Health Notes

August 5, 2008

A blood drive, sponsored by Upstate New York Transplant Services, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the auditorium at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Call 85-DONOR for information.


The La Leche League of Niagara Falls will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mary C. Dyster Women’s Pavilion, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Call 622-1195 for information


A free eight-week Arthritis Foundation exercise program for people with arthritis will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Lady’s Workout Express, 5497 Broadway, Lancaster. The exercises are designed to increase joint flexibility, range of motion and muscle strength. Advance registration is necessary; call 681-8636.


After a Parent Dies, an eight-session grief support group for adults who have lost a parent within the last 18 months, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 6-Sept. 24) in Life Transitions Center, 150 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga. The fee is $80. For information and to register, call 836-6460 or visit www.lifetransitionscenter.com.


Support groups, and phone numbers to call for information include: grief, for adults coping with the pain of the sudden, traumatic death of a loved one, 6 p.m. today, S-6 Meeting Room, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., 433-3780; Alcoholics Anonymous First Step, 8 p.m Friday, auditorium, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 278-4569; depression and bipolar alliance, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, S-6 Conference Room, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 278-4748 or 478-9551; Alcoholics Anonymous International Group, 6:30 p.m Saturday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 278-4569; Narcotics Anonymous, 5 p.m., Sunday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, Niagara Falls, 278- 4569.

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