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Catholic Health Free Program for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Catholic Health Free Program for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Catholic Health Home Care is sponsoring a free Community Health Education Program for health professionals, family members, and caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related conditions, entitled, Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer: Gentle and Loving Management of Challenging Behaviors,” on Tuesday, March 8 from 6-7:30 pm at the OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room located at 55 Melroy Avenue in Lackawanna.

Verna Benner Carson, PhD, a nationally recognized author and guest lecturer on behavioral health and Alzheimer’s care, will be the featured speaker. A clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric/mental health nursing and associate professor at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Carson is best known for her work on the unique needs of the Alzheimer’s patient and a program she developed entitled, “Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer.”

ECMC Opens Unique Wound Care Center

ECMC Opens Unique Wound Care Center

Representatives from Erie County Medical Center, dedicated a Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center Thursday that will speed healing for trauma, surgical, diabetes and other slow-healing wounds in a unique facility for Western New York with six surgeons and three podiatrists.

Nearly 24 million people, 8 percent of the American population, have diabetes and 15 percent of those with the disease will develop chronic wounds.

The ECMC Wound Center, which the hospital built in response to closure and consolidation of  facilities at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle and ECMC, is a new, state-of-the-art facility with two hyperbaric chambers. It exists to help wound patients before ulcers and injuries lead to amputations.

EVA Seeks Volunteers for '11 Bidwell Summer Concert Series

EVA  Seeks Volunteers for '11 Bidwell  Summer Concert Series

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Elmwood Village Association has cabin fever! Volunteers are needed to help develop and produce another great summer of free music in Bidwell Parkway. Consider attending our upcoming committee meeting on Monday, March 14 at 5:30pm. We'll meet at the Elmwood Village Association office located at 1068 Elmwood Avenue near Bird Avenue. 

Need more information? Contact us at justin@elmwoodvillage.org

The Elmwood Village Association, 1068 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222, (716) 881-0707

Celebrate Carnaval at the Buffalo Zoo!

Celebrate Carnaval at the Buffalo Zoo!

BUFFALO, NY—Join the animal keepers of M&T Bank Rainforest Falls on Saturday, February 26 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for a very special celebration!

Carnaval will showcase the animals of the Venezuelan rainforest, as well as the culture and history of Venezuela. Event activities include animal enrichment and keeper talks, coloring and mask making crafts.

All event activities are free with Zoo admission and take place inside the Zoo’s M&T Bank Rainforest Falls exhibit.

Benefit for Dominique Maye at Ujima Theater

Benefit for Dominique Maye at Ujima Theater

BUFFALO, N.Y. - After hearing the unfortunate news that the family of Dominique Maye is still struggling to pay off the $3,000 in funeral expenses for Dominique, due to her unexpected and tragic death, our companies has decided to assist them by using the proceeds from our preview night of the stage play we're co-producing, "Zooman and the Sign" running from March 5th thru March 27th, to help out the family. All information pertaining to this powerful play that deals with a similar tragedy is below.

Local Medical Professionals Comment on New First Aid Cap for Kids

Local Medical Professionals Comment on New First Aid Cap for Kids

What are local medical professionals saying about Cool Gel ’n Cap, the first aid cap brought to market by Western New Yorker Timothy Panicali, the company’s president and product co-inventor?

“Cool Gel ’n Cap is a practical, user and kid friendly device which can ease our little patients’ pain from head bumps, headaches or earaches,” said Dr. Robert Schulman, a pediatrician with Forestream Pediatrics in Depew. “The concept is genuinely well thought out and should be a value to parents.”

“The ‘Toby’ Cool Gel ’n Cap is a welcome addition to help our children get the appropriate local care for the lumps and bumps they get day to day,” said Dr. Shawn Cotton of East Aurora Family Practice.

Elmwood Village Association to Host Family Skate Day

Elmwood Village Association to Host Family Skate Day

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Elmwood Village Association is pleased to present Family Skate Day for all Elmwood Village Association members and guests on Sunday, February 27th, 2011 from 1:00pm - 2:50pm at the Buffalo State Ice Arena!

The Elmwood Village Association will cover the cost of skating for the first 160 Elmwood Village Association members that attend. Not a current member of the Elmwood Village Association? You can become a member during the event and receive free ice time for you and your family compliments of the Elmwood Village!

Each participant must provide their own skates and sign a legal release in order to participate. Skates may be rented at the Buffalo State College Ice Arena during the event.  Skate rental fees are $2 for adults and $1 for children.

Thank you to our event sponsor Joe's Service Center located at Elmwood & Amherst Street for their generous support of this event and our community.