SCHOOL OF NURSING HOLDS OPEN HOURS: Sharon Regional's School of Nursing will conduct an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, at the school, 740 E. State St., Sharon. Prospective students and their families can meet instructors, current students, learn about financial aid, and tour the school. The school is a 16-month diploma program. The next open class starts in August 2013. For more information, call 724-983-3865 or visit www.sharonregional.com/ schoolnursing.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding their monthly caregiver support groups on the following dates:
April 3 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
April 10 at 7 p.m. at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road N.E., Howland Township.
April 18 at 10 a.m. at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 East Market St., Conference Room F, Warren.
SAFETY COURSE OFFERED: The National Safety Council, Northern Ohio Chapter is sponsoring a basic life support course for healthcare and professional rescuers, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 4, at the chapter house, 25 E. Boardman St. Ste. 343, Youngstown. Course meets CDC, OSHA and NFPA guidelines, as well as current CPR and ECC guidelines.
Fee is $50 for the initial course or $32 for a refresher. Call to register at 330-747-8657, Ext. 10
PARENTS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES TO MEET: Parents of Students with Disabilities Support and Information Group will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 4, at the Austintown Library, 600 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown.
The topic will be "Is Your Child a Target of Bullying?" the second in a series of informational meetings for parents, surrogate parents and educators of children with disabilities presented by the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities.
For more information and registration, contact Brenda Lawrence at 800-776-8298 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW VOICE CLUB TO MEET: The Mahoning Valley New Voice Club, a support group for laryngectomees and their families and friends, will meet at 6 p.m. on April 4, at the Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center, 6614 Southern Blvd., Youngstown, in the Beeghly Medical Park.
For more information, contact Donna Hendricks at the center, 330-726-8855.
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 N. 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.
NAMI CLASSES AVAILABLE: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family-to-Family education classes 2012 spring session will be held:
Mondays through April 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Forum Health, North Side, Medical Education Building, Classroom A.
Fridays, through May 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Central Christian Church, 2051 E. Market St., Warren.
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
March 27, 4:30 p.m. - Board budget and finance committee meeting in the board conference room.
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.
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.
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 are at risk to improve muscle strength and nutrition.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT THROUGH STRENGTH TRAINING - Join for $20 a month. Nutrition classes are held once a month on diet and behavior modification. Registration is required.
FITNESS TIME WITH LANA EDDY-CAMPFIELD - 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. and 9:45 to 10 a.m. (various days). This is a weekly group exercise program with a personal fitness trainer.
SPECIAL LAB EXPRESS 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday - Complete blood count and comprehensive metabolic panel are available for $10 each. An eight-hour fast is required. Walk in.
NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES AND FREE LIVING WILLS AND POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTHCARE - 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday - Completed this day with help from palliative care staff.
FREE PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE SCREENING - 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday - A nurse will measure blood flow to the legs by doing an ankle brachial index. Call for an appointment.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
ONE DAY CHILDBIRTH CLASS - 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. p.m., Saturday. Designed to accommodate parents whose busy schedules may make it difficult to attend our two week series. The information presented in the One-Day Childbirth Class is the same as that of the two-week series, but it is addressed at a faster pace. The cost of the class is $50. If you have Medicaid, Caresource, or Unison, we can bill them directly for your registration fee. Bring your card with you to the class. To register for Northside Medical Center classes, call 330-884-2912.
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
DIABETES DAY GROUP CLASS SERIES 2 to 3 p.m. April 2 and 3; 1:30 to 3 p.m. April 4 and 5. Class meets in Diabetes Room 905. Call Diabetes Department at 330-841-9689 to register. Physician referral required.