Health notes

STROKE AWARENESS: Trumbull Regional Medical Center and Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital teamed up with the City of Warren to recognize Stroke Awareness Month.

Both hospitals will host a stroke prevention and awareness screening to help people take measures that can reduce and prevent stroke. The events include free blood pressure screenings, stroke risk assessments and cholesterol screenings, with physicians and clinical staff on hand to provide stroke education and answer questions.

The first event is 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the main lobby at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, Warren. The second is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. May 28 in the boardroom at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, Howland.

Refreshments will be provided at both free events. For more information or to register, call 800-974-1489.

EMS STEWARDS AWARDS: In celebration of National Emergency Medical Service week this week, Trumbull Regional Medical Center and Sharon Regional Medical Center will host the second annual EMS Stewards of the Community awards ceremony Wednesday 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 www.trum bullregional.org.

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. Wednesday, 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.

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