HMHP OFFERS CLASSES ONLINE: Humility of Mary Health Partners has added online childbirth classes to its educational opportunities for new parents.
This online program allows participants to learn at their own pace and convenience.
After registering for the online class and receiving an access code, log onto HMpartners.org, click the eLearning link and key in the code.
For more information or to register for the online childbirth class, call the Humility of Mary Healthline at 1-877-700-4647.
STRESS AND FATIGUE: Dr. Ted Suzelis will be presenting his lecture titled "Combating Stress and Fatigue During the Holiday Season" at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, at his Boardman office, located in the Southbridge Executive Park, 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. Free admission.
GAME OF HOPE CLASSIC: The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is announcing the NOMINATE-A-PLAYER honoree for the eighth annual Game of Hope Charity Basketball Classic. The Game of Hope Classic is a charity basketball game that benefits chronically / terminally ill children, so that they may have experiences generally afforded by healthy children. The event will take place on Feb. 4 at Beeghly Center on the campus of Youngstown State University with the teams being comprised of local elected officials, community leaders, dignitaries and media, with tip-off at 4:30 p.m.
This award is given to the person who donates their time and effort to their respective community. That individual gets to participate in the basketball game on the same team as leaders and notables. It is a way to give back to the community by recognizing their involvement through the work they have done in the community.
The game will be televised via tape delay on Time Warner, Armstrong Cable, PTV and Comcast Feb. 26 and will reach a viewing audience of nearly one million people. Check hopemv.org for channels and times.
To nominate someone for this award, please go to the Hope Foundation website at www.hopemv.org and click the NOMINATE-A-PLAYER link. All entries must be received by Dec. 23.
HELP AT HOLIDAYS: Humility of Mary Health Partners has created Happy Healthy Holidays, a web-based data center for tips and tricks for staying healthy this time of year. There is food safety information and tips on enjoying the holidays without derailing diet plans. For hints, visit www.HMpartners.org.
FREE WORKSHOP: The Trumbull Health Department in partnership with the Area Agency on Aging 11 will host a free workshop, "Healthy U,'' from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday. The program helps people manage chronic health conditions such as asthma, arthritis, heart disease and diabetes. All classes will be held at St. Joe's at the Eastwood Mall in Niles. To register, call 330-675-7807.
ALZHEIMER GROUP MEETS: Alzheimer Network Family Support Group meets at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the Conference Room of the Children's Rehabilitation Center, 855 Howland Wilson Road. For more information, call 330-788-9755.
CHRONIC FATIQUE AND/OR FIBROMYALGIA: Chronic Fatique and/or Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 19, at the First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren. Members will celebrate the end of the year holidays and are asked to bring a covered dish and a guest.
For more information, call 330-847-7001.
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.
IMMUNIZATION AT HEALTH DEPARTMENT: The Warren City Health Department will hold the childhood immunization clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 12 at the health department, 418 Main Ave. S.W. A $10 administration fee is charged or Medicaid is accepted. For information, call 330-841-2596.
NILES HOLDS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: An immunization clinic will be offered from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday 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.
ASPERGER GROUP MEETS: The Asperger's Group of Northeast Ohio will meet at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13, at the Canfield Presbyterian Church, 140 W. Main St. The meeting is open to adults with Asperger's age 16+, their families, loved ones, and anyone interested in learning more about the disorder.
Guest speaker for the evening will be W. David Jones, a clinical supervisor at Homes for Kids in Niles. Jones practices as a psychotherapist at Churchill Counseling in Cornersburg, and is a member of the adjunct faculty in the School of Social Work at Youngstown State University.
OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP: The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, Cedar Room.
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: St. Joe's at the Mall is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is located next to Sears at the Eastwood Mall. To make an appointment, call 330-652-7542 unless otherwise noted.
FLU AND PNEUMONIA VACCINES - Available by appointment on various days. Cost is $25 for flu and $48 for pneumonia vaccines. Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare HMO will be billed.
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS - Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m.
STRONG BONES - STRONG PEOPLE PROGRAM - This is a free 12-week program of personalized strength training and nutritional education for those who have osteoporosis, low bone density or at risk to improve muscle strength and nutrition.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT THROUGH STRENGTH TRAINING - Join for $20 a month. Nutrition classes once a month on diet and behavior modification. Registration required.
FREE CAROTID OR AAA SCREENING: Wednesday and Jan. 5, 8:30 a.m. to noon. - For those at risk and who meet criteria. By appointment only.
EASY YOGA CLASS: Jan. 9 to 30, 11 a.m. to noon - Taught by Dawn Perhacs. Cost is $20 for four classes or $6 each.
FREE NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES, FREE LIVING WILLS AND DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH CARE: Dec. 14 and Jan. 11, 9 a.m. to noon - Completed this day with help from palliative care staff.
FALLING PREVENTION CLASS: Dec. 14 and Jan. 11 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.
FREE PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE SCREENING: Dec. 29 and Jan. 26, 1 to 4 p.m. - A nurse will measure blood flow to the legs by doing ankle brachial index. By appointment only.
FREE BONE DENSITY SCREENING: Dec. 17 and Jan. 21, 9 a.m. to noon - Come in to have an ultrasound of the heel bone to screen for osteoporosis.
DIABETIC CARE: Dec. 19 and Jan. 16 , 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.
T'AI CHI CHIH CLASSES: Today, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - T'ai Chi Chih is not martial arts, but 19 soft-flowing movements with proven health benefits. Attend nine weekly classes for $45. The first class is free. An advance class is also available. Lucinda Kutsko is the instructor. Call to register at 330-727-4477.