SHOTS FOR TOTS OFFERED BY CLINIC: Shots for Tots, a free immunization clinic will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Warren Health Department, 418 Main Ave. S.W. presented by the health department and Warren Rotary Club. No appointment is necessary. A parent or guardian must attend. Parents need to bring child's current shot record. Call 330-841-2596 for information.
MS SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The MS Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Knights of Columbus Warren Council, 1947 E. Market St., Warren. For more information and to confirm meeting, contact Kevin at 330-306-8399 or email Kevincode7@aol.com.
CHILD IMMUNIZATION IN NILES: The Niles City Health Department, 34 W. State St., will offer child immunizations from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and Aug. 29. No appointment is necessary, but parents must bring children's immunization records. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERS IMMUNIZATIONS: The Warren City Health Department will hold a childhood immunization clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday. All clinics are walk-in; no appointment is necessary. The child should be well, free of fever, rash or illness. A shot record is required and a $10 administration fee will be charged or Medicaid cards are accepted. All clinics are held at the Warren Health Department, 418 Main Ave. S.W. For more information, call 330-841-2596.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR VISION SCREENING: Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries' Amblyopia Vision Screening Program is in need of volunteers to help reach as many preschool children as possible during the upcoming school year.
Trained vision screeners go into preschools in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties and screen children for amblyopia. Training and all necessary materials are provided for the screenings. The screenings are scheduled during morning or afternoons, Monday through Friday. Sessions generally take about two hours. All scheduling and follow-up is handled by the program coordinator.
Amblyopia, commonly known as "lazy eye" is reduced vision in an eye resulting when the pathways of vision in the brain do not grow strong enough.
Volunteer training is scheduled for 9 a.m. until noon Sept. 6 at the Goodwill facility on Belmont Avenue in Youngstown. A light lunch will be included. Danielle Michaels from the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus will conduct the training session. Only one training session is scheduled, and training is mandatory for all who screen.
For additional information or to attend the volunteer training session, contact Nancy Chambers, amblyopia program coordinator, Tuesday or Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 330-759-7921, Ext. 1222.
OSTOMY 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 in the Cedar Room at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
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.
SCHOOL OF AUTISM NEEDS SUPPLIES: The Potential Development Program's School of Autism will be holding a back-to-school supply drive throughout August.
The items collected will be used in the kindergarten through eighth grade during the upcoming school year. The School of Autism is a non-public charter school for children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Last year, 52 students were enrolled.
Some of the items needed for the upcoming school year include: crayons, colored pencils, No. 2 pencils, pens, paper, tissues, construction paper, scissors, two-pocket folders, glue sticks and rulers.
Donations can be dropped off at the School of Autism, 880 E. Indianola Ave., Youngstown, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more information about Potential Development, visit Potential Development Program on Facebook, the agency's website www.4pdp.org or call the agency at 330-788-0588.
NAMI BEGINS SUMMER SCHEDULE: NAMI MV (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has begun its summer schedule for support group meetings. Instead of two meetings per month, there will be one.
The next meeting is 7 to 9 p.m. today at the D&E Center, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.
The regular schedule for all NAMI MV support group meetings will resume in September at the same locations. Evening support groups are held from 7 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday.
Daytime support groups resume from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first and third Thursday.
For questions or for information, call 866-671-3169 or Dianna at 330-540-8583.
CHRONIC FATIGUE GROUP TO MEET: Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren. This will be a general meeting. For more information, call 330-847-7001.
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.
PROGRAM OFFERED FOR DEALING WITH ISSUES: An eight-step Christian program based on the Beatitudes is open to anyone dealing with a life-controlling habit, hang-up or issue. It meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at the Bloomfield Recovery Center, 10113 Creaser Ashtabula Road, Bloomfield. For more details, call 330-599-2402.
ST. JOE'S AT THE MALL: 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., the facility 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 SHOTS: Starting in September. $25 or Medicare, Medicaid & Medicare HMO will be billed. By appointment only.
PNEUMONIA VACCINES BY APPOINTMENT ON VARIOUS DAYS: Cost is $48 for pneumonia vaccination. Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare HMO will be billed. Call to make appointment.
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS: Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m.
