Dietitian to speak
AUSTINTOWN -- Janet Schueller, renal dietitian, will be the main speaker at a meeting of the Mahoning Valley Dietetic Association from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Austinwoods Nursing Center, 4780 Kirk Road. Two continuing-education credits are offered for dietitians and dietetic technicians. There is no cost to association members and Youngstown State University students. The cost for nonmembers is $8 per hour.
A rally for a relay
LIBERTY -- The American Cancer Society's Liberty Relay for Life is having a relay kickoff event and rally at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holiday Inn MetroPlex. The Liberty Relay for Life will have its first event May 31 and June 1, 2002, at Liberty High School stadium. Call (330) 841-4970 for more information.
Senior Wheels USA and Miracle on Wheels, a program of Durable Medical, makes electric wheelchairs available to nonambulatory people age 65 and over with no out-of-pocket expense if they qualify through Medicare. This service may also be available to a person of any age who is permanently disabled. Call (800) 749-8778 for more information.
Foundation named one of the top charities
CLEVELAND -- Worth magazine named the Arthritis Foundation among America's top 100 charities. Criteria for the selection included a review of organizations that are making strides in either curing a disease or serving people living with a disease, and which organizations are national in scope and which are local or regional. The Arthritis Foundation, Northeastern Ohio Chapter, covers a 22-county area in northeast Ohio. Call (800) 245-2275 for program information.
Raising funds for AED
GREENVILLE, Pa. -- UPMC Horizon Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000, that Thiel College raises toward the purchase of an automated external defibrillator (AED) for the campus. An AED costs $2,000. Call (724) 589-2145 for information on the program or how to donate money.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- St. Francis Hospital offers community residents health screenings: Blood pressure -- no charge; blood sugar, $3; total cholesterol/HDL, $12; total lipid panel (total cholesterol/HDL/LDL/triglycerides), $15; at the following times and locations:
UWednesday, noon to 1:30 p.m., Mary, Mother of Hope Parish, 114 Oakland Ave.
UThursday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1111 S. Cascade.
UFriday, 9 to 11:30 a.m., New Wilmington Senior Center, 241 High St.
UJan. 29, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m., Wal-Mart, 121 Winter Road (blood pressure only).
UJan. 31, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1111 S. Cascade.
For more information, call (724) 656-6054.
Mobile clinic schedule
UMonday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Eastwood Village, 1096 Eastway Drive, Youngstown.
UTuesday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Beulah Temple, 523 Griffith St., Youngstown.
UWednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lifeline Health Care, 167 Main St., Leetonia.
UThursday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., St. Vincent DePaul, 208 W. Front St., Youngstown.
UFriday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Head Start, various locations to be announced. Call (330) 480-7962 for information.
UJan. 28, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 1501 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown.
UJan. 30, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Catholic Charities Regional Agency, 4495 Market St., Youngstown.
Call (330) 480-7962 for more information and appointments.