Health notes

NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH WATCH: Mercy Health Neighborhood Health Watch is holding free cholesterol screening, glucose screening and blood pressure screening (fasting from midnight), at area SCOPE Centers, as follows: Champion SCOPE, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday; Howland SCOPE, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 11; Cortland SCOPE, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 25; Lordstown SCOPE, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26; Warren SCOPE, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 20; and Niles SCOPE, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 28.

GRIEFSHARE: GriefShare Fall 2018 group will meet 5 p.m. Sunday at Life Church of God, Leavittsburg campus, 610 S. Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg.

For more information and pre-registration, call the church at 330-898-1131; for more information about GriefShare or to register online, go to

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: A meeting of Gamblers Anonymous will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman. Another G.A. meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at at the Christ Presbyterian Church, 3425 Hopkins Road, Youngstown.

There is no charge for the meetings, although collections are taken up at each meeting to provide for coffee, sugar and creamer, treats, and free literature.

Meetings last about one-and-a-half hours and are both closed meetings, or, you must have suffered from a gambling addiction to attend.

RALLY FOR RECOVERY: The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention’s (ASAP) sixth annual Rally for Recovery will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at Eastwood Field in Niles.

A one-mile Recovery Walk is scheduled at 1 p.m. T-shirts will be given to everyone registered before Aug. 27 at

The event will feature music, educational materials, cornhole and other games, a selfie booth, auction, an addiction memorial and free lunch. Kids can play in the Fun Zone and meet Scrappy and Batman.

Anyone interested in becoming involved in ASAP or to request more information, call 330-675-2765, Ext. 119, or visit our website at

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: The Warren Health District, 258 E. Market St., Warren, will hold child immunization clinics 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 10 and 24. A special clinic day is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 19.

All clinics are walk-ins with no appointment necessary. An updated shot record for each visit is required. A $21.25 administration fee is charged. Medicaid is accepted and participants are asked to bring an insurance card. For information, call 330-841-2596.

PROSTATE CANCER GROUP: A Prostate Cancer Group will meet 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Radiation Oncology Center at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, 353 E. Market St., Warren. The group is open to anyone touched by prostate cancer either by diagnosis or by supporting a loved one with prostate cancer.

There is a core group of three to four survivors who regularly attend. Register nurse Jack Norton is the facilitator for the group.

LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP: The Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Panera Bread, U.S. Route 422 in Niles. The event is free and open to family and friends.

Those with questions should call 330-978-3749.

OSTOMY SUPPORT: The Youngstown area Ostomy Support Group will meet 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown. This is a nonprofit, self-help support group. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Anna Fitzgerald at 330-480-3440 or email Anna–

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS: Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care’s “Change Your Future” campaign is seeking volunteers for assisted living and nursing facilities. Volunteers read, play cards or music, or do arts and crafts with patients, bring their pets, or run errands and provide respite for family members.

For information, contact Ashley Green at 330-899-9100 or or visit

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

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

WELLNESS CLINICS: Shepherd of the Valley is offering wellness clinics at each of its locations in Trumbull County. A nurse will check blood pressure and blood glucose levels.

The clinics are 10 to 11 a.m. the second Wednesdays monthly at 1500 McKinley Ave., Niles, and fourth Wednesdays at 4100 North River Road, Howland. For information, call 330-530-4041 or email

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.

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

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

• Addiction and Mental Health Program Committee, 4:30 p.m. today, Board Conference Room;

• ASAP Rally for Recovery, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Eastwood Field 111 Eastwood Mall Blvd., Niles;

• NAMI Mahoning Valley Steering Committee, 11 a.m. Sept. 11, Board Conference Room;

• Operation: EMPTY Medicine Cabinet, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12, Trumbull-Geauga Waste Mgt. 5138 Enterprise Drive, Warren;

WELLNESS CENTER PROGRAMS: The Niles Wellness Center offers the following programs. To register, call the center at 330-349-9355 or email or Lynda Briach at

• Free SilverSneakers class for members — 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays;

• Yoga with Tricia — 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mats are provided;

• Spinning class — 6:30 p.m. Mondays, 7 p.m. Thursdays, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. Free for SilverSneakers and Fitness members.