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Transplants Save Lives of Western New York, a support group for those awaiting transplants and their families, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in St. Teresa Catholic Church, 1974 Seneca St. For more information, call John McGrath at 825-7334.

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Catholic Health Living Independently For Elders will hold a brown-bag medication review session from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday in OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room, 55 Melroy Ave., Lackawanna. Bring medications in their original containers and licensed pharmacists will confidentially discuss any questions or concerns you may have. There also will be free blood pressure screenings, and information on healthy eating and living wills. The program is free and open to all. For information, call 447-6205.

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Schofield Adult Wellness Center at the Schofield Residence Nursing Facility, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, will host a free program titled "Healthy Eating and Weight Control" at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Mary Degnan, a registered dietitian, will teach participants how to make simple meal and lifestyle changes that can improve their weight and health. Call 995-3851 or visit www.schofieldcare.org for reservations.

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A free general Alzheimer's support group meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Hill Nursing Facility, 2699 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville, and a daughter's support group meeting will be held at 5 p.m.

A support group for the wives of those with Alzheimer's disease or dementia will be held at 5 p.m. next Tuesday at the Alzheimer's Association of WNY, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. For information, call 626-0600.

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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold a UNYTS blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday in its auditorium, 621 10th St. Walk-ins welcome. For information, call 85-DONOR.

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Gilda's Club of WNY will offer "Yoga for Rehabilitation: Recover-Rebuild-Renew" at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays (beginning Thursday through May 24) in the club, 1140 Delaware Ave. at West Ferry Street. Designed to help people dealing with serious illness, physical limitations, and injury/surgery recover, the class, through restorative postures and relaxed breathing awareness, helps create a sense of well-being to the body and mind. For required registration, call 332-5900.

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Mended Hearts support group for heart patients will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in Room 503 of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Ave. For more information, call 655-4597.

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The Erie County Department of Senior Services will hold a six-week "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" program from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays (beginning next Tuesday to June 19) at Elderwood Village at Rosewood, 76 Buffalo St., Hamburg. 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 required registration, call 858-2177 or email caregiver@erie.gov.

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"Changing the Experience of Surgery Through Robotics" will be the subject of a free presentation at 5:30 p.m. next Tuesday in Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston. Dr. Donna A. Feldman from Women's Medicine of Niagara, and Dr. Brian Rambarran of Western New York Urology, will speak. To register, call 278-4604 by Thursday.

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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.