Community Health Events

Empower for Elders Ribbon Cutting

On Friday, September 8, Empower launched an entirely new program: Empower for Elders.  Empower for Elders serves older adults who live with adult children or spouses, and
who need assistance with personal care and daily activities. Participants receive individualized care, light exercise, assistance with personal care, socialization, activities that promote independence and feelings of self-worth, and morning and afternoon snacks and lunch. The program offers respite to family caregivers, allowing them to work, run errands or take a break from caregiving duties. In addition, a new caregiver support group will enable family caregivers to meet, share experiences, ask questions and receive support.

Empower for Elders is located at 8962 Porter Rd (Wayside Nursery Plaza) in the Town of Niagara. It is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm, and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 am to 5 pm.  Spots are still available!  For more information or to set up a tour, please contact Karen Smith at (716) 297-0798 x163 or (716) 371-0728  or

Masons FC Dice Run Benefits Empower for Elders

On Sunday, August 27, the Masons FC held their annual Dice Run, an eighty mile motorcycle ride throughout Niagara County that concluded at Lewiston Firehall #2 with a classic car show, spaghetti dinner and basket auction.  The Masons FC selected Empower for Elders as the charity that would receive the event proceeds.

Praxair presentationIn addition, Praxair, a company that produces gases with an office in Tonawanda, NY, presented Empower for Elders with a $4,000 check during the Dice Run.

Dice Run check presentationOn Wednesday, October 12, the Masons FC held their annual gala, at which they presented Empower Director of Community Health Programs Karen Smith with a $5,000 check, which included all Dice Run proceeds.

A huge thank you to Sam and Jeannette Archie, the members of the Masons FC and Praxair for their generous support totaling $9,000 which will be used to offset Empower for Elders start-up costs!


Empower is delighted to bring the Kids’ Music Round program to Niagara County. Classes are open to children of all abilities and backgrounds. Classes are 45 minutes each week for a 10-week semester.

Kids’ Music Round is a singing, laughing, giggling, jiggling, clapping, dancing, bouncing, fun-filled, award-winning music and movement experience for infants and young children. With the KMR children’s music program, parents can help bring out a child’s natural curiosity about music in a playful, encouraging class environment.

Classes are held at 8962 Porter Rd. in the Town of Niagara on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.  Fees are $149 for the first child, $89 for the second sibling and subsequent siblings and infant siblings are free.

For more information or to enroll in the next session which begins in January, please visit our website at