CENTER TO OFFER SILVER SNEAKERS: The Mayor Ralph A. Infante Wellness Center in Niles is partnering with Healthways to offer the trademark Silver Sneakers program. Contact a health care provider for eligibility or stop at the Wellness Center. For more information, call 330-349-9355.
COTTON CANDY SOCIAL FOR CANCER RESEARCH: The Mineral Ridge Little Rams competition cheerleaders are holding a cotton candy social from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pizza Joe's in Mineral Ridge to raise money for breast cancer research. There will be cotton candy, popcorn, drinks, a bake sale, a balloon artist and raffle.
All proceeds will go to the YSU Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic for Breast Cancer Research.
SUZELIS OFFERS LECTURE: Dr. Ted Suzelis will be presenting a lecture, "Feeling Anxious, Depressed or Stressed? Natural Chemical Imbalance Relief Lecture," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at his Boardman office, 725 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite K-4, Boardman.
For more information or to register, call Stephanie at 330-729-1350 or register online at www.ohiond.com. Admission is free.
FIBRO SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: Chronic Fatigue and/or Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17 at First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren. For more information, call 330-847-7001.
SOCIETY TO MEET: The NEO Huntington's Disease Society of America Youngstown support group will be having its quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Liberty library.
NORTHSIDE NAMED IN BECKERS REVIEW: Becker's Hospital Review has named Northside Medical Center of Youngstown to its list of "65 Hospitals with Great Cardiology Programs." The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected them based on clinical accolades, quality care and contributions to the field of cardiology.
Northside Medical is an affiliate of ValleyCare Health System of Ohio. The center's cardiac service, called ValleyCare Heart and Vascular, is offered at both Northside and Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, also an affiliate of ValleyCare Health System of Ohio.
For more information, go to beckershospitalreview.com/ llists/65-hospitals-with-great-cardiology-programs.
AUTISM AWARENESS CONFERENCE: The Potential Development Program and Help Hotline Crisis Center will hold an Autism Awareness conference on Friday at the Lake Club, Poland. The daylong event will feature speakers on various topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorder and offer 4.25 continuing education units to all participants.
The keynote speaker for this event will be Shonda Schilling. Schilling wrote a book, "The Best Kind of Different," chronicling her family's journey to her son Grant being diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome at the age of 7. Schilling will take questions from the audience and sign books for participants. She will speak at 11:45 a.m.
Reservations must be made in advance and are $60 for the full-day conference and $30 for the lunch. Registration and a continental breakfast will available starting at 8 a.m.
For more information about the Autism Awareness Conference, visit the agency's website, www.4pdp.org, or call Shellie Sabel at 330-746-7641.
DIABETES EXPO OFFERED: The Humility of Mary Health Partners Diabetes Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Mahoning Country Club, 710 E. Liberty St., Girard.
Focus on Control is the theme for the expo presented by the Humility of Mary Health Partners Diabetes Education Department. Speakers include Dr. Darrell Grace, Dr. Richard Wyszynski and Dr. Ryan Deasy.
Cost is $10 per person and includes lunch. To register by Oct. 17, call 330-480-2676.
FIBRO GROUP TO HOLD FAMILY NIGHT: The Mahoning Valley Fibromyalgia Support Group will hold its annual Friends and Family Night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 425 Crestview Drive in Boardman. "How to Talk to Your Family About Fibro" is the topic for the evening.
Anyone with an interest in fibromyalgia is welcome. For more information, call 330-545-6669 or 330-758-8413.
PARENT POWER OFFERS WORKSHOP: The Trumbull County Family and Children First Council and its Parent Power committee offer a workshop to help parents establish heart-healthy habits for children from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 presented by Dr. Peter Vande Kappelle, pediatric cardiologist with Akron Children's Hospital.
The workshop will be held at the Eastwood Mall near Dillard's.
Child care will not be provided. There will be door prizes and a meal will be served. Reservations are required. Call Margie at 330-675-2765, Ext. 109. If there is no answer, leave a message stating how many will attend.
HMHP OFFERING SLIM DOWN: SlimDown, a six-week weight management program taught by registered dietitians who are certified in weight management, will begin classes in mid-October at Humility of Mary Health Partners sites in Boardman and Warren.
Classes are scheduled for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 17 to Nov. 21 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, 5401 Market St., Boardman; and Tuesdays, Oct. 18 to Nov. 22 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. To register, call Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll free 877-700-4647.
FLU CLINIC FOR ADULTS: The following listing is the Trumbull County Health Department's Community flu clinic schedule. These clinics are for adults 19 years and older:
Friday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.
Oct. 19, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.
Oct 27, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.
Cost for adult flu vaccine is $20. Cash, check or charge will be accepted.
