Central Library Presents Active & Healthy Fair On Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Free, Family Friendly Fair with a Focus on Minority Health
The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library’s Active & Healthy Fair will take place at the downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo on Wednesday, April 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
The Reverend George Nicholas, leader of the African American Health Disparities Task Force, will kick off this free family event featuring activities, demonstrations, free health screenings and information from more than 50 area health-related organizations. The Library is observing National Minority Health Month, which seeks to shine a light on the social and environmental barriers to wellness faced by minority communities.
Families with children on spring break are encouraged to visit the library for an event that is as fun as it is informative. Join “Hustle for Health” and line dance to R&B favorites, challenge yourself to master the art of the hula hoop and discover new ways for your family to be healthy and stay well.
“Health and wellness are cornerstones of a thriving community, but they are challenging for many people to maintain. Our goal is to help close that gap by providing information, connecting patrons with services and showing how wellness activities can be fun and beneficial,” said Library System Director Mary Jean Jakubowski.
The Central Library is conveniently located near the Lafayette Square Station of the NFTA Metro Rail and many bus routes in the heart of downtown Buffalo. All Library entrances and meeting spaces are accessible.
For more information or to request accommodations, call 716-858-8900 Monday through Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System website at www.BuffaloLib.org has details about free library cards and resources, library hours and year-round programs and events.
|American Diabetes Association|
|BestSelf Behavioral Health
BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
|Buffalo Public Schools Farm to School Program|
|Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network|
|Buffalo Psychiatric Center|
|Catholic Charities – WIC|
|Eat Smart Western New York|
|Erie County Department of Health|
|Cancer Services of Erie County|
|Early Intervention/Preschool Services|
|Immunization Action Plan –|
|Evergreen Health Harm Reduction Center|
|Family Justice Center|
|Foodbank of WNY|
|Massachusetts Avenue Project|
|Mercy Comprehensive Care Center|
|National Center for Missing and Exploited Children|
|National Kidney Foundation|
|Native American Community Services|
|New York State of Health|
|NY Connects/Erie County Senior Services|
|Oishei Healthy Kids|
|Reddy Bike Share|
|UB School of Pharmacy|
|UB Smile Team|
|Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo|
|Western New York Independent Living|
|WNYLRC Committee for Health Information Access|
|Special Thanks to|
|Rev. George Nicholas, Pastor, Lincoln Memorial UMC:
African American Health Disparity Task Force
|Benjamin Berry: Hoop Dance Instructor|
|Catholic Health: Bone Density Testing|
|Community Access Services: HIV/HepC Screening|
|Hustle for Health: Line Dance Exercise|
|Taoist Tai Chi Society: Tai Chi Demonstration|
|UB Student Academy of Audiology: Hearing Screening|