Community Concern, which runs a mental health program on Erie Road in Derby, offers a Clozaril clinic for people with schizophrenia. Clozaril is a relatively new drug for schizophrenics who have not responded to other medications. With limited public transportation serving as a barrier to treatment for many southern Erie County residents, Community Concern officials say they may be able to help with transportation. Clozaril also is available at Buffalo General Hospital, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo Psychiatric Center and Spectrum Human Services.
Free flu shots and health screenings will be offered during "Ways to Wellness," a health education and outreach seminar Saturday in First Shiloh Baptist Church, 15 Pine St. Topics include nutrition, diabetes, breast cancer, AIDS, hypertension, smoking, food shopping and food preparation. Registration is necessary; call 689-2739 or 838-6389.
Pediatric seminars at Century Cafeteria & Family Conference Center, 301 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga, include "Feeding and Sleep Struggles With Toddlers," Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.; summer and winter allergies, Sunday at 3 p.m., and chiropractic care for children, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. For information, call 631-1007.
Glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings will be conducted Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. in Corfu Family Care Center, 18 E. Main St., Corfu; for appointments, call 599-4111.
A natural family planning introductory session on using the ovulation method to achieve or avoid pregnancy will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston. To register, call 298-2296.
A class for persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will be held Friday from noon to 4 p.m. in Tri-County Memorial Hospital, Gowanda. To register, call 532-3377, Ext. 2102.
Psoriasis control and treatment alternatives will be discussed Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Buffalo Family Practice, 3671 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. To register, call 652-7073, Ext. 122.
"Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired," a luncheon and symposium on the psychological issues that people with chronic illness deal with on a daily basis, will be presented Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Hearthstone Manor, Cheektowaga. For information, call the Arthritis Foundation at 837-8600.
"Rape and Assault Prevention," a free seminar, will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. in Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. For information, call Brian Hulse at 839-3020.
Prostate cancer screenings will be conducted Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon in Akron Family Care Center, 16 Main St., Akron. Cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose also will be tested. For appointments, call 542-9300.
"Coping With Everyday Stress" is the topic of a program Monday at 2 p.m. in Buffalo General Hospital. For information, call 859-1890.
A diabetes management program will be conducted in three daily sessions, starting next Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston. To register, call 298-2145.
"ABCs of Common Digestive Disorders: Acid and Bacteria Are Culprits," a free lecture, will take place next Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Buffalo General Hospital. For reservations, call (888) 224-3284.
A breast cancer awareness program will be presented next Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in Northwest Buffalo Community Health Care Center, 155 Lawn Ave. For information, call 875-2904.
A free skin care demonstration will be presented Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. in Center for Plastic Surgery, 5611 Main St., Williamsville. For reservations, call 631-8500.
Narcotics Anonymous is a support group for persons recovering from drug addiction. For information, call 878-2316.
Other support group meetings include stuttering, Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Park Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus; a stuttering workshop will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Park Hall; for information, call (800) 364-1677 . . . multiple sclerosis, Monday at 7 p.m. in Eagles Hall, 6614 Lincoln Ave., Lockport; for information, call Brenda Brauer at 439-4269 . . . endometriosis, Monday at 7 p.m. in Sisters Hospital; call Elaine at 693-2045 . . . sickle cell disease, next Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Buffalo General Hospital, for information, call 859-1890 . . . perinatal loss, next Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, subsequent pregnancy after a loss will be discussed; for information, call Kathleen Skipper at 568-6653 . . . lupus, next Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center; a rheumatologist will speak . . . diabetes, next Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in Northwest Buffalo Community Health Care Center, 155 Lawn Ave. . . . breast cancer, next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston; call the American Cancer Society at 284-4084.