Dr. John Mistretta's Back 2 Health Chiropractic, 1975 Niles-Cortland Road N.E., Warren, has partnered with Mr. Wellness, Butch Temnick, in participating in a WELLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM for those in Trumbull County.
This presentation teaches adults how to change their lifestyle and take control of their health. Those who are currently on medication and would like to be off of it or would like to prevent themselves being put on medication may be interested in this program.
Mistretta has more than 22 years experience specializing in chiropractic wellness and educating the public on how to improve quality of life through natural methods. Temnick is a former wellness coordinator for the Horry County Government and a wellness instructor for Coastal Carolina University and Webster University in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
For more information and reservations, call 330-856-3236.
Dr. David Podolsky from the Ankle & Foot Care Centers will be the main speaker for the DIABETIC SUPPORT GROUP at its 6 p.m. meeting on Thursday. Charity Ricciardi, Shepherd of the Valley corporate wellness coordinator, also will present information on "Staying Fit and Healthy with Diabetes."
The meeting will be held at Shepherd of the Valley-Niles, 1500 McKinley Ave., Niles. The Diabetic Support Group offers those living with diabetes important information on managing their diabetes by staying healthy and fit. Light snacks will be provided.
For more information, contact Kristen Taylor, marketing/admission director, at 330-544-0771, Ext. 2817 or e-mail KristenT@
THE ALZHEIMER ASSISTANCE AND REFERRAL NETWORK hosts a free neighborhood support group, providing an opportunity for caregivers to share with and learn from others going through the same difficult experience.
The group meets at 6 p.m. today at Girard Library, 105 E. Prospect St., Girard, and 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Church, 2860 E. Market St., Warren. For more information, call 330-788-9755 or 1-866-822-2102
THE ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AQUATIC PROGRAM will be offered beginning Monday at the Davis Family YMCA. Developed specifically for people with arthritis, this warm water exercise program has been documented to reduce arthritis pain and stiffness while keeping joints flexible and muscles strong.
Classes meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5 to 5:45 p.m. for four weeks. Registration runs Wednesday through Sunday at the YMCA, and registration fees for this program are $44.
The ability to swim is not required to participate in this program. To register, visit the Davis Family YMCA. For more information, contact Chris Hughes at 330-480-5655.
A CHILD IMMUNIZATION CLINIC will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Niles City Health Department, 34 W. State St. No appointments are necessary. Those bringing a child must have the child's immunization records. For information, call 330-544-9000, Ext. 163.
Otterbein United Methodist Church, 1128 State Road, Champion, will hold its first HEALTH FAIR from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. There will be a 1-mile run/walk for ages 6 to 14, screenings, games, drawings and more. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds will go to benefit the Nehemiah Mission in Cleveland. For more information, call the church at 330-847-7072.
The first annual FAMILY AND FRIENDS MELANOMA WALK is being held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Perkins Park in Warren.
Those wishing to join supporters of melanoma research are to meet at the Foster Pavilion in the park. Shirts for the event are available for $10 each, and a donation site online has been set up at www.firstgiving.com/
The Niles City Health Department will hold a TDAP IMMUNIZATION CLINIC from 1 to 3 p.m. July 30. The immunization is required for seventh graders this fall. Cost is $3 or free for those with Medicaid or the uninsured. Those attending are to bring the child's immunization records.
A CHILD IMMUNIZATION CLINIC will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the Warren Health Department, 418 S. Main St. All clinics are walk-ins. Those attending are to bring a child's shot records. There is a $5 administration fee with Medicaid card accepted. For information, call 330-841-2596.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP meeting is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Conference Room F, Warren.
For more information, call the Alzheimer's Association at 330-533-3300 or 800-272-3900.
NAR-ANON, a 12-step program for relatives and friends who have been adversely affected by a loved one's addiction to drugs, will meet at 7 p.m. every Friday at the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 160 Clifton N.E., Howland. For more information, call Bill at 330-856-3822.
THE Q CLUB FITNESS FACILITY is offering a free workout class the third Saturday morning of each month. Offered are beginner aerobic classes, nine water classes and zumba. For more information, call 330-856-4777.
