Health notes

TRUMBULL COUNTY CARES: Trumbull County CARES, a monthly support group for children who have lost a parent to addiction or have a parent in active addiction, and those who are caring for them, will meet 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Support groups will be divided into three separate groups to allow age-appropriate sharing — ages 8 to 12, 13 to 17 and 18 and older. Childcare for children aged 7 and under will be available, but you must call to reserve.

For more information on locations, times and reservations, call 330-544-8005.

FREE HEARING AIDS: Centers for Hearing Care, is now seeking local hearing-impaired candidates who are in financial crisis for their sixth annual Hearing for the Holidays mission. Potential candidates must contact Centers for Hearing Care at 330-779-8090, before Friday. Once selected, candidates receive audiological counseling, their own custom-made and fitted hearing aids and a limited supply of batteries, along with education and instruction on proper operation and care of their new hearing devices.

Candidates for the Hearing for the Holidays mission can be of any age but must be a current resident of Mahoning, Trumbull or Columbiana counties and be available Dec. 16 to receive their new aids.

If you know someone who is hearing- impaired and in financial crisis who may be a candidate for free hearing aids, contact the local mission team at 330-779-8090 before Friday.

SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: Fibromyalgia and / or Chronic Fatigue Support Group will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 20 at the First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren. Please note the group is going to winter hours. For info, please call 330-847-7001.

LUPUS GROUP TO MEET: The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter will host its monthly TeleTalk for Young Lupians at 2 p.m. Saturday. Please call 1-888-665-8787 to register.

This is a call-in teleconference for adolescents who are affected by lupus. The support group is an open, small-group environment that encourages discussion among lupus patients and their families.

Individual differences and confidentiality are respected.

For more information, please call the foundation toll-free or visit

GRIEFSHARE: GriefShare sessions are 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road NE. Attendees may visit at any point as each session is self-contained but weekly attendance is encouraged. Call 330-856-3463 for more information.

GRIEFSHARE: Churchill United Methodist Church, 189 Churchill Hubbard Road, Youngstown, is offering GriefShare to all who have had a loss in their lives. The group will meet 6 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 14 at the church. Call 330-759-1924 to join or for more information.

ADDICTION HELP: Addiction help is available through Coleman Access Center, 552 N. Park Ave., Warren. For information, call 330-392-1100 or 211.

For information about program sponsor, Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, visit or call 330-675-2765.

PARKINSON’S PROGRAM: Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital fitness program for people with Parkinson’s disease meets 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Fridays at the hospital, 8747 Squires Lane NE, Howland.

For information or to register, call 330-841-3893 or visit

SUPPORT GROUP: Circle of Hope, a support group for those with mental health diagnosis, will meet 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel Ave., Warren.

For more information, call 330-502-8103.

HYPNOSIS SESSION: A group hypnosis session for weight loss and smoking cessation will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at A Moment for Me Yoga Center, 8309 High St., Howland. There will be a free CD for use at home.

For registration, call 330-647-0399.

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

DUAL-DIAGNOSIS CONNECTIONS: NAMI Mahoning Valley announces a new weekly Connections support group for adults dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues. Lead by a NAMI trained individual who is living in mental health and substance abuse recovery, the group meets 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.

For more information, email or call 330-727-9268.

WELLNESS CLINICS: Shepherd of the Valley is offering wellness clinics at each of its locations in Trumbull County. Each site will provide a nurse to check blood pressure and blood glucose levels 10 to 11 a.m.:

• Niles, 1500 McKinley Ave. — second Wednesday of the month.

• Howland, 4100 North River Road — fourth Wednesday of the month.

For information, call 330-530-4041 or email

MVI HOSPICE CARE: Bereavement support groups are free to anyone who has lost a loved one, including a pet. Contact 330-759-9487 for 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 Administration 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 Mondays monthly.

For information, call 330-369-3010. Transportation can be arranged.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Class is 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.

QUIT SMOKING FOR FREE DIAPERS: The Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program at the Trumbull County Combined Health District offers pregnant women a free smoking cessation program and an opportunity to receive free diapers for up to one year after delivery.

For information, call 330-675-2590, Extension 3.

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

NAMI Mahoning Valley offers support groups for people and families dealing with mental illness:

• Girard Family Support — 11 a.m. first Thursday monthly, Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St., Girard.

• Austintown Family Support Group — 7 p.m. second Tuesday monthly, Alta Care building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

NAMI CONNECTION: Support group for those with mental health diagnosis meetings:

• 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.

• 6 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays monthly, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

• 6 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.

• NAMI Connection for people with substance abuse and mental illness, 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave, Youngstown.

For information, visit, call 330-727-9268 or e-mail

TCMH SCHEDULE: Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board November meeting schedule is:

• Budget and Finance Committee meeting, 4:30 p.m. today, Board Conference Room.

• ASAP Opiate Task Force meeting, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 21, TMHA First Floor, Conference Room A.

• Board of Directors Meeting, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 21, TMHA First Floor Conference Room A.

• Thanksgiving Day Office Closed.

• Office Closed Nov. 24.