BOARD RECOGNIZES ONE HEALTH: Dr. Ron Dwinnells, CEO and Beth Haddle, COO of ONE Health Ohio will be recognized by April Caraway, executive director, and the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board at the 4:30 p.m. board meeting today. ONE Health Ohio is a federally qualified health center in the Mahoning Valley.
For the last several years, ONE Health Ohio has been working collaboratively with the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, providers and clients to provide medical and dental services to those clients most in need.
The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board plans, funds, monitors and evaluates mental health and substance abuse services in Trumbull County. In fulfilling its statutory responsibilities, the board ensures that a safety net of services is available for Trumbull County residents. A staff of nine people, an 18-member volunteer Board of Directors, 18 provider agencies in Trumbull County and many out-of-county agencies support the efforts. For more information, visit the board's website at www.trumbullmhrb.org.
ST. JOE'S OFFERS WOMEN'S EVENT: St. Joseph Health Center will offer a free Women's Health Event from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
This girls' night out, which will take place in Lobby B, will feature presentations from physicians on a variety of women's health issues, informational displays, free bone density screenings, mini massages, mini-facials, door prizes, giveaways, refreshments and experts to answer questions.
Physician presenters for the evening are Adam D. Cash, M.D., who will discuss new plastic and reconstructive surgery services; Amine Abdul-Aal, M.D., who will discuss noninvasive body sculpting; Anthony DeSalvo, M.D., who will discuss advances in robot-assisted gynecologic surgery; Robert Woodruff, M.D., who will discuss robot-assisted bariatric and general surgery; and Koula Coliadis, M.D., who will discuss radiologists' recommendations for mammography.
The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. To reserve a seat, call the Humility of Mary Health Partners Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll-free at 877-700-4647.
SOCIETY PLANNING FUNDRAISER: The Trumbull County Medical Society has begun planning a fundraiser for Access Health Mahoning Valley, to be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Tiffany's Banquet Center in Brookfield.
Access Health Mahoning Valley, a local, nonprofit organization, which opened in September 2011, provides medical care to uninsured adults ages 19 through 64 in Mahoning and Trumbull counties with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level who are not eligible for public insurance; a medical provider can pledge to see any number of uninsured patients.
The evening will feature Warren native Joseph Damore, FACHE, vice president of Premier Performance Partner in Washington, D.C., as guest speaker on the topic of health care reform.
Entertainment will be provided by Peter Caruso and the Dueling Piano Wars.
Cost is $65 per person or $500 for a table for eight to benefit Access Health Mahoning Valley. For ticket or vendor information, contact Alyson Scott Son at 330-442-8174.
NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL OFFERS COURSES: The National Safety Council, located at Northern Ohio Chapter (Ohio One Building, Downtown Youngstown), 25 E. Boardman St., Suite 343, is offering the following courses. The council is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization promoting safety. To register, call 330-747-8657.
Course: CPR/AED cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator course, 8:30 a.m. Oct. 31. Adult/child/infant (two-year certificate). Regulations: meets 2010 CPR and ECC guidelines. Fee is $32. Pre-registration required by Oct. 24.
Course: First Aid (three-year certificate), 1 p.m. Oct. 31. Regulations: meets 2010 CPR and ECC guidelines. Fee is $32. Pre-registration required by Oct. 24.
Course: Defensive Driving Course (DDC), four-hour, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Approved course for ODOT and ODA, rate reduction by some insurance companies. Fee is $30. Registration deadline is Oct. 26.
HOSPICE VOLUNTEER CLASS BEGINS: Hospice of the Valley's new volunteer class begins Friday in the conference room at St. Joe's at the Mall, Eastwood Mall. Classes are 1 to 4 p.m. every Friday for five weeks, through Nov. 16, Volunteers are particularly needed to serve patients in Trumbull County.
Volunteers will learn what Hospice of the Valley's team of doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains do for patients and their families and how volunteers fit into that team.
Hospice volunteers serve in a variety of ways including companions for hospice patients at home or in nursing homes as well as helping at the Hospice House inpatient facility. New volunteers are needed for all areas of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties as well as western Pennsylvania. Although the training is in Trumbull County this time, volunteers are assigned to patients closer to their homes.
For more information or to register, call 330-788-1992. St. Joe's at the Mall is located in the Eastwood Mall. The outside entrance is behind Sears.
Learn more about HMHP online at www.HMpartners.org.
PROGRAMS TEAM UP TO GIVE BACK: The Summer Enrichment Program and Life Enriching Activities Programs for Handicapped Children and Adults of Trumbull County have teamed up with TMK IPSCO of Brookfield to give back to the community. TMK IPSCO employees and their families have been assisting with and hosting a variety of events along with and for SEP/LEAP this year.
Recently, the organizations decided to team up and give back. Together, they have adopted a trail in Mosquito Lake Park. TMK IPSCO employees and their families along with SEP/LEAP members and their families have volunteered their time to help maintain Beaver Trail. They have painted the trail sign, trail markers, picked up trash, rebuilt benches, mulched the path and cleared over hang along the trail.
Both organizations are enjoying their collaborative efforts and are happy to be involved in activities that give back to the community.
TASK FORCE OFFERS ROUNDTABLE: The Trumbull County Domestic Violence Task Force is hosting the Trumbull County Domestic Violence Roundtable being held 12:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, at TMHA, 4076 Youngstown Road S.E., Warren. The Trumbull Domestic Violence Task Force has as one of its purposes - making the effort to inform the community not only of the behavior of domestic violence and the many destructive consequences, but to also make known the steps the community has taken and continues to take to enlighten, re-educate those who engage in the behavior that life can and should be lived differently - without the violence.
