CANCER SURVIVORS CELEBRATE LIFE: Trumbull Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of ValleyCare Health System of Ohio, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society and the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation, will sponsor the 24th annual Cancer Survivorship Day from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 at the Lincoln School, 2253 Atlantic St. N.E., Warren.
The day provides an opportunity for cancer survivors to connect with each other, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them along the way. The program includes a presentation by guest speaker Dr. Gary Koski, American Cancer Society researcher and assistant professor of biological sciences for Kent State University.
Koski will address progress in cancer research and improvements in quality of life, personalized therapeutics and earlier detection. Other highlights include a patient testimonial, a variety of displays, music and refreshments.
The afternoon will close with the traditional butterfly release in which all are invited to participate. The free program is open to the public.
Cancer survivors, family members and friends are encouraged to attend. To register in advance or for more information, call 330-841-9399.
SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The Niles SCOPE Senior Center, 14 E. State St., Niles, will hold its next Diabetes Support Group meeting at noon. Thursday. A free healthy lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. The presenter will be Barbara Karlen, R.N., certified diabetes specialist at Humility of Mary Health Partners. The topic will be "Diabetes-Where Do I Begin?" A reservation is required by calling the center at 330-544-3676 or participants may sign up in person at the center.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:
10 a.m. today, Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown
7 p.m. Sept. 10, Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road NE,
10 a.m. Sept. 18, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Conference Room F, Warren.
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 330-650-0552 or 800-272-3900.
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. For more information, call 330-544-4370.
FREE PROGRAM: The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center will offer a free community program, "Tender Touch for Tender People," from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 9 at the center, Park Avenue, west of St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown. The program features Gina DeAngelo, owner of the Massage Cafe in Canfield.
The event is part of a regular series of community programs sponsored by the care center. Registration is free but limited. Call 330-480-3151.
SLIM DOWN PROGRAM: Humility of Mary Health Partners registered dietitians will offer another SlimDown program starting the first week in September.
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 through Oct. 9 in Community Room 2 of the D.D. and Velma Davis Family YMCA, 45 McClurg Road, Boardman; and Thursdays through Oct. 10 at St. Joe's at the Mall, Eastwood Mall.
To register, call Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll free 877-700-4647.
VOLUNTEER TRAINING: Hospice of the Valley's new volunteer class begins Friday at St. Joe's at the Mall. Classes are 1 to 4:30 p.m. every Friday for five weeks through Oct. 4. 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. Volunteers are assigned to patients closer to their homes.
To register, call 330-788-1992.
FREE LUNG SCREENINGS: Sharon Regional Health System is offering free lung cancer screenings as part of an ongoing community effort to aid in the early detection of lung cancer. The screenings are for individuals who meet criteria for being at high risk for developing lung cancer and include a chest CT study.
For information or to register for the free screening, call 724-983-5518 or 800-346-7997.
HELPING DYSLEXIA CHILDREN: The Children's Dyslexia Center, 223 Wick Ave., Youngstown, will begin training sessions for adults interested in tutoring dyslexic children using the Orton-Gillingham approach to multi-sensory reading. Qualified trainees must have a bachelor's degree.
Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14, 28 and Oct. 12 and 26. There is no charge for the program. Call Dorothy at 330-743-7789.
CENTER OFFERS EXAMS: The Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren, offers screenings for vision, dental and health exams. Appointments are required. Call 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.
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.
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.
For more information, call 330-841-3891.
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 at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.
Fridays, Sept. 6 to Oct. 4: Hospice Volunteer training classes. Interested individuals who would want to be a part can call 330-549-5908 to sign up.
Sept. 9: Easy Yoga Class 11 a.m. to noon. Taught by Carolyn Raub and Dawn Perhacs.
Sept. 11: Free carotid arteries or abdominal aortic aneruysm screening 8:30 a.m. to noon. By appointment only. Call 330-652-7542.
Sept. 11: Free Notary public services , free living wills and durable power of attorney for healthcare, 9 a.m. to noon with help from Palliative Care staff.
Sept. 11: Falling Prevention Class, noon to 1:30 p.m. Free balance testing by Physical Therapy. Also tai chi chih instruction. Call to register. 330-652-7542.
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Today: Pre-Op Knee Class, 10:30 a.m. Education Room, eighth floor
Wednesday: Pre-Op Hip Class, 10:30 a.m. Education Room. Register 330-841-9162.
We Care Program, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 6 to 20, Conference Room B. Call 330-841-1917 for additional information.
''Prepaird Childbirth,'' 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 9 to 23. Call Educational Services at 330-841-9880 to register.
Diabetes Day Group class: 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10 and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 and 12. Class meets in Diabetes Room 905. Call Diabetes Department at 330-841-9689 to register. Physician referral required.
Sept. 11: Women's Cancer Journey Support Group, 6:30 p.m. TMH Medical Professional Building, 1353 East Market St. Cancer Center Waiting Room. Open to all cancer patients. No registration required.Call 330-841-1962.
Sept. 14: Saturday Lamaze in a Day 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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 330-841-9880 to register.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER:
Thursday, Our Living with Stroke support group, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in the Boardroom on the first Thursday of every month. All stroke survivors and their families are welcome. Call 330.841.3891.
Saturday; One Day Childbirth Class, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The class is designed to accommodate parents whose busy schedules may make it difficult to attend the two-week course. The information presented in the One-Day Childbirth Class is the same as that of the two-week series but it is addressed at a faster pace. Medicaid, Caresource or Unison can be billed directly for registration fees. To register, call 330-884-2912.
Sept. 9: The Mahoning Valley Spinal Cord Injury Support Group, 5 to 7 p.m., Occupational Therapy Department, Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital. All spinal cord injury patients and their family and friends are welcome. The goals of the group are to assist disabled people in finding programs and agencies that can assist them and provide social activities for all who attend.Call Todd Murdock at 330-544-1411 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 10: Breastfeeding Class 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The class provides parents with up-to-date information to help them make the best, informed choice when it comes to breastfeeding. The class is taught by a lactation consultant, and topics include the benefits of human milk, how to begin a feeding program and how to achieve successful nursing. This class meets the second Tuesday of every month. To register, call 330-884-2912.
Sept. 10: Cancer Caregiver Support Group, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 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.