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. For information, call Kevin at 330-306-8399.
ASPERGER GROUP TO MEET: The Asperger's Group of Northeast Ohio will be holding a meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Canfield Presbyterian Church, 140 W. Main St. The meeting is open to adults with Asperger's age 16 and older, their families, loved ones and anyone interested in learning more about the disorder.
Today's meeting will include a roundtable discussion with members answering questions, sharing knowledge and discussing their personal experiences in coping with the disorder.
For more information on the Asperger's Group of Northeast Ohio, please contact Jane Perrett at jpperrett@zoominternet. net or call her at 330-533-1287 or 330-360-7003.
TMH PROGRAM FOCUSES ON STROKE: The Trumbull Memorial Hospital Healthy Woman program, "Strike Down Stroke: Act F.A.S.T." is set for 5 p.m., Wednesday, at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, 8747 Squires Lane N.E., Warren.
Featured speakers are board certified neurologist Jose A. Arbona, clinical dietitian Sarah Garchar, and Lucinda Passek. Learn what you can do to prevent and overcome a stroke. Learn about risks, symptoms, treatment and more. Screenings, displays and demonstrations will be available, and light refreshments will be served.
Register for the free program at www.TrumbullMemorial.net/HealthyWoman or call 330-841-5600.
HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION TO MEET: The HLAA Mahoning Valley Chapter will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hearing Care Center, 126 York Ave., Youngstown. Guest speaker will be Debbie Schaaf, HLAA State Chapter Coordinator of Ohio "Facing Hearing Loss and Dealing With Hearing Aids." Enter to win a door prize drawing and refreshments will be provided.
For more information, contact Gary Cohen, chapter leader at 330-770-5211 (text only) or email gcohen@zoominternet. net.
NORTHSIDE HOSTS SLEEP EVENT: Northside Medical Center will be hosting "The A, B, Zzzz's of Sleep," on Sunday, at the Sleepy Hollow Sleep Shop in Boardman. The free event will start at 6 p.m. and is in conjunction with Northside's Healthy Woman program.
Keynote speaker Rebecca S. Bailey will speak in regards to menopause, the different types of sleep disorders and the effects of chronic lack of sleep can adversely affect health and well being, motor function, memory, job performance and relationships. Sleepy Hollow will discuss the different style mattresses to best fit sleep needs.
Healthy Woman is a free resource from ValleyCare Health System of Ohio designed to provide women with the information to maintain a healthy body, mind and spirit for themselves and their loved ones.
Limited space available and attendees must register online at www.northsidemedicalcen-ter.net/healthywoman or by calling the Healthy Woman line at 330-884-1066 for more information.
MENDED HEARTS TO MEET: Mended Hearts, Chapter 7, a heart support group for heart survivors and their families will meet at 7 p.m. on March 28 at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Boardman Campus, in the Azalea Room. Kevin Mazey will speak on cardiovascular artery disease. The public is invited. Contact Joe Clark at 702-8859 for information.
A Speakers Bureau on heart disease is available to locale organizations at no charge. Contact Lee Meadows at 330-793-2531 for available dates.
CENTER TO HOLD MONTHLY DANCE: The Nicholson Center, 1240 North Main St., Niles, will hold its monthly dance from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 30, with the theme "March Madness." All those participating are asked to wear their favorite college team attire. The cost of entrance is $2 per person or for free entrance, a donation of canned goods to the Warren Family Mission will be accepted. The dance is open to adults who attend any day habilitation service in Trumbull, Columbiana and Mahoning counties.
The Nicholson Center is a nonprofit agency that proudly works with adults with developmental disabilities.
OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION CREATES VISION HEALTH PROGRAM: In order to educate children on the importance of vision health and safety, the Ohio Optometric Association created Realeyes, a program that presents age appropriate curricula for kindergarten through eighth grades in classrooms throughout the state. The 45-minute interactive presentations led by a local optometrist are offered free of charge through a grant provided by the Ohio Department of Health Save Our Sight fund.
To find an eye doctor in your community, or for additional information on eye health, please visit www.ooa.org.
NILES HOLDS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: An immunization clinic will be offered from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. 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.
WARREN OFFERS FLU CLINIC: the Warren City Health Department will hold flu clinics for adults 19 and older from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. March 26 at the Warren City Health Department, 418 Main Ave. S.W., Warren.
All clinics are walk-in, no appointment necessary. The child should be well, free of fever or rash. There is a $10 administration fee charged or Medicaid is accepted.
For more information, call 330-841-2596.
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.
TRUMBULL COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY BOARD
March 2012 MONTHLY CALENDAR
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETS: The Alzheimer's Association will hold its monthly Caregiver Support Group meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday 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.
FLU CLINIC TO BE 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.
NORTHSIDE, TMH LAUNCH SERVICE PLEDGE: Northside Medical Center and Trumbull Memorial Hospital know the importance of prompt service - especially in the emergency room. Together the hospitals are launching a 30-Minute ER Service Pledge - to assure patients that the dedication to offer the best quality care, includes providing that care as efficiently and quickly as possible.
When a patient enters the ER at Northside Medical Center or Trumbull Memorial Hospital, the arrival time is noted. The 30-Minute ER Service Pledge begins the minute a patient checks in at the ER desk.
While the goal of ValleyCare's ER pledge is to work diligently to initially see every patient within 30 minutes, the most critical health emergencies will always receive top priority.
The community can view ValleyCare's average ER wait times -- based on a two-hour rolling average, updated every 15 minutes on the internet at www.ValleyCareofOhio.net/faster. (Times can also viewed at www.NorthsideMedicalCenter.net or www.TrumbullMemorial.net).
For more information on ValleyCare Health System of Ohio, contact Trish Hrina, Director of Marketing, at 330-884-1061 or 330-509-1238.
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
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL