Westminster Community Charter School hosts

Westminster Community Charter School hosts Good for the Neighborhood event

BUFFALO, N.Y. (October. 28, 2011) – Diabetes awareness and prevention is the focus at the Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood program from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, (Nov. 1, 2011), at Westminster Community Charter School, 24 Westminster Ave., Buffalo.

The event highlights diabetes awareness and prevention allowing participants to learn how to avoid diabetes and how to keep your diabetes under control.

Free horse-drawn hayrides are available for all ages. Free health screenings include blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugars will be offered. Participants who get screenings automatically are entered in a raffle to win a free turkey dinner. There will be cooking demonstrations, free healthy food samples, free farmer’s market, Ask the Pharmacist and fun activities for kids.

Good for the Neighborhood brings health and wellness programs to residents in underserved areas to improve their health. This program is made possible in part by AstraZeneca and The John R. Oishei Foundation. For more information on this event, please call the Foundation at 635-4959. Participants need not be members of Independent Health to take part in Good for the Neighborhood activities.

Established in 1992, the Independent Health Foundation works to improve the health and well being of Western New York residents through health awareness, prevention, wellness education and other programs focused on community health priorities. For more information on the Foundation’s activities, visit www.independenthealth.com.