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HEALTH NOTES

The Memory Walk, a fund-raiser for the Alzheimer's Association, will be held at three Western New York sites in upcoming weeks. The 13th annual Erie County Memory Walk will be held Saturday in the Buffalo Zoo and Delaware Park. The first Niagara County walk is Sept. 29 at Artpark in Lewiston, and the first Southern Tier walk is Oct. 27 beginning at Olean Open MRI, Olean. Food, games, clowns, music and family entertainment are all part of the Memory Walk. Call Neil Dengler at 656-8448 or (800) 273-6737.

The American Lung Association has two Freedom from Smoking classes starting. The Schofield Residence, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, hosts a Monday session beginning Monday and continuing Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Another class begins next Tuesday in Hamburg Town Hall, S. 6100 South Park Ave., also meeting Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Both classes meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $60. Call 691-5864 to register.

Wellness Walk 2001, benefiting the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, New York Division, and the Erie Community College Medical Assistance Fund for Students, begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Erie Community College South Campus, Orchard Park. The walk features live music by LaKrema, free food, and T-shirts for the first 100 walkers. Call 675-8088.

An exercise program designed for people will arthritis begins Monday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Town of Tonawanda. Called PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise), the session meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays. To register, call Gary Klenk at 691-0654.

A free program on the principles of geriatric care begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Schofield Residence, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. It is presented by Dr. Robert Stall, Schofield medical director. To reserve a seat, call 874-1566, Ext. 316.

Cannot distribute vertically A blood mobile and health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in St. John Kanty's, 101 Swinburne. Those interested in donating, can call John Siejak at 685-0646.

The Lupus Foundation of Western New York is holdings its sixth annual walk-along beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday in Como Park, Lancaster. The event features live entertainment, music and a complimentary lunch from the Outback Steakhouse. Call 835-7161.

A variety of general health programs are sponsored by Catholic Health Systems this month. Women's Weigh, an eight-week weight-management program, begins Thursday, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Town of Tonawanda; Body Shop, an eight-week program for adolescents and their parents, begins 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Jewish Community Center, 787 Delaware Ave.; Humor Can Relieve Stress is a seminar topic at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Town of Tonawanda. Support groups, including infertility, headache, breast cancer, prostate cancer, incontinence and the Better Breathing Club, are also available. Call 447-6205.

Support group meetings, with telephone numbers to call for information, include adult diabetes, 2 p.m. today in the Northtowns Medical Centre, 8750 Transit Road, East Amherst. Call 505-6748 to register. . . . Circle of Daughters, 7:30 p.m. Monday in St. Joseph Hospital, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. Call Day Cummings at 648-6898. . . . breast cancer, 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston. Call 284-4084. . . . Helping Other People Endure, 7 p.m. Mondayin Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston. Call 298-2145.

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