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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!

“Spirt of Phil” Remembrance Day/Memorial

Saturday, June 26, 2021
Cardinal O’Hara High School
Tonawanda, NY

A day of activities will take place on Saturday, June 26, to celebrate the life and work of
Philip L. Haberstro IV (Jan. 17, 1948 – Nov. 18, 2020).

It will include a “Spirit of Phil” walk on the Rails-to-Trails pathway, as well as a memorial held for Phil at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Tonawanda, N.Y., school alma mater.
Phil, in his last few months reiterated his desire for two things:

  • Try to keep the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo (Healthy Community Programs – Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo (creatinghealthycommunities.org) ) alive as the legacy of his life’s work.
  • Please support his high school.

The Wellness Institute is a nonprofit organization that strives to increase the human, social, environmental, and economic health in the Buffalo region.

The agenda is as follows:
9:30 to 10 a.m.:  Setup, onsite registration

**Register online**

– at Cardinal O’Hara High School (cardinalohara.com/event-registration)
Click the Check box for Phil Haberstro Memorial Walk – June 26

10 to 10:45 a.m.: “Spirit of Phil” walk (approximately 4 miles roundtrip, very level), starting behind Cardinal O’Hara, 39 O’Hara Road, Town of Tonawanda

11:00 to 11:45 a.m.:  Reception

Noon to 1 p.m.:  Non-denominational spiritual ceremony

1 to 3:30 p.m.:  Memorial reception
Beverages (beer, wine, H2O) and food (pizza, wings and more) provided by family.

Feel free to attend any or all events. An online donation (of $30) is requested, though not required, and will support the Wellness Institute and high school.

Please wear casual attire for all events!

-Thank you.

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. 
#PhilsMafia

 

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Wellness Events

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  • Healthy Communities 2030! Call

    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    July 1, 2020

    Weekly team call to go over progress, projects, administration and communications.

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  • Independence Day Recognized – Office Closed

    8:00 am-5:00 pm
    July 3, 2020

    Offices will be closed July 3 and will reopen July 6th at 9am. We will still be reachable at BeActive@City-Buffalo.org

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  • Independence Day

    12:01 am-11:59 pm
    July 4, 2020

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • Masten Park Virtual Livability Meeting

    11:30 am-1:00 pm
    July 7, 2020

    LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) is launching a Livability & Neighborhood Business program centered on issues of health and social justice.

    The goal of these conversations is to focus on learning more about how we can be responsive to the effects of the pandemic in our communities and what specific projects the community would like to see happen in the recovery phase. We will work with neighborhood groups to develop a list of catalytic projects that can be prioritized when relief or stimulus funding is made available. LISC WNY plans to support the implementation of those ideas this summer.
    This is the first of many conversations and in-depth action oriented engagement process in which we plan to learn neighborhood goals now and for the future. We want to know how we can best prepare to get the resources needed to these neighborhoods.
    LISC WNY is a collective impact organization that works with nonprofit groups, business districts, anchor institutions, and resident groups to align priorities so that districts are positioned to access future investment.

    Contact bperez@lisc.org for registration links!

  • Masten Park Virtual Livability Meeting

    4:00 pm-5:30 pm
    July 7, 2020

    LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) is launching a Livability & Neighborhood Business program centered on issues of health and social justice.

    The goal of these conversations is to focus on learning more about how we can be responsive to the effects of the pandemic in our communities and what specific projects the community would like to see happen in the recovery phase. We will work with neighborhood groups to develop a list of catalytic projects that can be prioritized when relief or stimulus funding is made available. LISC WNY plans to support the implementation of those ideas this summer.
    This is the first of many conversations and in-depth action oriented engagement process in which we plan to learn neighborhood goals now and for the future. We want to know how we can best prepare to get the resources needed to these neighborhoods.
    LISC WNY is a collective impact organization that works with nonprofit groups, business districts, anchor institutions, and resident groups to align priorities so that districts are positioned to access future investment.

    Contact bperez@lisc.org for registration links!

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  • Healthy Communities 2030! Call

    11:00 am-1:00 pm
    July 8, 2020

    Weekly team call to go over progress, projects, administration and communications.

  • Broadway Fillmore Virtual Livability Meeting

    11:30 am-1:00 pm
    July 8, 2020

    LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) is launching a Livability & Neighborhood Business program centered on issues of health and social justice.

