Our network

Businesses Take Precautions to Help Seniors Stay On Their Feet

Businesses Take Precautions to Help Seniors Stay On Their Feet

In the average American home, senior citizens are especially vulnerable when it comes to slip-and-fall accidents. Obstacles such as throw rugs, electrical cords, stairs and wet surfaces are among the leading causes of falls that send 1.6 million older Americans to hospitals each year.

Countless lawsuits against businesses are also filed annually due to slip-and-fall incidents that occur on commercial property. With that in mind, many business owners are turning to a product called Sure Step to help eliminate accidental falls and resulting injuries.

When an older customer enters an unfamiliar environment, the odds of a fall will increase. When a wet or slippery floor is added to the equation, the odds of a fall increase dramatically.

Community Sponsors

Are you interested in promoting your business to local customers?

Explore Buffalo Plans An Evening at Knox Farm State Park

Explore Buffalo Plans An Evening at Knox Farm State Park

Explore Buffalo invites you to visit Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Road, East Aurora, from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 13, to learn the history of the Knox family’s farm and summer home! The Friends of Knox Farm will open the farm’s buildings, which are seldom open to the public, and Explore Buffalo docents will be inside each building providing a tour and the stories associated with each site. Tour the main houses, the polo stables where the ponies were kept, sheep barns, gardener’s cottage and many other historical buildings.

World-class Drum Corps from San Antonio Coming to WNY in July

World-class Drum Corps from San Antonio Coming to WNY in July

As a prelude to the Aug. 6 Drums Along the Waterfront - Tour of Champions competition taking place at New Era Field in Orchard Park, the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps from San Antonio, Texas will be making a promotional tour stop in Gowanda on July 6. Arriving from a competition in Boston, the Crossmen will be utilizing Gowanda Central School’s facilities for a day-long rehearsal.

With musical-athlete membership of 150 strong, the Crossmen compete in Drum Corps International’s (DCI) World Class level, which is considered marching music’s major league. The corps finished in tenth place in last year’s DCI World Championships held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Founded in 1974, the Crossmen are a 501 (c)(3) education and youth development organization assisting young people in becoming outstanding individuals through music and the performing arts.

Solar Panels Just Became a Work of Art in Western New York

Solar Panels Just Became a Work of Art in Western New York

As the desire for solar energy continues to grow both locally and across the nation, we’re seeing rooftop solar units with much greater frequency and in practically every neighborhood. And if you look a little closer, you’ll also see pole-mounted solar panels popping up in back yards and open fields in both rural and urban communities.

But thanks to Buffalo Solar Solutions Inc., solar energy in Western New York just entered a whole new world, one that combines solar panels, architecture and ingenuity to introduce a new option for homeowners that is as artistically eye-opening as it is energy efficient.

What is believed to be Western New York’s first solar pergola was recently constructed for a Lancaster homeowner, and the end result is sure to generate excitement for those seeking a clean energy option that adds to the overall beauty of their home and landscaping.

Community Sponsors

Are you interested in promoting your business to local customers?

Elmwood Village Farmers Market July 1 Highlights Include Performance by the BPO String Quartet

Elmwood Village Farmers Market July 1 Highlights Include Performance by the BPO String Quartet

The popular Elmwood Village Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, July 1, at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village. Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, through November. 

Musical entertainment on July 1 will be a special presentation by the BPO String Quartet at 10 a.m. Hosting the market’s community group tables will be West Side Community Services, The Friends of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter and the Buffalo Wellness Center. Offering wine-tasting will be Leonard Oakes Estate Winery and Victorianbourg Wine Estate.

Amherst Knitting Club Helps Mexican Students

Amherst Knitting Club Helps Mexican Students

The Amherst Senior Center Knitting Club recently donated 240 knit squares for Project Amigo in Mexico. The squares will be sewn together to be part of afghans for students who live in the mountains of Mexico and live in homes that have no heaters.

Project Amigo is a charity that supports students from rural western Mexico so that they can create their own educational opportunities and better their quality of life.

The Amherst Center for Senior Services is located at 370 John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst, behind the Audubon Library. To reach the Center, please call 636-3050.

Amherst Senior Travel Club Annouces Great Trips

Amherst Senior Travel Club Annouces Great Trips

The Amherst Senior Travel Club has an exciting schedule of trips planned for members. This active, non-profit group at the Amherst Center for Senior Services has over 440 members and takes at least one day trip per month and up to three longer trips each year -- traveling by coach, train or air. Through a close partnership with Bus America Group Tours, the Amherst Senior Travel Club has been able to provide newer model motor coaches, 3-star plus hotels, full menus and more on trips.

Seniors need to be members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services in order to join the Amherst Senior Travel Club. An annual fee of $7.00 for a single individual and $10.00 per couple is required and includes first choice for signing up for trips, delivery of the monthly newsletter “The Network”, event flyers, Member’s Tea, holiday party and more. First priority for all trips is reserved for paid Travel Club members.

2017-2018 Trips Include: