HOW TO EAT AND LIVE RIGHT: Dr. Ted Suzelis will be presenting his lecture titled "How to Eat and Live Right for Your Blood Type" 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. Suzelis will explain the scientific background behind the "Eat Right for Your Type" diet, as well as dietary and lifestyle guidelines for each blood type. Attendees will be able to try blood type diet friendly products.
For more information or to register, call Stephanie at 330-729-1350 or register online at www.ohiond.com. Admission is free.
LECTURE DISCUSSES DIGESTIVE STRESS: A free lecture is being offered at Lake Vista Club House in Cortland, at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Sponsored by Dr. Thomas Montgomery Integrative Medical Centers of Ohio, the speaker will be Elizabeth O'Rourke, a dietary expert with Metagenics.
Participants will learn how to eliminate digestive stress that leads to constipation, indigestion, belching, diarrhea, irritable bowel and acid reflux.
Those attending will have the opportunity to have conversations with both Montgomery and O'Rourke. Snacks and drinks will be provided by Lake Vista. For more information or to reserve your spot at the lecture, call 330-638-7310.
SAFETY COUNCIL OFFERS COURSES: The Northern Ohio Chapter National Safety Council is offering the following safety courses. Courses will be held at the chapter, 25 E. Boardman St., Ste. 343, Youngstown.
Healthcare provider basic life support, initial or refresher (two-year certification) - 9 a.m. Wednesday. Fee: $50 initial / $32 refresher (copy of certificate required).
CPR/AED cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator course adult / child / infant (two-year certificate) - 8 a.m. Sept. 17. Fee: $32.
Standard first aid (three-year certificate) - 1 p.m. Sept. 17. Fee: $32.
Bloodborne / airborne pathogens course (one-year certificate) - 4 p.m. Sept. 17. Fee: $25.
For information or registration, call 330-747-8657.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR VISION SCREENING: Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries' amblyopia vision screening program is in need of volunteers to help reach as many preschool children as possible during the upcoming school year. The program has expanded the number of schools to be screened, so more volunteers will be needed to accommodate the additional schools.
Trained vision screeners go into preschools in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties and screen children for amblyopia. Training, all necessary materials, and partners are provided for the screenings. The screenings are scheduled during morning or afternoons, Monday through Friday taking into consideration the volunteer's availability. Sessions generally take about two hours. All scheduling and follow up is handled by the program coordinator.
Amblyopia, commonly known as "lazy eye," is reduced vision in an eye resulting when the pathways of vision in the brain do not grow strong enough.
Upon detecting a possible vision problem, the child's family is contacted and urged to take the child for a complete professional exam. Financial assistance is available for treatment for qualified families.
Volunteer training is scheduled for Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Goodwill facility on Belmont Avenue in Youngstown. Danielle Michaels from the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus will conduct the training session which is mandatory for all program vision screeners.
For additional information or to attend the volunteer training session, contact Nancy Chambers, amblyopia program coordinator, Tuesday or Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 330-759-7921, Ext. 1222.
NAMI FAMILY TO FAMILY SERIES PLANNED: NAMI Mahoning Valley is offering its free Family to Family Education Series in the Mahoning Valley / Youngstown area.
Trumbull County - 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 11 through 27, at Central Christian Church, 2051 Market St., Warren.
Mahoning County - 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 12 through Nov. 28, at The Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown.
Classes and all materials are free. Class size is limited. Advance registration is required.
Facilitators are Dianna R. Mason and Bob Green. Register by contacting Dianna at 330-540-8583 anytime or Bob from 7 to 10 p.m. at 330-980-3539.
SHEPHERD OFFERS MEDICARE CHECK-UP: Shepherd of the Valley-Niles and the Ohio Department of Insurance, through its Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), will host a free "Medicare Check-Up Day" on Wednesday, at Shepherd of the Valley-Niles, 1500 McKinley Ave. The presentation begins at 10 a.m.
The Check-Up Day provides an opportunity for both those new to Medicare and those already enrolled to learn about plan options and how to secure the appropriate coverage. An OSHIIP trainer from Columbus will talk about ways to prepare for open enrollment and discuss upcoming changes to the Medicare program and prescription options.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a list of their prescriptions / drugs, dosages, and preferred pharmacy.
