Minority Health Month grants
The Ohio Commission on Minority Health is accepting applications for Minority Health Month 2013 grants up to $3,000 to finance 2013 events. Applications are due Monday. Go to the Ohio Commission on Minority Health web site at www.mih.ohio.gov to down load an application and to view a webinar on how to complete the application.
New Castle, Pa.
Jameson Health System and Stryker Orthopaedics are offering a free Arthritis Joint Pain Seminar today at 6 p.m. at Jameson Rehabilitation Center, 3410 Wilmington Road.
Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Steven Hand will discuss new technologies in hip and knee replacement, surgical and non-surgical treatment options and the GetAroundKnee/¢, a new total knee replacement procedure being offered at Jameson Hospital designed to replace the knee’s naturally circular motion.
Registration is required. Go online at http://www.aboutstryker.com/seminars or call 1-888-787-9537.
Trumbull Community Action Program, 1230 Palmyra Road S.W., is operating Summer Crisis Program through Aug. 31. Eligible applicant/households may qualify for one or a combination of an air conditioner if no air conditioner was received from TCAP in 2009, 2010, or 2011 and/or a one-time payment for their electric bill not to exceed a total maximum benefit of $250.
Appointments are available Monday through Friday. Call 1-866-747-1041. Callers must wait to receive a confirmation number to secure an appointment. Twenty walk-in applicants will be seen on Friday mornings. For all other questions call TCAP at 330-393-2507.
Senior community calendar
Whispering Oaks independent senior community, 260 S. Buhl Farm Drive, is offering free events for seniors open to the public in August. They are: Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Bingo Beach Bash with prizes; Sunday, 12:30 p.m., chef-prepared lunch and live music from Tammy O’Marrie; Tuesday, 7 p.m., “Health Care in the Home: What You Need to Know,” seminar; Wednesday, 7 p.m., antique car show; Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m., “Fall Prevention,” seminar; Aug. 18, 11 a.m., veterans seminar on benefits, reservation required; Aug. 19, 2:30 p.m., model airplane demonstration with Skylarks of Sharon, Pa.; Aug. 21, 7 p.m., “Understanding Independent Living” seminar; and Aug. 25, 5:30 p.m., cooking demonstration with Chef Steve.
For information call 724-347-3050.
The Girard Health Department, 100 W. Main St., is having a well-child immunization clinic Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is a $10 fee per child.
Parents must bring their child’s immunization record, and a parent or guardian must accompany children under 18. Pre-registration is required. Call 300-545-6048 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Niles City Health Department, 34 W. State St., is having immunization clinics Aug. 15 and 22 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. No appointment is needed and no one will be refused service because of inability to pay.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. They must bring their child’s immunization records. Children should be feeling well, with no illness, fever or rash.