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Independent Living of Niagara County is sponsoring a Toy Lending Program, providing toys and equipment for children ages birth to 3 years old who have an identified developmental delay or disability. The program is open to families and service providers in early intervention programs. Play goals can be identified for your child, developmentally appropriate toys will be selected and support provided to parents and early intervention therapists and service coordinators. Items available for loan in the program include support and positioning items, adaptive switches, adapted, stacking, musical, electronic, push and pull toys, puzzles, books, blocks, rattles and more. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 284-4131, Ext. 200.

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Western New York Independent Living Inc. is sponsoring a social hour support group to help consumers of WNYIL Inc. gain skills in socializing by playing card games, cooking and other group setting activities. The group meets from 2 to 4 p.m. every third Friday of the month. For location information, call Danielle McMahon at 836-0822, Ext. 170.

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Spirit Seekers, a spiritual support group for those living with mental illness or their loved ones, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pilgrim-St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 335 Richmond Ave. The group meets every second Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Karl Shallowhorn at workingonwellnessbuffalo@gmail.com

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The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at The Pines Healthcare Rehabilitation Center, Machias Campus. The meeting is for caregivers and family members or friends of Alzheimer’s or dementia patients. Meetings are held every second Friday of the month. For more information, call 353-8516, Ext. 4630.

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The Stroke Support Group sponsored by the department of rehabilitation medicine at Kaleida Health for stroke survivors, caregivers, family members and friends, will meet from 2:30 to 4 p.m. every second Thursday of the month at St. Jude’s Center, 760 Ellicott St. Designed to be a place for fun, support, education and to share ideas and resources in an open environment. Featured also will be informational presentations by hospital staff and community experts. For more information, contact Linda at 859-5280 or Deborah at 859-7110.

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Community Services for Developmentally Disabled offers short-term residential options for individuals with developmental disabilities: emergency residence for temporary housing; site-based respite, an overnight capacity for individuals over age 18; transitional residence, a supervised group-style setting for the homeless; and Safe House, the only shelter in New York State specifically designed for individuals with developmental disabilities who are victims of domestic violence, crimes or abuse. For more information, call 883-8002.

Items of timely events may be submitted by fax, 856-5150 or by mail to City Desk, Events for People with Disabilities, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.