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Upcoming Events 

Join People Inc.’s Team to Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Saturday, September 14, 2019 • Registration: 8:30 a.m. • Ceremony: 10:15 a.m. • Walk start: 10:30 a.m.
Buffalo Outer Harbor • Outer Harbor Drive and Fuhrmann Boulevard • Buffalo, NY

People Inc. is pleased to sponsor and participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s! Join our People Inc. team! For more information, contact team captain, Alicia Lombardo, People Inc. Senior Outreach, at or 716.768.2359.

Book Presentation and Signing: Dave Mack-Hardiman, Char Szabo-Perricelli and Stefan Foster 

Saturday, September 21 • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Museum of disABILITY History • 3826 Main Street • Buffalo, NY

As part of its Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series, the Museum of disABILITY History will host a free Book Presentation and Signing. Historians and books fans are invited to join author David Mack-Hardiman and photographer Char Szabo-Perricelli for a presentation on The Colony Chronicles book. They will discuss institutional living and the history of these environments for people with disabilities. Additionally, author Stefan Foster will present parts of State of Emotion, his modern artistic work that is themed around institutional living. 

Both books will be for sale and there will be a book signing following the presentations. To RSVP or for more information, call 716.629.3626.

People Inc. Charitable Legacy Society Brunch and Learn

Saturday, September 21, 2019 • 10 a.m. to noon
The Buffalo Club • 388 Delaware Avenue • Buffalo, NY

Find out how you can create guaranteed lifetime income for you and your spouse/partner, while supporting the important work of People Inc. and the community we serve. Registration is now open.

For more information, please contact Christine Mathieu at or 716.817.7256.

Southeast Foundation 20th Annual Challenge Dinner and Auction

Thursday, September 26, 2019 • 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Salvatore's Italian Gardens • 6461 Transit Road • Depew, NY

The Southeast Foundation is pleased to host its 20th Annual Challenge Dinner and Auction. Event proceeds will enhance employment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities served by People Inc. The event includes a cocktail hour, gourmet dinner and an opportunity to bid on amazing auction items. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available and donated auction items are welcome. For more information or to assist, contact Melanie Brown at or 716.817.7450.

Annual WNY in Support of Veterans Symposium

Wednesday, October 2 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pvt. Leonard Post, Jr. #6251 Veterans of Foreign Wars • 2450 Walden Avenue • Cheektowaga, NY

Headway of WNY, Catholic Charities and People Inc. are pleased to present the 4th Annual WNY in Support of Veterans Symposium. The goals of the Bridging the Gaps, Part II - A Discussion between Veterans and Community Providers symposium are to: Help participants gain a better understanding of obtaining community services for veterans and their families, identify resources to better link veterans and their families with appropriate community services and recognize ways to improve access to these services. 

Featured speakers and panelists include: 

  • Alyssa Vasquez, Veteran’s One Stop Center of WNY, Inc. 
  • Bonnie Vest, PhD, University at Buffalo
  • Max Donatelli , MS, USAF 1968-1972 Sargent, Vietnam ‘70-‘71, Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition, Community Veterans Engagement Board, Family Advocate
  • Tracy  Schmidt, LMSW, Horizon Village
  • Delcey Pulvino, LMSW, Buffalo Vet Center

Continuing Education Units (CEU) will be available. Two hours of CEUs available for pre-registered Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) and Social Workers (MSW). $20 fee for CEU participants only, cash or checks payable to Catholic Charities. Please indicate in your RSVP that you are interested in the obtaining the CEUs and mail your check to:

Headway of WNY, Inc.
Veterans Symposium RSVP
2635 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14216

Buffet lunch will be provided. To register for the Veterans Symposium, RSVP by September 18 to or 716.408.3110.

Mental Health First Aid Workshop for the Deaf Community

Saturday, October 5 • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Museum of disABILITY History • 3826 Main Street • Buffalo, NY

Deaf Access Services, an affiliate of People Inc., is pleased to provide Mental Health First Aid Workshop for the Deaf community. The session encourages early detection and intervention by teaching participants about the signs and symptoms of specific conditions like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and addictions.

Deaf Access Services is the only local community organization solely dedicated to serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities. Deaf Access Services envisions a community where all people experience equality, empowerment and inclusion to lead lives full of possibilities.

To learn more about the workshop or to reserve a spot, email Space is limited.

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