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Phil Haberstro -Founder
We are deeply saddened to announce that Our Founder and Board Chair,  Phil Haberstro,  passed away.
Phil dedicated his life to helping others. He wanted people to be happy and healthy. For 30+ years he worked to make our community a better place to live.
He took time to teach us about social capital and Phil had so much of that. Lifelong friends from all over know the legacy that he left.
We extend our condolences to his wife Bonnie and all of his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Phil.

You helped so much more than you will ever know. Thank you Phil!

IN MEMORY AND HONOR OF PHIL HABERSTRO

We are encouraging all anyone who knew Phil to come together and help us make sure his legacy lives on by donating $30 for the 30 years he led the Wellness Institute. 
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The Healthy Communities Movement began in America in 1989, and is a global movement to address community health and quality of life. The Healthy Communities Movement is a strategic and comprehensive method to improve community health because it focuses on the social, environmental, economic, and human health dimensions that contribute to a community’s health!

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  • ReOpen Buffalo- Guidance & Resources

    8:30 am-10:30 am
    February 2, 2021

    Rep. Brian Higgins, NY-26 and SUNY Buffalo State College Small Business Development Center present: Funding Readiness 2021.

    Presenter: Ms. Marilyn Roach, Advanced Certified NY State Business Advisor. You must register to attend, please register before January 28th. This workshop is free of charge. For more information, contact Dr. Susan McCartney at Mccarsta@buffalostate.edu or call the office 716.878.4030.

    Tuesday February 2,2021

    8:30am- Registration & Virtual Coffee

    9:00am-10:30am- Program

     

  • Winter Porch Sports

    2:00 pm-8:00 pm
    February 2, 2021

    Enjoy outdoor health and fitness classes from your porch or a designated park. Feel energized by local fitness instructors who will be featured on video LED mobile billboards. Free giveaways and other prize incentives. Program follows CDC guidelines to ensure proper social distancing and gathering protocols.

    Schiller Park & Roosevelt Park: 

    2 pm- 4 pm

    Residential neighborhoods:

    4 pm- 8 pm

    Pre-registration required for park-only events: https://forms.gle/9XKinZ7f7N4G1MEY7

     

     

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  • Winter Porch Sports

    2:00 pm-8:00 pm
    February 3, 2021

    Enjoy outdoor health and fitness classes from your porch or a designated park. Feel energized by local fitness instructors who will be featured on video LED mobile billboards. Free giveaways and other prize incentives. Program follows CDC guidelines to ensure proper social distancing and gathering protocols.

    Front Park & MLK, Jr. Park: 

    2 pm- 4 pm

    Residential neighborhoods:

    4 pm- 8 pm

    Pre-registration required for park-only events: https://forms.gle/9XKinZ7f7N4G1MEY7

     

     

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  • Winter Porch Sports

    2:00 pm-8:00 pm
    February 9, 2021

    Enjoy outdoor health and fitness classes from your porch or a designated park. Feel energized by local fitness instructors who will be featured on video LED mobile billboards. Free giveaways and other prize incentives. Program follows CDC guidelines to ensure proper social distancing and gathering protocols.

    Schiller Park & Roosevelt Park: 

    2 pm- 4 pm

    Residential neighborhoods:

    4 pm- 8 pm

    Pre-registration required for park-only events: https://forms.gle/9XKinZ7f7N4G1MEY7

     

     

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  • Winter Porch Sports

    2:00 pm-8:00 pm
    February 10, 2021

    Enjoy outdoor health and fitness classes from your porch or a designated park. Feel energized by local fitness instructors who will be featured on video LED mobile billboards. Free giveaways and other prize incentives. Program follows CDC guidelines to ensure proper social distancing and gathering protocols.

