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Schofield Adult Wellness Center at the Schofield Residence Nursing Facility, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, will host a free program by the Sleep Center of WNY titled "Sleep Disorders" at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Call 995-3851 or visit www.schofieldcare.org for reservations.

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Brian Mohr from the Erie County Sheriff's Domestic Violence Unit will discuss "Personal Safety" at a meeting of the Northtowns Osteoporosis Support Group at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville. Free. For information, call 862-2663.

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The Cancer Wellness Center and Daemen College will present a free program on "The Healing Power of Meditation and Tibetan Singing Bowls" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Daemen's Research and Information Commons, Room 101, 4380 Main St., Snyder. Justine Tutuska and Phil Dissek will demonstrate the healing power of meditation. Drs. Charles Sabatino and Cheryl Nosek will explore ways to flourish when faced with obstacles. To register, call 694-1395.

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Evening classes of tai chi modified stances for sore knees are being offered by the Arthritis Foundation. Sessions will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursdays (April 19 to June 7) in the Hillview Elementary School gym, 11 Pleasantview Drive, Lancaster. For information, call 686-3262; to register online, visit: www.lancasterschools.org and click on "community education."

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The Living Healthy with Kidney Disease support group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the third-floor conference room in Erie County Medical Center, 462 Grider St. All kidney, dialysis and transplant patients, as well as donor families, living donors and supporters are welcome. For information, call Barbara Breckinridge at 885-7215 or Dan Tomczak at 553-6055.

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The Upstate New York Affiliate of Lupus Alliance of America will hold a seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Speaking will be: Dr. Julian L. Ambrus, "What Is An Autoimmune Disease?"; Physician assistant Alicia B. Hermanson, "Fibromyalgia and the Lupus Patient"; attorney Jeffrey Freedman, "Applying for Social Security Disability When You Have Lupus." Volunteer and scholarship awards will be presented; lunch will be served. Cost is $10. Registration deadline is today; call 835-7161.

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"Transitions of Care Workshop," a free program sponsored by Erie County Caregiver Coalition and Catholic Health Life, will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room, 55 Melroy Ave., Lackawanna. Speakers will talk about continuing-care options, how to determine if an elderly family member can live safely at home, what assisted living is, when long-term placement is the best choice. Supervision is available for memory-impaired adults; inquire when making required reservations at 447-6205, 858-2177 or email: caregiver@erie.gov. A complimentary lunch and resource fair will be held from 12:15 to 1 p.m.

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"New Insights and Treatments for Leukemia," a free educational conference, will be held at 6 p.m. next Tuesday in the White Inn, 53 E. Main St., Fredonia. Dr. Eunice Wang of Roswell Park Cancer Institute will discuss new and emerging therapies for chronic and acute leukemia and the role of clinical trials in the advancement of leukemia treatments. Registration and a complimentary dinner will be offered from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Registration deadline is today; call 834-2578, Ext. 4667 or (800) 784-2368 by April 17.

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Support groups and phone numbers to call for information include: Co-Dependents, fellowship of men and women whose purpose it is to develop healthy relationships, 7:30 p.m. today, Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Eggertsville, 864-0746 or 609-3022; anxiety self-help, 11 a.m. today, participants must be chem-free and refrain from using scented items while in the building, WNYIL, 3108 Main St., 836-0822, Ext. 118; Gam-Anon, for family and friends of gamblers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Weinberg Campus, 2700 N. Forest Road, Amherst, 254-4941; Reformers Unanimous faith-based addictions program, 7 p.m. Friday, Hedstrom Baptist Church, 55 Losson Road, Cheektowaga, 818-1012; Alcoholics Anonymous First Step, 8 p.m. Friday, auditorium, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 278-4569; Alcoholics Anonymous International Group, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 278-4569; Narcotics Anonymous, 5 p.m. Sunday, Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 278-4569.