Orthopedic clinic

Orthopedic clinic
LISBON -- The Columbiana County Health Department will offer an orthopedic clinic Feb. 6 at Salem Community Hospital for residents under the age of 21 who have possible orthopedic problems. The clinic will be staffed by Dr. Dennis Weiner, director of orthopedics at Akron Children's Hospital. Children may be referred to the clinic by a doctor, nurse, teacher, parent or grandparent. To refer a child and/or make an appointment, call (330) 424-0272.
Hospice volunteers
BOARDMAN -- Forum Health at Home Hospice, formerly Hospice of Northeast Ohio, offers an eight-week volunteer training class at Beeghly Medical Center beginning Feb. 27. Volunteers supplement the care offered by the Hospice staff by sitting with patients, completing errands, assisting with household chores and providing comfort to families and patients. The class meets once a week for eight weeks from 9 a.m. to noon. Carpools will be arranged for volunteers in Trumbull County, if needed. For more information or to register, call (330) 841-5440 or (330) 884-2500.
Health screenings
POLAND -- Life Line Screening will offer primary health screenings to detect the risk of stroke and vascular disease Feb. 24 at Poland Township Government Center, 3339 Dobbins Road. The tests, $40 each, include carotid artery screening, abdominal aortic aneurysm and ankle brachial index. Also, bone density screening for women, which tests for early detection of osteoporosis, will be offered. The results will be mailed to each individual. Call (800) 407-4557 for information and to make an appointment at least 24 hours in advance.
Medical equipment
SHARON, Pa. -- The Medical Equipment Recycling Program has received 36 child-sized items, including wheelchairs, walkers, a stroller and various therapeutic and specialized chairs and standers, from the Watson Institute, a school for children with disabilities in Sewickley, Pa. MERP refurbishes medical equipment and distributes it to those who lack the insurance coverage or financial means to buy the equipment they need. To apply for medical equipment, for adults and children, call MERP at (724) 347-3605.
Blood pressure checks
Forum Health offers free checks at Community Health Connection, Eastwood Mall, every Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. For more information, call (330) 544-1482.
For libraries schedule, see below.
Birth classes
Forum Health offers:
UTrumbull County Prepared Childbirth "Lamaze in a Day Class," Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren. Lunch will be provided. The fee is $60. To register, call (330) 841-9251.
USibling Preparation Class, Feb. 4, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., at TMH. For any child 2 years or older whose parents are expecting a new baby. To register, call (330) 841-9913. There is no fee.
Diabetes classes
Forum Health offers:
UDiabetes HELP Class, Feb. 4 and 7, 2 to 4 p.m., Beeghly Medical Park, Boardman. Physician referral and registration are required. Call (800) 842-9727 for more information.
UDiabetes management skills, Feb. 4 and 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., TMH. For more information or to register, call (330) 841-9689.
HMHP mobile clinic
UMonday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 1501 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown.
UWednesday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Catholic Services, 4495 Market St., Youngstown.
UThursday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Riverview Apartments, 250 Tod Ave. N.W., Warren.
Library book sale
EAST PALESTINE -- The annual book sale by The Friends of the East Palestine Memorial Public Library will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2 at the library, 309 N. Market St. With proceeds from the previous sale, the Friends of the library have purchased about 60 music compact discs, adding new country, rock, jazz and pop selections to the library's collection.

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