HEALTH CAREERS: Shepherd of the Valley Home Health Services will hold a job fair for registered nurses and aides interested in working in the home health field from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Shepherd of the Valley Home Health offices, 5525 Silica Road, Austintown. Attendees must either bring a resume or go online prior to the fair and upload their resume and information at www.ShepherdoftheValley.com.
GIRARD HEALTH?BOARD?TO MEET: The Girard Board of Health will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 in council chambers at the city building to discuss the landfill application.
SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The Mahoning Valley New Voice Club, a support group for larygectomees and their families/ friends will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center, Beeghly Medical Center in Youngstown. For information, call Donna at 330-726-8855.
NILES HOLDS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: A wellness clinic will be offered from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and Aug. 17 and 24 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.
NATIONAL BREASTFEEDING WEEK: In recognition of National Breastfeeding Week, Trumbull Memorial Hospital's Maternity Department will host a ''Lactation Celebration'' from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the hospital's meeting rooms on the ground floor. Cynthia Maraczi, a certified lactation consultant, will present ''Thinking about Breastfeeding'' at 1 p.m. From 1:30 to 3 p.m., participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, talk with breastfeeding support professionals and visit with other women who have successfully breast fed their infants. Register by calling 330-841-0575.
SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTED: The Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation has awarded nursing scholarships to employees of the hospital and Robinson Health Affiliates pursuing a nursing career. Recipients include Alicia Nation of Hubbard who has been a dietary aide at the hospital since 2010 and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing from Kent State Universit,y and Amy Ostrosky of Warren, who has been at the hospital since 2004 and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing from Western Governors University.
MEETINGS SET: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly caregiver support groups on the following dates: 10 a.m. today at the Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 7 p.m. Aug. 9, Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road N.E., Howland, and 10 a.m. Aug. 17 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Conference Room F, Warren. Guest speaker on Aug. 17 is attorney Jack Alpern who will present ''How to provide for the Alzheimer's patient during your lifetime and after you are gone.'' For information call 330-533-3300.
IMMUNIZATION CLINICS OFFERED: Warren City Health Department is offering a children's immunization clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 8 and 22 at the Warren City Health Department, 418 Main Ave. S.W., Warren.
There is a $10 administration fee or Medicaid is accepted. No appointment is necessary. Bring current shot record. A parent must accompany the child.
For more information, call 330-841-2596.
MS SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The MS Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. the third 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 multiple sclerosis and empower those with MS and their families. For information, call Kevin at 330-306-8399.
FLU CLINIC HELD: A flu clinic will be held 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.
NAMI PLANS MEETING: 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 TO MEET: 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.
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:
Weight management strength-training program for $20 a month. Nutrition classes will be once a month on diet and behavior modification. Call to register.
Wednesday, noon Talk with the Doc program with Dr. Kristine Villardo speaking on skin cancer and what to look for. To register, call 330-652-7542. Cost $2 and includes light lunch.
Friday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. - National Breastfeeding Awareness Day. Information available from the WIC staff.
Monday, 9 to 10:30 a.m. - Know your numbers class, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. Taught by Gloria Pozega. Call to register at 330-652-7542.
Aug. 8 to 29, 11 a.m. to noon - Yoga class each Monday taught by Dawn Perhacs. Cost $20 for four classes or $6 each.
Aug. 10, 9 a.m. to noon. - Free notary public services and free living wills.
Aug. 10, noon to 1:30 p.m. - Falling prevention class with free balance test. Also beginning Tai Chi Chih instruction. Call to register at 330-652-7542.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
Diabetes Health Education and Lifestyle Program 2 to 4 p.m. today to Aug. 11 in second floor Medical Education Building. is an education program for people with diabetes and their families. A physician referral is required. For more information or to register, call 330-884-3115.
Breastfeeding class 6 :30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 9. The class provides parents with up-to-date information to help them make the best, informed choice when it comes to breastfeeding. The fee is $10 but free if enrolled in Childbirth Class. To register for Northside Medical Center classes, call 330-884-2912.
The Mahoning Valley Spinal Cord Injury Support Group meets from 5 to 7 p.m. the second Monday of every month in the Occupational Therapy Department at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital. All spinal cord injury patients and their family and friends are welcome. Call Rick Ackerman at 330.550-3616 or email Bird196@aol.com.
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, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Diabetes HELP (Health Education and Lifestyle Program): An education program for people with diabetes and their families. Classes will be held in the Medical Education Building. A physician referral is required. Program is from 6 to 8 p.m. today through Thursday. For more information or to register, call 330-884-3115.
Breastfeeding Class: This class provides parents with up-to-date information to help them make an informed choice when it comes to breastfeeding. This class meets 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 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.
Myeloma Family Support Group serves adults, their adult friends and family members who have been diagnosed with the disease. This month the support group will meet for its annual picnic at 5:30 p.m. today at Churchill Park in Liberty. For more information, call 330-884-3500 or email to email@example.com.
WOMEN'S PHARMEACEUTICAL ORGANIZATION LUNCHEON: Former members of the Women's Pharmaceutical Organization of Mahoning and Trumbull counties are invited to a reunion luncheon at 11 a.m. Aug. 28 at Ruby Tuesday Restaurant, 4525 Boardman Canfield Road, Canfield.
HOSPITAL TO DISTRIBUTE TRUST: As a residual beneficiary of the Kikel Charitable Trust, Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley will receive the first distribution of the Kikel Charitable Trust established by Angela, Josephine and Jenny Kikel of Boardman. The first distribution of $1,070,000 will officially be presented to the hospital by James H. Sisek, president and CEO of Farmers Trust which holds the Kikel Charitable Trust. To receive the distribution will be William Considine, president and CEO of Akron Children's Hospital and Sharon Hrina, vice president of Mahoning Valley Enterprises.
The presentation will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley Beeghly Campus Lobby of Building B, Boardman.
DOCTOR HONORED: Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) has announced Thomas E. Albani Jr. of Boardman will receive its 2011 ''Family Physician of the Year Award.'' Albani has been practicing family medicine for 27 years and currently practices as a solo practitioner in Canfield. He is also a volunteer faculty member for the family medicine residency program at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown and is an assistant clinical professor at Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, Rootstown.
In 2008, he helped start a free clinic in his community to assist individuals in need. He currently serves as the medical director of the free clinic, promoting activities, developing and coordinating medical care for the indigent, and staffing the clinic with volunteers.