THE WELL-CHILD IMMUNIZATION CLINIC will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Girard Health Department. The clinic is $5 per child, and Dr. James J. Enyeart conducts the examinations. Parents are reminded to bring a copy of the child's immunization record. A parent or guardian must accompany children younger than 18. Parents must pre-register by calling the Health Department from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 330-545-6048.
A 20-year celebration of LIVING HEALTHY THROUGH PREVENTATIVE HEALTH EDUCATION is being presented by the Mahoning Valley Cancer Coalition, Humility of Mary Health Partners, Forum Health, American Cancer Society and Youngs-town Office on Minority Health.
The celebration will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and programs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Metroplex Conference Center, 1620 Motor Inn Drive, Girard.
The purpose of the program is to promote lifestyle changes to reduce diabetes, cancer, hypertension, obesity and other chronic diseases in the minority community through preventative health education.
Mistress of ceremonies is Madonna Chism Pinkard. Speakers include Dr. D. Grace on lung cancer and prostate cancer, and Doris Bullock, a certified aerobics instructor. There also will be door prizes.
Cost is $15 and includes lunch. Registration is required by calling the American Cancer Society at 888-227-6446, Ext. 8200. Deadline to register is Sept. 11.
LIFELINE SCREENING, preventive health screenings that look for risk of stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysms, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis, will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Warren.
All screenings are painless and involve no radiation.
Packages start at $139. To make an appointment, call 888-683-4072 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com.
THE TRUMBULL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT is sponsoring walk-in immunization clinics for children 6 weeks through 18 years at the following locations during the month of September.
l Southington Christian Church - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday
l Trumbull County Health Department - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 13
l Mesopotamia Fire Station - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 14
l Newton Falls Community Center - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 21
l Trumbull County Health Department - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Sept 22
Please be sure to bring your child's immunization record with you. There is an administration fee of $10/visit. No one will be refused for inability to pay. All children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The 7th grade Tdap vaccine will be available.
DR. TED SUZELIS, N.D., will present a lecture titled "Blood Type Diet Meal Prep" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at his Boardman office, 725 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite K-4, Boardman. Suzelis and a special guest will share tips and tricks for creating easy blood type diet friendly meals. For more information or to register, call Stephanie at 330-729-1350 or register online at www.ohiond.
com. The event is free.
THE YOGA ROOM in Cortland is offering Meditation with Maureen at 7 p.m. Friday.
THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER is offering a fall prevention program at 11 a.m. Sept. 15 at the center. Falls are the second leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. Ben Melnykovich, RN, BSAS, Trauma Outreach/Injury Prevention coordinator, from St. Elizabeth Health Center will talk about how to prevent falls. Humility of Mary Health Partners physical therapists will also be on hand test participants' gait and balance.
The lecture is free for members and is $5 for non-members. The program will last for 45 minutes followed by the gait analysis.
For more information, contact Melanie Yesovich at 330-746-3251 Ext. 182, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PETER ROSSI of Peter Rossi Funeral Home will be the speaker at a 2:30 p.m. Seniors luncheon on Sept. 14 at St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland Ave. N.E., on the second floor. His topic will be "Planning Your Funeral." Cost for the luncheon is $4 and reservation deadline is Friday. For reservations, call 330-841-4375.
A CHILD IMMUNIZATION CLINIC will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 15 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.
Giant Eagle Pharmacy in conjunction with NEOUCOM College of Pharmacy faculty and students are offering BLOOD PRESSURE, GLUCOSE, CHOLESTEROL AND OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENINGS from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, at the Doo Wop Room, 111 N. Main St., Hubbard. All screenings are free of charge except cholesterol screening, which is $10. A pharmacist available for free consultation. Donations are welcome and greatly appreciated for Tylee Park's "Santa's Cottage." Call 330-534-9533 or e-mail email@example.com with any questions.
THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION will be holding its monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:
l Today at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
l Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road N.E., Howland Township.
l Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. 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 1-800-272-3900.
THE CHRONIC FATIGUE AND/OR FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP will be at the Eastwood Mall Community booth from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to answer questions and pass out information on these two disabling conditions. For more information, call 330-847-7001.
A Seneca Allegheny casino trip is being planned to benefit the rehabilitation and medical bills of BOBBY NAMOLA, a Marine veteran, leader of Boy Scout Troop 15, a deputy grand knight with the Knights of Columbus and a 1987 graduate of Western Reserve High School, who was seriously injured when he struck a deer on Bazetta Road. He is now in Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh in serious condition.
