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Your "go to guide" for health seminars, events, support groups and opportunities all around WNY.
If you'd like your organization's meetings listed in our PUBLISHED MAGAZINE, please call Teresa at 716-608-8000 x8112 or email to: teastman@metrowny.com If you'd like your organization listed on our WEBSITE please scroll to the bottom of the page.

WNY Brain Aneurysm Support Group Educating, promoting & supporting brain aneurysm patients and their families. Meetings are held the 3rd (third) Thursday of each month at Millard Suburban Hospital, 1540 Maple Road, Williamsville, NY. 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the Board room on the lower level. Find out more information at bafound.org or email wnybafound@gmail.com .

Baby Cafe'
Pregnant and want to learn more about breastfeeding? Already breastfeeding and want to meet other moms? Have breastfeeding questions or concerns?

Join the first Baby Cafe' in the WNY area! Catholic Health's Baby Cafes offer a relaxing place to receive free support and information about breastfeeding facilitated by an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. All Cafes are FREE of charge, and dads and families are always welcome. Call 862-1939 or visit WomenCareWNY.org for more info.

Every Tuesday, 11am - 1pm
Piver Center for Women's Health (next to Sisters Hospital)
2121 Main St, Buffalo

EVery Thursday, 11am - 1pm
OLV Senior Neighborhood
55 Melroy Ave, Lackawanna

Chronic Pain Suffers Support Group A support group for those suffering from chronic pain. Group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at Dr. Matteliano's Office located at 235 North Street, Lower Level, Buffalo, NY 14201, from 5pm-6pm.

VACCINES FOR UNINSURED CHILDREN are available on a walk in basis Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 am to Noon at the Children's Clinic at St. Lawrence, Church, 1520 East Delavan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14215. There is a fee of $5 to $7.50 per shot. The Clinic is located in the Franciscan Guest House (behind the church/ school bldgs). There is off-street parking behind the church and on Roma Avenue. If coming by bus use the 26 line, Erb St stop eastbound, Wright Ave stop westbound. Questions call (716) 308-6302

R.E.A.C.H.
A support group for family members with a loved one who suffers from mental illness issues.
2nd Monday of each month 7pm - Elderwood Village, 5271 Main St, Williamsville for info call 901-1696

Amputee Support Group
at VA Western New York Healthcare System

VA Western New York Healthcare System in partnership with Mac Alpine Presbyterian Church is starting an amputee support group beginning Friday, February 24 at 2pm in room 503 and will continue to meet the last Friday of each month. The group will provide a forum for Veterans who have lost a limb or limbs to come together to discuss resources available. The February topic is benefits. For more information, contact Rich Jones at 862-7350.

Food Stamp enrollment and Financial Education courtesy of Catholic Charities
EVERY Tuesday from 10 am to 1 pm at the Children's Clinic at St Lawrence Church, 1520 East Delavan Ave, Buffalo. The Clinic is located in the Franciscan Guest House (behind the church/ school bldgs). There is off-street parking behind the church If coming by bus use the 26 line, Erb St stop eastbound, Wright Ave stop westbound. Questions call (716) 856-4494

Prostate Cancer Support Group
Please join us for our prostate cancer support group. These gatherings are part of a series of monthly get-togethers with various topics and guest speakers. To find out about this months topic call 716-844-5585. The event takes place the second Wednesday of every month from 6pm-8pm, in Harlem Professional Parks Lobby, located at 3085 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. Refreshments will be served. Friends and family are welcome!

MEDICAID, CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH PLUS FACILITATED ENROLLMENTS
EVERY Tuesday from 10 am to 1 pm at the Children's Clinic at St Lawrence Church, 1520 East Delavan Ave, Buffalo. The Clinic is located in the Franciscan Guest House (behind the church/ school bldgs). There is off-street parking behind the church If coming by bus use the 26 line, Erb St stop eastbound, Wright Ave stop westbound. Questions call 716-564-3630 Ext 22530
Co-Dependents Anonymous Tuesday Evening Meeting. This group meets at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive in Eggertsville. Use the side entrance. The meeting room is downstairs. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and go until approximately 9:00 p.m. Co-Dependents Anonymous, is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. At meetings, we share our experience, strength, and hope in our program of recovery. www.coda.org

AA of WNY – check out our website at: buffaloaany.org

Complete Senior Care is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) servicing nursing-home eligible Niagara County residents who want to remain living in the community. Call 716-285-8248 or email mcauliffe@completeseniorcare.org for more information.

