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.

Prostate support: The US TOO! Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in Room 301 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Ave. Dr. Lynn M. Steinbrenner, chief of oncology at the VA, will be guest speaker. This informal information meeting is 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 the group’s hotline at 743-7595.

Brain injury support: For individuals who have sustained a mild to moderate brain injury, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Headway of WNY, 2635 Delaware Ave; (enter at Suite B); Women’s Peer Support. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, and Caregiver’s Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in same location.

Memory care support: Alzheimer’s support group at 3 p.m. Wednesday and daughter’s support group to follow at 5 p.m., Harris Hill Nursing Facility, 2699 Wehrle Drive, Clarence. Contact Sarah Pietrowski at 632-3700 or visit

Parent’s Grief Support: Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 723B, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. For info, call 282-3368.

Kidney Disease Education: 6 p.m. Thursday, Orchard Park Dialysis Center, 3801 Taylor Road, Orchard Park. 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 209-7200 or visit

Parkinson’s Support: Parkinson’s Foundation of WNY monthly support group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville. For more info, call 689-1559.

Expectant Parents Class: One-day class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Saturday, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Class size is limited; preregister in advance by calling 298-2618 or 298-2385.


Tai Chi Open House: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Buffalo Taoist Society, 968 Kenmore Ave. There will be demonstrations, refreshments, a chance to meet instructors and ask questions about tai chi for health. For more info, visit, call 876-7218 or email

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance six-week series begins at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St.; $56 for series. Preregistration required through instructor Monica Zucco, at or 882-0772.

Tai chi: Exercise for seniors, 10 and 10:45 a.m. Monday and Friday, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca, one mile east of Union Road. For more info, call 675-9288. Free for Erie County residents.

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. Visit or email for more info.

Tai Chi: With Bob White in North Tonawanda, 11 a.m. Monday, DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St.; wear loose comfortable clothes, beginners welcome. Cost is $5 per class.

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, email or call 574-5503.

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St.; free. Call 828-1093 or email for more info.

PILATES: 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Karyn Kelly Dance Studio, Main Street at Transit Road, in the Transitown Plaza, behind T.J. Maxx, Clarence. Cost $6 per drop-in class. For more info., visit or call 866-3735.

Yoga in the Gallery: 5:15 p.m. Tuesday and noon Wednesday, Buffalo Arts Studio, Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main St., Suite 500, Buffalo, 14214. Contact instructor, Monica Zucco, at or 882.0772 for further info.

Essentrics: Strengthens the muscles in an elongated position to help increase agility, speed of movement, relief of pain and prevention of injuries, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 861 Brighton Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Cost is $10 per class; bring own mat. For more info, email, call 604-7536 or visit

Gentle Restorative Yoga: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Body Glyphix Studio, 12377 Big Tree Road, Wales Center; $12 drop-in fee, free for anyone with cancer. For more info, visit


Grief Share: For adults coping with the loss of a loved one, 6 p.m. Tuesday, S-3, Room 353, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Call 278-4604 or 433-3780 to register.

Grief share: Support for those who’ve lost a loved one, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, sixth floor, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.

Grief share: Support for those who’ve lost a loved one, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mental Health Association in Niagara County, 36 Pine St., Lockport.