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.
CHRONIC FATIGUE AND/OR FIBROMYALGIA: Chronic Fatigue and/or Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19, at 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.
ASPERGER GROUP MEETS: The Asperger's Group of Northeast Ohio will meet at 7 p.m. today, at the Canfield Presbyterian Church, 140 W. Main St. The meeting is open to people with Asperger's age 16 and older, 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. today at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, Cedar Room.
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 our 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. Check hopemv.org for channels and times. To nominate someone for this award, go to the Hope Foundation at www.hopemv.org and click the Nominate-A-Player link. All entries must be received by Dec. 23.
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: 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: 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: Wednesday and Jan. 11, 9 a.m. to noon.
FALLING PREVENTION CLASS: Wednesday 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.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
Breastfeeding Class: Today, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - This class provides parents with up-to-date information to help them make the best, informed choice when it comes to breastfeeding your 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.
Cancer Caregiver Support Group: Today, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - 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.
RTS Bereavement Services: Dec. 20, 7 to 9 p.m. - A parent support program for families who are grieving over 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, call 330-884-2911.
Myeloma Support Group: Dec. 21, 5:30 p.m. - The Youngstown Myeloma Support Group will meet at Park Vista for a holiday party at 5:30 pm. For more information, call Donna at 330-884-3500 or 330-770-0808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.