Health notes

MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISCUSSION: The First Ohio Chapter of The Federation of Families will present “Medical Marijuana — Legalization and Other Hot Topics,” 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at 142 Javit Court, Austintown. Angela McClellan, MSOL, OCPSII, is the speaker. For more information, call Rachel at 330-538-0184 or Chrysann at 330-538-4649.

LEAD POISONING PREVENTION: Warren City Health District Nursing Division, 258 E. Market St., Suite 327, Warren, will hold free lead poisoning and prevention screenings 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 24 for Warren children ages 1 to 6. Results will be provided the same day. Lead Poisoning and Prevention Week is Oct. 23 to 29.

RECOVERY PROGRAM: Recovery Inc., a self-help mental health group, will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road. Call 330-747-1176 for information.

COUNSELING FOR CHILDREN: Greentree Counseling Center Inc. is hosting a summer program, therapy and social skills program for children ages 5 to 14 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Warren Family Mission, 155 Tod Ave. NW, Warren. To register or for information, call 330-372-2200.

HILLSIDE OFFERS PARKINSON PROGRAM: Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital is offering a fitness program for people with Parkinson’s disease 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Fridays at Hillside’s boardroom, 8747 Squires Lane NE, Howland. For information or to register call 330-841-3893 or visit

PROGRAM OFFERED FOR DEALING WITH ISSUES: An eight-step program based on the Beatitudes is open to anyone dealing with a life-controlling habit or issue 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at the Bloomfield Recovery Center, 10113 Creaser Ashtabula Road, Bloomfield. For information, call 330-599-2402.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Neighborhood Health Watch provides free health screenings once a month at the Niles SCOPE center. Call 330-480-2011 for schedule.

MVI HOSPICECARE: Bereavement Support Groups are free and open to anyone who has lost a loved one (including a pet). Contact Lisa Altman, LSW, at 330-759-9487 for additional information. Boardman Park Georgeanna Parker Administrative Building, 375 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman: 1 to 3 p.m. first Wednesday of every month; and 6 to 8 p.m. fourth Monday of every month. And First Presbyterian Church of Warren Fellowship Hall, 256 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, 1 to 3 p.m. third Wednesday of every month.

MS GROUP TO MEET: Courage, Hope and Faith MS Support Group meets 6 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Warren Council, 1947 E. Market St., Warren. For more information, call Kevin at 330-306-8399 or email

LEARN ABOUT ARTHRITIS: To learn more about strengthening the parent-teacher partnership for children with arthritis, request the free Arthritis Foundation brochure “Juvenile Arthritis: A Teacher’s Guide” by calling 216-285-2836 or 800-245-2275, ext. 6416.

QUIT SMOKING: Baby and Me Tobacco Free Program, which aims to help expectant mothers and mothers quit smoking is being offered at the Trumbull County Combined Health District. Call 330-675-2590, ext. 3, for details about the program.

CHAT WITH A CANCER EXPERT: Those who are seeking more information about a cancer diagnosis or treatment can chat with a cancer information specialist online at Trained professionals can answer questions about specific cancers, treatment options, medications and local patient services.

MOOD DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP MEETS: Mental Wellness Circle of Hope holds meetings 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel Drive NW, Warren. The group is open to anyone diagnosed with a mood disorder, has a loved one who is diagnosed or who thinks they might have depression or bipolar disorder. The group offers peer-to-peer support. For more information, call 330-502-8103.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP: A mental health support group meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first and third Friday of each month. For information, call the Mahoning Valley Hope Center at 330-369-3010. Transportation can be arranged.

HEALTH CARE SIGNUP IN KINSMAN: Health care signups are 2 to 4 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at Kinsman Free Public Library. For information, contact Charlene W. Allen, a certified health care navigator, at Access Health Mahoning Valley, 330-360-1901, or at Handouts of eligibility requirements are available at the library.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY CLASS PLANNED: A class using Celebrate Recovery materials will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Warren Revival Center Fellowship Hall, 4000 W. Market St., Leavittsburg. Call 330-898-4295 for information.

FLU CLINICS TO BE HELD: Flu clinics will be 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. daily at the Warren West Community Health Center, 716 Tod Ave. SW, Warren. Walk-ins are welcome. Call 330-373-0222 for more information.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT VACCINATIONS: The Trumbull County Combined Health District is offering vaccinations to children and adults. For information, prices or an appointment, call 330-675-2590, Ext. 3. Adult TB testing is available by appointment.

