FREE HEALTH SCREENING: A free health screening and mammogram for women ages 40 to 64 who are uninsured or underinsured and meet financial eligibility will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. June 12 at the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown.
The screening will include health history assessment, blood pressure screening, breast exam, free screening mammogram.
A limited number of appointments are available. Patients should pre-register by calling 330-480-2763 Registration deadline is Wednesday.
EOCS HOSTS CAREGIVERS SEMINAR: The Eastern Ohio Chiropractic Society is offering the "Caring for Caregivers Seminar" from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. A free lunch will be served prior to the program at 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration requested.
EOCS doctors of chiropractic will demonstrate simple lifting and transportation techniques, answer questions about preventing repetitive motion injuries and recommend non-invasive measures for treating the acute, chronic or episodic muscle pain that often results from daily caregiving.
The seminar and luncheon is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call 330-544-3676. For more information, visit www.neweocs.org.
TMH HOSTS SAFETY FAIR: The community is invited to a free orthopedic and safety fair hosted by Trumbull Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of ValleyCare Health System of Ohio, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, in the hospital's main parking area at 1350 E. Market St., Warren.
The event is open to everyone from children to senior adults.
Those attending will have the opportunity to meet with Trumbull Memorial Hospital physicians and staff, explore a variety of health care displays, participate in health screenings, obtain health information, and enjoy food, refreshments and other activities.
Friendly Squares from Niles, Sneakers 'N Spurs dance line from Howland-Cortland SCOPE, and the Steven Foster Chorus will demonstrate their dancing skills and provide entertainment.
Safety exhibits include a smoke safety trailer for kids and a texting-while-driving simulator. Both children and adults can get a close up view of emergency and safety vehicles including the Akron Children's Air Bear and STAT MedEvac helicopters, and local area fire trucks and ambulances.
Trumbull Memorial Hospital physicians, orthopedic staff and emergency staff will be available to answer questions.
AUTISM SOCIETY ANNOUNCES PROGRAM: The Autism Society of Ohio, Mahoning Valley, announces the introduction of Social Connections, a program created to provide opportunities for those on the spectrum to socialize, form friendships and address general issues of interest to them all in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.
The program's initial effort will focus on the young adult and adult audience.
ASO-MV will host the two one-hour groups for 18- to 25-year-olds and adults 26 and older starting at 5:30 and 7 p.m. respectively on the fourth Wednesday of the month beginning in June. Weekend activities also could be scheduled. This activity is appropriate for those verbal men and women with moderate to high-functioning autism. A small membership fee will be assessed to cover the costs of the program.
These groups will be facilitated by Doug Blecher. Founder of Autism Personal Coach, Blecher has worked with adults and children diagnosed with ASD for the past 11 years as an in-home therapist.
For more information, contact Mahoningvalley@autismohio.org.
OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP MEETS: The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group meets once a month at alternating locations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. The group, sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners, will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 11 in the Cedar Room at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman.
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.
The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group meets once a month at alternating locations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties.
MAMMOVAN IN YOUNGSTOWN: The MammoVan will be at the Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership (MYCAP), 1325 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, beginning at 9 a.m. today to provide mammograms for females 40 and older.
The MammoVan is a mobile mammography unit that provides mammograms to women at various locations in the community. A physician's prescription and insurance card need to be presented at the time of appointment. The van has private changing rooms and female technologists who perform the safe, painless low-dose X-ray with state-of-the-art equipment.
Women interested in getting their mammogram must bring their medical insurance card, a doctor's prescription, the doctor's mailing address and phone number. To schedule an appointment, call the Youngstown MYCAP office at 330-747-7921, Ext. 1201.
HEALTH FAIR ON THE SQUARE: The Grace AME Church Nursing Guild in conjunction with the Trumbull County African American Achievers Association will hold their third annual "Health Fair On the Square" from noon to 4 p.m. June 8 on Courthouse Square, Warren.
The event will feature numerous free health screenings including dental screening, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, stroke risk assessments and blood pressure screening, bone density, body fat and VMI, and others. Health information will be available from multiple community agencies.
Face painting will be available for children, door prizes will be raffled and giveaways will be available. Ronald McDonald will make an appearance and St. E's mobile dental clinic will be on site.
This event is free and open to the public.
CENTER OFFERS DAY CAMPS: The Niles Wellness Center will be offering weekly day camps through out the summer. The Camps are titled Fun-N-Fitness.
More info can be found along with registration on www.thecityofniles.com/wellnesscenter.htm or call 330-349-9355
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:
HOSPICE VOLUNTEER CLASS BEGINS: Hospice of the Valley's new volunteer class begins June 7 at Villa Maria Community Center. Classes are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Friday for five weeks through July 5.
Volunteers will learn what Hospice of the Valley's team of doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains do for patients and their families and how volunteers fit into that team.
New volunteers are particular needed for western Pennsylvania, as well as for all areas of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. Although the training is at the Villa this time, volunteers are assigned to patients closer to their homes.
Classes will be held at the Villa's Tabourat Center, 225 Villa Marie Road, Villa Maria, Pa. For more information or to register, call 330-788-1992.
CENTER OFFERS EXAMS: The Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, will offer screenings for vision, dental and health exams. Appointments are required at 330-369-3010.
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.
OUR LIVING WITH STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in the Boardroom on the first Thursday of every month. All stroke survivors and their families are welcome to attend. For more information, call 330-841-3891.
SCLERODERMA SUPPORT TO MEET: The Youngstown Area Scleroderma Support Group meetings are held at Davidson's Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Cornersburg. Members meet the first Monday of each month and provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere that encourages patients and caregivers to talk and to share their health concerns.
The Tenth Annual Scleroderma Walk is being planned at Boardman Park. The walk will be 9:30 a.m. June 1 at the park. For more information, call 330-544-4370.
NILES OFFERS IMMUNIZATIONS: Niles City Health Department, 34 W. State St., is offering an immunization clinic from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. 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.
WARREN OFFERS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: The Warren City Health Department will hold childhood immunization clinics from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday and from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. June 3 and 17 at the Warren City Health Department Community Services Building, 418 Main Ave. S.W., Warren.
All clinics are walk-in; no appointment is necessary. Child should be well, free of fever, rash or illness. An updated shot record is required for each visit and 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.
GIRARD HEALTH OFFERS IMMUNIZATION: The well-child immunization clinic will be held June 12 in the Girard Health Department located in the City Building. Call for times, fees and appointment. Dr. James J. Enyeart, medical director, will conduct the examinations. Parents are reminded to bring a copy of the child's immunization record. A parent or guardian must accompany children younger than 18. Parents must pre-register children prior to the clinic.
Call the Health Department from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 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 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, 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.
MONTHLY EXERCISE CLASSES: Exercise Time with Lana - Mondays at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 and 10 a.m. A weekly group aerobic exercise class with a Personal Fitness Trainer. Silver Slippers Low Impact Exercise (chair and standing) Mondays at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 10 a.m. Zumba Gold classes weekly on Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. and Thursday at 8:45 a.m. Cost is $3 for non-Silver Sneakers.
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