THE NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL, NORTHERN OHIO CHAPTER, 25 E. Boardman St. Suite 343, Youngstown, is offering the following courses:
l Standard first aid (three-year certificate), 1 to 4 p.m. today. Fee is $32. Call 330-747-8657.
l Bloodborne / airborne pathogens course (one-year certificate), 4 to 6 p.m. today. Fee is $25. Call 330-747-8657.
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, 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 LOW-VISION SUPPORT GROUP at Park Vista Retirement Community will meet at 10 a.m. today 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 us 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. today, at the Township Administration Building.
In March 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. today, at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 490 N. High St., Cortland. The event is open to all those with 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 Pamida in Newton Falls, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. 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 the managed care Medicare providers (Anthem, Aetna etc.) are unable to be billed. A receipt will be provided for reimbursement from those providers.
THE YOUNGSTOWN YMCA is helping to build a healthier community with its annual Health Fair from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Central Branch in Youngstown. The Youngstown City Health Department will be on hand offering flu shots for $12 and pneumonia shots for $30. In addition, the St. Elizabeth Heath Center Blood Lab will offer a variety of screenings to the community ranging from $5 to $20.
The American Red Cross will also be hosting a blood drive at the Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free health screenings and services will also be available and include vision and hearing screenings, bone density screenings, blood pressure check, glucose screenings, glaucoma screenings, carbon monoxide screenings and chair massages. Visitors can also stop by to learn more about health and wellness from local hospitals, agencies and medical professionals that will be on hand. The One Health Ohio Van will also be on site.
For more information, please contact Maureen Horvath at 330-744-8411. To learn more about the YMCA visit youngstownymca.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 Wednesday, at the Youngs-town 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.
THE MAHONING COUNTY PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday at Park Vista Retirement Community, 1216 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Brenda Brady, Park Vista's Case Manager, will present a video testimonial documenting the successful use of the HydroWorx therapy pool with a Parkinson's patient. The HydroWorx 2000 rehabilitation pool is a new addition to Park Vista's therapy program. She will also address coping mechanisms and physiological problems associated with the disease.
The group meets the second Thursday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at Park Vista. Free parking is available in the lot in back of the building.
Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D. will be presenting a lecture entitled, "NATURAL ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT" at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, at his Boardman office, located in the Southbridge Executive Park, 725 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite K-4, Boardman. Dr.Suzelis will discuss natural therapies to improve athletic performance, both physically and mentally. For more information or to register for the event since seating is limited, please call the office at 330-729-1350 or go to www.ohiond.com. 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 Thursday.
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 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.
The Rotary Club of Warren, working with the Trumbull Memorial labs, has scheduled its FALL BLOOD ANALYSIS PROGRAM to be 7 to 10 a.m. on Oct. 16, at the SCOPE Senior Center, 220 West Market St., Warren.
For the cost of $36, participants will receive Chemistry, CBC, and Thyroid Profiles. The chemistry profile tests glucose levels, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, total protein, albumin, calcium, total bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase ,liver function (SGOT & SGPT), triglyceride, globulin, cholesterol levels including HDL, LDL and VLDL. The CBC Profile includes white blood cell count, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and platelet, and the Thyroid Profile tests thyroid function. For an additional $4, participants can add urine testing.
The Rotary Club of Warren, meets every Wednesday at noon at Enzo's Restaurant, Elm Road, Warren. Those interested in finding out more about Rotary are invited to join the club for lunch or visit www.WarrenRotary.org.
CHRONIC FATIGUE AND/OR FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 18, at the First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren. Last month's speaker was Gary Machin. For more information, call 330-847-7001.
Northeast Ohio HealthForce, in partnership with the Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana County One Stops, is presenting a HEALTH CARE CAREER WORKSHOP to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at Community Outreach Center Champion Presbyterian Church, 4997 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.
Registration for the free workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. Please pre-register by calling Effie Gianoutsos at 330-675-7717. The workshop offers information on Health Information Technology, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician, Electronic Medical Records, Emergency Medical Tech and many other career paths. Participants will talk to health care employers, educators and career pathway representatives. Financial aid services information will also be available on-site. New to this event will be hands-on healthcare career demonstrations.
