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NURSE HERO NOMINEES: Jessica Robinson, a registered nurse at Mercy Health Saint Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital and co-owner of Pill Apparel clothing line for nurses in Youngstown, is a Nurse Hero nominee. She will be honored at the Cleveland Cavaliers game March 2.

The Nurse Hero winner will be selected through an online voting process. Votes can be cast at nurse.org/articles/cavaliers- nurse-night-2019/. Voting ends Saturday.

Robinson started her career as a state-tested nurse’s aide while attending Sharon Regional School of Nursing. She lost both of her parents by age 25 and took on the responsibility of raising her younger twin brothers. She eventually passed the nursing license exam and started her career as a telemetry float nurse.

Since then, Robinson returned to school and is a mental health nurse practitioner student at Chamberlain University. She continues to work full time and her younger brothers are now married with their own families.

SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: Alzheimer Network Family Support Group will meet 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 free. For information, call 330-788-9755

GRIEF RECOVERY GROUPS: Grief Recovery Instructional Support Groups (GRIP) will meet 6 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning today, at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home Care Center, next to the funeral home at 709 N. Main St., Hubbard.

Groups led by Philip Roland are open to anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one. For information, contact Bill or Candee at the funeral home, 330-534-1952.

SUPPORT GROUP: 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 for LGBT people. For information, visit www.youngstownpflag.org.

WALK AND TALK: Members of Kent State Trumbull’s Student Nurses Association recently launched the “Walk and Talk with a Nurse” program at the Niles Wellness Center.

From 9 to 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Monday of every month, students will join members of the Wellness Center to participate in a variety of physical activities. During the activities, members are encouraged to talk and ask questions about health and activity.

HELP GROUP: Lighthouse is a group for recovering addicts and for anyone struggling mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally for any reason. Meetings are 1 p.m. Mondays at the Warren Revival Center Fellowship Hall, 4400 W. Market St., Leavittsburg.

For information, call Jackie at 330-898-4295.

ADDICTION SCREENINGS: Narconon can help families take steps to help someone overcome addiction. Call 800-431-1754 for free screenings or referrals.

For information, visit www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/intervention -101.

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 www.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.

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

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

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.

NAMI Mahoning Valley offers support and education to those dealing with serious mental illness. Support groups are as follows:

• Evening Connections — 6 p.m. first and third Monday of each month, Homes For Kids Building, 165 E. Park Ave., Niles.

Family Support Groups;

• Daytime Family Support Group — 11 a.m., first Thursday of each month, Girard Library, 105 Prospect St., Girard;

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Neighborhood Health Watch provides free health screenings once a month at Niles SCOPE. Call 330-480-2011 for schedule.

TCMHRB MEETINGS: Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board monthly meeting calendar:

• Suicide Prevention Coalition — 3 p.m. today, Board Conference Room;

• ASAP Coalition — 9:30 a.m. Feb. 19, TMHA First Floor Conference Room A;

• Board of Directors Meeting — 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19, TMHA First Floor Conference Room A.

ST. JOE’S AT THE MALL, Eastwood Mall, Niles. Hours 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 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 with osteoporosis or low-bone density;

• Monthly exercise classes — Cardio Jam group exercise, SilverSneakers Cardio, Silver Sneakers Classic, Easy Yoga and Chair Yoga, an 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 health care — 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday;

• Mercy Health Mobile Mammography bus — 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday and March 5. Call to schedule a visit;

• Free blood sugar screenings (eight-hour fast), 8:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 18;

• Talk With the Doc — 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Feb. 20, sinusitis and updates on what is new with ear, nose and throat treatments, with Dr. Jared Bunevich, otolarynogolgist. Call to register. Lunch available for fee;

• Movie and popcorn — 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 21. Call to register.

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