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Health notes

FAMILY SUPPORT: Alzheimer Network Family Support Group will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend.

All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755.

CIRCLE OF HOPE: Circle of Hope, a support group for those with mental health diagnosis, meets 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel Ave. NW, Warren.

For information, call 330-502-8103.

PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR: The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians is calling for nominations for the 2019 Family Physician of the Year.

This award recognizes an Ohio family physician who has exhibited extraordinary, beyond-the-call-of-duty merit, and encourages OAFP members and medical students to pursue the ideals of family medicine, and convey these ideals to the public.

To be nominated, the family physician must have 10 years’ post-residency (or equivalent) experience, be a member of the OAFP for a meaningful period of time and be in practice.

Complete the nomination form or send a letter of recommendation to OAFP Awards Workgroup, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, 4075 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214-3296; Fax to 614-267-9191; or email kmcguffie@ohioafp.org.

To check if a physician has membership status with the OAFP, call 800-742-7327 or e-mail mail@ohioafp.org.

HEALTHY EATING: Healthy Eating for You, a free program sponsored by Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley and led by a registered dietitian, will address portion size, reading and understanding nutrition labels, and learning to eat mindfully.

This program takes place 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 at Howland Medical Center, 1932 Niles Cortland Road NE, Warren. To register, call 330-480-3070.

For information, call Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley at 330-729-1180.

GRIEFSHARE: Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road NE, will offer GriefShare sessions from 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays March 3 to June 2.

GriefShare is a Christ-Centered grief support group for those who have lost a loved one to death. Each session is self-contained, but weekly attendance is encouraged. For information, call HUM church, 330-856-3463. Registration is available at www.griefshare.org

GRIEF RECOVERY GROUPS: Grief Recovery Instructional Support Groups (GRIP) will meet 6 p.m. Tuesdays 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.

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.

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@shepherdofthevalley .com.

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.vcprog rams.net.

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.

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

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;

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;

• Talk With the Doc — 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, 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. Thursday. Call to register.

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