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TCMHRB MEETINGS: The January calendar for the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, 4076 Youngstown Road SE, Suite 201, Warren, includes:

• FCFC countywide Day 1 orientation, 8:30 a.m. today. Registration required. Join meeting at global.gotomeeting.com/join/824067717, or dial in at 408-650-3123 with access code 824-067-717;

• ASAP Education Subcommittee meeting, 10 a.m. today. Zoom, us02web.zoom.us/j/85624849044? pwd=WHdXTTNyWXZMWmM3Rm9lU3NLWm9GQT09, with meeting ID 856 2484 9044 and passcode 204667, or dial in at 312-626-6799 or 929-205-6099.

• Closed Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Day. Call 211 if you have a behavioral health need;

• ASAP Coalition meeting, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 19. Zoom meeting, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88199791176?pwd=MHRlVDZBOG1Dc3pLek dCaGg1UFQxdz09, with meeting ID 881 9979 1176 and passcode 017584, or dial in at 312-626-6799 or 929-205-6099;

• TCMHRB Board of Directors meeting, 4:30 p.m. Jan. 19. Zoom meeting, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81250123757?pwd=U0tqclZXakdWVHdHeFJJWjdGQTVjZz09, with meeting ID 812 5012 3757 and passcode 262513, or dial in at 312-626-6799 or 929-205-6099;

• FCFC Countywide Day 2 Orientation, 8:30 a.m. Jan. 20. Registration required. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/824067717 or dial in at 408-650-3123 with access code 824-067-717

• Early Childhood Coordinating Committee Meeting, 2 p.m. Jan. 21, https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/832415821 or dial in at 312-757-3121 with access code 832-415-821.

ALZHEIMER WEBINAR SERIES: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter’s free webinar series on caregiver resources and wellness, has three sessions remaining.

The one-hour sessions are 2 to 3 p.m. Thursdays in January, and cover topics that range from healthy lifestyles for the brain to managing caregiver stress and burnout.

To register, contact Samantha Sathre, program manager for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter, at 234-284-2754 or ssathre@alz.org.

For descriptions of each program, go to alz.org/crf.

RADON ACTION MONTH: January is National Radon Action Month. The EPA reports that 60 percent of counties in Ohio have the highest potential for elevated radon levels, above the recommended level. Nationally, 1 in 15 homes test positive for dangerous levels of radon.

Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless, colorless gas nicknamed the “silent killer” because the only way to detect radon in a home or workplace is to test. Breathing air over an extended period of time in a space with high levels of radon can cause lung cancer.

For more information about National Radon Action Month, go to the following websites:

• Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): www.epa.gov/radon/national-radon-action-month-information;

• Center for Disease Control: www.cdc.gov/radon/index.html;

• World Health Organization (WHO):www.who.int/news- room/fact-sheets/detail/radon-and-health;

• Ohio Radon Resources and State Radon Program Information: www.swat-radon.com/radon-mitigation/ohio.

Learn more at www.swat-radon.com/.

ALZHEIMER’S 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 the disease or another form of dementia.

For more information, go to www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/daily-care/daily-care-plan. Help is available 24/7 at the helpline, 800-272-3900.


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