NATUROPATHIC THYROID CARE: Dr. Ted Suzelis will be presenting a lecture titled "Naturopathic Thyroid Care" at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at his Boardman office, located in the Southbridge Executive Park at 725 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite K-4, Boardman. In this lecture, Suzelis will discuss naturopathic options for thyroid health. He will discuss synthetic vs. natural thyroid hormone replacement, when is it appropriate to forgo thyroid replacement altogether, and what are the natural options for those with an overactive thyroid, including when pregnant or breastfeeding. For more information or to register call Stephanie at 330-729-1350 or register online at www.ohiond.com. Free admission.
CROHN'S AND COLITIS FOUNDATION OF NORTHEAST OHIO: The CCF of Northeast Ohio is hosting "Ask the Experts, All You Need to Know About Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis," from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at Embassy Suites Hotel in Independence. The program is free but registration is required by calling 216-524-7700 or visiting ccfa.org / chapters / neohio.
ALZHEIMER NETWORK SUPPORT GROUP: Alzheimer Network Family Support Group meets at 7 p.m. today at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield Niles Road, Austintown. The meeting is free and open to the public. For further information, call The Alzheimer Network at 330-788-9755 or 866-822-2101.
The group meets on March 15 at 6 p.m. at Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St., Girard. The meeting is free and open to the public.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION: The Alzheimer's Association will hold their monthly Caregiver Support Groups at 7 p.m. today at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road N.E., Howland Township; and at 10 a.m. on March 16, 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.
CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION CLINICS: The following listing is the Trumbull County Health Department March schedule for community childhood immunization clinics:
Trumbull County Health Department: 1 to 4 p.m. March 16.
Mesopotamia Fire Station: 9:30 to 11:30 a.. and 1 to 3 p.m. today.
Newton Falls Community Center: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. March 15.
Mecca Community Church: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. March 17.
All clinics are walk-in. There is an administration fee of $10 per visit but no one will be denied due to inability to pay. All children younger than 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring shot record with child.
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: If you are interested in helping to establish a new breast cancer support group for women 50 years old and younger, please e-mail Diane at DP627@aol.com
WALK WITH A DOC: Join Steven Musick, DDS; Ernest DePasquale, D.O.; and James LaPolla, DPM, in the next Walk With a Doc program at 8:30 a.m. on March 19, at Howland Park Rotary Pavilion, 200 Rose Garden Drive N.E., Warren. Free pedometers, shirts and water bottles for first 100 participants. For more information, call 330-306-6907.
100 YEARS OF ST. ELIZABETH HEALTH CENTER: Join Humility of Mary Health Partners and the Humility of Mary Health Partners Development Foundation for an afternoon luncheon commemorating 100 Years of St. Elizabeth Health Center.
The luncheon will be held April 2 at Mount Carmel Social Hall, 343 Via Mount Carmel Ave., Youngstown. An 11:30 a.m. lunch buffet will be followed by guest speaker Sister Carol Keenan, chief executive officer of the Catholic Health Association and a prominent figure in national healthcare.
Cost of the luncheon is $10 per person and space is limited.
Registration is required by March 18. Make checks payable to Humility of Mary Health Partners and mail with name, complete address, daytime phone and number of registrations to: Centennial Celebration Luncheon/Healthline, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., P.O. Box 1790, Youngstown, OH 44501-1790.
For more information, call the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll-free at 877-700-4647.
STROKE CENTER: After undergoing an on-site evaluation and demonstrating compliance with nationally developed standards for stroke care, the Stroke Center at St. Elizabeth Health Center has once again earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for certification as a Primary Stroke Center. St. Elizabeth was the area's first certified Primary Stroke Center.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SERVICES AGENCY: The Trumbull County Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. today, at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Cortland.
There is no cost to attend and welcomes family, friends and caregivers to participate. For more information, call 330-534-5188.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
The schedule includes:
Pneumonia vaccines available by appointment. Cost is $48. Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare HMO will be billed. Call 330-652-7542 for appointment.
Free blood pressure screenings 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
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.
Registration for Strong Bones, Strong People program. Free, 12-week program for people with osteoporosis, low bone density or at high risk. It offers personalized strength training by a fitness trainer and nutritional education to improve muscle strength and nutrition. The exercise room is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Call to register at 330-652-7542.
Today: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - T'ai Chih classes start. T'ai Chih is not marital arts but 19 soft flowing movements with proven health benefits. Nine weekly classes are offered for $45.Try the first class for free. An advance class is available also. Lucinda Kutsko is a certified instructor. Call to register 330-727-4477.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to noon - Free notary public services and free living wills and durable power of attorney for healthcare.
Thursday: noon to 1 p.m. - Sleep studies for sleep disorders. Shelly Ventura from SJHC Sleep Clinic will present information on when you need a sleep study and what to expect. Call to register. Lunch provided.
March 16: noon to 1 p.m. - Talk With the Doc program. The topic is "Numbness and Neuropathy" with Dr. Eyad Alakrad speaking. Call to register at 330-652-7542. Cost is $2 and includes light lunch.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER Community Calendar:
Today: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Cancer Caregiver Support Group - The group meets the second Tuesday of the month at Northside Medical Center Regional Referral Building Radiation Oncology Department. All caregivers are welcome. Call Joyce at 330-652-0071 for more information.
Today: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Breastfeeding Class: This class provides parents with up-to-date information to help them make the best, informed choice when it comes to breastfeeding your new baby. The class is taught by a lactation consultant and topics include the benefits of human milk, how to begin a feeding program and how to achieve successful nursing. This class meets the second Tuesday of every month. The fee is $10 but free if enrolled in Childbirth Class. To register for Northside classes, call 330-884-2912.
March 14: 5 to 7 p.m. - The Mahoning Valley Spinal Cord Injury Support Group meets the second Monday of every month in the Occupational Therapy Department at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital. All spinal cord injury patients and their family and friends are welcome. If you are interested in finding out more, please call Rick Ackerman at 330-550-3616 or email Bird196@aol.com.
March 15: 7 to 9 p.m. - RTS Bereavement Services is a parent support program for families who are grieving over the loss of their baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. RTS Bereavement Services meets in the Medical Education Building, Auditorium A, at Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane. For more information, please call 330-884-2911.
HILLSIDE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL:
The Stroke Education for Caregivers and Survivors meets from 6:30 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in the nursing unit. For more information, contact 330-841-3891.
Our Living with Stroke support group meets at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in the boardroom from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. For more information, call 330-841-3891.
The Mahoning Valley Spinal Cord Injury Support Group meets the second Monday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Occupational Therapy Department at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital. All spinal cord injury patients and their family and friends are welcome. For information, call Rick Ackerman at 330-550-3616 or e-mail Bird196@aol.com.
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Three-week Prepared Childbirth - Mondays (March 14, 21 and 28): 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. - Prepares mothers-to-be and their partners for a shared learning experience. In addition to learning Lamaze techniques, class attendants will receive important information about pregnancy, labor and delivery. Call Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Educational Services at 330-841-9880 to register.
Diabetes Support Group March 14: 1 to 2 p.m. Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Conference Room F, Ground Floor.