ELIZABETH SMART KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT ANNIVERSARY EVENT: ValleyCare Health System of Ohio will host the Healthy Woman first anniversary event with keynote speaker Elizabeth Smart on Sept. 19 at the Mahoning Country Club, Girard. Smart, a kidnapping survivor and child protection advocate,will present "Overcoming Adversity," an inspirational message about life after a traumatic experience. In June 2002, at age 14, Smart was abducted from her home in Salt Lake City. Her kidnapping was a national news story until her ordeal ended nine months later.
The event starts with a free health and vendor expo from 4 to 6 p.m., open to the public. Health information and health screenings such as blood pressure, cholesterol and bone density testing will be available, along with numerous displays featuring a vast variety of products and services.
The dinner and presentation will begin after the expo at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 each with advanced reservations required. For tickets,visit www.TrumbullMemorial.net/
HealthyWoman or call 330--841-5600 or 330-884-1066.
EVENT TO INCLUDE PATIENTS RIGHTS: People 55 and older can attend a senior luncheon program ''Know Your Patient Rights" at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland N.E., Warren. Speaker is Lucy Falatic, manager / patient liaison at St. Joseph Health Center. Deadline to register is Sept. 7, call 330-841-4375.
CARE EVENT SET: ''Care Congress,'' a program on Medicare and Social Security will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman. Discussion will include home health care and caregivers. Registration and free dinner at 5 p.m. For more information, sall 330-743-1196 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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. 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 and 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. Volunteer training is scheduled for 9 a.m. until noon Sept. 6 at the Goodwill 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, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday at 330-759-7921, Ext. 1222.
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.
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) regular schedule for all 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 of the month.
For questions or for information, call 866-671-3169 or Dianna at 330-540-8583..
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 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.
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 medication.
For more information, contact Cindy at 330-841-3891.
CLASS OFFERED: Penn State Shenango is hosting a free, six-session smoking cessation class. Facilitated by staff from the Behavioral Health Commission of Mercer County, the classes are noon to 1 p.m. beginning Sept. 10 in Sharon Hall, Room 105, Penn Avenue, Sharon, Pa. An informational meeting will be held from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Sept. 6 in Room 105. For more information, or to register call 724-662-1550.
RECOVERY BOARD TO MEET: Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board meetings:
Today, 9 a.m. - ASAP/Opiate Task Force Meeting, Board Conference Room; board of directors meeting canceled;
Wednesday, 3 p.m. - Crisis Intervention Team Training Steering Committee Meeting Board Conference Room;
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - "Overview of the Millennial Generation" presented by Derek Longmeier at Leo's Ristorante;
Monday, 1:30 p.m. - Transportation Meeting, TMHA First Floor Conference Room
SAFETY COURSES OFFERED: A CPR/AED cardio pulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator course will be offered at 8 a.m. and a first aid course will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, both at National Safety Council Northern Ohio Chapter Ohio One Building, 25 E. Boardman St. Suite No. 343, Youngstown. Cost is $32 fee per class with preregistration at 330-747-8657.
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, 330-399-7513; Jeannies Salon and Day Spa, 1762 Niles Cortland Road, 330-856-6700; or Kelly's Elite Boutique 1869 Niles Cortland Road, 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.