For more information about the organization, visit its website at www.neohealthforce.org.
GIRARD CITY BOARD OF HEALTH regular meeting will be held 7 p.m. on Oct. 19, in Council Chambers, 100 W. Main St., Girard.
CVS PHARMACY is giving the flu vaccine from 9 a.m. until noon on Oct. 20, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 56 N. Chestnut St., Niles. Please bring Medicare card. The cost will be $29.95, the same as CVS. Call the church with any questions at 330-652-6078.
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 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 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 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, 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 show how to fill out and answer any questions. Bring names, addresses, phone numbers of 2-3 people to designate.
l Wednesday, 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.
l Friday, 9 a.m. to noon - Free bone density screening. Walk in and have an ultrasound of the heel done by staff.
l Oct. 18, 8:30 to 11 a.m. - Free blood sugarscreenings- 8 hr. fast. 9 to 11 a.m. Free foot screening for those at risk with Dr. C. Reyes. 9 to 10 a.m. Diabetes Wellness Connection: Depression & Diabetes. Call to register.
l Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to noon - Talk with The Pharmacist. One-on-one appointment with Susan Victor, Target Pharmacist. Call for appointment. 330-652-7542
l Oct. 21, noon to 1p.m. - Talk with The Doc - Dr. Katie Hodge will be speaking on "Flu and Pneumonia: What is New." Please call 330-652-7542 to register. Cost is $2. There will be a light lunch.
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 Wednesdays, 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 Today, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Breastfeeding Class provides parents with up-to-date information to help them make the best, informed choice when it comes to breastfeeding a 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 Wednesday, 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 Today, Wednesday and Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. - Diabetes HELPTM (Health Education and Lifestyle Program) is an education program for persons with diabetes and their families. The classes today and Wednesday will be held at Northside, Medical Education Building, Classroom A. The Thursday class is in the Cancer Care Conference Room. A physician referral is required. For more information or to register, call 330-884-3115.
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Community Calendar for October.
l Saturday Lamaze In A Day 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16. In addition to learning Lamaze techniques, class attendants will receive important information about pregnancy, labor and delivery. Call Educational Services at 330-841-9880 to register.
l Diabetes Day Group Class 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19; 1:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21. Class meets in Diabetes Room 905. Call 330-841-9689 to register. Physician referral required.
l Alzheimer's Association Meeting 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20. Please call 330-533-3300 to register.
l Breastfeeding Basics 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Call Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Educational Services at 330-841-9880 to register.
REYERS SHOE STORE, in Downtown Sharon, Pa., kicked off its Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Drive, with the opening of their new "Pink" department for young women and the young at heart.
A portion of the proceeds from every pair of shoes purchased at Reyers during the month of October will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
For more information, contact Mark Jubelirer at 724-981-2200, Ext. 114.
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS ASSOCIATION, INC. provides Warren and Trumbull County with comprehensive, high quality services and programs designed to strengthen and improve the well being of children, adults, and families in the community.
Community Solutions Association, Inc. (CSA) located at 320 High St., Warren, has launched a new interactive website to provide easily accessible information about its programs. The website features expanded content about intervention, treatment and prevention programs offered by CSA.
CSA's clinical treatment program's services include screening, referral, intake/assessment and a wide array of Alcohol and other Drug Services for adults and adolescents. Among CSA's successful prevention programs are SPARK, Project KIND, bullying prevention, drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention services, and Life Skills for Teens. Intervention programs include DOT approved substance abuse professional services, employee intervention services, and Making Choices. Violence Intervention programs include a 26 week Batterers Intervention Program and WIN (Women Empowered Now) Program which supports women in treatment.
Community Solutions also operates Trumbull County's 24-hour information and referral and crisis prevention and intervention hotline - Trumbull 2-1-1.
For more information about CSA's comprehensive programs, check us out on the web at www.csatrumbullco.org or by contacting our offices at 330-394-9090.