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Healthy choices: Health fairs, holistic talks on tap this week

A program for new parents, two holistic health presentations, and a pair of family health fairs are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. xxx


Addictions support: Helping Every Life Live On (HELLO), 6:30 p.m., Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave., Hamburg. Support for families and loved ones of those going through addiction and/or recovery. Call 836-0822, Ext. 164 or email for more info.


Senior resource fair: “Clearing out the Clutter,” 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Town Square for Aging, 2710 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Free.

Zumba Gold: 1 p.m., Schofield’s Mondello Wellness & Family Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave, Town of Tonawanda. For more info, visit First class free; $2 thereafter.

Homeopathy: Featuring Sally Williams, director of the Healing Arts Association of Western New York, 7 p.m., Randall Memorial Baptist Church, 6301 Main St., Amherst.


Family Health and Wellness Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Health screening, speakers, food demonstrations, prizes and more than 30 local health and wellness organizations all in one place. Crafts for kids at noon, 2 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.; teen/tween glow party, 3 to 4:30 p.m.; National Bookmobile Day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. All activities are free. (See related story, Page 2)

New parent support: "Incredible Years – Parents and Babies," 5 p.m., Every Person Influences Children (EPIC), 1000 Main St. Free parenting workshop designed for parents to learn skills and strategies on how to enhance their baby’s development. For more info, visit


Parkinson’s support: 6:30 p.m., Shir Shalom of Buffalo, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Open to everyone who has a connection to Parkinson’s disease.


Holistic Alliance of WNY: 7 p.m., St. Joseph’s Hospital Community Room, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. “Incorporating Holistic Practices into your Life,” by the Rev. Clay Dinger. Those who attend will be welcome to talk about holistic practices important to their health and wellness. Meditation? Essential oils? Massage? You name it. Free.


Million Hearts health screenings: Noon to 3 p.m., Mount Olive Baptist Church, 701 E. Delevan Ave. Free blood pressure and other health screenings offered by Millennium Collaborative Care, Greater Buffalo United Ministries and the University at Buffalo School of Nursing.

Invisible Illness Game Night: 6 p.m., Denny’s, 4610 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Peer-to-peer support for people ages 18 to 45 who suffer from physical “invisible” illnesses. For more info, call 880-0404.


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