NATIONAL NURSE WEEK: To celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6 through 12, District Three, Ohio Nurses Association RN members are donating money, nonperishable food items and their time to Second Harvest Food Bank. Members are accepting non-perishable food items and monetary donations from noon to 2 p.m. today at Second Harvest Food Bank, 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown.
Also included in events during National Nurses Week will be a visit from Dr. M. Patricia Donahue. A native of Youngstown, Donahue is the author of three editions of the book, "Nursing: The Finest Art." The topic of her presentation will be, "Nursing the Finest Art: An Unexpected Journey."
Donahue will speak at 6 p.m. on Friday at the D.D. & Velma Davis Education and Visitor Center, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown.
AKRON CHILDREN'S NAMES "CHAMPION": Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley will name Clear Channel Youngstown "Champion for Our Valley's Children" at its third annual dinner celebration at 5:30 p.m. May 14 at The Lake Club in Poland. In addition, 15 individuals and organizations will be honored with the "Children's Advocate Award."
Clear Channel Youngstown will be recognized as the 2013 "Champions for our Valley's Children" for their outstanding support and generosity.
Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley also will recognize 15 individuals and organizations with the "Children's Advocate Award." The recipients of the award were nominated by individuals in the community and include: Angels of Easter Seals, Courtney Cruz, Dunkin' Donuts owner / operators of the Mahoning Valley, Farmers National Bank, Marlene Hollander, Huntington Bank, Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance, Dominic and Jacqueline Marchionda, Mary Olesh, Jacquetta Peoples, Anthony V. Spano, Denise Stoneman, Jeanette Tamulonis, Brett Wilcox Benefit Golf Outing and YSU SMARTS - Students Motivated by the Arts.
For event ticket information, call 330-746-9122.
BOARD MEETING: The regular meeting of the Girard City Board of Health will be held 7 p.m. May 14 in council chambers, upstairs of the City Building, 100 W. Main St., Girard.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: The Alzheimer's Association will hold its monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:
Today at 10 a.m. at the Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown
May 14 at 7 p.m. at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road N.E., Howland Township
May 15 at 10 a.m. at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Conference Room F, Warren.
Sessions are offered free of charge and are open to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. For more information, call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer's Association at 330-650-0552 or 800-272-3900.
OSTOMY GROUP HOST PRODUCT FAIR: A product fair featuring companies that specialize in medical supplies for ostomy patients is slated for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 14 at HM Home Care, 979 Tibbetts-Wick Road, Girard, which takes place during the monthly meeting of the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group.
The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group provides ostomy patients and their families and friends the opportunity to share experiences while receiving ongoing education and information.
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.
DOCTOR?TO?SPEAK?AT?WOMEN'S SHOW: JT Marketing Promotions Entertainment presents its first Women's Show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, at the Eastwood Expo Center in Niles.
Featured speaker Dr. Armon Shayesteh will present "It's Not About Weight Management It's About Waist."
For more information, email email@example.com or call 330-967-0516.
WOMAN'S HEART BLOOD DRIVE: In honor and in memory of church members and friends whose lives have been enhanced by blood products, New Hope United Methodist Church, located in Niles, is hosting the 10th annual Woman's Heart Blood Drive, from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown.
NORTHSIDE VERIFIED AS LEVEL III: The trauma center at Northside Medical Center has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.
Level III verification by the ACS acknowledges that Northside Medical Center has demonstrated leadership in the treatment of traumatic injuries and other complex life-threatening conditions.
Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance, as outlined by the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma in its current Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual.
To learn more visit www.ValleyCareofOhio.net.
LIFELINE SCREENING: Lifeline screening will be offered at First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren, on May 15, providing screening to people wishing to determine their risk of stroke. Appointments begin at 9 a.m. and each screening will require 10 minutes or less to complete. A complete vascular screening package, including the stroke / carotid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm and ankle brachial index screening is available. To schedule an appointment, call 877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com.
SUICIDE AWARENESS WALK PLANNED: Help Hotline Crisis Center, Loving Outreach Surviving Suicide (LOSS) and Survivors of Suicide (SOS) will hold the sixth annual Survivors of Suicide Awareness Walk, in remembrance of loved ones who died by suicide, from 2 to 4 p.m. May 18, at the Trumbull County Courthouse Gazebo, Courthouse Square, Warren.
