Good for the Neighborhood Fall events to feature h

Good for the Neighborhood Fall events to feature hay rides along with healthy activities for all ages

BUFFALO, N.Y. (September 29, 2014) – In celebration of the fall season, free horse-drawn hay rides will be offered at the Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood programs throughout October:
  • 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Westminster Community Charter School, 24 Westminster Ave., Buffalo.
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St., Buffalo.
  • 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building/Niagara Fall Housing Authority, 3001 9th St., Niagara Falls.

In addition to the hay rides, children will receive pumpkins to decorate and take home, one of many activities planned for the Good for the Neighborhood events. This month, participants will also learn about the importance of building a relationship with their primary doctor and how to do so. They are encouraged to bring a list of their medications to talk with a pharmacist and ask any questions they may have.

Good for the Neighborhood will also feature a free farmers’ market with fresh fruits and vegetables, a healthy cooking demonstration and healthy food samples. In addition, participants can obtain free health screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass index.

Good for the Neighborhood® brings health and wellness programs to residents in underserved areas to improve their health. The program is made possible in part by AstraZeneca and The John R. Oishei Foundation. For more information on this event, please contact the Independent Health Foundation at 635-4959.

Established in 1992, the Independent Health Foundation works to improve the health and well-being of Western New York residents through awareness, prevention, wellness and education programs focused on community health priorities. For more information on the Foundation’s activities, visit www.independenthealth.com/foundation or call 635-4959.