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. No appointment is necessary, but parents must bring children's immunization records. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
NAMI RESUMES REGULAR 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.
BLUE RIBBON RUN FOR CANCER: Join the Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer Awareness on Sept. 9 at Wick Park in Youngstown and help save lives in the Valley.
The Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer Awareness includes a 10k and 5k run and a 2-mile walk.
Presented by the HMHP Foundation, the Blue Ribbon Race raises money to fund public awareness efforts in the Valley about the risks or prostate cancer and the importance of yearly testing. These educational efforts are developed by Man Up Mahoning Valley, a not-for-profit local organization whose goal is to save lives and enhance the prostate health of the men of the Mahoning Valley.
Robin Cole, former Pittsburgh Steeler All-Pro linebacker and a prostate cancer survivor, will be at the Blue Ribbon Race as the official starter for all three races. He will also speak during the awards ceremony.
Any race participant (walker or runner) who raises a minimum of $100 for Prostate Cancer Awareness will receive a giveaway sponsored by HMHP Foundation. The participant who collects the most sponsorship monies will be recognized at the Blue Ribbon Run awards ceremony.
The race will also reward the top three overall male and female finishers and the top three male and female in each age group. Race shirts are guaranteed to anyone who registers prior to Sept. 5.
Participants may also register the morning of the race beginning at 8 a.m.
The 10K and 5K events start at 9 a.m. while the 2-mile walk starts at 9:30 a.m.
Presented by HMHP Foundation and sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, The Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer Awareness is held in September to coincide with National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
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 and 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. Call for appointment.
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.
FIT AND FUN: A bi-weekly group (various days) exerices class with our Personal Fitness Trainer. Silver Slippers chair exercise class also available bi-weekly. Call for times.
PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE SCREENING: 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday. Nurse will measure blood flow to the legs by doing Ankle Brachial Index. By appointment only.
FREE CAROTID ARTERIES OR ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANERUYSM SCREENING: 8:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 5, for those at risk and meet criteria. By appointment only.
COMPUTER CLASS FOR SENIORS: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 6. Bring laptop if you have one.
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL schedule of events, September
PRE-OP KNEE CLASS: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 4, Conference Room F Ground floor. Call Julia at 330-841-9162 to register.
PRE-OP HIP CLASS: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 5, Conference Room F Ground floor. Call Julia at 330-841-9162 to register.
"WE CARE" PROGRAM: 9 a.m. to noon and to 4 p.m., Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28, Conference Room B Ground floor. Support Group for family & friends covering various topics & needs. Call 330-841-1917 for additional information.
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.
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.
MS GROUP MEETS: The MS Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. the third Thursday of the month 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.