LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP MEETS: The regular meeting of the Low Vision Support Group is being held 10 to 11 a.m. today in the Park Vista North Lounge, 1310 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. "Lighting the Way" is this month's focus. The group, facilitated by Barb Amling, will explore how the right type of lighting can enhance daily tasks, reading, hobbies and moving safely around the house.
The Low Vision Support Group is for those who suffer from or are caretakers for those with vision issues. For more information, call 330-746-2944.
OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group, sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners, will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the HM Home Care office, 979 Tibbetts-Wick Road, Girard.
The group provides information and encouragement to individuals who have or will have ostomies.
The meeting is free and open to ostomy patients, families and friends. Refreshments are provided and parking is free. For information, call 330-480-3440.
The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group meets once a month at alternating locations in Trumbull and Mahoning counties.
FEDERATION OF FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH TO MEET: The First Ohio Chapter of The Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at D&E Clinic, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. May is Mental Health Month and Mallory Hanley will present "A Personal Story."
For more information on this free program, call Rachel at 330-538-0184 or Chrysann at 330-533-4649.
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The regular meeting of the Parkinson's Support Group will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, in the Park Vista North Lounge, 1310 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. This month's focus is on Parkinson's disease and speech therapy.
The Parkinson's Support Group is for those who suffer from or are caretakers to those who have Parkinson's disease. For more information, please call 330-746-2944.
HUMAN HEARTS DISPLAYED FOR HEART DAY: A display of human hearts will be among the informative and educational exhibits showcased during Woman's Heart Day, a free health and wellness extravaganza provided by Humility of Mary Health Partners.
Provided as a service to the community, Woman's Heart Day is slated for 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Covelli Centre. This annual event features free health screenings, fitness demonstrations, educational presentations on a variety of women's health issues, cooking demonstrations, refreshments and giveaways.
Free health screenings offered this year include bone density, lipid panel (cholesterol) and glucose testing, arterial disease assessments, blood pressure readings, vision screenings, body fat measurements and health age assessments.
Registration is required and appointments for lipid panel testing are limited.
For information or to register, call the HMHP Healthline at 330-480-3151 or 877-700-4647.
WATERSTONE HOSTS RESOURCE FAIR: Waterstone Place Apartments, 1380 Arbor Ave. S.E., Warren, is hosting a Health Professionals Resource Fair from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday. This event is free and open to the public.
Healthcare Professionals attending include Diabetic Shoes and Braces, Power Scooters, Podiatrist, Home Health Care, Meal Delivery, Transportation needs and much more. There will also be a raffle, informational literature and refreshments.
For more information, call Diane Faith at 330-369-1289 or Olivia Leasure at 330-369-2705.
ACPA OFFERS LOCAL SUPPORT: The local chapter of the American Chronic Pain Association is offering help and hop to learn to deal with your pain in a positive way. For more information on the local chapter, contact Karen Suchanek at 330-539-5511 or Karrenkads1@gmail or Colleen Krafcik at 330-727-0089 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the national organization, go to www.theacpa.org, or call 800-533-3231.
TRUMBULL COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY BOARD:
TAPN Clinical Committee Meeting, 8:30 a.m. today, TMHA First Floor Conference Room B.
Operation: Empty Medicine Cabinet, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Geauga Trumbull Solid Waste Management District.
Board Administrative Committee Meeting, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Board Conference Room.
County-wide Orientation, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. May 15, TMHA First Floor Conference Room B.
ASAP / Opiate Task Force Meeting, 9 a.m. May 15, Board Conference Room.
Board of Directors Meeting, 4:30 p.m. May 15, TMHA First Floor Conference Room.
EMERGENCY AGENCIES STAGE MOCK DISASTER: On April 19, ValleyCare Health System of Ohio (Northside Medical Center and Trumbull Memorial Hospital) in conjunction with the Northeast Central Ohio Regional Disaster Planning Consortium and a number of emergency management agencies, held a mock disaster exercise to test the hospital's abilities to respond to a devastating tornado which swept through the region resulting in numerous simulated casualties and fatalities.
All 50 participating agencies among 13 counties were given the same tornado scenario in order to assess their collaborative efforts in planning and responding, communicating with each other and sharing supplies, equipment or staff when possible.
Functional exercises and mock disaster drills such as this one serve the purpose of testing each hospital or agency's internal disaster and crisis communication plans.
Local agencies participating in the 2012 NECO Functional Exercise include:
Mahoning County EMA, Akron Children's Mahoning Valley Hospital, Northside Medical Center, Humility of Mary Health Partners - St. Elizabeth Health Center, Humility of Mary Health Partners - St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, Portage County EMA, Robinson Memorial Hospital, Trumbull County EMA, Humility of Mary Health Partners - St. Joseph Health Center, Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
DRUG COLLECTION EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS: Collections of unused and expired prescription medications during National Drug Take-Back Day, April 28, exceeded expectations at Humility of Mary Health Partners: St. Joseph Health Center in Warren collected 439.5 pounds; St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown collected 181 pounds.
HMHP has participated in National Drug Take-Back Day since it was introduced by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 2009. Collections take place twice a year - spring and fall.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly caregiver support groups on the following dates:
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.
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