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COVID-19 WALK-IN: The Niles City School District, in partnership with the Trumbull County Combined Health District, will host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic for children ages 5 to 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Niles McKinley High School, 616 Dragon Drive, Niles. The Pfizer vaccine will be given.

The clinic is not limited to students in the Niles City School District. No appointment or preregistration is required. A parent or legal guardian must be with the child in order for them to receive the vaccine.

LIFE LINE SCREENING: Residents living in and around the Warren area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

The Grand Resort will host this community event Monday at 9519 E. Market St., Warren.

Screenings can check for the level of plaque buildup in one’s arteries, which is related to risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall vascular health; HDL and LDL cholesterol levels; diabetes risk; bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis; and kidney and thyroid function, among other screenings.

Free parking is available.

Package pricing starts at $149, but consultants will work with attendees to create a package based on age and risk factors. Call 877-237-1287 or visit www.lifeline screening.com. Preregistration is required.

HEALTH DISTRICT VACCINES: The Warren City Health District, 258 E. Market St., is offering walk-in Wednesdays 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.

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 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Each site also will 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 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 webinar is 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 29.

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.

TRUMBULL COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY BOARD: 4076 Youngstown Road SE 201, Warren. The office is Ccosed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Call 211 for any behavioral health need.

ST. JOE’S AT THE MALL: St. Joe’s at the Eastwood Mall will hold fall hours 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 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.


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