Health notes

MAMMOGRAMS GO MOBILE: The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center Mobile Mammography Unit is traveling the region. The state-of-the-art mobile unit uses the same high-quality technology and equipment to perform the mammogram that can be found at the center.

Upcoming mobile mammography screening dates in Trumbull County include:

• 8 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday — Churchill Primary Care, 4694 Belmont Ave., Youngstown;

• 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday — Mineral Ridge Primary Care, 1360 N. Canfield Niles Road, Mineral Ridge;

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

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

Mammograms are usually a covered benefit with most insurance carriers. For more information or to schedule a mammogram, call 330-480-2654.

COVID-19 CLINIC: The Warren City Health Department will be holding childhood / COVID-19 immunization clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday and Aug. 22.

The department will have a Walk in COVID-19 Clinic for ages 12 and over, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. No appointment is necessary. All clinics are on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.

LUPUS SUPPORT: Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group will meet 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at Panera Bread, U.S. Route 422, Niles. There is no cost. Family and friends are welcome.

Any questions call Rhonda Redd at 330-978-3749.

THE YOUNGSTOWN AREA OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP will meet 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Woodland room on the second floor of St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. Light refreshments will be served after the meetings.

ON DEMAND EXPANDS: On Demand Counseling, a division of On Demand HealthCare, has expanded telehealth service and appointments are available.

Telehealth counseling is now covered by most health insurance and Medicaid. Individuals interested in telehealth counseling on addiction, behavioral issues and emotional disturbances, call On Demand Counseling to arrange a telehealth session.

For more information, Visit OnDemandCounseling.com. To confirm health insurance coverage or arrange a telehealth counseling session, call 330-270-8610.

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

• CIT Steering Committee, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Zoom;

• Family and Children First Council Marketing and Communications Committee, 3 p.m. Thursday, GoToMeeting;

• Family and Children First Council Trauma Informed Care Steering Committee, 3 p.m. Monday, TMHA First Floor Conference Room or by Zoom;

•Suicide Prevention Coalition, 3 p.m. Aug. 9, TMHA First Floor Conference Room B or by Zoom;

• SPC Special Populations Subcommittee, 11 a.m. Aug. 10, Zoom;

• ASAP Coalition, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 16, TMHA First Floor Conference Room or by Zoom;

• Family & Children First Council Full Council Meeting, 8:30 a.m. Aug. 18, TMHA First Floor Conference Room or by GoToMeeting;

• Voices of Youth, 1 p.m. Aug. 18, Zoom.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP MONTHLY MEETING: Help Network of Northeast Ohio will host a survivors of suicide support group 6 p.m. Wednesday by conference call. Anyone grieving the death of a loved one to suicide may email cgrizinski@helpnetworkneo.org to register for the conference call.

EATING DISORDER HELP: The National Association for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and other Eating Disorders will meet 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Church of Notre Dame, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage, Pa.

For more information, call Renee at 724-981-5435.

IMMUNIZATION CLINICS: The Warren City Health Department is offering a Walk-in COVID Clinic for ages 12 and younger from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday. No appointment is necessary and all clinics are walk-in basis.

FAMILY ALZHEIMER SUPPORT: The Alzheimer’s Network Family Support Groups offer seven local meeting sites in Austintown, Boardman, Girard, Howland, Poland and Salem, and Hermitage, Pa. For directions, registration and general information, call 330-788-9755. Some sites may be full, but all are provided free of charge.

WELLNESS CENTER PROGRAMS: The Niles Wellness Center is open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. To register for any program or for more information, call the center at 330-349-9355 or email Chelsey Christie at cchristie@thecityofniles.com.

The center is a family membership facility and welcomes all SilverSneakers, Silver and Fit, and Renew Active participants. Also offered is a fully equipped weight room, four-lane indoor track, basketball court and a soccer field.

Through a partnership with Mercy Health and its Stepping Out Program, the center offers the following classes:

• Zumba, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays;

• Line dancing, 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays;

• SilverSneakers endurance class, 10 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays;

• Pickleball, 7 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.

MVI HOSPICE CARE: Bereavement support groups are free to anyone who has lost a loved one, including a pet. Contact 330-759-9487 for information.

Sessions are 1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at First Presbyterian Church of Warren Fellowship Hall, 256 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, and 1 to 3 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month and 6 to 8 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at the Boardman Park Georgeanna Parker Administration Building, 375 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman.

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. 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. St. Joe’s at the Mall is a SilverSneakers, Silver and Fit, and Renew Active site. For more information or to make an appointment, call 330-652-7542.

Strong People Gym membership is $24 monthly, with appointment initially with exercise physiologist.

Weekly exercise classes include Cardio Jam, SilverSneaker Classic and Cardio, Cardio Jam, Cardio Combo, Zumba, chair yoga, floor yoga, beginning and advanced balance classes, 60-up balance class, and Parkinson’s and movement disorder exercise classes.

The schedule includes:

• 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;

• Free notary public services and living wills and durable power of attorney for health care, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Neighborhood Health Watch provides free health screenings once a month at Niles SCOPE. Call 330-480-2011 for a schedule.

ADDICTION HELP: Addiction help is available through Coleman Access Center, 552 N. Park Ave., Warren. For information, call 330-392-1100 or 211.

For information about program sponsor, Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, visit www.trumbullmhrb.org or call 330-675-2765.

PARKINSON’S PROGRAM: Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital fitness program for people with Parkinson’s disease meets 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Fridays at the hospital, 8747 Squires Lane NE, Howland.

For information or to register, call 330-841-3893 or visit vcprograms.net.

NARCAN FOR OVERDOSES: 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 district.

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

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

CAREGIVER SUPPORT: The Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups available free of charge. They are open to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one affected by the disease or another form of dementia.

• Howland — 7 p.m. second Tuesday, Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road NE.

• Warren — 10 a.m. third Wednesday, Trumbull Regional Medical Center, 1350 E. Market St., conference room F, Warren.

Groups meet monthly. For more information or to confirm, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.


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