Programs change name
YOUNGSTOWN -- Meridian Services, 527 N. Meridian Road, became the new name of the Mahoning County Chemical Dependency Programs (MCCOP), effective Jan. 2.
PITTSBURGH -- Emergency personnel who responded at the scene of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City are among those who will be presenters at a conference Jan. 10-13 at the Pittsburgh Hilton, sponsored by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Call (410) 750-9600 for more information.
Service for caregivers
AUSTINTOWN -- Alterra Clare Bridge Cottage, 1420 S. Canfield-Niles Road, is offering Caring Partners, a service that provides temporary respite for caregivers. Call (330) 270-1448 for more information.
Women's health events
WARREN -- Imperial Skilled Care Center, 4121 Tod Ave. N.W., is promoting women's health through speakers and free events this month. Topics include: Wednesday, 2 p.m., fighting depression; Jan. 17, 1 to 4 p.m., mastectomy apparel and prostheses; Jan. 21, Mammovan. Call (330) 898-4033 for more information and an appointment.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Humility of Mary Health Partners and The Competitive Edge, 1739 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown, are offering two athletic seminars. The first is a golf performance clinic, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19., at The Competitive Edge, in which participants will learn how to improve strength, flexibility and consistency and decrease injury. The cost is $90 per person. Call (330) 480-3010 by Jan. 14 for more information and to register. The second event is a sports medicine symposium, "The Throwing Athlete," from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at St. Elizabeth Health Center's Finnegan Auditorium, 1044 Belmont Ave. The program offers information on throwing injuries in adolescents and adults, conditioning, prevention and rehabilitation. The cost is $75 for athletic trainers, therapists, coaches and physicians, and $35 for all others. Call (877) 700-4647 by Jan. 30 for more information and to register.
Health fair scheduled
CORNERSBURG -- Alterra Sterling House of Youngstown, 2300 Canfield Road, is offering a health fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday that will include the Red Cross Bloodmobile and the Mammovan. Call (330) 793-0085 for more information or to schedule a mammogram or to give blood.
Blood pressure checks
Forum Health offers free blood pressure checks at various locations, including: Tuesday, Beeghly Immediate Care, Boardman, 2 to 4 p.m.; Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Mahoning Avenue N.W., Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to noon; and Cortland Library, Jan. 14, 1 to 3 p.m.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- St. Francis Hospital offers health evaluations at the following times and locations:
UTuesday, 10 a.m. to noon, Madonna Worship Site, 114 Oakland Ave.; 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m., Wal-Mart, 121 Winter Road (blood pressure only).
UWednesday, 9 to 11 a.m., St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 1 Lucymont Drive; 3 to 5 p.m., Wasko Chiropractic Health, 210 Neshannock Ave.; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pizza Joe's, Highland Avenue (blood pressure only).
UThursday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1111 S. Cascade; 11 a.m. to noon, Second Baptist Church, 537 Bell Ave.
UFriday, 9 to 11 a.m., Uni-Center, 720 Lawrence Ave., Ellwood City.
UJan. 15, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m., Wal-Mart, 121 Winter Road (blood pressure only); 9 to 11 a.m., First Presbyterian Church (blood pressure only).
St. Francis does not charge for blood pressure checks. Blood sugar tests are $3; total cholesterol/HDL, $12; and total lipid panel (total cholesterol/HDL/LDL/triglycerides), $15.
For more information, call the St. Francis Community Education Department at (724) 656-6054.
A Diabetes Walking Program will be Monday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Trumbull Memorial Community Health Connection, Eastwood Mall, Niles. It is open to anyone with diabetes and there is no fee.
UMondays through Feb. 11, Childbirth Preparation Class, Forum Health Northside Medical Center, Youngstown, 7 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $35. Call (800) 842-9727 to register.
UMondays through Jan. 28, Trumbull County Prepared Childbirth, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren, four-week evening class, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The fee is $50. Call (330) 841-9251 to register.
UMonday, Sibling Preparation Class, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., TMH, for children 2 years old and older whose parents are expecting a new baby. To register, call (330) 841-9913. There is no fee.
UTuesday, Childbirth Preparation Refresher Class, Beeghly Medical Park, Boardman, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Call (800) 842-9727 to register.
USaturday, One-Day Saturday Childbirth Class, Forum Health Northside Medical Center, Youngstown, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $50. Call (330) 884-4763 to register.
USaturday and Jan. 19, Safe Sitter Class, Beeghly Medical Park, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pupils must be at least 11 years old and must attend both Saturdays to get a certificate. For more information or to register call (330) 884-3710.
La Leche League
LEETONIA -- The Salem-Lisbon La Leche League will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lifeline prenatal clinic, St. Patrick's Church, 167 Main St. The discussion topic will be the benefits of breastfeeding. All pregnant or nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. For more information call (330) 427-2155.