Detox seminar

Detox seminar


A free seminar, “28-Day Detox,” will be offered by Dr. Ted Suzelis on Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at his Boardman office, 755 Boardman- Canfield Road, Suite D-3, in South Bridge West behind Second Sole.

The detox program incorporates a healthy eating program with specific supplements to support digestion, detoxification, and elimination, Dr. Suzelis said. For information or to register, call 330-729-1350 or register online at Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

Mental health


Help Hotline Crisis Center is offering BRIDGES (Building Recovery of Individual Dreams and Goals through Education and Support), a free 10-week mental education course for those suffering with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), drug and alcohol dependence and/or other mental health diagnoses.

The Mahoning County BRIDGES class will be 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Help Hotline Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave.; and the Trumbull Count BRIDGES class is 5 to 7 p.m. at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Warren. For information, call Nancy Montagna at Help Hotline at 330-747-5111.

Food program


The Kennedy Family Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, has donated $15,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley’s BackPack Program at Campbell Elementary School.

The BackPack Program is designed to fill the gaps when other resources for food are not available such as on weekends and holidays. Each Friday during the school year, 150 third and fourth graders at Campbell Elementary School take home a bag full of child-friendly, nutritious food to eat over the weekend.

With the help of the Kennedy Family Fund through the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, the BackPack Program has been feeding hungry kids in Campbell since 2007, said Michael Iberis, Second Harvest executive director.

Second Harvest Mahoning Valley distributes food to 153 hunger relief organizations in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. For information about the food bank, visit or call 330.792.5522.

Crohn’s discussion


Humility of Mary Home Care Crohn’s disease patient advocate Marci Ziemski is offering a group discussion on how to manage the challenges of dealing with the disease. The event, free and open to the public, will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at the HM Home Care office, 979 Tibbetts-Wick Road, Girard.

Ziemski will present strategies for working with a gastroenterologist to manage Crohn’s disease and discuss free educational support and resources available to patients through the Abbott Crohn’s Patient Advocate Program.

The discussion, sponsored by the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group and Humility of Mary Health Partners. Refreshments will be provided. For information, call 330-480-3440.

Immunization clinic


A well-child immunization clinic will be Jan. 9 at the Girard Health Department, 100 W. Main St. There is a $10 administrative fee per child. Parents must bring a copy of their child’s immunization record and a parent or guardian must accompany children under 18. Registration of children prior to the clinic is required. Call 330-545-6048 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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