Woman’s Heart Day
Registration for the 10th Annual Woman’s Heart Day, a free health and wellness event offered by Humility of Mary Health Partners, opens April 1. Woman’s Heart Day is 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9, at the Covelli Centre.
The event features free health screenings, fitness demonstrations, educational presentations on a variety of women’s health issues, cooking demonstrations, spa services, refreshments and giveaways.
Registration is required, and appointments for bone density, lipid panel and A1c testing are limited. For information or to register, call the HMHP Healthline at 330-480-3151 or 1-877-700-4647.
Networking meeting planned at Park Vista
The Mahoning Valley Speech, Language, Hearing Association is having a free networking meeting on April 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Park Vista Retirement Center, 1216 Fifth Ave. For information, call Roselyn Cera at 330-480-3582.
Child immunity clinics in Warren
The Warren City Health Department Nursing Division, 418 Main Ave. S.W., is offering childhood immunization clinics April through June from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. each day on the following dates: April 1 and 27, May 6 and 20, June 3 and 17. No appointment is needed. The child should be well, free of fever, rash or illness. An updated shot record is required. A $10 fee is charged; Medicaid cards are accepted. For information call 330-841-2596.
Wear purple, raise funds for epilepsy
International Purple Day, a grass roots effort aimed at increasing awareness of epilepsy, is being celebrated in the Mahoning Valley on Tuesday by asking people to wear purple and support a Purple Pledge Jail fund-raiser at the Southern Park Mall from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Purple Pledge Jail imprisons volunteers for short periods of time to raise awareness and funds through the combined efforts of the local media and volunteers distributing literature to make people aware that Mahoning Valley Epilepsy exists to support people with seizure disorders in the tri-county area.
All gifts given to the Mahoning Valley Epilepsy Fund, Inc. are tax deductible, unrestricted donations that support agency programs for children, teens, adults and seniors affected by epilepsy.
The National Safety Council, Northern Ohio Chapter in the Ohio One Building, 25 E. Boardman St., Suite 343, is offering safety courses. Pre-registration required. Call 330-747-8657.
Courses include CPR/AED Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator Course: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to noon, fee $32; and First Aid (3 year certificate): Wednesday, 1 to 5 p.m., fee $32.
Endovascular surgery lecture
Christopher Esper, DO, board-certified vascular surgeon with Horizon Surgical Associates-UPMC, is offering a free lecture on endovascular laser therapy, a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins, on April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Womancare Center of UPMC Horizon, 875 N. Hermitage Road.
This program is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. To register, call 724-347-7700 or toll-free at 1-866-347-7700.
The best candidates for endovascular laser therapy are young, active patients with varicose veins that have not improved through the use of compression stockings.