GRIEFSHARE TO MEET: GriefShare group will discuss the topic "Heaven," at its meeting 6 p.m. Sunday at Leavittsburg Church of God, 610 S. Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg.
For more information, call Leavittsburg Church of God, 330-898-1131.
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.
HEALTH WATCH OFFERS SCREENINGS: Rashaun Speed, R.N., with Humility of Mary Health Partners Neighborhood Health Watch will offer free cholesterol and glucose checks as well as blood pressure and body mass index readings.
These screenings will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis on Friday. An eight-hour fast is recommended but not required. There is no charge.
For more information, contact the Niles Senior Center at 330-544-3676 or stop in at 14 E. State St., Niles.
ALZHEIMER GROUP TO MEET: Alzheimer Network Family Support Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, at Easter Seals Adult Day Care Center, 721 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman and at noon on Aug. 2 at Sunrise Assisted Living, 335 W. McKinley, Poland. These meetings are free and open to all caregivers and family members of a loved one living with Alzheimer's or other form of dementia. For information, call 330- 788-9755.
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.
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. 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 Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel Drive, Warren.
For more information, visit www.tricountydbsa.org or call Daniel Moore at 330-240-7433.
OSTOMY GROUP WELCOMES QUINTIERI: Frank Quintieri, a nurse and patient advocacy liaison with NPS Pharma will address the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group Aug. 12.
Quintieri will discuss short bowel syndrome and provide an overview of a therapy that improves absorption.
The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group, sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners, will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman. The group provides information and encouragement to individuals who have or will have ostomies.
The meeting is free and open to ostomy patients, families and friends. Refreshments are provided and parking is free. For information, call 330-480-3440.
The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group meets once a month March through December.
CHAT WITH A CANCER EXPERT: Those who are seeking more information about a cancer diagnosis or treatment can chat with a cancer information specialist online at www.cancer.org. Trained professionals can answer questions about specific cancers, treatment options, medications and local patient services.
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 at any time, day or night, to speak with a specialist.
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. 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 Leslie on Mondays is now free for SilverSneakers.
Special Lab Express - 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. Get a thyroid (TSH) or prostate (PSA) or Hemoglobin A1c. Only labs available this day. Walk in.
Food Addictions / Compulsive Eating Group - 4 to 5 p.m. July 28. Facilitator is Madeline Martin. Call to register.
Tech Savvy Seniors - 1 to 2 p.m. July 29. Join Nikhil Nadler and students from Howland High School to learn more advanced techniques on an iPad or iPhone. Bring iPhone or iPad to class. Call to register. Class size is limited to 20.
Free peripheral vascular disease screening - 1 to 4 p.m. July 31. Nurse will measure blood flow to the legs by doing ankle brachial index. By appointment only.
Free notary public services and free living wills and durable power of attorney for healthcare - 1 to 4 p.m. July 31. Completed this day with help from palliative care staff.
ValleyCare Health System of Ohio community event calendar for July 2014.
JULY 2014 - COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Breastfeeding Basics - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 23, TMH. This class provides up-to-date information about breastfeeding and is taught by a lactation consultant. Call Educational Services at 330-841-9880 to register and for more information.
New Baby Class - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 26, Northside Medical Center. Parents will learn the proper safety and care techniques for their new baby. Fee is free if enrolled in the Childbirth Class. To register, call 330-884-2912.