Dental society receives grant for charity work

Dental society receives grant for charity work


The Corydon Palmer Dental Society received an $8,000 grant for its program, Access Mahoning Valley, from the Ohio Dental Association Foundation (ODAF).

Through Access Mahoning Valley, volunteer dentists provide free dental care to uninsured and underserved residents in partnership with Humility of Mary Health Partner’s Smile Station mobile dental unit and the Midlothian Free Medical Clinic, said Dr. Marybeth Shaffer, president of Corydon Palmer.

The Corydon Palmer grant was among $94,800 in grants and scholarships recently awarded by ODAF. A total of $38,000 was also awarded to 10 Ohio students studying to be a dentist at either the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine or The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and an additional $4,300 to four students studying to become an expanded-function dental assistant and one studying dental hygiene.

OH WOW! accepts $5,000 grant


The Home Savings Charitable Foundation recently donated $5,000 to the OH WOW! The Rodger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology, 11 W. Federal St. The Home Savings Charitable Foundation pledged to make a donation to OH WOW! for each game the Scrappers baseball team won during the 2012 season.

UPMC Horizon honored


UPMC Horizon has been named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures/¢ by The Joint Commission, which accredits health-care organizations in the United States. UPMC Horizon was recognized for excellence in performance on its accountability measures during 2011 for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care for the second-consecutive year.

Bocce fundraiser


The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley’s fourth annual “BOCCE OF HOPE,” in conjunction with Youngstown State University’s 2012 homecoming festivities, will be Oct. 22 at Cassese’s MVR, 410 N. Walnut St., on the southeast corner of the YSU campus.

The event begins at 5 p.m. Part of the proceeds from food and drink go to the Hope Foundation as well as tips given to celebrity bartenders. They include Felix Wright, former Cleveland Brown; Deana Shane-Housteau, Amazing Race Season 7; Chet Cooper, YSU faculty; Frank Frattaroli, Belleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant; state Rep. Robert Hagan; and state Rep. Ron Gerberry.

Bocce teams are being formed. The registration fee is $20 per person or $7 per YSU student with a valid ID. Prices include all non-alcoholic beverages. The winning team will receive four tickets to the Pittsburgh Steelers-Cleveland Browns game Nov. 25. For information or registration forms, visit the Hope Foundation website at

Holiday craft show


Shepherd of the Valley – Niles is seeking vendors for its annual Holiday Craft Show set for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Tables are $20. Funds raised support resident activities.

Also, vendors are asked to bring an item for the USO Holiday Box Program which bundles fun items that help service members celebrate holidays and other occasions in remote locations that do not have access to traditional USO centers.

Each USO package that supplies 50 troops contains holiday decorations, edible treats, banners, greeting cards, and ways to send messages home such as a video camera and DVDs. suggestions include popcorn and treats, seasonal greeting cards, holiday decorations, Christmas-oriented DVDs and CDs and hand and feet warmers.

For more information, contact Kim Osborn, Shepherd of the Valley-Niles Activity Director at 330-544-0771 ext. 2814.

Weight loss seminar


St. Elizabeth and St. Joseph Surgical Weight Loss Center, a Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery, will host a free informational seminar at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at Edgewood Surgical Hospital, Transfer, Pa.

The event will feature presentations and question-and-answer sessions with bariatric surgeons, dietitians and weight-loss staff who will discuss everything from surgical procedures to insurance coverage.

Registration is required. Call Humility of Mary Health Partners’ toll-free Healthline at 877-700-4647.

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