WARREN WEST COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, 716 Tod Ave., Warren, is offering a flu clinic from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. daily. Medicaid and Medicare will be accepted. All others, $20 each. Walk-ins welcome. For information, call 330-373-0222.
The HOWLAND HEALTH AND WELLNESS COMMITTEE will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Township Administration Building.
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.
Covelli Enterprises will present $125,000, raised during the 2010 Panerathon, to the JOANIE ABDU COMPREHENSIVE BREAST CARE CENTER at their ceremonial groundbreaking at 10 a.m. on Thursday, at the St. Elizabeth Ambulatory Care Center Parking Lot.
More than 3,000 runners and walkers participated in the inaugural Panerathon, which was a 10k or a 2 mile fun walk/run held in August at the Covelli Centre. All proceeds from the event benefited the construction of the facility.
The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center will be the first comprehensive breast cancer center in the Mahoning Valley and only the third in Ohio. The center will be able to shorten the diagnosis time to just a few days. Currently, the time from mammogram to biopsy to diagnosis can take up to 30 days. It will also combine almost all services under one roof for the patient.
NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL is offering the following courses:
l AHA / ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support Recertification, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. Fee is $50.
l Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support, Initial or Refresher (two-year certification), 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday. Fee is $50. Initial / $32; Refresher (copy of certificate required).
Both courses are being held at National Safety Council, Northern Ohio Chapter (Ohio One Building, Downtown Youngstown ), 25 E. Boardman St. Ste. 343, Youngstown. Pre-registration is required by calling 330-747-8657.
THE TRUMBULL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT will provide flu vaccine to everyone 19 years and older at the health department at 176 Chestnut St. on Nov. 2.
It will be a walk-in clinic and the times are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. The cost of the vaccine is $20.
The following insurance will be accepted for the vaccine: Medicare Part - B, Medicare Railroad, Traditional Medicaid, Care Source Medicaid, United Health Care, Aetna, Cigna, any PFFS plans (Physician Fee For Service Plans labeled as PFFS), The Health Plan and Medicare Railroad.
THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION will be holding the following monthly Caregiver Support Groups:
l Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown..
l Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road N.E., Howland Township.
l Nov. 17 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.
NILES HEALTH DEPARTMENT will hold child immunization from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 3. Children younger than age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bring the child's immunization records.
HEALTHY TREASURES is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a fall health day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 6, in Newton Falls. Free lectures will be held next door at the Brew Basket Cafe, Newton Falls and food samples and giveaways will be at Healthy Treasures. Speakers include Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D. who will speak on "Super Bugs and the Dangers of Antibiotic Overuse," Dr. Craig Cleal, D.C. will speak on "Successful Stress Management," and Dr. Gail Pavliga, PhD will speak on depression. This event is free. To RSVP, call 330-872-1119 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional details are available at www.healthytreasures.com.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., all children are invited to come and spend the afternoon with Nadia. She will have three fun-filled events for kids while the adults are enjoying their free lectures.
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.
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:
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER Community Calendar:
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Community Calendar for October.
Class meets in Diabetes Room 905. Call 330-841-9689 to register. Physician referral required.
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY'S Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk held last week, had about 5,000 participants and raised about $200,000.
Those who are interested in making a donation may still do so by sending their contributions to the American Cancer Society, c/o Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Canton. Donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society's Northeast Ohio Region office, located at 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, Ohio 44406. Donations may be made online also at www.cancer.org/stridesonline.
To learn more about breast cancer, or for more information about the free services, contact the American Cancer Society toll free at 800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
CHRISTINA'S GARDEN, a nonprofit organization based in Youngstown, has launched a free cancer resource website called ManageCancer.org to assist cancer patients on a national level. ManageCancer.org provides cancer patients and their loved ones with information and links to valuable resources to assist with finances, medication and doctor schedules, communication, support, assistance, education, travel, housing and more.
Christina's Garden has worked very hard to provide the best cancer resources and will continually add new ones to ManageCancer.org as our research progresses.
Christina's Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation created in 2009 with its offices located in downtown Youngstown.
The second annual "MIRACLES AND PROMISES" RADIOTHON raised $149,840 for Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley. The Radiothon was broadcast live on Mix 98.9 and 570 WKBN from the hospital's Beeghly Campus in September. The radiothon featured stories about local patients who have received services from Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley and spotlighted Mahoning Valley services and programs. One hundred percent of the funds raised during the "Miracles and Promises" Radiothon will stay in the Mahoning Valley to benefit local children and families.
Additionally, hundreds of children and families attended the Children's FunFest which was held In conjunction with the radiothon, at the Akron Children's Beeghly Campus, 6505 Market St., just north of the Southern Park Mall. The Children's FunFest included health screenings, face painting, a Teddy Bear Clinic, a scavenger hunt, craft and coloring stations, Bounce Around, visits from area mascots, games, prizes, and food, plus dance and cheerleading demonstrations.
More than 400 of volunteers participated in the effort by staffing the phone banks and helping with Children's FunFest activities.