STRONG BONES - STRONG PEOPLE: Personalized strength training and nutritional education for those who have osteoporosis, low bone density or at risk to improve muscle strength and nutrition.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT THROUGH STRENGTH TRAINING: Cost is $20 a month. Nutrition classes are held once a month on diet and behavior modification. Call to register.
SLIM DOWN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today. A six-week program taught by registered dietitians. Learn how to make lifestyle changes in the areas of food, activities and behaviors. Cost is $40. Call 330-480-3151 to register.
TALK WITH THE DOG PROGRAM, AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS - noon to 1 p.m. Thursday. Dr. Tiffany Victor will speak. Call to register at 330-652-7542. Cost is $2 and includes a light lunch.
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER
COMMUNITY HEALTH CALENDAR
PRE-OP KNEE CLASS: 10:30 a.m. today, Conference Room F, ground floor. Call Julia at 330-841-9162 to register.
WOMEN'S CANCER JOURNEY SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, TMH Medical Professional Building, 1353 E. Market St., Warren. Cancer Center Waiting Room. Open to all cancer patients. No registration required. For additional information, call 330-841-1962.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION MEETING: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Conference Room B Ground floor. For additional information, call Erin at 330-533-3300.
PRE-OP HIP CLASS: 10:30 a.m., Conference Room F Ground floor. Call Julia at 330-841-9162 to register.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, TMH Medical Professional Building, 1353 E. Market St., Warren. Cancer Center Waiting Room. Open to all cancer patients.
SENIOR CIRCLE LUNCH & LEARN: noon, Meeting Room Rudoph Choich, Jr., director of Pharmacy Services - Medication Safety. Call 330-841-5665 by today to register.
SATURDAY LAMAZE IN A DAY: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Prepares mothers-to-be and their partners for a shared learning experience. In addition to learning Lamaze techniques, class attendants will receive information about pregnancy, labor and delivery. Call 330-841-9880 to register.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
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ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding their monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:
For more information, call the Alzheimer's Association at 330-650-0552 or 800-272-3900.
HILLSIDE STROKE GROUP WON'T MEET IN AUGUST: The Hillside Stroke Support Group will not meet in August. The next scheduled meeting is 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 in the boardroom. The speaker is a pharmacist who will answer questions about your medications.
For more information, contact Cindy at 330-841-3891.
FARM MARKET: Farmers markets are planned for Humility of Mary Health Partners' facilities in August. Markets are open to the public as well as hospital staff and visitors. St. Elizabeth Health Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, will have a market from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in its main lobby off Park Avenue. HMHP has partnered with the Lake-to-River Food Cooperative to bring fresh produce to its employees and the public. The food co-op received a grant from the Farm Market Promotion Program of the USDA to promote and provide fresh fruits and vegetables in food deserts such as the westside of Warren and the North Side of Youngstown.
YOGA ROOM OFFERS MINDFULNESS EVENT: The Yoga Room, 2232 Elm Road, Warren, will offer a free ladies Hatha yoga and dancing mindfulness sampler from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Women can preview the activities planned for the ladies retreat in October to St. Maarten. For information, call 330-637-7171.
RECOVERY BOARD TO MEET: Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board will meet
SAFETY COURSES OFFERED: CPR/AED Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator Course 8 a.m. Aug. 22 and First Aid at 1 p..m. Aug. 22, both at National Safety Council Northern Ohio Chapter Ohio One Building, 25 E. Boardman St. Suite #343, Youngstown. Cost $32 fee per class with preregistration at 330-747-8657 by Wednesday.
CANCER SOCIETY PROVIDES FREE WIGS: The American Cancer Society is providing free wigs to women going through cancer treatments and experiencing hair loss as a result. The Wig Salon program has three locations in Warren. There are a variety of colors and styles to choose from and they are made to be adjusted to fit comfortably. To obtain a wig, call 800-227-2345 or visit one of the American Cancer Society designated host locations: Bilmar Designers, 1961 W. Market St., Warren. 330-399-7513; Jeannies Salon and Day Spa, 1762 Niles Cortland Road, Warren, 330-856-6700; or Kelly's Elite Boutique 1869 Niles Cortland Road, Warren, 877-424-9655. For additional information or to find out about other free services through the American Cancer Society, call 800-227-23445 or visit cancer.org.