OSTOMY GROUP TO MEET WITH PHARMACIST: The June meeting of the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will feature casual conversation with a pharmacist.
Raymond R. Carlson, a pharmacist and owner of RC Compounding Services, will answer questions and lead a discussion about how ostomies may affect the absorption of prescription medications.
The meeting will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, in the Maple Room at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman.
The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group, sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners, provides ostomy patients and their families and friends the opportunity to share experiences while receiving ongoing education and information.
Meetings of the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group are open to the public, refreshments are provided and parking is free. For information, call 330-480-3440.
SEMINAR ON?FIBROMYALGIA?SET: Dr. Ted Suzelis will be presenting a free seminar titled "Overcoming Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D-3.
Suzelis will discuss some of the causes of these common problems, along with therapies that he finds helpful in resolving them.
To register or for more details, call 330-729-1350 or register online at OhioND.com. Free admission, RSVP required.
SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Fatigue Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 16 at the First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren. Guest speaker, Joanne Green, an herbalist for 25 years and owner of Joannie's Herb Closet in Champion, will explain her tea, coffee substitute, magnesium oil, skin balm, mica powder for natural energy, benefits of hemp seed which also comes in a dark chocolate bar for high protein, and much more to support better health. For further details, call 330-847-7001.
VALLEYCARE OFFERS JOINT PAIN PROGRAM: Join ValleyCare Health System of Ohio to learn more about the treatment of chronic joint pain at a free community program on Wednesday.
Orthopedic surgeon Michael Jones, D.O., an independent member of the medical staff at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, will present "Current Concepts for the Treatment of Arthritis of the Knee, Hip and Shoulder."
Learn about arthritis of the hip, knee and shoulder and current treatments, including joint replacement surgery. Get your questions answered and find out if you may be a candidate for joint replacement.
The program will be held at 6 p.m. in the Patio Room of Leo's Ristorante, 7042 E. Market St., Warren. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required. Call 800-679-3606 to register.
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 Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center, Beeghly Medical Park, 6614 Southern Blvd., Youngstown.
For more information, contact Donna Hencricks at the Center, 330-726-8855, Ext. 723 or 330-259-8123.
NILES OFFERS IMMUNIZATIONS: Niles City Health Department, 34 W. State St., is offering an immunization clinic from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. June 18. No appointment is necessary. Immunization records are required.
Children should be feeling well with no ailments. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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.
WARREN CITY HEALTH RESCHEDULES: Warren City Health Department Shots for Tots which was scheduled for June 12, has been rescheduled to June 26.
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.
TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE FOR CANCER PATIENTS: The American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program offers free transportation to cancer patients in need of a ride to and from treatments. Requests require notice four business days in advance and are subject to the availability of volunteer drivers.
For more information, call the American Cancer Society Northeast Regional Office at 888-227-6446.
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. S.W., Warren. Walk-ins are welcome.
For more information, call 330-373-0222.
MOOD DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP MEETS: The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance group is 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 group offers peer-to-peer support.
Meetings are held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at Roby Lee's Restaurant in Newton Falls.
For more information, visit www.tricountydbsa.org or call Daniel Moore at 330-240-7433.
WATERSTONE HOSTS WELLNESS FAIR: Waterstone Place Apartments held its annual Health and Wellness Fair in May, welcoming area vendors to display their organizations information. Also, in concordance with the Health and Wellness Fair, Waterstone Place welcomed Mayor William D. Franklin to honor seniors by presenting them with a proclamation saluting Older Americans Month. Each May, the nation celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize older Americans for their contributions and provide them with information to help them stay healthy and active. This year the focus is on injury prevention with the theme, "Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow."
HMHP PARTICIPATE IN AWARENESS WEEK: HMHP Wound Care Centers and Hyperbaric Medicine at St. Elizabeth, St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth Boardman, members of the Healogics network, participated in the first Healogics National Wound Care Awareness Week June 2 to 6.
The HMHP Wound Care Centers are among nearly 600 Healogics managed centers offering advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds. Program directors across the nation dedicated the entire week to visiting local physician offices providing education to help staff identify patients who may benefit from advanced wound care.
Chronic wounds affect millions of people in the United States and the incidence is rising. This is because the population is aging and there are increasing rates of diabetes, obesity and radiation therapy, which contribute to the development of chronic wounds. Left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb.
People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment in four weeks may benefit from a visit to the HMHP Wound Care Centers in Youngstown or Boardman, or the HMHP Wound Care Center at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren, where Daniel Fitzpatrick, D.O., is medical director. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 330-480-4325 in Youngstown, 330-841-4325 in Warren or 330-729-3175 in Boardman.
TRUMBULL COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY BOARD: Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board June calendar of events.
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.
STRONG BONES, STRONG PEOPLE: Free, 12-week program of personalized strength training for those who have osteoporosis, low bone density or those who are at risk to improve muscle strength and nutrition. Call for an appointment.
St. Joe's at the Mall is a Silver Sneakers 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, 8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 10 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. Silver Sneakers low-impact exercise (chair and standing) with Sandy, takes place 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursdays. Silver Sneakers Fitness 2 with Amy is at 11 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday. Zumba Gold classes with Sandy are weekly at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Chair Yoga Class with Amy, 10 a.m. Wednesday. New Easy Yoga with Dawn Perhacs is is from 11 a.m. to noon every Monday in June. Free for Silver Sneakers.