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ALZHEIMER’S FORUM FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter is holding a virtual community forum for African Americans to talk about Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and memory loss, and to educate the community about the Association’s free resources, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Register at 800-272-3900 to receive the link to the forum.

Research shows that African Americans are about twice as likely as whites to have Alzheimer’s or another dementia, and typically are diagnosed in the later stages of the disease.

For more information, visit www.alz.org or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

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, continues to offer 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. Connect for various topics, by linking through www.facebook.com/glenbeighhospital or by texting the word “Glenbeigh” to 81411 to receive meeting information.

More information is available at www.glenbeigh.com/events.

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

• ASAP Coalition, 9:30 a.m. today, Zoom teleconference;

• TCMHRB Board of Directors Meeting, 4:30 p.m. today, Zoom;

• Early Childhood Coordinating Committee meeting, 2 p.m. Thursday, teleconference;

• FCFC Executive Board Meeting, 8:30 a.m. May 27, teleconference.

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 district.

Narcan quickly reverses the effects of opioids such as heroin and Fentanyl, and anyone can be trained by one of the district’s staff 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.

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.

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.

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