The following insurances can be billed: Aetna, Anthem BCBS, Caresource, Cigna, Humana, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Medicare B, Medicare Railroad, Ohio Health Choice, Summacare, the Health Plan, UMWA, United Health Care (not UHC Community Plan).
Visit www.tcbh.org for current flu information.
YMCA HOSTS WEIGHT SEMINARS: The downtown YMCA, 210 High St. N.W., Warren, will be hosting several free seminars at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday about how being overweight can cause high cholesterol, high blood pressure, acid-reflux disease, type-2 diabetes and other conditions.
To reserve a seat, contact the Warren YMCA at 330-394-1565.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AGENCY 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.
A representative from Boardman Medical Supply will speak on adaptive devices and demonstrate how they can benefit the MS client.
The meeting is open to all those who have multiple sclerosis, their family, friends and caregivers. There is no cost to attend and refreshments will be served.
For more information, call Pat at 330-883-1198.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: 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.
Oct. 19 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.
WARREN OFFERS FLU CLINIC: the Warren City Health Department will hold flu clinics for adults 19 and older from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 and 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 24 at the Warren City Health Department, 418 Main Ave. S.W., Warren. For more information, call 330-841-2596.
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. Oct. 17 and 31, 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.
HELP HOTLINE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: Help Hotline Crisis Center Inc. is offering free training classes for people interested in volunteering for the 24-hour hotline.
Classes will meet from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays through Oct. 24, and from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 29.
Volunteers are asked to make a six-month commitment. For more information, call Help Hotline at 330-747-2696.
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 E. 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.
NILES HOLDS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: An immunization clinic will be offered from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and Oct. 19 at the Niles Health Department, 34 W. State St. Parent or guardian must have child's immunization records. Anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Health Department is offering adult flu shots from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday only at the health department. Bring Medicare, Medicaid, or Anthem Senior Advantage I.D. cards. For all other HMOs, the cost will be $20.
The flu vaccine will be given to children age 6 months to 18 years from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday. The cost will be $3, and there is no charge for those on Medicaid or those without health insurance.
For information, call 330-544-9000, Ext. 163.
CLEARVIEW OFFERS FLU/PNEUMONIA SHOTS: As a service to the public, Clearview Lantern Suites, 596 Champion Ave. West, Warren, is hosting a flu and pneumonia shot clinic from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday. Cost is $25 for flu and $40 for pneumonia. Pre-registration is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Medicare Part B pays for this completely. Other insurance and HMO will require the individual to pay for the shots and then submit for reimbursement.
SENIOR CENTER OFFERS FLU SHOTS: The flu vaccine will be given to children age 6 months to 18 years from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Niles Senior Citizen Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. Cost is $3 per child. No charge for those on Medicaid or those without health insurance.
NEW VOICE CLUB MEETS: The Mahoning Valley New Voice Club, a support group for laryngectomees and their families/friends, will hold its next meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center, Beeghly Medical Park, 6614 Southern Blvd., Youngstown.
For more information, contact Donna Hendricks at the center at 330-726-8855.
OHIO PREMIER HEALTH SOLUTIONS PRESENTS MEDICARE EDUCATION: Ohio Premier Health Solutions will present Medicare education at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday and third Thursday of every month at Ohio Premier Health Solutions, 458 High St., Warren.
Admission is free. For more information, call 330-394-7400.
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.
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.
St. Joe's at the Mall is now a Silver Sneakers site. Call for more information.
The schedule includes:
St. Joe's at the Mall are now offering flu and pneumonia vaccines. Cost is $25 for flu and $48 for pneumonia vaccination. Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare HMO will be billed. Call 330-652-7542 to make appointment or stop in.
Free blood pressure screenings: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
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. Call to register.
Weight management strength-training program for $20 a month. Nutrition classes will be once a month on diet and behavior modification. Call to register.
Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to noon: Free notary public services and free living wills and durable power of attorney for health care.
Oct. 12, noon to 1:30 p.m.: Falling prevention class. Free balance testing by PT. Call to register, 330-652-7542.
Oct. 17, 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.
Oct. 20, noon to 1 p.m.: Talk with the Doc program with Dr. Keith Black. The topic is celiac disease. Cost is $2, and a light lunch is provided. Call to register.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
Today, Wednesday and Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m.: Diabetes HELP (Health Education and Lifestyle Program) is an education program for people with diabetes and their families. Classes will be held at Northside Medical Center, 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 Medical Center 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.
Oct. 15, 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 information presented in the One-Day Childbirth Class is the same as that of the four-week series, but it is addressed at a faster pace. The cost of the class is $50. Medicaid, Caresource or Unison can be billed directly for the registration fee; bring card to the class. To register for Northside Medical Center classes, call 330-884-2912.
Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.: The Youngstown Myeloma Support Group will meet at Denny's on Belmont Avenue. This is a combined group of patients and caregivers. For more information, call Donna at 330-884-3500 or 330-770-0808.