Good for the Neighborhood® Offers Free Health Screenings, Nutrition Information Throughout March | Events
The Independent Health Foundation is continuing its successful program, Good for the Neighborhood® (GFTN) with free community events in March. GFTN brings health screenings, educational information and a free farmers market to underserved neighborhoods in our community. You do not need to be an Independent Health member to attend.
The programs in March will focus on nutrition; demonstrating how to chop and prepare vegetables that might seem difficult to make. The March programs will also offer a healthy recipe showcasing the free vegetable everyone gets for attending, and each location will be raffling off items such as cutting boards and a crock pot.
Additionally, participants will be able to receive a free health screening for blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose level. Everyone who obtains a health screening at the event will receive a prize. There will also be an opportunity to earn an additional prize for having screening results in a healthy range.
Additionally, participants can bring any old or unwanted medication and it will be safely disposed of on site.
The March Good for the Neighborhood events are as follows:
- Thursday, March 16, from 6-7:30 p.m. at West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St., Buffalo.
- Thursday, March 23, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Doris Jones Family Resource Building, 3001 9th St., Niagara Falls.
- Wednesday, March 29, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Westminster Community Charter School, 24 Westminster Ave., Buffalo.
GFTN encourages individuals to more effectively manage and improve their health by developing and maintaining an ongoing relationship with their primary care doctor, encouraging healthier eating habits, emphasizing the importance of keeping a regular physical fitness routine, and encouraging smokers to quit and non-smokers not to start. Current areas of focus include the East and West Sides of Buffalo, and Niagara Falls residents.
For more information about the GFTN, please visit http://www.goodfortheneighborhood.com.
About the Independent Health Foundation: Established in 1992, the Independent Health Foundation works to improve the health and well-being of Western New York residents through awareness, prevention, wellness and education programs focused on community health priorities. For more information on the Foundation’s activities, please visit www.independenthealth.com/foundation or call (716) 635-4959.