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COVID-19 OUTBREAK INFORMATION: Visit the Trumbull County Health Department website for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 vaccinations, registration and distribution locations. The Trumbull County COVID-19 HUB is available online at https://covid-19-trumbull-ema.hub.arcgis.com The HUB contains maps and apps.

TIPS TO REDUCE STRESS: For individuals caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease, which has been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America recommends six steps to reduce caregiver stress as part of National Stress Awareness Month:

• Be adaptable and positive. “Go with the flow” and avoid fighting the current. Focus on how to adjust to the situation in a constructive way.

• Deal with what you can control. Some things are totally out of your control, such as the coronavirus pandemic. Concentrating on finding solutions can help make the problem itself a little less stressful.

• Set realistic goals and go slow. Prioritize, set practical goals, do your best to achieve them and take things one day at a time.

• Mind your health. Inadequate rest, poor diet and lack of exercise can all exacerbate stress and cause other health problems as well. You cannot provide quality care to a loved one if you don’t take care of yourself.

• Clear and refresh your mind. Exercise, yoga, meditating, listening to music or even taking a few deep breaths can all help relax the mind and reduce stress.

• Share your feelings. Whether it’s with a loved one, trusted friend or a professional, don’t be reluctant to talk about your stress, because that can actually help relieve it.

The AFA Helpline is available seven days a week. Connect with a licensed social worker by calling 866-232-8484, web chatting at www.alzfdn.org or sending a text message to 646-586-5283. The web chat and text message features can serve individuals in more than 90 languages.

DINING WITH DIABETES: The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is offering “Virtual Dining with Diabetes” throughout May.

Viewers will learn how to incorporate good, healthy cooking techniques and other practices to help control blood sugar through the cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers.

The program will be from 10 a.m. to noon May 3, 10, 17 and 24. Register for the free online program at https://go.osu.edu/diningwithdiabetes52021.

For more information, contact dietitian Beth Stefura, Mahoning County Extension educator, at stefura.2@osu.edu, Marie Economos, Trumbull County Extension Educator, at economos.2@osu.edu or call 330-638-6783, or Margaret Jenkins, Clermont County Extension educator at jenkins.188@osu.edu.

CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information, visit cfaesdiversity.osu.edu.

TCMHRB MEETINGS: The April calendar for the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, 4076 Youngstown Road SE, Suite 201, Warren, includes these online meetings:• Program Committee meeting, 4:30 p.m. today;

• CIT Steering Committee meeting, 3 p.m. Wednesday;

• Trauma Informed Care Steering Committee meeting, 3 p.m. April 12;

• FCFC Countywide Day 1 Orientation, 8:30 a.m. April 13. Registration is required;

• FCFC Full Council meeting, 8:30 a.m. April 15;

• Voices of Youth Committee meeting, 1 p.m. April 15.

ST. JOE’S AT THE MALL: St. Joe’s at Eastwood Mall’s hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, next to JCPenney and Kay Jewelers. All classes are open to anyone with a St. Joe’s at the Mall membership. Screenings and programs are open to the public. All classes are by registration only due to social-distancing guidelines. Call 330-652-7542 to register. For a limited time, some of the classes will be on St. Joe’s at the Mall Facebook Live page.

St. Joe’s at the Mall is a SilverSneakers, Silver and Fit, and Renew Active site. For more information, call 330-652-7542.

Weekly exercise classes include: Cardio Jam; SilverSneakers Cardio class; Silver Sneakers Classic; Easy Yoga classes; Chair Yoga; Parkinson’s & Movement disorder Exercise Class; Zumba classes; Beginning Balance class; Advance Balance.

• Free blood pressure screenings, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday;

• Free nutritional assessment with a dietitian on Fridays by appointment only;

• Strong People gym membership monthly fees $24 by appointment initially with exercise physiologist;

• Special Lab Express, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. A 12-hour fast is required. Walk in;

“Diabetes Self-Management: What to Know,” 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. April 13, with dietititan Kate Cathcart speaking. Call to register. Lunch $2;

• Free notary public services and free living wills and durable power of attorney for health care, 9 a.m. to noon April 14. No appointment necessary;

• Mercy Health Mobile Mammography, 8 to 11:15 a.m. April 15. The Bus will be in the St. Joe’s at the Mall parking area by Target. Mercy Health Mobile Mammography also offers women 3D mammography, and is covered by most health plans. Call to schedule a visit;

• Free adult hearing screenings, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 15. By appointment only.

VACCINE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers with various medical licenses who are actively practicing or are retired with an active license are highly encouraged to support response efforts to the COVID-19 vaccination program by signing up for the Mahoning County Medical Reserve Corps. Nonmedical adult volunteers are needed to assist and can sign up also.

To join, visit www.ohioresponds.odh.ohio.gov. Medical providers can enroll to participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Any facility licensed by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to administer or provide vaccination services is eligible to enroll as a potential COVID-19 vaccine provider.

More information can be found at the odh.ohio.gov website.

GLENBEIGH OFFERS FREE VIRTUAL SUPPORT: Glenbeigh Outpatient Center of Niles, 29 North Road, Niles, as part of its response to the limitations placed on social interactions, is offering its Bridges to Recovery discussions through a series of Zoom events.

Join Glenbeigh for online recovery support with other people in recovery with alcohol and drug addictions. These virtual sessions are free and open to the entire recovery community.

Connect for various topics, by linking through www.facebook.com/glenbeighhospital or by texting the word “Glenbeigh” to 41411 to receive meeting information. More information is available at www.glenbeigh.com/events.

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