Calendar of Events


Independent Health and the Independent Health Foundation are proud to participate in and support a number of community events throughout the year – from area races and family fun programs, to healthy cooking classes and more! Our calendar of events makes it easy to see what’s coming up next. View the list below to learn more about the events being offered, and be sure to check back often, as programs and events are added daily and dates, times and locations are subject to change.

April    |     May    |     June    |     July    |     August

APRIL EVENTS

Reddy Bikes

ReddyBike logo

Reddy. Set. Ride! Reddy bikeshare is the healthy, fun and easy way to explore the Queen City. We’re excited to bring 200 red bikes to Buffalo through our partnership with Shared Mobility, Inc. These bikes are there for your convenience, to help you get healthy and have fun at the same time.

Dates: Ongoing
More details: For more information click here.

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Food Truck Tuesdays in Larkin Square

Food Truck logo

Every Tuesday in Larkin Square dozens of food trucks from Buffalo, Rochester and beyond come together to celebrate a night of food. Plus, each food truck will be dishing out Healthy Options food choices!

Dates: Every Tuesday, April 11 – October 3
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: Larkin Square
More details: For more information visit the Healthy Options Buffalo website.

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Shoes for the Shelter 5K Run

Shoes for the Shelter 5K Run logo

Join Independent Health and Canisius College for the 19th annual Shoes for the Shelter 5K Run. All runners are encouraged to turn in a pair of sneakers or shoes for the St. Vincent de Paul shelter on race day.

Date: Sunday, April 23
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Canisius College Patrick Lee Center, located next to the Koessler Athletic Center at the corner of Main and Delavan.
More details: visit the event page to learn more and register online.

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Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health  Wellness Challenge

Health & Wellness Challenge logo

Join our Health & Wellness Challenge and you can earn points for making healthy choices. The more you do, the more points you earn and the more chances you’ll have to win great prizes.

Dates: April 24 – June 5
More details: Coming soon!

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Summit Autism Awareness Walk

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Independent Health is proud to sponsor the annual Autism Awareness Walk, benefiting Summit Educational Resources. This family-friendly event features a post-walk picnic with food, beverages, children’s activities and live entertainment. We hope you can join us!

Date: Saturday, April 29
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Summit Educational Resources, 150 Stahl Road, Amherst
More details: Click here to register.

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Colon Cancer Alliance’s 2017 Buffalo Undy Run/Walk

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For the sixth consecutive year, the Independent Health Foundation is the community health partner for the Buffalo Undy Run, a family friendly 5K to support colon cancer awareness. Participants are encouraged to run or walk in their undies to help raise awareness of colon cancer. All participants will receive a pair of Undy Run boxer shorts with registration.

Date: Saturday, April 29
Time: 7:30 a.m. Registration; 9 a.m. Opening Remarks; 9:10 a.m. Run; 10:05 a.m. Survivor & Patient Recognition & Awards Ceremony
Location: Delaware Park
More details: Click here to register.

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Join Us At RiverWorks

RiverWorks logo

Enjoy healthy activities and member discounts at Buffalo RiverWorks! Winter activities include ice skating and curling on Buffalo RiverWorks’ two outdoor ice rinks. Independent Health members can show their ID card to receive a discount.

Dates: Ongoing
Location: RiverWorks
More details: For more information click here.

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Outer Harbor

Outer Harbor logo

Free fitness classes, discounted water sport rentals, the Independent Health Wellness trail and more – it’s all part of being the official health and wellness partner of Outer Harbor Buffalo!

Dates: Ongoing
Location: Outer Harbor Buffalo
More details: For more information click here.

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Living Healthy Diabetes Self-Management Program

Diabetes Stick

The Diabetes Self-Management Program is a 6-session workshop designed for people living with type 2 diabetes or people who care for them. Participants learn self-management techniques and skills needed in the day-to-day management of diabetes.

Dates & Locations:
Buffalo – Sheridan Medical
Dates: Tuesdays, April 18 – May 23
Time: 11:30am – 2:00pm

Clarence – Clarence Senior Center
Dates: Wednesdays, April 12 – May 17
Time: 9:30am – Noon

Hamburg – Hamburg Senior Center
Dates: Tuesdays, April 4 – May 9
Time: 9:30am – Noon

More details: For more information or to register: Call 716-858-8526 or click here.

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Living Healthy Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

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The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a 6-session workshop designed for people living with an ongoing or limiting health condition or people who care for them. Participants learn self-management techniques and skills needed in the day-to-day management of any type of ongoing health condition.

Dates & Locations:
Buffalo – Schiller Park Senior Center
Dates: Tuesdays, April 18 – May 23
Time: 9:30am – Noon

East Aurora – Town of Aurora Senior Center
Dates: Thursdays, April 27 – June 1
Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm

Lancaster – Lancaster Senior Center
Dates: Wednesdays, April 19 – May 24
Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm

More details: For more information or to register: Call 716-858-8526 or click here.

