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HEALTH NOTES

A free 30-minute tour and consultation is being offered at the Neurotherapy Center of Buffalo through October. To schedule an appointment, call 565-9381.

The Metropolitan chapter of Us Too! of Western New York, a prostate education group, has invited four doctors from the state Health Department to discuss "the challenges of reliable PSA testing," at 7 p.m. next Tuesday in the Veterans Hospital, 3495 Bailey Ave., Room 1109C. Call the hotline at 515-3933.

A free demo class on easy chair tai chi, a form of seated exercise specially designed for those with medical problems, takes place Monday in the Bill Adams Martial Arts and Fitness Centers, 1380 French Road, Depew. Call 668-5004.

"Family Fitness Matters," a fitness and nutrition program for ages 8 to 16, begins next Tuesday. The classes meet for one hour sessions twice weekly. Times are 5 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays in Daemen College or 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays in SportFocus Physical Therapy in Orchard Park. For info, call Mary Jean Taylor at 839-8554.

A six-week "Freedom from Smoking Program" meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays beginning next Tuesday through Nov. 6 in St. Joseph Hospital, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. To register, call the American Lung Association at 691-5864.

Baker Victory Services presents a lecture on "Depression in Children and Adolescents: What Parents Need to Know," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Hospital Community Room, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. For reservations, call 828-9313.

The Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center is offering support groups for the speech and hearing impaired. The Aphasia Therapeutic Support Group meets at 1:30 p.m. every Thursday. The Laryngectomee Therapeutic support group, for those who have had their voicebox removed, meets at 2 p.m. Oct. 12 and 26. The class "Adjusting to Amplification," will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 5. All classes are held in the center, 50 E. North St. For information, call 885-8318.

The New York State Department of Health offers free and confidential HIV counseling and testing at various Buffalo-area sites. Call 847-4520 or (800) 962-5064.

Alcoholics Anonymous offers counseling services. Call 853-0388.

The Alzheimer's Association offers weekly support groups at locations throughout Western New York. Call 656-8448 or see the Web site: www.alzwny.org.

Support group meetings with telephone numbers to call for information, include dizziness and balance disorders, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, White House Conference Center in Medaille College. Call 886-2305 . . . rheumatoid arthritis, 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Arthritis Foundation, 462 Evans St. Call 628-0333.

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