    The goal of these conversations is to focus on learning more about how we can be responsive to the effects of the pandemic in our communities and what specific projects the community would like to see happen in the recovery phase. We will work with neighborhood groups to develop a list of catalytic projects that can be prioritized when relief or stimulus funding is made available. LISC WNY plans to support the implementation of those ideas this summer.
    This is the first of many conversations and in-depth action oriented engagement process in which we plan to learn neighborhood goals now and for the future. We want to know how we can best prepare to get the resources needed to these neighborhoods.
    LISC WNY is a collective impact organization that works with nonprofit groups, business districts, anchor institutions, and resident groups to align priorities so that districts are positioned to access future investment.

    Contact bperez@lisc.org for registration links!

  • Broadway Fillmore Virtual Livability Meeting

    4:00 pm-5:30 pm
    July 8, 2020

    LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) is launching a Livability & Neighborhood Business program centered on issues of health and social justice.

    The goal of these conversations is to focus on learning more about how we can be responsive to the effects of the pandemic in our communities and what specific projects the community would like to see happen in the recovery phase. We will work with neighborhood groups to develop a list of catalytic projects that can be prioritized when relief or stimulus funding is made available. LISC WNY plans to support the implementation of those ideas this summer.
    This is the first of many conversations and in-depth action oriented engagement process in which we plan to learn neighborhood goals now and for the future. We want to know how we can best prepare to get the resources needed to these neighborhoods.
    LISC WNY is a collective impact organization that works with nonprofit groups, business districts, anchor institutions, and resident groups to align priorities so that districts are positioned to access future investment.

    Contact bperez@lisc.org for registration links!

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  • Delevan Grider Virtual Livability Meeting

    11:30 am-1:00 pm
    July 9, 2020

    LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) is launching a Livability & Neighborhood Business program centered on issues of health and social justice.

    The goal of these conversations is to focus on learning more about how we can be responsive to the effects of the pandemic in our communities and what specific projects the community would like to see happen in the recovery phase. We will work with neighborhood groups to develop a list of catalytic projects that can be prioritized when relief or stimulus funding is made available. LISC WNY plans to support the implementation of those ideas this summer.
    This is the first of many conversations and in-depth action oriented engagement process in which we plan to learn neighborhood goals now and for the future. We want to know how we can best prepare to get the resources needed to these neighborhoods.
    LISC WNY is a collective impact organization that works with nonprofit groups, business districts, anchor institutions, and resident groups to align priorities so that districts are positioned to access future investment.

    Contact bperez@lisc.org for registration links!

  • Delevan Grider Virtual Livability Meeting

    4:00 pm-5:30 pm
    July 9, 2020

    LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) is launching a Livability & Neighborhood Business program centered on issues of health and social justice.

    The goal of these conversations is to focus on learning more about how we can be responsive to the effects of the pandemic in our communities and what specific projects the community would like to see happen in the recovery phase. We will work with neighborhood groups to develop a list of catalytic projects that can be prioritized when relief or stimulus funding is made available. LISC WNY plans to support the implementation of those ideas this summer.
    This is the first of many conversations and in-depth action oriented engagement process in which we plan to learn neighborhood goals now and for the future. We want to know how we can best prepare to get the resources needed to these neighborhoods.
    LISC WNY is a collective impact organization that works with nonprofit groups, business districts, anchor institutions, and resident groups to align priorities so that districts are positioned to access future investment.

    Contact bperez@lisc.org for registration links!

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  • Healthy Communities 2030! Call

    11:00 am-1:00 pm
    July 15, 2020

    Weekly team call to go over progress, projects, administration and communications.

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  • Healthy Communities 2030! Call

    11:00 am-1:00 pm
    July 22, 2020

    Weekly team call to go over progress, projects, administration and communications.

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  • WNY WALKS! Community Advocacy Team Meeting

    1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    July 23, 2020

    VIRTUAL Meeting! Community members, leaders, and stakeholders join to discuss walkability and regular physical activity throughout Greater Buffalo and Western New York. Meetings are usually 60-90 minutes long and create opportunities to build social capital, share ongoing initiatives, and help create positive community culture change. If interested in participating, contact us at (716) 851-4052 or beactive@city-buffalo.org.

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  • REACH Ferry Street Meeting

    1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    July 28, 2020

    The WNY WALKS! Team will participate in a call with the REACH Ferry Street Team to discuss the walkability intervention along the Ferry Street Corridor.

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  • Healthy Communities 2030! Call

    11:00 am-1:00 pm
    July 29, 2020

    Weekly team call to go over progress, projects, administration and communications.

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  • Passionate Living Show on WBBZ

    8:00 pm-9:00 pm
    July 30, 2020

    Every Tuesday and Thursday night at 8pm, check out Healthy Communities 2030! Partner Cat Miller as she explores different activities that support local health, wellness, and passion!

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