COMMUNITY HEALTH

New Insurances Accepted at Empower for Elders

Empower for Elders now accepts Kalos and Elderwood insurances to make it easier for caregivers to enroll their loved ones.  Empower for Elders is a social day program for older adults whose caregivers need a break.  Attentive, paid staff provide socialization and meaningful daytime activities as well as assistance with personal care.  In addition, Empower for Elders holds a monthly support group for caregivers.  Participants do not need to have an intellectual or developmental disability.  For more information, please contact Karen or Neeka at (716) 371-0728 or ksmith@empower-wny.org.

New Insurances Accepted for Physical Therapy Services

Empower’s Physical Therapy clinic now accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and Independent Health insurances to enable more people to receive treatment.  At Empower’s Physical Therapy clinic, a New York State licensed Physical Therapist evaluates an individual’s ability to perform gross motor skills (such as sitting, walking, running), postural assessment, muscle strength, joint range of motion (flexibility), balance and coordination.  To schedule an appointment, please contact Jeannette at (716) 297-1478, x189 or jarchie2@empower-wny.org.

Free Kids’ MusicRound Class Offered

Parents of infants and children through age six are invited to attend a Kids’ MusicRound class for free on Saturday, June 23 at 9 am at 8962 Porter Rd. (Wayside Nursery Plaza) in the Town of Niagara.  Kids’ MusicRound 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 meet for 45 minutes once a week for 10 weeks. Tuition is $149 for the first child, $89 for the second sibling and free for the third or infant sibling of an enrolled student.  For more information, click here.