NAMI Mahoning Valley, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, offers a variety of support and educational groups for families and individuals dealing with mental health issues.

• NAMI family support groups are monthly support groups aimed at providing information and support for family members and friends of individuals with mental illness. They are 11 a.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Girard Library, 105 E. Prospect St., Girard, and 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at D&E Counseling Center, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

• NAMI Connection is a support group connecting individuals who live with mental illness in a structured discussion format. It is limited to adults living with a mental health diagnosis to promote self-disclosure in a safe, confidential environment. It is free to anyone with a mental health diagnosis. Groups meet 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, and 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at D&E Counseling Center, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

For information, call 330-531-7490, email, or visit for more info.

ST. JOE’S AT THE MALL: The site next to Sears in the Eastwood Mall is open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For information, call 330-652-7542, unless otherwise noted.

• Free blood pressure screenings 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

• Flu shots and pneumonia vaccines available. Call for details.

• Strong Hearts-Strong Bones — Fitness center with 40 strength and cardio machines. Call or stop in for an appointment to join. All members receive an initial free fitness evaluation and personalized workout plan with the exercise physiologist.

nutrition. Call for an appointment. Weight management through strength training is available for fee.

∫ St. Joe’s at the Mall is a SilverSneakers site and a Silver and Fit site. Those with the Medicare Part C plan may be eligible.

∫ Monthly Exercise Classes — Free low-impact aerobic group exercise, 8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 10 a.m. Monday and Friday; free SilverSneakers class, 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday; easy yoga class, 11 a.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Thursday (free with SilverSneakers); free chair yoga class, 11 a.m. Wednesday and Friday; free exercise class for people with Parkinson’s, 11 a.m. Monday and Friday; New  Zumba classes weekly at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday (free for SilverSneakers); Balance Booser class, 11 a.m. Thursdays. New SilverSneaker Stability Class, 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

∫ National Memory Screening Week, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. today. Short assessment from staff at Youngstown State University School of Gerontology.

∫ New tai chi chih class starting 10 a.m. today. Call for details and to register.

∫ Talk with the Doc program, “Psoriasis and Other Skin Disorders,” with Dr. Craig Candle, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Call to register.

∫ Grief 101, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday with Kim Calhoun, grief support specialist from Hospice of the Valley. Call to register.

∫ Free Peripheral Vascular Disease Screening, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27. Nurse will measure blood flow to the legs by doing Ankle Brachial Index. By appointment only.

∫ Free notary public services and free living wills and durable power of attorney for healthcare, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27. Completed this day with help from Palliative Care staff.

∫ Special program — Dry Mouth, What to do and Why do I get that? 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Dr. Sheffali Sheth-Nadler, DMD, will be presenting. Call to register. Light lunch.

VALLEYCARE HEALTH SYSTEM OF OHIO — ValleyCare Health System of Ohio’s programs and support groups are offered at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, 8747 Squires Lane NE, Howland, and Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Warren.

∫ The Mahoning Valley Spinal Cord Injury Support Group meets 5 to 6 p.m. the second Monday of every month in the occupational / center one gym at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital. For information or to register, call 330-841-3709.

∫ The Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital Stroke Support Group meets 2:30 to 4 p.m. the first Thursday of every month in the boardroom at Hillside. Stroke survivors, their family members and friends are welcome to attend. For information or to register, call 330-841-3891.

∫ The Alzheimer’s Association support group meets 10 a.m. the third Wednesday of every month in conference room F on the ground floor of Trumbull Memorial Hospital. The meetings are free to all caregivers and family members of a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. For information or to register, call 800-272-3900.

∫ The Birthplace at TMH provides Lamaze-in-a-Day and breastfeeding basics education classes. All classes are at TMH. For more information on class schedules or to register, call 330-841-9880.

∫ The Birthplace at TMH also provides a Latch-On Breastfeeding Support Group, which meets 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Birthplace family waiting room on 3 North at the hospital. For information or to register, call 330-841-19880.

∫ The Trumbull Memorial Hospital Diabetes Education Support Group meets 1 to 2 p.m. the second Monday of every month in conference room F on the ground floor of TMH. This support group is open to anyone with diabetes, and to their family and friends. For information or to register, call 330-841-9689.

∫ Diabetes Education also hosts an outpatient group class, which is held over four days. Times are 2 to 3 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays in the diabetes education classroom, Room 905 at TMH. Evening classes and individual sessions are offered. There is a fee for the outpatient group classes, and a doctor’s referral and registration are required. For information or to register, call 330-841-9689.