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Gentle Dentistry Staff Member Donates Kidney to Aunt

Gentle Dentistry Staff Member Donates Kidney to Aunt

Gentle Dentistry Staff Member Donating Kidney to Save Aunt's Life

BUFFALO, NY – Melissa Zajac, Office Manager of Gentle Dentistry of Lancaster, PLLC found out that she is a donor match to her aunt Mrs. Donna Gawronski and has decided to donate one of her kidneys to save her aunt’s life.  Melissa’s aunt suffers from a rare vascular disease called Microscopic Polyarteritis Nodosa which has affected her kidneys causing them to shut down in the fall of 2009.

Melissa is currently going through further kidney function tests, upon completion of which surgery will be scheduled and carried out.

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”

EA Co-op Reaches Major Milestone

EA Co-op Reaches Major Milestone

Open House Planned to Celebrate 500 Member-Owners

In only 18 months and launching on nothing but a promise, the East Aurora Cooperative Market, Inc., has evolved from a topic of discussion over coffee among friends to an incorporated entity with an eight-member board of directors, nearly 50 volunteers and more than 500 members.  The first 500 member-owners, known as Seed Members, was a milestone reached on April 23.

To celebrate this 500-member milestone, a community celebration is slated for Wednesday, May 25 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the co-op’s business office, at 618 Main St. in East Aurora.

Ask the Pharmacist at Aurora Park

Ask the Pharmacist at Aurora Park

East Aurora, NY – You go to the doctor for a checkup. Isn’t it time your medicines got a checkup too? To receive a free personal medication review, bring ALL your prescription medications in their original pill bottles and any over-the-counter medicines including vitamins, dietary supplements, drops, and creams to Absolut Care of Aurora Park on Wednesday, May 11th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Pharmacists from Omnicare, the nation’s leading provider of pharmaceutical care for seniors, will meet with each participant and provide individual counseling regarding their prescriptions, vitamins, or herbs and possible interactions.  They will also provide specific directions for taking medications and safety precautions.

 For more information or to register, please contact Stacey Wawrzyniec at 652-1560 x3403 or visit www.absolutcare.com.

A Mammogram for Mother's Day

A Mammogram for Mother's Day

Who Needs Flowers? Give Mom the Gift of More Birthdays this Year

Flowers, chocolates, breakfast in bed, but what about giving mom something really special this year? What about giving her More Birthdays?

Sunday is Mother's Day, as we celebrate the special women in our lives, the American Cancer Society is suggesting people talk to their moms this year about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer.  While it may not sound like a traditional Mother's Day gift, having a simple conversation about getting tested could help save a life.

If you are 40 or older the American Cancer Society encourages you to get a mammogram. In addition, health advocates are urging all mom's to talk to their health care providers about getting screened for breast cancer and to better understand their personal risk for the disease. 

Legislator Mills: Free Guided Walk in Chestnut Ridge Park Saturday, May 7

Legislator Mills: Free Guided Walk in Chestnut Ridge Park Saturday, May 7

Erie County Legislator John J. Mills, R-Orchard Park, announces the return of free spring guided walks in County parks. The purpose of the program is to encourage residents to be more active and healthy.

“These walks were well attended last year and walkers were able to enjoy the County’s jewels, its parks,” Legislator Mills said. “This is a great effort to promote healthy family fun and learn more about how to stay healthy.”

Registration for all walks begins at 9 a.m. onsite. Walks have been planned at six County parks:

A Message From the Local Makers of Cool Gel ’n Cap

A Message From the Local Makers of Cool Gel ’n Cap

We are proud and devoted parents to a toddler named Lukas. He's very curious about the world around him and loves to play with all his heart!

We have worked hard to bring the best quality products to parents everywhere for their growing, curious and playful children — just like Lukas. We designed Cool Gel ’n Cap to help relieve the stress and pain of “lumps and bumps” that toddlers inevitably experience through accidents or play.