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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!

Walking Club at Day Road Park
Members are welcome to join The Pace Makers Walking Club. Participants walk Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00am, 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

AARP Driver Safety Program
The AARP Smart Driver Course is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. Classes will be held Monday July 2, August 6, and September 10 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 Monday, July 2 and August 6 from 11:00 am to 1:00 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

Preventing Dehydration
Do we really need to drink eight glasses of water a day? Join us Monday, July 16 at 10:30 am as we discuss the importance of hydration and some tips and tricks you can use to stay healthy. Presented by Jennifer Johnson, Health Promotion Coordinator, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. 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, July 17 and August 21 from 10:00 to 11:00 am to give your brain a good workout. FREE

Farm Market Fresh
Make your food dollars go further by choosing foods that are in season. Join us Wednesday, July 18 at 12:00 pm to learn how to properly clean, store, prepare and freeze local fruits and vegetables. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension. FREE

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.

Aging Mastery Program
AMP is back!! This FREE, informative class will begin Wednesday, August 8 and meet each Wednesday for 10 weeks from 10:00 to 11:30 am. AMP includes 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 well-being. Please call or stop by the front desk to sign up today! For more information ask for Jennifer Burt at ext. 104. FREE

Just Say Yes to Beans
Adding beans to some of your favorite meals is an inexpensive, nutritious and delicious way yo add protein and fiber to your diet. Join us Wednesday, August 15 at 12:00 pm to learn about different types of beans and legumes, how they play a role in eating healthy, and how to prepare them. Cooking demo with free sample and recipes included. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension. FREE

Living with Arthritis
Did you know that arthritis affects one in five adults? If you are one of them, join us Monday, August 20 at 10:30 am as we discuss the causes of arthritis and both medical and natural treatment options. Presented by Jennifer Johnson, Health Promotion Coordinator, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. FREE

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
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.

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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