Health notes

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE WALK: The 12th annual Survivors of Suicide Awareness Walk, a walk in memory of loved ones who died by suicide, is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Trumbull County Courthouse Gazebo, Courthouse Square, Warren. Attendees are urged to bring photos or signs. Names of those lost will be read. Submit names to cgrizinski@helpnet workneo.org. For information, call Help Network at 1-800-427-3606, Mary at 330-307-8231 or Dan at 330-553-4635.

PFLAG TO MEET: Youngstown Area PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies) will have its monthly support meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown, in the parish room behind the church. Youngstown Area PFLAG is a support, education and advocacy group united with LGBT people to move equality forward. Support meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are free and confidential. Parking is available in the church lot off of Wick Avenue. Directions and a map can be found at www.youngstownpflag.org.

FIBROMYALGIA GROUP TO MEET: Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet 6:30 p.m. May 20 at the Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren.

For more information, call Judy at 330-872-7206.

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: The Warren Health District, 258 E. Market St., Warren, will hold a child immunization clinic 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. May 20.

All clinics are walk-ins with no appointment necessary. An updated shot record for each visit is required. A $21.25 administration fee is charged. Medicaid is accepted. Bring an insurance card.

For information, call 330-841-2596.

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 May 22 at Tiffany’s Banquet Hall in Brookfield.

Trumbull Regional Medical Center, a Steward family hospital, will recognize selected 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 an Envision seminar, an informational meeting, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the East Youngstown Library, 430 Early Road.

The event is free and will explore the latest adaptive technology, and those attending can speak with representatives from Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities. Learn more about transportation, health, reading techniques and mobility aids such as guide dogs.

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 www.NFBOhio.org and www.NFB.org.

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

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

LUPUS SUPOORT: Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group will meet 6 p.m. today at Panera Bread, U.S. Route 422, Niles. The event is free and open to family and friends.

Any questions, call 330-978-3749.

DSAV RECEIVES AWARDS: Down Syndrome Association of the Valley recently received two national awards for programming from Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action, a nonprofit trade association serving Down Syndrome associations.

DSAV Cares, which sends care packages to members to remind them that their DSAV friends care while they are recovering from surgeries or procedures, won best outreach program in 2018 for a small organization.

DSAV Learn to Swim was named the best recreational program in the small organization category. Caroline Ritenour, owner of All Abilities Swim, LLC, teaches the two-level swim program at the Youngstown Jewish Community Center.

Questions? Contact office@ dsav.org or 330-726-3728.

ALZHEIMER’S SAFE RETURN: The Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater East Ohio Area Chapter is hosting a series of office hours across the Mahoning Valley in the next month to offer families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease support for loved ones who may wander.

Families are being encouraged to prepare for the expected by signing up for MedicAlert and Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return, an identification program that provides peace of mind and informs first responders an individual has memory loss. The association provides 24-hour assistance.

Those who register through the chapter at one of the following events can be set up with free registration:

• 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 22, Antonine Village and Adult Day Care, 2675 N. Lipkey Road, North Jackson;

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25, SCOPE Senior Services, located in the YWCA, 375 N. Park Ave, Warren.

Families can find out more or register by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association at 234-284-2750. The association’s 24/7 Helpline can also connect caregivers with local services by calling 800-272-3900.

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.

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.

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

• Suicide Prevention Coalition, 3 p.m. today, 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;

• Talk with the Doc – Shingles and What to Know, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday. Dr. Alberto Arias will speak. Call to register.

• Free blood sugar screenings, 8:30 to 11 am. May 20.

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