HILLSIDE HOSTS CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND: Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Valley Care Health System of Ohio, is hosting its annual Christmas Wonderland fundraiser. Hillside has approximately 70 trees, wreaths and decorations on display that will be raffled off with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association.
The displays are located throughout Hillside's main entrance hallway and outpatient entrance hallway. Visitors are welcome to stop by to visit the displays and purchase raffle tickets.
Raffle winners will be announced Jan. 3. Raffle tickets are one for a $1 and siz for $5.
Front entrance desk hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon through 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Outpatient entrance desk hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m.)
Call 330-841-3845 for more information or to make a donation.
HMHP BEGINS SLIMDOWN CLASSES: SlimDown, a six-week adult weight management program taught by registered dietitians certified in weight management, will begin classes 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 3 to Feb. 7 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, 5401 Market St., Boardman; Wednesdays, Jan. 4 to Feb. 8 at St. Joe's at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, Niles; and Thursdays, Jan. 5 to Feb. 9 at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown.
Cost is $40 for new participants and $20 for repeat participants. Dietitians teach lifestyle changes in food, activities and behaviors.
To register for either program, call Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll free 877-700-4647. Deadline for registration is Dec.27.
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 Friday.
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: 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.
St. Joe's at the Mall will be closed Friday and Dec. 26.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
LOCAL SURGEON ADDRESSES CONFERENCE IN SPAIN: Dr. Lawrence A. DiDomenico, managing partner at Ankle and Foot Care Centers, was among a panel of lecturers who recently addressed an international orthopedic and podiatric surgical conference in Madrid, Spain.
DiDomenico's lecture and workshop topics at the International Course of Theory and Practice of Foot and Ankle Surgery included ankle replacement, reconstruction of flat feet in adults, tendon transfers, and new trends in foot and ankle surgery.
DiDomenico practices out of the East Liverpool, Boardman and Youngstown offices of Ankle and Foot Care Centers. For more information go to the group's website at www.ankleandfootcare.com.