Health and wellness
Fibromyalgia Support Group: 1 p.m. today, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5200 Military Road, Lewiston. For more info, call 298-5481.
weight loss surgery: Dr. Dang Tuan Pham will present “Taking Control of Your Weight and Your Life,” a free seminar for those interested in learning about weight-loss surgery, 6 p.m. Monday, Staybridge Suites Buffalo-Airport, 8005 Sheridan Drive, Clarence. To register, call 278-4400 or visit the patient portal at buffaloweightlosssurgery.com.
Breast Cancer Support: “To You It’s All About Cancer (2U ABC),” education and support for and by breast cancer patients and survivors, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, HSBC Community Room, Heart Center of Niagara, 571 10th St. at Walnut Avenue, Niagara Falls. Call 957-8255 for more info.
brain injury support: For individuals who have sustained a mild to moderate brain injury, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and Women’s Peer Support, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Headway of WNY, 2635 Delaware Ave (enter at Suite B).
Living with Diabetes: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Nov. 12 and 13, Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Four-session program, recognized by the American Diabetes Association as meeting the national standards for diabetes self-management education. Preregistration required; call 278-4102.
Taking Charge of Your Diabetes: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5200 Military Road, Lewiston. To register, call 298-2297.
Prostate support: The US TOO! Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Room 301, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Ave.; free to the public, and you do not have to be a veteran to attend. For more info, call 834-9200, Ext. 5169, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday or the group’s hotline at 743-7595.
lupus support: Orientation meeting for those newly diagnosed with lupus, as well as their families and friends, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York office, 3871 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. Free. Reservations required by calling 835-7161.
Wound care talk: And ribbon cutting, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Wound Center of Niagara, 620 10th St., Suite 700, Niagara Falls, directly across the street from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. For info or to schedule an appointment, call 278-4424.
kidney disease education: Learn how kidneys function and the causes of chronic kidney disease; how medications, diet and nutrition work together to help keep you healthy; and how to manage other related health conditions including diabetes and hypertension, 6 p.m. Thursday, Orchard Park Dialysis Center, 3801 Taylor Road, Orchard Park. Free. To register, call 209-7200 or visit kidneysmart.org/class.
Breast cancer screening: 8 a.m. to noon next Saturday, Mercy Ambulatory Care Center, 3669 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. Free. To schedule an appointment, call 447-6205.
tai chi: Exercise for seniors, 10 and 10:45 a.m. Monday and Friday, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca, one mile east of Union Road. For more info, call 675-9288. Free for Erie County residents.
Tai Chi: With Bob White in North Tonawanda, 11 a.m. Monday, DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St.; wear loose comfortable clothes, beginners welcome. Cost is $5 per class.
Dance Moves: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. John’s Grace Church, 51 Colonial Circle. Inspired therapeutic group classes increase your flexibility, tone your muscles, improve your posture and make you feel better. Cost is $8 per class. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 574-5503.
Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St.; free. Call 828-1093 or email email@example.com for more info.
Essentrics: Strengthens the muscles in an elongated position creating to help increase agility, speed of movement, relief of pain and prevention of injuries, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 861 Brighton Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Cost is $10 per class; bring mat. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 604-7536 or visit yourfitguru.com/joykelley.
Six Steps TO Balance: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Schofield Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. $40 for six weeks. Contact email@example.com or 882-0772 for more information.
Elmwood-Bidwell farmers’ market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and every Saturday through mid-December, Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway. For more info, visit elmwoodmarket.org.
talking turkey: Stories, a craft and a game for children ages 5 to 12, 2 to 3 p.m. today, Downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square.
helpmates: “Life Changes” group for helping people through a time of loss, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Peace House, Salem Lutheran Church, 271 Whitfield Ave. For more info, call 824-2787.
dementia care: “Dementia Caregiving During the Holidays,” 10:30 a.m. to noon 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 online at schofieldcare.org. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY.
Parenting Classes: “Families in Transition,” a 10-week workshop series for the parents of infants and toddlers, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room, 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.
homegrown book series: “My True Course” and “Honor Thy Fathers and Mothers: Niagara Frontier’s Legacy of Patriotism and Survival,” talk by Suzanne Simon Dietz, noon Thursday, Downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square.
grant writing registration: Friday is registration deadline for “Non-Profit Grant Resources@Your Library Seminar,” a free workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 13 on grant writing tools available through the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library system. Download a registration form at www.bit.ly/H1QbMc.
Grandparents In Waiting: 7 p.m. Friday, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5200 Military Road, Lewiston. Free. Registered nurse Mary Ruth Baumler will discuss the changes in maternal, child care, the changing role of grandparents, diaper care, day care and child safety. To register, call 298-2145.
Breath of Life Celebration: 8:30 a.m. to noon, next Saturday, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 665 Elm St.; all of those touched by lung cancer or wishing to learn more about this disease is welcome to attend. This free event offers lung cancer patients, survivors, families and friends an opportunity to gain information about new approaches to lung cancer surveillance, treatment, research and survivorship. All those whose lives have been affected by lung cancer are encouraged to attend and join RPCI in kicking off Lung Cancer Awareness Month. To attend, please RSVP by Monday to (877) 275-7724 or by email to ASKRPCI@roswellpark.org. To learn more, visit: www.roswellpark.org/breathoflife.