Cataract surgery available locally
Eye Care Associates, with offices in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties, offers laser cataract surgery with the LenSx Laser, a technologically advanced option for cataract patients.
The LenSx Laser adds computer control to key steps of cataract surgery. Its software control system analyzes high-resolution images of the eye; helps the surgeon design a customized procedure; and then visualizes and performs the procedure on command from the surgeon.
For information, call Eye Care Associates at 330-747–2733.
Free memory screenings in Poland
Shepherd of the Valley-Poland, 301 W. Western Reserve Road, is offering free, confidential memory screenings Nov. 20 as part of Community Memory Screenings, an initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
Shepherd of the Valley-Poland will conduct the screenings by appointment between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. In addition, a number of wellness screenings are available. For information or to make an appointment, call 330-727-7110, ext. 0.
The memory screening takes five to 10 minutes and consists of a series of questions and tasks. The results do not represent a diagnosis, and AFA advises individuals who score poorly or who have normal scores but are still concerned to follow up with their physician or another qualified health care professional.
The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter is offering Caregiver Connection from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at Poland United Methodist Church, 1940 Poland-Boardman Road.
The Caregiver Connection program is free to family caregivers. Support is provided by the Beverly A. Chiron Education Fund. Refreshments will be provided. For reservations, call Carolyn Lake at 1-800-272-3900.
Medicare checkup on North Side
The state Department of Insurance’s Ohio Senior Health Insurance Program is offering a free appointment-only Medicare checkup event at 10 a.m. Friday at the Youngstown Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave.
The event is intended to help people review Medicare changes and determine their coverage for 2014. It coincides with Medicare’s Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 annual enrollment period.
OSHIIP is Medicare’s designated and impartial educational program in Ohio for beneficiaries, family members and health care professionals. Those interested can call OSHIIP at 1-800-686-1578 with their Medicare questions and for enrollment assistance or Medicare at 1-800-633-4227. Information is also available at www.medicare.gov and Ohioans can also visit OSHIIP on Facebook.
A Medicare Check-up and Annual Enrollment Toolkit is available at www.insurance.ohio.gov. The kit includes a plans listing, and checkup events schedule.
Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D., presents a free seminar, “Reversing Memory Loss,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center located in South Bridge West at 755 Boardman- Canfield Road, Suite D-3.
He will offer natural methods to improve and keep memory and discuss factors related to deteriorating memory.
Registration is required. Call 330-729-1350 or go online at OhioND.com.