Health and wellness
Parkinson’s Disease Support: Group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Call 478-5569 for information.
Living with Diabetes: Two-session diabetes self-management education program meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, A-5 Conference Room, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Preregistration is required by calling 278-4102.
Breastfeeding support: Group meets at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. For info, call 278-4623.
ALS Awareness: The ALS Association Upstate new York Chapter will host an education and awareness meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, in the first-floor boardroom at the Dent Neurological Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For information, contact Arlene Justinger, care services coordinator for Western New York, at 860-1947 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diabetes support: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Room 723A, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. For information, call 745-7149.
Brain injury support: For individuals who have sustained a mild to moderate brain injury, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Headway of WNY, 2635 Delaware Ave (enter at Suite B); Rural Communities group meets at the same time at DeGraff Memorial Hospital, 445 Tremont St., North Tonawanda.
Taking Charge of Your Diabetes: Education class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Preregistration is required by calling 298-2297.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy: Talk presented by Nurse Practitioner Andrea Rosati, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Call 298-2145 for registration.
The Healing Power of Writing: free program runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Research and Information Commons, Room 120, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. Charles Sabatino and Cheryl Nosek, of Daemen, will help those who attend write better to find more meaning and inner peace in your life. To register, call the Cancer Wellness Center at 694-1395.
Kidney talk: 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls. Learn how kidneys function and the causes of chronic kidney disease; how medications, diet and nutrition work together to help keep you healthy; how to manage other related health conditions including diabetes and hypertension. Free. To register, call 871-8103 or visit kidneysmart.org/class.
Women’S Cancer program: Catholic Health WomenCare will present a free, dinner program, “Ask Us Anything About Breast and Ovarian Cancer,” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. The event invites women to participate in a candid discussion with breast cancer specialist Dr. Ronald Bauer and gynecologic oncologist Dr. Pankaj K. Singhal, who will address risk factors, prevention and emerging information on the latest diagnostic and treatment options for the two types of cancer. The program and dinner are free and open to women of all ages. Seating is limited and registration is required. To hold a spot, please call HealthConnection at 447-6205.
Tai chi: For seniors, 10 a.m. Monday, West Seneca Senior Center.
DIAPHRAGMATIC Breathing Workshop: 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine, 100 College Parkway, Suite 100, Williamsville. Discover the importance of the breath and the essential link to cultivating a positive relationship between the body and the mind, one that relieves physical muscle tension and pain, reduces anxiety while improving mood, and enhancing concentration. Bring a yoga mat. Cost is $15; visit buffspine.com to register.
Fitness info: Best Fitness, a local health club with locations in Buffalo and Tonawanda, will be at the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of January to help educate the local community about health and wellness. For more info, visit bestfitness.net.
JCC Fitness Day: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. next Saturday, Jewish Community Center Holland Building (only), 787 Delaware Ave.; Event will offer half-hour samples of every group fitness class taught by each instructor as well as health and fitness assessments with the personal training staff. There also will be two short presentations about youth fitness and the facility’s new health coaching program.
Winter Market at Horsefeathers: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, first floor and lower level of the Horsefeathers Market & Residences, 346 Connecticut St.; wide variety of local products including fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, wine, biscotti, cookies, homemade dog treats, jams, soaps, chocolates and pasta.
Taking Control of Your Weight and Your Life: Free talk by Drs. Dang Tuan Pham and Bala Thatigotla, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Call 278-4400 to register.
Healthy Start for the New Year: Talk from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. Free and open to the public. Presented by Rachel Miller, certified holistic health coach and personal trainer, who will discuss how to lose weight and keep it off while adopting a healthier lifestyle one step at a time. For more info, call the library at 693-4132.
Family Days: Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Healthy Zone Fieldhouse, Ralph C. Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park. Families can partake in interactive drills and games at the indoor practice facility of the Buffalo Bills. Continues Feb. 8 and 15. Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY. For more info, visit bcbswny.com/play.
Community Health Day: Sponsored by Independent Health, families get free admission and special programs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway. See several interactive exhibits and learn more about dental hygiene. Adults can get free cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings, and UNYTS will conduct a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; for more info, visit sciencebuff.org.
After Hours Event: Meet members of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St.; RSVP to the free event by calling 250-0994 or emailing email@example.com.
Grief share: Support for those who’ve lost a loved one, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, sixth floor, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.
Grief share: Support for those who’ve lost a loved one, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mental Health Association in Niagara County, 36 Pine St., Lockport.
Suicide Prevention: Theme is “Asking the Right Questions” at this free event, which is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, WNED-TV, 140 Lower Terrace. Includes talk by Renae Carapella-Johnson, a mental health counselor and survivor of suicide; a showing of the video “Reaching Out,” and a panel discussion. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Presented by the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Erie County.