Stretch your Grocery Dollar! Stay Fit Dining offers Seniors Over 60 a hot and nutritious lunch for only $2.50 confidential donation (no one is refused due to inability to pay). Food Stamps and EBT may be accepted too. There are 45 sites throughout Erie County every weekday- Call 858-7639 for a location convenient to you or more info! Enjoy the company of friends in your neighborhood, great menus, healthy diet tips from dieticians, and connection to other helpful services if desired.

Help for People With or Without Health Insurance Do you know someone who’s recently lost their health insurance? Have questions about your own health insurance? Do all the options have you confused about what coverage is really best for you? Erie County Senior Services’ Insurance Resource Center offers FREE assistance and information on Medicare, prescription, Extra Help, PPOs, HMOs and all the other aspects of long term care planning and health insurance, especially local plans and resources. Call 858-7883 for FREE and unbiased help today, or many resources are on-line at www.erie.gov/insuranceresourcecenter

FREE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP Olean General Hospital Education Center 515 Main Street Third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. For info. call (716) 375-4127

VA of Western New York Healthcare System along with Headway of Western New York a Support & Advocacy Agency for persons with brain injuries and other disabilities have joined together to help the families and care givers of survivors of brain injury.
Support group meetings will be the second Thursday of each month, Third floor, Room 301, 6:30—8:00 p.m. at Veterans Hospital, 3495 Bailey Ave, Buffalo, NY.
For more information call Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 862-7344 or Headway, 629-3636. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

DO YOU STUTTER?
If you a person who stutters or have a special interest in stuttering, you are welcome to attend the Nation Stuttering Association's local buffalo Chapter. Our meetings are to provide help and encouragement to our fellow stutterers. And, more importantly, to build self-confidence. If you are interest in attending a meeting, we meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7 PM to 9 PM. We meet at the University of Buffalo's Amherst campus in 280 Park Hall. If you have any questions, please e-mail Adrian at: mcadory.adrian@gmail.com

North Town Parkinson’s Wellness Group Meetings
The Northtown Parkinson's Support Group meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30pm at Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville. For additional information call 689-1559.

Divorce Care Support Group. All sessions held at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church 345 Main St E Aurora, Every Monday 6:30-8:30pm call 652-4627 for info. divorcecare.org
Overeaters Anonymous- 6:30 pm Mondays at Grace Church, 174 Cazenovia St., Bflo.

The Mental Health Association in Niagara County, Inc. provides a support group for those dealing with anxiety and depression at DeGraff Hospital in North Tonawanda. The group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is free of charge. For more information contact the Mental Health Association at 716-433-3780.

Asthma Connections, information referral & resource, nurse-coordinator will answer asthma questions
9 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday. Call 213-2100 or 1-888-799-7100.

Grief Support Group / Dengler & Roberts Funeral Homes - meets 2pm-3:30pm 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Pine Lawn Chapel, 2951 Harlem Rd, Cheektowaga, NY All are welcome. Info 873-7825

Brain Tumor Support Group-3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm, Dent Institute, 1st floor,
3980 Sheridan Dr., Amherst. Info: 822-2261

Southtowns Brain Tumor Support Group-1st Wednesday each month at 6:30 pm at Sterling Medical Center, 200 Sterling Drive, Orchard Park, Info: 824-1761 after 4 pm.

Schizophrenia Support Group(Grace Group), for those being treated for schizophrenia & schizo-affective mental health issues, meets Mondays at 7 pm, Mental Health Assn., 999 Delaware Ave., Bflo., Info: 886-9942

Free Child Immunization/Private Pay Adult Immunization Clinics, 9-11 am, 3rd Tuesday each month, Niagara County Health Dept., Lockport, Info: 278-1903

VA Wellness Programs – VA Healthcare Network Upstate NY is dedicated to improving the health of our veterans. Stress Management Program – (716)862-8595 Diabetes Management – (716)862-8844 ; Understanding your medications – (716)862-8881 or (716)862-3223 ; Dementia Care – (716)862-3237

Al-Anon Meeting – 11:00 a.m., Thursdays, Kenmore Alliance Church, Room 505, 175 Bonnet Ave
(off Delaware), Tonawanda.

