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Recovery International offers weekly self-help meetings using behavioral changing coping tools for adults suffering from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, anger management and fears of all kinds. For a list of meetings, visit: www.lowselfhelpsystems.org or call 694-0104.

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During March, the Erie County Cancer Services Program and Tops Markets pharmacies will provide free, take-home colon cancer screening kits for uninsured men and women who are age 50 and older at 15 Tops locations. A free Tops gift card will be given to those who complete their kits within two weeks. The cancer program will cover any follow-up testing and treatment, if needed. Information on additional no-cost testing services for women age 40 and older will also be available. For dates and locations, visit: CSPWNY.org or call 886-9201.

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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 on the 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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"Energetic Healing: An Introduction" will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Ellen Bourn, a registered nurse and former president of Lily Dale Assembly, will talk about medical intuition. For information, call 689-4922.

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"Healing for Wholeness With Reflexology" will be presented at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. The free class will be presented by Mary Beth Wollenschlaeger, a certified reflexologist, who will speak about the healing art that requires the application of pressure on particular areas of the feet and hands to restore the flow of energy throughout the body. Registration is required; call 995-3851 or visit www.schofieldcare.org.

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The Erie County Department of Senior Services will hold a six-week "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" program from 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays (this week to April 5) in Schofield Residence, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Caregivers will learn how to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, locate helpful resources and balance their lives while taking care of a physically or mentally impaired relative. The cost is $25, but there is no charge for members of Independent Health or BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. For information or for required registration, call 858-2177 or email caregiver@erie.gov.

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"Living With Diabetes," a four-session program of self-management classes, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 5, 7, 12 and 14 in the Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St. Preregistration is required; call 278-4102.

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Smoking Cessation support group meetings to learn the keys to quitting will be offered at 6 p.m. March 6, 13, 21 and 27 in the Earl W. Brydges Library, 1425 Main St. at Pierce Avenue, Niagara Falls. To register, call 278-4604.

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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, Eggertsville, 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, 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, 621 10th St., 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; Parkinson's disease, 2 p.m. Sunday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium, 478-5569.