DR. MONTGOMERY HONORED BY HEALTH ACCESS: Dr. Thomas Montgomery of the Integrative Medical Center of Ohio in Cortland was honored with a certificate of appreciation from the Board of Directors of Health Access Mahoning Valley.
Bill Adams, director of the organization, recognized Montgomery for volunteering his time and skills to provide health care to hundreds of individuals who had limited financial resources and often times no health insurance. Along with the other members of the board of directors, he thanked Montgomery and all of the staff of the Integrative Medical Center of Ohio for their outstanding efforts.
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 and April 16. No appointment is necessary. Immunization records are required.
Children should be feeling well with no ailments. Children younger than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The Hillside Stroke Support Group will meet from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursday in the boardroom. All stroke survivors and family members are welcome to attend. For more information, call Cindy at 330-841-3891.
NURSING HOMES TOPIC OF SENIOR LUNCHEON: St. Joseph Hospital Seniors Luncheon is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. April 8, at 667 Eastland S.E., Warren.
Speakers will be Kristine Mariotti, director of Marian Living Center and Humility House Assisted Living; and Robin Hages, executive director, Humility House and Assumption Village. They will talk about choosing an assisted living and a nursing home.
Reservations are due by Saturday by calling 330-841-4375 or 330-841-4376.
VOICE CLUB TO MEET: The Mahoning Valley New Voice Club, a support group for laryngectomees and their families/friends, will meet at 6 p.m. April 9, at the Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center, located in the Beeghly Medical Park, 6614 Southern Blvd., Youngstown.
For more information, contact Donna Hendricks at 330-726-8855.
FEDERATION OF FAMILIES ART THERAPY: The First Ohio Chapter of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health will present ''Art Therapy" from 7 to 9 p.m. April 9 at D&E Clinic, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. Speaker for the free event is Scott Marlin, MA LSW, comprehensive psychiatry.
For more information, call Rachel at 330-538-0184 or Chrysann at 330-533-4649.
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.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT VACCINATIONS: The Trumbull County Health Department offers vaccinations to children and adults. Call 330-675-2590, Ext. 3, for information, prices or to schedule an appointment. TB testing also is available for adults by appointment.
FREE ZUMBA CLASS OFFERED FOR FOOD DONATION: St. Joe's at the Mall is offering free Zumba Gold classes for a food donation.
During this week, Zumba Gold classes today, Wednesday and Thursday will be free if you bring a food donation for Second Harvest Food Bank. Classes are with Terri Dean on Monday and Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. and with Sandy MacDougall on Tuesday and Thursday at 8:45 a.m.
St. Joe's at the Mall is located in the Eastwood Mall next to Sears. Call 330-652-7542 for more information.
HELP HOTLINE OFFERS BRIDGES: The Help Hotline Crisis Center Inc. Recovery Program is offering a free 10-week mental health educational course called "Building Recovery and Individual Dreams through Education and Support" from 5 to 7 p.m. each week.
There are two programs being offered, one in Mahoning County and one in Trumbull County. Mahoning County will be held Mondays at the Help Hotline Community Center. Trumbull County BRIDGES will be held Tuesdays at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
For information or to register for either class, call Nancy at 330-747-5111.
HOTLINE AVAILABLE FOR CANCER PATIENTS: The American Cancer Society offers a free, 24-hour hotline to provide information for cancer patients. Trained cancer information specialists can answer questions about specific cancers and treatment options, medications and side effects and finding local patient services.
Call 800-227-2345 to speak with a specialist.
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.
OSTOMY GROUP TO MEET: 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.
The well-child immunization clinic will be held April 10 in the Girard Health Department, located in the City Building. Call for times and appointment. A $10 administrative fee will be charged per child.
Parents need 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 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 330-545-6048.
GRIEF 101 PROGRAM: Grief 101, a free program presented by Hospice of the Valley bereavement facilitators, will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. April 10 at St. Joe's at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, Niles. The program will explain the grieving process and its impact on people and families. Support materials will be distributed. Registration is preferred but not required.
For more information, call 330-549-5901. The same program will be offered at the same time and location on July 10 and Oct. 9.
MOOD DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP MEETS: 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). The groups offer peer-to-peer support.
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.
For more information, visit www.tricountydbsa.org or call 234-517-1470.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY CLASS PLANNED: A class using Celebrate Recovery material will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Warren Revival Center Fellowship Hall, 4000 W. Market St., Leavittsburg. For more information, call 330-898-4295.
GIRARD OFFERS IMMUNIZATIONS: The City Health Department will offer flu vaccines between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.
Appointments and pre-registration can be made by calling the health department between 9 a.m. and 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.
MENTAL HEALTH BOARD AGENDA: Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board has scheduled the following events to be held in April.
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, 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 are 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 Thursdays at 10 and 10:30 a.m. Zumba Gold classes with Sandy are weekly at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. New zumba toning class at 9:45 a.m. on Thursdays.
All month, stop by and get a free fecal occult blood testing kit as part of colorectal cancer awareness.
VALLEYCARE (Health Systems of Ohio) - Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Warren, call 330-841-1917 for additional information and reservations; Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, 8747 Squires Lane N.E., Howland, call Cindy at 330-841-3891 for more information and reservations; Northside Medical Center, call 330-884-2912.