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Gloria J. Parks

Wellness on Wednesdays

“The greatest wealth is health” (Virgil)

Rounds Avenue Association, Inc in conjunction with The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo & WNY, Inc. presents Wellness on Wednesdays at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center.  Here’s an opportunity to learn how to live a healthier life style.  The cost is free so please join us to discuss ways to help your family become healthier.  Guest speaker is Mr. Phil Haberstro, Executive Director of The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo & WNY, Inc.  Topics of conversation dates and times as follows:

Date                            Time                Topic
May 27, 2009               6-8PM             Active Living
June 10, 2009              6-8PM             Good Nutrition
June 24, 2009              6-8PM             Weight Management
July 8, 2009                 6-8PM             Resources for Raising a Healthy Family

Please feel free to visit The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo & WNY, Inc  on the web.


AARP Driver Safety Program

Gloria J. Parks Community Center announces the AARP Driver Safety Program.  This program is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers that has helped millions of drivers remain safe on today’s roads.  It is designed to help you:

  • Tune up your driving skills and update your knowledge of the rules of the road.
  • Learn about normal age-related physical changes, and how to adjust your driving to allow for these changes.
  • Reduce your traffic violations, crashes, and chances for injuries.
  • Drive more safely.
  • Get an insurance discount.
  • Though geared for drivers age 50 and older, the course is open to people of any age.
  • AARP membership is not required to take the course.
  • There is no final test to pass.

 The course will be held on Monday, May 18, 2009 and Tuesday, May 19, 2009 from 5:30PM to 9:30PM (attendance is required for both days).  The cost for AARP Members is $12.00 and non-members $14.00, instructor will accept cash, check or money order payable to “AARP.”  Call today at 716-832-1010 to reserve a seat.

The LES Amis Fencing Club

The Les Amis Fencing Club is pleased to announce its residency at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center.  Starting February 2009, Buffalo’s oldest and longest funning fencing club moved locations into the University District of Buffalo.  The Club brings its love of fencing to the young and old and is happy to be sharing space at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center.

Fencing is the sport of swordplay.  It combines the mental challenge of one-on-one competition with physical agility and endurance.  It’s a great aerobic activity that will help build balance, strengthen your endurance and sharpen your wits.

Les Amis Fencing Club is rooted in the art of classical foil fencing in the French style.  We provide our members and the community with the opportunity to learn, grow, and compete from that foundation.  We also encourage personal honor, inner strength, grace, respect and courtesy.  Beginner and Intermediate classes are offered for individuals 14 years old and up, and you’re never too old to try.  Equipment is provided and the Beginner class only costs $50 for 8 weeks of lesson.

The Salle is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 PM to 10 PM, Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30 PM to 10 PM, and Saturdays from 5 PM to 7 PM.  If you’re a current member of the Community Center and have wondered who are those people carrying swords around, feel free to talk with us.  We’re eager to meet our neighbors.  If you’re a member of the community or just curious about fencing, then come visit us some night.

Buffalo has a growing fencing scene with more people of all ages joining every year.  We’re excited to be part of the Gloria J. Parks Community Center and invite everyone in the community to come down to our Salle.  You’ll get some good exercise, learn new skills and make some great friends.

Visit our website at to learn about the club and fencing.

6th Annual Scramble Fore Golf Tournament


Come join us for the 6th Annual Scramble FORE! the Kids Golf Tournament on Sunday, July 12, 2009 at Batavia Country Club at 1:00PM. 

All proceeds to benefit programs at Gloria J. Parks Community Center & Coaches Vs. Cancer for Wallace “Wally” Thompson.  Information for the event is as follows:

Fee: $100 per golfer/$400 per foursome

(Only $75 per person/$300 per group if you do not stay for dinner)
Deadline: June 30, 2009
Sponsor Opportunities
Title Sponsor – $2,000
Give your company top billing at the tournament; includes dinner and golf for 4, and name on tournament banner.
Dinner Sponsor – $1,500
Feature your name during our buffet dinner; includes dinner and golf for 4 and signage at dinner.
Lunch Sponsor – $750
Feature your name during lunch/participant arrival; includes dinner, golf for 2 and signage at lunch.
Tee Sponsors – $50
Signage on a tee.
For registration form and additional questions please contact Kevin Ferguson 716-832-1010 ext. 238 or e-mail:

Military Family Day

“With the American Red Cross, you’re Never out of Touch..around the Clock…and around the World.”


“Get to Know Us Before You Need Us”


10 AM – 3 PM

at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center


Readjustment Counseling
Reintegration Support & Information
PTSD Counseling
Basic Emergency Preparedness
Employment Counseling/Job Referral
Family Support
Insurance Benefits
Access to Other Service Providers
Emergency Financial & Legal Assistance

Food & Refreshments! Face Painting & Fun Kids Activities Too!

(Free to the Public)