The Healthy Zone Rink in East Aurora will end its season of open skating on Sunday. (Mary Friona-Celani/Special to The News)

Cycle to benefit the Buffalo Niagara YMCA, take a last skate around the Healthy Zone rink and learn how to better address chronic illness this week. They are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here.

TUESDAY

Chronic disease self-management programs: Weekly six-week workshop for those who want to learn how to better manage a chronic disease starts at 12:45 p.m., Town of Niagara Community Center, 7000 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara. Also, a weekly six-week diabetes self-management program starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday at The Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Both Niagara County health department programs are free. To register, call 278-1900.

Alzheimer’s support: 1 p.m. (respite care available), Jamestown Area Medical Associates, 15 S. Main St., Jamestown; 6 p.m., Dent Neurological Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For more info, call 800-272-3900.

Holistic Lecture Series: “Sound Healing 101,” 7 p.m., Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Explore the effects of sound on the body, mind, and soul. Register by calling 689-4922. Free.

WEDNESDAY

Securing Stable Housing: 8:30 a.m., University at Buffalo South Campus Allen Hall, Main Street at Bailey Avenue. Informing the community of the housing hurdles that mental health consumers face and their available solutions.

Osteoporosis support: 10 a.m., Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Join Catholic Health for a free monthly support group for anyone diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia.

Cycle Live: 7:30 p.m., Independent Health Family Branch YMCA, 150 Tech Drive in Amherst. High-intensity workout, accompanied by live, high-energy music, to benefit the 2017 YMCA Annual Campaign. Youth ages 14 and older are welcome to participate. Preregistration is required by calling 839-2543 or stopping in to the branch. $25 per cycler; guests welcome free, however donations will be accepted. The Independent Health Y is working to raise $130,000 to support its outreach and impact throughout the community.

THURSDAY

Good for the Neighborhood: 6 to 7:30 p.m., West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St.  Program will focus on nutrition, showcasing the free vegetable everyone gets for attending, and there will be a raffle for items that include cutting boards and a crock pot. Those who get health screenings will win a prize.

FRIDAY

Ice skating: 7 to 8:45 p.m.; last open skate of the season is 1 to 2:20 p.m. Sunday, 41 Riley St., East Aurora. For more info, visit thinkrink.org. $5; children 4 and under free with paying adult. Skate rental costs $3.

SATURDAY

Invisible Illness Game Night: 6 p.m., Denny’s, 4610 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Peer-to-peer support group for people ages 18 to 45 who suffer from physical “invisible” illnesses. For more info, call 631-9297.

Pilates/Floor Barre: 10:30 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Neglia Conservatory of Ballet, Tri-Main Building, Suite 600, 2495 Main St. Ballet-inspired barre exercises fused with Pilates provides a body sculpting workout. No experience necessary. For more info, visit negliaballet.org. $10-$15.

 

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