| 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!
Pace Makers Walking Club
Walking is a great way to get healthy, enjoy the outdoors and have fun! Join us for a walk Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00 am at Day Road Park. Bring your own water bottle and wear comfortable sneakers. To enroll, please call 433-1886.
Wellness and Information:
Understandings Medicare Plan Choices for 2018
Medicare Health Insurance Community Meeting: Wednesday, October 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Lockport Town Hall, 6560 Dysinger Rd, Lockport. Get updates and learn about the changes to Medicare, the Medicare Health Plans, Medicare Part D, NYS EPIC, and "Extra Help" Low Income Subsidy Program. Presented by representatives of the Niagara County Office for the Aging, and Medicare Advantage Plans Sales Representatives. Medicare Advantage Plan Sales Reps will be present at this event to provide open enrollment assistance. Cost: Free.
Understandings Medicare Plan Choices for 2018
Medicare Health Insurance Community Meeting: Wednesday, October 25 at 9:30 a.m. Get updates and learn about the changes to Medicare, the Medicare Health Plans, Medicare Part D, NYS EPIC, and "Extra Help" Low Income Subsidy Program. Presented by representatives of the Niagara County Office for the Aging, and Medicare Advantage Plans Sales Representatives. Medicare Advantage Plan Sales Reps will be present at this event to provide open enrollment assistance. Cost: Free.
Good Bugs for Good Health
Learn how bacteria affects our gut and the digestive and immune systems, as well as the difference between probiotics and prebiotics, on Monday, September 18 at 10:30 am. Then join us for Part 2 of this topic on Monday, October, 16 at 10:30 a.m. to learn simple lifestyle changes to improve bacterial health, including dietary choices and supplements. If you missed Part 1, you can still benefit from attending Part 2. Presented by Jennifer Johnson, Health Promotion Coordinator, BlueCross BlueShield of WNY. Cost: Free.
Diabetes Self-Management Program
Are you dealing with Diabetes or are you caring for someone with Diabetes? Please join us Fridays from October 27-December 1 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for a 6-week workshop series for adults. For more information, or to register for this free workshop, please call Niagara County Department of Health/Public Health nursing at 278-1900 or Niagara County NY Connects AT 438-3030. Cost: Free.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers (click here)
Free Wellness Information
Come meet the future nurses from Niagara County Community College Nursing program on Monday, October 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, when they present a wellness program including blood pressure readings and general health information.
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 who will offer free hearing screenings at The Dale Association. Call 433-1886 to schedule your appointment.
- Wednesday, October 11 from 12 noon to 3 p.m.
- Thursday, November 7 from 12 noon to 3 p.m.
Seasonal Flu Information and Flu Shot Clinics
Join us Wednesday, September 13 at 12:15 p.m. when Laurie from Middleport Family Pharmacy will be here to explain the best ways to prevent the flu. Cost: Free.
The CDC recommends that people age 6 months and older receive an annual flu vaccine. Flu shots will be offered at The Dale Association on the following days. Please bring your insurance card.
- Tuesday, September 26 at 12:15 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 10 at 11 a.m.
- Wednesday, October 25 at 9:30 a.m.
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 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.
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.