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Exercise and Fitness:
NEW: Tai Chi at The Dale
Join us at The Dale Association for a new exercise class as Sifu (master) Charles leads participants through the slow methodical movements of Wudang Tai Chi. Tai Chi is a low impact workout with a focus on combining breath and meditation to your movements. Known for its great results in overall physical and mental health, Tai Chi is specifically focused on increasing ones longevity. Each class will have a healthy mix of stretches, breathing exercises, meditation and Tai Chi fundamentals that will leave participants feeling invigorated and ready to take on the day. Tuesdays, from 1 to 2 p.m. starting Nov. 13 for 6 weeks. Please wear comfortable cloths and sneakers. Cost: $60 (members), $75 (non-members). Still want to participate? Call for prorated price.

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!

S.M.I.L.E. at The Dale
Introducing a brand new structured program designed especially with YOU in mind! S.M.I.L.E.: Socialization, Meaningful stimulation, Inspiring, Lunch together and Exercise in a group setting, promises to provide plenty of opportunities to smile on Wednesdays from 9:00 am-12:00 pm beginning January 9. As a group, we'll enjoy crafts, recipes, games, guest speakers, fellowship, light exercise, Eat Well Stay Well nutritious lunch, and of course - laughter (the best medicine of all). Just $15 per day (members), or $30 (non-members) includes all class supplies and lunch. Space is limited, register today by calling Jennifer at 716-433-1886 or email Jennifer now. Isn't it time to SMILE?


$15 1-session (members)
$30 2-sessions (members)
$45 3-sessions (members)
$60 4-sessions (members)


$30 1-sessions (non-members)
$60 2-sessions (non-members)
$90 3-sessions (non-members)
$120 4-sessions (non-members)

(See above to learn how to become a member and save on classes, trips, lunches and other great programing.)


Presented by Jennifer Johnson, Health Promotion Coordinator, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York:

Vitamins and Supplements
Does a vitamin a day really keep the doctor away? We are often encouraged to supplement our diet with a variety of vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, and more. Join us Monday, December 17 at 10:30 am to learn what makes the most sense for you. FREE

Presented by Mollie McDonough, Cornell Cooperative Extension:

Foods for a Healthy Immune System
Join us Wednesday, December 19 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm as we take a look at what vitamins and minerals are key in maintaining a healthy immune system, and which superfoods you should be eating to stay healthy. Cooking demo with free samples and recipes included. FREE

Parkinson’s Support Group WNY Chapter
We strongly encourage people with Parkinson's, family members, friends, caregivers and other interested individuals to attend this support group as we learn how to make life with Parkinson’s disease better. In the group, we will exchange coping skills, offer support and understanding as well as share available resources. Support group is the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00 pm. FREE

Cranium Crunches
Cranium Crunches is a new monthly program beginning in 2018. Simple brain training games will be played within the group to help focus on cognitive abilities like memory, attention, and executive functioning. We’ll exercise our brains in this fun filled hour. Join us on Tuesday, November 20 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

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
On the 1st Tuesday of each month from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Sherry Livergood, NY Connects representative, will be available at our centre at 33 Ontario Street for walk-in questions. Sherry will help you find the services and support to meet your long term care service needs. 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. Sherry is also available by appointment via telephone and in person at various other times. 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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