Weinberg Campus offers both long-term and short-term volunteer opportunities that are flexible and can accommodate both individuals and groups, including students. For more information about these volunteer opportunities or others, call Volunteer Coordinator Katie Phillips at 639-3311, ext. 2125.

Caregivers, Take Care of Yourself. It is estimated that 85% of all care to the frail and disabled in this county is provided by family and friends. Often caregivers need someone to answer questions or guide them through the maze of services that may help them. There are classes and seminars, transportation options and safe driving assistance, support groups, and much more to help you better face the demands and challenges of caregiving – call 858-8526.

FREE 20 minute HIV Testing now available - "Getting tested saved my life!"- AIDS Community Services, 206 South Elmwood Ave, call 716-847-AIDS(2437)

Prostate cancer support group meets 7p.m. 1st Tuesday every month, Veterans Hospital, Rm 301, Buffalo, and 1st Thursday every month at St. Josephs Hospital, Cheektowaga. For info, call 743-7595.

Alzheimer's Association Programs & Services – For more information on: Support Groups, Respite Services, Education & Training and Memory Wellness Programs please call the WNY Chapter at (716)626-0600

Breast Cancer Network Of WNY –Support Group are held at 6:30pm the Second Tuesday of every month (Except August) – Unitarian Universalist Church, 6320 Main St, Williamsville meet in the Emerson Room. Call for more information 716-634-3010

AIDS & HIV Support Groups
HIV positive gay/bisexual men; Friends & family members; Gay/bisexual prevention group; Women's group. Contact Jessica at AIDS Family Services 881-4612 x 20.

Modular RN to BS Program in the Greater Buffalo area, by Roberts Wesleyan College. Informational Meetings for a free information packet please call Stephanie 585.594.6634 or 800.777.4RWC ext. 6073

“Sing for Health” Feel good by singing with the Friends of Harmony male chorus. Rehearsals 7:30pm Tuesday evenings at the SE Works Center, 181 Lincoln St, Depew. For more information call 876-7233

The Mended Heart – A support Group giving hope & encouragement to heart patients & their families. Meets 2nd Saturdays from Sept – June at Vets Hospital – 1pm, in room 1109. More info, call 634-3631

Women's Support Groups, hosted by Child & Family Services Haven House, for victims of domestic violence, meets 5:30-7 pm Tuesdays in Cheektowaga, 6-7:30 pm Thursdays in Southtowns; 10:30 am-noon Thursdays in Buffalo. For meeting locations or more info: 884-6005.

Cancer Coach Program provides support to those facing cancer diagnosis from individuals who've been there. Info: 694-1395

Hepatitis and Liver Disorders Support Group Meetings at ECC North Campus, Williamsville. Every 3rd Monday of the month, 6:30-pm -8pm. Building S, Dental Hygiene Conference Room. Call 1(877)716-3850 for more information.

Headway of Western New York – 976 Delaware Ave, Lower Level , Buffalo, NY 14209 – (716)629-3633 Support groups and advocacy agency for persons with brain injuries and other disabilities.
meet at Delaware location – PEER Support 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month 6:30-8pm; CARE GIVERS SUPPORT 1st Tuesday of the month 6:30-8pm; LIFE SUPPORT 1st Tuesday of each month 1pm-2:30pm. For more info please call (716)629-3633

Deaconess Family Planning Center. A confidential clinic providing reproductive health services. Sliding scale fee. For more info, please call 887-8272

Leukemia & Lymphoma Family Support Group meets 6 pm, 3rd Tues. of month, Roswell Park.
More info/reg. 834-2578 ext. 206

Transplant Support Group of WNY, monthly meeting 7-9 pm, 3rd Tues of each month. Walden Galleria Community Room. Info: 685-4799 or 675-0748

Co-Dependents Anonymous meetings, a group that deals with improving relationships. 7-8 pm Sundays. Brylin Hospital, 4th floor, Delaware Ave, Buffalo

REACH Support Group for family & friends of individuals with mental illness or neurological disorders. Meetings 7 pm every 4th Tuesday, St. Andrew's RC Church, Sheridan Dr. & Elmwood Ave, Tonawanda, Free info: 886-1242

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS Offered by Olean General Hospital In the Health Services Center at 500 Main Street Last Monday of each month (except Nov.) Noon-1 p.m. Open to the public.