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MAY EVENTS
 

Reddy Bikes

Reddy Bike logo

Reddy. Set. Ride! Reddy bikeshare is the healthy, fun and easy way to explore the Queen City. We’re excited to bring 200 red bikes to Buffalo through our partnership with Shared Mobility, Inc. These bikes are there for your convenience, to help you get healthy and have fun at the same time.

Dates: Ongoing
More details: For more information click here.

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National Diabetes Prevention Program – YMCA Buffalo Niagara

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This 12-month prevention program is designed for those diagnosed with prediabetes or who are at risk of developing diabetes. The program includes 16 weekly, one-hour sessions covering diet, exercise, and behavior modification (plus access to the Y).

More details: For more information click here.

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Food Truck Tuesdays in Larkin Square

Food Truck logo

Every Tuesday in Larkin Square dozens of food trucks from Buffalo, Rochester and beyond come together to celebrate a night of food. Plus, each food truck will be dishing out Healthy Options food choices!

Dates: Every Tuesday, April 11 – October 3
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: Larkin Square
More details: For more information visit the Healthy Options Buffalo website.

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Slow Roll Buffalo

Slow Roll Buffalo logo

Slow Roll Buffalo, sponsored by Independent Health, is a group bicycle ride that meets every Monday night at different venues around Buffalo and takes a unique route throughout the city. All ages, skill levels and bicycles are welcome!

Dates: Every Monday, May 1 – October 30
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Varies by week
More details: Visit the Slow Roll Website for locations.

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Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health  Wellness Challenge

Health & Wellness Challenge logo

Keep going with the Health & Wellness Challenge and you can earn points for making healthy choices. The more you do, the more points you earn and the more chances you’ll have to win great prizes.

Dates: April 24 – June 5
More details: Coming soon!

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Good For the Neighborhood

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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 health fair style events and workshops.

Dates & Locations:
The Belle Center
Date: Thursday, May 4; 5:30pm – 7:00pm

West Side Community Services
Date: Thursday, May 11; 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Doris Jones Family Resource Building
Date: Thursday, May 18; 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Westminster Community Charter School
Date: Wednesday, May 24; 5:00 – 6:30pm

More details: For more information click here.

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Niagara Hospice 2017 Hospice Gran Fondo

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The Hospice Gran Fondo is an annual charity bicycle ride around the beautiful Niagara County countryside, held to raise funds for Niagara Hospice. All proceeds from the ride benefit Niagara Hospice patients and families.

Date: Saturday, May 13
Time: 8 a.m. 62-mile ride; 9 a.m. 30-mile ride; 9:30 a.m. 15-mile ride
Location: Krull Park, Olcott
More details: Visit the Niagara Hospice Gran Fondo website.

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Hospice Memorial Walk

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This is just One Way to Help Hospice and we welcome you to walk with your family, friends and neighbors to support such an important cause. This beautiful day at Canalside includes our 5k walk or 1 mile Fun Walk, picnic lunch sponsored by Wegmans, games, prizes, mascots, face painting, music and so much more! Independent Health is a proud sponsor of the walk. We hope you can join us!

Date: Sunday, May 21
Time: 9 a.m. Registration; 11 a.m. Walk
Location: Canalside
More details: Visit the Hospice Memorial Walk website.

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The SkyRide

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Independent Health is the Presenting Sponsor of GObike Buffalo’s signature annual event that highlights and celebrates the past, present and future of bicycling in Buffalo with a scenic ride over the Skyway!

Date: Sunday, May 21
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: LaSalle Park, Buffalo
More details: Click here to register and for more information.

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Join Us At RiverWorks

RiverWorks logo

Enjoy healthy activities and member discounts at Buffalo RiverWorks! Summer activities include kayaking, paddle boards and hydro bikes. Independent Health members can show their ID card to receive a discount.

Dates: Ongoing
Location: RiverWorks
More details: For more information click here.

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Outer Harbor

Outer Harbor logo

Free fitness classes, discounted water sport rentals, the Independent Health Wellness trail and more – it’s all part of being the official health and wellness partner of Outer Harbor Buffalo!

Dates: Ongoing
Location: Outer Harbor Buffalo
More details: For more information click here.

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Living Healthy Diabetes Self-Management Program

Diabetes Stick

The Diabetes Self-Management Program is a 6-session workshop designed for people living with type 2 diabetes or people who care for them. Participants learn self-management techniques and skills needed in the day-to-day management of diabetes.

Dates & Locations:
Amherst – Amherst Senior Center
Dates: Wednesdays, May 3 – June 7
Time: 9:30am – Noon

Buffalo – William-Emslie Senior Center
Dates: Wednesdays, May 3 – June 7
Time: 9:30am – Noon

More details: For more information or to register: Call 716-858-8526 or click here.

