MENDED HEARTS TO MEET: Mended Hearts Chapter 7, a heart support group for heart ailment survivors and their families, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Azalea Room, St. Elizabeth Health Center, Boardman Campus. The theme for the meeting is "Ask the Doctor." The panel will include Dr. Karim Hussein, cardiologist; and Dr. Prakash Roy, nephrologist.
The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call Joe Clark at 330-702-8859.
Speakers on the subject of heart disease are available to local organizations at no charge. For available dates, call Lee Meadows at 330-793-2531.
RECOVERY, INT. TO MEET: Recovery, Int., a self-help mental health group, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road. For information, call 330-747-1176.
TMH PINK RIBBON RUN: Trumbull Memorial Hospital will hold its 7th Annual Pink Ribbon Run / Walk on Saturday. The event, sponsored by the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Healthy Woman program, raises cancer awareness for prevention, diagnosis and survivorship, and encourages health and fitness.
The event includes a 1 mile or certified 5K course that participants can either walk or run. The course begins at the bridge of Trumbull Memorial Hospital (1353 E. Market St., Warren) and winds through residential areas nearby. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in the various distance and age categories.
The entry fee is $12 for registration by Friday, and $15 at the event. Registration on event day begins at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m.
For more information or an entry form, call 330-841-1900.
NAMI WALK SUNDAY: The annual NAMI Walk will be held on Sunday at Austintown Park.
Registration will be at 12:30 p.m. and the walk begins at 1:30. All ages are welcome plus pets on a leash. There will also be a silent auction.
Money raised will be used locally for events held for consumers with mental health diagnosis. Also money will be used for various methods to educate the general public and consumers.
Teams and individuals can register online at www.nami.org/ walk. For more information, call Cherryl Parsons at 330-207-1903.
NAMI has resumed its regular schedule. Evening support groups are held from 7 to 9 p.m. 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 more information, call 866-671-3169 or Dianna at 330-540-8583.
NAMI MAHONING VALLEY TO HOST UPCOMING CLASSES: NAMI Mahoning Valley, the valley's voice on mental illness, is hosting two upcoming Family to Family Classes for families.
Free educational / informational classes for family members, friends and caretakers of those who have someone in their life dealing with a mental illness will begin Sunday and continue with 12 classes.
One class will meet 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Central Christian Church, 2051 E. Market St., Warren. Contact person to register is email@example.com or call 866-671-3169.
The other class will meet Mondays for Mahoning County, beginning 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 1, at North Side Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane. To register, call Dianna at 330-540-8583.
There is no cost for classes and registration is required.
WORLD OSTOMY DAY CELEBRATED: The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will join on Oct. 6 the United Ostomy Associations of America, the Canadian Ostomy Association, the International Ostomy Association and ostomy associations throughout the world in celebrating World Ostomy Day and Ostomy Awareness Day.
The theme for this year's celebration is "Let's be heard" and its goal is to raise awareness and promote the active, rewarding lives made possible the surgery. For more information, call 330-480-3440.
The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group meets once a month at alternating locations in Trumbull and Mahoning counties. The meeting is free and open to ostomy patients, families and friends.
HEALTH STORE OFFERS CLASSES: The Vitamin Shoppe, 5704 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles, is hosting a free class on health topics.
TODAY: "All About Supplements" - How to use supplements, making better choices when choosing supplements, how to navigate through the wide range of supplements and more.
FEDERATION OF FAMILIES FEATURES OHIO LEGAL SERVICES: The First Ohio Chapter of The Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health are hosting a free program from Ohio Legal Services, "Updates on the I.E.P. and 504 Services for Our Special Kids," from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 2, at the D & E Clinic, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. The speaker will be Ernestine Hargett, Ohio Legal Services.
For more information, call Rachel at 330-538-0184 or Chrysann at 330-533-4649.
IMMUNIZATION CLINIC OFFERED: The Niles City Health Department will hold an immunization clinic from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 3 and Oct. 17. No appointment necessary. Child immunization records are required and Medicaid cards are accepted. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
INFLUENZA SHOT AVAILABLE: The influenza vaccine will be available between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 2 and 4, by appointment only at the Girard City Health Department. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 330-545-6048.
