Health and wellness

Fibromyalgia Awareness: Support group will meet from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Julia Boyer Reinstein library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga. Those with fibromyalgia or family and friends are welcome. For more info, call 207-1827.

Breast Cancer Support: 6 p.m. Tuesday in Breast Cancer Network of Western New York Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. Tricia Sauer, a registered dietitian, will give a talk titled “Nutritional Education for Survivors.” Call 864-0056 or email to register.

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. For more info, contact Sarah Pietrowski at 632-3700 or visit

Stroke support: Group meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, fifth floor, Rehabilitation Medicine wing, Buffalo General Medical Center, 100 High St.; call 859-5280 or 859-7110.

Kidney Disease Education: 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Eggertsville-Snyder Library, 4622 Main St., Snyder. Free. Learn how kidneys function, about the causes of chronic kidney disease and how to better manage it. To register, call 523-9604 or visit

Parkinson’s Support: For those with the disease, as well as family members and caregivers, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Brooke Ayoub, from Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine, will present a therapeutic yoga breathing class.


Vinyasa Yoga: Six-session class starts 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Buffalo Spine and Sports, 100 College Parkway, Suite 100, Williamsville; Yoga for a Healthy Back, Joints & Bones six-series class starts at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $100 for each series. For more info, visit or call 725-7066.

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. Thursday, St. John Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St., Williamsville; $10 per class, bring mat. For more info, email, call 604-7536 or visit

Be Active mall walk: For older adults, 9:15 a.m. Friday, Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga. Free.


Weston L. Price Foundation: Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Trocaire College’s Russell J. Salvatore School of Hospitality, 6681 Transit Road, Lancaster. Talk will feature Lori and Ben Gehl, of Providence Creek Farm (formerly Chicken Worth Eating) in Clarence, who will discuss pasture-based farming.

Indigenous Food Talk: Talk on ancestral and Native American approaches to diet and wellness, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Audubon Branch Public Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Guest speaker is Laticia McNaughton, who runs a Native American wellness blog website; call 689-4922 to register.


electricity and you: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Power Vista, Lewiston Road, Lewiston. Features movies narrated by Bill Nye the Science Guy, guided tours and live presentations on the basics of electricity. Energy efficiency informational materials and fun sheets for kids also will be available. Admission and parking are free; for more info, call 286-6661 or email

Parenting seminar: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Clarence Doodle Bugs, 8584 Sheridan Drive, Clarence; Dr. Jayson Roland, of Williamsville Pediatrics, will give a talk titled “Fostering Healthy Eating and Sleeping Habits with Infants and Toddlers.” Free; light refreshments provided.

NAMI Support: National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo & Erie County groups will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, lower level, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville; guest speakers will talk about the closure of the Children’s Psychiatric Hospital. West Seneca Councilman Gene Hart and Patty Moran, spokeswoman for the psychiatric hospital, will be there to talk and answer questions.

Good for the Neighborhood: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St.; free event will include a farmers’ market and healthy cooking demonstration with food samples. Health screenings and prescription information also will be available.