The Arts Services Initiative of Western New York Inc is hosting an important professional development workshop on how to make cultural and arts events more inclusive for our community. The event will be held at Shea's Smith Theater on October 10. Organizations should attend so that our rich cultural offerings may become more accessible and available to more people!
This fall, University Express classes will introduce you to fascinating historical events and people, or help you to better understand complex situations in our world today. You may be inspired to read (or re-read) a great work of literature, incorporate a new wellness activity into your lifestyle, or even sample a new cuisine! -Patricia Dowling
Act now and you can put your valuable experience to work. Attend the Online Career Fair and reintroduce yourself to employers hiring nationwide. You can join this event from home, and just like an in‑person event, you can choose which activities you want to participate in.
The Network in Aging of Western New York is hosting a workshop event to discuss Age Friendly communities. Workshop presenters include Nora OBrien-Suric, the President of the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York , Randall Hoak, Associate State Director AARP New York, Rhonda Frederick, President and CEO of People Inc., and the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, Brittany Perez and CCNY, Inc. Molly Ranahan presenting on what has been happening locally with Age Friendly Erie County. Register here.
IDeA Center occupational therapy intern, Jaydra Smith, hosted an inclusive design workshop with members of the Amherst Senior Center as part of her fieldwork experience at the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access. Read the summary report from the workshop here.
We invite you to Master of Urban Planning Studio Project (University at Buffalo) Public Presentation on Assessments and Recommendations of Age-Friendly Erie County
Each week SLOW ROLL meets at different venues and take a unique route throughout the city. Slow Roll is for everyone; all ages and experience levels are welcome. Both the leisurely pace and dedicated squad of volunteers enable a safe and social scene in which riders ages 4 to 94 enjoy the sights and sounds around the streets of Buffalo, meeting community stakeholders at multiple stops and ultimately ending at new and/or lesser-known destinations. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and must be able to ride WITHOUT training wheels.
Professor Bumjoon Kang and the nine students develop AFEC Action Plan through a Master's studio in Urban Planning with AFEC as the client.
The Erie County Department of Senior Services will host its annual town hall on aging from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday in the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway.
Since enrolling in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, Erie County is developing an action plan to identify issues influencing the health and quality of life of older adults and residents of all ages. Representatives from over 90 local organizations participated in the Age Friendly Erie County Needs Assessment Workshop in February 2015 to kick off planning efforts.
AARP recognized Erie County’s commitment to becoming an “Age-Friendly Community”, part of a nationwide initiative focused on community improvements that benefit older adults and all generations of residents. Joining AARP’s Network of Age Friendly Communities will provide Erie County with a framework to establish new community partnership, pursue future funding opportunities, and share information and best practices with other communities that have made similar commitments to creating more age-friendly spaces for their residents.