Health notes

FREE SCREENING KITS: In recognition of March being National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Trumbull Regional Medical Center is offering free colorectal cancer screening kits to the public during the month.

Kits can be picked up 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays in the Radiation Oncology office at Trumbull Regional in the Medical Professional Building, 1353 E. Market St., Suite 101.

The kit is called a fecal immunochemical test. Screening is performed in the comfort and privacy of your home. Once the screening is completed, simply drop off or mail back the sample in the envelope included with the kit. Results will be mailed to the respective individual and their primary care physician, if the physician is provided.

Kits available through March 29. For more information, call 330-884-1064.

INNOVATIONS CONFERENCE: “Innovations Conference 2019: Common Ground” will bring together residents, nonprofits and businesses, as well as government and other community leaders, to explore how to find common ground to address health inequities in the Mahoning Valley.

Keynote speaker is Karen Washington, a farmer, activist, co-owner of Rise & Root Farm and co-founder of Black Urban Growers.

The conference is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 14 at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown. Advance registration required through March 7, online at www.cfmv .org or by calling the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley at 330-743-5555. Registration fee is $20 per person.

ANAD GROUPS TO MEET: The National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and other Associated Eating Disorders (ANAD) offers free support group meetings for individuals suffering from an eating disorder. Meetings are 9 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at Notre Dame Church, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage, Pa. The next meeting is Saturday. Family and friends welcome. For more information, contact Renee Zamary at 724-981-5435 or anad.org.

GRIEFSHARE: Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road NE, will offer GriefShare sessions 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays through 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 encouraged. For information, call HUM church, 330-856-3463. Registration available at www.griefshare.org

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

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

PROSTATE CANCER GROUP: A Prostate Cancer Group will meet 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of odd months at Radiation Oncology Center at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, 353 E. Market St., Warren. The group is open to anyone touched by prostate cancer either by diagnosis or by supporting a loved one with prostate cancer. There is a core group of three to four survivors who regularly attend. Register nurse Jack Norton is the group facilitator.

WALK AND TALK: Members of Kent State Trumbull’s Student Nurses Association recently launched the “Walk and Talk with a Nurse” program at Niles Wellness Center. From 9 to 11 a.m. 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 activities, members are encouraged to talk and ask questions about health and activity.

HELP GROUP: Lighthouse, a group for recovering addicts and anyone struggling mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally for any reason, meets 1 p.m. Mondays at 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.narcononnewlife retreat.org/blog/intervention-101.

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.

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 Trumbuill County locations. A nurse will check blood pressure and blood glucose levels 10 to 11 a.m. the second Wednesday each month 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.

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 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 SUPPORT GROUPS: NAMI Mahoning Valley offers support and education to those dealing with serious mental illness.

Support groups are:

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

• Evening Connections — 6 p.m. second and fourth Thursday each month, AltaCare Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown;

• Daytime Connections — 2:30 p.m. each Wednesday, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.

Family Support Groups include:

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

• Evening Family Support Group — 7 p.m. second Tuesday each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

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.


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