OSTOMY GROUP WELCOMES SPEAKER: Frank Quintieri, a nurse and patient advocacy liaison with NPS Pharma, will address the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group.
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. Aug. 12 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.
IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN NILES: The Niles Immunization Clinic will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Aug. 6, 13 and 20 at the health department, 34 W. State St. Immunization records are required. No appointments are necessary. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For information call 330-544-9030.
CHILD IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN GIRARD: The well-child immunization clinic will be held Aug. 14 in the Girard Health Department located in the City Building, 100 W. Main St. 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 under the age of eighteen. Parents must pre-register children prior to the clinic. Call 330-545-6048.
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.
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.
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 Saturday 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, Extension 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.
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.
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.
NAME CHANGE: Catholic Health Partners (CHP), the parent healthcare system of Humility of Mary Health Partners, has changed its name to Mercy Health. The system's name change is part of a ministry evolution to one unified team, focused on high-quality care, increased efficiencies and lower patient costs. Mercy Health is Ohio's largest health system and fourth-largest employer. The system already operates under the "Mercy" name in five of its current seven markets. Over the next several years, the Mercy Health name will be phased into all system facilities, including all HMHP facilities. In addition, the Ministry's website will change to mercy.com.
The system incorporated in 1986 as Mercy Health Care System. It changed its name to Catholic Healthcare Partners in 1997. The name was later shortened to Catholic Health Partners.