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Catholic Health is sponsoring a free vascular health screening and community health and wellness day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Mercy Comprehensive Care Center, 397 Louisiana St.

For Wellness Day, pediatric and OB/GYN representatives will answer questions, and there will be general screenings for cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure and bone density for those over age 18, health and wellness information and displays and a raffle for Tops Friendly Markets gift cards.

Vascular screenings, including tests for carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease, are open to those older than 50 who have one of the following medical conditions: high blood pressure, diabetes, family history of heart disease, previous heart or leg treatments and prior stroke.

For more information or to schedule a required appointment, call 447-6205.


Pet Heaven Funeral Home, 3614 N. Buffalo Road, Orchard Park, will host a pet loss support group meeting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Call 662-5677 for information.


Dentistry From the Heart, a nonprofit organization that provides free dental work for those in need, will accept the first 100 registrants to receive one filling, cleaning or extraction at the office of Dr. James Lesinski, 2800 Sweet Home Road, Suite 5, Amherst. Registration begins Sunday at 6 a.m., and the dental work will be performed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, visit:


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; S-6 Meeting Room, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls, 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; 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, Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 278-4569.