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MOM’S HEALTH: In celebration of Mother’s Day and National Women’s Health Week, May 9 through 15, Buckeye Health Plan is spotlighting the need for moms to put their own health first by staying up to date on important health screenings and preventive care appointments.

Many preventive screenings can be completed or prescribed at an annual well visit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, six in 10 adults in the U.S. have chronic health conditions, like heart disease, cancer, lung disease and diabetes. Four in 10 adults have two or more. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States.

For more information about Buckeye, go to www.buckeyehealthplan.com. Follow Buckeye on Twitter @Buckeye-Health and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BuckeyeHealthPlan.

ADDICTION HELP: The Trumbull County Combined Health District urges residents to help slow the increase of overdoses in the community by taking advantage of free Narcan (naloxone) available through the county combined district.

Narcan quickly reverses the effects of opioids such as heroin and fentanyl, and anyone can be trained by one of the District’s to administer the life-saving medication and receive a free kit containing two doses.

For a kit or more information, call the Trumbull County Combined Health District at 330-675-2590, Ext 3.

To get help for an individual needing to kick an addiction, contact the Coleman Access Center at 330-392-1100 for screening and placement into treatment or detox. Or call 211 so that Help Network of NE Ohio may assist you.

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.

SAFETY COURSES AVAILABLE: The National Safety Council Ohio Chapter is offering the following three safety courses in May. The courses are open to everyone. The registration deadline is Thursday by calling 330-747-8657, Ext. 1.

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization promoting Safety. The Ohio Chapter is located in the Ohio One Building in downtown Youngstown, 25 E. Boardman St. Suite 343, Youngstown.

Courses are:

• First aid (two-year certificate) will be 8 a.m. to noon May 13. A first-aid fee of $52.50 can be paid with credit card when calling to preregister.

• Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator course for adult / child / infant (two-year certificate) will be 1 to 5 p.m. May 13. A CPR / AED fee of $52.50 can be paid with credit card when calling to preregister.

• Defensive driving course (four hours) is being offered 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 14. A driving course fee of $45 can be paid with credit card when calling to preregister.

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

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

Programs are 10 a.m. to noon Mondays in May. 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.

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 and Movement Disorder Exercise Class; Zumba classes; Beginning Balance; and 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;

∫ Walk With A Doc event, 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. May 7 at the Eastwood Mall in Niles. Join Dr. Dwight Heron, Dr. Rama Subedi, Dr. Renee Brumbaugh and Dr. Amrita Dhanoa and others. There are giveaways for those who register ahead of time, and there are refreshments;

∫ Free bone density screening, 9 a.m. to noon May 11;

∫ Free notary public services and living wills and durable power of attorney for health care, 9 a.m. to noon May 12;

∫ Maintaining Positive Wellness, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. May 13. Dominque Williams, licensed social worker, Community Educator Behavioral Health, is the speakier. Pre-registration is required. Light lunch is $2.

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.

ADDICTION HELP: Addiction help is available through Coleman Access Center, 552 N. Park Ave., Warren. For information, call 330-392-1100 or 211.

For information about program sponsor, Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, visit www.trumbullmhrb.org or call 330-675-2765.

PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT: Domestic abuse support groups are available for all types of abusive relationships — emotional, verbal or physical.

For more information, call 330-856-3463.

PSYCARE OFFERING TELEHEALTH: PsyCare is providing phone-based or video-based mental health services through its clinics in Austintown, Boardman, Cortland, East Liverpool, Howland, Liberty and Struthers.

Visit the PsyCare website at www.psycare.com or call 800-242-4604.

ADDICTION THERAPY AVAILABLE: PsyCare Inc., 2980 Belmont Ave., Liberty, offers a clinical therapy program to treat individuals with substance abuse and drug addiction issues. Family members are also welcome.

Assessments can be scheduled by calling 330-759-2310.

SUPPORT GROUP: For information about the Circle of Hope, a support group for those with mental health diagnosis, call 330-502-8103.

HELP GROUP: For information about Lighthouse, a group for recovering addicts and anyone struggling mentally, physically, spiritually or emotionally for any reason, call 330-898-4295.

LUPUS SUPPORT: For information about the Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group, call 330-978-3749.

FREE FITNESS PROGRAM: The Stepping Out Program, provided through a grant from the Mercy Health Foundation, offers free fitness classes and activities online and throughout the Mahoning Valley.

For information, call Doris Bullock, project coordinator, at 330-720-3293 or email her at dibullock@mercy.com.

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.

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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