Bring insurance card. Medicare, Anthem Senior Advantage and Railroad Medicare are accepted. All others are $20.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:
OCT. 2: 10 a.m. at the Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
OCT. 9: 7 p.m. at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road N.E., Howland Township.
OCT. 17: 10 a.m. at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Conference Room F, Warren
For more information, call the Alzheimer's Association at 330-650-0552 or 800-272-3900.
VALLEY ASSOCIATION HOSTS CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY: The Mahoning Valley Speech, Language, and Hearing Association is hosting a free ASHA approved .1 CEU continuing education opportunity with speaker Julie Kobac, SLP, a representative of Passy-Muir, Inc. She will present informational and education material.
The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Park Vista Retirement Center, 1216 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Reservations are due by Oct. 8, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CENTER SPONSORS OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS: The Jewish Community Center is sponsoring an ovarian cancer awareness program Oct. 9 in the multi-purpose room of the JCC. The featured speaker is Dr. Kristen K. Zorn. Zorn is a surgical oncologist specializing in gynecological and ovarian cancers, and an assistant professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh. She will be speaking about ovarian cancer awareness. The cost is $18. Hors d'oeuvres, wine and dessert will be served.
Respond by Friday. For more information, contact Darlene Muller 330-746-3251, Ext. 106. To purchase tickets, contact the bursar's office 330-746-3251, Ext. 195.
FOUNDATION SPONSORS CROHN'S AND COLITIS PROGRAM: The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is sponsoring a educational program for patients, families and caregivers with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
"Nutrition and IBD: Choices for Adults and Kids" will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 9, at the Rosenberg Conference Suite, Ahuja Medical Center, University Hospitals, 399 Richmond Road, Beachwood.
Speakers are Aaron Brzezinski gastroenterologit at the Cleveland Clinic, and Lisa Cimperman, clinical dietitian at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.
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.
IMMUNIZATION CLINIC OFFERED: The Niles City Health Department will hold an immunization clinic from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. No appointment necessary. Child immunization records are required and Medicaid cards are accepted. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Flu shots are being offered to adults 18 and older from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, at the Health Department. Bring Medicare, Medicaid or Anthem Senior Advantage I.D. cards. Cost is $20 and no appointment is needed.
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 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 a Silver Sneakers site. Call or visit for more information.
FLU SHOTS: $25 or Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare HMO will be billed. By appointment only.
PNEUMONIA VACCINES BY APPOINTMENT ON VARIOUS DAYS: Cost is $72 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.
FIT AND FUN: A bi-weekly group (various days) exercise class with a personal fitness trainer. Silver Slippers chair exercise class also available bi-weekly. Call for times.
TAI CHI CHIH CLASSES START: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today. Nine weekly classes for $45. Advance class available also. Lucinda Kutsko, certified instructor. Call to register 330-727-4477.
SPECIAL LAB SCREENING- CHOLESTEROL AWARENESS MONTH: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. Get a LIPID Panel (Total cholesterol, LDL, HDL & Triglycerides) for $10 this month only. A 12-hour fast is required. Walk-ins accepted.
ZUMBA GOLD: 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday. Exercise for seniors and Silver Sneakers.
FREE NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES AND FREE LIVING WILLS AND DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTHCARE: 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday.
FREE PERIPEHRAL 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. Call 330-652-7542.
COMPUTER CLASS FOR SENIORS: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Taught by Nikhil Nadler. Bring laptop if you have one.
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: noon to 4 p.m., in meeting rooms 1, 2 and 3 on ground floor. Walk-ins welcome.
PRE-OP KNEE CLASS: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 2, in Conference Room F on ground floor. 330-841-9162 to register.
PRE-OP HIP CLASS: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 3, Conference Room F on ground floor. 330-841-9162 to register.
"WE CARE" PROGRAM: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., Fridays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26, in Conference Room B on ground floor. Support group for family and friends, covering various topics and needs. 330-841-1917 for additional information.
TRUMBULL COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY BOARD: Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board schedule of events:
Wednesday, 3 p.m. - Crisis Intervention Team Steering Committee. Board Conference Room.
Thursday, 3 p.m. - Kids CQI Meeting. Board Conference Room (HIPAA Restrictions Apply).
Sunday, 12:30 p.m. - NAMI Mahoning Valley Walk. Austintown Township Park Volunteer walkers sought.