you like and work at your own pace. Taught at The Dale by certified yoga instructor Liz Cousins on Mondays, 10:00-11:30 am. Cost per class: $5 member, $8 non-member - payable by class.

Chair Exercise Class
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10:30 - 11:30 am. Increase strength, flexibility, balance and endurance. Great for anyone with mobility limitations or arthritis. Classes: $2.00 per session. See for yourself!

Walking Club
Members are welcome to join The Pace Makers Walking Club. Participants walk Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00 am, around Day Road Park. To enroll or learn more contact Sherry Livergood, Walking Club Coordinator, ext. 109. FREE

Presented by Jennifer Johnson, Health Promotion Coordinator, BlueCross BlueShield of WNY:

Mindfulness promotes the practice of daily activities that reduce stress and anxiety, improve performance and productivity, and increase happiness with a greater sense of peace, presence and overall well-being. On Monday, October 21 at 10:30 am, learn more about the benefits of mindfulness and simple ways to incorporate this practice into your everyday life. FREE

Presented by Mollie McDonough, Cornell Cooperative Extension:

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension for their monthly nutrition programs held October 16 at 12:00 pm. FREE

AARP Driver Safety Program
Monday, November 4 9:00 am to 3:45 pm
The AARP Smart Driver Course is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. Call 433-1886 to register. Cost: $20 AARP members, $25 non-members. Please make checks payable to AARP, no cash.

Aging Mastery Program
It’s back! Join us Wednesday, September 18 from 10:00 to 11:30 am for the beginning of the impactful learning experience called AMP - Aging Mastery Program. This unique class will meet each Wednesday for 10 weeks and will include a wide range of topics from exercise and sleep wellness to financial fitness and sustaining healthy relationships. There will be incentives and rewards for taking small steps while improving your overall well-being. Please call to sign up, or for further information ask for class instructor Jennifer Burt at ext. 104. FREE

Cranium Crunches
Simple brain training games will be played to help strengthen cognitive abilities like memory, attention and executive functioning. We’ll exercise our brains in this fun filled hour. Join us on Tuesday, October 15 from 10:00 to 11:00 am to give your brain a good workout. FREE

American Red Cross Blood Drives:
Blood drives are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, from 1:00-6:00 p.m.
For an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org. Walk Ins welcome; ID

Memory Minders
Memory Minders, is a program for people with mild memory loss. Memory Minders is held on Mondays and Fridays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Participation includes activities such as art, music, games, exercise, kitchen fun, gardening, group and one-on-one activities, field trips, movies and other activities designed to enhance quality of life and maintain memory longer.  Caregivers will receive a much needed 4-hour break during this dementia-care class.  If you would like to participate or volunteer please call 433-1886 extension 111 for Angie Blackley.

Price per class $30.00

Medicare Forum
Join us on Thursday, November 7 from 9:30 to 11:30 am when Niagara County Office For the Aging will discuss the new changes to Medicare for 2020 and many representative will be on hand to talk about their plans for the upcoming year. FREE

Rite Aid will also be available that day to administer flu shots from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, covered by your health insurance.

Hearing Screenings
Half of all adults over the age of 50 have some hearing loss, according to the National Institutes of Health. We are pleased to partner with Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center to offer free hearing screenings at The Dale Association on Wednesday, October 16 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Screenings will also take place Tuesday, November 12 and Wednesday, December 4. Please call 433-1886 to schedule your appointment. FREE

Caregiver Support (overview)
30% of health care is currently being delivered by informal caregivers at home: husbands, wives, sons, daughters. Caregivers have many demands on their time and energy. The Dale Association recognizes the challenges and joys associated with care giving. We are here to help with a variety of support services. For information on Caregiver Support, please call Sherry Livergood, Senior Advisor: 716-433-1886 ext. 109.

Caregiver Support Group
Are you helping to care for a loved one? You’re not alone! Whether you help to care for a spouse, partner, sibling, parent or child, you are invited to attend our Caregiver Support Group on Tuesday, October 22 at 1:00 pm. For more information call Sherry Livergood at ext.109.

Information and Assistance
Sherry Livergood, NY Connects representative, will help you find the services and support to meet your long term care service needs feel free to walk-in or call with questions. Long term services and support are both medical and non-medical services that help to maintain or improve daily functioning and health while remaining independent in your daily living. Services can be provided at home or in a community based setting. NY Connects services children and adults with disabilities, older adults, family members, caregivers, friends, neighbors, and professionals. Please call 433-1886 ext. 109 for more information or to schedule an appointment today.

Vision & Hearing Program
The Visual and Hearing Impaired Program is a multi-faceted program designed to enrich the lives of persons who are visually and/or hearing impaired through: educational seminars; vision and hearing screenings; community linkage and referral; assisted devices information and other support. Call Nancy Smith, Program Coordinator: 716-433-1886 ext. 108 for further information.

Community Mental Health Nurse
Our community nurse, meets with people age 50 and older, who are home-bound and have a history of serious or chronic mental illness. For more information, please call Suzanne Esposito, LPN: 716-433-1937 ext. 107.

Mental Health Wellness at The Dale Association

Insurance, Medicare, Medicare Advantage Health Plan Information

Assistive Devices
Do you need a walker, shower chair or raised toilet seat? Before you spend any money, call us at 433-1886. People donate these items to us and we're happy to pass them along to you or someone you know.

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