Category: Older Adults

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Health Foundation Awards Over $1.7 Million in Funding for the Last Half of 2023

Funding decisions during the final half of this year included support for age-friendly health systems, a Buffalo nonprofit that works to address race-based health disparities, and a systematic process to…

National Family Caregivers Month: Caring for Caregivers

November is National Family Caregivers Month—a chance to recognize and honor the Americans who take care of others. At the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, one of…

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Now Accepting Proposals for Age-Friendly: Go Local

The Health Foundation for Western & Central New York is inviting proposals from grassroots and community-based organizations who are working to build age-friendly neighborhoods that promote health equity. Age-friendly is a…

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ASA Blog: New York is Committed to a Master Plan for Aging

Please note this blog post first appeared on the website for the American Association on Aging. We thank them for the opportunity. In 2022, New York became the latest state…

Exhale at Cradle Beach

An Oasis on Lake Erie for Family Caregivers: Exhale spurs innovation for respite programs

This story originally appeared in our 2022 annual report. Located south of Buffalo on the shores of Lake Erie, Cradle Beach is known as the long-time home of an enriching…

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At Community Health Center of Buffalo, ‘What Matters’ Comes First

Originally published in our 2022 Annual Report. See the whole person. That’s the philosophy of the Age-Friendly Geriatric Services Program at Community Health Center of Buffalo (CHCB), a Federally Qualified…

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Elder Abuse Awareness campaign encourages public to take action  

June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month, an opportunity for communities to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social,…

Announcing 2023 Age Friendly Go Local Awardees

Health Foundation Announces 18 Awardees for Age-Friendly: Go Local Projects

Initiatives will help bring equity-driven, age-friendly projects to neighborhoods (Buffalo and Syracuse, NY) The Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, in partnership with The New York Academy of…

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Impact Snapshot: “We Gain Strength by Joining Together”

As we celebrate the Health Foundation’s 20th year on the path toward health equity, we are sharing the stories of our grantees, fellows, trustees, and other partners and the impact…

Nora OBrien-Suric

Health Foundation President OBrien-Suric Named to State’s Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Committee

CONTACT: Kerry Jones Waring | Phone: 716-380-7319 | Email: kjwaring@hfwcny.org 28 Statewide Experts will Advise Plan for Healthy, Inclusive Communities for Aging New Yorkers BUFFALO AND SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Nora…