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Health Notes / Events and meetings of community interest

The Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter, presents a discussion on "Reducing Your Risk for Memory Loss" at 6:30 p.m. today in the association office, 2805 Wehrle Drive. The cost is $15. For more information, call 626-0600.

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The American Red Cross will have a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium. Call 278-4440 for an appointment. Walk-ins welcome.

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Participants in a four mile-run and two-mile walk -- to benefit Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity and the new ER1/Heart Center of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center -- may sign in beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, with the run/walk slated to begin at 11 a.m. Registration is $15 in advance, $18 on race day. Call 297-2454 to register.

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A free workshop entitled "Tuning in to Your Baby" will be offered at 6 p.m. Monday in the 5th floor conference room of Buffalo Women & Children's Hospital. The workshop is part of a series and registration is ongoing. Call Mary Beth Cunningham at 332-4153.

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Support groups, including phone numbers to call for information, include: bereavement, 7 p.m. Wednesday, medical office building behind Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 568-6653; Alzheimer's caregivers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Lord of Life Adult Day Center, 1025 Borden Road, Depew, 626-0600; osteoporosis, 7 p.m. today, Westwood Village/Elderwood Home, 580 Orchard Park Road, 862-1624; neuromuscular diseases, various groups and times, 626-0035 or www.mdausa.org; adult ADHD, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Ascension Lutheran Church, Snyder, 829-2244, Ext. 35; overeaters, 7:30 p.m. Thursday in St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, 5289 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, 646-3058; transplants, 7 p.m. next Tuesday, Cleveland Heights Christian Church, 4775 Union Road, Cheektowaga, 685-4799.

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"Savvy Grocery Shopping" is the subject of a healthy cooking class to be presented at noon Thursday in Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. To register, call 278-4523.

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