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SYMPOSIUM SET: A Professional Development Symposium on Racial Justice, Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention will take place on Feb. 4 at the Eastwood Event Center in Niles. The keynote speaker will be Kevin Richardson, who at age 14 was wrongfully convicted and served seven years in prison for a brutal crime in New York’s Central Park.

His story is told in the Netflix miniseries “When They See Us.” The symposium is a daylong event presented by Coleman Health Services in partnership with the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board.

The event also will feature Laurese Glover, who, with the help of the Ohio Innocence Project, had his case overturned in 2016 after being charged with a 1995 murder in Cleveland. Other speakers include Judge Carla Baldwin of Youngstown Municipal Court, James DeLucia of the Mahoning County Juvenile Justice Center, state Rep. Thomas West, attorney Pierce Reed of the Ohio Innocence Project, Dr. Doug Smith of the Summit County ADM Board, and Carmella Hill, clinical director of Coleman Health Services Trumbull County. Malik Mostella, community liaison for the Youngstown Police Department, will serve as master of ceremonies, and Carol Bennett, assistant provost of diversity at YSU, will moderate the interviews and panel discussion.

A limited number of free tickets will be available to first responders and college students. Continuing education credits will be available for counselors, social workers, attorneys, nurses, school counselors and EMTs.

A meet and greet will take place on the evening of Feb. 3 at The Grand Resort.

Registration is now open, with tickets costing $100, which includes breakfast, lunch and CEUs.

Visit: www.colemanservices.org/events/unmute-the-


CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Class is 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Warren Revival Center Fellowship Hall, 4000 W. Market St., Leavittsburg. Call 330-898-4295 for information.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT VACCINATIONS: The Trumbull County Combined Health District offers vaccinations to children and adults. For information, call 330-675-2590, Ext. 3. Adult TB testing is available by appointment.

WELLNESS CENTER PROGRAMS: The City of Niles Wellness Center offers the following programs. To register, call the center at 330-349-9355 or email Theresa Scirocco at tscirocco@thecityofniles.com or Lynda Briach at lbriach@thecityofniles.com.

• Free SilverSneakers class for members, 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

• Yoga with Tricia, 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bring a mat.

• Spinning class, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, 7 p.m. Thursdays, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays.


• Thursday: FCFC Executive Board Meeting, 8:30 a.m., TMHA First Floor Conference Room, videoconference.

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.

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 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 class; advance balance; 60-up balance class; cardio combo class.

∫ 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.

∫ Mondays at 3:15 p.m. — Cardio Combo with Terri Dean. Call to register.

∫ Today, 11:30 a.m. — Fall prevention with Marianne Mandfried, trauma coordinator, and Amanda Lencyk, injury prevention. Call to register.

∫ Wednesday, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. — Special Lab Express, TSH (thyroid) and / or PSA (prostate) for $10 each. No fasting. Walk in.

∫ Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m. — Free notary public services and free-living wills and durable power of attorney for health care.

∫ Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m. — Free peripheral vascular disease screening. By appointment.

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 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.

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.

WATER BOTTLE FITNESS: SCOPE Senior Services now offers a free Water Bottle Fitness class with Jim Marlowe 1 to 2 p.m. every Wednesday at the YWCA building, 375 North Park Ave., Warren. Call 330-399-8846 to reserve your seat in the class.

Whether a senior needs rehab or balance training, this class will be quite helpful. Call 330-399-8846 for more details.


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