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Health notes

DIABETES EDUCATION: The Mahoning Valley is considered to fall into the “Diabetes Belt” with more than 12 percent of the adult population diagnosed with diabetes.

Trumbull Regional Medical Center is hosting “Living Well with Diabetes,” a free interactive and educational event focused on living with diabetes and pre-diabetes. The event begins 5 p.m. Thursday at the Avalon Inn and Resort, in the Ballroom, in Howland.

Trumbull Regional Medical Center’s certified diabetes educators, Pam Evans, registered dietitian, and Linda Tominey, RN, will speak on topics such as diabetes self-management, diabetes care schedules, healthy eating and meal preparation.

Prior to the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to meet Trumbull Regional staff at informational tables focused on diabetes and free screenings, including A1C, blood pressure, body mass index, stroke risk assessments and vision screenings. Refreshments will also be provided.

The diabetes inpatient program at Trumbull Regional is one of 85 hospitals in the nation and one of five hospitals in Ohio to earn The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification.

To register for the free event, call 800-974-1489 or visit trumbullregional.org/events.

SUPPORT GROUP: Circle of Hope, a support group for those with mental health diagnosis, will meet 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel Ave., Warren.

For more information, call 330-502-8103.

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.

ADDICTION THERAPY AVAILABLE: PsyCare Inc., 2980 Belmont Ave., Liberty, offers clinical therapy program to treat individuals suffering with substance abuse and drug addiction issues. Family members are also welcome. Assessments can be scheduled by calling 330-759-2310.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUPS: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups available free to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one affected by any form of dementia.

• Howland — 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road NE, Howland;

• Warren — 10 a.m. third Wednesday, Trumbull Regional Medical Center, Conference Room F, 1350 E. Market St., Warren.

Groups meet monthly. For more information or to confirm, contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

HELP GROUP: Lighthouse, a group for recovering addicts and anyone struggling mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally for any reason, meets 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Warren Revival Center, 4400 W. Market St., Leavittsburg.

For information, call Jackie at 330-898-4295.

GRIEF RECOVERY GROUPS: Grief Recovery instructional support groups meet 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the 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.

PARKINSON’S PROGRAM: Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital’s 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.

PEER TO PEER SUPPORT: Domestic abuse support group for all types of abusive relationships — emotional, verbal or physical — is 6 to 7 p.m. the third Sunday of the month at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road NE, Howland.

For more information, contact the church office at 330-856-3463.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT VACCINATIONS: The Trumbull County Combined Health District offers vaccinations to children and adults.

For information, call 330-675-2590, Ext. 3.

MVI HOSPICE CARE: Bereavement support groups are free to anyone who has lost a loved one, including a pet. Contact 330-759-9487 for information.

Sessions are 1 to 3 p.m. third Wednesday of each month at First Presbyterian Church of Warren Fellowship Hall, 256 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, and 1 to 3 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month and 6 to 8 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at the Boardman Park Georgeanna Parker Administration Building, 375 Boardman Poland Road.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Neighborhood Health Watch provides free health screenings once per month at Niles SCOPE. Call 330-480-2011 for schedule.

TRUMBULL MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY BOARD: Trumbull Mental Health and Recovery Board monthly meeting calendar is as follows:

• Nov. 26 — Recovery Housing Meeting, 2 p.m. TMHA first floor conference room A;

• Nov. 28 — Office closed;

• Nov. 29 — Office closed.

NAMI SUPPORT GROUPS: NAMI Mahoning Valley offers support and education to those dealing with mental illness.

• Evening Connections — 6 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays, AltaCare Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown;

• Daytime Connections — 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.

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