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Living Healthy Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Photo of a salad

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a 6-session workshop designed for people living with an ongoing or limiting health condition or people who care for them. Participants learn self-management techniques and skills needed in the day-to-day management of any type of ongoing health condition.

Dates & Locations:
Springville – Concord Senior Center
Dates: Wednesdays, May 3 – June 7
Time: 9:30am – Noon

Tonawanda – Town of Tonawanda Senior Center
Dates: Fridays, April 21 – May 26
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

More details: For more information or to register: Call 716-858-8526 or click here.

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JUNE EVENTS

Fitness in the Parks presented by Independent Health  YMCA

Fitness In the Parks

Join us for FREE workouts in parks throughout Western New York!

Dates: June 4 – August 26
More details: For more information click here.

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Reddy Bikes

Reddy Bike logo

Reddy. Set. Ride! Reddy bikeshare is the healthy, fun and easy way to explore the Queen City. We’re excited to bring 200 red bikes to Buffalo through our partnership with Shared Mobility, Inc. These bikes are there for your convenience, to help you get healthy and have fun at the same time.

Dates: Ongoing
More details: For more information click here.

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Food Truck Tuesdays in Larkin Square

Food Truck logo

Every Tuesday in Larkin Square dozens of food trucks from Buffalo, Rochester and beyond come together to celebrate a night of food. Plus, each food truck will be dishing out Healthy Options food choices!

Dates: Every Tuesday, April 11 – October 3
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: Larkin Square
More details: For more information Visit the Healthy Options Buffalo website.

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Slow Roll Buffalo

Slow Roll Buffalo logo

Slow Roll Buffalo, sponsored by Independent Health, is a group bicycle ride that meets every Monday night at different venues around Buffalo and takes a unique route throughout the city. All ages, skill levels and bicycles are welcome!

Dates: Every Monday, May 1 – October 30
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Varies by week
More details: Visit the Slow Roll Website for locations.

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The Independent Health Foundation’s Kids Run

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The Independent Health Foundation’s annual Kids Run event is a day of exciting, FREE, healthy activity the entire family can enjoy!

Date: Saturday, June 3
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Delaware Park
Register today: Visit the Kids Runs webpage.

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American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure

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Independent Health is the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Buffalo Niagara Tour de Cure. Join us for a day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.

Date: Saturday, June 3
Time: Varying start times
Location: Niagara Falls, NY, Old Falls Street
Register today: Visit the Buffalo Niagara Tour de Cure website.

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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure WNY

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Save the date and register for the 2017 Komen WNY Race for the Cure! Look for Independent Health, we’ll be there as a sponsor!

Date: Saturday, June 10
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Buffalo RiverWorks
Register today: Visit the Komen WNY website.

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St. Gregory the Great 2017 Great Race

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An event open to the WNY running community.

Date: Friday, June 16
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: St. Gregory the Great Church
Register today: Visit the Great Race page for more information or to register.

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J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge®

J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge logo

Independent Health is proud to participate in the world’s longest running and most popular corporate sporting event! Don’t miss it!

Date: Thursday, June 15
Time: 6:45 p.m.
Location: Delaware Park
Register today: Visit the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge website.

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Ride for Roswell

J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge logo

The Ride for Roswell is an annual celebration of community support for Roswell Park and Independent Health is proud to sponsor this event. With a dozen routes ranging in distance from 3 miles to 102, anyone can participate in The Ride!

Dates: Friday, June 23 & Saturday, June 24
Time: Varying start times
Location: Various routes
Register today: Visit the Ride for Roswell website.

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Buffalo Bills 50 Yard Finish

J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge logo

Independent Health sponsors this 5K race that finishes on the 50 yard line at New Era Field! There is also a Kid’s Fun Mile and after the race, enjoy more fun and festivities right on the field.

Date: Saturday, June 24
Time: 5K race starts at 9 a.m. with the Kid’s Fun Mile to follow at 10:30 a.m.
Location: New Era Field
Register today: Visit the 50 Yard Finish website.

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Join Us At RiverWorks

RiverWorks logo

Enjoy healthy activities and member discounts at Buffalo RiverWorks! Summer activities include kayaking, paddle boards and hydro bikes. Independent Health members can show their ID card to receive a discount.

Dates: Ongoing
Location: RiverWorks
More details: For more information click here.

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Outer Harbor

Outer Harbor logo

Free fitness classes, discounted water sport rentals, the Independent Health Wellness trail and more – it’s all part of being the official health and wellness partner of Outer Harbor Buffalo!

Dates: Ongoing
Location: Outer Harbor Buffalo
More details: For more information click here.

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JULY EVENTS

Fitness in the Parks presented by Independent Health  YMCA

Fitness In the Parks

Join us for FREE workouts in parks throughout Western New York!

