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The Resource Training Center Says Designate a Sober Driver this July 4th

The Resource Training Center Says Designate a Sober Driver this July 4th

 

The Fourth of July is a favorite American holiday filled with fun, food, fireworks, friends and family. But celebrating can quickly turn to tragedy when people choose to drive after drinking. Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst, is urging everyone to plan ahead this Independence Day and designate a sober driver! 

“The Fourth of July festivities can be so much fun,” said Farrar. “People make plans for the partying, but too many drivers don’t plan ahead to get home safely.” 

Rural Outreach Center’s health care program moving to new location

Rural Outreach Center’s health care program moving to new location

 

Thanks to the acquisition of a new 70- by 38-foot trailer made possible courtesy of the TLC Health Network and New York State Senator Patrick Gallivan’s office, the Rural Outreach Center’s Health Care Service program is moving to a new location at 730 Olean Road, East Aurora. The goal is to begin offering services at the new location on Wednesday, July 1.

Health services will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of every month. The service is staffed with licensed volunteer nurse practitioners, an on-call physician, RNs, a medical assistant, trained volunteers and students from various health professions. 

Catholic Charities Receives $100,000 Grant from John R. Oishei Foundation for Healthcare Project

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has received a two-year, $200,000 grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation to assist its Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program (IRAP) in establishing a multidisciplinary health care clinic to serve new arrivals at its campus on Buffalo’s West Side.
        
Funding for the clinic will help support the renovation and repurposing of the former Nativity Roman Catholic Church on Herkimer Street to serve as a “one-stop” service center. Health care partner Mobile Primary will provide refugee health assessments and primary care. Baker Victory Services will provide dental health assessment and services. D’Youville College faculty and allied health students will assist in provision of clinic services. Plans also include the location of a Women, Infants and Children (WIC) site in the facility.
        

Debate over Assembly Bill Spurs Dozens of Families to Protest

Debate over Assembly Bill Spurs Dozens of Families to Protest

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Tuesday, May 9, 2015 marks the final days of the current New York State Assembly session during which critical legislation impacting all New Yorkers will be determined. One issue being considered by the Assembly is mandated physician education in responsible prescription practice for opiate pain medication, and recognition and treatment of addiction to pain killers.

Already passed in the State Senate, Bill A.355 would require board-certified physicians to participate in three hours of training every two years as part of their already legislated continuing education requirements. The language of the bill authorizes the commissioner of health to establish, review and implement best-practice requirements for the performance of continuing medical education on pain management and palliative care and addiction in New York State.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Kick Off 17th Season on Saturday, May 9

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Kick Off 17th Season on Saturday, May 9

 

An enhanced EBT program, three new vendors, talented local entertainers and two Wellness Weekends will highlight the 2015 season at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. The selling season kicks off on Saturday, May 9, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 28. Hours at the open-air venue in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. 

A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market features more than 40 vendors selling fruits, vegetables, baked goods, organics, fresh meat, cut flowers, wine, craft beer, eggs, dairy, honey, cheese and much more. Products available at the market are always fresh, seasonal and local. New vendors in 2015 include K&B Farm, Kindred Kreek and Niagara Distilling Company.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author/Health Coach for Book-signing Event

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author/Health Coach for Book-signing Event

 

Karen Calandra, author of “Lose the Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough,” will visit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, for a book-signing event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16.

“Lose the Sugar, You're Sweet Enough” is an easy-to-read guide to help reduce sugar cravings, lose weight and transform your health for life, according to the author, a Registered Nurse and Certified Holistic Health Coach who has seen the devastation of disease and poor dietary habits. Calandra believes that by eliminating processed foods, foods high in sugar and making better food choices daily, it's possible to prevent and heal disease.

Two Local Healthcare Agencies to Offer Overdose Recognition and Narcan Training Session

Two Local Healthcare Agencies to Offer Overdose Recognition and Narcan Training Session

 

To help combat the increasing number of opioid-related overdoses in Western New York, The Resource Training Center (TRTC) is teaming up with Horizon Health Services to offer a free overdose recognition and Narcan administration training session. 

Professional training will be offered to students currently enrolled in The Resource Training Center’s Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) program, and interested community members. Training will be offered beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at The Resource Training Center, located in the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. A Narcan kit will be given to attendees who successfully complete the training.