DR. WILLIAM H. LIPPY, a surgeon in the field of hearing restoration, announced the Lippy Ear Group in Warren, has posted a set of five videos covering a range of issues related to hearing aids.
Lippy is an internationally recognized expert in stapedectomy and revision surgeries for treatment of deafness. He is one of a handful of surgeons in the world who has performed thousands of stapedectomies, a surgery replacing the third tiny bone in the middle ear, the stapes bone, with a prosthesis and a tissue graft to restore hearing.
In 2008, Lippy received the award of Merit from the American Otologic Society that was founded in 1868.
To view the online videos and for additional information, visit www.LippyGroup.com.
The American Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley will offer the following classes:
l ''Heart Signs: Act in Time'' from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Red Cross training center, 8381 Market St., Boardman. The presentation fee of $12 assures each participant will have materials to take home.
l Instructor training class from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on three consecutive Thursdays, Dec. 2, 9, and 16. Candidates will learn how to become Red Cross instructors in CPR / AED and first aid as well as blood-borne pathogens / preventing disease transmission. All three sessions are required. The $195 course fee includes an instructor manual and all necessary materials.
Early paid registration enables candidates to attend any CPR/AED and first aid community class for free in preparation for instructor training.
To register for classes, call 330-726-6063 or 330-392-2551 or visit www.mahoningvalley.redcross.org.
The American Cancer Society is offering the PATIENT NAVIGATOR PROGRAM to help to individuals who may have trouble getting a ride to and from cancer treatment; lack insurance or prescription coverage; need information about their cancer diagnosis; and a number of other individual issues.
For information, call 800-227-2345. The Patient Navigators serving counties in the Northeast Ohio Region is Saundra Hall, Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, 888-227-6446, Ext. 8053.
The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:
l 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
l 10 a.m. Dec. 15 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 East Market St., Conference Room F, Warren.
For more information, call 330-533-3300 or 1-800-272-3900.
The WARREN CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT has influenza vaccine available for children ages 6 months to 18 years of age. The vaccine will be given at regular childhood clinics on Monday and Dec. 20. The walk-in clinic hours are from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $5. Unison and CareSource are also accepted. Parents should accompany children and bring their shot record.
Adult influenza vaccine is also available by appointment. Cost of the vaccine is $20. Pneumonia vaccine is also available free of charge to those who qualify.
For more information, call 330-841-2596.
THE NILES CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT will hold child immunization clinics from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and Dec. 15. Those attending must have child's immunization records.
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 are $20 each. Walk-ins are welcome. For information, call 330-373-0222.
The Kids' Crew of Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley is planning holiday events to benefit the local pediatric hospital, including:
In addition to a visit from Santa Claus, children's activities will include face painting, crafts, cookie and ornament decorating.
For a donation of $10, contributors can sponsor a light on the holiday tree in honor or celebration of a special child by contacting JoAnn Stock at 330-746-9122.
Cost is $30 per person and advance reservations are required by visiting www.akronchildrens.org/mv or by calling 330-746-8712
The BREAST CANCER PINKY RING, the creation of Hermitage, Pa., breast cancer survivor Aileen Magnotto, generates money for the Susan G. Komen For the Cure to help find a cure for breast cancer, breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment initiatives.
The ring is available for sale at L&C Jewelers in Hermitage, Pa., Reyers Shoe Store in Sharon, Pa., and Caesar's Designs in Pittsburgh, or at www.breastcancerpinkyring.com. Prices start at $70.
WeatherTite Windows in Liberty recently donated $2,400 to Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley. The donation represents the proceeds from WeatherTite's recent promotion in which $5 was donated for every WeatherTite Ultra Plus, WeatherTite Classic or WeatherRite Window sold between Sept. 7 and Oct. 4.
Upcoming events at area hospitals are:
THE Q CLUB FITNESS FACILITY is offering a free workout the third Saturday morning of each month. Offered are aerobic classes, zumba classes and water classes. For more information, call 330-856-4777.
The Q Club Fitness Facility offers Arthritis Foundation water classes every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:15 a.m. Instructed by a certified Arthritis Foundation instructor. For more information, call 330 856-4777.
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:
To register for Northside classes, call 330-884-2912.
HILLSIDE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL