Health is wealth, and we want you to be RICH!  Join us for the 'Spring Into Health' Fair, presented by Power 93.7 WBLK, the William-Emslie YMCA and Fidelis Care, on Saturday, April 7th!  Get all the details on this free event!

The 'Spring Into Health' Fair is free and open to the public! Moms, bring the family out to the William-Emslie YMCA, located at 585 William Street in Buffalo, on Saturday, April 7th from 11 am to 2 pm! We'll have Zumba and boot camp demos, HIV/HCV testing, health screenings, a blood drive, healthy snacks, activities for the kids, costume characters, health and wellness information, KeyBank will provide information about Health Savings Accounts,  prizes and more! Plus, we'll have your chance to win Beyonce and Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar tickets and other great prizes!

The William-Emslie YMCA will be giving tours of the facility and waive it's join fee for anyone who joins at the Spring Into Health Fair!!

We will have activities for the kids, including costume characters, stretches & creative dance demos, coloring sheets, and more, so bring them out!

11 am -  Zumba (by Charnice Martin, Willaim-Emslie YMCA)
12 pm - Kids stretches & exercise (by Willie Hutch Jones Educational & Sports Programs)
12:15 pm - Creative dance (by Willie Hutch Jones Educational & Sports Programs)
1 pm - Boot camp (by Emmanuel Hudson, Willaim-Emslie YMCA)

Special Break-Out Session on Mental Health from 12:30 to 1 pm:
"Wellness: It's not just physical" by Karl Shallowhorn will focus on the importance of mental health and cover such topics as stress, depression, anxiety and trauma. There will also be tips to lead a healthier life.

Karl Shallowhorn’s career in the fields of mental health and addiction comes as a result of his own lived experience with bipolar disorder and substance abuse when he had his first episode at the age of 18. With the help of a broad support network, Karl has been able to overcome his illness and go on to work successfully in the fields of addiction and mental health for over 16 years. In addition, Karl has also had 12 years working in the higher education arena...Read more



"Fidelis Care provides health insurance coverage through Qualified Health Plans, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan, and Medicaid - available through the NY State of Health Marketplace - as well as through the Medicare Advantage, Dual Advantage, and Managed."

Credit: Fidelis Care via Youtube

Credit: William Emslie Family YMCA via Youtube

ECMC, celebrating 100 Years, will be on-site with information about:
PReP (Immuno)
Substance Abuse
Center for Environmental and Occupational Medicine
JJ’s Casa di Pizza will be providing free veggie pizza samples (While supplies last). Eat More Pizza at JJ’s Casa di Pizza!

Address: 11 E Mohawk St, Buffalo, NY 14203 (Corner of Washington and Mohawk)

Monday - 11AM–10PM
Tuesday - 11AM–10PM
Wednesday - 11AM–11PM
Thursday - 11AM–11PM
Friday - 11AM–12AM
Saturday - 12PM–12AM
Sunday - 2–9PM
Phone: (716) 883-8200

By Yasmin Young
By Yasmin Young

African Heritage Food Co-Op will provide apples and oranges for the kids to snack on!
Make sure you support the AHFC: Call 716-573-1844, or visit!


There will be costume characters provided by Pick Your Theme Entertainment! PYT is a Children's Entertainment Business, that brings your child's favorite character to an event, as well as face painting. PYT comes to all events, parties, community events, special visits and more. To put a smile on your family faces is what PYT strives to do. Telephone: 716-525-8183 Email:

Community Health Center of Buffalo will be giving tours of it's Mobile Health Unit! It will also be providing blood pressure checks for those interested in taking a tour. The Mobile Health Unit sees patients without regard for their ability to pay, using a sliding fee scale for those who have no insurance.

(Courtesy of Community Health Center of Buffalo)
(Courtesy of Community Health Center of Buffalo)

Meet some of our other community partners that will be at the Spring Into Health Fair:


Community is the essence of GBUAHN. Our compassionate, caring staff is culturally diverse and representative of the members we serve. GBUAHN passionately advocates for the highest quality of care for underserved populations. Better health and a better life for all is what consumes and drives us. It is our honor to serve our members.  Members qualify for this free service with Medicaid insurance and two or more chronic health conditions or one behavioral health condition or HIV / AIDS.



ECMC Hospital is a Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, and a regional center for burn care, behavioral health services, transplantation, cancer care, and rehabilitation.




Evergreen Health Services will provide free HIV/HCV testing. Evergreen Health fosters healthy communities by providing medical, supportive, and behavioral services to individuals and families in Western New York – especially those who are living with chronic illness or who are underserved by the healthcare system.




Willie Hutch Jones Educational & Sports Programs' mission is to provide underserved children, at no charge, equal opportunities to engage in the highest quality programming and to offer character building activities through academics, sports, and the arts.  716-715-4980 or





Eat Smart Western New York is a totally free nutrition education and obesity prevention program for low-income youth, adults, and seniors living in Western New York.





Community Health Center of Buffalo provides preventive and primary health care to individuals of all ages. Their medical professionals establish lifelong relationships with their patients. This way you can feel comfortable talking with them about how to treat a short-term illness or manage a chronic disease. Call (716) 986-9199.


To be eligible for a Health Savings Account, an individual must be covered by an HSA-qualified High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) and must not be covered by other health insurance that is not an HDHP.  KeyBank will be on-site to provide more information.





Founded by two Buffalo natives, New Era Dental offers a professional and positive atmosphere for patients looking for a long-term dentist to address your comprehensive treatment needs. Our practice features two doctors: Jessica Blakely, DDS and Camille Megna-Acorlor, DDS.





Black Nurses Rock Buffalo Inc. is an organization with a focus to foster a positive environment of professional growth and development. We provide support through out the community by providing health education  and mentorship to nursing students in an effort to elevate our profession.




Windsong Radiology Group, PC is a full-service diagnostic imaging practice offering a variety of exams including Mammograms, MRI, CT, X-ray, Ultrasound and Dexa as well as a breast care program that is a nationally accredited Breast Center of Excellence.  Windsong’s Interventional and Vascular Services team performs minimally invasive procedures helping patients avoid costly hospital based procedures. As an Image Wisely facility, Windsong works closely with referring physicians, their patients and local insurance carriers to establish the least invasive and most medically appropriate procedures.


kidney foundation

The Kidney Foundation of WNY is dedicated to increasing awareness of kidney disease and other related diseases while educating and improving the lives of those we serve. Visit them online at



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Restoration Society, Inc. main goal is to help individuals return back to society and see the full potential that they can bring to the community. We offer holistic, person-centered services premised upon individual’s self-determination and self-direction. Our programs embrace life coaching strategies. We offer parenting support, benefits advisement, youth program for substance abuse or at risk youth (16-24), vocational support, employment assistance, homeless drop-in and housing placement.  Visit them online at

Kaleida Health
1) Free Service: Oishei Healthy Kids, NYSDOH approved Children's Health Home, we’re here to provide support to families experiencing physical, mental or behavioral health issues with a child. Improve health care and health outcomes.
· Lower Medicaid costs (over time for children)
· Reduce preventable hospitalizations and ER visits
· Avoid unnecessary care for Medicaid members
· Right service at the right time
· Avoid the escalation of services and costs from unmet needs

2) Free Service: Family Planning Center
The Kaleida Health Family Planning Center provides confidential reproductive health care for women and men-especially teens. This includes birth control, STD testing and treatment, gynecological exams and a variety of other medical services.

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