SAFETY COUNCIL SAFETY TALK: The Mahoning Valley Safety Council will have a luncheon meeting beginning with a buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Leo's Ristorante in Howland. Tim Bauserman from Southam consulting, LLC will talk about Crucial Confrontation in Safety from noon to 1:30 p.m. Cost: $20 Chamber Member; $30 Prospective Regional Chamber Member.
ALLERGIES LECTURE FOCUSES ON NATURAL: Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D. will be presenting his lecture entitled, "Relief from Allergies Naturally" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at his Boardman office, 725 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite K-4, Boardman. Suzelis will discuss allergies of all types, including what causes them, what health problems can be caused by allergies, and how to get relief from your allergy-related problems naturally. For more information or to register, call Stephanie at 330-729-1350 or register online at www.ohiond.com. Free admission.
DENTAL SEMINAR SCHEDULED: Dental Products and Service, Inc. is presenting for local and regional dentists a continuing education seminar on Thursday at the Mahoning Country Club, Girard. The seminar will include Dr. Jeffrey Turchi, Director of Educational & Clinical Affairs & Senior Product Manager from J Morita USA based in Irvine, California and Dr. Andre Mickel, Chairman of the Endodontics Dept. at Case Western Reserve University.
Dentists are asked to call Dental Products and Service, Inc. at 330-759-9120 or 1-800-589-9120 to register for the seminar. Cost for the seminar is $50, which includes lunch and 6 CE credits.
SISTERS IN RED OFFERS HEALTH PROGRAM: 300 Sisters in Red, a health and wellness program for African American women, will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Youngstown State University's Kilcawley Center.
Health screenings include blood pressure, body fat, bone density, a computerized heart health assessment, stroke risk assessment, colon cancer screening, cholesterol (12-hour fast required) and blood sugar (12-hour fast required). Appointments are required for cholesterol and blood sugar screenings.
Speakers will discuss lupus, menopause, diabetes and how it relates to heart disease, and what women need to know about breast cancer. Other activities include massages, interactive dance and fitness demonstrations, door prizes, informational displays, and lunch.
Registration for this free event is required. To register and/or make an appointment for cholesterol and blood sugar screenings, call the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or 877-700-4647.
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.
NILES HOLDS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: A wellness clinic, will be offered from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. 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 for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. today at Mesopotamia Fire Station, and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Southington Christian Center.
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. Wednesday 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.
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. Thursday at 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.
TRAINING CENTER OFFERS HEALTHCARE PROVIDER COURSE: The Howland Fire and EMS Training Center will hold a Healthcare Provider course from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, and a Heartsaver AED and First Aid course from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. April 23.
Deadline for the Healthcare Provider class is Thursday. This class is intended for those individuals in, or those entering into thehealthcare field. Cost for the class is $50.
Deadline for the Heartsaver First-Aid class is April 20. This class trains individuals in CPR for adult, child and infant, and also offers First-Aid training and the use of an AED. Cost is $85.
Anyone interested in attending either class is asked to contact Ted Luman at the Howland Fire Department at 330-856-5022.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding their monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:
- Today at 7 p.m. at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road N.E., Howland.
- 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.
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 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 email@example.com.
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, and from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday.
- 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.
- Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon. Free notary public services and free living wills and durable power of attorney for health care.
- Wednesday, noon to 1:30 p.m. Falls Prevention class with free balance testing by OT or PT. To register call 330-652-7542.
- April 18, 11 a.m. to noon: Easy Yoga Class - Every Monday. Taught by Dawn Perhac. Cost $20 for four classes. Call to register.
- April18, 8:30 to 11 a.m.: Free Blood Sugar Screenings - 8 hr. fast. Free Foot Screening, 9 to 11 a.m., for those at risk with Dr. C. Reyes. Diabetes Wellness Connection, 9 to 10 a.m. - Group with SJ Diabetes Educators- register for this group.
- April 21, noon to 1 p.m.: Talk With the Doc Program - Peripheral Arterial Disease - Your legs hurt when you walk and subsides when you rest? It may be this. Dr. Paakofi Obeng will be speaking. Call to register, 330-652-7542- cost $2- light lunch.
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, contact 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
- Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Saturday Lamaze In A Day prepares mothers-to-be and their partners for a shared learning experience. Call Educational Services at 330-841-9880 to register.
- April 18 and 19, 2 to 3 p.m.: Diabetes Day Group Class. Class meets in Diabetes Room 905. Call 330-841-9689 to register. Physician referral required.
- April 20 and 21, 1:30 to 3 p.m.: Diabetes Day Group Class. Class meets in Diabetes Room 905. Call 330-841-9689 to register. Physician referral required.
- April 20, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Breastfeeding Basics. Call Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Educational Services at 330-841-9880 to register.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
- Today, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Breastfeeding Class: This class provides parents with up-to-date information to help them make the best, informed choice when it comes to breastfeeding your new baby. This class meets the second Tuesday of every month. The fee is $10 but free if enrolled in Childbirth Class. To register for Northside classes, call 330-884-2912.
- Today, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Cancer Caregiver Support Group - The group meets the second Tuesday of the month at Northside Medical Center Regional Referral Building Radiation Oncology Department. All caregivers are welcome. Call Joyce at 330-652-0071 for more information.
- Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: One Day Childbirth Class is designed to accommodate parents whose busy schedules may make it difficult to attend the four-week course. The cost of the class is $50. If you have Medicaid, Caresource, or Unison, we can bill them directly for your registration fee. Bring your card with you to the class. To register for Northside Medical Center classes, call 330-884-2912.