24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE Toll-free 1-800-339-5209 Offered by Olean General Hospital Behavioral Health Professionals

PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASSES Choose a 4-week evening session on Wed. or Thursday at 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. OR One full-time Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For info. or registration, call (716) 375-6330.

Senior Services knows about eligibility criteria for benefit and entitlement programs that may help to save you money. You may be eligible / wish to participate in Food Stamps, HEAP, phone discounts, or property tax rebates, and many, many more programs. Call 858-8526 and ask for a Benefit Checklist or visit erie.gov/depts/seniorservices

It's Never "Too Early" to Learn about and Plan for Long Term Care. There's more to long term care than just nursing homes (which cost upwards of $90,000 per year in WNY). Erie County NY Connects at 858-8526 can help you learn more about services in our area for people of ALL ages. For children, adults, or seniors having problems with aspects of everyday living, experts can review your personal situation and discuss all the options for solutions. Planning may ensure you have more choices. Go to erie.gov/nyconnects for more information.

University Express is specially-designed to bring college-level type courses to older adults, in the comfort and convenience of community centers near you. The new semester starts late March/early April, but if you call 858-7548, they'll send you the schedule when finalized, or visit erie.gov/rsvp . Classes are very low cost registration, or even free of cost, and instructors are usually retired themselves but sharing their expertise.

RSVP Invites You to Share Your Experience. Numerous studies show volunteers live long and healthier lives, perhaps because they give back to the community their energy and knowledge by doing something they enjoy. RSVP (858-7548) will match your skills and interests with one of our 10

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Adult Support Group: Monthly support groups offer important information about coping with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and provide a community of support for individuals and their loved ones. 4th Tuesday of the Month from 7:30-9 at the DENT Tower 3980 Sheridan Drive. Call 362.1232 for more information.

Teen Support Group: We know how difficult it is to live with UC or Crohn???s as a teen and that???s why we created this group??? you are not alone! This is a place where you can learn and connect with other teens who share their stories and experiences. 2nd Wednesday of the Month from 6:00-7:30 at the Children's Hospital Board Room. Call 362.1232 for more information.

Ready, Set, Parent!
Parents of infants and toddlers are encouraged to jump start their baby smarts by enrolling in a free parenting workshop series offered by Ready, Set, Parent! Workshop topics cover Tuning in to Your Child, Infant Sleep and Nutrition, Safety in the Home and Childhood Illnesses, Learning through Play, Establishing Routines, Setting Limits, Coping with Stress & Helping Your Child to Cope and Promoting Literacy.
Ready, Set, Parent! which is a collaboration of EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) and Baker Victory Services, helps to build the confidence every parent needs to raise a happy, healthy child. For more information please call 332-4153 or visit www.epicforchildren.org

Kenmore Kindness is a neighborhood outreach program offering a free dinner, free gently-used clothing (in our Clothing Closet), free homework help, youth activities and prayer support. Everyone welcome. Kenmore Kindness meets year-round on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 P.M. at Buffalo Covenant Church, 786 Kenmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14216. 716-835-1794. For more information, please visit www.buffalocovenant.net.

Breast Milk Is Best
We have our meetings at Family Chiropractic located at 4017 Harlem Road in Synder (at the corner of Harlem & Saratoga). Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7pm.

Remember, feel free to invite a family member or lactating/pregnant friend to come with you if you'd like. All are welcome at our meetings.

If you are interested in becoming a member (though its not required) the yearly membership is $40. This includes a quarterly print publication mailed to your address directly from La Leche League International that features great articles about breastfeeding.

You do not need to be a member or attend LLL meetings if you have breastfeeding questions or need help with breastfeeding.

Please contact Mary Alice Garlipp at breastmilk_is_best@adelphia.net or 716-208-7234 with questions.

www.lllusa.org/NYE/Erie/erie.HTM

Bereaved Parents of The USA WNY Chapter Loss of child any age for parents and grandparents, siblings, Meeting second Friday of month 7:30 PM at Life Transition Center 150 Bennett Road Cheektowaga, NY Call Tony Or Bernie 716-675-3844
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