Health and wellness
Alzheimer’s Support: 10 a.m. Monday, East Side Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 62 Prospect St., Warsaw; 7 p.m. Monday, Elderwood Village, 5271 Main St., Williamsville (for men only); 6 p.m. Tuesday, Life Transitions Center, 1140 Delaware Ave.; and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Heathwood Assisted Living, 815 Hopkins Road, Amherst. Information about the other 30-plus group meetings that take place across the region is available by visiting the chapter’s website at alz.org/WNY or by calling (800) 272-3900.
Prostate support: The US TOO! Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Room 301, Veterans Administration Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Ave. This informal information meeting is free to the public and you do not have to be a veteran to attend. For more info, call 834-9200.
Young Survivors Breast Cancer Group: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Breast Cancer Network of Western New York Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. For more info, call 565-2092.
Audubon Wellness Series: “Exploring Essential Energy Healing,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Audubon Branch Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Speaker will be Roseanne D’Erasmo Script, a certified healing touch practitioner and reiki master and Hawaiian energy healer. Free; register by calling the library first at 689-4922.
Smoking Cessation Support: Learn the keys to kicking the habit, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 11, 18 and 25, Niagara Towers Recreation Room, 901 Cedar Ave., Niagara Falls. For info or to register, call 285-1563.
Tinnitus support: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Hearing Evaluation Services, 2733 Wehrle Drive. Call 633-3344 to reserve a spot.
Fibromyalgia support: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Study Group Room, Audubon Branch Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. All those with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or similar concerns are welcome, as are family or friends. For more info, contact the Arthritis Foundation at (800) 870-1771.
Leaky Bladder talk: Catholic Health WomenCare will sponsor a free dinner program, “Ask Us Anything About Leaky Bladder: When Should I See A Urogynecologist?” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Dr. Moeen Abu-Sitta, a urogynecologist specializing in the treatment of female pelvic disorders, and Kathleen Lindaman Aebischer, women’s health and physical rehabilitation specialist, will talk about incontinence and prolapse. For more info or to reserve a spot, call 447-6205 or visit chsbuffalo.org/events.
Go Red for Women Day: Blood pressure screening and heart healthy information, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Tenth Street Café, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.
Breast Cancer Support: 10 a.m. next Saturday, Nativity Lutheran Church activities room, 970 E. Main St., East Aurora (just west of Route 400). For more info, call Esther at 652-4985.
Healing Spirituality: Service of Healing, 4 p.m. next Saturday, St. John’s-Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle (Lafayette at Richmond). For more info, call 885-1112 or visit stjohnsgrace.com.
Control Your Cholesterol: Free workshop presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY health care specialist Jennifer Johnson, 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Will teach participants how a proper diet and exercise can help keep cholesterol in check and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. RSVP to 433-1886.
Nutrition During Cancer Treatment: Free education class, 2 p.m. Wednesday, WCA Cancer Treatment Center conference room, Jones Memorial Health Center, 51 Glasgow Ave., Jamestown. Parking is free and a light snack will be provided. Call 664-8677 to register.
Overcoming Diabetes: For those with prediabetes, diabetes and related conditions, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Be Healthy Institute, 40 Main St., Hamburg. Dr. Sylvia Regalla, an internist and clinical nutritionist, will speak. Cost is $28 for those who register by Saturday; $35 after that or at the door. To register, call 648-3400 or visit behealthyinstitute.com.
Diabetes Self-Management Workshop: Six-week class starts from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday and continues at the same time weekly at the John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls. Individuals with diabetes, or caregivers of persons with diabetes, can register for the free course at 438-3030.
Grief support: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St. at South Cayuga Street, Williamsville.
Caregiver support: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Open to anyone providing primary care for another person. Call 836-4868.
Hope After Heartache: Tools for Living with Loss, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic Church, 157 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga; 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Drum circles, field trips, the Lazarus Lecture Series and the Heavenly Hearts Choir also are part of this support group. For more information, call 873-6500 or email email@example.com.
