JOSEPH SHOAFF of Poland has been named divisional vice president of legal services and general counsel for Catholic Healthcare Partners Eastern Division, which includes Humility of Mary Health Partners in the Youngstown / Warren area and Mercy Health Partners in Scranton, Pa. Prior to his appointment, Shoaff was regional vice president of legal services for HMHP.
BARBARA GABRIEL of Austintown has been named manager for the laboratory at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center. Prior to her appointment, Gabriel was employed as a medical technologist at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
MICHELE NAPLES of Canfield has been named manager for the laboratory at St. Joseph Health Center. Prior to her appointment, Naples was employed as a charge technologist in the laboratory at St. Elizabeth Emergency and Diagnostic Center in Austintown.
Learn more about HMHP online at HMpartners.org.
The 22nd annual AMERICAN DIABETES ALERT DAY is being held today to encourage people to join the Stop Diabetes movement by taking the diabetes risk test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and if they are at high risk, to speak with their health care provider. The test is available from Sharon Regional Health System's Diabetes Center, 2395 Garden Way, Hermitage. For more information, call 724-981-6551. The Diabetes Center offers individualized treatment programs and education for those with Adult onset diabetes; Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes; and Pregnancy-related diabetes.
DR. TED SUZELIS, N.D., will be presenting a free lecture entitled, "How to Eat and Live Right for Your Blood Type" at 7 p.m. today at the Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St., Newton Falls. Suzelis will explain the scientific background behind the diet, as well as dietary and lifestyle guidelines for each blood type.
For more information or to register for the event, call Healthy Treasures at 330-872-1119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A NUTRITION OPEN HOUSE and last Tribune Chronicle Fitness Challenge Weigh-In will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the YWCA Warren lobby, 375 N. Park Ave., Warren.
Featured will be healthy food samples, nutrition literature, free recipe cards, health and wellness programs, a Pampered Chef consultant, Nutrilite giveaways, dietitians to speak to and more.
For more information, contact the YWCA at 330-373-1010.
HUMILITY OF MARY HEALTH PARTNERS and NEW BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH are co-sponsoring a free two-part program, which includes health screenings, a presentation on cancer and light lunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at New Bethel Baptist Church, 1507 Hillman St., Youngstown. Participants are then invited to Newport Library from 4 to 5 p.m. April 9 to get test results and learn what their numbers mean. For more information on screenings or to register, call the Healthline by Thursday at 330-480-3151 or 877-700-4647.
A HEALTH AT HOME PROGRAM will be held from 11 a.m. to noon or 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 31 at St. Elizabeth Health Center. This program teaches self-care and how to make decisions about your health using a book of step-by-step instructions for more than 200 health problems.
All program participants receive a free book, plus instruction and practice on how to use the book.
Free program with registration required by calling the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll-free 877-700-4647.
WELLNESSONE OF WARREN and HOWLAND CURVES will be performing free computerized scans of the spine from 8 to 10 a.m. or 3 to 6 p.m. March 30. Call to make an appointment at 330-505-3515.
ST.JOE'S AT THE MALL, located inside the Eastwood Mall, Niles, is hosting a Falls Prevention Program from 11 a.m. to noon or 6 to 7 p.m. on March 31.
Ben Melnykovich, St. Elizabeth Health Center injury prevention coordinator, will present information on the types of injuries due to falls, risk factors, in-home and outdoor risks, and prevention.
Participants will also view a short video on making changes in the home to prevent falls, as well as receive a falls prevention assessment to determine risk for falling, and referral to appropriate assistance.
The program is free but registration is required by calling 330-652-7542.
The ST. JOSEPH COMMUNITY CARE CENTER has relocated to 1296 Tod Place, Warren. The move puts the community care center in the same building as the St. Joseph Minor Emergency and Diagnostic Center. The St. Joseph Community Care Center provides primary care services to adolescents and adults. The phone number, 330-841-4643, remains the same.
ST. JOSEPH HEALTH CENTER, 667 Eastland Ave. N.E., Warren, is hosting a seniors luncheon at 2:30 p.m. today at the center classrooms on the second floor. Speaker will be Mary Ann Cashier, RN, with the topic "Stroke - Signs and Symptoms." Cost is $4. Call Barbara Datish at 330-841-4375 for more information.
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY will host the 4th annual Cattle Baron's Ball on Saturday at Antone's Banquet Center, 8578 Market St., Boardman. A VIP celebration starts at 6 p.m. and the ball begins at 7.
The theme of this year's ball is Denim and Diamonds.
Some of the activities scheduled include gourmet food stations, live music by John Reese and the Back Beat Band, auctions and casino gambling. The casino games are strictly for entertainment purposes. No cash winnings will be awarded.
Tickets to the VIP reception and the event are $150 per person. To attend the event only the cost is $100.
For tickets or more information contact Pam Marshall Wilson at the American Cancer Society toll free at 888-227-6446, Ext 2207, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The Niles Wellness Center and the Global Health & Fitness Center are the host locations for a WELLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM providing free presentations about changing your lifestyle. Seating is limited. Programs are held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Niles Wellness Center and every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Global Health & Fitness Center. For reservations, call 330-506-3488.
A fitness conditioning program is being offered at the Niles Wellness Center at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday. Call 330-349-9355 for more information.
R. SUDHEENDRA, M.D., F.A.C.S., a local cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, will present a lecture on the causes and the most modern treatments available for venous disease.
Approximately 80 million people in the United States suffer from some form of venous disease, such as ropy varicose veins, swollen legs, ulcers and restless leg syndrome. This is secondary to a condition called venous reflux disease.
The program will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 1, at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.
Seating is limited to 24 and registration is required. Call The Vein Center of Northeast Ohio at 330-306-0300 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
THE STEPPING OUT MINORITY DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM is a free program that includes line dancing, salsa, aerobics and other activities, as well as diabetes prevention; healthy eating and cooking classes; and regular health screenings for cholesterol, body fat, weight and blood pressure. There are weekly prize drawings for regular participation.
For more information, call the McGuffey Center, 330-744-4377; OCCHA, 330-781-1808; or United Methodist Community Center, 330-743-5149, Ext. 226.
MENDED HEARTS, CHAPTER 7, a support group for heart survivors and their families will be meet at 7 p.m. March 31, in the Azalea Room of St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center. Guest speaker will be William Harris, chief perfusionist of Ochsner Health Systems of New Orleans. His topic for the evening will be "Keeping you alive during heart surgery". An optional dinner will be held in the Terrace Cafe at 5:30 p.m. The public is welcome. For more information, contact Joe Clark at 330-702-8859. A speakers bureau is available to local organizations. Contact Lee Meadows at 330-793-2531 for available dates.
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren. This group is for those with or those who know someone with a mental illness. For more information, call the church at 330-392-6276.
AN ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AQUATIC PROGRAM is being offered from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Q Club pool, 8094 E. Market St., Howland. Cost is $3. The program will be led by an Arthritis Foundation certified instructor.
PANIC RELIEF INC., a nonprofit educational organization, meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, visit panicreliefinc.com or call the office at 732-940-9658.
SURVIVORS NETWORK OF THOSE ABUSED BY PRIESTS (SNAP) meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at the Youngstown Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown. Survivors, family members and supporters can attend these confidential meetings. For more information, contact Judy Block Jones, SNAP Ohio Valley Regional Director, 636-433-2511, firstname.lastname@example.org; youngstowntruth.org
ST. JOE'S AT THE MALL is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday next to the inside entrance of Sears at Eastwood Mall, Niles. The schedule includes:
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