Families, friends and the public are invited to attend and urged to bring photos or signs to highlight the loss of a loved one to suicide. A part of the program will be to read names of those who died by suicide. Submit names to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, call Help Hotline at 800-427-3606.
MEETINGS SET: Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board meetings have been scheduled as follows:
Today: Election Day
Today at 4:30 p.m.: Addictions and mental health program committee meeting in the Board Conference Room.
Thursday at 12:30 p.m.: Adult Continuous Quality Improvement Committee meeting, Board Conference Room (HIPAA restrictions apply)
Friday at 8:30 a.m.: Core Provider meeting, Board Conference Room.
May 14 at 8:30 a.m.: TAPN clinical committee meeting, TMHA first floor Conference Room A.
May 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Operation: Empty Medicine Cabinet, Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District.
May 16 at 2:30 p.m.: Early childhood coordinating committee meeting, Board Conference Room.
May 17 at 8 a.m.: Legislative breakfast, TMHA first floor Conference Room A and B.
May 21 at 8:30 a.m.: County-wide orientation, TMHA first floor Conference Room B.
May 21 at 9 a.m.: ASAP Opiate Task Force meeting, TMHA first floor Conference Room A.
May 21 at 4:30 p.m.: Board of directors meeting / board training, TMHA first floor conference room.
May 22 at 3 p.m.: Crisis Intervention Team Training steering committee meeting, Board Conference Room.
May 23 at12:30 p.m.: Adult Continuous Quality Improvement Committee meeting, Board Conference Room (HIPAA restrictions apply).
May 27: Memorial Day. Office closed.
MS SUPPORT GROUP: MS Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Warren Council, 1947 E. Market St., Warren. The mission is to provide an upbeat atmosphere and share information and resources that enhance the quality of life for people with MS.
WELL-CHILD CLINIC OFFERED: The Girard Health Department, 100 W. Main St., will offer a well-child immunization clinic on 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. Pre-registration is required by calling 330-545-6048.
CENTER OFFERS EXAMS: The Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, will offer screenings for vision, dental and health exams. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 330-369-3010.
NILES OFFERS IMMUNIZATIONS: Niles City Health Department, 34 W. State St., is offering an immunization clinic from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. May 15. Child's immunization records are needed 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.
BRIDGES GROUP TO MEET: Bridges, a free mental health educational 10-week course, will meet 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Warren. Call Nancy at 330-747-5111 to sign up.
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.
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 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Located next to Sears at the Eastwood Mall. For registration or more information, call 330-652-7542.
Free blood pressure screenings from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Strong Bones - Strong People program - This is a free, 12-week program of personalized strength training for those who have osteoporosis, low bone density or at risk to improve muscle strength and nutrition. Call for an appointment.
St. Joe's at the Mall is a SilverSneakers site. Those with the Medicare Part C plan may be eligible. Call 330-652-7542 or stop in for more information.
FREE CAROTID ARTERIES or ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM SCREENING, 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday. For those at risk and who meet criteria. By appointment only.
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.
FALLING PREVENTION CLASS, noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Prevent yourself or a loved one from a fall by attending this class. Free balance testing by physical therapists will be available along with beginning Tai Chi Chih instruction. Call to register.
TALK WITH THE DOC PROGRAM, noon to 1 p.m. May 15. "Your Risk For Diabetes" presented by Dr. Molly Howsare. Call to register.
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Community Health Calendar
"WE CARE" program, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays: Conference Room B - Ground floor: Support group for family and friends covering various topics and needs. Call 330-841-1917 for additional information.
SATURDAY LAMAZE IN A DAY, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 11. Prepares mothers-to-be and their partners for a shared learning experience. In addition to learning Lamaze techniques, class attendants will receive important information about pregnancy, labor and delivery. Call Educational Services at 330-841-9880 to register.
DIABETES DAY GROUP CLASS SERIES, 2 to 3 p.m. today; 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.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
ONE DAY CHILDBIRTH CLASS, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 11. One Day Childbirth Class is designed to accommodate parents whose busy schedules may make it difficult to attend a two-week course. To register for Northside Medical Center classes, call 330-884-2912.
BREASTFEEDING CLASS, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 14. 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. This class meets the second Tuesday of every month. To register for Northside Medical Center classes, call 330-884-2912.