Low-income residents can find help dealing with heating costs and other seasonal expenses at a series of open houses from Dec. 15 to Dec. 21 in Cheektowaga, Lackawanna, North Tonawanda and the Town of Tonawanda. Learn more about this program in the Buffalo News and Home energy Assistance Program (HEAP) in Erie County.
Two recreation projects in the Tonawandas that would improve both trails and docks on the combined waterfronts are being considered for Niagara River Greenway funding. "This would really make a huge difference in the city," City of Tonawanda Mayor Rick Davis said. Learn more about the projects in the Buffalo News.
New York State has created 10 Centers of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease, including a Western New York center based at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The regional Center of Excellence address the thorniest issues that come with dementia and help create more robust treatment protocols. Read more about how they connect patients and caregivers with resources in the Buffalo News.
People who work with the elderly population in Erie County are getting a new tool to help protect their clients. The Center for Elder Law & Justice teamed up with the Erie County District Attorney’s Office and the Erie County Office of Senior Services to introduce the app to those who work closely with elderly members of our community. Listen on WIVB.
Pickleball, which borrows from tennis, ping pong and badminton, is easy to learn and can be a good cardio workout for people with overuse injuries. The beauty of the game is that it can be enjoyed at any level of intensity, says Karen Long, a 57-year-old nurse. Read more about pickleball game on WBFO.