Health notes

SUPPORT MEETING: Recovery, International, a commuity self-help mental health organization, will meet 7 p.m. today at Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road. For more information, call 330-747-1176.

HEALTHY EATING: Healthy Eating for You, a free program sponsored by Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley and led by a registered dietitian, will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, 8401 Market St. Portion size, reading and understanding nutrition labels, and learning to eat mindfully will be addressed.

To register, call 330-480-3070. For information on how to support this program or other causes that seek to improve the health of Mahoning Valley residents, call Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley at 330-729-1180.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE WALK: The 12th annual Survivors of Suicide Awareness Walk, a walk in memory of loved ones who died by suicide, will be 2 to 4 p.m. May 18 at the Trumbull County Courthouse Gazebo, Courthouse Square, Warren. Families, friends and the public are invited to attend and urged to bring photos or signs to highlight the loss of loved ones to suicide. A part of the program will be to read names of those who committed suicide. Submit names to cgrizinski@helpnetworkneo.org. For information, call Help Network at 1-800-427-3606, Mary at 330-307-8231 or Dan at 330-553-4635.

EMS STEWARDS AWARDS: In celebration of National Emergency Medical Service (EMS) week, May 19-24, Trumbull Regional Medical Center and Sharon Regional Medical Center will host its second annual “EMS Stewards of the Community” Awards Ceremony on May 22 at Tiffany’s Banquet Hall in Brookfield.

Trumbull Regional Medical Center, a Steward family hospital, will recognize selected Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers for going “above and beyond” in their interactions with patients at each of Steward’s community hospitals.

An internal committee of physicians and EMS directors selected recipients among current providers in communities served by Steward. To learn more visit trumbullregional.org.

ENVISION FOR THE BLIND: National Federation of the Blind is establishing a chapter in the Youngstown area and is hosting a Envision Seminar, an informational meeting, from noon to 3 p.m. May 18, at the East Youngstown Library, 430 Early Road.

It’s open to anybody who is blind, legally or totally, and anyone who is sighted and wants to support the blind in Youngstown achieve equality, security and opportunity. The event is free and will explore the latest adaptive technology, and able those attending to speak with representatives from Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities. Learn more about transportation, health, reading techniques, and mobility aids such as guide dogs.

Network with people dedicated to changing what it means to be blind. To learn more, call Dr. Carolyn Peters at 937-657-5134 or Email Suzanne Turner at SMTurner.234@gmail.com.

More information is available at the state website, www.NFBOhio.org; and the national NFB website, www.NFB.org.

OSTOMY SUPPORT: The Youngstown area ostomy support group will meet 6 to 7 p.m. May 14 at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown. This is a nonprofit, self-help support group and family and friends are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Anna Fitzgerald at 330-480-3440 or email Anna–Fitzgerald@mercy.com.

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 facilitator for the group.

LUPUS SUPOORT: Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group will meet 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 14, at Panera Bread, U.S. Route 422, Niles. The event is free and open to family and friends. Any questions, please call 330-978-3749.

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 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 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 more 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.

WALK AND TALK: Members of the Kent State Trumbull Student Nurses Association recently launched 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 join members of the Wellness Center to participate in a variety of physical activities. During activities, members encouraged to talk and ask questions about health and activity.

CIRCLE OF HOPE: Circle of Hope, a peer-to-peer 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.

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.

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 May:

• Addiction and Mental Health Program Committee, 4:30 p.m. today, Board Conference Room;

• NAMI Mahoning Valley Steering Committee, 11 a.m. Wednesday, NAMI Mahoning Valley Office, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown;

• Suicide Prevention Coalition, 3 p.m. May 14, Board Conference Room;

• ASAP Coalition, 9:30 a.m. May 21, TMHA first-floor Conference Room A;

• Board of Directors Meeting, 4:30 p.m. May 21, TMHA First Floor, Conference Room A;

• Memorial Day, May 27, Office Closed;

• Budget and Finance Committee, 4:30 p.m. May 28, 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;

• 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 – Shingles and What to Know, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. May 15. Dr. Alberto Arias will speak. Call to register.


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