Health notes

PAIN SUPPORT MEETING: The Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the First Presbyterian Church in Warren. Speaker will be Don Hyde on the topic of safety forces. For more information, call Judy at 330-872-7206.

AUTISM SUPPORT: The Autism Society of Greater Akron has completed its November calendar of events and meetings. For a complete list, contact Laurie Cramer, executive director, Autism Society of Greater Akron, at 330-940-1441, Ext. 3 or email her at laurie@autismakron.org.

LUPUS SUPPORT: The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, will hold its monthly Trumbull / Mahoning County Support Group 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Panera Bread, 5675 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles.

This is an open, small-group environment which encourages discussion among Lupus patients and their families. Those affected by Lupus can share their experiences, ask questions, learn and seek help in a safe environment. Most discussions at the support group focus on the “how-to’s” of living with a chronic illness.

Individual differences and confidentiality are respected by those in attendance.

For information, contact the foundation at 888-NO-LUPUS or visit www.LupusGreaterOhio.org.

PFLAG TO MEET: Youngstown Area PFLAG will have its monthly support meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Youngstown Area PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends and Allies) is a support, education and advocacy group United with LGBT People to move equality forward. Support meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. PFLAG provides the opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and strives to create a society respectful of human diversity. Meetings are free and confidential. Directions and a map can be found at the chapter website: www.youngstownpflag.org

ALZHEIMER SUPPORT: Alzheimer Network Family Support Group will meet 10 a.m. today at Children’s Rehabilitation, 855 Howland-Wilson Road, Howland.

There will also be a meeting at 7 p.m. today at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield Niles Road, Austintown.

Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. All meetings are offered at no charge. For further information, call 330-788-9755.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE WALK: The 20th annual National Survivors of Suicide Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil is 6 p.m. Saturday at the Warren Reach Center, 2609 Weir Road, Warren. Public is invited and urged to bring photos or signs to highlight the loss of loved ones to suicide. The program is sponsored by Help Network of NEO.

Submit names of loved ones to be read to cgrizinski@helphot line.org. For information, call 211 at 1-800-427-3606; Mary at 330-307-8231; or Dan at 330-553-4635.

TCMH SCHEDULE: Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board November meeting schedule is:

• Suicide Prevention Coalition, 3 p.m. today, board conference room;

• ASAP Coalition, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 20, TMHA first-floor conference room A;

• Board of Directors Meeting, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 20, TMHA first-floor conference room A;

• Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, office closed

• Friday, Nov. 23, office closed;

• Recovery Housing Meeting, 2 p.m. Nov. 27, board conference room.

ADDICTION SCREENINGS: Narconon can help families take steps to help someone in the family overcome addiction. Call 800-431-1754 for free screenings or referrals. For information, visit www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/intervention-101.

HEALING FOR THE HURTING: The Corner House Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, is hosting a support group for separation or loss by death, dismemberment, divorce, job loss or loss of direction and purpose in life, 2 p.m. Nov. 10.

CIRCLE OF HOPE: Circle of Hope, a support group for those with a mental health diagnosis, meets 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Mondays of each month at Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel Ave. NW, Warren. For information, call 330-502-8103.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS: Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care’s “Change Your Future” campaign is seeking volunteers for assisted living and nursing facilities. Volunteers read, play cards or music, or do arts and crafts with patients, bring their pets, or run errands and provide respite for family members.

For information, contact Ashley Green at 330-899-9100 or ashley.green@crossroadshospice.com or visit www.crossroadshospice.com/hospice-volunteering/hospice-volunteering/.

PARKINSON’S PROGRAM: Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital fitness program for people with Parkinson’s disease meets 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Fridays at the hospital, 8747 Squires Lane NE, Howland.

For information or to register, call 330-841-3893 or visit vcprograms.net.

WELLNESS CLINICS: Shepherd of the Valley is offering wellness clinics at each of its locations in Trumbull County. A nurse will check blood pressure and blood glucose levels.

The clinics are 10 to 11 a.m. the second Wednesdays monthly at 1500 McKinley Ave., Niles, and fourth Wednesdays at 4100 North River Road, Howland.

For information, call 330-530-4041 or email mhoskins@shepherdofthevalley.com.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Class is 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Warren Revival Center Fellowship Hall, 4000 W. Market St., Leavittsburg. Call 330-898-4295 for information.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT VACCINATIONS: The Trumbull County Combined Health District offers vaccinations to children and adults. For information, call 330-675-2590, Ext. 3. Adult TB testing is available by appointment.

WELLNESS CENTER PROGRAMS: The Niles Wellness Center offers the following programs. To register, call the center at 330-349-9355 or email cchristie@thecityofniles.com or Lynda Briach at lbriach@thecityofniles.com.

• Free SilverSneakers class for members — 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays;

• Yoga with Tricia — 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mats are provided;

• Spinning class — 6:30 p.m. Mondays, 7 p.m. Thursdays, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. Free for SilverSneakers and Fitness members.

ST. JOE’S AT THE MALL, Eastwood Mall, Niles. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Phone 330-652-7542.

• Free blood pressure screenings — 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday to Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday;

• Strong Bones Program — Free 12-week program of personalized strength training for those who have osteoporosis or low-bone density;

• Monthly exercise classes — Cardio Jam group exercise, SilverSneakers Cardio, Silver Sneakers Classic, Easy Yoga and Chair Yoga, Exercise Class for people with Parkinson’s, Zumba, Zumba Gold, SilverSneaker Balance class and Drums and Muscles workout class.

• Free notary public services and free living wills and durable power of attorney for healthcare, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Completed this day with help from Palliative Care staff.

• Special lab express, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Get a General Health Panel (14 different labs) or a Complete Blood Count for $10 each. Only labs available this day. Walk-ins welcome.

• Zumbathon, 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday for all Zumba lovers, at the Center Court in the Eastwood Mall, Niles. This is a fundraiser for Trumbull Mobile Meals to help provide meals for shut-ins. Registration fee. First 100 paid registrations receive a shirt.

• Free blood sugar screenings (eight-hour fast), 8:30 to 11 a.m. Nov. 19.


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