Health and wellness
health fair: Noon to 4 p.m. today, 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 Chivetta’s chicken will be available free for lunch.
acupuncture open house: Noon to 4 p.m. today, 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 destinradder.com
Chiropractic and Energy Healing Class: Learn about the chakra system in relation to your spine and how it can benefit your health and well-being. 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Michelle Dobbertean Integrative Chiropractic & Wellness Care, 5637 Harris Hill Road, Clarence. Free. For more details, call 225-3413 or visit www.michelledobbertean.com.
Self-Defense talk: Steve Spoth, owner of Training Edge, will talk about safety and self-defense for women – including police safety tips, strategies and demonstrations – at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York’s Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew, as part of the network’s monthly support meeting. Free. For reservations, call Daria at 894-8135 or e-mail email@example.com. Following the meeting, at 8 p.m., a professional support group will be held. The network also hosts “Quality of Life Classes For Survivors,” including water color, drawing, Tai Chi, cooking, exercise, and Zumba. For more info, visit bcnwny.org.
diabetes talk: “Taking Charge of Your Diabetes,” with Registered Dietitian Deb Hoffman, series of three classes, with each class from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. To register call 298-2297.
Alzheimer’s Support Group: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of Peace in the Family Room, Our Lady of Peace Nursing Car, 5285 Lewiston Road, Lewiston. Call 298-3735 for more information.
Parent’s Grief Support: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Room 723B, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. For more info, call 282-3368.
Northtown Parkinson’s Support: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville. Dr. Shoshana Izkhakov and Karyn Michalski of PRN Therapy will present a workshop on balance, strengthening and utilization of specialized tools to manage Parkinson’s Disease. For additional information, call 689-1559.
tendonitis info: Dr. Marc Romanowski, orthopedic surgeon with the Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Center, will be the featured speaker at a free seminar, “New Treatment for Tendonitis,” at 4 p.m. Thursday in The McGuire Rehabilitation Center, Northgate Health Care Facility, 7264 Nash Road, North Tonawanda. Call 694-7700 to register.
blood drive: Assemblyman Ray Walter, R-Amherst, will host an open-to-the-public blood drive with a mobile Unyts unit, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in front of his district office at 5555 Main St., Williamsville.
Vascular Disease Screening Day: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Saturday, Great Lakes Surgical Associates, 160 East Ave., Lockport. Free screening includes tests for carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease, as well as for glucose/diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure. Participants will also receive a complimentary consultation with a vascular specialist to review their test results. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at 447-6205.
hattitude: Women’s Health and Well-Being talk, with keynote speaker Dr. Janet Taylor, who has been featured on several national television news shows, 11 a.m., Hyatt Regency, Two Fountain Plaza. Cost is $40 and includes lunch. Reserve a seat by calling 881-6111, Ext. 208. Hosted by LEWAC Associates of WNY.
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 bodyglyphix.com.
guided Walks: Registration for BeActive walks starts at 9 a.m. next Saturday at Akron Park – Cummings Lodge and the same time June 22 at Chestnut Ridge casino. 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.
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 www.elmwoodmarket.org.
elder law talk: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Attorney Bruce Reinoso, a partner with Magavern Magavern and Grimm, will cover an overview of elder law issues, wills, trusts, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and family health-care decisions. Free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by calling 995-3851 or visiting schofieldcare.org
relay for life: For Elma and surrounding communities, 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, Iroquois High School track, 2111 Girdle Road, Elma. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page, facebook.com/RelayForLifeOfElma
dragon boat racing: Luminina, operating as Hope Chest, which provides free exercise classes, emotional support and paddle training for breast cancer survivors, will sponsor its second annual Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Saturday at Gallagher Beach in the NFTA Boat Harbor, 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd. More than 50 teams have signed up and the public is encouraged to watch them compete. Family activities include a bounce house and origami. Beer and food tents will be set up and there will be vendors, basket raffles, a DJ and live music all day. Call 713-4179 or visit hopechestbuffalo.org for more information. All proceeds benefit Hope Chest of Buffalo.
child safety seat Check: And Kids Safe ID, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Saturday, Gowanda Fire Hall, 230 Aldrich St., Gowanda. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, Gowanda Fire Department and Valley Pharmacy & Medical Supplies.