Health and wellness
Fibromyalgia Support: Group meets at 1 p.m. today in Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. For more info, call Lisa at 298-5481.
autism talk: “Risk Factors and New Research,” Sunday. 4:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. presentation, Crossroads Christian Church, 1050 Girdle Road, East Aurora. Bring a plant-based dish to share (no eggs, milk, cheese, meats or fish). Call Eileen at 655-5149 or Bob at 822-3540.
Smoking Cessation Class: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Sept. 16, 23 and 30, Earl W. Brydges Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls. Sessions will be facilitated by Community Health Worker Cassandra Jackson and Heather Bashaw of Roswell Park Cancer Institute. For info or to register, call 278-4604.
bariatric surgery support: Drs. Dang Tuan Pham and Bala Thatigotla of Niagara Metabolic & Bariatric Services will offer a monthly support group starting at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Future meetings will be held the second Monday of each month. Both pre- and post-operative patients are welcome.
Alzheimer’s Support: Group meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Family Room of Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence, 5285 Lewiston Road, Lewiston. Contact Phyllis Ham for info at 298-3735.
Take Charge of Your Diabetes: with Registered Dietitian Deb Hoffman, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Room 249. Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. To register, call 298-2297.
women’s health fundraiser: 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls. The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host its second annual Sing Sisters Sing Celebrate Women’s Health fundraising event on Wednesday. This year’s event will honor Nancy Gara Cost is $40; register at nfmmc.org or by calling 545-7012 or 525-7625.
intro to accupuncture talk: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by calling 995-3851 or going online to schofieldcare.org.
memory care support: Alzheimer’s support group at 3 p.m. Wednesday and daughter’s support group to follow at 5 p.m., Harris Hill Nursing Facility, 2699 Wehrle Drive, Clarence. For more info, contact Sarah Pietrowski at 632-3700 or visitmcguiregroup.com.
Nar-Anon: Family support for those affected by someone else’s addiction, 1 and 6:30 p.m. every Thursday, Good Shepherd Community of Faith, 187 Southside Parkway. Use side door from the parking lot. For more info, call the Rev. Barbara Hulsing at 655-3463 or 574-0164.
kidney disease education: 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Eggertsville-Snyder Public Library, 4622 Main St., Snyder. Learn how kidneys function and the causes of chronic kidney disease; how to manage related health conditions including diabetes and hypertension; and what treatment choices are available. Call 523-9604.
Northtown Parkinson’s Support: Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville. “Living Well with Parkinson’s” will be presented by Susan Nichter, a physician’s assistant with Buffalo Medical Group and a member of the board of directors of the National Parkinson’s Foundation WNY Chapter. For more info, call 689-1559.
Vascular Disease & Cancer Screening Day: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Saturday, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Free screening includes tests for carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Other screening tests will be offered for breast and thyroid cancer. Participants will also receive a complimentary consultation with a vascular specialist to review their test results. Participants must meet eligibility requirements and appointments are necessary. Call Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at 447-6205.
Wound Center Symposium: “Multi-System Approach to Wound Healing,” 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday, Conference Center in Niagara Falls. Registration fee is $25; CME and CE credits are approved for the conference. For registration or info call Elizabeth at 298-3012.
Living with Diabetes: Two-session diabetes self-management program starts 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Saturday, Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Preregistration is required. Call 278-4102 to register.
agent orange talk: 2 to 4 p.m. next Saturday, Kittinger Building, Room K-100, Erie Community College North Campus, Main Street and Youngs Road, Williamsville. Educational meeting for Vietnam veterans and their families. National reps from Vietnam Veterans of America will attend the meeting.
walking on Wednesdays: Noon Wednesday, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Walks start in Kaminski Park outside Roswell Park Cancer Institute and take a different route each week through September.
tai chi: Exercise for seniors, 10 and 10:45 a.m. Monday and Friday, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca. For more info, call 675-9288. Free for Erie County residents.
Elmwood-Bidwell farmers’ market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and every Saturday through mid-December, Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway. Visit www.elmwoodmarket.org.
Food addicts in recovery: Are you having a hard time controlling the way you eat? Severely overweight? Underweight? Bulimic or obsessed with food or weight? FA offers help and hope and will host a free community information meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Hamburg Wesleyan Church, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. FA is free and open to all women, men, and teens who want to stop eating addictively. For a list of regular, weekly meetings in the Buffalo area, visit foodaddicts.org.
Gluten-Free Diet Support: 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. next Saturday, Mount Mercy Academy, Abbott and Potter roads, South Buffalo. Meeting includes a presentation on sleep disorders. For more info, visit buffaloglutenfree.org.
tour de farms: 35-mile bike tour of urban and rural farms, 9 a.m. next Saturday, to benefit Massachusetts Avenue Project urban farm operations. Registration starts at 7 a.m. at the MAP farm on Buffalo’s West side and bikers also can start at the halfway point, Bippert’s Farm on Clinton Street in Elma. Tour ends at Oles Farm in Alden and will be followed by a harvest dinner. Cost is $40; $35 for GObike Buffalo members and $25 for those only interested in the harvest dinner. Sponsors include Independent Health and The Buffalo News.
Cardio Craze Wellness Walk: next Saturday, starts in Academy Park, Lewiston. Casual 2-mile through Artpark and the Village of Lewiston. For registration forms, call 298-2146 or register at 8 a.m. day of the walk at Academy Park.
Monarch butterfly program: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today, Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, 565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ont. Program is part of admission costs $13.50 for adults (Canadian, ages 13+), $8.80 for children (6 to 12 years), and children 5 and under are free.
Loss program: 7 p.m. Monday, Lifetree Café, 1570 Niagara Falls Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parenting Classes: “Families in Transition,” 10-week workshop series for the parents of infants and toddlers, Starts 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Sponsored by Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) and the Niagara County Department of Social Services. Free. Call 278-4623 to register.