APRIL IS MINORITY HEALTH MONTH: ''Cancer 101: How it Affects Women'' will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at New Bethel Baptist Church, 1507 Hillman St., Youngstown. Women will be provided education on cancer-related issues affecting their health. Information on breast, ovarian and cervical cancer will be provided along with interactive nutrition and exercise session, chair massages, door prizes and giveaways. The event is funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.
HEALTH FAIR SET AT PARISH: A health and wellness fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Christine's Parish. The fair will offer "one-stop shopping" for free information on healthy food, exercise, stress relief and spirituality, plus free clinical screenings. Admission is free. The fair will include an exhibit hall with more than 60 informational booths and exhibits by a variety of community health resources and service organizations, massages, free health screenings, Mammovan, a children's area, door prizes, free samples and a blood drive.
SUPPORT GROUP OFFERS INFORMATION: The Chronic Fatigue and / or Fabromyalgia Support Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. April 18 at First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren. Guest speaker will be Shirley Lisk, who will offer suggestions for a happier life, even through sickness. For information, call 330-847-7001.
RECOVERY GROUP PROVIDES HEALTH INFORMATION: Recovery Inc., a self-help mental health group, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Christ Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road. For information, call 330-747-1176.
NILES HOLDS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: A wellness clinic will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and April 20 at the Niles Health Department, 34 W. State St. Parent or guardian must have child's immunization records. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call 330-544-9000, Ext. 163.
COUNTY SETS IMMUNIZATION CLINICS: The Trumbull County Health Department has scheduled community childhood immunization clinics from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at West Farmington Community Center, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. April 12 at Mesopotamia Fire Station, and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 13 at Southington Christian Center.
HEALTH FAIR SET AT YSU: The Youngstown Chapter of The Links Incorporated will hold its annual health fair, "300 Sisters in Red," from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 at the Youngstown State University Kilcawley Center. The focus of the health fair is to support the campaign for Women's Heart Health Awareness. Information about heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer will be among topics discussed. There will be free health screenings, interactive fitness sessions and guest speaker Dr. Darrell Lynn Grace. Registration is needed by Friday by calling 877-700-4647.
SPEAKER TO DISCUSS CLUB: The First Ohio Chapter of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health will have speaker Tony Perrone, director of Boys and Girls Club, speak from 7 to 9 p.m. April 13 at the D&E Clinic, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. Discussion includes programs and social activities for children and adolescents. For information, call 330-538-0184.
AGENCY OFFERS PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES: The Multiple Sclerosis Services Agency Trumbull County Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 490 N. High St., Cortland. The meeting is open to all who have multiple sclerosis, their family, friends and caregivers. There is no cost to attend and refreshments will be served. For information, call 330-394-3166.
MS SUPPORT GROUP: The MS Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Warren Council, 1947 E. Market St., Warren. The group will provide information and resources that enhance the quality of life for people with MS and empower those with MS and their families to be strong. For information, call Kevin at 330-306-8399.
STAND UP, SPEAK OUT!: Stand Up, Speak Out!, an event addressing substance abuse and violence in youth, will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 14 at the Choffin Career and Technical Center, 200 E. Wood St., Youngstown. Youth are invited to the learning experience that will address substance abuse and violence. The session will also include fun team building interactive session by Harambee Inc., giveaways and door prizes.
These events are funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health. For information, call the YWCA at 330-746-6361.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding their monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:
Today at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
April 12 at 7 p.m. at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road N.E., Howland Township.
April 20 at 10 a.m. at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 East Market St., Conference Room F, Warren.
For more information, call the Alzheimer's Association at 330-533-3300 or 800-272-3900.
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: A new breast cancer support group for women 50 and younger is starting. E-mail Diane at DP627@aol.com for more information.
IMMUNIZATION CLINICS: The Niles City Health Department, 34 W. State St., is offering an immunization clinic from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. No appointments are necessary and no one is refused for inability to pay. Those younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and the child's immunization records must be brought to the clinic. For more information, call 330-544-9000, Ext. 163.
COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: In recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Humility of Mary Health Partners Cancer Centers are offering free fecal occult blood test (FOBT) kits.
An FOBT is a simple chemical test that can detect hidden blood in the stool, which is a symptom of colorectal cancer. This test can be performed in the privacy of your home. Those at risk for colorectal cancer are 50 and older, physically inactive, smokers, and those with a family history of the disease. If detected early, colorectal cancer is 90 percent curable.
The kits are available by calling the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll-free at 877-700-4647.
FLU CLINIC: A flu clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. daily at Warren West Community Health Center, 716 Tod Ave., Warren. Medicaid and Medicare will be accepted. All others are $20 each. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 330-373-0222.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT: The Community Mental Health Support Group meets 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren, and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the church. This group is for those with or those who know someone with a mental illness. For more information, call the church at 330-392-6276.
FREE WORKOUT: The Q Club Fitness Facility offers a free workout the third Saturday morning of each month. Offered are cardio classes, zumba and water classes. For more information, call 330-856-4777.
CHRISTIAN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Christian Cancer Support Group meets 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month, 1228 Niles Vienna Road. There will be fellowship, food and faith-based support. For registration and more information, call Jean at 330-856-1634 and leave a message.
NAMI: The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Mahoning Valley daytime support group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the Girard Free Library, corner of North Avenue and Broadway. The NAMI Mahoning Valley evening support group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at D&E Center, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. For more information, call Dianna at 330-540-8583.
POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL: The group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at the D&E Counseling Center, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. For more information, contact Jodi at 330-207-1385 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP: The group meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road N.E. For more information, call Beverly at 330-856-4286.
ST. JOE'S AT THE MALL: Open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, located next to Sears at the Eastwood Mall. Call 330-652-7542 to register.
The schedule includes:
Flu and pneumonia vaccines available by appointment. Cost is $48 for pneumonia vaccination. Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare HMO will be billed. Call 330-652-7542 for appointment.
Free blood pressure screenings 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Weight management strength training program for $20 a month. Nutrition classes will be once a month on diet and behavior modification. Call 330-652-7542 to register.
Registration for Strong Bones, Strong People program. Free, 12-week program for people with osteoporosis, low bone density or at high risk. It offers personalized strength training by a fitness trainer and nutritional education to improve muscle strength and nutrition. The exercise room is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Call to register at 330-652-7542.
Monday, 11 a.m. Easy Yoga class taught by Dawn Perhac. Cost is $20 for four classes.
April 13, 9 a.m. to noon. Free notary public services and free living wills and durable power of attorney for health care.
April 13, noon to 1:30 p.m. Falls Prevention class with free balance testing by OT or PT. To register call 330-652-7542.
HILLSIDE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
The Stroke Education for Caregivers and Survivors meets from 6:30 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in the nursing unit. For more information, call 330-841-3891.
Our Living with Stroke support group meets at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in the boardroom from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. For more information, call 330-841-3891.
The Mahoning Valley Spinal Cord Injury Support Group meets the second Monday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Occupational Therapy Department at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital. All spinal cord injury patients and their family and friends are welcome. For information, call Rick Ackerman at 330-550-3616 or e-mail Bird196@aol.com.
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Today: Diabetes Day Group Class, 2 to 3 p.m., Diabetes Room 905. Call 330-841-9689 to register. Physician referral required.
Thursday and Friday: Diabetes Day Group Class, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Diabetes Room 905. Call 330-841-9689 to register. Physician referral required.
WOMEN IN TOUCH PROGRAMS: Humility of Mary Health Partners will offer two Women in Touch Programs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Leo's Ristorante, 7042 East Market St., Howland.
The topic is "Making Your Home a Healthy Home." Participants will learn common household hazards, such as lead, mercury, arsenic, carbon monoxide, radon, mold and volatile organic compounds, the factors that contribute to air quality and health, and what to do to prevent or reduce exposure.
Cost is $18 and includes dinner. Registration deadline is one week prior to program date. For more information or to register, call the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll-free at 877-700-4647.