Buffalo Seniors Defying the Odds
Featured on 2021 Buffalo 60 Strong Calendar

 

Meet the twelve Buffalo residents in their sixties chosen to be featured on an exclusive 2021 calendar that highlights events and activities around Buffalo, and serves as a roadmap to good health. A panel of celebrity judges selected the Buffalo 60 Strong Ambassadors because they have overcome major health issues, lost or cared for loved ones and reached new levels of fitness. Each one has an inspirational story to tell.

Buffalo 60 Strong is a celebration of grit and resilience that is sponsored by Buffalo Medical Group physicians. Senior Care Advantage ONE is a new program based on the vision that seamless and greater coordination of care is required to optimally care for senior patients. It is designed to keep Buffalo seniors active and help them navigate the complexities of Medicare coverage and other healthcare decisions, which is why the calendar will include important timeline information regarding Medicare signup deadlines.

Meet Our 60 Strong Winners

Lynette Barney

Lynette Barney

Mary Bonner

Mary Bonner

Gerald Buchholtz

Gerald Buchholtz

Karen Calandra

Karen Calandra

George Cretekos

George Cretekos

Linda Gellman

Linda Gellman

Jill Gonzalez

Jill Gonzalez

Dean Hyder

Dean Hyder

Ronald Killinger

Ronald Killinger

Shaila Kokil

Shaila Kokil

Kim McWilson

Kim McWilson

James 'Ozzie' Osiadlo

James “Ozzie” Osiadlo

Special thanks to our group of luminary judges who met virtually over Zoom to select the winners of the Buffalo 60 Strong contest. 

Patrick Kaler

Patrick Kaler, President & CEO of Visit Buffalo Niagara

Elizabeth Licata

Elizabeth Licata, Editor-in-Chief at Buffalo Spree magazine

Ellen E. Grant

Ellen E. Grant, PhD, LCSW-R, Deputy Mayor of Buffalo

Keith Radford

Keith Radford, news anchor at ABC 7 Eyewitness News

Heather Ly

Heather Ly, news anchor/reporter at WGRZ