Cancer prevention events, gentle yoga, and a Slow Roll that leaves from the Buffalo Irish Center are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here.
Crucial Catch Day: Several Buffalo Bills alumni will participate in a health fair from noon to 3 p.m. in the second-floor cafeteria at Erie County Medical Center, 462 Grider St., in an effort to encourage the public to catch cancer early. Free cancer and other health screenings will be provided, along with information about all types of cancer, and health and wellness tips. The screening initiative will be made possible through the NFL, Bills Alumni Foundation and ECMC.
Slow Roll Buffalo: Gather starting at 5:30 p.m., roll at 6 p.m., Buffalo Irish Center 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo. Roughly 10-mile guided ride for all ages and abilities. First-time riders should register at slowrollbuffalo.org. Free.
Breast cancer support: 6 p.m., HSBC Community Room, The Heart Center of Niagara, 571 10th St., Niagara Falls; also 10 a.m. next Saturday, Southtowns Radiation Oncology, 550 Orchard Park Road, Suite A100, West Seneca.
Hereditary cancer support: Support and resources individuals with genetic predispositions to cancers, 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 68 Eagle St., Williamsville. For more info, visit fcfwny.org.
Holistic Health Series: “An Intro to Human Design,” touching on astrology, quantum physics, the Kabbalah and the Chakra system, 7 p.m., Amherst Public Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of their Human Design chart; you can request a chart at understandinghumandesign.com. Free. Register in person at the library or by phone at 689-4922.
Gentle yoga: 9:15 a.m., West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. For info, call 510-7457. $10; also 9:30 a.m., Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 5225 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. (for more info, visit karunayogabuffalo.com). $17; also 1:30 p.m., East Meets West Yoga, 162 Mill St. (within Glen Miller Tennis Club), Williamsville (for more info, visit eastmeetswestyoga.com). $15; also 6 p.m., Body Glyphix Studio, 12377 Big Tree Road, Wales. Free for cancer patients. $12.
Flu shot clinic: For those 18 and older, 3 to 8 p.m., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Golisano Center for Community Health, 533 10th St. Quadrivalent and high-dose influenza vaccines will be available along with two types of pneumonia vaccine. Patients with health insurance, including Medicare, should be prepared to present their insurance cards. No copay will be required. Those without insurance will be charged $25 for the quadrivalent influenza vaccine. Other vaccines will be available for a separate fee.
Mental health forum: Catherine Collins – who sits on the State Board of Regents, holds a doctorate in education administration from the University at Buffalo, and hosts the biweekly Women’s Health Show on WWWS-1400 AM – will lead a mental health forum, “Discussing Service and Addressing Needs,” from 10 a.m. to noon in Mount Olive Baptist Church, 701 E. Delavan Ave. The program is free and open to the public. Panelists will include Kevin Smith, deputy commissioner of the state Education Department; Dr. Jeffery Grace, a Buffalo psychiatrist; Dr. Michael Cummings, executive director of behavioral health at Erie County Medical Center; Jessica Pirro, CEO of Crisis Services; and Stacy Lewis-Beaufort, a Buffalo City Police lieutenant.
Million Hearts health fair: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hopewell Baptist Church, 1301 Fillmore Ave. Includes health screenings and information. Hosted by Millennium Collaborative Care. For more info, visit millenniumcc.org.
L is for Library Baby Shower: 11:30 a.m., Downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Lunch and learn for expectant parents and caregivers, and those with children up to age 1. Free lunch will be provided. Registration is required by calling 858-8900 or stopping into the library beforehand.
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