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Posted on: August 17, 2021

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today urged Buffalo families to join in the final sessions of the free, six-week Buffalo Police Athletic League’s PlayStreets program.

 This week PAL PlayStreets sessions will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. (weather permitting) at Hillery Park, on Mineral Springs Road.

 There are free activities for kids of all ages and all abilities and participants will receive free sports equipment and nutritious snacks in a safe and supportive environment.

 The PlayStreets series kicked off the week of July 12 and runs through Thursday, August 19.

 Buffalo PAL PlayStreets is presented by Independent Health, with support from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and in partnership with City of Buffalo Block Clubs. The goal of PlayStreets is to inspire youth to stay healthy, active and fit.

 Pre-registration is requested at: buffalopal.com/buffalo-pal-playstreets/. 

Two Buffalo Police Districts to Hold Community Days this Week

 The Buffalo Police Department’s D-District will hold a Community Day on Thursday, August 18, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Elmwood Village Charter School, 665 Hertel Avenue.

 The event will have activities for residents of all ages, including a DJ, free hot dogs and other giveaways. D-District and Buffalo Community Policing officers, will be joined by several west side organizations to offer information on employment and training opportunities, and health and housing assistance.

 The BPD’s B-District will hold a Community Day celebration on Friday, August 20, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the JFK Recreation Center, located at 114 Hickory Street.

 The event will feature food and backpack giveaways on a first-come, first-served basis, as well as live music and activities. Last week hundreds of Buffalo residents attended Community Day events put on by C-District and E-District.

Hello, Buffalo Senior Citizens? Let’s Get Phone Smart!

The City of Buffalo’s Division of Senior Services is sponsoring a free workshop to teach Buffalo seniors how to get the most out of their cell phones. The first session of the “Phone Smart” work group session will be held Wednesday, August 18, from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Richmond-Summer Senior Center, 337 Summer St. 

“During the COVID pandemic, we’ve found that many of our seniors were isolated and without needed resources even though they had access to a smart phone,” said Senior Services Executive Director Douglas Ruffin. “Through these free sessions, we’ll help seniors utilize all of the capabilities of the cell phones and become more connected with their family, friends, entertainment and online services.”

Participants will also receive a free lunch with their training. For more information call: (716) 885-3290.

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