AKRON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL CELEBRATE CHAMPIONS: Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley is hosting the inaugural Champions for our Valley's Children celebration dinner at 6 p.m. today at The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road, Poland. The event will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the program. The cost is $50 per person and reservations may be made by calling 330-746-9122.
The event will highlight Akron Children's progress in the Mahoning Valley and will recognize those who have helped to make it possible. For more information, visit www.akronchildrens.org/mv.
RECOVERY, INT. MEETS: Recovery, Int., a self-help mental health group, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road. For information, call 330-747-1176.
ZUMBA FOR CANCER SOCIETY: Zumba Fitness is hosting a zumba party from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Warren YWCA to benefit the American Cancer Society. For a $10 donation, get a workout and a chance to earn free giveaways. For more information, call 330-307-6070.
MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS OFFERS TRAINING: The Trumbull County Medical Reserve Corps is offering a volunteer training from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the American Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley, 661 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren. The training consists of: The Function of a Volunteer Reception Center, Field Triage and Field Decontamination.
Volunteers are asked to present a government issued photo ID to participate and should dress for the weather that day.
Contact the MRC coordinator at the Trumbull County Health Department, 330-675-2590, Ext.3, to attend.
MENDED HEARTS MEET: Mended Hearts, Chapter 7, a heart support group for heart survivors and their families will meet at St. Elizabeth's Boardman Campus at 7 p.m. May 25. Guest Speaker will be Chip Comstock, Poland Township fire chief. The public is invited. For information, contact Joe Clark, 330-702-8859. A speakers bureau is also available to local organizations. For available dates contact Lee Meadows 330-793-2531.
CANCER NUTRITION PROGRAM OFFERED: Nutrition Before and After Cancer Treatment is the title of a program set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 26 at McMenamy's, 325 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles.
Donna Kopas, a clinical dietitian with St. Joseph Health Center, will present nutritional guidelines for cancer patients during treatment, guidelines for use of alternative therapies and dietary guidelines for cancer prevention from the American Cancer Society.
Sponsored by the Humility of Mary Health Partners Cancer Centers, the program is free with dinner provided. Registration is required by calling the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll-free at 877-700-4647.
LUNG ASSOCIATION'S HELPLINE: Staffed by trained medical professionals, the HelpLine is available by calling 800-LUNG-USA and choosing option 2. Callers can also submit questions online at www.midlandlung.org and following the HelpLine link on the left side of the page. There is no charge for the service and there is no limit to the number of times a person can call.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:
Wednesday 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.
FREE WELLNESS CLINIC: A free Health and Wellness Clinic is being held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Community Family Outreach Complex, 2165 High Ave., Warren. The first 75 families receive a free bag of groceries, and the every child receives a free Scrappers ticket.
Some of the free programs include, free eye exams, amblyopia screenings, eye glasses, hearing exams, glaucoma testing, high blood pressure, diabetes, prostate and more.
Anyone interested in more information, 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.
State Rep. Tom Letson, D-Warren, will share his insights about the importance of supporting people who deal with these issues.
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. today 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.
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. on Wednesday at the St. Elizabeth Breast Care Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. For more information, call 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. 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:
Newton Falls Community Center: today, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
Trumbull County Health Department: Wednesday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Mecca Community Church: Thursday, 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. Wednesday 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. on Friday 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.
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 multiple sclerosis and empower those with MS and their families. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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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LOCAL DOCTORS ATTEND SYMPOSIUM: Doctors Thomas Ashdown and Diana Karnavas of Advanced Podiatry, attended the symposium on Advanced Wound Care in Dallas in April.