Dates: June 4 – August 26
More details: For more information click here.

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Reddy Bikes     Happy First Birthday to Reddy Bikeshare on July 21!

ReddyBike logo

Reddy. Set. Ride! Reddy bikeshare is the healthy, fun and easy way to explore the Queen City. We’re excited to bring 200 red bikes to Buffalo through our partnership with Shared Mobility, Inc. These bikes are there for your convenience, to help you get healthy and have fun at the same time.

Dates: Ongoing
More details: For more information click here.

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Food Truck Tuesdays in Larkin Square

Food Truck logo

Every Tuesday in Larkin Square dozens of food trucks from Buffalo, Rochester and beyond come together to celebrate a night of food. Plus, each food truck will be dishing out Healthy Options food choices!

Dates: Every Tuesday, April 11 – October 3
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: Larkin Square
More details: For more information visit the Healthy Options Buffalo website.

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Slow Roll Buffalo

Slow Roll Buffalo logo

Slow Roll Buffalo, sponsored by Independent Health, is a group bicycle ride that meets every Monday night at different venues around Buffalo and takes a unique route throughout the city. All ages, skill levels and bicycles are welcome!

Dates: Every Monday, May 1 – October 30
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Varies by week
More details: Visit the Slow Roll Website for locations.

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Taste of Buffalo

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Get your fill of tasty and healthy bites at this year’s Taste of Buffalo by trying the Independent Health Foundation’s Healthy Options menu items that each participating restaurant is dishing out!

Date: Saturday, July 8
Time: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Date: Sunday, July 9
Time: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Location: Delaware Ave., Downtown Buffalo
More details: Visit the Healthy Options Buffalo website.

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The Resource Center’s Laurel Run 2017

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The Laurel Run supports disability awareness.

Date: Saturday, July 15
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Silver Creek, NY
More details: Visit the Laurel Run event page.

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Join Us At RiverWorks

RiverWorks logo

Enjoy healthy activities and member discounts at Buffalo RiverWorks! Summer activities include kayaking, paddle boards and hydro bikes. Independent Health members can show their ID card to receive a discount.

Dates: Ongoing
Location: RiverWorks
More details: For more information click here.

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Outer Harbor

Outer Harbor logo

Free fitness classes, discounted water sport rentals, the Independent Health Wellness trail and more – it’s all part of being the official health and wellness partner of Outer Harbor Buffalo!

Dates: Ongoing
Location: Outer Harbor Buffalo
More details: For more information click here.

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AUGUST EVENTS

Fitness in the Parks presented by Independent Health  YMCA

Fitness In the Parks

Join us for FREE workouts in parks throughout Western New York!

Dates: June 4 – August 26
More details: For more information click here.

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Reddy Bikes

Reddy Bikeshare logo

Reddy. Set. Ride! Reddy bikeshare is the healthy, fun and easy way to explore the Queen City. We’re excited to bring 200 red bikes to Buffalo through our partnership with Shared Mobility, Inc. These bikes are there for your convenience, to help you get healthy and have fun at the same time.

Dates: Ongoing
More details: For more information click here.

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Food Truck Tuesdays in Larkin Square

Food Truck logo

Every Tuesday in Larkin Square dozens of food trucks from Buffalo, Rochester and beyond come together to celebrate a night of food. Plus, each food truck will be dishing out Healthy Options food choices!

Dates: Every Tuesday, April 11 – October 3
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: Larkin Square
More details: For more information Visit the Healthy Options Buffalo website.

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Slow Roll Buffalo

Slow Roll Buffalo logo

Slow Roll Buffalo, sponsored by Independent Health, is a group bicycle ride that meets every Monday night at different venues around Buffalo and takes a unique route throughout the city. All ages, skill levels and bicycles are welcome!

Dates: Every Monday, May 1 – October 30
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Varies by week
More details: Visit the Slow Roll Website for locations.

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Erie County Fair

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Going to the Erie County Fair? You can now enjoy Independent Health Foundation’s Healthy Options® menu items at 16 participating vendors at the Fair! Just look for the orange sticker.

Dates: August 9-20
Time: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: Erie County Fairgrounds
More details: Visit the Healthy Options website for more details.

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Join Us At RiverWorks

RiverWorks logo

Enjoy healthy activities and member discounts at Buffalo RiverWorks! Summer activities include kayaking, paddle boards and hydro bikes. Independent Health members can show their ID card to receive a discount.

Dates: Ongoing
Location: RiverWorks
More details: For more information click here.

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Outer Harbor

Outer Harbor logo

Free fitness classes, discounted water sport rentals, the Independent Health Wellness trail and more – it’s all part of being the official health and wellness partner of Outer Harbor Buffalo!

Dates: Ongoing
Location: Outer Harbor Buffalo
More details: For more information click here.

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