ECDOH Wellness Events at Buffalo & Erie County Libraries

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has partnered with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library system to offer free lectures and information for the public on various health related topics.  

  • Wellness Weeknights are held at the Audubon Public Library and consist of formal lectures. 
  • Wellness Wednesdays are held at the Central Library and consist of tabling events where the public can stop by anytime during the event to ask questions and pick up materials.   

Wellness Weeknights at Audubon Public Library

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 
Location: Audubon Public Library, 350 John J Audubon Pkwy, Amherst, NY 14228 (Driving Directions)
Contact: 716.689.4922
Registration: Please register for each event through the Librarian or by calling 716.689.4922

Be Ready for Anything: Emergency Preparedness
October 13, 2016
Do you have a plan when disaster strikes? Don’t wait for a fire, flood or snowstorm to realize you need a plan. Find out how easy it is to be prepared.
Presented by ECDOH Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program

Opioid Overdose Recognition & Naloxone Use Community Training
November 9, 2016
Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, administer naloxone (Narcan) properly & take necessary follow-up steps.
Support provided by Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force, Buffalo Police and West Side Youth Development Coalition.           

New Year = New You (PDF)
January 18, 2017 
Small steps can lead to big results. Start the New Year off on the right foot.  Learn some simple strategies that can keep you active and healthy.
Presented by ECDOH Community Wellness Program

Diabetes: Don’t sugar coat it (PDF)
February 15, 2017
Hidden sugars are everywhere!  Type 2 Diabetes is 100% preventable.  Come learn the facts and find out how you can reduce your risk or manage your disease.
Presented by ECDOH Community Wellness Program

Cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable
March 15, 2017
Find out about free screenings, programs and services that are available in your community. Learn what is needed to qualify.
Presented by ECDOH Cancer Services Program of Erie County 

Mindfulness and Mindful Eating
April 19, 2017
Ever find yourself eating more than you intended to or eating when you weren’t hungry?  Mindful eating involves paying attention to the task at hand (eating).  Mindful techniques can be applied to all aspects of your life, not just eating.  Come learn the difference between mindless and mindful behaviors and how you can use these techniques in your every day life.
Presented by Community Wellness Program

Early Childhood : Developmental Milestones 
May 17, 2017
Learn about the developmental milestones for children Birth – Five years of age and the services available through the Early Intervention and Preschool Programs for children with delayed development and/or disabilities. Presented by ECDOH Early Intervention Prograrm 

Rats, Mosquitoes and Ticks.. Oh My! - TENTATIVE
June 21, 2017
Don’t pick it up. That adorable baby animal may have rabies. Protect yourself from rabies, Lyme disease, West Nile virus and other diseases transmitted by animals and insects. Find out what you can do to prevent the spread of mosquitoes, rats and other disease carriers.
Presented by ECDOH Rabies Prevention & Control Program 

Start the School Year Off Right: Make sure your vaccinations are up to date!
July 19, 2017
Do you know which immunizations are required to attend school? Learn how to keep your whole family up-to-date and protected from preventable illnesses. Bring your questions and concerns about vaccines to our experts.
Presented by ECDOH Immunization Action Plan 

Wellness Wednesday at Central Library

Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM  
Location: 1 Lafayette Square, 1st Floor Ring of Knowledge, Buffalo, NY 14203 (Driving Directions)
Contact: 716.858.8900

Be Ready for Anything: It’s Emergency Preparedness Month
September 21, 2016
Do you have a plan when disaster strikes? Don’t wait for a fire, flood or snowstorm to realize you need a plan. Find out how easy it is to be prepared.
Learn how to perform hands free CPR
CPR instruction provided by Darrin Strickland of Strickly Business WNY 

Lead: It’s more than just paint chips
October 12, 2016
Learn how to spot lead and other health and safety hazards in your home. Find out what you can do to keep your home safe
Presented by the ECDOH LEADSAFE and Healthy Neighborhoods Programs           

The Opioid Epidemic
November 9th, 2016
Learn about opioids, addiction, risk factors and treatment services. Find out about how NARCAN is used to reverse the effects of opioids and where you can get training on how to use it.
Learn what you can do to help end the epidemic. 

New Year = New You (PDF)
January 11, 2017 
Small steps can lead to big results. Start the New Year off on the right foot.  Learn some simple strategies that can keep you active and healthy.  

Healthy Relationship + Planning = Healthy Family (PDF)
February 8, 2017
Don’t make important decisions in the dark. Find out how you can make informed choices about safer sex and family planning. 

Cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable
March 8, 2017  
Find out about free screenings, programs and services that are available in your community. Learn what is needed to qualify.
Presented by ECDOH Cancer Services Program of Erie County 

3rd Annual Health and Wellness Fair
April 12, 2017 10am –2pm  FREE and open to all
Bring the family – Health screening, speakers, food demonstrations, prizes and over 30 local health and wellness organizations all in one place.
For more information call 716.858.8900 

Mind your Mother
May 10, 2017
Calling all moms and moms-to-be! Enjoy a pre-Mother’s Day program of stress relief, meditation, mindfulness and massage. 

Rats, Mosquitoes and Ticks.. Oh My!
June 14, 2017  
Don’t pick it up. That adorable baby animal may have rabies. Protect yourself from rabies, Lyme disease, West Nile virus and other diseases transmitted by animals and insects. Find out what you can do to prevent the spread of mosquitoes, rats and other disease carriers. 

Who me? Yes you. We’re all at risk
July 12, 2017  
Sexually transmitted diseases and Tuberculosis have long-lasting consequences but they CAN be prevented. Learn about safer sex and how to protect yourself against Tuberculosis infection. 

Start the School Year Off Right: Make sure your vaccinations are up to date!
August 9, 2017
Do you know which immunizations are required to attend school? Learn how to keep your whole family up-to-date and protected from preventable illnesses. Bring your questions and concerns about vaccines to our experts.