Health Notes

ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUP: Alzheimer Network Family Support Group will meet at the following locations:

Today at 7 p.m. Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, 260 Main St., Greenville;

Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Children’s Rehabilitation Center, 855 Howland Wilson Road, Howland.

For information call 330-788-9755.

SENIORS LUNCHEON: St. Joseph Health Center seniors luncheon will b held at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 10, at St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland Ave. S.E., Warren. Guest speaker will be Barbara Karlen presenting “Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes.”

Reservation deadline is Friday by calling 330-841-4375 or 330-841-4376.

SOLLEY SPEAKS TO OSTOMY GROUP: Lisa Solley of the Area Agency on Aging 11 Inc. will address the December meeting of the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group.

Solley is site coordinator for the Aging Disability Resource Center and oversees the Area Agency on Aging’s wellness programs including Senior Olympics, A Matter of Balance for prevention of falls, chronic disease self-management and Healthy Ideas.

Sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners, the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Maple Room at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman.

Meetings take place the second Tuesday of each month, March through December. They are free and open to individuals who have or will have ostomies, families and friends. Refreshments are provided and parking is free.

For information, call 330-480-3440.

NEW 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. on Dec. 11, 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.

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.

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

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.

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 Trained professionals with the American Cancer Society can answer questions about specific cancers, treatment options, medications and local patient services.

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.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: The Alzheimer’s Association will be holding their monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:

Today at 10 a.m. at the Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown.

Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road N.E., Howland Township.

Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 East Market St., Conference Room F, Warren.

Free of charge. Open to all caregivers, family members, and friends with a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

For more information, call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer’s Association at 330-650-0552 or 800-272-3900.

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). 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.

An educational session, “Demystifying Bipolar Disorder” will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at CSA boardroom. Contact Bob Fairchild at 234-517-1470 or

For more information, including meeting location(s) and times, visit the website or call 234-517-1470.

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.

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.

FLU SHOTS OFFERED: Niles City Health Department, 34 W. State St., is offering Flu shots from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., no appointment needed. Bring Medicare, medicaid, or Anthem Senior Advantage I.D. Cards. There will be a charge for all other HMOs.

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: The Niles City Health Department, 34 W. State St., Niles, is offering an immunization clinic from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Those attending must have the child’s immunization records and the child must be feeling well and accompanied by an adult. No appointment is necessary.

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.

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: Warren City Health Department, 418 Main Ave. S.W., is offering walk-in immunization clinics from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 9. Those attending must have the child’s immunization records and the child must be feeling well and accompanied by an adult. Medicaid cards are accepted.

For more information, call 330-841-2596.

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.

Wednesday: Free carotid arteries or abdominal aortic aneruysm screening for those at risk, 830 to 11 a.m. By appointment only.

Thursday: Just Walk! Walk with A Doc, 8 to 9 a.m. This new monthly event will combine an informative talk and a walk around the Eastwood Mall with our local physicians. This month join Dr. Philip Starr and Dr. Kimberly Jackson. There will be free giveaways and refreshments.

Dec. 10: Know Your Numbers Education Class, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Bring your numbers and learn about cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. Taught by Gloria Pozega. Call to register.


Wednesday and Thursday: Diabetes Day Group Class Series, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Class meets in Diabetes Room 905. Call Diabetes Department at 330-841-9689 to register. Physician referral required.

Tuesday: Pre-Op Knee Class, 10:30 a.m., The Education Room – eighth floor. Call Julia at 330-841-9162 to register.

Wednesday: Pre-Op Hip Class, 10:30 a.m., The Education Room. Call Julia at 330-841-9162 to register.

Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11, 18 and 25: Breastfeeding Support Group, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 3 North Family Waiting area. Call 330-841-9913 for additional information.

Fridays, Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27: “We Care” Program, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., Conference Room B – Ground floor. Support group for family and friends, covering various topics and needs. Call 330-841-1917 for additional information.

Dec. 7: Saturday Lamaze in a Day, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Prepares mothers-to-be and their partners for a shared learning experience. In addition to learning Lamaze techniques, class attendants will receive important information about pregnancy, labor and delivery. Call Educational Services at 330-841-9880 to register.

Dec. 9: Senior Circle Lunch and Learn, 11:30 a.m., Conference Room B. Allison Arnold, sleep therapist, will talk about sleep and aging. Call 330-841-5665 by Thursday to register.

Dec. 9: Diabetes Support Group Meeting, 1 to 2 p.m., Conference Room F – Ground floor. No registration required.

Dec. 11: Women’s Cancer Journey Support Group, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., TMH Medical Professional Building, 1353 E. Market St. Cancer center waiting room. Open to all cancer patients. No registration required. For additional information call 330-841-1962.

Dec. 11: Breastfeeding Basics, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call Educational Services at 330-841-9880 to register.


Dec. 5: Hillside Stroke Suppor Group meeting, 2:30 to 4 p.m., boardroom, for the annual Christmas party. Stroke survivors and family members are welcome to attend. Call Cindy at 330-841-3891 for more information.

Dec. 7: One Day Childbirth Class, 9 3 p.m. Designed to accommodate parents whose busy schedules may make it difficult to attend a two-week course. To register, call 330-884-2912.

Dec. 10: Breastfeeding Class, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Provides parents with up-to-date information to help them make the best, informed choice when it comes to breastfeeding a new baby. This class meets the second Tuesday of every month. Free if enrolled in the childbirth class. To register, call 330-884-2912.

Dec. 10: Cancer Caregiver Support Group, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The group meets the second Tuesday of the month at Northside Medical Center, Building B, Radiation / Oncology Department. All caregivers are welcome. Call Joyce at 330-652-0071 for more information.

Dec. 12: The Insight Group Meeting, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The group is a survivor and family education / intervention program and a support group that serves patients who have had a brain injury and their families. This month’s discussion is “Handling Holiday Stress.” The group meets in the Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital Boardroom. For more information, call Hillside Hospital at 330-841-3893.