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Health notes

SKIN SCREENING: Mercy Health is holding a free skin screening from 5 to 7 p.m. May 7 at St. Joe’s Cancer Center, 667 Eastland Ave. SE. An appointment is required — call 330-480-3183 to schedule. Physicians participating are: Drs. Timothy Chang; David Hamrock, Morgan Hott, and Kyle Wagamon, plus Krista Burns, PA-C, and Wendy Demetrios, CNP.

STRONG BONES WORKSHOP: Dr. Ted Suzelis, ND, will present an educational workshop on strong bones from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, 755 Boardman Canfield Road, Suite D3, Boardman.

This workshop will teach participants how to strengthen their bones with nutritional supplements and exercises.

The cost of the workshop is $25. For more information or to register, call 330-729-1350 or OhioND.com.

“PAINT THE NIGHT”: The Alzheimer’s Association will hold its Paint the Night Purple benefit auction April 13 in its new venue at the New Center at Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown. Presented by Janie and Jeff Lehman, doors open with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m., while guests review auction items. Dinner at 7 p.m. with a program celebrating the care of today and the cure of tomorrow. The event will be hosted by Wayne Dawson, co-anchor of Fox 8 News in the Morning.

Anyone can support the Alzheimer’s Association by purchasing a raffle ticket at alz.org/eastohio.

Dinner tickets are available at ptnp.givesmart.com or by contacting Rob Holz, development director, at roholz@alz.org or 234-284-2751. Overnight accommodations are available through a reserved block of rooms at the Kent State University Hotel with shuttle service to and from the event. Contact Holz for more information.

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline is available for families and caregivers at 800-272-3900.

ALZHEIMER EVENTS: The Alzheimer Network is presenting four educational events during April.

A legal / financial seminar will be 6 p.m. April 17 at the Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St. Explanation of financial requirements for long-term care will be discussed.

Additionally, three workshops will be held on Saturdays April 13, 20 and 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church 2860 E. Market St., Warren. The first session explains changes brought on by the disease; the second session reviews what help is available in the community; and the last session deals with safety concerns and caregiver stress. These programs are presented free of charge, but reservations are required for each. Call the Alzheimer Network at 330-788-9755.

FIBROMYALGIA GROUP MEET: The Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia support group meeting will be 6:30 p.m. April 15 at the First Presbyterian Church in Warren. For more information, call Judy at 330-872-7206.

ADDICTION THERAPY AVAILABLE: PsyCare, Inc., 2980 Belmont Ave., has created a clinical therapy program to treat individuals suffering with substance abuse and drug addiction issues, and their families.

The Substance Abuse Program is offered through the Liberty PsyCare location only, and offers both counseling and medication treatment.

Assessments can be scheduled by calling 330-759-2310.

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 is available at www.griefshare.org

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

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.narcononnewliferetreat.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.

QUIT SMOKING FOR FREE DIAPERS: The Baby and Me Tobacco Free Program at the Trumbull County Combined Health District offers pregnant women a free smoking cessation program and an opportunity to receive free diapers for up to one year after delivery. For information, call 330-675-2590, Ext. 3.

WELLNESS CLINICS: Shepherd of the Valley is offering wellness clinics at each of its Trumbull 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 is available by appointment.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Neighborhood Health Watch provides free health screenings once a month at Niles SCOPE. Call 330-480-2011 for the 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., Wednesdays, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.

Family Support Groups include:

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

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

TCMHRB MEETINGS: Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, 4076 Youngstown Road SE, Suite 201, Warren, monthly meeting calendar for April:

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

• Budget and Finance Committee, 4:30 p.m. today, Board Conference Room;

• Countywide Orientation, 8:30 a.m. April 16, TMHA first-floor conference room B;

• ASAP Coalition, 9:30 a.m. April 16,TMHA first-floor conference room A;

• Board of Directors Meeting, 4:30 p.m. April 16, TMHA first-floor conference room A;

• FCFC Council Meeting, 8:30 a.m. April 18, TMHA first-floor conference room A;

• Voices of Youth Committee, 1 p.m. April 18, Board Conference Room;

• Administrative Committee meeting, 4:30 p.m. April 30, Board Conference Room.

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 Home Care Services representative will be out in front of the St. Joe’s at the Mall site, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, to anser any questions about home care and medical equipment. Also, special screenings each day;

• Grief 101 — 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Come hear Kim Calhoun, LSW Grief support specialist from Hospice of the Valley. Call to register.

• Free bone density screening, 9 a.m. to noon Friday.

• Free blood sugar screenings, 8:30 to 11 am. April 15.

• Talk with the Doc – Dental Hygiene, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. April 17. Dentist to be announced. Call to register.

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