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FREE Health and Wellness Classes:
Call 433-1886 to register today!

Falls Prevention Presentation
On Wednesday, March 18 at 12:30 pm join Jeremy Mang, Director of Rehabilitation at Absolut Care of Gasport and Laurence VonEuw of Lockport Home Medical as they discuss how to prevent falls both in and outside of the home, available assistive devices and much more!

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

Fabulous Fiber
Join us Monday, March 16th at 10:30 am for help eating a diet rich in fiber!
While eating a diet rich in fiber is a big step in improving your health, most Americans don't consume the recommended 25 to 35 grams of fiber per each day. We will discuss how you can add more fiber to your diet which can help you control blood sugar and cholesterol as well as your weight. Pick up some healthy recipes too!

A Recipe for Positive Emotional and Mental Health
Maintaining our emotional and mental health is just as important as maintaining our physical health but something that many of us neglect. During this seminar on Monday, April 20 at 10:30am, you will learn how to improve and maintain your emotional and mental health!

Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension:

March: Sugar Shockers!
Join Eat Smart New York Nutrition Educator Trisha Shea on Wednesday, March 3rd from
12:00pm – 1:00pm
to find out just how much added sugar is safe, and ways to cut back! Cooking demo with free samples and recipes included. Presented by Eat Smart New York and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

April: Build a Healthy Breakfast!
Join Eat Smart New York Nutrition Educator Trisha Shea on Wednesday, April 15 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm to pick up some great ideas for satisfying breakfasts to start your day off right! Cooking demo with free samples and recipes included. Presented by Eat Smart New York and Cornell Cooperative Extension. 

Nutrition Counseling
Sandy Harmon, RN Nutritional Counselor is available the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Sign up for a half hour complimentary evaluation. Learn the fundamentals of good nutrition to set and accomplish your personal goals to look good, meet your medical needs, and feel healthy. Set goals to improve your health, wellness, and happiness. In addition, Sandy is willing to help you meet your weight loss goals. Call if you'd prefer to speak on the phone or set up an appointment that better fits your schedule at 263-3021. FREE


Parkinson's Support Group
Those with Parkinson's, their family members, friends, caregivers, and other interested individuals are encouraged to attend this support group as we learn how to make life better while living with Parkinson's disease. This support group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00 pm. FREE


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!



AARP Driver Safety Program
Monday, April 6th - 9:00am - 3:45pm
Monday, May 4th - 9:00am - 3:35pm
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.

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 schedule an assessment or volunteer please call 433-1886 extension 111 for Angie Crawshaw.

Price per class $30.00

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, March 18 and Wednesday, April 15 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm. Please call 433-1886 to schedule your appointment. FREE

Clear Captions will be here during hearing screenings on the following dates:
Wednesday, March 18 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
Wednesday, April 15 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm.

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Buffalo
They will be on site Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on January 14 & 28 and February 11 & 25. CCCS provides a wide range of FREE support, such as: thoroughly reviewing your income and expenses and reviewing your credit report/score. To make and appointment call CCCS at 712-2060.

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.

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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