NILES MAN EARNS HOSPICE HONOR: Niles native and social worker Greg Kovach, director of outreach services for the Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National MS Society in Independence, was recently honored with the Crossroads Hospice Caring More award for over a decade of committed service to people with the disease. Through his outreach in 38 counties, Kovach secures medical equipment, financial assistance, transportation and counseling, serves as a policy advocate on the society's government committees and visits hundreds of residents' homes with volunteers during the holidays with gift bags.
Created by Crossroads Hospice, the Caring More award honors a social worker who goes above and beyond for his / her patients and community. Kovach received a $500 cash prize and $500 to present to his chapter.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP HOSTS SEMINAR: A cancer support group will meet at 7 p.m. June 21 at Calvary Bible Church, 2878 Warren-Meadville Road, Cortland. Anyone that has been afflicted with any type of cancer is welcome to attend along with their family and friends. Debbie Moore, a health initiative representative from the American Cancer Society will be the special speaker.
SENIORS LUNCHEON HOSTS MOBILE MEALS: St. Joseph Hospital Seniors Luncheon is being held at 2:30 p.m. today, 667 Eastland Ave. S.E., Warren.
Sandy Mathews of Trumbull County Mobile Meals will explain how seniors may qualify for meals to be delivered to their homes and any other questions concerning the program.
The cost is $4 per person. For reservations and more information, call 330-841-4375 or 330-841-4376.
OSTOMY CLUB TO MEET: Pharmacists from Humility of Mary Health Partners will discuss how ostomies affect the absorption of medications during the June meeting of the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group. Sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners, the group will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today in the Cedar Room at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
The group provides information and encouragement to individuals who have or will have ostomies.
The meeting is free and open to ostomy patients, families and friends. Refreshments are provided and parking is free. For information, call 330-480-3440.
The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group meets once a month at alternating locations in Trumbull and Mahoning counties.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:
For more information, call the Alzheimer's Association at 330-650-0552 or 800-272-3900.
VOICE CLUB TO MEET: The Mahoning Valley New Voice Club, a support group for laryngetomees and their families/friends, will hold its next meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center, Beeghly Medial Park, 6614 Southern Blvd., Youngstown.
For more information, contact Donna Hendricks at the center, 330-726-8855.
FARMERS MARKETS PLANNED: Farmers markets will be held through October at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Belmont Avenue, Youngstown, and St. Joseph Minor Emergency on Tod Avenue in Warren.
The Lake-to-River Food Cooperative is partnering with HMHP on bringing fresh produce to its employees and nearby neighbors. Farmers who produce locally grown, sustainable produce will be featured at each of the markets, which are scheduled May through October.
The St. Joe's Minor Emergency event will be 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on first Wednesday in the facility's main lobby. The next date is changed to July 11 due to July 4 holiday.
Future farmers markets at St. Elizabeth will be held 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month from June to October.
Future events for St. Joseph Minor Emergency are scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month (except for holidays) from July through October.
NILES HOLDS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: An immunization clinic will be offered from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. June 20, at the Niles Health Department, 34 W. State St. A parent or guardian must have the child's immunization records. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call 330-544-9000, Ext. 163.
WELL-CHILD IMMUNIZATION CLINIC SET:?A?well-child immunization clinic will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Girard Health Department, located in the City Building. A $10 administration fee will be charged. Dr. James J. Enyeart, medical director, conducts the examinations. Parents are to bring a copy of the child's immunization record, and a parent or guardian must accompany children younger than 18 years old. To preregister your child, call the Health Department from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at 330-545-6048.
FLU CLINIC TO BE 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.
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. June 18, 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. A parent must accompany the child and have the child's current shot record. For more information, call 330-841-2596.
ST. JOE'S AT THE MALL: St. Joe's at the Mall is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is located next to Sears at the Eastwood Mall. To make an appointment, call 330-652-7542 unless otherwise noted.
St. Joe's at the Mall is now a Silver Sneakers site. Call or stop in for more information.
PNEUMONIA VACCINES BY APPOINTMENT ON VARIOUS DAYS: Cost is $48 for pneumonia vaccination. Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare HMO will be billed. Call to make appointment.
