ST. E'S PRESENTS 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 to 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 Thursday by calling the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll-free 877-700-4647.
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. 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
WINDSOR HOUSE OPEN HOUSE: Windsor House Inc., local owners and operators of 11 nursing homes and three assisted living communities in northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania, will hold a public open house to celebrate the completion of their short term rehabilitation unit at Liberty Health Care Center. The festivities will take place on Sept. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments and tours will be provided.
The $2 million, 11,500-square-foot addition includes 16 private rooms equipped with phones, cable television and private showers and bathrooms. A spacious therapy gym is equipped with a Chevy Cruze therapy car and private apartment used for making the transition home.
Windsor House at Liberty Health Care Center is located at 1355 Churchill Hubbard Road. For additional information, call 330-759-7858 or visit www.windsorhouseinc.com.
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.
Volunteer training is scheduled for this Wednesday 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, through Nov. 27, at Central Christian Church, 2051 Market St., Warren.
Mahoning County - 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, 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 any time or Bob from 7 to 10 p.m. at 330-980-3539.
"HOW TO EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR BLOOD TYPE": Dr. Ted Suzelis will be presenting a free lecture titled "How to Eat and Live Right for Your Blood Type" at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 19, at the Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St., Newton Falls. 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 receive free blood typing and their will be a raffle to give away free blood type books. RSVP is required by Thursday. For more information or to register, call Suzelis' Newton Falls office at 330-872-1577 or register online at www.healthytreasures.com.
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. 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.
The Health Department is offering adult flu shots (by appointment only) from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 27, at the Niles Senior Citizen Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. Those attending should bring Medicaid/Medicare and/or Anthem Senior Advantage I.D. cards. For all other HMOs the cost will be $20. To make an appointment, call 330-544-3676.
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. 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.
IMMUNIZATION CLINICS OPEN: The following listing is the Trumbull County Health Department's September schedule for community childhood immunization clinics:
Mesopotamia Fire Department - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., today.
Southington Christian Church - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Newton Falls Community Center - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., Sept. 20.
Trumbull County Health Department - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 21.
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 current shot record. All school-required vaccines will be available.
IMMUNIZATION CLINICS SCHEDULED: The well-child immunization clinic scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, in the Girard Health Department, has been canceled and rescheduled for Sept. 28.
A $10 administrative fee will be charged per child. Dr. James J. Enyeart, Medical Director, will conduct the examinations. Parents are reminded to bring a copy of the child's immunization record. Also, a parent or guardian must accompany children younger than 18. To schedule an appointment, call the Health Department Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at 330-545-6048.
YOGA AT ST. JOE'S: A seven-session beginning yoga class will be held Mondays, 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.
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. There is no cost to attend and refreshments will be served. 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.
FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: Chronic Fatigue and/or Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 19, at the First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren. Speaker is Gary Machin with his September update for the year. The meeting is open to all questions.
For more information, call 330-847-7001.
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.
Wednesday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Friday, 9 a.m. to noon: Free bone density screening - Come in to have an ultrasound of the heel bone to screen for osteoporosis.
Sept. 19, 8:30 to 11 a.m.:8:30 to 11 a.m. - Free blood sugar screenings. Eight-hour fast required. 9 to 11 a.m. - Free foot screening for those at risk with Dr. C. Reyes. 9 to 10 a.m. - Diabetes Wellness Connection group with St. Joe's diabetes educators. Call to register.
Sept. 21, noon to 1 p.m.: Talk With the Doc program - "Cholesterol - Getting It Under Control." Dr. Roland Vizco will speak. People attending this program will receive a coupon for a lipid panel screening for $10 on Sept. 28. Cost is $2, and a light lunch is provided. Call to register.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
Sept. 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.
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 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.
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.
Sept. 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: One Day Childbirth Class is designed to accommodate parents whose busy schedules may make it difficult to attend the four-week course. The cost of the class is $50. Medicaid, Caresource or Unison, can be billed directly for registration fees. Those attending the class should bring their card. To register for Northside classes, call 330-884-2912.
Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m.: Myeloma Family Support Group serves adults, their adult friends and family members that have been diagnosed with the disease. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at Denny's restaurant 4020 Belmont Ave. For more information, call 330-884-3500 or by email to email@example.com.
Sept. 20, 7 to 9 p.m.: RTS Bereavement Services is a parent support program for families who are grieving 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, on the third Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, please call 330-884-2911.
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, to Oct. 11 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, 5401 Market St., Boardman, and Thursdays, 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 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:
Today 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.