Families helping families. That is what Health Force, a family owned and operated company in Cheektowaga is all about, and it’s one reason why they feel so compelled to support danceability.
Founded in 1985, Health Force offers home care and community care options tailored to the needs of each individual they serve. Their number one goal is to ensure their clients are able to stay in their homes instead of a nursing home or hospital. Whether you need assistance for a few hours a week or require round-the-clock care, Health Force covers it all. The caring and compassionate staff at Health Force is committed to making a difference in the lives of their clients and ensuring they receive the best care available.
Health Force has been recognized for numerous years as being one of the “Best Places to Work” in WNY, and that stems from the dedication of Health Force President, Patricia Krall-Dwyer.
I had the chance to sit down with Pat recently at the Health Force offices to learn more about the connection between Health Force and danceability. Since danceability’s inception in 2007, Health Force has been danceability’s biggest supporter, donating very generously each year and sending staff to volunteer & attend our events. Pat also served as danceability’s first Chairman of the Board of Directors.
“My daughter was a dancer growing up, and when she moved on to do other things I really missed all the recitals, classes and costumes. I started volunteering with the special needs population, which is where I met Robin and Christine (the Co-Executive Directors of danceability). They came to me with an idea to open a special needs dance studio, and it was a no brainer to get involved.” Pat told me.
“What amazes me about danceability is how they are a small grassroots organization that receives no funding from the government, and they offer an incredible service to their dancers. When those dancers step out on stage for the end of year performance, it speaks volumes to the dedication and talents of all the teachers and volunteers.”
Pat encourages other local businesses to get involved with danceability, and can see firsthand what Health Force donations support. As Pat spoke, you could feel the pride in her voice, and it was evident how much she loved danceability by the numerous danceability frames and cards around her office. She is already looking forward to the Annual Performance coming up in May and encourages everyone in the community to check it out.
“It’s often that the small grassroots organizations make the biggest change.” Pat said. “Health Force is proud to be able to continue to support danceability. They have been a wonderful organization to watch grow and we look forward to what is next!”