ALZHEIMER SEMINARS: A seminar on legal and financial issues including Medicaid resources and income rules for nursing homes and PASSPORT will be offered by the Alzheimer Network from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the conference room of the Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect. The presenter will be Elliot P. Legow, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Handouts will be provided. There is no charge for the session, but space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or reservations, contact the Alzheimer Network at 330-788-9755.
The Alzheimer Network is presenting its Caregiver Series to help concerned family members better understand the changes in their loved ones as well as important steps they themselves need to take. Two sessions remain, June 22 and 29 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad St. (Route 46), Canfield. Each session focuses on a different aspect of being a caregiver from understanding the disease process itself and coping with changes to legal and financial issues that affect both patient and caregiver. Handouts will be provided to participants. There is no charge for these sessions but registration is required. To register, call the Alzheimer Network at 330-788-9755.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: The Alzheimer's Association will hold its monthly Caregiver Support Group at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Conference Room F, Warren.
RECOVERY, INT., MEETS: Recovery, International, a self-help mental health group, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road. For more information, call 330-747-1176.
HOSPICE DAY CAMP: Hospice of the Valley's children's grief camp is a day camp for children 8 to 15 years old who have experienced the recent death of a loved one. Here they will learn that they are not alone in their grief.
This year's camp will be held Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, on the campus of Villa Maria.
The goal of camp is to teach children coping skills related to loss as well as interact with those who have had similar experiences. All activities are designed and led by trained professionals working in the area of grief. The camp is free of charge and open to anyone in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties.
Meals and snacks are provided daily.
Call Hospice of the Valley's camp facilitator, Kim Calhoun for more information, 330-549-5901.
WALK-A-THON FOR MENTAL HEALTH: Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board is sponsoring a Trumbull County Walk-A-Thon for Mental Illness at 1 p.m. June 29 at Perkins Park off Mahoning Avenue, Warren.
All contributions raised will benefit the board's Crisis Intervention Team training of Trumbull County Law Enforcement Officers.
For more information, contact Don Spencer at 330-372-1663 or 234-600-6583.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERS UNINSURED CLINIC: A free mammogram and Pap smear clinic is being offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday for women between the ages of 40 and 64, with limited income and no insurance, to be held at the Warren City Health Department, 418 Main Ave. S.W., Warren. Call the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project at 800-443-2168 to schedule an appointment.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: A cancer support group meets 7 p.m. every third Thursday at Calvary Bible Church, 2878 Warren Meadville Road, Cortland.
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.
DISTINCTION AWARDS EARNED: Humility of Mary Health Partners Wound Care Centers at St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth Boardman health centers received Center of Distinction Awards from Healogics Inc.
Healogics Inc., the largest provider of advanced wound care services in the United States, presented the awards in recognition of outstanding patient outcomes at both St. Joseph Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Medicine and St. Elizabeth Boardman Wound Care Center. These wound care centers earned the awards by achieving a 91 percent wound healing rate within 30 median days, patient satisfaction exceeding 92 percent and other quality outcomes.
St. Elizabeth Boardman Wound Care Center and St. Joseph Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Medicine are members of the Healogics network of more than 500 centers that provide access to benchmarking data and proven experience, having collectively treated more than 2 million chronic wounds.
PROGRAM TO HELP AVOID READMISSION: Recently diagnosed heart failure patients in Trumbull County are benefiting from a Humility of Mary Health Partners pilot program designed to help them avoid readmission to the hospital.
Provided by a $27,000 grant from the HMHP Foundation, as many as 39 recently diagnosed heart failure patients who meet specified health and financial-need criteria can participate in a four-month exercise rehabilitation program cooperatively administered by the Congestive Heart Failure Clinic and Cardiac Rehabilitation program at St. Joseph Health Center. The exercise rehabilitation program helps heart failure patients improve their stamina for physical activity and endurance while they learn to manage their disease.
Participants must be referred by their physicians and undergo an assessment at the CHF clinic before beginning the exercise program, which is tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient.
Program participants are required to visit the cardiac rehabilitation center at least twice a week and gradually increase the duration of their exercise sessions. Participants also must comply with their physicians' orders regarding prescribed medications and sign a contract acknowledging that they will remain in compliance and meet the expectations for exercise.
MENTAL HEALTH BOARD PROGRAMS: The Trumbull County Board of Mental Health and Rehabilitation calendar of events for June are as follows:
Today, 9 a.m. in the TMHA First Floor Conference Room A - ASAP Opiate Task Force Meeting.
Today, 4:30 p.m. in the TMHA First Floor Conference Room - Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, 9 a.m., TMHA First Floor Conference Room A - Family and Children First Council Meeting.
Wednesday, 3 p.m., Board Conference Room - Crisis Intervention Team Training Steering Committee Meeting.
Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Board Conference Room (HIPAA restrictions apply) - Adult Continuous Quality Improvement Committee Meeting.
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.
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.
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 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. This is a weekly group aerobic exercise class with a personal fitness trainer. Silver Slippers low impact exercise (chair and standing) takes place on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 10 a.m. Zumba Gold classes are weekly on Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. and Thursday at 8:45 a.m.
TALK WITH THE DOC PROGRAM on "Sleep disorders: What are they?" noon to 1 p.m. Thursday with Dr. Keith Black speaking. Call to register.
FREE BONE DENSITY SCREENING, 9 a.m. to noon Friday. Come in and have an ultrasound of the heel bone to screen for osteoporosis. No appointment necessary.
FOOD ADDICTIONS / COMPULSIVE EATING GROUP, 4 to 5 p.m. June 24. The group is facilitated by Madeline Martin. Call to register.
FREE LIVING WILLS AND DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTHCARE, 1 to 4 p.m. June 27. Completed this day with help from palliative care staff.
PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE SCREENING, 1 to 4 p.m. June 27. Free. A nurse will measure blood flow to the legs by doing an ankle brachial index. By appointment only. Call to register
TALK WITH THE DOC PROGRAM on "Recognizing Skin Cancer," noon to 1 p.m. June 27 with Dr. Adam Cash, plastic surgeon, speaking. Call to register.
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 28. Give blood as there is a shortage. Those who donate will receive a free gift. Walk-in.
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Community Health Calendar
"WE CARE" PROGRAM, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. June 21 and 28, Conference Room B - Ground floor. Support group for family and friends covering various topics and needs. Call 330-841-1917 for additional information.
OHIO'S CHOICE HOSPICE SUPPORT GROUP, 10 to 11:30 a.m. today, Chapel at Trumbull Memorial Hospital - first floor. Support group for those who have lost a loved one. Call 330-980-7561 for additional information.
PRE-OP KNEE CLASS, 10:30 a.m., today, The Education Room - eighth floor. Call Julia at 330-841-9162 to register.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION MEETING, 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Conference Room F - ground floor. For additional information, call Erin at 330-533-3300.
PRE-OP HIP CLASS, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, The Education Room - eighth floor. Call Julia at 330-841-9162 to register.
CANCER 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.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
RTS BEREAVEMENT, 7 to 9 p.m. today, Northside Medical Center, Building A, Auditorium A. A parent support program for families who are grieving over the loss of their baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. For more information, please call 330-884-2911.