| Community Education: Be Well
Exercise and Fitness:
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 at Day Road Park
Members are welcome to join The Pace Makers Walking Club. Participants walk Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:00am, around Day Road Park. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. To enroll or learn more about the program, contact Sherry Livergood, walking club coordinator, at 433-1886, ext. 109. FREE
Understanding Medicare Plan Choices
Join us on Tuesday, October 30 from 9:30 to 11:30 am to receive updates and learn about the changes to Medicare, the Medicare Health Plans, Medicare Part D, NYS EPIC, and “Extra Help” Low Income Subsidy Program for 2019. Be prepared for the Medicare annual enrollment period - October 15 to December 7. Presented by representatives from the Niagara County Office For The Aging and NY Connects, NYS EPIC Program, and Medicare Advantage Plans Sales Representatives. Medicare Advantage Plan Sales Reps will be present at this event to provide enrollment assistance.
AARP Driver Safety Program
The AARP Smart Driver Course is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. Classes will be held Monday September 10, October 1 and November 5 from 9:00 am to 3:45 pm. Call 433-1886 to register. Cost: $20 AARP members, $25 non-members. Please make checks payable to AARP, no cash.
Doug Braun, ClearCaptions, will be at the Centre to demonstrate telephones designed for people with hearing loss Tuesday, September 18 and Wednesday, October 17 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. The phones are free to people with hearing loss and all that is needed is an internet connection. To schedule a home visit with Doug, please call: 318-7624.
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
Healthy Weight Management
Do you know the all the risks of being overweight? Join us Monday, September 17 at 10:30 am as we provide an overview of the risks of obesity and discuss the importance of physical activity and healthy eating habits. Presented by Jennifer Johnson, Health Promotion Coordinator, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. FREE
ABCs of Apples
An apple a day keeps the doctor away ... and we just happen to live in an area that has some of the best apples in the world! Join us Wednesday, September 19 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm to see if this popular saying has any truth to it, and explore recipes that go far beyond the traditional apple crisp and applesauce. We’ll find ways to fit apples in from breakfast to late night snack and everything in between. Cooking demo with free samples and recipes included. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension. FREE
The Art of Meditation and Yoga
Interested in learning how to apply the power of meditation and yoga philosophies to calming your mind and body? If so, join us Monday, October 15 at 10:30 am. Not just for professional athletes and celebrities, meditation and yoga are popular techniques that connect the body and mind to help you move toward overall wellness. Presented by Jennifer Johnson, Health Promotion Coordinator, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. FREE
Heart Healthy Soups
For many of us, cooler temperatures mean being able to make our favorite comfort foods again. Join us Wednesday, October 17 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm to see how soups can be a great way to add vegetables and whole grains to your diet while stretching your food dollar. Cooking demo with free samples and recipes included. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension. FREE
Join us for a Diabetes Prevention class, starting Wednesday, October 17 from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Classes run for 16-consecutive weeks, followed by six to eight monthly sessions to offer additional support and help in maintaing lifestyle changes. Call 278-1900 for more information. Presented by the Niagara County Department of Health. FREE
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, September 18 and October 16 from 10:00 to 11:00 am to give your brain a good workout. FREE
Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group
A Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group, in conjunction with Trinity Bariatric Group, will meet the second Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm. This group offers a compassionate and collaborative environment for pre- and post- op patients to come together and celebrate non-scale victories, discuss everyday challenges, share ideas and strategies. Every month features a new WLS-related topic. Supportive friends and family are welcome to attend. Come participate in a patient community that knows, "we are each strong, but together we are stronger!" To sign up call Sherry Livergood at ext. 109.
Mobile Mammography Bus
Windsong Radiology Group brings quality care to underserved communities throughout Western New York with its mobile screening mammography services. The van will be on site at The Dale Association, Wednesday, October 17 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to provide screening mammography. For more information and eligibility requirements call 929-9494.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Join us for our next Powerful Tools for Caregivers class starting Wednesday, September 5 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. This 6-week class, which runs through October 10, provides you with all the tools, perspective, balance and support you need to not only take care of your loved one, but to take care of yourself! Cost:$25. For more details ask for Angie Blackley, ext. 111.
Diabetes Prevention Workshop
Have you been told you are pre-Diabetic or Diabetic? Join the professionals from the Niagara County Department of Health for a free 16-week workshop on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. beginning August 1 at 33 Ontario St. You'll learn all the tools and strategies you'll need to feel your best. Call 278-1900 to register or learn more.
Free 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 Tuesday, September 18 and Wednesday, October 17 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Please call to schedule your appointment.
Improving Quality of Life
Please join Dr. David J. Lewis on Tuesday, August 28 from 12:300 to 1:30 pm for an entertaining and informative discussion on how you can improve the quality of your life. Dr. Lewis has been practicing 27 years as a Chiropractor in Lockport, Niagara Falls, and Clarence. He is also co-host of "Hands on Health", a television show aimed at educating people about improving their overall health. Dr. Lewis will discuss the importance of healthy eating and nutrition, including tips on food preparation and weight loss. He will also discuss proper lifting, movement and exercise through his background as a Chiropractor and Mechanical Engineer. This is a great opportunity to learn, ask questions, and take charge of your health. Hope to see you there. Call to register. 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, 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.
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.
Geriatric 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
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.