HILLSIDE STROKE SUPPORT GROUP MEETS: The Hillside Stroke Support group will meet from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday in the boardroom. The topic of the meeting will be to discuss stroke survivors and caregiver concerns. All stroke survivors and their family are welcome. For more information, call Cindy at 330-841-3891.
HOPEWELL FARM REOPENS: Following an exciting inaugural year that surpassed sales goals, the Hopewell Farm and Craft Market, located at 9489 state Route 534 in Mesopotamia, will reopen on Friday.
Operated by staff and residents, the market sells Hopewell-produced eggs, maple syrup, crafts and greeting cards, as well as fresh flowers and produce.
The market will open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through November, when the annual holiday open house will take place. In addition to generating a modest income, the store also helps residents build self-esteem, learn vocational and customer service skills and use creative expression as a means to heal and recover. It also serves as a way to raise awareness of Hopewell's treatment program within the community.
The grand opening weekend will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, with cookies and beverages served. The market will also be included as a stop on the annual March Maple Madness Tour on March 10 and 17.
Hopewell is a working farm community where adults with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression learn to manage their mental illness and return to independent life.
Hopewell is the only residential mental health facility in Ohio that provides this effective combination of treatment-based, community-centered care.
For more information about the grand opening or general information about, please contact marketing manager Amy Mould at 440-567-8798 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARENTS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES SUPPORT AND INFORMATION GROUP MEETS: Parents of Students with Disabilities Support and information Group will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 7 at the Austintown Library, Austintown.
Maureen Hough, with Mahoning County Educational Service Center, will outline the evaluation process and treatment goals / strategiesof a school-based sensory processing disorder program. SPD, formerly known as "sensory integration dysfunction" is a condition that exists when sensory signals don't get organized into appropriate responses.
Parents will become informed of community and school-based educational programs and resources.
For more information and registration, contact the Mahoning County Educational Service Center at 330-965-7828, Ext. 1078.
HEALTH COALITION SPONSORS FREE MAMMOGRAMS: Mission Possible: Breast and Cervical Health Coalition is sponsoring a free mammogram and pap smear clinic for women ages 40 to 64 with limited income and no insurance.
The clinic will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9, at the Warren City Health Department.
For an appointment, call 800-443-2168 and ask for the free screening at Warren City Health Department.
FOCUS GROUP PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT: Parents of children between 8 and 12 years who are overweight and/or underactive are being sought for a focus group. The purpose of the study is to get opinions of parents in the development of a weight management and fitness program especially designed for children. To learn more about the focus group, call 330-480-3151 or 877-700-4647.
NAMI CLASSES AVAILABLE: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family-to-Family education classes 2012 spring session will be held:
A minimum of 10 people is needed to hold the class. Classes will be limited to the first 22 people who register. Additional names will be added to the waiting list. Registration is required.
Call Dianna at 330-540-8583 or Bob at 330-980-3539 from 7 to 10 p.m. for information and/or registration applications.
There is a free education program for those who have a family member or friend suffering from mental illness or a brain disorder / chemical imbalance. There is no cost for family members.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETS: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly Caregiver Support Groups on:
For more information, call the Alzheimer's Association at 330-650-0552 or 800-272-3900.
NILES HOLDS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: An immunization clinic will be offered from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. March 7, 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.
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. March 12, 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.
FLU CLINIC: 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.
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 is now a Silver Sneakers site. Call or stop in for more information.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
HMHP HOSPITALS LISTED AMONG HEALTHGRADES TOPS FOR EMERGENCY MEDICINE: The Emergency Departments at St. Elizabeth and St. Elizabeth Boardman health centers have won the top 5 percent emergency department excellence designation from HealthGrades. As reported on ModernHealthcare.com, HealthGrades identified the nation's top performing hospitals for emergency medical care.
This is the third consecutive year St. Elizabeth has won this distinction from HealthGrades and the second consecutive year for St. Elizabeth Boardman.
The complete report and listings of all hospitals can be found at www.healthgrades.com.