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Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association offers the Family Caregiver Lunchtime Webinar Series, online classes for family members who are caregivers. The series will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, once a month. This week’s class is “Sexuality and Intimacy,” For more information, call (800) 272-3900 or to register, email the chapter at:


Miracle on Wheels provides available information for seniors and others with debilitating medical conditions that severely limit their mobility. Learn how you may be eligible for a power wheelchair at little or no cost. For information about assistance options and qualifications, call (800) 400-4210.


National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County, an education and support organization for families of the mentally ill, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst. Eileen Trigoboff, clinical nurse specialist and director of program evaluation at Buffalo Psychiatric Center, will present “Managing the Stress of Your Family Members Major Mental Illness.” For more information, call 226-6264.


Canine Helpers for the Handicapped Inc., located at 5699 Ridge Road, Lockport, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to training dogs to assist people with disabilities to lead more independent and secure lives. Equipped to match a person with the right dog and train both to become an efficient team whether the need be for hearing, service, mobility (multi-service), seizure-alert, or therapy dogs. For more information, call 433-4035 or email


Western New York Independent Living Inc. offers a support group for people with a bipolar diagnosis. The group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every Monday at its offices located at 3108 Main St. The purpose of the group is to identify and share experiences with peers who also have a bipolar disorder. The group discusses coping mechanisms and issues related to the illness. For more information, call Danielle McMahon at 836-0822, Ext. 170.


Neighborhood Legal Services Inc., a nonprofit civil legal services agency, is providing adult cancer patients and families of pediatric cancer patients access to free civil legal services ranging from assistance with denial of public benefits, family law matters, disability law, housing issues, preparation of advance directives and permanency planning. For more information, call 847-0650, Ext. 420.

Items of timely events may be submitted by fax, 856-5150 or by mail to City Desk, Events for People with Disabilities, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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