MS SUPPORT GROUP: The Multiple Sclerosis Services Agency Trumbull County Support Group will meet at 7 p.m on Nov. 8, at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 490 N. High St., Cortland.
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.
HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA: Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown, is planning its holiday extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 12.
The event will featured craft vendors, food, entertainment by Rachell Joy and Jack Ciarniello, pictures with Santa, raffle drawings and much more.
ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding their monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:
Today at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road N.E., Howland Township.
Nov. 16 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 330-650-0552 or 800-272-3900.
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. today. 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.
LEARN ABOUT INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE: The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, NE Ohio Chapter, invites the public for "Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: What Every Patient Needs to Know," at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7, at the Politis Auditorium at Northside Medical Center, Medical Education Building, Ground Level, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown. Registration begins at 6.
The free program will be presented by Rony C. Awaida with Avamar Gastroenterology and Center for Endoscopy. For more information, contact the NE Ohio Chapter Office at 216-524-7700.
SELF-ESTEEM IN CHILDREN: The First Ohio Chapter of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health will present "Promoting Positive Self-Esteem In Children and Adolescents," free from 7 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 9, at the D & E Clinic, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. The speaker will be Scott Marlin of Comprehensive Psychiatry. For more information, call Rachel at 330-538-0184 or Chrysann at 330-533-4649.
IMMUNIZATION CLINICS OFFERED: The following listing is the Trumbull County Health Department's November schedule for community childhood immunization clinics:
West Farmington Community Center - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday
St Joe's at the Mall - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday
Trumbull County Health Department - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 7; 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 16
Mesopotamia Fire Station - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 8.
Southington Christian Church - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9
Newton Falls Community Center - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 15
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.
NILES HOLDS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: An immunization clinic will be offered from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and again Nov. 16, 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.
PUBLIC EMERGENCY CARE COURSE: Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support, initial or refresher (two-year certification) course is being offered at 9 a.m. on Nov. 11, at the National Safety Council, Northern Ohio Chapter (Ohio One Building, downtown Youngstown), 25 E. Boardman St. Ste. 343, Youngstown.
Cost is $50 for the initial course and $32 for the refresher course (copy of certificate required). Pre-registration is required. Call 330-747-8657 by the Friday deadline.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 is 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.
Free carotid or AAA screening - Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to noon. For those at risk and who meet criteria. By appointment only.
Easy yoga class - Mondays, Nov. 7 to 28, 11 a.m. to noon - Taught by Dawn Perhacs. Cost is $20 for four classes or $6 each.
Fitness Time - Nov. 9 and 28 - 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. - Fitness Time with Lana Eddy-Campfield is a monthly program with our personal fitness trainer.
Free notary public services, free living wills and durable power of attorney for health care - Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to noon - Completed this day with help from palliative care staff.
Falling prevention class - Nov. 9, 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.
Free adult hearing screening - Nov. 10, 9 to 11 a.m. - Dorian Miller, audiologist will be doing the screening. Call for an appointment.
To register for Northside classes, call 330-884-2912. November Schedule:
Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m. - Sibling Class: Helping families prepare for the birth of a new child also means preparing the older brother and sisters to welcome new babies into the family. 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. and meets in the lobby.
Wednesdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Childbirth Preparation Series - A four-week series of educational classes held weekly to help prepare for a shared birth experience. 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 card to the class.
Thursday, 2:30 to 4 p.m. - Our Living with Stroke support group meets at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in the Boardroom on the first Thursday of every month. All stroke survivors and their families are welcome to attend. For more information, call 330-841-3891.
Nov. 8, 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.
Nov. 8, 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.