Senior information

Senior information


Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 251 S. Broadway Ave., is offering a senior information day from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday it its fellowship hall.

Older adults and caregivers are invited to learn about services. There will be a free basket raffle and refreshments.

Displays will be by Walgreens, with flu and pneumonia shots available, Salem Community Center, Grace Hospice, Sterling House, attorney J.M. Shade, Salem Hearing Aids and Devices, Essesx, Mobile Meals and more.

For information, call Angela McCoy at 330-332-5042, Ext. 103.

Grief Recovery program offered


A 12-week Grief Recovery Program is offered by Crossroads Hospice at the Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning Monday. The program is free to residents.

Developed by the Grief Recovery Institute, the program creates a safe environment in which to learn how losses affect people and how to move past the grief and pain through new actions. A trained and certified moderator leads each session.

To register, call bereavement coordinator Jamie Schall at 330-776-3305.

Flu shot clinic


The Youngstown City Health Department, along with the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, is offering a flu shot clinic for those age six months and older from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday.

The cost is $20, or Medicare and Medicaid cards are accepted. The flu vaccine will be administered through injection.

Free workshop for disabled students


A free training workshop for high school students with disabilities and their families, “Planning for Life After High School,” is offered by Penn State Shenango from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday in Sharon Hall, Room 105, on Penn Avenue.

The workshop, presented by The Pennsylvania Training Partnership for People with Disabilities and Families in cooperation with Penn State Shenango’s Office of Disability Services, is designed to provide students and their families with overall guidance on how to transition from high school to adulthood.

Areas such as employment, recreational activities, friendships, communication, continuing education, transportation and rights and responsibilities will be discussed. Personal stories of both successful and unsuccessful student transitions will be shared and discussed.

To register, call Regina Sciullo at 724-837-8159, Ext. 164.

Child immunizations


The Warren City Health Department, 418 Main Ave. SW, is offering childhood immunization clinics in October, November and December

The clinics are from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. on: Tuesday and Oct. 21; Nov. 4 and 18: and Dec. 9.

All clinics are walk-in; no appointment is necessary. The child should be well and free of fever, rash or illness. An updated shot record is required. A $10 fee is charged or Medicaid cards are accepted.

For information, call Cheryl Strother, director of nursing, at 330-841-2596.

Affordable Care Act discussion


Nancy T. Kuzenko, an account executive with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, will discuss the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 during a meeting of the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group in the Maple Room at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, 8401 Market St.

Kuzenko, a peak Anthem achiever specializing in commercial insurance for businesses that employ between two and 50 workers, has more than 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry, and is president of the Western Reserve Association of Health Underwriters. She is a graduate of Kent State University and Leadership Mahoning Valley.

Meetings of the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group, sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners, are open to the public. Refreshments are provided and parking is free.

For information, call 330-480-3440.

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