Health and wellness

Prostate support: The US TOO! Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 301 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Ave., and at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at Sisters Hospital, St. Joseph Campus, Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. These informal information meetings are free to the public, and you do not have to be a veteran to attend. For more info, call 834-9200, Ext. 5169, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday or call the group’s hotline at 743-7595.

Breast-feeding Class: Learn about the benefits of breast-feeding from a certified lactation consultant, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mary C. Dyster Women’s Pavilion, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. To register, call 278-4623.

cancer webinar: Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Dr. Kunle Odunsi will give a free informational webinar Tuesday on “Immunotherapy for Gynecologic Cancers,” as part of the inaugural Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month. Odunsi is director of Roswell’s Center for Immunotherapy. The webinar will share the latest news in cancer immunotherapy, including breakthrough treatment strategies as well as challenges the field still faces in its attempts to optimize immune-based cancer therapies. To register for the webinars and for a Friday “Wear White for a Cure Day” event, visit

diabetes talk: The Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, will host “Diabetic Education 101 – Diabetic Diet,” at 2 p.m. Wednesday. This program will provide a discussion of a general diabetic diet that applies for most patients. The program is open to the public. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 995-3851 or online at

health fair: Noon to 4 p.m. next Saturday, Gerard Place, 2515 Bailey Ave.; free. Health care and dental screenings will be offered, as well safe sleep tips for children, a farmers’ market and a free garage sale. Hot dogs and Chiavetta’s chicken will be available free for lunch.

acupuncture open house: Noon to 4 p.m. next Saturday, new office of Destin Radder, 779 Cayuga St., Suite 4, Lewiston. Radder practices traditional Chinese medicine and specializes in pain management, women’s health and chronic health issues. For more info, visit

diabetes talk: “Living with Diabetes,” a two-session program recognized by the American Diabetes Association as meeting the national standards for diabetes self-management education, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Saturday and June 15, Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Preregistration is required by calling 278-4102.


Pilates: 10 to 11 a.m. today, Memorial Medical Center Auditorium A, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Bring a water bottle and towel. Exercise mat optional. Cost is $8 for adults; $3 for seniors and students with ID. Call 215-0723 to register.

guided Walks: Registration for Be Active walks starts at 9 a.m. Sunday at Towpath Park, at the foot of Hertel Avenue, and at the same time next Saturday at the Isleview Park gazebo, 796 Niagara St., City of Tonawanda. Health screenings as part of the walks will include blood pressure and body mass indexing. Smoking cessation services, products and program enrollment also are available. Hosted by the Erie County departments of Health and Parks and the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo.

GIRLS on the RUN 5k Race: 9:30 a.m. Sunday, University at Buffalo North Campus, just east of Alumni Arena. Certified 5K race is open to all runners – men and women and is a family-friendly, community event that encourages all Girls on the Run participants to spread the idea of being well-rounded, healthy and self-confident. To register, visit the starting area outside UB Alumni Arena from 9 a.m. to noon today or 7 to 9 a.m. Sunday.

play streets: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Northland Avenue, between Humboldt Parkway and Wohlers Avenue, will be closed to motorized traffic for a host of free neighborhood activities, including Zumba at 12:45 p.m., a Hula-Hoop performance at 1:45, an African dance workshop at 2 and line dancing at 3. Produce will be available at a farmers’ market. Hosted by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and GObike Buffalo.

walking on Wednesdays: Noon Wednesday, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Walks start in Kaminski Park outside Roswell Park Cancer Institute and take a different route each week through September.

yoga class: Gentle Restorative Yoga, 6 p.m. Wednesdays through the summer at Body Glyphix Studio, 12377 Big Tree Road, Wales Center; $10 drop-in, free for anyone with cancer. For more info, visit


Elmwood-Bidwell farmers’ market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and every Saturday through mid-December, Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway. For more info, visit

Nutrition Talk: Learn logical and easy-to-follow solutions to weight loss at “Fast Facts of Nutrition,” 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Independent Health Family Branch YMCA, 150 Tech Drive, Amherst. Space is limited. To register, visit or call 631-8701. Free.

gluten-free support: Group meets at 10 a.m. next Saturday, Mount Mercy Academy, 88 Red Jacket Parkway. Support meeting and gluten-free breakfast, with proceeds benefiting the WNY Food Bank. No reservations required. Call 636-6021 for more details.


Kids run: 25th Annual Independent Health Foundation’s Kids Run will be held at 9 a.m. today at Delaware Park. The event includes a mini-dash for ages 2 to 5 and a 1.8-mile walk/run for all ages. Participants receive $2 admission to the Buffalo Zoo. Walk-up registration is available.

niagara glen cleanup: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Niagara Glen Nature Centre, 3050 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ont.; also guided hiking tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. are available Saturdays through August. Proper footwear is recommended for rugged terrain.

Project runway kickoff: Noon Tuesday, Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Susan E. Foster, an expert on the prevention and treatment of substance abuse and addiction among girls and women, will address luncheon attendees. Project Runway is a community based program that employs gender-specific strategies to heighten awareness and prevent drug and alcohol abuse among young women ages 14 to 24 who live in Niagara County. For information about Project Runway or the luncheon, call 278-4516.

grief support: GriefShare, for adults coping with grief caused by the death of a loved one, 6 p.m. Tuesday, S-6 Conference Room, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Call 278-4604 or 433-3780 to register.

Motherless Daughters: Support group meets 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Circle of Daughters, 4263 St. Francis Drive, Hamburg. Open to any woman who has lost her mother through death. Cost is $10. For more info, call 507-6281.