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Catholic Health is hosting a stroke support group from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room, 55 Melroy Ave., Lackawanna. Attendance is free and open to recently diagnosed stroke patients, long-term stroke survivors, family members and caregivers. This week: “Returning to Hobbies, Sports and Leisure Activities.” The group meets every second Saturday of the month. Light refreshments served. Each meeting will include a guest speaker, group discussion and available resources to help participants better cope with the effects of stroke. For information or to register, call 447-6205 or email:


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 “Activities of Daily Living: Bathing, Mealtime and Dressing.” For more information, call (800) 272-3900 or to register, email the chapter at:


Bornhava Specialized Early Childhood Center, 25 Chateau Terrace, Amherst, offers educational and evaluation services for children from birth through age 5 with developmental disabilities who live in Erie and Niagara counties. A men’s forum and a women’s group are offered on a monthly basis throughout the school year. Both groups give caregivers an opportunity to discuss the challenges and successes they have experienced in raising a child with developmental disabilities. For more information, call Pat at 839-1655.


Native American Community Services, 1005 Grant St., provides assistance to developmentally disabled individuals and their families in both Erie and Niagara counties through the Medicaid Services Coordination Program. Services can be provided to off-reservation Native Americans as well as other Western New York community members. For information, call 874-4460.


ArtsWork, the art and music program sponsored by Autism Services to create a bridge between people with autism and the community at large, has selected artists on view at Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, 340 Delaware Ave. The exhibit opens Friday and runs through April 10. For more information about services and programs offered by Autism Services, visit


SUNY Buffalo State’s Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic offers Stroke and Hope Aphasia Support Group for survivors and their families from 2 to 3 p.m. every Friday in Caudell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Ave. For information, call 878-3530 or 878-5319.

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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