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Respiratory workshop series are conducted on an ongoing basis in Kenmore Mercy Hospital for persons bothered by coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Topics include breathing techniques, nutrition, medications, energy conservation and respiratory irritants. For information, call 447-6205.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, New York State chapter, will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. in Ames Department Store community room, Southgate Plaza. New members, their families and friends are welcome to attend. Free pamphlets about ovarian cancer and newsletters will be available. For information, call 675-8088.

Common knee injuries, prevention techniques and treatments will be discussed by a representative of Western New York Physical Therapy at 7 p.m. Thursday in Village Glen Tennis & Fitness Club, 162 Mill St., Williamsville. The program is free but reservations are required; call 633-1635.

"Building New Relationships While Maintaining the Old," a workshop for adults who have lost a partner to death or divorce, and for grandparents who have a parenting role, will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. Registration is required; call 836-6460.

"Smoke Free & Healthy," a six-session smoking cessation class conducted over 10 weeks, will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. in Sheridan Healthcare Center, 300 Two Mile Creek Road, Town of Tonawanda. For information or to make reservations, call 447-6205.

"Reducing the Risk and Harm of HIV," a three-day training course for health and human service providers, will be held Feb. 3 to 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at AIDS Community Services, 206 S. Elmwood Ave. The course was developed by the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute and is offered by the Center for the Development of Human Services and AIDS Community Services of Western New York. For information, call Anne Hartley Pfohl at 876-7600, Ext. 267.

Tai chi classes for beginners will begin Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. in Medaille College and continue for eight sessions. For fee information and to register, call 884-3281, Ext. 208.

American Red Cross health and safety courses are conducted at locations in Buffalo and Western New York. For information or a schedule of February programs, call 878-2387.

"Energize Your Life With Three Keys to Living Long and Well" is the topic of a talk by Dorothy Levitt, coordinator of the Erie County Department of Senior Services Wise and Well Program, today at 6:30 p.m. in Wynwood Commons of Kenmore, 2971 Delaware Ave. For reservations, call Linda at 874-3200.

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