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Healthy choices: WNY Refresh top picks of the week include HEAL Bflo yoga retreat, inclusive group fitness

Parenting classes, inclusive group fitness classes and the start of a six-week chronic disease self-management class series are among this week’s Top 10 WNY Refresh Calendar Picks of the Week.


Get Movin’ inclusive exercise program: 12:30 p.m., and same time Thursday, continuing weekly through May 3, Academic and Wellness Center, Room 117, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. Free for those 18 and over of all abilities; offered by Daemen Nursing and Physical Therapy departments.

What to do about Challenging Behaviors in the Home and Community: 6 to 8 p.m., Room B, Parent Network of WNY, 1000 Main St. Workshop to help parents recognize the early signs of conflict and implement strategies that can manage it in a proactive way. For more info or to register, call 332-4170, email or visit Free.

Holistic Health Series: “Holistic Parenting,” 7 p.m., Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Holistic parents are aware of how our choices and actions are interconnected and how they impact the health and environment. Register at 689-4922. Free.


Chronic disease self-management program: Six-week program for people dealing with limiting health conditions will begin at 1 p.m., Spallino Towers, 720 10th St., Niagara Falls. To register, call 278-1900. Free.

Health, Wellness, and the Food On Your Plate: 6:30 p.m., Altman Dental, 5462 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Vegan chef and blogger Jessica Altman will teach you how plant-based foods can help prevent disease. Open to the public with a canned good donation. RSVP to


Wellness walks: 10 a.m. to noon, Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. For all ages. Call 825-6937 to confirm walk will take place. $2 donation appreciated.

Heart to Heart – Conquering Cholesterol and Heart Disease: Screenings start at 5:30 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m., Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 1540 Maple Road, Williamsville. Free but registration is required by calling 568-3520 or at


Dizziness and balance support: 10:30 a.m., Kenmore Branch Public Library, 160 Delaware Road, Town of Tonawanda. Group discussion about medications often prescribed for dizziness conditions. For more info, visit

Farmers’ markets: Elmwood-Bidwell Winter Market, SUNY Buffalo State Buckham Hall, 1300 Elmwood Ave., and Horsefeathers Winter Market, 346 Connecticut St., will each run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


HEAL Bflo III yoga retreat: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Grand and Regency ballrooms, Hyatt Regency Buffalo, 2 Fountain Plaza. Yoga workshop features several instructors and styles, including nationally known Baptiste instructor Dan Nevins. Day pass costs $60; the public is welcome to shop the art, health and wellness vendor area and look in on the yoga for free. See the WNY Refresh story on Nevins and his visit here. Register for HEAL Bflo III at

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