MS SUPPORT GROUP MEETS: The Multiple Sclerosis Services Agency Trumbull County Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 490 N. High St., Cortland.
The meeting is open to all those who have multiple sclerosis and their family, friends and caregivers. There is no cost to attend and refreshments will be served.
For more information, call Pat at 330-394-3166.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:
Today at 7 p.m. at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road N.E., Howland.
May 18 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.
HEALTH EXPO FRIDAY: A Senior and Disability Health Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Eastwood Mall Community Room in the Dillard's Concourse. Local area Agencies and Businesses come together to provide information on available services. The event is free. It is being presented by Western Reserve Independent Living Center, Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs and the Trumbull County Senior Service Unit. For more information, call Debbie or Jeremy at 330-372-3325.
PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISPOSAL AVAILABLE: Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste District, 5138 Enterprise Drive, Warren, is holding a Prescription Drug Disposal Program from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and again on Sept. 21.
Law enforcement officials will receive and destroy these medications. Medications should be in their original containers, and all containers will be recycled. For more information, call 330-675-2765, Ext. 119
NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: Dr. Ted Suzelis will be presenting his lecture, "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at his Boardman office in the Southbridge Executive Park, 725 Boardman Canfield Road, Suite K-4. Suzelis will discuss the basics of naturopathic medicine, including the philosophy, education and training, and therapies used. He will discuss the differences between naturopathic doctors and other health care professionals such as medical doctors, osteopathic doctors and chiropractors.
For more information or to register, call Stephanie at 330-729-1350 or register online at www.ohiond.com. Admission is free.
HEARING LOSS BOARD TO MEET: The Mahoning Valley Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association will meet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Boardman Library. Audiologist Dr. Sheryl Figliano will be the speaker. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, contact Gary Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WELLNESS CLINIC NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed to help man a free health and wellness clinic being held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 at the Community Family Outreach Complex, 2165 High Ave., Warren.
A volunteer meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the CFOC. Anyone interested in volunteering may call 330-503-1015.
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS: May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board will sponsor a breakfast meeting to increase awareness about mental illness and addiction with the goal of reducing stigma about these issues. The event is being held from 8 to 9 a.m. May 20 at the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board offices, 4076 Youngstown Road S.E., Warren, in the first floor conference room.
Two Trumbull County consumers who have struggled with mental health and addiction issues will be speakers, and Rep. Tom Letson will share his insights about the importance of supporting people who deal with these issues. Through a grant from the Raymond John Wean Foundation, the board has also created an anti-stigma campaign that has been featured this month in print ads and on billboards in Trumbull County.
For more information, visit the website at www.trumbullmhrb.org. Or call 330-675-2765.
FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING: In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the Humility of Mary Health Partners Cancer Centers and American Cancer Society will sponsor a free skin cancer screening from 6 to 8 p.m. May 17 at the St. Joseph Cancer Center, 667 Eastland Ave., Warren.
Participating physicians include Drs. Robert Brodell, Stephen Helms, Arvind Padubidri, Peter Sarkos and Kyle Wagamon. To make an appointment, call the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll-free 1-877-700-4647.
CHRONIC FATIGUE GROUP MEETS: Chronic Fatigue and / or Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. May 16 at the First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren. For more information, call 330-847-7001.
WOMEN'S HEALTH NIGHT: The St. Elizabeth Health Center Breast Care Advisory Board will present its 11th annual Women's Health Night, an event that will include a free screening mammogram for women ages 40 to 64 who are uninsured or underinsured and who do not have a history of breast cancer. Participants will also receive a free breast exam, health history assessment and blood pressure screening.
The event will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. May 18 at the St. Elizabeth Breast Care Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. Space is limited and registration is required by May 13 by calling the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll-free at 877-700-4647.
TRAUMA SERVICES GOLF OUTING: St. Elizabeth Health Center is planning its fourth annual Trauma Services Golf Outing on May 22 at Pine Lakes Golf Course in Hubbard. The event will support the trauma center's outreach and injury prevention programs.
Registration starts at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8. Cost is $75 per single player or $300 per foursome, and includes golf, cart, prizes and food. Cash prizes will be awarded. Registration deadline is May 12. To register, or for more information, contact Renee at 330-480-3880.
TRUMBULL COUNTY IMMUNIZATIONS: The Trumbull County Health department's May 2011 community childhood immunization clinics are scheduled as follows:
Mespotamia Fire Station: Today, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
Newton Falls Community Center: May 17, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
Trumbull County Health Department: May 18, 1 to 4 p.m.
Mecca Community Church: May 19, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
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. Anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult who also should bring the child's shot records.
NILES HOLDS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: A wellness clinic will be offered from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. May 18 at the Niles Health Department, 34 W. State St. Parent or guardian must have child's immunization records. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call 330-544-9000, Ext. 163.
IMMUNIZATION CLINICS: Warren City Health Department is offering a children's immunization clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. May 20 at the Community Services Building, 418 Main Ave. S.W., Warren.
There is a $10 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.
LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP MEETS: Park Vista's Low Vision Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Park Vista North Lounge, 1310 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. The meeting will feature guest speaker Kenneth Carano, former Ohio state legislator and regional director for former Gov. Ted Strickland. Carano will speak about legislation that affects the handicapped, which also includes people with low vision.
The Low-Vision Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month and provides information, support and resources for people with vision impairment. For information contact Denise Creatore, 330-746-2944, Ext. 1551.
MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH: The First Ohio Chapter of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health are presenting "May is Mental Health Month" with a personal story by Sean Baron, co-author of "There's A Boy In There." The program will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the D&E Clinic, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.
For more information, call Rachel at 330-538-0184 or Chrysann at 330-533-4649.
NURSES HONORED BY PATIENT CHOICE AWARD: ValleyCare Health System, which includes Northside Medical Center, Trumbull Memorial Hospital and Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital is seeking to honor one of its nurses from each hospital through its Patient Choice Award program. This award recognizes the level of quality care, comfort and compassion offered by nurses each day. The hospital is asking for input from the community, and a nurse from each facility will be chosen from the nominations to receive the Patient Choice Award. The winner will be announced the end of May.
Nominations for the 2011 Patient Choice Award will be accepted until Wednesday. Nominations can be made online at the hospital system's website at www.valleycarehealth.net, or nominations can e-mailed, mailed or faxed. E-mail nominations to thrinaforumhealth.org, mail to Trish Hrina, marketing director, ValleyCare Health System, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, OH 44501, or fax to 330-884-5742.
MS SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The MS Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Warren Council, 1947 E. Market St., Warren. The group will provide information and resources that enhance the quality of life for people with MS and empower those with MS and their families to be strong. For information, call Kevin at 330-306-8399.
FLU CLINIC HELD: A flu 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.
NAMI PLANS MEETING: 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 TO MEET: 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.
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.
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