Villa Maria health series
VILLA MARIA, Pa. -- EverGreen and Villa Maria Sister Services are offering Music Therapy: Beyond Music 101 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6, as part of the Villa Maria complementary health series. There is no fee, and registration is not required. Call (724) 964-8920 for more information.
CANFIELD -- The Greater Youngstown Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is selling Entertainment 2002 Coupon Books. The cost of the books is $30 before Dec. 1 and $35 thereafter. They can be bought at the office at 3736 Boardman-Canfield Road, or by mailing a check, including $3 for shipping, payable to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 321, Canfield 44406. Call (330) 533-3300 or (800) 441-3322 for more information.
Cancer Society offers
WARREN -- Area women receiving cancer treatment are invited to the American Cancer Society's Look Good Feel Better program from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 26, at St. Joseph Cancer Care Center, 667 Eastland Ave. S.E. Call (330) 533-0546 or (800) 227-6446 for more information and to pre-register, which is required.
Also, the American Cancer Society has many free supplies and items for cancer patients and their families in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. Free items, some of which would cost hundreds of dollars, include wigs, adult diapers, bras, prostheses, disposable bed pads and Nestle's Pro Balance Nutritional Supplement. Call (330) 533-0546 for information.
AKRON -- November is American Diabetes Month. This year's campaign slogan is Diabetes: What to Know Head to Toe. To receive a free packet of information from ADA call toll-free (800) 342-2383 or the Northeast Ohio Office at (330) 835-3149 or (888) 342-2383.
GIRARD -- A well-child immunization clinic, free to Girard children, is at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 29, at the Girard Health Department, 100 W. Main St. Parents are reminded to bring a copy of the child's immunization record; a parent or guardian must accompany children under 18. Parents must pre-register their children by calling (330) 545-6048.
Speech, hearing clinic
LISBON -- The Columbiana County Health Department is offering a free speech and hearing clinic for children from birth to age 21 on Nov. 27, and a free pediatric vision clinic Nov. 28, both at the health department, 7360 state Route 45.
The speech and hearing clinic will be staffed by an otolaryngologist, audiologists and speech therapists; and the vision clinic by an optometrist and ophthalmologist.
Children may be referred to the clinics by a doctor, nurse, teacher, parent, grandparent, school nurse, public health nurse and other health professionals. Call (330) 424-0272 for an appointment.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The ENCOREplus Program at the Youngstown YWCA, 25 W. Rayen Ave., is offering the Mammovan from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Phelps Street parking lot. ENCOREplus provides breast cancer screenings and helps refer Mahoning County area women to low- or no-cost mammograms. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Call (330) 746-6361 for eligibility requirements, for transportation information and to schedule an appointment.
Quilt show at hospital
WARREN -- The Healing Gardens Quilt Show will be on display in the Nissen Art Gallery at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital through the end of the year. The exhibit is a collection of 27 quilts created by northern Virginia area quilters that provide textile interpretations of botanical herbs now in use to treat cancer or be studied by scientists in clinical trials. Dr. Walter E. Parham, a botanical research specialist whose wife died of cancer, proposed the idea of merging his wife's interest in quilting with his botanical research.
Car seat checks
YOUNGSTOWN -- Free children's car seat checks, by reservation only, are offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Rural Metro Ambulance, 3121 Market St. Call (330) 884-4031 for an appointment. The event is sponsored by the Mahoning Valley SAFE KIDS Coalition and Youngstown Buick-Pontiac-GMC Trucks.
Red Cross training
* Workplace Training: Standard First Aid, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Warren office, 661 Mahoning Ave. N.W., cost $35. Call (330) 392-2551 for information.
* CPR for the Professional Rescuer, 6 to 10:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 6, Warren office, 661 Mahoning Ave. N.W., cost $45. Call (330) 392-2551 for information.