THE FIRST OHIO CHAPTER OF THE FEDERATION OF FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH will present "Special Factors, Extended School Year, Behavioral Plans, Issues Updates", with speaker Earnestine Hargett, Ohio Legal Rights Services, from 7 to 9 p.m. today and again on Oct. 12, at the D&E Clinic, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.
For more information, call Rachel at 330-538-0184 or Chrysann at 330-533-4649.
THE YOUNGSTOWN WALK TO DEFEAT ALS will be held 10 a.m. Oct. 10, at the Eastwood Field, 111 Eastwood Mall Blvd., Niles. Check-in begins at 9 a.m.
ALS is often called Lou Gehrig's disease after Lou Gehrig, a hall-of-fame baseball player for the New York Yankees who was diagnosed with ALS in the 1930s.
The walk is 2.5 miles.
THE LOW-VISION SUPPORT GROUP at Park Vista Retirement Community will meet at 10 a.m. on Oct. 12 in the Park VistaNorth Lounge, 1310 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. The topic, "Low Vision Tricks and Treats" will be presented by Debbie Kogler from Magnifiers and More. Kogler, along with her service dog, Murphy, will talk about tricks (hints) and treats (low vision aids) to help people live as independently as possible. She will have a variety of low vision aids available to purchase after the meeting.
The Low-Vision Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month and provides information, support and resources for people with vision impairment. For information contact Denise Creatore, 330-746-2944, Ext. 1551.
THE HOWLAND HEALTH AND WELLNESS COMMITTEE will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 12, at the Township Administration Building.
In March of 2010, Dr. James J. LaPolla Jr. established this committee with the cooperative efforts of Barbara Rosenblum, R.N., to promote a healthier lifestyle for the residents of Howland. The committee includes Janet Shiley, M.D., Gary Kraker, D.O., Donald Mills, D.C., Carol Williams, Kenneth and Elizabeth MacPhenson, in addition to a township liaison. In order to provide the programs of interest to the township residents, input is needed. Feel free to join the committee meetings at anytime or submit ideas to Dr. James LaPolla Jr., c/o Howland Wellness Committee, 8588 E. Market St., Warren, OH 44484.
THE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SERVICES AGENCY TRUMBULL COUNTY SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12, at the 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 and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Pat at 330-394-3166.
THE TRUMBULL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT will be providing flu vaccine to everyone 19 years and older at the following locations and time:
l Trumbull County Health Department, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. today.
l Newton Falls Community Center, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
l Trumbull County Health Department, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 8.
l Pamida in Newton Falls, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13.
The cost of the vaccine is $20 cash, check or credit card. Only the following insurances will be accepted: Traditional Medicare Part B, Traditional Medicaid or Caresource. At this time we are unable to bill the managed care Medicare providers (Anthem, Aetna etc.). Reimbursement with receipt.
Mahoning Valley and surrounding area residents are expected to participate in the upcoming OUT OF THE DARKNESS COMMUNITY WALK scheduled for Oct. 9. The fundraising walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) by helping to provide local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs.
The Mahoning Valley (Youngstown) Out of the Darkness Walk is one of nearly 220 Out of the Darkness Community Walks being held this fall nationwide through December. The walks are expected to unite more than 60,000 walkers nationally and raise nearly $4 million for suicide prevention efforts.
The Mahoning Valley community walk will begin at Mill Creek Park in Youngs-town at 9 a.m. and end at approximately noon. Walkers can register for the event through the AFSP's Web site, www.outofthedarkness.org.
THE MAHONING VALLEY NEW VOICE CLUB, a support group for laryngectomees and their families/friends, will hold its next meeting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 13, at the Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center, located in the Beeghly Medical Park, 6614 Southern Blvd., Youngstown.
For more information, contact Donna Hendricks at the Center, at 330-726-8855.
Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D. will be presenting a lecture entitled, "NATURAL ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT" at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 14, at his Boardman office, located in the Southbridge Executive Park, 725 Boardman-Canfield Road., Suite K-4, Boardman. Suzelis will discuss natural therapies to improve athletic performance, both physically and mentally. There is limited seating. For more information or to register, call the office at 330-729-1350 or visit www.ohiond.com. There is free admission.
CLEARVIEW LANTERN SUITES, 596 Champion Ave. West, Champion Township, is hosting a flu and pneumonia shot clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 14.
The company providing the vaccinations is Maxim Health Systems. Medicare Part B pays for this completely. other insurances and HMO will require the individual to pay for the shots and then submit for reimbursement. Pre-registration is available for the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by calling 330-847-6800. The cost is $25 for the flu and $40 for the pneumonia shots. Under 18 will need parental consent.
THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION will be holding their 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 Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road N.E., Howland Township.
l Oct. 20 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 800-272-3900.
DINING WITH DIABETES is a cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers. In a series of three classes, cooking demonstrations will help you learn healthy techniques to use in your own kitchen. Dining with Diabetes classes will be Oct. 6, 13 and 20, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Children Services of Trumbull County, 2282 Reeves Road N.E., Warren.
It is sponsored by the Ohio State University Extension, Trumbull County/Mahoning County; Trumbull County Health Department; and Forum Health/Diabetes Help. Cost of the series is $10 per person, thanks to the additional funding from the Ohio Department of Health. Pre-registration is required.
Recipe books and diabetes brochures will be handed out.
Register by calling the Ohio State University Extension office at 330-638-6783.
The registration form is also available online at trumbull.osu.edu.
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP will meet for dinner from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 25, at the Mill Creek Community Center, 496 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown. This public event will feature speakers Dr. Mark Memo, who will speak on current prostate cancer treatments, and Dr. Michael Obeng, who will speak on breast reconstruction. Cost is $5 at the door. To register by Oct. 15, call 330-743-0020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. This program is supported by Humility of Mary Health Partners and Dr. Derrick Jackson.
THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS, NAMI MAHONING VALLEY is conducting the 2010 fall session of its Family-to-Family Education Classes, which detail many aspects of living with a person with mental illness. The classes are structured to help family members understand and support their ill relative while maintaining their own well-being.
The series of 12 weekly classes will run through Nov. 29; class time is from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane. There is no cost for family members. Classes will be limited to the first 22 people who register and additional names will be added to the waiting list for the next session. Registration is required. Call Dianna at 330-540-8583 for information and/or registration applications.
THE GIRARD CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, 100 W. Main St., Niles, is offering flu vaccine from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday. Bring your insurance card. Medicare, Anthem Senior Advantage, Railroad Medicare and Unison will be accepted. All others are $20. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the Health Department at 330-545-6048.
THE WARREN CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT will offer Children's Immunization clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 18, at the Health Department, Community Services Building, 418 S. Main St., Warren. For more information, call 330-841-2596. Bring your child's shot record. There is a $5 fee.
Global Health & Fitness Inc., 3806 Elm Road, Warren, has partnered with Butch Temnick, MFCS, CHS, CLC, in participating in a Wellness Prevention Program providing free presentations about changing your lifestyles. The program will be held at 5:30 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13, at the fitness center. For reservations, call 330-506-3488.
PANIC RELIEF INC., a non-profit educational organization, holds live phone workshops at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. To join the next workshop, visit www.panicreliefinc.com or call 732-940-9658.
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren, and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the church. 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.
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. This is a free 12 week program for people with osteoporosis, low bone density or at high risk. It offers personalized strength training by Fitness Trainer and nutritional education to improve muscle strength and nutrition. Exercise room is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to1 p.m. or 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call to register 330-652-7542.
l Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to noon Free Carotid or AAA Screening for those at risk & who meet criteria. By appointment only. Call 330-652-7542.
l Thursday, noon to 2 p.m. Free 10-minute chair massage - Dan Cesene, LMT. No Appointment necessary.
l Friday, 9 to 10 a.m. Fitness Time with Jason Kelly. Talks on improving your fitness. Call to register.
l Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. National Depression Screening and Talk. Walk in for the screening by mental health professionals. Talk will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Call to register for the talk. 330-652-7542.
l Oct. 11, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Easy Yoga Classes. Four sessions for $20. Every Monday. Call to register. Limited class size.
l Oct. 11, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Know Your Numbers class. An opportunity to hear from a nurse what the Cholesterol, Blood pressure and Glucose numbers really mean. Call to register for this program- 330-652-7542.
l Oct. 13, 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 WillSupportive Care nurse will instruct you how to fill out and answer any questions. Bring names, addresses, phone numbers of 2-3 people that you will designate.
l Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Falls Prevention Class." Prevent yourself or a loved one from a fall by attending this class. Free balance testing by OT as well. Call to register. 330-652-7542.
FORUM HEALTH Community Calendar:
l The Stroke Education for Caregivers and Survivors meets 6:30 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in the nursing unit. 330-841-3891.
l Childbirth Preparation Series is a four-week series of educational classes held each week to help for birth experience. Classes are 7 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday in the John Politis Auditorium in Auditorium C. The cost of the class is $50. Medicaid, Caresource or Unison can be billed directly for registration fee. Bring card to class. To register for Northside classes, call 330-884-2912.
l Thursday, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Our Living with Stroke support group meets at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in the Boardroom on the first Thursday of every month. For more information, call 330.841.3891.
l Wednesdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 6:30 to 7 p.m. The Stroke Education for care givers and survivors meets every Wednesday at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in the nursing unit. For more information and to register, call 330.841.3891.
l Oct. 11, 5 to 7 p.m. The Mahoning Valley Spinal Cord Injury Support Group meets the second Monday of every month in the Occupational Therapy Department at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital. All spinal cord injury patients and their family and friends are welcome. If you are interested in finding out more, please call Rick Ackerman at 330-550-3616 or email Bird196@aol.com.
l Oct. 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Breastfeeding Class: This class provides parents with up-to-date information to help them make the best, informed choice when it comes to breastfeeding your new baby. Taught by a member of our maternity staff, topics covered in this class include the benefits of human, milk, how to begin a feeding program and how to achieve successful nursing. In the John Politis Auditorium. ($10; free if enrolled in Childbirth Class) To register for Northside Medical Center classes, call 330-884-2912.
l Oct. 13, 6 p.m. The New Voice Club-Mahoning County is a support group for laryngectomees and their families to share current information, socialize and discuss personal/pertinent issues. At the Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center, 6614 Southern Blvd., Boardman. Call Donna Hendricks at 330-726-8855 with any questions.
l Oct. 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2 to 4 p.m. Diabetes HELPTM (Health Education and Lifestyle Program) is an education program for persons with diabetes and their families. The Oct. 11, 12 and 13 classes will be held at Northside, Medical Education Building, Classroom A. The Oct. 14 class is in the Cancer Care Conference Room. A phytsician referral is required. For more information or to register, call 330-884-3115.
FORUM?HEALTH?TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Community Calendar for October. To register, call 330-8741-9938.
l Total Knee Arthroplasty Class, 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26. Classes are held on 8 East. Please call to register.
l Total Hip Arthroplasty Class, 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 6 and 20. Classes are held on 8 East. Please call to register.
l Diabetes Support Group, 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 11. Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Conference Room F, Ground Floor.
l Diabetes Day Group Class, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, in Diabetes Room 905. Call 330-841-9689 to register. Physician referral required.