Take a Trip Thursdays
The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership office in Sebring has a new program, Take a Trip Thursdays, to help seniors, disabled individuals who need little assistance, and income eligible adults in the western part of the county who do not have access to a vehicle and need a ride to the store and other locations.
Every Thursday, a different destination is planned. Today, a visit to various thrift stores was scheduled. Next Thursday, the destination is the Hartville Market, and on April 25, the annual Retired Senior Volunteer Program Banquet.
The MYCAP Western Mahoning County bus leaves the Sebring office, 305 North 15th St., at 9 a.m. Those interested must call the Sebring office 24 hours in advance at 330-938-6166. For information call MYCAP in Youngstown at 330-747-7921 .
The YWCA of Youngstown, 25 West. Rayen Ave., is hosting a “Stand Against Racism” program from 4 to 6 p.m. on April 26 to raise awareness of and eliminate racism. For information, call Varada Bhide at 330-746-6361.
To register as a participating site visit the website www.standagainstracism.net/registration.php. Registration is free.
Updates about osteoarthritis of the spine, treating gout and what’s new in medications to treat arthritis, as well as information on the benefits of the Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program, are among topics at the “Better Living with Arthritis” forum.
Co-sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeastern Ohio, and Trumbull Memorial Hospital, the forum is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2 at Leo’s Ristorante, 7042 E. Market St. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Speakers and topics include orthopedic surgeon Dr. Morris W. Pulliam, “Spinal Arthritis: Less Surgery is More;” Dr. Thomas B. Jones Jr., “Gout — The Disease of Kings?,” and Rudolph Choich Jr., “Review of Arthritis Medications.”
There also will be an Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi demonstration, health screenings, exhibits and door prizes; and a complimentary hot lunch of salad, ziti and a meatball.
Preregistration is required by April 24. Call the Arthritis Foundation at 800-245-2275 ext. 6438.
World Book Night
Alliance Community Hospital is celebrating World Book Night 2013 with Judith Hookway, adult acquisition and programming librarian from Rodman Public Library, at 8:30 a.m. April 23 in the outpatient registration department.
Hookway, chosen by the World Book Night organization to be one of 20,000 book-givers, will give away copies of “Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch,” a novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.
For information visit online www.worldbooknight.org.
Mutiple Sclerosis walk
The Mahoning Valley Walk MS is April 27 at Scrappers Stadium, 111 Eastwood Mall Blvd., behind the Eastwood Mall. Check-in begins at 8 a.m.
Sponsored by the Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the purpose of Walk MS is to raise funds for local programs, services and medical research; and to support those living with the chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system.
For information about multiple sclerosis or Walk MS, call 800-344-4867 or visit www.MSohiowalk.org.