Health and wellness

Fibromyalgia Support Group: 1 p.m. today, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road. Lewiston. For more information, call Lisa at 298-5481

Grandparents In Waiting: Presented by registered nurse Mary Ruth Baumler, this is a special class designed especially for grandparents. Baumler will discuss the changes in maternal, child care, changing role of grandparents, diaper care, day care and child safety at 7 p.m. Monday, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road. Lewiston. To register, call 298-2145.

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., Michelle Dobbertean – Integrative Chiropractic & Wellness Care, 5637 Harris Hill Road, Clarence. For more details, call 225-3413 or visit

Breast Cancer Support Group: To You It’s All About Cancer (2U ABC), education and support for and by breast cancer patients and survivors, 6 p.m. Monday, HSBC Community Room, The Heart Center of Niagara, second floor, 571 10th St. at Walnut Avenue, Niagara Falls. Call 957-TALK (957-8255) for information.

Living with Diabetes: Four-session self-management education program, starts 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Preregistration is required. Call 278-4102.

Southtowns Osteoporosis Support Group: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Westwood Village Elderwood, 580 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Karen Shalke, community liaison for the Catholic Health Living Independently for Elders (LIFE) Program, will discuss “Changes in Long Term Care Community-based Services.” Free and open to all. No registration is necessary. For more information, call Catholic Health Health Connection at 447-6205.

UNYTS Blood Drive: Donate blood from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Walk-ins welcome. Call 85-DONOR for information.

Taking Charge of Your Diabetes: All-day class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road. Lewiston. Preregistration is required by calling 298-2297.

lupus information session: The Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York will hold a new patient orientation meeting at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at 3871 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. All newly diagnosed lupus patients, their friends and families are welcome. Literature, a video and time for questions will be part of the session. For more information and reservations, call 835-7161.

Prenatal Class: A one-session class to prepare expectant parents for childbearing and parenting, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Saturday, Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. To register, call 278-4433.

Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group: Noon to 2:30 p.m. next Saturday, Room 723A, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road. Lewiston. For more information, contact Colleen at 297-1067.


Soccer Shots: Summer soccer program for kids ages 2 to 8, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Delaware Park. Each session is 30 minutes long and costs $11. There will also be a one-week camp at SportsPlex in North Tonawanda from 9 a.m. to noon daily from July 15 to 19. The program offers children a non-competitive introduction to sports. Registration information is available, by calling 408-3071 or by email at

play streets: Ride your bike or walk as more than five blocks of Seneca Street will be closed to traffic in the Seneca-Babcock neighborhood from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday as part of Buffalo’s Play Streets. Adults and children will be encouraged to walk or bike in the street; break-dancing, fencing workshops, a climbing wall, bike safety checks and other activities are part of the fun. Free. Supported by a federal grant, BlueCross BlueShield Association and GObike Buffalo.

tai chi: With Bob White, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 6 at Porter-on-the-Lake Park, Porter. From Lake Road, turn north on Dietz Road. Free. Wear loose clothing. Sponsored by Village of Porter Recreation Department. For more info, email

Pilates: 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday classes through July with Ana Salgado, Memorial Medical Center Auditorium A, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Bring a water bottle and towel. Exercise mat optional. Cost is $8 per class for adults, $3 for seniors and students with ID. Call 215-0723 to register.

summer walking: The Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, invites community members to join its free summer walking program, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 7. Call 995-3851 to register. More information is also online at

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

outdoor yoga: Yoga at Porter-on-the-Lake, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 28 at the park; from Lake Road, turn north on Dietz Road. Free. For more info, email instructor Monica Zucco at

yoga open house: 12:30 to 5 p.m. next Saturday, at 5225 Sheridan Drive, in the Georgetown Square Plaza, Williamsville. Music, raffle sign-ups, a trunk show, free yoga and Breema classes, dancing and a PeacePrints presentation. Discounted class passes at 2012 prices also will be offered. Rising Sun Yoga was founded by Michael Sutton, a certified and registered Hatha and Iyengar-based yoga teacher and martial arts instructor.

flash workout challenge: The Hive Lifespan Center will host a Flash Bootcamp next Saturday at Tony Walker & Co., 5110 Main St., Williamsville. Space is limited and preregistration is required by calling 625-4483 or 445-3280. The cost includes a T-shirt and refreshments from the Bogavia Beauty Bar and Ciancarlo’s.


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


Alzheimer’s Support Group: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of Peace Nursing Home Family Room, 5285 Lewiston Road, Lewiston. Contact Phyllis Ham for information at 298-3735.

bereavement support: 5 p.m. Wednesday, Seneca Health Care Center, 2987 Seneca St. Free for anyone coping with grief, sadness or loss. The topic is “Say Their Names” (the healing power of reminiscing).