STROKE PREVENTION: The Youngstown / Warren Black Nurse Association will present Diala Harb speaking on the prevention and risk factors of heart attack and stroke, from 6 to 8 p.m. today, at Forum Health Education Building Room 4. Refreshments will be served.
For more information contact any association member or Esther McCain at 330-792-0561.
HEALTH FAIR: 212 Chiropractic is sponsoring a health fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 5, at the Eastwood Mall center concourse. The event is free to the public and includes spinal screenings, chair massages, reflexology, skin care and more. For more information, contact 330-856-2111.
HEART SUPPORT GROUP: Mended Hearts, Chapter 7, a heart support group for members and their families, will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, at St. Elizabeth's Boardman Campus in the Azalea Room. Guest speaker will be Kay Lavelle of the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department, who will speak on meeting the needs of seniors. The public is invited. For more information, contact Joe Clark at 330-702-8859. A Speakers Bureau is also available to local organizations. For available dates, contact Lee Meadows at 330-793-2531.
YOGA CLASS: A seven-session beginning yoga class will be held Mondays, Feb. 28 through April 18 at St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland Ave., Warren. Class time is 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
Certified yoga instructor Dawn Perhacs will teach simple yoga postures and breathing and relaxation techniques. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket and a small pillow to each class.
Adults only. Class size is limited.
Cost is $58; $44 for Humility of Mary Health Partners employees. Make checks payable to St. Joseph Health Center and mail, along with name, complete address and daytime phone number to Yoga, Humility of Mary Health Healthline, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., P.O. Box 1790, Youngstown, OH 44501.
For more information, call 330-480-3151 or 877-700-4647.
BRR FOR A CURE: The second annual BRR for a Cure Polar Bear Plunge is March 5, on the shore of Craig Beach at Lake Milton State Park, 1320 Grandview Ave., in Lake Milton.
The Polar Bear Plunge gives people of all ages the opportunity to jump or walk into a specific area of the water where the ice has been cut away and removed. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $25 per person. Proceeds will be used by the American Cancer Society in their mission to fight cancer.
EM's and other personnel from the Milton Township Fire Department will be in the water at all times to ensure a safe environment for all participants.
The actual plunge is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. To further ensure safety for everyone, only a small group of people will be permitted to jump or walk into the water at one time. All Polar Bear Plungers must register the day of the event to receive their jump number. T-shirts will be given to all jumpers with $100 or more in donations.
Hot coffee, tea, hot chocolate and other warm refreshments will be available at the refreshment area for a minimal donation.
HOTLINE LIST: Help Hotline's Anniversary Committee is in the process of developing a list of all former board, staff and volunteer members. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for the 40th anniversary activities taking place May 2011, e-mail your name, address, and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org and in the subject box type "Anniversary Committee." Information also can be sent to P.O. Box 46, Youngstown, OH 44501. Respond by Feb. 28.
TRUMBULL COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY BOARD
February 2011 calendar
BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS: St. Joseph Health Center will provide blood pressure checks from 10 a.m. to noon today at the Warren Family Mission on Elm Road, Warren.
CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: The clinic will be 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 28, at the Warren City Health Department, 418 Main Ave. S.W., Warren. All clinics are walk-in with no appointment. There is a $10 administration fee, Medicaid card accepted. Bring a current shot record, and a parent must accompany the child.
For more information, call 330-841-2596.
IMMUNIZATION CLINICS: The Niles City Health Department, 34 W. State St., is offering an immunization clinic from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. March 2 and 16. No appointments are necessary and no one is refused for inability to pay. Those younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and the child's immunization records must be brought to the clinic. For more information, call 330-544-9000, Ext. 163.
FLU CLINIC: The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. daily at Warren West Community Health Center, 716 Tod Ave., Warren. Medicaid and Medicare will be accepted. All others are $20 each. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 330-373-0222.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT: The Community Mental Health Support Group meets 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 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.
FREE WORKOUT: The Q Club Fitness Facility offers a free workout the third Saturday morning of each month. Offered are cardio classes, zumba and water classes. For more information, call 330-856-4777.
CHRISTIAN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Christian Cancer Support Group meets 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month, 1228 Niles-Vienna Road. There will be fellowship, food and faith-based support. For registration and more information, call Jean at 330-856-1634 and leave a message.
NAMI: The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Mahoning Valley daytime support group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the Girard Free Library, corner of North Avenue and Broadway. The NAMI Mahoning Valley evening support group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at D&E Center, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. For more information, call Dianna at 330-540-8583.
POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL: The group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at the D&E Counseling Center, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. For more information, contact Jodi at 330-207-1385 or jodipoemonline.org.
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP: The group meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road N.E. For more information, call Beverly at 330-856-4286.
ST. JOE'S AT THE MALL: 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, located next to Sears at the Eastwood Mall. Call 330-652-7542 to register.
St. Joe's at the Mall would like to welcome Lana Eddy-Campfield as personal fitness trainer.
The schedule includes:
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER Community Calendar:
HILLSIDE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL