Helping You Get and Stay Healthy at the Hub!

We want to give you even more ways to help you get and stay healthy. That’s why we’re excited to introduce health and wellness education and activities at our new Health Hub at our Cheektowaga/Depew Medicare Information Center starting in January 2020.

Here are just some of the programs you can take advantage of at the Health Hub in the first three months of 2020:

Health Hub Calendar: January-March 2020

We’ll be adding even more programs throughout the year so be sure to check back here for the most up-to-date schedule of classes and class descriptions.

Here’s to a healthier you!

Registration and Sign Up is required for all activities, seminars and classes. Register by calling (716) 505-8555 or emailing


Independent Health Medicare Information Center
620 Dick Road
Depew, NY14043
Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


  • Light refreshments, raffles and FREE giveaways, while supplies last
  • Exergame demonstrations with a chance to win a Fitbit
    • Exergames challenges you to keep your body, mind and vision fit! Combining physical activity and video games it is a fun way to:
      • Stimulate and improve motor/sensory skills
      • Improve coordination, balance and physical mobility
      • Sharpen cognitive function and visual stimulation
  • Seminars to help you achieve your health goals:
    • Smart and Simple Solutions for your Smile
      11 – 11:45 a.m., Friday only, Dr. Patricia Haberman
      Attendees will learn what unavoidable changes occur in our mouths over time, the sneaky, unexpected habits that cause damage to our teeth and simple at -home solutions to improve dental health. Find out what tests your dentist should discuss with you and some suggestions when considering dental insurance. There is at least one take home tip in this for everyone.
    • The 4 M’s of Aging
      Noon – 1 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Dr. Michael Merrill
      Getting older is tough. One challenge is getting what you need from healthcare, and NOT what you DON’T need. The “Four M’s” can help you:
      What Matters: Get care that helps you with your goals.
      Medication: Make sure your meds aren’t making you worse.
      Mentation: Maximize your memory and your mood.
      Mobility: Move every day, stay strong and work on your balance, so you can focus on what matters.
    • The Big 3: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Hypertension
      1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Friday only, Cindy Will, Christina Manciocchi
      Our Independent Health pharmacists will review what a chronic disease is, how it can impact your life and ways to manage and treat these conditions through lifestyle changes and medication adherence. Learn the importance of statin medications and facts about the “numbers” members need to know in controlling these conditions.

We’re excited to show you all the activities offered at our new Health Hub!

No registration required. Stop in anytime during our open house!

Plus! Meet with the following vendors and our own Independent Health representatives.
Behavioral Health An Independent Health Behavioral Health Case Manager will be available to answer questions about you Behavioral Health Benefits, community resources and support.
Blood Pressure Screenings provided by Independent Health Get your blood pressure screening and learn about available services and resources, like smoking cessation products.
Brook Personal Health Companion Learn about this easy-to-use smartphone app that is FREE for Independent Health members.
Center for Elder Law and Justice Learn about free civil legal services to WNY seniors and people with disabilities or low income.
EPIC Eligibility and how to apply for the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Program.
Family Choice of Western New York Get answers to questions about retirement homes and assisted living facilities.
Dr. Gruttadauria, Greater Buffalo Centers for Dizziness and Balance Learn about the causes of dizziness issues, how we diagnose them and ways to effectively treat them.
HealthPlex Maintaining a healthy mouth is an integral part of your overall health. Meet with our dental provider, HealthPlex to find out more about your dental benefit.
Learn how to maximize your benefits Independent Health will help you get the most out of your plan benefits like vision, dental, fitness benefits and more!
Population Health Speak with a Population Health team member and learn how you can stay healthy by completing preventive services. Find out what screenings you are eligible for.
Speak with a Pharmacist Our own Independent Health pharmacists will be available to answer any questions you have about your medications. Come learn about your Part D benefit and Medication Adherence
Zipongo Learn about this easy, online tool with meal planning, nutrition assistance, healthy recipes, money-saving deals at local grocery stores and more.
Independent Health is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract offering HMO, HMO-SNP, HMO-POS and PPO plans. Enrollment in Independent Health depends on contract renewal.