For more information, contact Kristen Taylor, admission / marketing director, Shepherd of the Valley-Niles, and Trumbull County OSHIIP Coordinator, at 330-544-7710, Ext. 2817 or via email at KristenT@ShepherdoftheValley.com.
TMH TO SPONSOR CANCER SURVIVORSHIP DAY: Trumbull Memorial Hospital and the TMH Foundation, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, will sponsor the 22nd annual Cancer Survivorship Day from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, 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 patient testimonials. The celebration will close with a butterfly release.
Cancer survivors, family members and friends are encouraged to attend this free event which is open to the public. Pre-registration is not required but appreciated. To pre- register for the event, call the American Cancer Society at 888-227-6446, Ext. 2104.
DIABETIC GROUP TO MEET: The Diabetic Support Group will meet at Shepherd of the Valley-Niles, 1500 McKinley Ave., Niles, on Sept. 15. A podiatrist from the Ankle and Foot Care Centers will speak at the meeting. Wellness tips and tricks will also be offered.
The meeting starts at 6 p.m. The Diabetic Support Group offers those living with diabetes important information on managing their diabetes, not suffering with it, by staying healthy and fit. Light snacks will be provided.
For more information, contact Kristen Taylor, admission / marketing director, Shepherd of the Valley-Niles, at 330-544-7710, Ext. 2817 or via email at KristenT@ShepherdoftheValley.com.
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 but 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. For more information, call Cindy at 330-841-3891.
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:
Pneumonia vaccines by appointment on various days. Cost is $48. Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare HMO will be billed. Call 330-652-7542 for an appointment.
Flu shots will be available in September by appointment. Cost $25 or Medicare, Medicare HMO or Medicaid will be billed
Free blood pressure screenings: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
Registration for Strong Bones, Strong People program, a 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. Silver Sneakers Available.
Weight management strength-training program for $20 a month. Nutrition classes will be once a month on diet and behavior modification. Call to register. Silver Sneakers available.
Sept. 7, 8:30 a.m. to noon: Free carotid or AAA screening for those at risk. By appointment only. Call to schedule an appointment.
Sept. 8, 2 to 3 p.m.: Talk With the Dentist - Dr. Sheffali Sheth-Nadler will be speaking on new techniques in getting a crown and caps and will answer questions on dentistry. Call to register. Cost is $2 and a light lunch will be provided.
Sept. 8, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Slim Down weight management program starts - This is a six-week course taught by dietitians. Cost is $40. Call 330-480-3151 to register.
Sept. 9, 9 to 10 a.m.: Jim Sayers from The Vitamin Shoppe will present and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served. Call to register.
Sept. 12 through 26, 11 a.m. to noon: Easy yoga class - every Monday. Taught by Dawn Perhacs. Cost is $20 for four classes or $6 each.
Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to noon: Free notary public services and free living wills and durable power of attorney for healthcare. Completed this day with help from palliative care staff.
Sept. 14, noon to 1:30 p.m.: Prevent yourself or a loved one from a fall by attending this class. Free balance testing by PT. Also beginning Tai Chi Chih instruction. Call to register.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
Sept. 7, 4 to 5 p.m.: Sibling Class: Helping parents prepare for the birth of a new child also means preparing the older brother and sisters to welcome new babies into the family. This free class is open to parents with children between the ages of 4 to 10. Parents and children will tour the Childbirth Center and learn about the important role the siblings will play. This class meets the first Wednesday of every other month from 4 to 5 p.m. Meets in the lobby. To register for Northside classes, call 330-884-2912
Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 7 to 9 p.m.: Childbirth Preparation Series A 4-week series of educational classes held weekly to help prepare parents for a shared birth experience. Those attending will receive information about pregnancy, labor and delivery, infant care and parenting, as well as learn childbirth techniques. The fourth class has an infant CPR instruction segment. Classes are held on Wednesday nights and the cost of the class is $50. Medicaid, Caresource, or Unison, can be billed directly for registration fees. Bring insurance card to the class. To register for Northside classes, call 330-884-2912.
Sept. 12, 13, 14 and 15, 9 to 11 a.m.: Diabetes HELP (Health Education and Lifestyle Program) is an education program for persons with diabetes and their families. Classes will be held at Northside, second floor Medical Education Building. A physician referral is required. For more information or to register, call 330-884-3115.
Sept. 13, 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 a new baby. 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.
Sept. 13, 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.
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 St., 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.