AKRON CHILDREN'S LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR STUDY: Akron Children's Hospital is now enrolling children, teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorders in a clinical trial for a new investigational drug.
Candidates for the trial should be between the ages of 5 and 21, who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, and exhibit certain behaviors such as listlessness and inactivity, isolation from other children and adults, fixed facial expressions or a lack of emotional response.
To read more, go to: www.akronchildrens.org/cms/ news/kids_with_autism_sought_for_study/index.html
RECOVERY, INT., TO MEET: Recovery, Int., a self-help mental health group, will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, at Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road. For more information, call 330-747-1176.
NILES HOLDS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: An immunization clinic will be offered from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 7 and 21, 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 OFFERED: Warren City Health Department is offering a children's immunization clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 12 and again Sept. 26, at the Warren City Health Department, 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.
BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION CLINICS: The Trumbull County Health Department is announcing newly scheduled back to school immunization clinics for August at the Health Department.
The dates and times for the clinics are as follows: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. today; and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
These clinics have been added to accommodate children who need vaccines for school. All vaccines will be available for kindergarten, seventh grade entry and college entry. All clinics are walk-in.
There is an administration fee of $10 per visit and no one will be denied due to inability to pay. All children younger than 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Bring shot record with child.
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The Hillside Stroke Support Group will meet from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, in the boardroom. All stroke survivors and their family members are welcome to attend. No August meeting is scheduled. For more information, call Cindy at 330-841-3891.
CANCER SURVIVORSHIP DAY COMING: Trumbull Memorial Hospital and the TMH Foundation, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, will sponsor the 22nd annual Cancer Survivorship Day on Sept. 11 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Lincoln School, 2253 Atlantic St., N.E., Warren.
Survivorship Day is a way to celebrate success in the fight against cancer.
The afternoon celebration features jazz music by local music therapist and jazz recording artist Teddy Pantelas, a presentation by local physician Dr. Robert Brodell, and the traditional closing with a butterfly release.
Cancer survivors, family members and friends are encouraged to attend this free event which is open to the public. To pre- register for the event, call the American Cancer Society at 1-888-227-6446, Ext. 2104
YOGA AT ST. JOE'S: A seven-session beginning yoga class will be held Mondays, Sept. 12 through Oct. 31 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 toll free 877-700-4647.
WOMEN'S HEALTH NIGHT: The St. Elizabeth Breast Care Advisory Board will present Women's Health Night, an event offering a free health screening and mammogram for women age 40-64 who are underinsured or uninsured and who do not have a history of breast cancer. The event will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the St. Elizabeth Health Center Breast Care Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. Appointments are limited and registration is required by Sept. 15 by calling the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll-free 877-700-4647.
FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENINGS: Free prostate cancer screenings will be offered to men 50 and older and African American men 45 and older during a program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Grace AME Church, 1137 Main Ave. S.W., Warren.
The screening, sponsored by the Humility of Mary Health Partners Cancer Centers and the Grace Nursing Guild, will include a prostate specific antigen blood draw and digital rectal exam from a Partners for Urology Health physician. Dinner is provided.
Registration is required by calling the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll-free 877-700-4647.
MS SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The MS Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. the third 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 their families. For information, call Kevin at 330-306-8399.
FLU CLINIC HELD: A flu clinic will be held 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.
The schedule includes:
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
HOSPICE OFFERS VOLUNTEER CLASSES: Hospice of the Valley's new volunteer class begins Sept. 12 in the Hospice House conference room. Classes are from noon to 3 p.m. every Monday through Oct. 17. Volunteers will learn what Hospice of the Valley's team of doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains do for the patients and their family and how volunteers fit into that team.
Hospice volunteers serve in a variety of ways including companions for hospice patients at home or in nursing homes as well as helping at the Hospice House inpatient facility. New volunteers are needed.
For more information or to register, call 330-788-1992.
Hospice House is located at 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, on the campus of The Assumption Village.
SLIMDOWN PROGRAM OFFERED TO ADULTS AND CHILDREN: Humility of Mary Health Partners registered dietitians certified in weight management will start up their adult and children's programs in September.
SlimDown, a six-week adult weight management program taught by registered dietitians who are certified in weight management, will begin classes 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 6 to Oct. 11 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, 5401 Market Street, Boardman, and Thursdays, Sept. 8 to Oct. 13 at St. Joe's at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, Niles.
Cost is $40 for new participants and $20 for repeat participants. Dietitians teach lifestyle changes in food, activities and behaviors.
Registered dietitians from Humility of Mary Health Partners and the staff of the D.D. and Velma Davis Family YMCA in Boardman have teamed up to provide a weight management program specifically designed for children 9 to 12 years old.
Go for It! children's weight management program is a collaborative program of HMHP dietitians and the D.D. and Velma Davis Family YMCA in Boardman. The program provides nutrition counseling and fitness training, using the expertise of HMHP. Parents also participate in the program. The goal is a healthy outlook on weight and exercise that will last a lifetime.
Go for It! runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Sept. 12 to Oct. 19 the Davis Family YMCA at 45 McClurg Road, Boardman.
On Mondays, children attend fitness classes taught by Y fitness instructors. On Wednesdays, children and their parents attend a nutrition class taught by a registered dietitian certified in childhood and adolescent weight management. The first half of the class is child focused. For the second half, children go to a fitness class while parents continue the nutrition class.
To register for either program, call Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll free 877-700-4647.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS
The Alzheimer's Association will be holding their monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:
Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road N.E., Howland Township.
Sept. 21 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.
PREVENT BLINDNESS REDESIGNS WEBSITE: Prevent Blindness Ohio, Ohio's leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to prevent blindness and preserve sight, has launched its newly redesigned website at www.pbohio.org. The new site offers a variety of new features including adjustable text sizes to assist those with visual impairment as well as a simplified layout for faster navigation. Social media users will be able to use the "share" feature to instantly link articles and content to their own Facebook and Twitter accounts. Other new features include a simpler format and a new advocacy online program.
One new feature of the site is Eye CAN, the Eye Care Advocacy Network. The goal of Eye CAN is to serve as the advocacy home for Prevent Blindness Ohio, providing tools and resources to help local community members and leaders promote vision and eye health through legislation and advocacy. Site visitors can join Eye CAN online to receive federal and state legislative updates, as well as join in grassroots campaigns for improving public health policies.
For more information on Prevent Blindness Ohio or eye health and safety information please call 800-301-2020 or go to the new website at www.pbohio.org.