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WALK-IN CLINIC: The Warren city health district COVID-19 clinic has changed the time to 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday in order to allow staff time to attend the World AIDS Day commemoration at 1:30 p.m. at the Trumbull Art Gallery, 158 N. Park Ave., Warren. The event is free to the public. Call the health district at 330-841-2596.

HEALTH DISTRICT VACCINES: The Warren City Health District, 258 E. Market St., is offering walk-in Wednesdays for the public to get the COVID-19 vaccine and other immunizations, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. each week. No appointment is necessary.

The Pfizer vaccine is available for those 12 and older and the Moderna vaccine is available to those 18 and older.

For more information, contact the health district at 330-841-2596.

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.

VACCINE CLINICS OPEN: Mercy Health-Youngstown has opened two new vaccine clinics to increase access to the community.

The Pfizer vaccine will be offered at Mercy Health-Wick Primary Care at Youngstown State University, 330 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for ages 5 and older.

The Moderna vaccine will be available at Mercy Health-Howland Medical Center, 1932 Niles Cortland SE, Warren. Vaccines at this site will be available for anyone 18 and older.

Both clinics will be open weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each site will also offer both first and second doses as well as booster doses. To schedule a vaccination appointment at either clinic, call 1-866-624-0366, or use the Mercy MyChart app (https://www.mercy.com/patient-resources/mychart) or log onto https://www.mercy.com/.

MEDICARE CHECKUP DAY: The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program is conducting a free Medicare Checkup Day webinar around the 2022 Medicare open enrollment period through Dec. 7.

The events are meant to educate participants about Medicare basics, coverage options and financial assistance programs.

Register at www.insurance.ohio.gov.

In addition to webinars, OSHIIP is holding on-site events across the state. For a full outreach schedule, visit www.insurance.ohio.gov.

OSHIIP staff is available 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1-800-686-1578 and OSHIIPmail@insurance.ohio.gov.

DUAL-DIAGNOSIS CONNECTIONS: NAMI Mahoning Valley announces a new weekly Connections support group for adults dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues. Lead by a NAMI trained individual who is living in mental health and substance abuse recovery, the group meets 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.

For more information, email staff@namimv.org or call 330-727-9268.

ST. JOE’S AT THE MALL: St. Joe’s at the Eastwood Mall will hold fall hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All classes are open to anyone with a St. Joe’s at the Mall membership. Screenings and programs are open to the public. Some 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 live Facebook 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, Silver Sneakers Classic, Easy Yoga, Chair Yoga, Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Exercise Class, Zumba and Beginning and Advance Balance.

• Free blood pressure screenings, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 1:30 to 3:30 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.

• Wednesday 1 p.m. new balance class for age 60 and older. Call to register, Limit of 14.

• Friday 7:45 a.m. — Walk with a Doc event. The monthly event will combine an informative talk and a walk around the Eastwood Mall with our local physicians. This month Drs. Jha and Arora will be walking and talking about “Cold Weather and Exercise”. Free giveaways for those that register ahead of time and refreshments.

• Dec. 8, 9 a.m. to noon. Free notary public services and free living wills and durable power of attorney for healthcare. Completed this day with help from Palliative Care staff. No appointment necessary.

NAR-ANON MEETS: Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends adversely affected by loved ones and friends, meets 7 p.m. Fridays at the Rust City Church, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles.

For more information, contact Merle at 330-307-7607.

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 through the Trumbull County Combined Health District.

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

For a kit or more information, call the health district at 330-675-2590, Ext. 3.

WATER BOTTLE FITNESS: SCOPE Senior Services now offers a free Water Bottle Fitness class with Jim Marlowe 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the YWCA building, 375 North Park Ave., Warren.

The class especially benefits seniors who need rehab or balance training. Call 330-399-8846 to reserve a seat or for more details.

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