Toys 'R' Us gives grantto counseling center
The D & amp;E Counseling Center, a nonprofit provider of mental health and substance abuse services for children and adolescents, has received a $10,000 grant from Toys "R" Us Children's Fund. The money will be used at the center's Camp Challenge summer camp for a Toys "R" Us Good Behavior Store.
D & amp;E's Camp Challenge provides therapeutic programming for children, ages 7-12, that helps them learn appropriate behaviors in class and at home and help them learn to make friends.
While at camp, the children can earn points for good behaviors that can be exchanged for toys or games. Greg Cvetkovic, D & amp;E executive director, said the grant will permit more children to enroll in the camp's token economy therapy program.
Easter Seals honored
Easter Seals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties received an Excellence in Service Innovation Partnership award from National Easter Seals for its Enhanced Child Care Services program. The program is a collaborative effort, between pre-school, child care, outpatient medical rehabilitation and Head Start, to provide integrated programs and services to medically fragile children.
The one-step concept eliminates the need for families to coordinate transportation and decreases the time children are transported, among other things. Prior to the partnership with Easter Seals and Head Start, transportation was the greatest obstacle to services, officials said.
Talk With a Doc
YOUNGSTOWN -- Humility of Mary Health Partners' Talk With a Doc programs on hypertension and kidney disease will be at 7 p.m. July 19 at St. Elizabeth Health Center's Finnegan Auditorium and July 30 at St. Joseph Health Center's classrooms in Warren. Guest speakers, Dr. Augustine Biscardi and Dr. Ramesh Soundararajan, are members of the Northeast Ohio Kidney Group, nephrologists on the staffs of St. Elizabeth and St. Joseph, and associate professors at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. The programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not necessary.
WARREN -- St. Joseph Health Center and Champion Kiwanis Club are offering adult health screenings from 7-10:30 a.m. July 21 at St. John Lutheran Church, 5734 Mahoning Ave., Champion. The fee is $35. The screenings are a chemistry profile, including cholesterol and triglycerides, blood county and blood pressure, bone density for women and prostrate cancer information for men. Call (877) 700-4647 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, for an appointment.
Radio Reading Servicecelebrates 25 years
YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown Radio Reading Services is celebrating 25 years of broadcasting print materials, not otherwise available, to the blind or print-handicapped. YRRS operates as a sideband station of WYSU-FM, and is funded through the Ohio Educational Broadcast Commission, the United Ways of Mahoning and Trumbull counties and private donations. Specially tuned radios are provided free of charge to qualified listeners in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Mercer counties.
Originally under the auspices of the Youngstown Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the station is now housed at Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries.
Blood pressure checks
* AustinWoods Health Care Center, 4780 Kirk Road, Austintown, 9 a.m.-noon on Wednesdays, beginning July 11. No appointment needed.
* HMHP: Santisi IGA, Campbell, 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday; Santisi IGA, Girard, 10 a.m.-noon, July 17.
Several classes offered
YOUNGSTOWN -- Sibling class, ages 3-10, of the expected baby, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Northside Medical Center. There is no charge, reservations are required by calling (800) 842-9727.
WARREN -- Prepared Childbirth Class, four-week program from 6:30-9:30 p.m., beginning Thursday running through Aug. 2 at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital. To register, call (330) 841-9251 between 1-4 p.m. The fee is $50.
WARREN -- Safe Sitter program, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., July 14 and 21 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. The fee is $40 and pre-payment is required. Call (330) 740-3710 to register.
HOWLAND -- Forum Health Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital is offering a free educational four-session program for stroke survivors and their families and caregivers. The classes will be 6:15-7 p.m. July 17,19,24 and 26 at the hospital's Center I Therapy Room. For information and to register, call (330) 841-3891.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Childbirth Preparation Class, Northside Medical Center, from 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18-Aug. 23. The fee is $35 and registration is required. Call (800) 842-9727.
YOUNGSTOWN -- PASSPORT 65, Northside Medical Center, July 19, back of the cafeteria in meeting rooms 1, 2 and 3, for people 65 and older: 2-2:30 p.m., blood pressure screening; 2:30-3:30 p.m., program on new treatments for varicose veins and venous insufficiency; 3:30 p.m., claims management help and daily assurance calls for those who live along; 4 p.m., discount in the cafeteria.
LIBERTY -- N.E.O. Epilepsy Foundation, 6:30-8:30 p.m., July 20, Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road. Call (330) 799-6777 for information.
MMHP Diabetes Self Management: 6-8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, St. Joseph Health Care Center, Warren; 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, St. Elizabeth, Youngstown.
WARREN -- St. Joseph Cancer Center Educational Display and free fecal occult blood test kits: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Tuesday-July 15, Trumbull County Fair, Commercial Building, Bazetta.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Pupil activity/sports first aid seminar: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday, St. Elizabeth. Approved for coaches, $20 fee, call (330) 480-3010 to register.
Breast feeding classes: Wednesday, 1-3 p.m., St. Joseph; 6-8:30 p.m., called (330) 841-4590 to register; St. Elizabeth, 6-8:30 p.m., call (330) 480-6667 to register.
CANFIELD -- A one-day Lamaze birthing class will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 14 at Ursuline Education Center, Shields Road. Contact Mary Lou Carbon at (330) 755-0605 to register. The cost is $55 per couple.