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HEALTH NOTES

"Beyond Compulsive Overeating," a six-week workshop for people with a history of chronic dieting and compulsive overeating, will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 in Hoover Middle School, Town of Tonawanda. To register, call Health Alliance at 629-8451.

Peripheral vascular disease free screenings for people experiencing leg pain are being held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Wednesday in Mercy Diagnostic & Treatment Center, 550 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Reservations are required; call 447-6205.

Free prostate cancer screenings for men over age 45 who have not had a digital rectal exam in the past year will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in Marian Professional Center, 515 Abbott Road. Reservations are required; call 447-6205.

A program on long-term care options, including Hospice care, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Hwy., Getzville. To register, call 504-1855.

A senior exercise demonstration and presentation by an audiologist on vertigo and dizziness highlight a "Feeling Fit" program to be presented by Independent Health from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday in the Boulevard Mall food court area. For information, call (800) 501-3439 and press 4.

A senior health fair featuring free health screenings, cooking and exercise demonstrations and information about People Inc. senior services and home health care will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Elmwood Health Center, 2128 Elmwood Ave.

"Problems With Toilet Training and Bed-wetting," a Baker Victory Services free Lunch and Learn program, will be held at 12:30 p.m. next Tuesday in Mercy Hospital. Reservations are suggested; call 828-9313.

A free tai chi program focusing on health improvement and a karate demonstration will be presented at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in Bill Adams Martial Arts & Fitness, 1380 French Road, Depew. For information, call 668-5004.

A rheumatology symposium for health care professionals will be presented by the Arthritis Foundation from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 28 in Sheraton Four Points Hotel, Cheektowaga. Registration is required; call 626-0333.

Support group meetings, with telephone numbers to call for information, include stuttering, 7 p.m. Wednesday in 141 Park Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus, 838-3999 . . . osteoporosis, 10 a.m. Wednesday in Beechwood Residence, Getzville, Michelle Wysocki at 862-2663 . . . Alzheimer's caregivers, 7 p.m. Thursday in Weinberg Campus, Getzville, Nancy Ott or Beverly Kubala at 639-3311, Ext. 250 or 469 (advance arrangements may be made for care of a loved one in order to attend the meeting) . . . Circle of Daughters for women who when under age 20 lost a mother, 7:30 p.m. Monday in St. Joseph Hospital, 648-6898 . . . grief after death of a loved one, 7 p.m. Monday in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, 298-2145, and 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, Amherst, 688-5678 or Chris Wachowicz at 741-2393 . . . breast cancer, 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 284-4084 . . . ovarian cancer, 7 p.m. next Tuesday in Southgate Plaza community room above Ames Department Store, 675-8088.

Arthritis Foundation support group meetings in headquarters at 462 Evans St., Williamsville, include rheumatoid arthritis, 6 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Sept. 27, and osteoarthritis, 6 p.m. Sept. 27. For information, call 626-0333.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute will begin a series of monthly "Patient Care at End-of-Life" programs at 5 p.m. Monday in the hospital. The series for physicians, residents, fellows, nurses and other health care professionals will focus on understanding legal, ethical and cultural issues of caring for terminally ill patients. For information, call 845-3095.

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