Walking to Wellness 2017 campaign set 50 MILLION STEPS GOAL!
Buffalo, NY: In 2016, the nonprofit Wellness Institute and community partners established a goal of 40 million steps to be taken by citizens of the region throughout the year. By leading walks in Erie County parks, shopping malls, the Buffalo-Niagara Medical campus and downtown Buffalo, the Wellness Institute and community partners, once again achieved their goal. Wellness Institute affiliate Explore Buffalo led the way contributing 36 million steps to the community goal. Refresh Magazine, Visit Buffalo Niagara and the City B-Well Program are among partners. (Additional partners always welcome.)
Wellness Institute Executive Director, Philip L. Haberstro noted: “In 2016 our “Walking to Wellness” initiative was recognized as a community best practice by the NYS Department of Health. Additionally, our staff member Sarah K. Martin was awarded an “America Walks” fellowship to strengthen our capability to improve walkability. Our Walking to Wellness 2017 goal of 50 MILLION steps will be publicly announced in late FEBRUARY along with the Spring release of a new walkability assessment DVD and toolkit. We are working strategically with our partners,including Schools workplaces and elected officals and the new P2 regional STEPS campaign to increase physical activity by improving community walkability,bikability and acess to trails and parks .”
Citizen Science Meetings
Thank you to those who came out to the Town of Tonawanda , Grand Island and City of Tonawanda Citizen Science Soil Study Meetings!
If you're interested in helping out and participating in the soil study please contact Jackie James Creedon. or for more info or to sgn up to help contact us!
Also, check out their Facebook and website!
B-WELL falls prevention workshop
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FREE Falls Prevention Workshop!
We Learned "How To" reduce your fall risk at ST Teresa's Church hall on Wed April 5th 11AM With Beth Moses RN and Dave May PT
Book your own Free Workshop!! Call us at today at 851 4052! All Welcome!!
Penny Wolfgang Talks "Healthy" Communities with Philip Haberstro on Public Affairs Radio Show
BUFFALO, NY: Philip Haberstro, founder and Executive Director of the non-profit Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, was a guest for “On Target with Penny Wolfgang” the Weekend, June 25th. Mr. Haberstro discussed the health of the Buffalo-Niagara region, challenges it currently faces, and progress being made to address them. Phil’s perception takes into account his 27+ years’ experience with the Healthy Communities movement , community health promotionadvocacy in the Greater Buffalo area, and the text of local author Lawrence Brooks new book: “Buffalo Niagara: Diagnosis & Prescription for Change” (available at local Barnes & Noble Booksellers).
“On Target with Penny Wolfgang” is a weekly public affairs show that discusses local issues that impact the Western New York Area, hosted by Supreme Court of Erie County Justice Penny M. Wolfgang. The show airs Saturday mornings form 6:00 A.M.-7:00 A.M. on local stations WKBW, 1520 AM, and WLKK, 107.7 F.M., and Sunday mornings from 6:00 A.M.-7:00 A.M. on local stations WKSE, 98.5 FM, and WTSS, 102.5 FM.
To listen to a podcast of this interview, visit www.espn1520.com, go to “Shows,” pick “On Target,” and scroll down under picture and select “click here to listen to podcasts.” Click on the name of the guest (Philip Haberstro) to listen.