GIRARD OFFERS FLU SHOTS: The Girard City Health Department will offer flu vaccines between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the health department at 330-545-6048.
ALZHEIMER'S GROUP TO MEET: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:
Today at 7 p.m. at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road N.E., Howland
Wednesday at 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 1-800-272-3900.
LAWYER TO SPEAK TO SUPPORT GROUP: Jack N. Alpern, a Warren-based attorney and co-author of "Total Wealth Management: The Definitive Guide to Estate and Financial Planning and Actions and Proceedings Relating to Wills," will be the featured speaker during the December meeting of the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, in the Cedar Room at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
Alpern is an estate planning expert who has presented more than 200 seminars on the subject. He has also lectured on planning for retirement and protecting heirs from estate taxes.
Meetings of the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group take place the second Tuesday of each month with meeting places alternating between Humility of Mary Health Partners' HM Home Care office in Girard and St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center. Meetings are open to the public, refreshments are provided and parking is free.
For information, call 330-480-3440.
SAFETY COUNCIL OFFERS COURSE: The National Safety Council, Northern Ohio Chapter (Ohio One Building - downtown Youngstown), 21 E. Boardman St. Suite 343, Youngstown, is offering a CPR/AED cardio pulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator course - adult / child / infant (two-year certificate), at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 19.
Also being offered is a first aid (three-year certificate) course at 1 p.m. Dec. 19.
Registration is required by calling 330-747-8657 by Wednesday.
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. 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. Dec. 19. 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.
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.
CHRONIC FATIGUE GROUP TO MEET: Chronic Fatigue and/or Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 17 at First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren. The meeting is being held early to celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah holidays. Please bring a covered dish and a spouse or guest. For information, call 330-847-7001.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: A cancer support group meets every third Thursday at Calvary Bible Church, 2878 Warren Meadville Road, Cortland. The next meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday.
For more information, call Tom at 330-772-3652.
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.
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.
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS: Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m.
FLU AND PNEUMONIA VACCINES: By appointment on various days. Call for times.
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.
FIT AND FUN: A bi-weekly group exercise class with a personal fitness trainer. Silver Slippers chair exercise class also available bi-weekly. Call for times.
KNOW YOUR NUMBERS EDUCATIONAL CLASS: 1 to 2:30 p.m. today. Learn about blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure from our Health Specialist, Gloria Pozega, RN. Call to register. Bring your results from cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressures with you.
"FALLING PREVENTION CLASS": noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Free Balance testing by Physical Therapy & Tai Chi Chih movements taught for balance. Call to register.
FREE NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES & FREE LIVING WILLS and DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTHCARE: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Completed this day with help from Palliative Care staff.
THE DAVINCI ROBOTIC MACHINE: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15, in the Center Court of the Mall. You can see how the newest type of surgery that is taking place in Trumbull County and actually operate the machine yourself. Meet staff and learn about this innovative surgery technique that is now taking place at St. Joseph Health Center.
FREE BLOOD SUGAR SCREENINGS - 8 hour fast: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 17; Free Foot Screening for those at risk with Podiatrist, 9 to 11 a.m.; Diabetes Wellness Connection, 9 to 10 a.m. (Group with SJ Diabetes Educators- register for this group.)
TALK WITH THE DOC PROGRAM: noon to 1 p.m. Cancer Warning Signs. What to know. Dr. Katie Hodge speaking. Call to register. Cost is $2 and includes lunch.
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
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 more information, call 330-841-1962.
BREASTFEEDING BASICS: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call Educational Services at 330-841-9880 to register.
SENIOR CIRCLE LUNCH AND LEARN: 11:30 a.m. Friday, meeting rooms 1-2-3 - Ground floor. Morris Pulliam, neurosurgeon, will talk about "New Surgeries for Spine Problems." Call 330-841-5665 by today to register.
DIABETES DAY GROUP CLASS SERIES: 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18; 1:30 to 3 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20, Diatetes Room 905. Call Diabetes Department at 330-841-9689 to register. Physician referral required.
OHIO'S CHOICE HOSPICE SUPPORT GROUP: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 18, Chapel at Trumbull Memorial Hospital - first floor. Support group for those who have lost a loved one. Call 330-980-7561 for more information.
PRE-OP HIP CLASS: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19, the Education Room eighth floor. Call Julia at 330-841-9162 to register.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, TMH Medical Professional Building, 1353 East Market St., Warren. Cancer Center Waiting Room. Open to all cancer patients.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
BREASTFEEDING CLASS: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. This class provides parents with up-to-date information to help them make the best, informed choice when it comes to breastfeeding a new baby. To register for Northside Medical Center classes, call 330-884-2912.
CANCER CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today. The group meets at Northside Medical Center Regional Referral Building Radiation Oncology Department. All caregivers are welcome. Call Joyce at 330-652-0071 for more information.
MYELOMA FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17. Serves adults, their adult friends and family members that have been diagnosed with the disease. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at Denny's restaurant 4020 Belmont Ave. For more information, call 330-770-0808.
RTS BEREAVEMENT SERVECES - Dealing with Holidays: Candle Lighting Ceremony: 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 18, Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, Building A, Auditorium C. For more information, call 330-884-2911.