Good for the Neighborhood

Independent Health Foundation's Good for the Neighborhood®

Good for the Neighborhood

The Foundation, with the help of partnerships with community-based leaders and organizations in Western New York, provides health and wellness programs in neighborhoods where access to health care is limited.

What does Good for the Neighborhood offer?

Health-related activities are scheduled throughout the year and include FREE physical fitness classes, plus:

  • Screenings & Measurements – Take advantage of FREE health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and more; lead screenings are also available for children.
  • Ask the Doctor – Receive help finding a doctor or simply ask questions.
  • Ask the Pharmacist – Bring your medications in and get answers to questions about what you should do when you miss a dose, how to store your prescriptions, how to remember to take your medications, and more.
  • Health Insurance – Get advice on how to get insurance coverage.
  • Farmers Market – Register to get a coupon to pick free fruits and vegetables from a local farmer.
  • Fun Activities for Kids
How much does it cost to participate?

The programs are FREE. All screenings and classes are offered free of charge.

Who can attend?

The Good for the Neighborhood program is open to all Western New York residents.

When and where are the programs offered?
The Good for the Neighborhood programs are currently offered at West Side Community Services, Niagara Falls Housing Authority Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building, and the Westminster Community Charter School.
Locations Times 2014 Dates Details
West Side Community Services
161 Vermont Street, Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 884-6616
6-7:30 p.m. Thurs., March 12
Thurs., May 14
Thurs., August 13
Thurs., October 15
  • Free Healthy Food Samples
  • Free Farmer’s Market
  • Fun Activities for Kids
  • Ask the Pharmacist
  • Free Health Screenings
  • And more...
Niagara Falls Housing Authority
Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building
3001 Ninth Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14305
(716) 285-5374
5-6:30 p.m. Thurs., March 19
Thurs., May 21
Thurs., August 20
Thurs., October 22
Westminster Community Charter School
24 Westminster Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14240
(716) 816-3450
5-6:30 p.m. Wed., March 4
Wed., May 6
Thurs., August 27
Wed., October 28
What is the goal of Good for the Neighborhood?
  • To encourage individuals to have an ongoing relationship with their doctor.
  • To promote healthier eating habits.
  • To emphasize the importance of regular exercise.
  • To help smokers quit and keep non-smokers from starting.
Who can I call for more information?

If you have any questions, please call the Independent Health Foundation at (716) 635-4959.

View photos from recent Good for the Neighborhood events.

Sponsors, Community Partners and Volunteers

Contact Independent Health Foundation at (716) 635-4959 to become a Good for the Neighborhood sponsor, community partner, or volunteer.