    Front Park & MLK, Jr. Park: 

    2 pm- 4 pm

    Residential neighborhoods:

    4 pm- 8 pm

    Pre-registration required for park-only events: https://forms.gle/9XKinZ7f7N4G1MEY7

     

     

  • Healthy Buffalo Living’s COVID-19 Town Hall

    8:00 pm-9:00 pm
    February 10, 2021

    Buffalo Healthy Living will be hosting a COVID-19 Town Hall show to answer any questions the public may have regarding the pandemic.

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  • World Refugee Day Panel

    4:00 pm-5:30 pm
    February 12, 2021

    Location: Facebook Live- https://www.facebook.com/WorldRefugeeDayBuffalo/

    Learn more about COVID-19. This is a space for everyone, especially for refugees and resettled communities, to learn more about the COVID-19 pandemic.

    You can questions about COVID-19 by email to wrdwny@gmail.com

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  • Healthy Buffalo Living’s COVID-19 Town Hall

    12:30 pm-1:30 pm
    February 13, 2021

    Buffalo Healthy Living will be hosting a COVID-19 Town Hall show to answer any questions the public may have regarding the pandemic.

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  • Winter Porch Sports

    2:00 pm-8:00 pm
    February 16, 2021

    Enjoy outdoor health and fitness classes from your porch or a designated park. Feel energized by local fitness instructors who will be featured on video LED mobile billboards. Free giveaways and other prize incentives. Program follows CDC guidelines to ensure proper social distancing and gathering protocols.

    Schiller Park & Roosevelt Park: 

    2 pm- 4 pm

    Residential neighborhoods:

    4 pm- 8 pm

    Pre-registration required for park-only events: https://forms.gle/9XKinZ7f7N4G1MEY7

     

     

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  • Winter Porch Sports

    2:00 pm-8:00 pm
    February 17, 2021

    Enjoy outdoor health and fitness classes from your porch or a designated park. Feel energized by local fitness instructors who will be featured on video LED mobile billboards. Free giveaways and other prize incentives. Program follows CDC guidelines to ensure proper social distancing and gathering protocols.

    Front Park & MLK, Jr. Park: 

    2 pm- 4 pm

    Residential neighborhoods:

    4 pm- 8 pm

    Pre-registration required for park-only events: https://forms.gle/9XKinZ7f7N4G1MEY7

     

     

  • Healthy Buffalo Living’s COVID-19 Town Hall

    8:00 pm-9:00 pm
    February 17, 2021

    Buffalo Healthy Living will be hosting a COVID-19 Town Hall show to answer any questions the public may have regarding the pandemic.

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  • Healthy Buffalo Living’s COVID-19 Town Hall

    12:30 pm-1:30 pm
    February 20, 2021

    Buffalo Healthy Living will be hosting a COVID-19 Town Hall show to answer any questions the public may have regarding the pandemic.

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  • Winter Porch Sports

    2:00 pm-8:00 pm
    February 23, 2021

    Enjoy outdoor health and fitness classes from your porch or a designated park. Feel energized by local fitness instructors who will be featured on video LED mobile billboards. Free giveaways and other prize incentives. Program follows CDC guidelines to ensure proper social distancing and gathering protocols.

    Schiller Park & Roosevelt Park: 

    2 pm- 4 pm

    Residential neighborhoods:

    4 pm- 8 pm

    Pre-registration required for park-only events: https://forms.gle/9XKinZ7f7N4G1MEY7

     

     

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  • Winter Porch Sports

    2:00 pm-8:00 pm
    February 24, 2021

    Enjoy outdoor health and fitness classes from your porch or a designated park. Feel energized by local fitness instructors who will be featured on video LED mobile billboards. Free giveaways and other prize incentives. Program follows CDC guidelines to ensure proper social distancing and gathering protocols.

    Front Park & MLK, Jr. Park: 

    2 pm- 4 pm

    Residential neighborhoods:

    4 pm- 8 pm

    Pre-registration required for park-only events: https://forms.gle/9XKinZ7f7N4G1MEY7

     

     

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