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Motherless Daughters, a support group for women whose mothers have died, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Circle of Daughters, 4263 St. Francis Drive, Hamburg. The cost is $10. For more information, call Day Cummings at 627-4934.

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A free Alzheimer's support group meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Northgate Health Care Facility, 7264 Nash Road, North Tonawanda. For more information, call 626-0600.

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The University at Buffalo Center for Hearing and Deafness is holding a tinnitus support group meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in 144 Farber Hall, South Campus. R. Scott Ambruster, who has suffered from tinnitus, will talk about "Sleeping with Tinnitus." He has designed Sound Pillow, a sleeping aid for tinnitus. Dr. Richard Salvi, director of the center, will be the moderator. For more information, call 829-5291.

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D'Youville College and St. Mary's School for the Deaf will hold a health fair from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday at the school, 2253 Main St. at Dewey Avenue. It will include blood pressure screenings, information on diabetes, nutrition, depression, socialization, bullying and dental health. Glucose and cholesterol checks will be offered. Representatives from a variety of health services will be available. Free; all are welcome.

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Catholic Health is sponsoring a free vascular health screening from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Living Independently for Elders, OLV Senior Neighborhood, 55 Melroy at Ridge Road, Lackawanna. The screening is designed for people older than 50 who smoke or have one or more of the following medical conditions: high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease or a family history of heart disease, previous heart or leg treatments or previous stroke. The screenings are painless and take about 30 minutes. Participants must meet eligibility requirements, and appointments are necessary for the vascular screening. Call 447-6205 for more information or an appointment.

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Breast Cancer Network of Western New York will hold an educational meeting at 6 p.m. next Tuesday in its Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. Kathleen Grandits, medical social worker for Roswell Park Cancer Institute, will speak about "Survivorship Planning after Treatment Is Over." A support group will follow at 8. For reservations, call Daria at 894-8135 or email bellabcndaria@aol.com. For more information, call Sharon Feraci at 861-3038.

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Debbie Hender-Holzerland, a registered nurse, will facilitate a webinar on "Balancing the Benefits and Risks of Osteoporosis Treatment," featuring Dr. E. Michael Lewiecki, at a meeting of the Southtowns Osteoporosis Support Group at 7 p.m. next Tuesday in Westwood Village/Elderwood Home, West Seneca. Free and open to all. For more information, call 862-2663.

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"Living With Diabetes," a four-session program of self-management classes, will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday and May 9, 14 and 16 in the Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St. Registration is required; call 278-4102.

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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, 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; Parkinson's Disease, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, auditorium, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., 478-4102.