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The Cancer Wellness Center, which offers cancer patients and their loved ones access to education, encouragement and advocacy in a supportive environment, is offering its Cancer Coach Program for those facing a cancer diagnosis. Coaches are matched with patients to provide information that can help reduce fear and stress, and promote a more positive attitude. Call 694-1395.

Also, the center and Daemen College will present a free program titled "Healing Power of Writing" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 107-109 in the college's Business Building, 4380 Main St., Snyder. Beth Geyer, author and playwright, will join Dr. Charles Sabatino and Dr. Cheryl Nosek to help you discover your creative spirit. To register, call 694-1395.

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"Alzheimer's Disease: Wandering" will be the topic at a support group meeting for families of those with Alzheimer's disease at 7 p.m. Wednesday in DeGraff Adult Day Care Center, North Tonawanda. Call 694-7662 for reservations.

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The Parent Network of WNY will hold a workshop titled "Head Injuries and Ways to Prevent Them" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Wick Social Room at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Snyder. Dr. Thomas Langan, a neurologist for Women & Children's Hospital and University at Buffalo Neurology, will speak. Theresa Drum, training manger for the network, will share information about services available for those with disabilities. For information, call 332-4170.

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An Arthritis Foundation exercise program for people with arthritis will be offered every Friday (April 29-May 27) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Crossroads Lutheran church, 4640 Main St., Snyder. To register, call 507-4543.

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Journal of Healing, a support group for individuals affected by self-harm, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Empowerment Academy, second floor, 327 Elm St. For information, contact 884-5216 or www.restoration-societyinc.org. The group meets at 10 a.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month and at 11 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month in Englewood Recovery Center, 66 Englewood Ave.

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Support groups, and phone numbers to call for information include: anxiety self-help, 11 a.m. today, participants must be chem-free and refrain from using scented items while in the building, WNYIL, 3108 Main St., 836-0822, Ext. 118; 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, Amherst, 254-4941; tinnitus, experts in the field will talk about "Tinnitus and Hyperacusis: Problems, Questions and Answers," 7 p.m. Thursday, University at Buffalo South Campus, 144 Farber Hall, 829-5310; 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, Niagara Falls, 278-4569; Alcoholics Anonymous International Group, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 278-4569; Narcotics Anonymous, 5 p.m. Sunday, Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 278-4569; breast-feeding, 12:30 p.m. Monday, Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 278-4623; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dent Neurological Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, (866) 499-7257 or info@alsaupstateny.org.

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