A bus will leave 7 a.m. Sept. 19 from Knucklehead Graphics, 3278 state Route 5, Cortland. Seats are $40 and includes a $25 slot voucher, $10 food voucher. Deadline for reservations is Sept. 10. Call 440-437-2185 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
On Oct. 2, a "Run What You Brung" benefit poker run will be held beginning with registration at 9 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus on East Market Street in Warren.
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS OF THE MAHONING VALLEY is in need of individuals to volunteer as members of its Disaster Action Team.
DAT volunteers must be ready and reliable - and available on a regular basis when the Red Cross is called to house fires, HAZ-MAT incidents and other emergencies.
Volunteer by contacting Jessica Jaros at 330-392-2551 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SERVICES AGENCY TRUMBULL COUNTY SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 490 N. High St., Cortland.
The event is open to all those who have multiple sclerosis, their family, friends and caregivers. There is no cost to attend and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Pat at 330-394-3166.
JENN'S TOTAL FITNESS, 8240 E. Market St., Warren, has partnered with Butch Temnick, MFCS, CHS, CLC, in participating in a Wellness Prevention Program for those living in Trumbull and Mahoning counties. Jenn's Total Fitness will host a free seminar at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 16.
Seminar size is limited and reservations are available by calling Jenn's Total Fitness at 330-856-3377.
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 PROGRAM providing free presentations about changing lifestyles. Seating is limited. Programs are 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.
ST. JOE'S AT THE MALL is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and is located next to Sears at the Eastwood Mall. Call 330-652-7542 to register.
The schedule includes:
l Flu and pneumonia vaccines available various days. Cost is $25 for flu and $38 for pneumonia. Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare HMO will be billed. Call 330-652-7542 for appointment.
l Free blood pressure screenings 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
l Weight management strength training program for $20 a month. Nutrition classes will be once a month on diet and behavior modification. Call 330-652-7542 to register.
l Strong Bones, Strong People program registration, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Registration is by appointment. 12-week program of personalized strength training and nutritional education to improve muscle strength and nutrition to help prevent the effects of osteoporosis. Exercise room is available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Registration is by appointment only.
l Today, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - T'Ai Chi Chih Classes start, not marital arts but 19 soft flowing movements with proven health benefits. Eight weekly classes for $40. Try the first class free. Lucinda Kutsko, certified instructor. Call to register 330-652-7542.
l Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon - Free notary public services and free living wills and durable power of attorney for healthcare. Don't have a living will? A supportive care nurse will instruct you how to fill out and answer any questions. Bring names, addresses and phone numbers of two or three people that you will designate.
l Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 3:30 to 5 p.m. - "Falls Prevention Class" - Prevent yourself or a loved one from a fall by attending this class. Call 330-652-7542 to register.
l Thursday, noon to 1 p.m. - Talk with the Doc - Dr. Mehred Zarrinmakan will be speaking on varicose veins. Call 330-652-7542 to register.
l Friday, 9 to 10 a.m. - Fitness Time with Jason Kelly. Talks on improving your fitness. Call to register.
l Sept. 13, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Easy Yoga Classes - four sessions for $20. Every Monday with Dawn Perhacs, instructor. Call to register. Limited class size.
l Sept. 15, noon to 1 p.m. - Talk with The Doc Program - Vitamins and Supplements - What I should Know! Call to register, 330-652-7542. Cost $2 with light lunch.
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Effective Sept. 1, the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY'S Ohio Division and Pennsylvania Division merged to form the new American Cancer Society East Central Division.
The merger was approved by the volunteer boards of directors of both divisions. Garry Pincock, the former Pennsylvania Division CEO, will serve as CEO of the new entity.
The new American Cancer Society East Central Division officers and board of directors will be made up of volunteers from both states. Recently elected board officers are:
M. Joyce Dienger, PhD, RN of Cincinnati, president; Gary Olson of Stroudsburg, Pa., chairman; Chand Rohatgi, M.D. of Nazareth, Pa., vice chairman; Kathleen M. Bond of Shaker Heights, vice chairman; Derek Backa, CPA, CVA of Pittsburgh, Pa., Maxine Thomas, JD of Dayton, treasurers; Robert T. Brodell, MD of Warren, secretary.
Recently elected board of directors from the area are: Gary Allison of New Castle, Pa.; Donald Jay Bice of Warren; Thenice Powers Gall of North Canton; David Graham of Wooster; William W. Harding of New Philadelphia; Eric J. Lichtenberger, MD of Akron; Barbara J. Wilinski of Steubenville.
For more information, call the American Cancer Society 800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
September is NATIONAL PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. The American Cancer Society encourages men to discuss the benefits and risks of prostate cancer screening with their doctors.
Excluding skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men in the United States and the second most common cause of cancer death among men. An estimated 217,730 new cases of prostate cancer will occur in the United States during 2010.
To learn more about prostate cancer, call the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.