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Businesses Take Precautions to Help Seniors Stay On Their Feet

Businesses Take Precautions to Help Seniors Stay On Their Feet

In the average American home, senior citizens are especially vulnerable when it comes to slip-and-fall accidents. Obstacles such as throw rugs, electrical cords, stairs and wet surfaces are among the leading causes of falls that send 1.6 million older Americans to hospitals each year.

Countless lawsuits against businesses are also filed annually due to slip-and-fall incidents that occur on commercial property. With that in mind, many business owners are turning to a product called Sure Step to help eliminate accidental falls and resulting injuries.

When an older customer enters an unfamiliar environment, the odds of a fall will increase. When a wet or slippery floor is added to the equation, the odds of a fall increase dramatically.

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Explore Buffalo Plans An Evening at Knox Farm State Park

Explore Buffalo Plans An Evening at Knox Farm State Park

Explore Buffalo invites you to visit Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Road, East Aurora, from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 13, to learn the history of the Knox family’s farm and summer home! The Friends of Knox Farm will open the farm’s buildings, which are seldom open to the public, and Explore Buffalo docents will be inside each building providing a tour and the stories associated with each site. Tour the main houses, the polo stables where the ponies were kept, sheep barns, gardener’s cottage and many other historical buildings.

Audubon July 6 Raised Bed Gardening Workshop Free Thanks to Cummins

Audubon July 6 Raised Bed Gardening Workshop Free Thanks to Cummins

Jamestown, NY – Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) has added raised beds to its kitchen garden and will be offering three free gardening workshops, all thanks to a grant from Jamestown Cummins Engine Plant

Reg Boutwell, an avid gardener with years of experience, designed and built the raised beds. He is also instructing the 6-7 p.m. Raised Bed Gardening workshop on Thursday, July 6. Rain date is the same time on July 13.

Raised beds require some thought when it comes to design, and filling the beds requires a bit of know-how to get the best results. They also have some advantages over in-ground gardens.

World-class Drum Corps from San Antonio Coming to WNY in July

World-class Drum Corps from San Antonio Coming to WNY in July

As a prelude to the Aug. 6 Drums Along the Waterfront - Tour of Champions competition taking place at New Era Field in Orchard Park, the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps from San Antonio, Texas will be making a promotional tour stop in Gowanda on July 7. Arriving from a competition in Boston, the Crossmen will be utilizing Gowanda Central School’s facilities for a day-long rehearsal.

With musical-athlete membership of 150 strong, the Crossmen compete in Drum Corps International’s (DCI) World Class level, which is considered marching music’s major league. The corps finished in tenth place in last year’s DCI World Championships held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Founded in 1974, the Crossmen are a 501 (c)(3) education and youth development organization assisting young people in becoming outstanding individuals through music and the performing arts.

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Little Explorers Learn about Surviving Summer at Audubon, Saturday, July 8

Little Explorers Learn about Surviving Summer at Audubon, Saturday, July 8

Jamestown, NY – “Surviving Summer” is the theme for Audubon Community Nature Center’s next Little Explorers.

You and the three- to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life can learn how plants and animals survive the summer heat on Saturday, July 8, at this 10-11:30 a.m. program.

Heat and dryness can be difficult to deal with, so plants and animals must find different ways to survive the summer months.

Imagine not having air conditioning or the ability to wear fewer clothes. Foxes can’t take off their fur, so how do they stay cool? Do frogs get sunburned?

You will discover how animals cope with the heat by rolling in the mud, jumping in the pond, and burying deep into the soil. You will investigate how plants preserve their water on dry hot days.

After a lesson inside, the group heads out for a hike and lesson outdoors, returning inside for a snack and, if time allows, a craft.

Solar Panels Just Became a Work of Art in Western New York

Solar Panels Just Became a Work of Art in Western New York

As the desire for solar energy continues to grow both locally and across the nation, we’re seeing rooftop solar units with much greater frequency and in practically every neighborhood. And if you look a little closer, you’ll also see pole-mounted solar panels popping up in back yards and open fields in both rural and urban communities.

But thanks to Buffalo Solar Solutions Inc., solar energy in Western New York just entered a whole new world, one that combines solar panels, architecture and ingenuity to introduce a new option for homeowners that is as artistically eye-opening as it is energy efficient.

What is believed to be Western New York’s first solar pergola was recently constructed for a Lancaster homeowner, and the end result is sure to generate excitement for those seeking a clean energy option that adds to the overall beauty of their home and landscaping.

Elmwood Village Farmers Market July 1 Highlights Include Performance by the BPO String Quartet

Elmwood Village Farmers Market July 1 Highlights Include Performance by the BPO String Quartet

The popular Elmwood Village Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, July 1, at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village. Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, through November. 

Musical entertainment on July 1 will be a special presentation by the BPO String Quartet at 10 a.m. Hosting the market’s community group tables will be West Side Community Services, The Friends of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter and the Buffalo Wellness Center. Offering wine-tasting will be Leonard Oakes Estate Winery and Victorianbourg Wine Estate.