CENTER CERTIFIED THROUGH OBB: The Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren, is now certified through the Ohio Benefits Bank, a program of the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Food Banks. The OBB is a public-private partnership between OASHF, faith-based and community organizations, state and federal agencies. This service will assist the public in seeing what benefits they may be eligible for as well as applying for all eligible benefits right on site.
Call 330-369-3010 for more information.
The Mahoning Valley Hope Center PROJECT HOPE will be on the streets feeding and clothing those in need on Wednesday and Jan. 23. Project Hope is in need of food, cash donations and personal hygiene items. Also needed are hats, gloves and nylon sleeping bags as well as blankets. A doctor will be available from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 15. Call 330-369-3010.
The Mahoning Valley Hope Center will present a presentation of the documentary "NEFARIOUS: Merchant Of Souls" at 6:30 p.m. Friday for National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. There will also be speakers, displays and ministry opportunities. This awareness presentation is co-sponsored by the Northeastern Ohio Coalition on Rescue and Restore. Due to content of documentary, adults only recommended for this presentation.
For more information on the Mahoning Valley Hope Center, call 330-369-3010.
SCOPE FEATURES SPEAKER: Champion SCOPE Center is hosting Michael Schattinger, PT from Blue Sky Therapy, as guest speaker at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.
OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP MEETS: The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group, sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners, will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the HM Home Care office, 979 Tibbetts-Wick Road, Girard.
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.
RECOVERY RESOURCES PROBLEM GAMBLING TRAINING SERIES: Recovery Resources, in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, presents the 2013 Gambling Addiction training series.
Participants will receive CEU's for social workers, counselors, and gambling counselors, and RCH's for chemical dependency and prevention professionals.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-923-4021.
FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH PRESENT SPEAKER: The First Ohio Chapter of The Feceration of Families for Children's Mental Health will present free "Available Services to Children," the Mahoning County Children Services, with speaker Radhika Cruz, community education specialist.
The program will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at D & E Clinic, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. For more information, contact Rachel at 330-538-0184 or 330-530-9075, or call Chrysann at 330-533-4649.
HMHP OFFERS SLIMDOWN PROGRAM: Humility of Mary Health Partners registered dietitians will offer another SlimDown program starting in early January.
SlimDown is a six-week weight management program that focuses on lifestyle changes in food, activities and behaviors. Registered dietitians trained in adult weight management teach the program.
Classes are held 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 9 to Feb. 13 in Community Room 2 of the D.D. and Velma Davis Family YMCA, 45 McClurg Road, Boardman; and Thursdays, Jan 10 to Feb. 14 at St. Joe's at the Mall, Eastwood Mall (behind Sears).
Cost is $40 for new participants and $20 for repeat participants.
To register, call Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll free 877-700-4647.
NILES OFFERS IMMUNIZATIONS: Niles City Health Department, 34 W. State St., is offering immunization clinics from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and Jan. 16. You must have your child's immunization records and the child should be feeling well, with no illness, fever or rash. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Clinics will be held twice per month.
WARREN CITY OFFERS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: The Warren City Health Department will hold a childhood immunization clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 14 and 28 at the Warren City Health Department Community Services Building, 418 S. Main Ave. S.W., Warren. Child must feel well and have updated shot record. A $10 administration fee is charged or Medicaid cards are accepted. For more information, call 330-841-2596.
GIRARD OFFERS FLU SHOT: 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.
WELL-CHILD CLINIC OFFERED: The Girard Health Department, 100 W. Main St., will offer a well-child immunization clinic Wednesday at the city building. A $10 administrative fee will be charged per child. Parents are to bring a copy of the child's immunization record. A parent or guardian must accompany a children younger than 18. To register, call 330-545-6048.
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.
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.
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. ZUMBA Gold classes weekly. Call for times.
SILVER SNEAKERS SITE: If you have a Medicare Part C plan, you may be eligible for free use of our facility. Call or stop in for more information.
TAI CHI CHIH CLASSES: 10 to 11 a.m. today. Nine weekly classes for $45. Silver Sneakers is available with this at no cost. Advance class available also. Lucinda Kutsko, certified instructor. Call to register 330-727-4477
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
WE CARE PROGRAM: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Jan. 18 and 25, Conference Room B - Ground floor. Support Group for family and friends - covering various topics and needs. Call 330-841-1917 for additional information.
DIABETES DAY GROUP CLASS SERIES: 2 to 3 p.m. today and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Class meets in Diabetes Room 905. Call Diabetes Department at 330-841-9689 to register. Physician referral required.
PRE-OP KNEE CLASS: 10:30 a.m. today, Education Room - eighth floor. Call Julia at 330-841-9162 to register.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
BREASTFEEDING CLASS: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. Provides parents with up-to-date information to help them make the best, informed choice when it comes to breastfeeding. This class meets the second Tuesday of every month. The fee is $10 but free if enrolled in childbirth class. 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 the second Tuesday of the month at Northside Medical Center, Building B, Radiation/Oncology Department. All caregivers are welcome. Call Joyce at 330-652-0071 for more information.
DETOX SEMINAR OFFERED: Dr. Ted Suzelis will be presenting a free seminar entitled, "28 Day Detox" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at his Boardman office, 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D-3.
For more information or to register, call 330-729-1350 or register online at OhioND.com. Free admission, RSVP required.
GREENBURG NAMED DIRECTOR: Sharon Regional Health System has announced the appointment of Sherry Greenburg as the new director of the Sharon Regional Health System School of Nursing. Greenburg replaces Nora Bennett who recently retired.
Greenburg has served as the assistant director and curriculum coordinator of the School of Nursing since 2001. Prior to that position she was an instructor in the School of Nursing, a staff nurse, and a licensed practical nurse on the medical-surgical units.
She is currently a doctoral student in the Nurse Practitioner program at Waynesburg University and received her MSN degree summa cum laude from Gannon University in Erie.