Central Library Presents Active & Healthy Fair -April 24th

Central Library Presents Active & Healthy Fair -April 24th

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.

Participating Organizations:

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
 Community Wellness
 Early Intervention/Preschool Services
 Emergency Preparedness
 Healthy Neighborhoods
Immunization Action Plan –
ECMC Stroke/Sepsis
Evergreen Health Harm Reduction Center
Family Justice Center
Fidelis  Care
Foodbank of WNY
Literacy NY
Massachusetts Avenue Project
Mercy Comprehensive Care Center
Narcotics Anonymous
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
Restoration Society
Roswell Park
UB School of Pharmacy
UB Smile Team
UNYTS
Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo
William-Emslie YMCA
WNY Mammography
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