Health and wellness

Parkinson’s caregiver support: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dent Towers, fifth-floor, UBNS administrative offices, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For more information, contact Mary Ellen at 833-5389.

Wellness talk: Dr. Marc Violante, a chiropractor, will give a talk titled “Reorganizational Healing: Wellness Care vs. Disease Care” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Audubon Branch of the Amherst Public Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. For more info, visit or call 689-4922.

Breast Cancer Support: Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Room 723A, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. For information, call 754-4719 or 434-5081.

Living Without Diabetes: “Former Diabetics Speak Out,” 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Positive Health and Wellness, 1416 Sweet Home Road, Suite 7, Amherst. Learn methods for reversing diabetes, increasing your energy, losing weight and reducing or eliminating the need for medications with your doctor’s help. Reservations required by calling 833-1664.

Kidney Talk: 6 p.m. Thursday, Northtowns Dialysis Center, 4041 Delaware Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Learn how kidneys function and the causes of chronic kidney disease; how medications, diet and nutrition work together to help keep you healthy; how to manage other related health conditions, including diabetes and hypertension. Free. To register, call 871-8103 or visit

Kidney Support: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, SNI Cattaraugus Health & Wellness Center, 36 Thomas Indian School Drive, Irving. Those with kidney disease, kidney transplant patients and their families are welcome to attend. For more info, call 725-4328 or 997-0073 or email

Advances in Joint Replacement Surgery: Free talk by Dr. Nicholas J. Violante of Excelsior Orthopaedics, 11 a.m. Friday, Sawyer Gardens Senior Housing, 2132 Sawyer Drive, Wheatfield. Call 278-4604 to register.

Bosom Buddies of WNY: Breast cancer survivor support group meets at 10 a.m. next Saturday, Nativity Lutheran Church, 970 Main St., East Aurora. This program includes the annual potluck lunch. For more info, call 652-4985.


Yoga: Slow (foundational) Vinyasa yoga at 6 p.m. and restorative yoga at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St.; one-hour classes cost $10 each, no registration required.

Dance Moves: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. John’s Grace Church, 51 Colonial Circle. Inspired therapeutic group classes increase your flexibility, tone your muscles, improve your posture and make you feel better. Cost is $8 per class. For more info, call 574-5503.

PILATES: 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Karyn Kelly Dance Studio, Main Street at Transit Road, Transitown Plaza, Clarence. Cost $6. For more info, visit or call 866-3735.

Gentle Restorative Yoga: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Body Glyphix Studio, 12377 Big Tree Road, Wales Center; $12, free for anyone with cancer.


Winter Market at Horsefeathers: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, first floor and lower level of the Horsefeathers Market & Residences, 346 Connecticut St.; wide variety of local products including fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, wine, biscotti, cookies, homemade dog treats, jams, soaps, chocolates and pasta.


Chess Open House: noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Central Library, One Lafayette Square. Preregister by emailing

Respite Care Talk: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Hearts and Hands, 50 John St., Akron. Hearts and Hands, a nonprofit agency that pairs volunteers with elderly and disabled persons in need of transportation and basic services, is offering this workshop for anyone interested in how to provide this kind of assistance. To register or for more info, call program director Sandy Barillari at 406-8311.

ART Exhibit: Opening reception of “Drift,” an exhibition by Adam Weekley on view through March 15, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St. Free. Originally conceived loosely as a children’s book, the work in “Drift” is Weekley’s most explicitly narrative work to date, and is a jumble of memory and imagery inspired by the songs and visual legacy of country singer Dolly Parton. For more info, visit or call 348-1430.