DOCTORS BUY BACK CANDY: The office of Drs. Martuccio and Bauer is participating in a Halloween candy buy-back from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 1. The office will be buying back Halloween candy from its patients and neighborhood children at $1 per pound. The candy is then sent to troops overseas as part of Operation Gratitude.
The event will take place at 8096 E. Market St., Howland. There also will be treat bags and raffles.
HEALTHY?WOMAN?KICKOFF:?ValleyCare's Healthy Woman kickoff event will be held Thursday at Stambaugh Auditorium. Healthy Woman is a new, free resource from ValleyCare Health System of Ohio designed to provide women with the information to maintain a healthy body, mind and spirit for themselves and their loved ones. The monthly Healthy Woman presentations will cover physical and emotional healthcare, as well as financial well-being and spiritual development. Healthcare topics will include pertinent information on heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, menopause, nutrition, osteoporosis, stress management and life balance issues.
There will be a dinner with guest speaker Ali Vincent from the hit show "The Biggest Loser." Vincent was the first female winner of "The Biggest Loser." Tickets for the dinner are $15.
Also open to the public will be a free women's expo and health fair from 4 to 6 p.m. The hospital will offer multiple free health screenings, as well as the flu shot for $10.
For more information about Healthy Woman, the free health fair or to purchase tickets to the dinner presentation, visit www.NorthsideMedicalCenter. net/HealthyWoman or call 330-884-1066 or www.TrumbullMemorial.net/HealthyWoman or call 330-841-5600.
FLU AND PNEUMONIA SHOTS OFFERED: The Youngstown City Health District will offer flu and pneumonia vaccinations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 in the meeting room of Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown.
This flu shot will be $15. The pneumonia vaccine is also available for $45. The clinic is open to the public. Medicare and Medicaid participants are eligible and must bring their cards.
CANCER AWARENESS DAY: Austintown is holding a Cancer Awareness Day on Friday. The community has been asked to support it throughout the entire day and at the Fitch High School football game. The cheerleaders for Fitch will be wearing pink in support of cancer awareness, and will use pink poms.
YMCA OFFERS WEIGHT LOSS SEMINAR: The downtown Warren YMCA, 210 High St. N.W., will host free weight-loss seminars at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Oct. 29. To reserve your seat, contact the YMCA at 330-394-1565.
MENDED HEARTS TO MEET: Mended Hearts, Chapter 7, a heart support group for heart survivors and their families, will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at St. Michael Church Hall on North Broad Street, Canfield. The public is invited. For more information, contact Joe Clark at 702-8859. A speakers bureau is available for local organizations at no charge. For available dates, contact Lee Meadows at 330-793-2531.
PINK GLOVE DANCE: St. Elizabeth Health Center is a contestant in the national "Pink Glove Dance" video competition. Recently, hospital employees, nurses and physicians joined together, put on pink gloves and danced on the hospital campus to raise awareness about breast cancer.
Two years ago Medline produced the original Pink Glove Dance video to raise breast cancer awareness. The video generated more 13 million views on YouTube and inspired pink glove dance videos and events around the world.
This year, Medline opened the competition up to groups across the United States to win cash prizes for their charity of choice. St. Elizabeth's charity of choice is the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, opening next month on the St. Elizabeth Youngstown campus.
To view the St. Elizabeth video and cast your vote - visit www.HMpartners.org and click the "Cast Your Vote" link.
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.
FLU CLINIC AT PAMIDA: Pamida Pharmacy is offering a flu clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pamida store in Newton Falls. Cost is $25. Traditional Medicare part B, traditional Medicaid and Caresource are free.
SOCIETY TO MEET: The NEO Huntington's Disease Society of America Youngstown support group will be having its quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Liberty library.
DIABETES EXPO OFFERED: The Humility of Mary Health Partners Diabetes Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Thursday 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, call 330-480-2676.
FIBRO GROUP TO HOLD FAMILY NIGHT: The Mahoning Valley Fibromyalgia Support Group will hold its annual Friends & Family Night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday 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.
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:
Wednesday, 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.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: 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.
WARREN OFFERS FLU CLINIC: Warren City Health Department will hold flu clinics for adults 19 and older from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday 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. 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.
In conjunction with Warren Rotary Club, the department is offering a special free evening clinic "Shots for Tots," from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27.
All clinics are walk-in. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone younger than 18 and have the youth's current shot record.
Call the Health Department at 330-841-2596 for more information.
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. Monday, 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 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.
For information, call 330-544-9000, Ext. 163.
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. Silver Sneakers available.
St. Joe's at the Mall is now a Silver Sneakers site - Call for more information.
Thursday, noon to 1 p.m. - Talk with the Doc program. The topic is celiac disease and Dr. Keith Black will be speaking. Cost is $2, and a light lunch is provided. 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.
Oct. 24, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. - Fitness Time with Lana Eddy-Campfield. A monthly program with a personal fitness trainer.
Oct. 24, 3 to 4 p.m. -?Healthy weight through behavior modification -?Molly Letcher, director of HM?Surgical Weight Loss center will be speaking. Call to register.
Oct. 26, noon to 1 p.m. - Talk with the Doc program - The topic is dizziness, with Dr. Jared Bunevich, ear, nose and throat specialist speaking. Cost is $2 and includes lunch.
Oct. 27, noon to 1 p.m. - Special program on gluten-free eating. Cindy Heslop, a registered dietitian from HMHP?will speak. Cost is $4, and a gluten-free lunch will be provided. Call to register.
Oct. 27, 1 to 4 p.m. - Free peripheral vascular disease screening - A nurse will measure blood flow to the legs by doing ankle brachial index. By appointment only. Call to register.
Oct. 27, 1 to 4 p.m. - Free notary public services, free living wills and durable power of attorney for health care. Completed this day with help from palliative care staff.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
Oct. 24,25, 26 and 27, 6 to8 p.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 Medical Center, second floor Medical Education Building. A physician referral is required. For more information or to register, call 330-884-3115.
Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m.: The Insight Group is a support group that serves patients who have had a brain injury and their families. The group meets the last Thursday of the month at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in the boardroom. Registration is required by calling 330-841-3757.