Af­ter dis­mal health rankings, well­ness talk is planned Tues­day

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS -

Phil Haber­stro, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Well­ness In­sti­tute of Greater Buf­falo, and Scott Scan­lon, Re­fresh edi­tor of The Buf­falo News, will lead a free com­mu­nity dis­cus­sion ti­tled “What Is Com­mu­nity Well­ness?”

The talk is part of a con­tin­u­ing se­ries of gath­er­ings called “Imag­ine a Healthy, Wealthy and Sus­tain­able Com­mu­nity.” It starts at 12:30 p.m. Tues­day, in the Cen­tral Li­brary Ring of Knowl­edge, 1 Lafayette Square.

The gath­er­ing comes in the wake of the lat­est dis­mal num­bers in a na­tional County Health Rankings re­port that shows Erie, Ni­a­gara, Chau­tauqua and Cat­ta­rau­gus coun­ties are among the low­est eight of 62 coun­ties in the state in terms of health out­comes. Res­i­dents in all eight re­gional coun­ties tend to live shorter lives than the state av­er­age.

– News staff reports

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