OSTOMY GROUP WELCOMES SPEAKER: Dr. Gregory S. Huang, a trauma surgeon at St. Elizabeth Health Center, will be the featured speaker during the next 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 at HM Home Care, 979 Tibbetts-Wick Road, Girard.
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.
MOOD DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP EXPANDS TO TRUMBULL: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance groups are open to anyone who is diagnosed with a mood disorder, has a family member or friend who is diagnosed, or who thinks they might have depression or bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression).
DBSA support groups are not run by professionals. The groups offer peer-to-peer support which is an important component of recovery from mental illness for many people.
DBSA of Columbiana County currently hosts four weekly, confidential, peer-led, self-help support group meetings serving Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull County. For more information, including meeting location(s) and times, visit the website www.tricountydbsa.org or call 234-517-1470.
Meetings in Trumbull County will be held 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays, at the community Solutions Association office, 320 High St. N.E., Warren.
Meetings in Youngstown will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, at Help Hotline Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
DOCTOR TO PRESENT MEMORY SEMINAR: Dr. Ted Suzelis will be presenting a free seminar titled, "Reversing Memory Loss" at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, at the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D-3.
Join Suzelis for an informative seminar on proven methods to improve and keep your memory. He will discuss factors related to deteriorating memory as we age, along with discussing natural methods to improve your memory. To register, call 330-729-1350 or register online at OhioND.com. Free admission, RSVP required.
AREA AGENCY ON AGING II ENCOURAGING REVIEW OF COVERAGE: Open Enrollment began for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans and Area Agency on Aging 11 is encouraging Medicare beneficiaries to review their coverage to meet their individual needs.
Open Enrollment runs through Dec. 7, 2013. This is the time when everyone with Medicare can join or change their health and prescription drug plans for 2014. Any changes will take effect Jan. 1.
Medicare Benefits Checkups are offered for free by appointment with a long term care consultant from the Area Agency on Aging 11 by calling 330-505-2300. Plans also can be viewed and selected for those who are computer savvy at www.medicare.gov. There also are a variety of free clinics being offered in the area or by appointment at various senior centers. The following events are scheduled:
Mahoning County - Friday, 10 a.m., Youngstown Senior Center, Fifth Avenue.
Trumbull County - Dec. 2, 10 a.m., Girard Multi-Generational Center, by appointment, call 330-545-6596.
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL: Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide and Survivors of Suicide are coordinating the 15th annual Candlelight Vigil in Remembrance of Suicide Victims, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, at Victory Christian Center, 4257 Tod Ave. N.W., Warren.
For more information, call Robert Rattay at 330-372-3020 or Mary Kopiak at 330-898-5613.
HEALTHY TREASURES HEALTH DAY: Healthy Treasures will celebrate their annual fall health day starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, at 32 W. Broad St., Newton Falls. There will be three educational lectures on memory, food samples and giveaways. Speakers include: Dr. Ted Suzelis, Synthia Suzelis and Dr. Gail Pavliga, licensed clinical therapist. Free. To RSVP please call 330-872-1119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHRONIC FATIGUE GROUP TO MEET: Chronic Fatigue and/or Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 18, at the First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning, Warren. Please note the permanent change in the meeting time. For info call 330-847-7001.
GIRARD HEALTH BOARD TO MEET: The regular meeting of the Girard City Board of Health will be held Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, upstairs of the City Building.
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. Nov. 21, at the MYCAP office, 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.
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.
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.
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. on Nov. 20. 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.
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.
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.
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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