Grief Support: Going On After Loss Successfully (GOALS), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, St. Casimir Social Center, 1833 Crimson St.; for more info, call 362-0199.
Grief support: 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, St. Jude Center, Msgr. Edward J. Ulaszewski Hall, 760 Ellicott St.; for info, call 859-2864.
GriefShare: For adults coping with the death of a loved one, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Call 278-4604 to register; free.
Free Respite care: 10:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, near Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Guests are partnered with a volunteer (trained by the Alzheimer’s Association) and participate in various activities in a secure environment. A morning snack and lunch are provided. Serves those with Alzheimer’s or any form of dementia. To volunteer or register, contact Sue at 836-4868.
Widows Grief Support: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, YWCA of the Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. For more info, call 692-5580.
Grief support: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Life Transitions Center, 1140 Delaware Ave.; 6 to 7:30 p.m. For information about social support for individuals and families coping with serious illness, caregiver responsibilities and/or bereavement, as well as support groups, wellness and social networking groups, and referrals to individual counseling, call 836-6460.
Grief Support: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 100 St. Gregory Court, Amherst. For info, call Eileen Warner at 688-5678.
Breastfeeding Class: Learn about benefits of breastfeeding from a certified lactation consultant, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Mary C. Dyster Women’s Pavilion, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. To register, call 278-4623.
Joy of Budgeting support group: 10:30 a.m. to noon next Saturday, Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, South Buffalo. Impulse shoppers can learn to take control of their finances. Cost is $10 per person, and includes food and drink. RSVP to Amy Jo Lauber at 430-1634.
PEACE: Peer support group for anyone who has lost a family member or friend to homicide, 1 to 2:30 p.m. next Saturday, Erie County Sherman L. Walker Human Services Center, 608 William St.; youth and young adults living with grief and trauma group, for those ages 11-18 meet same time and place. For more info, call 218-5596.
Winter at the fort: Families are invited to experience mid-18th-century winter life and go on snowshoe patrol, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday at Old Fort Niagara, north end of the Robert Moses Parkway, Youngstown. Admission costs $12 for adults; $8 for children ages 6-12; free for children 5 and under and members of Old Fort Niagara. For more info, visit oldfortniagara.org.
Winter Wonderland in the Woods: 1 to 4 p.m. next Saturday. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. For families. Includes skiing, snowshoeing, winter scavenger hunt, ice fishing demonstrations, winter crafts for kids. No registration required. For more info, visit reinsteinwoods.org.
Zumba with Jenna: 8 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Pride Martial Arts Academy, 5451 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville. First class free; $10 per class after that or five classes for $40.
Zumba: 9 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 9 a.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Amherst; $5 per class. For more info, call 425-6070.
Yoga: For all levels, 9:30 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday; 9 a.m. Thursday and, Arise Within, Balance for Your Life Wellness, 1515 Kensington Ave.; cost is $10 per class, $40 for five classes and $80 for 10 classes.
Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, weather permitting, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Rental $5; $2 for Friends of Reinstein Woods, on first-come, first-served basis. Visit reinsteinwoods.org for more info.
Taijiquan (Tai Chi): 10 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday; 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday, Peaceful Water Health and Fitness, 1914 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. Try two classes for $20. For more info, visit peacefulwaterhealth.com.
WNY Boot camp: 6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. Saturdays, Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville. General fitness classes for all ages and fitness levels; cost $5 per class. For more info, call 249-0982.
Zumba: Classes at 6:45 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. Cost is $5 per class.
Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St.; cost is $3.
ZUMBA GOLD WITH JAIME: Low-impact class for beginners and older adults 9:15 a.m. Thursday, St. George Orthodox Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace, North Buffalo. Cost is $5; $40 for a punch card for 10 classes. For more info, call 574-9303 or email Zumbagwithjaime@verizon.net.