Good for the Neighborhood events

Good for the Neighborhood events to encourage primary care

BUFFALO, N.Y. (February 19, 2015) – The importance of building a relationship with primary care doctors will be emphasized at the Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood programs throughout March:

  • 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 at Westminster Community Charter School, 24 Westminster Ave., Buffalo.
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12 at West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St., Buffalo.
  • 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at the Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building/Niagara Fall Housing Authority, 3001 9th St., Niagara Falls.

At the free event, participants will learn about establishing a relationship with their primary care physician. Free health screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, lung function, and body mass index will also be available. Participants who obtain the health screenings will receive a prize giveaway.

To help participants develop healthy eating and shopping habits, the event will also feature a free farmers market with fresh fruits and vegetables. Attendees will receive a free voucher they can redeem for a specific amount of the fresh produce of their choice. In addition, participants will receive the "pick of the day," a free produce item they may not typically eat with tips on how to prepare it. They will have the chance to sample a healthy recipe featuring the pick of the day during the event.

Participants can also learn how to improve their health through one-on-one goal setting. In addition, activities will be offered for children, including “healthy bingo,” to help them learn about nutritious foods and simple exercises.

Good for the Neighborhood® brings health and wellness programs to residents in underserved areas to improve their health. 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 or call 635-4959.