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Ranzenhofer to hold safety check for child car seats in Amherst

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will hold a free car seat safety check next Saturday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at Main-Transit Fire Department, 6777 Main Street in Williamsville.

 

“Every parent knows installing their child’s car seat isn’t as easy as a click of a seat belt, and the pages and pages of instructions that are included in the box often don’t make it any easier.  With the first day of school right around the corner, I am encouraging parents and grandparents to get their child’s car seat checked,” said Ranzenhofer.

 

August 16, 2013
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Letter to the Editor

Senator Ranzenhofer's Letter to the Editor appeared in the Amherst Bee on August 14, 2013.

 

August 9, 2013

August 14, 2013
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Community Uplift in City of Rochester

Senator Ranzenhofer joins the Southwest Neighborhood Service Center for a Community Uplift. The program has teams of volunteers visit and check-up on their neighbors in different parts of the City of Rochester.

August 13, 2013
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Ranzenhofer promotes healthy living at annual Family Health Fair

Amherst, N.Y.- Senator Ranzenhofer promotes healthy living at his annual Family Health Fair at the Amherst Senior Center.  Over eighty health providers offered free screenings and health information on a wide variety of topics.

August 12, 2013
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More than 80 providers attend 2013 Family Health Fair

Amherst, N.Y.- Over 80 providers participated in Senator Ranzenhofer's 2013 Family Health Fair, offering dozens of free screenings and information on so many important health-related topics.

Photo: (from right to left) Representatives of King's Acupuncture & Wellness Center, Senator Ranzenhofer, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, and Assemblyman Ray Walter.

August 4, 2013
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Over 800 residents stop by 2013 Family Health Fair

Amherst, N.Y. - Over 800 residents stopped by the Amherst Senior Center for Senator Ranzenhofer's 2013 Family Health Fair.  

August 4, 2013
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Hundreds of free screenings completed at Family Health Fair

Amherst, N.Y.- Hundreds of free health screenings were conducted at Senator Ranzenhofer's Family Health Fair:

Around 250 residents participated in a glucose test and cholesterol screening
85 residents were screened for skin cancer  
78 PSA tests were given
85 bone density heel scans were completed 
145 retina scans were conducted

 

 

Photo: UB School of Phramacy student checks Senator Ranzenhofer's blood pressure.

August 4, 2013
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Ranzenhofer announces health information available at 2013 Family Health Fair

Senator Ranzenhofer has announced that information on the following health topics will be available at this year's Family Health Fair:

Stroke Prevention
Chiropractic Care
EPIC
Dental Health
Alzheimer's Disease
Medicare
Substance Abuse
Venous Disease
Nutrition
Heart Disease
Cancer Support
Diabetes
Emergency Preparedness
Health & Wellness
Parkinson's Disease
Empower NY Program
Organ Donation
Celiac Disease
Gluten Free Diet
HEALTHeLink

 

July 24, 2013
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Ranzenhofer announces screenings/services at 2013 Family Health Fair

Senator Ranzenhofer has announced that the following services/screenings will be offered for free at this year's Family Health Fair:

Balance & Strength Assessments
Blood Pressure Checks
Bone Density Heel Scans
Cholesterol Screening
Foot Screening
Glucose Test
Hearing Screening
Medicine/Prescription Review
Mini-Reflexology Sessions
Retina Scans
Prostate Cancer Screening
Skin Cancer Screening

 

Click here for more information about Senator Ranzenhofer's 2013 Family Health Fair. 

July 24, 2013
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Public Service Announcement: Senator Ranzenhofer's Family Health Fair

Senator Ranzenhofer has partnered with Time Warner Cable to encourage residents to take advantage of all of the free health services, screenings and information at the 2013 Family Health Fair.

Click here for more information about Senator Ranzenhofer's Family Health Fair. 

July 23, 2013
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Ranzenhofer to sponsor blood drive at Family Health Fair

Amherst, N.Y. – Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will be sponsoring an open-to-the-public blood drive with Unyts during the Family Health Fair on Saturday, August 3rd  from 9 a.m. to noon at the Amherst Senior Center.  

 

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, residents can contact Unyts at (716) 512-7940.

 

“One person needs blood every two seconds.  Your blood donation helps families, friends and neighbors right here in Western New York and can save up to three lives.  I encourage residents to schedule an appointment to help save lives at my Family Health Fair,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.  

 

July 22, 2013
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Monthly Column: Positive actions taken at end of session

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

 

During the 2013 Legislative Session, the New York State Senate passed 1,408 pieces of legislation, while the State Assembly approved 1,071 bills.  Six hundred fifty bills were approved by both the Senate and Assembly, and the Governor will be considering whether or not to sign each and every one into law.

 

While there were many controversial issues often making the front page of the news, I wanted to offer an update on other positive actions taken that are just as important but you may not have heard about in the headlines.

 

Honoring Staff Sergeant Wilson (S3550B)

July 17, 2013
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Q&A at the Amherst Senior Center

Amherst, N.Y. - Senator Ranzenhofer visits the Amherst Senior Center for a question and answer period with seniors.

July 11, 2013
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Public Service Announcement: Summer reading at your local public library

Senator Ranzenhofer has partnered with Time Warner Cable to encourage residents to take advantage of summer reading programs available at local public libraries. 

July 9, 2013
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Over 50 residents attend Senator Ranzenhofer's Meet & Greet in Chili

Chili, NY - Over fifty residents attended Senator Ranzenhofer's Meet & Greet on July 9th.  Senator Ranzenhofer hosted the event at the Chili Public Library to give residents an opportunity to meet with their representative in State government.

July 9, 2013
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Ranzenhofer comments on cyberbullying legislation

Senator Ranzenhofer comments on cyberbullying legislation. The State Senate passed a bill in the last weeks of the 2013 Legislative Session that makes cyberbullying a crime.

July 8, 2013
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Ranzenhofer walks in the Fourth of July parade in Akron

Senator Mike Ranzenhofer walks in the the Fourth of July parade in the village of Akron.

July 4, 2013
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Ranzenhofer summarizes Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013

Senator Ranzenhofer summarizes the provisions of his legislation, the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 (S.5845), before it passes the State Senate. The State Assembly passed the legislation June 21, and the legislation will eventually be delivered to the Governor's desk for his consideration. Click here for more information about the new law.

June 24, 2013
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Ranzenhofer to hold Meet & Greet at Chili Library

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will hold a Meet & Greet on Tuesday, July 9th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Avenue.

 

Senator Ranzenhofer’s Meet & Greet is an opportunity for residents to meet with their representative in State government.

 

“As your State Senator, I place a tremendous value on meeting with and listening to constituents.  Now that the 2013 Legislative Session has concluded, I want to give residents an opportunity to meet me and talk about issues important to our community,” said Ranzenhofer.  “Please join me at my upcoming Meet & Greet where I will provide an update on the 2013-14 State Budget and Legislative Session.”

 

June 24, 2013
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Ranzenhofer offers update on status of bill to rename I-990 after Staff Sgt. Wilson

Senator Ranzenhofer gives an update on the status of legislation to rename a portion of interstate highway 990 after the late Staff Sergeant Wilson. Click here for more information.

June 21, 2013
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