Body Shop to begin
WARREN -- Forum Health offers a seven-week program, Body Shop, specifically designed to help young people ages 8-15 improve their bodies through proper nutrition and exercise, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 1 through June 12, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. A registered dietitian and activity therapist will talk to teens about taking control of their physical being. Parents are also involved in the process. The fee is $55. Call (330) 841-9880 for more information and to register.
Nurses offer teens help
DES PLAINES, Ill. -- During the high school prom and graduation season, emergency room nurses offer programs to help prevent teen tragedies through Emergency Nurses CARE (EN CARE) and the Injury Prevention Institute of the Emergency Nurses Association. To schedule an EN CARE presentation, call (800) 942-0011.
FARRELL, Pa. -- UPMC Horizon offers an automated external defibrillator and first-aid course from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 1 and 2, at the hospital's Shenango Valley Campus, 2200 Memorial Drive. The cost is $35. Call (724) 589-6113 or (888) 447-1122.
Look Good Feel Better
EAST LIVERPOOL -- On Tuesday, May 7, the American Cancer Society offers a Look Good Feel Better program for female cancer patients from 2 to 4 p.m. at East Liverpool City Hospital, West Fifth Street. Licensed cosmetologists demonstrate makeup techniques. Call (888) 227-6446 to register.
Also that day, the East Liverpool Breast Cancer Support Group anniversary dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. at Adrian's Banquet Center, Calcutta-Smithferry Road. Dr. David L. Schumacher, general, vascular and thoracic surgeon, is the speaker. Call (330) 424-5534 to make a reservation.
Forum Health and Humility of Mary Health Partners offer health services at various locations.
Blood pressure checks
UCommunity Health Connection, Eastwood Mall, Niles, every Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Call (330) 544-1482 for more information.
UThursday, St. Joseph Health Care Center, Warren, 2 to 4 p.m.
UMay 6, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Parkman Road N.W., Warren, 10 a.m. to noon; St. Elizabeth Health Care Center, Park Avenue lobby, 2 to 4 p.m.
UWednesday, sibling class for brothers and sisters, ages 3 to 10, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Northside Medical Center. There is no charge, but reservations are required. Call (800) 842-9727.
USaturday, Trumbull County Prepared Childbirth & quot;Lamaze in a Day Class, & quot; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren. The fee is $60. To register, or for more information, call (330) 841-9251.
UMay 6, Sibling Preparation Class, meets the first Monday of every month from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. at TMH. For any child 2 and older whose parents are expecting a new baby. To register, call (330) 841-9913. There is no fee.
UMay 6, Infant Care Class, 6 to 9 p.m., St. Elizabeth. Call (330) 480-6667 to register.
UMay 7, start of four-week, four-class Childbirth Series, 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Elizabeth. The fee is $45. Call (330) 480- 6667 to register.
UMay 8, breastfeeding class, 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Elizabeth. The fee is $10. Call (330) 480-6667 to register.
UMay 9, start three-week Childbirth Class Series, 9:30 a.m. to noon, St. Joseph. The fee is $45. Call (330) 841-4590 to register.
UMay 6 and May 9, Diabetes HELP Class, Beeghly Medical Park, 2 to 4 p.m.; May 20 and May 23, 6 to 8 p.m., Northside Medical Center. Registration is required. Call (800) 842-9727 for more information.
UMay 6, Diabetes Walking-Screening Program, 9 to 10:30 a.m., TMH Community Health Connection, Eastwood Mall, Niles. Open to anyone with diabetes. There is no fee.
UMay 7 and May 8, Diabetes Self-Management, 9:30 a.m. to noon, St. Elizabeth.
Cost of aging
Americans are living longer, but most are blissfully ignorant about what long-term care costs and who pays for it, according to a survey in Modern Maturity magazine.
The national average cost for nursing home care is $4,654 a month, the magazine reported. Only 15 percent of those polled guessed anywhere close to that amount. Most respondents guessed below that figure, and about a quarter didn't even know what to guess.