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Exercise and Fitness:

Pickle Ball at The Dale
NEW: Pickle Ball
We're excited to bring Pickle Ball, a fun, popular sport to The Dale Association. Join us Mondays at 1:00 pm, to learn how to play this racket sport for 2 to 4 players. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Rackets, balls and net are supplied by The Dale Association. FREE

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)

Free Hearing Screenings
Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center will offer free hearing screenings at our Centre on Wednesday, March 13 from 12:00-2:00 pm. Please call 716-433-1886 to schedule your free appointment.


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

The Mediterranean Diet
The media and medical communities tout the “Mediterranean Diet” as the way to go. What is it? Join us on Monday, January 28 at 10:30 am to learn more and how you can incorporate it into your lifestyle. FREE

Blood Pressure - A Vital Force for Life
Almost one in three American adults has high blood pressure. Are you at risk? Find out the answers to these and other common questions during this fun and informative seminar geared to teach you the basics about blood pressure on Monday, February 25 at 10:30 am. FREE

Presented by Mollie McDonough, Cornell Cooperative Extension:

Exploring Plant-Based Diets
Most Americans have a hard time reaching the recommended daily amounts of fruits and vegetables, and in turn, eat about 75 pounds more of meat each year. Find out about how switching to one or two plant-based meals a week can benefit your waistline and your wallet. Join us Wednesday, February 20, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm as we explore quick and easy recipes from Southeast Asia that feature different vegetables, seasonings, and cooking methods. Cooking demo with free samples and recipes included. FREE

Prescription Addiction for the Aging Population
Prescription drug abuse in older adults is a growing problem. Over 2 million older adults in the US have a chemical dependency problem. Come listen to Tracy Hunt, Director of the Chemical Dependency Treatment program at Eastern Niagara Hospital, to learn about the signs and symptoms, causes and prevention of abusing prescription drugs in older adults. Tracy will be at the Centre on Tuesday, January 22 at 10:00 am. 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 15 and February 19 from 10:00 to 11:00 am to give your brain a good workout. FREE

Emergency Preparedness
Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is a partnership with Niagara County to educate the public about the need to be prepared for community and personal emergencies. Discussed in the presentation are what supplies should be pre-assembled in an emergency kit, items that we should keep in our cars, information that should be written down, and copies of important papers we need to include in our kits. We also touch on what to do for shelter in place in our homes, as well as the need to design and practice fire drills/ turning off utilities/ meeting spots, etc. Join us Tuesday, February 26 at 10:00 am for this informative presentation. All attendees will receive resource information, along with first aid kits that can start them on assembling their own home or car kit. Call to reserve your spot. FREE

Alzheimer’s - Not Normal Aging
The Alzheimer’s Association of WNY will be at the Centre Thursday, February 21 at 2:00 pm for an informative presentation on Alzheimer’s. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments, and local Alzheimer’s Association resources in your community. Please call to sign up today! FREE

AARP Driver Safety Program
Monday, February 4 and Tuesday, February 5 12:30 to 3:45 pm (two-days)
Monday, March 4 9:00 am to 3:45 pm

The AARP Smart Driver Course is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. Call 433-1886 to register. Cost: $20 AARP members, $25 non-members. Please make checks payable to AARP, no cash.

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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