Clinic receives $20,000 grant
The Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic received a $20,000 grant from The Youngstown Foundation to support the first year of a pilot “Recovery Coach” program.
NKRC’s Recovery Coach program is designed to help individuals in chemical- addiction treatment and those in early recovery gain access to helpful resources, services and support that will assist them in the long term, said Jerry Carter, the clinic’s executive director.
YMCA’s annual health fair set
The Youngstown YMCA’s annual health fair will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdsay.
More than 70 booths will be set up at the Central YMCA on North Champion Street in downtown Youngstown promoting healthy lifestyles, offering free screenings, administering flu shots and doing blood work.
The health fair is open to all families and individuals in the community. Some services are free and others are offered at a minimal fee and insurance will be accepted.
For a complete list of vendors, visit www.YoungstownYMCA.org.
Center gets grant
The Camelot Center, a nonprofit organization known for providing a therapeutic riding program for disabled residents, received $5,000 from the Home Savings Charitable Foundation to be used for Phase 2 of the Center’s new riding center.
For information about the center, call 330-889-0036 or visit www.camelotcenter.org.
Green Clean grant
Beatitude House Green Clean received a $32,000 grant from the national Catholic Campaign for Human Development to assist with the further development of the Green Clean co-op, including additional training for workers.
The environmentally friendly company uses “green” cleaning products and techniques to safeguard both the environment and customer, according to Beatitude House.
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development, a work of the Catholic Church in the United States and the domestic anti- poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, aims to empower low-income people to engage in community development.
Abundant Life Fellowship, 46469 state Route 46, is offering a Medicare informational meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday. There is no charge and no sales pitches for the meeting, which will be led by Marilyn Travis, service coordinator for Harmony Village in Columbiana, who is a member of the church.
Open enrollment for making changes in a client’s Medicare provisions began Monday and runs through Dec. 7. Whatever changes people make in their Medicare coverage becomes effective Jan. 1.
The meeting is open, though Medicare is primarily for those 65 and older or younger people who may be on disability. Reservations are not needed.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that the Affordable Care Act helped 477,579 people in Ohio with original Medicare receive at least one preventive service at no cost to them during the first five months of this year.
This includes 28,357 who have taken advantage of the annual wellness visit provided by the Affordable Care Act.