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When it comes to mental illness, perceptions in Western New York aren't much different than elsewhere in the United States. Members of the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition found that out last year when they polled 400 county residents. Slightly more than half said they wouldn't reach out for mental health resources or services because "People will think I'm not norm…

Food and Drink

Emily Wood knows all about the benefits of plant-based eating. Done right, it provides vitamins and nutrients that can lower blood sugar, blood pressure and weight. It can help prevent some kinds of cancer, reduce or eliminate the need for some medications, and ease or prevent gastrointestinal distress. The Town of Tonawanda registered dietitian has helped clients see t…

Local senior living community Montgomery Park announced that it is under new management with a new name: Solstice Senior Living at East Amherst. Solstice Senior Living is part of a new joint venture between the property’s ownership group, NorthStar Healthcare Income Inc., and Integral Senior Living, a senior living management services company. “Living and working at …

Health and Fitness

The Breast Cancer Network of WNY and Windsong Radiology Group will present a free seminar for breast cancer patients and survivors this week. Windsong Breast Care Coordinator Kay Dekker will lead the seminar, “Surviving Cancer – Creating your Life Plan,” which will focus on treatment, the latest research, survivorship, clinical trials and resources available to Western …

The Western & Central New York Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society seeks high school students who are enthusiastic about volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach and leadership for a new fundraising competition called Students of the Year. The leadership development and philanthropy program will teach students how to raise funds to invest in researc…

Family

Ice skating at the waterfront, yoga, Zumba and tai chi at several locations, and a holiday healing service in Williamsville are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. MONDAY Farm-to-table seasonal supper: Pop-up restaurant event, Union Bl…

Health and Fitness

The western region of New York State is reporting more flu cases this year than at the same time last year, according to Univera Healthcare’s review of state health data. As of Nov. 18, the western region – including Western New York and parts of the Finger Lakes – has so far reported around 0.8 flu cases per 100,000 people. By the same week last year, the region had re…

Health and Fitness

Students in the Pembroke and Alexander school districts exercise less on weekends than during the school week. A lot less. The 1,800 students spread across five schools tend to exercise almost 44 percent less on Saturdays and Sundays than during the week, said Mai Nguyen (pronounced My Win), the Carol M. White PEP Grant director for the two Genesee County districts. …

Health and Fitness

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submissions…

Business

The breaking point came for Paul Hamilton on June 25, 2016, as he labored up a stairwell and to his car after the NHL draft came to a close in downtown Buffalo. He was gassed physically, mentally and emotionally. Drained by excess weight, swollen legs and a back so sore he could barely stand for more than 5 minutes. So self-conscious by the way he looked that he chose t…

Health and Fitness

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation invite parents, coaches, community leaders and others interested in youth sports in Western New York to participate in one of three public conversations this week. Both foundations have asked experts from the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program to talk about the recently release…

Family

Kids theater, a Slow Roll fundraiser and a trio of Monday tai chi classes are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. MONDAY Tai chi: 9:30 a.m., Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave. For more info, visit jccbuffalo.org; als…

Food and Drink

Desperation fueled RealEats, an organic, whole foods meal delivery company started three years ago. "It was all about my own inability to feed my children really good, healthy food as a busy, working single father," said CEO and founder Dan Wise, a Toronto native who splits his time between Montreal, New York City and the Finger Lakes. "I didn't want to pick up pizza. I…

Erie County

Amy Bueme tends to hear lots of explanations during the holidays about why people have decided to shelve their fitness routines. There are too many family meals to prepare. There is not enough time, what with parties to attend, gifts to buy and kids to manage when they have days off from school. The stress of the holidays makes it too tiring to work out. These …

Family

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submission…