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"Alzheimer's Disease: Speech and Communication Problems" will be the topic at an Alzheimer's Association Western New York Chapter family support group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in DeGraff Adult Day Care, 82 Mead St., North Tonawanda. For reservations, call 694-7662.


Gilda's Club of WNY will host a free public lecture on "Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Coping With the Cost of Care" from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the club, 1140 Delaware Ave. at West Ferry Street. For required registration, call 332-5900.


Catholic Health is sponsoring a Holistic Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday in the third-floor conference room at Mercy Hospital, 565 Abbott Road. It will include free health screening, displays, a demonstration on how to promote general wellness and healthy lifestyles, ways to reduce stress, benefits of positive thinking and techniques to achieve rest and relaxation. For information, call 447-6205.


Support groups and phone numbers to call for information include: grief, for adults coping with the pain of the sudden, traumatic death of a loved one, 6 p.m. today, S-6 Meeting Room, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., 278-4604 or 433-3780; Gam-Anon, for family and friends of gamblers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Weinberg Campus, 2700 N. Forest Road, Getzville, 254-4941; Reformers Unanimous faith-based addictions program, 7 p.m. Friday, Hedstrom Baptist Church, 55 Losson Road, Cheektowaga, 818-1012; Alcoholics Anonymous First Step, 8 p.m. Friday, auditorium, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 278-4569; Alcoholics Anonymous International Group, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 278-4569; Narcotics Anonymous, 5 p.m. Sunday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium, 278-4569.

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