The roundtable has continuing education values of 2.90 hours for Counselor/Social Work - Valley Counseling Services; 3 hours for RCH / Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic and 3 hours for COB - approved by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction's Bureau of Community Sanctions.
Calling all judges, prosecutors, lawyers, probation officers, correction officers, law enforcement, social service professionals, DV shelters and women's services to learn more about domestic violence intervention.
Cost is $10 and includes snacks.
Marjorie Dangaran will present the welcome, and guest speakers include: "What Do They Say? The Voice of the Batterer" by Su-Qin Y. Olmstead; "Why Does She Stay?" by Linda Baer-Bigley; "What is the Role of Mental Health, Drug/Alcohol and Marital Counseling in Domestic Violence?" by Tracy Snider; "When Is Anger Management Appropriate?" by Paul Bolino; and "How Intervention Works SAFE" by Charles Daniels.
Adjournment is at 4 p.m.
MENDED HEARTS TO MEET: Mended Hearts, Chapter 7, a heart support group for heart survivors and their families, will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Azalea Room at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Boardman Campus. Guest speaker will be Dr. Prakash Roy, nephrologist, who will speak on hypertention and kidney disease. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.
For more information contact Joe Clark, 330-702-8859.
Speakers on the subject of Heart Disease are available to local organizations at no charge. For available dates contact Lee Meadows, 330-793-2531.
YMCA OFFERS HEALTH FAIR: The Youngstown YMCA's annual Health Fair will take place 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24, at the Central YMCA,located on the corner of Commerce and Champion Streets, downtown Youngstown.
Over 70 booths will be set up at the Central YMCA promoting healthy lifestyles, offering free screenings, administering flu shots and doing blood work.
This years event, sponsored by WellCare Health Plans, will offer a variety of services from American Red Cross, Akron Children's Hospital, Humility of Mary Health Partners, Belmont Pines Hospital, Help Hotline Crisis Center, Mammovan, Alzheimer's Network, and many more.
The Health Fair is open to all families and individuals in the community. Some services are free and others are offered at a minimal fee. Insurance is accepted.
For a complete list of vendors, call 330-744-8411.
ST. E'S PARTICIPATING IN DANCE COMPETITION: St. Elizabeth Health Center is participating in the 2012 Pink Glove Dance Competition to promote breast cancer awareness.
The video was posted on www.pinkglovedance.com, along with the videos of other participants. The public can vote on their favorite video (voting requires a Facebook account). Voting ends Oct. 26.
The top three winners receive a donation in their name to the breast cancer charity of their choice. Winners will be announced Nov. 2 on pinkglovedance.com.
Approximately 50 staff, family members, cancer survivors and Panerathon participants had a hand in creating the video, which took about two months to complete.
THE WARREN CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT will hold regular childhood immunization clinics from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 29. All clinics are walk-in and no appointment is necessary. The child should be well, free of fever, rash or illness. A shot record is required and a $10 administration fee will be charged or Medicaid cards are accepted. All clinics are held at the Health Department Community Services Building, 418 Main Ave. S.W., Warren. For more information, call 330-841-2596.
RELAY KICK-OFF PLANNED: Niles and surrounding community residents are invited to kick off the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Niles at 5:30 p.m. today at the Creekside Golf Dome in Girard. This community celebration is open to anyone who wants to learn more about Relay For Life and how to get involved. The Niles Relay for Life is in April 2013 at the Mayor Infante Wellness Center.
To RSVP, call 888-227-6446, Ext. 2217, or visit www.relayforlife.org/nilesoh. For more information about the American Cancer Society, call 800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: A cancer support group meets every third Thursday at Calvary Bible Church, 2878 Warren Meadville Road, Cortland. The next meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday. For any more information, call Tom at 330-772-3652.
MS GROUP MEETS: The MS Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Knights of Columbus Warren Council, 1947 E. Market St., Warren. For more information and to confirm meeting, contact Kevin at 330-306-8399 or email Kevincode7@aol.com.
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.
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 CLINIC OFFERED: The Niles City Health Department will hold an immunization clinic from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. No appointment necessary. Child immunization records are required and Medicaid cards are accepted. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
PARTNERS OFFER FLU SHOTS: The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership and the Walgreens at the corner of Gypsy Lane and Belmont Avenue in Youngstown are providing flu shots from 2 to 4 p.m. every Thursday in October. The flu shots will take place at the MYCAP offices, 1325 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
Individuals who live in Mahoning County and who are 14 years of age and older are eligible. Each person should bring: proof of identification, such as a driver's license; insurance card and, if applicable, the correct co-payment; and Ohio Medicaid or Medicare card. Also, vouchers to offset the cost of the flu shot are available to the first 100 people who do not have any medical health insurance.
For reservations and more information, call 330-747-7921, fax 330-747-5708 or visit www.my-cap.org.
PROGRAM OFFERED FOR DEALING WITH ISSUES: An eight-step Christian program based on the Beatitudes is open to anyone dealing with a life-controlling habit or issue. It meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at the Bloomfield Recovery Center, 10113 Creaser Ashtabula Road, Bloomfield. For more details, call 330-599-2402.
ST. JOE'S AT THE MALL: 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., the facility is 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 a Silver Sneakers site. Call or visit for more information.
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