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Schofield Adult Wellness Center in the Schofield Residence Nursing Facility, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, will host a free program titled "Laughter Yoga" at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Dawn Werner will lead the class that combines gentle stretching, breathing and simulated laughter. Call 995-3851 or visit www.schofieldcare.org for reservations.

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A Blood Cancer Family Support group meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Gilda's Club WNY, 1140 Delaware Ave. Registration is requested for new members. The meeting is open to patients, family members and friends dealing with a diagnosis of lymphoma or leukemia. For information or to register, contact Coleen Jones at coleen.jones@lls.org or 834-2578, Ext. 4667.

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"Advances in Joint Replacement" will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Williamsville Diagnostic Center, 400 International Drive, Williamsville. Dr. Joseph Falcone, chief of orthopedic surgery at Sisters of Charity Hospital, will talk about total knee and hip replacement surgery and what to expect during the recovery and rehabilitation phases. The program is free but requires preregistration at 447-6205.

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"Living with Diabetes," a two-session program of self-management classes, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and June 23 in the Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Registration is required; call 278-4102.

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The ALS Association will hold a support group meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the first-floor board room of Dent Neurological Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. A representative from ALS' Care Services department will talk about results from Advocacy in Washington, D.C., and a presenter from Hospice Buffalo will speak about how hospice care is beneficial to people with ALS. For more information, contact Becky Colville at 860-1947 or rcolville@alsaupstateny.org.

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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; breast-feeding, 12:30 p.m. Monday, Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 278-4623.