Recorded Classes

Understanding Veterans Benefits

Find out about the federal, state, and local benefits for which veterans, current service members, and their families may be eligible.

Instructor: Daniel Ratka, Veterans Service officer, Erie County Veterans Service Agency

*This is a recording of the live streaming session that took place on October 18, 2021. 

Coping with Grief & Loss: Caring for Grieving Grandchildren

Supporting children as they grieve is instrumental to their understanding of life and relationships. Join us in exploring how grief looks different for children, how to approach difficult conversations, and how to support them during such confusing times. Practical strategies and useful resources will be available.

Instructor: Anna VanDien, LCSW, Coordinator, Wilson Support Center & Hospice Bereavement Services

*This is a recording of the live streaming session that took place on October 14, 2021. 

All Things Travel with AAA

Join AAA Travel experts to learn about current travel trends, safety information, and day trip locations where you can peep the beautiful fall foliage. Get the latest travel information in this informative session.

Instructors: Elizabeth Carey, Director of Public Relations and Corporate Communications; Kevin Bloom, Senior Travel Advisor, AAA Western and Central New York

*This is a recording of the live streaming session that took place on October 13, 2021. 

Going Places

Learn about the transportation options available for older adults in Erie County. We’ll discuss eligibility, registration, and scheduling.

Instructor: Scott Freudenheim, Principal Dispatcher, Erie County Department of Senior Services

*This is a recording of the live streaming session that took place on October 7, 2021. 

The Electoral College: Why was it created Do we still need it?

5 times in our history a candidate for the Presidency won the popular vote but lost the Presidency because of the electoral college. This class will look at the compromise the founding fathers reached that resulted in the creation of the electoral college. Then we will consider if this system is still needed and relevant. Instructor: Len Lenihan, Political Analyst; former community and political leader *This is a recording of the live streaming session that took place on July 16, 2021. 

Biden's Administration and New South Asian and Middle Eastern Realities

Historically close relations with the Middle Eastern countries have impacted the foreign policy of all countries belonging to South Asia with great economic impact on the whole world. Instructor: Faizan Haq, communication department faculty, Buffalo State College; founding president, Western New York Muslims *This is a recording of the live streaming session that took place on July 15, 2021. 

History of the Buffalo Mafia

Examine the crime unit from its formation in Sicily, its emergence in Western New York, to its demise as the 20th century came to a close. Instructor: Lee Coppola, retired journalist, assistant US attorney, academic dean *This is a recording of the live streaming session that took place on July 16, 2021. 

The Arts and the Art of Healing

Learn how Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center brings the soothing impact of art, music, and storytelling to patients and visitors. Instructors: Cynthia Schwartz, Director, Alliance Foundation Ambassador Program and William Vogel, Roswell Park Art Coordinator This is a recording of the live streaming session that took place on July 14, 2021. 

Feeling Well While Knowing Food

We'll discuss the role of food in patient care and identify certain foods that can help in building immune systems and managing weight. Instructor: Riffat Sadiq, MD, president and CEO of WNY Medical, PC *This is a recording of the live streaming session that took place on July 15, 2021. 

Is PT for Me?

Hear the advantages of physical therapy and how just a few sessions can lessen your pain and improve your quality of life. Instructor: Jeannethe King, PT, DPT, ATC, Excelsior Orthopaedics *This is a recording of the live streaming session that took place on July 13, 2021.