"PINK TUESDAY": House of Portraits and O'Malley's Bowling Shop is holding the second annual "Pink Tuesday," a Relay For Life fundraiser for breast cancer awareness, from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Ciminero's Banquet Center.
There will be more than 350 women attending, and there will be auctions, raffles and chances to win prizes along with a pasta dinner. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Most of the donated items are from local businesses along with unique handmade gifts.
INSURANCE MARKETPLACE: Access Health Mahoning Valley welcomes attorney Trey Daly from Cincinnati to speak about the new health insurance marketplace at 9:30 a.m. today at the Austintown Library, 600 S. Raccoon Road. Daly is the Ohio director for Enroll America, a nationwide group that is educating the public about the new exchange.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
ALZHEIMER NETWORK GROUP TO MEET: Alzheimer Network Family Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. today at Redeemer Church, 2305 South Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown; 7 p.m. Wednesday, at St. Charles Church, Route 224 at Westview, Boardman, and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Christ Church, Sexton at Garfield in Struthers.
HMHP OFFERS PROGRAM ON LOCAL FOODS: The Humility of Mary Health Partners is offering a program about the benefits of a plant-based diet and locally grown foods for its fall Women in Touch session. "A Healthy Life from the Roots Up: How Local Food Can Improve Your Diet" will be presented 5 p.m. today at Mr. Anthony's Banquet Center, 7440 South Ave., Boardman; and Oct. 22 at Ciminero's Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St., Niles. To register, call Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll free 877-700-4647.
KUZENKO TO DISCUSS AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: Nancy T. Kuzenko, an account executive with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, will discuss the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, during the October meeting of the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group.
Sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners, the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today in the Maple Room at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman.
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.
NEW VOICE CLUB TO MEET: The Mahoning Valley New Voice Club, a support group for laryngectomees and their families / friends, will hold its next meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Younstown Hearing and Speech Center, 6614 Southern Blvd., Youngstown, in the Beeghly Medical Park.
For more information, contact Donna Hendricks at the Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center at 330-726-8855.
FLU SHOTS OFFERED AT MYCAP: The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership and the Walgreens at the corner of Gypsy Lane and Belmont Avenue in Youngstown are providing flu shots from 2 to 4 p.m. every other Thursday in October and November beginning this Thursday.
The other dates of the flu shots are Oct. 24 and Nov. 7 and 21. Shots will take place at the MYCAP office, located at 1325 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
Individuals who live in Mahoning County and who are 14 years of age and older are eligible to receive their shot. Each person should bring valid identification, private insurance card and, if applicable, the correct co-payment; and a public insurance card, such as the Ohio Medicaid or Medicare card. Vouchers to offset the cost of the flu shot are available to the first 100 people who do not have any medical health insurance coverage.
People do not need to make an appointment ahead of time, but they should bring the necessary documentation so they may move through the process quicker.
For more information about the flu shots, call MYCAP in Youngstown at 330-747-7921, or the Walgreens on Belmont Avenue at 330-746-4814.
'CELEBRATE RECOVERY' CLASS PLANNED: A class using "Celebrate Recovery" material is open to all and will be held 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Thursday, at the Warren Revival Center Fellowship hall, 4000 W. Market St., Leavittsburg. For more information, call 330-898-4295.
DR. CELEBRATES, OFFERS FREE SEMINAR: Dr. Ted Suzelis, a naturopathic doctor in his 13th year of practice in the Mahoning Valley, celebrates U.S. Senate Resolution 221, passed Sept. 10, declaring that naturopathic medicine is "safe, effective and affordable health care." Suzelis will be presenting a free seminar titled, "Overcoming Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue" at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, at the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center located in South Bridge West at 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D-3.
Naturopathic medicine provides options for people struggling with these complex issues. Suzelis will discuss some of the causes of these common problems, along with therapies that he finds helpful in resolving them. To register, call 330-729-1350 or register online at OhioND.com. Free admission, RSVP required.
RECOVERY, INT. TO MEET: Recovery, Int., a self-help mental health group, will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Christ Church Presbyterian Churh, 1933 Canfield Road. For information, call 330-747-1176.
DC CHIROPRACTIC HOSTS BENEFIT: Dr. Bryan Cecil, chiropractic physician and owner of DC Chiropractic and Wellness Center will host the annual community fundraiser to benefit the Children's Rehabilitation Center in Howland. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Warren office, located at 1219 Niles Cortland Road S.E.
There will be free food, door prizes, free chair massage, free facials and free information on naturopathy, holistic medicine and general health and wellness.
For more information or to register, call 330-505-3515 or go to www.ohiodcchiro.com.
OHIO PHARMACISTS TO MEET: The Eastern Ohio Pharmacists Association represents 450 pharmacists living within eastern Ohio. The local association has reformed and will hold its first annual meeting on Oct. 15 at McMenamy's banquet center in Niles.
Accidental drug overdoses claim one Ohio citizen every five hours. Eighty percent of these deaths involve a prescription drug. Honorable Judge Jack Durkin will speak about his experiences presiding over the county's drug court. Also speaking will be Joann Predina from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy and Antonio Ciaccia from the Ohio Pharmacists Association.
NILES OFFERS IMMUNIZATIONS: Niles City Health Department, 34 W. State St., is offering an immunization clinic from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 16. 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.
YMCA OFFERS HEALTH FAIR: The YMCA of Youngstown is hosting a Health Fair / Open House from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 16, at the Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Youngstown.
More than 70 vendors will share their knowledge by promoting healthy lifestyles. Flu shots, free screenings, St. Elizabeth screenings, complete blood count, peripheral artery disease screening and more will be offered. Insurance accepted.
ACCESS HEALTH HELPS UNINSURED: Access Health Mahoning Valley matches uninsured adults aged 19 to 64 who have household incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines and don't qualify for Medicaid, Medicare or other programs with no cost volunteer doctors in Trumbull and Mahoning counties. To apply, call 330-373-0703.
CHRONIC FATIGUE GROUP TO MEET: Chronic Fatigue and / or Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21 at the First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren. Guest speaker will be Dr. Kimberly Jackson, employed by the Community Care Center. She will share her widened knowledge of CF and FM.
Members are encouraged to bring guests. For information, call 330-847-7001.
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.
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 IMMUNIZATIONS: The well-child immunization clinic will be held Wednesday in the Girard Health Department located in the City Building. Call for times and appointment. Parents are reminded to bring a copy of the child's immunization record. A parent or guardian must accompany children younger than the age of 18. Parents must pre-register children prior to the clinic, by calling 330-545-6048 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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 VACCINE FOR CHILDREN: The flu vaccine will be given to children only, age 6 months to 18 years, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 18, at the Niles Senior Citizen Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. No appointment needed. No charge for those on Medicaid or those without health insurance.
FLU SHOTS FOR ADULTS: The Niles City Health Department, 34 W. State St., Niles, is offer flue shots for adults, age 19 and older, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Please bring your Medicare, Medicaid or Anthem Senior Advantage I.D. Cards. For all other HMO's there is a charge.
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.
Flu shots are now available. Call for an appointment.
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.
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