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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. For more information, call 694-1395.

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An ongoing Parkinson's Disease walking/fitness class is offered at 6 p.m. Tuesdays in the main gym at Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo North Campus, Amherst. Tiffany Maskulinski, a third-year physical therapy graduate student, will design an individual walking program for each participant. For information, email:tam38@buffalo.edu or ekatz@ubns.com.

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"Hearing Loss & Dizziness: What Do They Have in Common?" will be presented by Salvator Gruttadauria, doctor of audiology and president of Diversified Hearing Services, at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Information will be given on hearing aids, vestibular rehabilitation and other hearing devices. Free. Registration is required; call 995-3851 or visit www.schofieldcare.org.

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"Qigong for Healthy Living: Learn the History and Application of the Healing Art" will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Susi Rosinski, medical Qigong practitioner and Reiki master, will talk about the ancient Chinese practice that is the basis for acupressure, tai chi and other martial arts. For information, call 689-4922.

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Clare Bridge, 6076 Main St., Amherst, an assisted-living community dedicated to the special needs of people with forms of dementia, will host a free educational seminar, "Why Hospice Care?" at 6 p.m. Thursday. Representatives from Hospice Buffalo will talk about the benefits of choosing hospice care, myths and facts about hospice, and answer questions. For reservations, call Diane at 632-7123 by Wednesday.

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"Thyroid Nodules and Cancer" will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday in Gilda's Club, 1140 Delaware Ave. Dr. Saurin Popat of Delaware Medical Group will present the updates on diagnosis, surgery and treatment. To register, call 332-5900.

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Support groups, and phone numbers to call for information include: Co-Dependents, fellowship of men and women whose purpose it is to develop healthy relationships, 7:30 p.m. today, Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, 864-0746 or 609-3022; 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; 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.