important-alertDuring this unprecedented situation, we continue to look for ways to support the health and well-being of our members and the Western New York community. Independent Health, the Independent Health Foundation, and our partners are working to provide you with resources that can help you stay active and connected, even if it is virtually. View our Calendar of Events page for a list of happenings and more information.

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In the Community

Providing fun, healthy ways to run, walk, bike, eat and more – at home and across WNY!

Calendar of Community Events and Programs

Find upcoming community events and programs: from races and family fun programs to healthy cooking classes and more!

Community Partnerships

Independent Health and the Independent Health Foundation are excited to work with a variety of local organizations to help Western New York get healthy and have fun at the same time. The following partners, programs and events are just some of the ways we're working to improve the health and well-being of our community – not just our members.

Learn more below!

A fun, healthy way to explore the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls!

An evening of food, fun and live entertainment at Larkin Square, featuring Healthy Options®!

A FREE six-week program held twice each year to help you get healthy with the chance to earn prizes!

A FREE group bicycle ride, held weekly from May through October, at various locations throughout Buffalo.

Bringing awareness to healthy transportation options across WNY with events like The SkyRide!

A FREE community-based wellness program that brings resources to areas where health care is limited.

Encouraging physical activity, proper nutrition and more through this FREE after-school program.

FREE exercise classes offered each summer at parks throughout WNY, led by YMCA certified instructors.

Offering fun and healthy activities all year long including kayaking, ice skating, rock climbing and more!

Connecting people with healthy outdoor activities as the Official Health and Wellness Partner!

A FREE annual event at Delaware Park with fun for the whole family, featuring a 1.8 mile run/walk!

Recognizing high school seniors for their dedication to making a difference in our Community.

Helping WNY make healthy decisions, whether they dine out or eat at home.

Offering a fun way for children to stay active and make healthy choices in school and at home.

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A night of healthy and tasty treats that benefits the Foundation’s signature programs and events.

Developing initiatives and programs to create a healthier WNY as the team’s Official Health and Wellness Partner.


Featuring a hands-on health-sciences studio, Explore YOU, where you can explore all there is to know about the human body.

A FREE annual event held at the Buffalo Museum of Science to educate families on health and wellness.

Sponsoring a variety of fun-filled and educational events at the Square all year long.

Providing a fun, safe, and healthy alternative for families to ring in the New Year together.

Working together to promote the importance of physical activity through a variety of initiatives.

Providing support and resources through programs and events to create a healthier WNY all year long.

Offering WNY a resource that focuses on proper exercise, nutrition, and tools to live a healthier lifestyle.

Making health and wellness accessible to those in the city of Buffalo.