Mental Health First Aid Training

Dates: Saturday, May 5th and Saturday, May 12th, 2018

(Must attend both dates to receive a certificate)

Time: 9:00 - 1:00 PM

Cost: Free  ( Generously sponsored by the Population Heath Collaborative of WNY )

Location: Good Shepherd Community of Faith.187 Southside Parkway (Off McKinley Parkway) South Buffalo, 14220

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What is Mental Health First Aid? It's an 8-hours course that teaches you to how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. The training gives you skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance abuse problem or experiencing a crisis. 


Community Training and Opoid Overdose Recognition & Naxolene Use

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: Good Shepherd Community of Faith.187 Southside Parkway

(Off McKinley Parkway) Buffalo, 14220


June 2018

​​​​And  Here's Our Exercise Calendar:

ALL  ON Thursdays    6:30 - 7:30 PM

April 19th

April 26th -

May 3rd- June 14th - Chair Yoga 

​​​​​QUESTIONS ? Ask Sue @ 716-697-1657 or


And  Here's Our  Chair Yoga Calendar:


May 3rd- June 14th

   6:30 - 7:30 pm 

May 3rd

May 10th

May 17th

May 24th

May 31st

June 7th

June 14th

We have  CHAIR YOGA!

Sikhona, also known as Emily Banko, a South Buffalo native, will guide us through this six - weeks chair yoga
series which will be meditative, anatomically focused and suitable for all levels.

Good Shepherd Community of Faith
187 Southside Parkway
Buffalo (enter through side door at parking lot)

 6:30-7:30pm, Thursday

May 3rd- June 14th

ALL ARE WELCOME!!   There is no fee.

For more information, contact: Sue Allen 716-697-1657;

And  Here's Our  Chair Yoga Calendar:

6:30 - 7:30 pm 
June 7th
June 14th

Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.

    Jeremiah 33:6


Mercy Revealed, Understanding Addiction

Dr. Paul Updike, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery Services for Catholic Health System, will be our guest presenter.

Dr. Updike has dedicated much of his medical career working with and for people with the disease of addiction.

An average of ten people a week die of a drug overdose in Erie County.  Why do people become addicts? What are some principles of management of an addiction?

His presentation titled: "Mercy Revealed, Understanding Addiction" will address the spiritual as well as medical perspective regarding addiction.

Join us at Good Shepherd Community of Faith. 187 Southside Parkway, Buffalo, NY, 14220.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018. 6:30-8pm.

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

April 2018


Each month, on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8pm, a self-care workshop is offered at Good Shepherd Community of Faith.

187 Southside Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14220.

Our gathering time together is open to all persons. There is no charge (unless to cover special craft supplies).

The topics presented are geared to focus on wellness of body, mind and/or spirit. Sometimes a guest presents, sometimes Sue, the Wellness Ministry Coordinator, leads the discussion.

Upcoming programs include:

Mercy Revealed, Understanding Addiction - 24 April 2018   Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Narcan training - May 22, 2018 Tuesday  6:30 - 8:30 pm

Above all, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.

 Proverbs 4:23

May 2018

Come join us for some Gentle Arthritis Exercise!

 The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is nationally certified and especially for persons with arthritis. However, all are welcome to participate.

Our time together will include exercises for range-of-motion, endurance, strength building and flexibility set in a fun format.  Exercises can be done
seated or standing, and participants are encouraged to exercise at
their own pace. Classes last for 1 hour.

Our instructor Cheryl Wilczak, is trained by the Arthritis Foundation.

Classes will be held     Thursdays March 15th - April 26th 6:30-7:30 pm.

 Good Shepherd Community of Faith,187 Southside Parkway (off McKinley Pkwy), South Buffalo 

~Arthritis Exercise & Chair Yoga ~

Whether you’ve participated before or not, please come and join the FUN!

6:30-7:30pm,  Thursday

​(Open to all ages, Free or free will offerings)

The Wellness Ministry at Good Shepherd Community of Faith embraces the spiritual practice of being a "stretcher bearer" . What is a "stretcher bearer ?". Their mission is to help people carry through a difficult time.

~ Our  Wellness Ministry Exercise Staff ~

Wellness Coordinator - Sue Allen. Contact: 716-697-1657 or