Heart health talk

Heart health talk


Paul Lisko of Struthers, the first patient to undergo atrial fibrillation ablation at St. Elizabeth Health Center, and Dr. Lee Gemma of Poland, the cardiac electrophysiologist who performed Lisko’s procedure, are featured speakers at The Beat Goes On at 5 p.m. Feb. 21 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Hall, 343 Via Mt. Carmel.

Presented by the St. Elizabeth Heart and Vascular Center, The Beat Goes On is a community social to raise awareness about heart disease that includes a heart-healthy cooking demonstration by Chris Brainard, chef at St. Elizabeth, informational displays and a dinner buffet.

Tickets are $25 for singles, $45 for couples and $180 for a table of eight. For information, call 330-480-3151. The reservation deadline is Friday.

Heating assistance


Trumbull Community Action Program’s Winter Crisis Program provides assistance for people who qualify in the form of a payment of up to $175 toward their winter heating expenses.

If their service is off; in threat of being disconnected; they need to establish new service or pay to transfer service; or have 25 percent or less of fuel in their tank and meet income requirements, they may qualify for assistance.

On Monday through Friday, Trumbull CAP will take the first 25 people in line on a first-come-first-served basis as walk-in customers, who will be seen by a caseworker before noon. On Mondays only, an additional 25 walk-in appointments will be seen in the afternoon. The doors will open at 7:30 a.m.

Applicants must have a photo ID, Social Security cards for all household members, the most recent gas or fuel and electric bills, and verification of all types of household income for the past 13 weeks. Appointments also can be made up to 28 days in advance by calling 1-866-747-1041.

Free health fair


SouthernCare Hospice is offering a free health fair and blood drive open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Lariccia Family Community Center in Boardman Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Road, in support of American Heart Month.

Vendors will be available to provide free health screenings and information on heart health, nutrition and smoking cessation.

“The purpose of the health fair is to empower people with knowledge to prevent disease and manage their health. February is heart month, and heart disease is the number one cause of death for men and women,” said Danielle Procopio of SouthernCare.

The American Red Cross will be collecting blood from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be scheduled by calling SouthernCare at 330-797-8940.

Knee surgery talk


Mark Gardner, board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Horizon Orthopedics-UPMC, will speak about new developments in knee replacement surgery on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Assembly Rooms A and B at UPMC Horizon’s Greenville campus. The program is free. Refreshments will be served. Dr. Gardner will discuss indications for total knee replacement; medical remedies and physical therapy; and new techniques and products available for those seeking total knee replacements, including the GetAroundKnee/¢.

For information call 724-589-6830 or toll free at 1-888-447-1122, ext. 6830.

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