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The Catholic Health System will offer flu shots at area parishes in November. Participants need not be members of the parish to receive the vaccine, but reservations are required. Call 447-6205 to make an appointment or to get a complete list of locations and dates. Sites for the following week are: Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Edmund, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda; noon to 4 p.m., St. Ambrose, 65 Ridgewood; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi, 4263 St. Francis Drive, Athol Springs; noon to 4 p.m., Our Lady of Peace, 10950 Main St., Clarence; Friday, noon to 4 p.m., St. Andrew, 1525 Sheridan Drive, Kenmore; Monday, noon to 4 p.m., St. Agatha, 54 Alamo; 4 to 8 p.m., St. Joseph University, 3269 Main St.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Valley Community Association, 93 Leddy St.; 4 to 8 p.m., Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament, 20 French Road, Depew.

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Dr. Charles Sabatino and Dr. Cheryl Nosek will explore ways to survive and flourish when faced with life's obstacles in a free Cancer Wellness Center program titled "The Healing Power of Meditation and Sound" that will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Wick Center, Alumni Lounge, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. For required reservations, phone 873-0905.

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Dr. Amy P. Early, a medical oncologist for Buffalo Medical Group, and Mimi Dow, founder of WomanStories, will present a program titled "Life After Breast Cancer" during the 14th annual "Breast Cancer Education Day," presented by the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at Clarence United Methodist Church, 10205 Greiner Road. The $10 fee includes breakfast and luncheon. Space is limited. To register, send your fee, name, address and telephone number to: BCNWNY, 2541 N. French Road, E. Amherst, NY 14051. For information, phone Marcia at 688-9177 or Rita at 632-4018.

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"Passport to Wellness" programs for adults 50 and older will be offered through March at the following centers: Autumnwood Senior Center, 1800 Clinton St., "Passport Tai Chi" with Dr. Penny Klein, 9:30 a.m. Fridays; Lincoln Senior Center, 10 Quincy St., "Passport Lite and Easy" with Jenna Brinkworth, 11 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays; Richmond-Summer Senior Center, 337 Summer St.; "Mix It Up" with Jill Bronsky, 11 a.m. Mondays. For information, call 851-4052.

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A Hands-On Memory Care/Dementia Simulation Workshop will be offered to family caregivers on Wednesday at the Alzheimer's Association, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville. The two-hour sessions begin each hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., except at noon. The workshop will feature a look into the world of a person with dementia through a sensory altering experience, a hands-on caregiving class, and screening of the "Managing Behaviors in Dementia Care" video. Registration is required and very limited; call 626-0600 or (800) 272-3900. There is a $10 fee.

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The National Exercise Trainers Association will sponsor a two-day "Personal Trainer Certification" workshop on Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. in the Jewish Community Center, 787 Delaware Ave. For information, call Joe Hall at 886-3145. To register, call (800) AEROBIC or on at www.netafit.org.

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"Paired Kidney Donation" will be the topic when the Transplant Support Group of Western New York meets next Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Cleveland Heights Christian Church, Cheektowaga. Dr. Oleh Pankewycz, medical director for Kaleida Health Multi Organ Transplant Center at Buffalo General Hospital, will speak. For information, contact Mike Martino at 685-4799 or www.tsgwny.org.

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Support groups, and phone numbers to call for information include: eating disorders, 6 p.m. Monday, 1313 Main St., 819-1338; scleroderma, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime Health Care Building, 627-2283.

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