Health & Wellness
Our health and wellness classes help you to cultivate a healthy lifestyle and mind, offering nutrition counseling, brain game exercises, and more.
Health & Wellness
We have healthy options for people of all ages:
Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension:
Sandy Harmon, RN Nutritional Counselor is available the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Sign up for a half hour complimentary evaluation. Learn the fundamentals of good nutrition to set and accomplish your personal goals to look good, meet your medical needs, and feel healthy. Set goals to improve your health, wellness, and happiness. In addition, Sandy is willing to help you meet your weight loss goals. Call if you’d prefer to speak on the phone or set up an appointment that better fits your schedule at 263-3021. FREE
Diabetes Prevention Program
Diabetes affects more and more people each year, both nationally and right here in Western New York. Research has found that people with pre-diabetes – a condition in which blood sugar levels are high, but not yet high enough to meet the criteria for diabetes – can make lifestyle changes to reduce their odds of diabetes.
Our 12-month prevention program is designed for those diagnosed with pre-diabetes or who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The program includes 16 weekly, one-hour sessions covering nutrition, exercise, and behavior modification. We then meet monthly for continued support and maintenance.
A referral from your physician is required. Click HERE to download the form. You do not need to be a member of the YMCA to participate. Fees are covered in full for Independent Health Medicare, Medicaid, and Commercial Health Plans. Fees are covered in full for Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare and Medicaid Plans. To obtain a referral, please contact one of the YMCA branches listed below.
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 required.
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 Crawshaw. Price per class: $30.00
Information and Assistance
The Senior Advisor can help you find the services and support to meet your long term care service needs. Feel free to walk-in or call with questions. 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. Please call 433-1886 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. Click here for more 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.