Good for the Neighborhood event: free flu shots, health screenings, fresh Fall produce, kids’ games and more!
BUFFALO, NY (October 10, 2019) – The newest rural location for Good for the Neighborhood – free events throughout the City of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Akron, and Lackawanna where the Independent Health Foundation invests in underserved communities to help sustain healthy lifestyle changes – is in East Aurora at the Rural Outreach Center, 730 Olean Rd., where the first event is scheduled on Saturday, October 26 from 12 pm to 2 pm.
Free and open to the public, this Good for the Neighborhood will offer flu shots, health screenings – including for blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose – performed by professionals from Wegmans, fresh Fall produce for attendees to take home, raffle prizes, and fun activities for kids.
“While our Good for the Neighborhood events continue to make significant impacts in the urban communities it now serves, we chose East Aurora as our newest rural location to build partnerships with organizations and community members in this area so we may learn more about their strengths as well as opportunities they wish to improve upon,” said Carrie Meyer, Executive Director, Independent Health Foundation. “We want to be a resource and have knowledge sharing relationship with those in this surrounding community.”
Established in 2006 by the Independent Health Foundation, Good for the Neighborhood is a free, community-based wellness program that brings health-related training and tools to areas where access to health care is limited. Individuals and families are encouraged to manage and improve their health by attending quarterly events and workshops. Good for the Neighborhood offers valuable health and wellness resources to participants where they live, work and play. Learn more online at http://www.goodfortheneighborhood.com/
The Independent Health Foundation was established in 1992 to improve the health and well-being of Western New York residents through awareness, prevention, education, and other programs focused on community health priorities. For more information on the Foundation’s activities, visit www.independenthealth.com/foundation.