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Land Conservancy to Host Wildflower Hike at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve

Land Conservancy to Host Wildflower Hike at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve

Spring is finally here and the Western New York Land Conservancy is hosting a wildflower hike at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve to celebrate its arrival. The hike will take place on Saturday, May 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Niagara Escarpment Preserve is a 36-acre property on Leete Road in Lockport, protected by the Land Conservancy in 2011. It is rich in flora and fauna because of its location on the Niagara Escarpment, a unique rock formation that extends 750 miles across Ontario and into Wisconsin. 

Local Participants Selected for Lifestyle Change Health Challenge

Local Participants Selected for Lifestyle Change Health Challenge

For the first time in the Buffalo region, the American Heart Association will conduct the Lifestyle Change Challenge, an innovative initiative that will chronicle the journey toward meaningful lifestyle changes that improves heart health for nine local participants. The 12-week Challenge, sponsored by Leading Edge Performance and Independent Nursing Care, is designed to remind us all to make simple lifestyle choices every day that will have a significant impact on our overall cardiovascular health.

 

Daemen Receives Grant to Advance Skills of Workforce Serving Elderly

Daemen Receives Grant to Advance Skills of Workforce Serving Elderly

AMHERST, N.Y. – A $20,000 grant from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York to Daemen College will be used to help enhance the practical skills and experience of the future workforce serving the elderly.

The grant will be used to implement the Daemen Social Work Department’s initiative “Investing in an Elder-Competent Workforce: Relationship Building and Education for the Elderly in the Community Through Social Work Clinical Practice.” It builds on a $10,000 grant also from the Health Foundation for the development of enhanced geriatric education for social work students, an effort being overseen by Dr. Joanne Cannavo, associate professor of social work.

“This initiative is vital to advancing the skills of our students and giving them the opportunity to interact and work with an elderly population throughout their senior year of studies at Daemen,” said Cannavo.

How to Prepare Your Pet for Summer Fun and Beyond

How to Prepare Your Pet for Summer Fun and Beyond

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

The dark, cold days of winter are nearly behind us, and many people are looking forward to warmer weather and outdoor activities. Dogs also appreciate their time in the sun. So, it's important to keep in mind what you need to do to make sure your dog is ready to enjoy summer activities.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) provides important summertime pet care tips, including:

On St. Patrick’s Day, be a Saint and Drive Sober

On St. Patrick’s Day, be a Saint and Drive Sober

 

The statistics are sobering: Every 53 minutes in 2011, a person was killed in a drunk-driving crash in the United States, and most of the drunk drivers involved had blood alcohol concentrations nearly double the legal limit of .08. 

“For many Americans, St. Patrick’s Day and the days leading up to it have become synonymous with drinking,” said Monica Farrar, program director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. “Unfortunately, that means that drunk drivers have made the holiday very dangerous.”

Grand Island Students Learn a Lifesaving Beat

Grand Island Students Learn a Lifesaving Beat

Students learn the American Heart Association’s
Hands-Only™ CPR this week

 

The entire student body at Grand Island High School will be trained in bystander CPR March 4-7th. Using the American Heart Association’s Hands-Only™ CPR, Rural Metro, an American Heart Association training center, will be donating manikins, AED training equipment, and the time of instructors during the week-long program. The result will be approximately 1,000 trained students who are prepared to respond in a cardiac emergency.

The American Heart Association is urging passage of a state law that would require all high school students know CPR before graduation. The legislation is sponsored by Senator Grisanti. The instruction at Grand Island High School will show how easily this life-saving skill can be taught, with no cost to the school.

Fetch! Healthy Dog Treats Now Available Via Mail Order

Fetch! Healthy Dog Treats Now Available Via Mail Order

 

Fetch! Dog Treats, a Cheektowaga, N.Y.-based business offering healthy and delicious homemade dog treats made with all natural and organic ingredients, is now offering its popular product line via mail order!

“Our products are carefully made with oat flour and all-natural ingredients such as salmon oil, which promotes healthy joints, skin and coat,” said owner Jackie Lovern. “When it comes to caring for your dog or puppy you want to be able to reward them with healthy and wholesome treats they will enjoy.”