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS: Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m.
STRONG BONES - STRONG PEOPLE: Personalized strength training and nutritional education for those who have osteoporosis, low bone density or at risk to improve muscle strength and nutrition. Call for an appointment.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT THROUGH STRENGTH TRAINING: Cost is $20 a month. Nutrition classes are held once a month on diet and behavior modification. Call to register.
FREE NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES, FREE LIVING WILLS AND DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTHCARE: Palliative care staff will provide assistance from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday.
SILVER SLIPPERS CHAIR EXERCISES: Led by Lana at 9 a.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. Friday and 10 a.m. June 20.
FALLING PREVENTION CLASS: This class will be at noon Wednesday. Prevent yourself or a loved one from a fall by attending. Free balance testing. Also beginning Tai Chi Chih instruction. Call to register.
PAIN MEDICATIONS: LOW BACK PAIN, WHAT TO KNOW: Mary Giardina from the Pain Management Clinic will speak at noon Thursday. Cost is $2 and a light lunch will be provided. Call to register.
FREE BONE DENSITY SCREENING: 9 a.m. to noon Friday.
FREE BLOOD SUGAR SCREENINGS: 8:30 to 11 a.m. June 18. An eight-hour fast is required.
LOOK GOOD, FEEL GOOD PROGRAM from 1 to 3:30 p.m. June 18 sponsored by American Cancer Society. A free workshop facilitated by trained cosmetologists who teach women with cancer about skin care. Call 888-227-6446, option 2, to register.
TALK WITH THE DOC PROGRAM: Dr. Paa-kofi Obeng will speak on men's health at noon June 21. Call to register.
SPECIAL ASTHMA AND ALLERGY SCREENING: Staff from Dr. Francisco Cano's office will do spirometry screenings from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. June 22, for adults and children. Walk-ins welcome.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
BREASTFEEDING CLASS: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. This class provides parents with up-to-date information to help them make the best, informed choice when it comes to breastfeeding a 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 Medical Center classes, call 330-884-2912.
CANCER CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at Northside Medical Center Regional Referral Building Radiation Oncology Department. All caregivers are welcome. Call Joyce at 330-652-0071 for more information.
"NUTRITION DURING TREATMENT": 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Wednesday. The American Cancer Society is sponsoring "Nutrition During Treatment," a dietary program for all those in active cancer treatment. This program will be facilitated by Linda Stickelmyer, manager, Center for Breast Health; Debora Gilbert, dietician; and Steve Surack, chef from Northside Medical Center's nutritional services. The event will be held at Northside Medical Center, Classroom A, Building A. Call the ACS at 888-227-6446, Ext. 2104, to register.
THE INSIGHT GROUP: 6:30 p.m. Thursday and June 21, at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in the boardroom. A support group that serves patients who have had a brain injury and their families. The speaker will be Dr. Joseph Pecorelli. His topic will be "Managing Stress and Strategies for Optimal Recovery." No reservations are required for these two sessions. For more information, call 330-841-3768.
MYELOM FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: 5:30 p.m. June 18, at Denny's Restaurant, 4020 Belmont Ave. Serves adults, their adult friends and family members that have been diagnosed with the disease. For more information, call 330-770-0808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
WOMEN'S CANCER JOURNEY SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdsay, TMH Medical Professional Building, 1353 E. Market St., Warren. Open to all cancer patients. No registration required. Questions, call 330-841-1962.
PRESENTATION TO HOSPITAL: The Sharon Regional Health System Auxiliary recently hosted the 2012 Charity Ball wrap-up luncheon where they presented a check for $110,000 to several members of the Sharon Regional administrative team. The check reflects the proceeds from the 2012 ball, which was held on April 21 at Avalon Golf and Country Club at Buhl Park. The proceeds were part of a three-year pledge for the expansion and renovation of Sharon Regional's Cancer Care Center on Highland Road in Hermitage. The 2013 Charity Ball is already scheduled for April 13, 2013, at Avalon Golf and Country Club at Buhl Park. For more information on volunteer opportunities at Sharon Regional call 724-983-3805 or visit www.sharonregional.com.