Tai chi, meditation, and talks about mental health and raising awareness about the opiate crisis in Western New York will be among the highlights Wednesday at the “Positive Steps: Health & Wellness Fair" in the Central Library.
Related programs are free starting at 10 a.m. in and outside the downtown library, 1 Lafayette Square.
Here’s the itinerary:
Kelly Marie Showard shares her inspirational story with WNY Refresh here.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Information table on for Medicaid recipients, near escalators, main floor
10 a.m.: Taoist Tai Chi Society class, outdoors (or Central Meeting Room, Front Entrance, Main Concourse, if inclement weather)
10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m.: Line dance fitness, West Room, main floor
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Displays and information, Central Meeting Room, Front Entrance, Main Concourse, Information Services, main floor includes:
- Information table on the United Healthcare Community Affordable Healthcare Insurance, Information & Enrollment, across from Launch Pad, main floor
- Healthy food choices by Trocaire College dietetics students
- Blood pressure screenings by Trocaire nursing students.
- Body Mass Index, cholesterol and blood oxygen screenings by Catholic Health.
- Chair massage by Chris Kopera
10:30 a.m.: “Taking Charge of Your Life,” talk by Kelly Marie Showard, Ring of Knowledge, main floor
11:30 a.m.: “Mind Gardens,” talk by Greg Bodekor on the health benefits of mindfulness and meditation, Ring of Knowledge
Noon to 1 p.m.: “Opiate Awareness: What You Can Do,” talk by Dr. Gale Burnstein, Erie County Health Commissioner, Ring of Knowledge
12:15 p.m.: Meditation with Greg Bodekor, West Room
12:45 p.m.: 40,000 Steps Kickoff and guided fitness walk outdoors led by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo