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

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Schofield Adult Wellness Center in the Schofield Residence Nursing Facility, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, will host a free program titled "Hearing Loss and Dementia" at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Dr. Salvatore Gruttadauria from Diversified Hearing Services will speak. Call 995-3851 or visit www.schofieldcare.org for reservations.

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Dr. Saralyn Notaro Rietz will discuss "The Aging Eye" at a meeting of the Northtowns Osteoporosis Support Group at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville. Free. For more information, call 862-2663.

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The Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York will hold a patient orientation meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in its office, 3871 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. The event is free; family and friends welcome. Reservations are required; call 835-7161.

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The Living Healthy with Kidney Disease support group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the third-floor conference room in Erie County Medical Center, 462 Grider St. All kidney, dialysis and transplant patients, as well as donor families, living donors and supporters are welcome. For more information, call Barbara Breckinridge at 885-7215 or Dan Tomczak at 553-6055.

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"Understanding Anxiety" will be discussed at noon Thursday in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St. Gregg Nuessle, clinical director of social work for the hospital, will speak. For more information, call 278-4564.

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The Amberleigh Retirement Community, 2330 Maple Road, Amherst, will host a community Health and Wellness Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Guest speaker Mary Ann Cappelino will present "Aging Well" at 1:30 p.m. There will be prizes and giveaways.

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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., will hold its third annual National Stroke Awareness Month health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in its auditorium. It will include a presentation titled "Time Lost Is Brain Lost -- Preventing and Treating Stroke" and health screenings, interactive displays, door prizes, food and refreshments. Free. For more information, call 278-4569.

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The ALS Association will hold a support group meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the first-floor board room of Dent Neurologic Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. A representative from Tobii Assistive Technology will speak. For more information, call Becky Colville at 860-1947 or rcolville@alsaupstateny.org.

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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, WNYIL, 3108 Main St., 836-0822, Ext. 118; 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.