Health notes

HEALTH SCREENINGS: West Farmington Senior Center, 150 College St., West Farmington, is hosting a Health and Wellness program with the University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center from 9 a.m. to noon today. There are health screenings and health education handouts.

For more information, call Star Spangler at the center, 330-889-2733.

STROKE SCREENINGS: Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, 8747 Squires Lane NE, Howland, is hosting free stroke screenings and assessments 4 to 7 p.m. today. Healthy refreshments also will be provided.

Hillside and Trumbull Regional Medical Center tamed with the City of Warren to provide the assessments as part of Stroke Awareness Month.

The effects of stroke can range from speech difficulty to complications with thinking to emotional problems to paralysis.

SUPPORT GROUP CHANGE: Beginning June 4, the Lighthouse Recovery and Support Group will meet every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Warren Revival Center, 4400 W. Market St., Leavittsburg. 330-898-4295.

HEALTHIER AT HOME: Healthier at Home, a free workshop sponsored by Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley, will provide solid advice for caring for one’s self, preventing illness and injury, and determining when to seek medical care.

Participants will also receive a book, “Your Complete Guide to Symptoms, Solutions & Self Care,” which provides step-by-step instructions for addressing more than 200 common health issues.

This program takes place from 11 a.m. to noon June 4 at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, 1044 Belmont Ave.

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.

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. Registered nurse Jack Norton is the facilitator for the group.

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.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID: Youth Mental Health First Aid is being offered to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent and transitional-aged youth (ages 12 to 24) who are experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or crisis.

The free training is being held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 in the first-floor conference room A at Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority, 4076 Youngstown Road, Warren. Registration is available online at www.eventbrite.com.

Topics will include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Doors open at 8 a.m. for registration. Coffee and a light breakfast will be available. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. Each participant will receive a Mental Health First Aid Training Manual and Certification following completion of the course.

For more information, call 330-675-2765, Ext. 114.

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.

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.

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:

• Budget and Finance Committee, 4:30 p.m. today, 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 living wills and durable power of attorney for health care — 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday;

• Free peripheral vascular disease screening — 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday. By appointment only.

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