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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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November 15 - November 21
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    Staff Call

    1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    November 16, 2020

    Weekly check-ins during quarantine that help the team touch base on
    ongoing and potential activities. Contact us with questions, concerns, or feedback. BeActive@City-Buffalo.org

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    HDI Meeting

    2:00 pm-3:30 pm
    November 18, 2020

    The Erie County Clerk’s Healthiest Districts Initiative (HDI) works with local school districts to promote health and wellness to support our youth, local families, and school staff! School partners include Buffalo Public, Orchard Park, West Seneca, Ken-Ton, Lackawana, and more!

     

    Contact us or the Erie County Clerk Department to learn more!

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    Virtual Block Chat Meeting

    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    November 20, 2020

    The Division of Citizen Services, in conjunction with the Board of Block Clubs, hosts a virtual community engagement meeting every Friday at 12:00 pm. This includes reports from The Division of Citizen Services, The Board of Block Clubs, and often a Special Guest!

    Contact Citizens Services and/or the Buffalo Board of Block Clubs for more information: https://www.buffalony.gov/455/About-Us

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    Free Shredding Event & Clothing Recycling Donation Drive

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    November 21, 2020

    Tomorrow, November 21st 9am-12pm, please bring your unwanted paperwork and clothing to this event and help us keep Buffalo an environmentally-friendly City for all! Please Share to spread the word!

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