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Regional Lutheran health care organizations followed a familiar path in elder care two decades ago when they joined forces, shuttered buildings across Buffalo, and set up a residential campus in the more pastoral suburb of Lancaster. The new Niagara Lutheran Health System opened the GreenFields Continuing Care Community, which grew to include all stripes of senior housi…

The demand for in-home senior care is growing rapidly across the country, according to Care.com. The online caregiving and family support organization identified 20 cities that are seeing the fastest job growth. Buffalo ranks 12th. Baby boomers are turning 65 at a rate of 10,000 people per day. The number of Americans aged 65 and over will nearly double in the com…

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Tai chi first intrigued Brendan Fallon when he was a 17-year-old high school student at Buffalo City Honors. His father started to take classes a year earlier and kept a chart with some of the movements on the family refrigerator. By his early 20s, Fallon was hooked. He bounced from college to college — including a yearlong stint in China — and toyed with giving up h…

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The National Council on Aging’s Aging Mastery Program (AMP) will soon be available in eight counties in the region. AMP interactive classes, for adults 55 and older, encourages participants to develop sustainable behaviors that lead to health improvements, stronger economic security, enhanced well-being and increased participation in society. The council created the …

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The Western New York Integrated Care Collaborative has been awarded a 30-month, $342,000 grant from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York to form an integrated care network of community-based organizations and Area Agencies on Aging in Western New York. The collaborative is made up of member community-based organizations and aging agencies that provide …