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HILLSIDE OFFERS PARKINSON’S 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 Niles SCOPE. Call 330-480-2011 for a schedule.

MVI HOSPICECARE: Bereavement support groups are free to anyone who has lost a loved one, including a pet. Contact Lisa Altman, licensed social worker, at 330-759-9487 for additional information.

Sessions are 1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at First Presbyterian Church of Warren Fellowship Hall, 256 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, and 1 to 3 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month and 6 to 8 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at the Boardman Park Georgeanna Parker Administrative Building, 375 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman.

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

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.

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 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, and 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

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. Weight management through strength training is available.

• 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); chair yoga class, 11 a.m. Wednesday and Friday; exercise class for people with Parkinson’s, 11 a.m. Monday and Friday; Zumba classes at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday (free for SilverSneakers); Balance Booster class, 11 a.m. Thursdays; new SilverSneaker stability class, 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays; and new

Buns and Guns exercise class 10 a.m. Wednesdays (free to SilverSneakers).

• Talk With A Doc program “Vitamins and Supplements — What I Should Know!” noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Call to register. Light lunch is available.

• Free notary public services and living wills and durable power of attorney for health care, 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 29. Completed this day with help from palliative care staff.

• Free Peripheral Vascular Disease screening, 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 29. By appointment only.

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 Brain Injury Family Intervention and Insight Support Group is a survivor and family education / intervention program that serves brain injury patients, their caregivers and families. The group meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. the third Thursday of every month, except for July and August, in the boardroom. For meeting topic information or to register, call 330-841-3893.

• 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 more 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. For more 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. These free meetings are open to all caregivers and family members of a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Registration is appreciated, but not required. For more information, call 800-272-3900.

• The Birthplace at Trumbull Memorial Hospital provides Lamaze-in-a-Day and breastfeeding basics education classes. All classes are at Trumbull Memorial and a tour of the Birthplace is included. For more information, call 330- 841-9880.

• The Birthplace provides a Latch-On Breastfeeding Support Group, which meets 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Birthplace family waiting room at TMH. This group is free and is run by board-certified lactation consultants. Registration is appreciated, but not required. For more information, call 330-841-19880.

• Trumbull Memorial Hospital Diabetes Education provides an outpatient group class that 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 at TMH. Evening classes are offered quarterly Monday through Thursday and individual sessions are offered Monday through Friday. There is a fee for the classes, and a doctor’s referral and registration are required. For more information or to register, call 330-841-9689.