The Niles Wellness Center and the Global Health & Fitness Center are the host locations for a WELLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM providing free presentations about changing lifestyles. Seating is limited. Programs are held 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Niles Wellness Center, and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays 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. Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 330-349-9355 for more information.
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.
For more information, call the McGuffey Center, 330-744-4377; OCCHA, 330-781-1808; or United Methodist Community Center, 330-743-5149, Ext. 226.
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.
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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THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY will have an educational program for cancer survivors and caregivers on complementary therapy at 6:30 p.m. July 27 at the Society's Northeast Ohio Region office, 525 North Broad St., Canfield.
Shellie Warino, B.S., R.T., the clinical coordinator of radiation therapy at Kent State University, is the featured speaker. Complementary therapy refers to treatments, techniques or methods that are used along with standard or mainstream medicine. Some complementary therapies may help relieve certain symptoms of cancer or its treatment.
To date, information on how many patients actually use complementary methods has been limited.
Some types of complementary therapy include acupuncture, prayer/spiritual practice, relaxation, nutritional supplements and vitamins, meditation, religious counseling, massage, support groups, yoga, hypnosis, aromatherapy and Reiki.
The program is free but limited to 50. Reservations may be made by calling Deborah Moore at the American Cancer Society at 1-888-227-6446, Ext. 2104.
n The American Cancer Society will have four speaker's bureau trainings over the next few weeks in the Northeast Ohio Region for volunteers who would like to make presentations to community groups, clubs, churches and other agencies. Once trained, the speakers will have the opportunity to talk to groups in their communities. Each person will have the knowledge to make presentations and provide information.
Volunteers will never be asked to make a presentation about a topic or subject they do not feel comfortable talking about. And, they can volunteer to speak when their schedule permits.
Each training will last no longer than two hours. The upcoming dates, times and locations of the speaker's bureau trainings are:
6 p.m. Thursday, Stewart's Caring Place, 2955 W. Market St., Akron; July 27
6 p.m. July 27, Trinity Medical Center East, 380 Summit Ave., Steubenville
6 p.m. Aug. 5, American Cancer Society Office, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield
5 p.m. Aug. 12, Jackson Public Library, 7487 Fulton Drive N.W., Massillon
The trainings are open to current volunteers who are already active with the American Cancer Society, as well as others who would like to help the Society in their mission to eliminate cancer.
The American Cancer Society Northeast Ohio Region includes the counties of Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas and Wayne.
Reservations for one of the four trainings may be made by calling Wells toll free at 1-888-227-6446, Ext. 2004 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAHONING VALLEY EPILEPSY is having a baking contest.
The Mixed Fruit Pie Baking Contest will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cracker Barrel in Austintown.
Pies, baked in an 8-inch disposable pan and with recipe included, may be presented for judging at 11 a.m. at the Cracker Barrel. Pies will be sold after the judging to the highest bidder. Call 330-270-8037 to register by Wednesday.
Babies three to nine months and moms will rock from 4 to 5 p.m. on the big front porch at Cracker Barrel, Austintown. Lullabies and children's songs will be featured
To reserve a seat, call 330-270-8037
A contribution of $10 to Mahoning Valley Epilepsy is considered as the entry fee in the contest. Prizes will be awarded. A three judge panel and the community will be voting on the "little charmers." Rocking is limited to one hour.
Penn State Shenango's PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT CLUB will host a 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. July 31 to raise funds for its club and local charities.
The Hustle for Muscle 5K event will be held on a family-friendly fast course around the Penn State Shenango campus in downtown Sharon. The race will start and end at Forker Laboratory on Shenango Avenue. Following the race, refreshments will be provided and awards will be presented to the top three men and women finishers in various age groups.
Registration is $15 without a t-shirt. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 150 pre-registered, paid participants. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 8:55 a.m. Race timing service will be provided by Miles of Smiles and race results will be available at www.smileymiles.com.
For a registration form, contact PTA Club members Valerie Pitts (email@example.com) or Rebecca Dangrow (firstname.lastname@example.org), or stop by the Student Affairs Office on campus in Sharon Hall 103. Make checks (non-refundable) payable to "Penn State University" and mail to Penn State Shenango, c/o Student Affairs (Attn: Valerie Pitts), 147 Shenango Ave., Sharon, PA 16146.