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Exercise and Fitness:
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!

Wellness and Information:

Vision Loss As You Age
If you or someone you care about is visually impaired, join us on Friday, January 26 at 1 p.m. when Alanna Pohl, assistant director of vision rehabilitation at The Olmsted Center for Sight will be on site. She will bring along items like prescription magnifiers and other adaptive equipment to demonstrate how these tools can help you live a more independent life with vision loss. Please RSVP by calling 433-1886.

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. Please call 433-1886 to schedule your appointment for: Tuesday, January 30 from 12:00-2:00 pm Tuesday, February 20 at 5:00 pm

Doug Braun, ClearCaptions, will be at the Centre to demonstrate telephones designed for people with hearing loss, Tuesdays, January 30 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm, and February 20 from 4:30-6:00 pm. The phones are free to people with hearing loss and all that is needed is an internet connection.

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, January 23 and February 20 at 10 am to give your brain a good workout. FREE

Teresa McCabe, Public Health Educator, Healthy Neighborhoods Program, a free service of Niagara County Department of Health, will be on site Tuesday, January 30 at 11:00 am with complimentary home health and safety information and devices.

Nora Passuite, from newly renovated Newfane Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center will be here to discuss all the options that their facility has to offer on Wednesdays, February 14 from 9:00 to 11:00 am.

It’s a New Year, Let’s Get Moving
Physical activity is important for good health. Being physically active simply means moving our bodies! On Wednesday, January 17 at 12:00 pm, let’s take this hour to learn some ways to move our bodies more. Presented by Marla Guarino, RDN, CDN, SNAP-Ed Nutritionist, Cornell Cooperative Extension. FREE

Simple Changes for a Healthier You!
Sometimes we think that the changes necessary to live a healthier life are too overwhelming. The truth is small, simple changes can add up to big results. Join us on Monday, January 22 at 10:30 am as we discuss the little ways you can start living healthier – today! Presented by Jennifer Johnson, Health Promotion Coordinator, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. FREE

Fruits and Veggies: Half Your Plate
Join us Wednesday, February 21 at 12:00 pm for a fun lesson on why fruits and veggies are so important. Come and learn about the rainbow of options and how to save money when buying them. A yummy food demonstration will finish up the class. Presented by Marla Guarino, RDN, CDN, SNAP-Ed Nutritionist, Cornell Cooperative Extension. FREE

Heart Health
Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of disability. On Monday, February 26 at 10:30 am learn how to live healthier and reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke by embracing good nutrition, exercise and stress management. Presented by Jennifer Johnson, Health Promotion Coordinator, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. FREE

Dealing With A Parents Hearing Loss
Nancy Smith, Vision & Hearing Coordinator at The Dale Association will give an overview of resources available in the community to assist with vision & hearing loss as we age on Tuesday, February 20 at 5:00 pm. A representative of the Buffalo Speech & Hearing Center will be present to talk about hearing loss and offer free hearing screenings following the presentation. RSVP by calling 433-1886. FREE

Powerful Tools for Caregivers (click here)

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 am - 2 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.

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

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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