Health notes

TCMHRB SCHEDULE: Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, 4076 Youngstown Road SE, Suite 201, Warren, has announced the following June schedule. For more information or registrations, call 330-675-2765.

• Today — ASAP Coalition, 9:30 a.m. in TMHA first floor conference room or join Zoom meeting, or dial in to 929-205-6099 or 312-626-6799.

• Today — Board Of Directors Meeting, 4:30 p.m. in TMHA first floor conference room or join Zoom meeting, or dial in to 929-205-6099 or 312-626-6799.

• Thursday — FCFC Executive Board Meeting, 8:30 a.m. in TMHA first floor conference room or join online at GoToMeeting or dial in to 408-650-3123 with access code 798-007-717.

• Friday — Golf Outing Levy Fundraiser, with registration at 8:15 a.m., at Riverview Golf Club, 3903 Ohio 82, Newton Falls. The office will be closed during the golf outing.

• June 28 — Administrative Committee Meeting, 4:30 p.m., TMHA first floor Conference Room B or join Zoom meeting or dial in to 929-205-6099 or 312-626-6799.

BRAIN AWARENESS MONTH: June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. More than 220,000 Ohioans 65 and older live with Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive, fatal brain disease that kills nerve cells and tissues in the brain.

While age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, research suggests these healthy lifestyle behaviors may help people age healthier and reduce the risk of cognitive decline:

• Exercise regularly — Regular cardiovascular exercise helps increase blood flow to the body and brain, and there is strong evidence that regular physical activity is linked to better memory and thinking;

• Maintain a heart-healthy diet — Stick to a meal schedule full of fruits and vegetables to ensure a well-balanced diet. Some evidence suggests a healthy diet is linked to cognitive performance;

• Get proper sleep — Maintaining a regular, uninterrupted sleep pattern benefits physical and psychological health, and helps clear waste from the brain. Adults should get at least seven hours of sleep each night and try to keep a routine bedtime;

• Stay socially and mentally active — Meaningful social engagement may support cognitive health. Besides staying connected with friends and family, engage your mind with activities such as completing a jigsaw puzzle, playing strategy games, or learning a new language or musical instrument;

• Keep your heart healthy — Recent study shows strong evidence that a healthier heart is connected to a healthier brain. The study shows that aggressively treating high blood pressure in older adults can help reduce the development of mild cognitive impairment.

WALK AND TALK: Members of the Kent State Trumbull Student Nurses Association invited everyone to Walk and Talk With a Nurse program 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Niles Wellness Center. Students join members of the Wellness Center to participate in physical activities.

MAMMOGRAPHY MOBILE: The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center Mobile Mammography Unit will travel around northeast Ohio. The state-of-the-art mobile unit uses the same high-quality technology and equipment to perform the mammogram that can be found in the JACBCC.

Mercy Health-Youngstown announced the following mobile mammography screening dates for the first half of June:

• Thursday — 8 to 11:30 a.m., St. Joe’s at the Eastwood Mall, Youngstown Warren Road, Niles;

• Thursday — 12:30 to 2:15 p.m., Gasser Chair, 4136 Logan Way, Liberty.

• June 28 — 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Howland Primary Care, 1932 Niles Cortland Road, Warren;

• June 29 — 8 to 11:15 a.m., Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard;


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