THE TRUMBULL COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM, 1230 Palmyra Road S.W., Warren, announces the beginning of the winter crisis program. Customers who are in need of utility assistance may contact the agency at 330-393-2507, Ext. 225, for an appointment. Walk-in customers are accepted on Monday morning beginning at 7:30 a.m. for the first 20 people to arrive and then again at 12:30 p.m. for the first 20 people who arrived for the afternoon. Walk-ins will be accepted on Wednesday morning beginning at 7:30 a.m. for the first 20 people. All others are scheduled appointments.
Customers must provide photo identification; Social Security cards for all household members; most recent gas and / or fuel oil receipt, electric bill and proof of all money received in the home for the past 13 weeks, if employed or child support, or three months proof of income if received monthly. If customers are disabled and do not receive an income for their disability, they must provide documentation of being disabled.
To be eligible for assistance, customers must have a notice of disconnection on their gas and/or electric utilities. A household is eligible to receive a delivery of fuel if their tank contains 25 percent or less of its capacity or a delivery of coal or wood.
To be eligible for assistance, a household of three must have three months total income of $9,155 or less and a 12 months total income of $36,620.
Customers in need of utility assistance who do not meet the eligibility guidelines may pay the utility company(s) directly. Under the winter reconnection order, the total amount of $175 may be paid to regulated utility companies to restore service, stop disconnection of service or to start new service at a different address. The deadline to apply for winter reconnection order is March 31.
For additional information, customers may refer to the Trumbull Community Action Program online at www.tcaphelps.org or contact Sarah A. Edmonds, HEAP coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or Van D. Nelson, vice president / chief operation officer at email@example.com with any additional questions at 330-393-2507 or 330-394-8029.
AREA AGENCY ON AGING 11 INC. will help people navigate through choosing a Part D plan and / or Medicare health plan for next year. The free Medicare Check-Up Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W. in Warren.
AAA11 is a non-profit agency and this is a non-biased assessment for people choosing a plan or considering switching plans. AAA11 staff also will discuss extra help with prescription drugs and other benefits for which older adults may qualify.
Participants are required to bring their Medicare card and a complete list of prescriptions and dosage.
This program at the library is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.
For information about library programs and services, call 330-399-8807 ext. 128 or visit www.wtcpl.org.
RECOVERY INT., a self-help mental health group, will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, at Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road, Youngstown. For information, call330-747-1176.
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.
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL is sponsoring a free program for women to meet with leading medical professionals at "A Time to Wine," from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, at the YWCA of Warren.
The program, titled "She's Got Legs," is focused on varicose and spider veins. Board certified experts Dr. Richard J. Loges III, an interventional radiologist, and Dr. Eugene V. Vitvitsky, a cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, will discuss the causes, treatment and concerns regarding veins and blood clots in the legs. They will also be available for questions. Refreshments will also be provided along with free screenings and educational handouts.
The Time to Wine series is a collaboration with the YWCA of Warren. The programs provide information in a relaxed environment and provide access to physicians to answer questions in a non-clinical setting that may not require the urgency of an office visit. The YWCA will also have information on programs that are important to women and can make a difference in their health.
Call the YWCA at 330-373-1010 to make a reservation. For more information, please contact Christine Ruggieri at 330-240-4838.
THE TRUMBULL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT will provide flu vaccine to everyone 19 years and older at the health department at 176 Chestnut St. on Tuesday. 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 their monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:
Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown..
Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road N.E., Howland Township.
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. Wednesday. Children younger than age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bring the child's immunization records.
The flu vaccine will be given to children only, age 6 months to 18 years, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 9, at the Health Department, 34 W. State St., Niles. Appointments are necessary by calling 330-544-9000, Ext. 163. Cost will be $3 per child.
HEALTHY TREASURES is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a fall health day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, 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, who will speak on "Super Bugs and the Dangers of Antibiotic Overuse;" Dr. Craig Cleal, who will speak on "Successful Stress Management;" and Dr. Gail Pavliga, who 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 events for kids while the adults are attending the free lectures.
WARREN CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT is offering a children's immunization clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 8 and 22, at the Community Services Building, 418 Main Ave. S.W., Warren.
There is a $5 administration fee or Medicaid is accepted. No appointment is necessary. Bring current shot record. A parent must accompany the child. For more information, call 330-841-2596.
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY has a free Man to Man prostate cancer support group in Trumbull County that will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 9, at the Trumbull Memorial Ireland Cancer Center, 1353 E. Market St., Warren. Parking is available at the center off of Laird Avenue.
The support group is free to men who are being treated for prostate cancer, those who are prostate cancer survivors and for their friends and family.
To learn what other services are available from the American Cancer Society, call 800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
THE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SERVICES AGENCY TRUMBULL COUNTY SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9, at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Chruch, 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.
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:
HILLSIDE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Community Calendar:
Class meets in Diabetes Room 905. Call 330-841-9689 to register. Physician referral required.