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A Kaleida Health-VNA flu prevention campaign begins Friday and continues through Nov. 30. Flu shots at a cost of $10 are offered to people 18 and older at Tops Markets Pharmacies, Key Bank branches and health and community centers throughout Western New York. Medicare covers the cost for people with Part B coverage, as does Independent Health Encompass 65 and Blue Cross & Blue Shield Senior Blue. For dates and times of flu shot sites, call 862-3588 or visit the Web site

"50-Plus," a health and wellness fair, will be held Saturday in the Schofield Residence, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. For a schedule of the day's events, call Laura Mondello at 874-1566, Ext. 316.

"Sibling Rivalry: Infancy Through Adolescence," a parenting program, will be held Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Hospital. Reservations are required; call 893-7675.

An American Lung Association smoking cessation program will begin Monday at 6 p.m. in St. Joseph Hospital. Registration is required; call 691-5864.

A free seminar on hearing loss and digital technology in hearing aids will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in Sisters Amherst Health Center, 4949 Harlem Road. For reservations, call 839-1884.

"A Quarter-Century of Breakthroughs in Nursing Research," a lecture for nursing professionals, will be given by the dean of Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the Center for Tomorrow, University at Buffalo North Campus.

An American Cancer Society5K walk to benefit breast cancer programs, research and education in Western New York will be held Sunday at the University at Buffalo North Campus, starting with registration at 8:45 a.m. For information, call (800) 743-6724.

Back care programs will be held next Tuesday at 8 a.m. in St. Joseph Hospital, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in Sisters Hospital and Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. in Sisters. Registration is required; call 891-2530 (St. Joseph) or 862-1170 (Sisters).

"Common Stomach Problems: Acid Indigestion and Ulcer" is the topic of a free seminar by the Independent Health Foundation next Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Cheektowaga. Included are free ulcer screenings for H. pylori bacteria, with results given immediately. Reservations are required; call 635-7802 or (800) 247-1466, Ext. 7802.

"Critical Issues in Aging: Estate Planning," a free lecture for seniors and their care-givers, will be presented next Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Kenmore United Methodist Church. Reservations are required; call Nancy Marks at 877-6787.

"A Holistic Journey: Midlife & Beyond," a conference exploring holistic health, complementary medicine and wellness in midlife, will be held Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Registration is required; call Planned Parenthood of Buffalo & County at 831-2200, Ext. 308.

Support group meetings, with telephone numbers to call for information, include stuttering, Wednesday at 7 p.m. in 187 Park Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus, 838-3999 . . aphasia therapeutic for people with difficulty communicating due to neurological illness, every Thursday in October at 1:30 p.m. in Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center, 50 E. North St., 885-8318 . . . menopause, Monday at 7 p.m. in Sisters Hospital, 862-1003 . . . breast cancer, next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Sisters Hospital, 862-1969 . . . incontinence, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in Sisters Hospital, 447-6205.

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