Good for the Neighborhood events to Be Active

Good for the Neighborhood® events to offer resources to help community ‘Be Active’

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 25, 2014) – With a theme of “Be Active,” many tools and resources focused on promoting healthy, active lifestyles will be available at the upcoming Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood® programs, which will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 at Westminster Community Charter School, 24 Westminster Ave., Buffalo, and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15 at West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St., Buffalo.

To help participants be active and safe, the Buffalo Police Athletic League (BuffaloPAL) will give free bicycle helmets to children who are present at this month’s events. The helmet giveaway will be offered while supplies last on a first come, first served basis. Participants can also enter a raffle to win a bicycle.

During the free events, all participants will be encouraged to set healthy goals. To support them in leading healthier lifestyles, Good for the Neighborhood® will offer a free farmers’ market with fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as health screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass index. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with a pharmacist, so they are invited to bring a list of their medications and ask any questions they may have.

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.