Youngstown YWCA to host free events

Youngstown YWCA to host free events


The YWCA of Youngstown will host two free health events this month to highlight its importance as Minority Health Month.

“Be Healthy, Be Active,” a program for youths, will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 9 at Chaney High School, 731 S. Hazelwood Ave. The event will include information on nutrition, games for everyday fun and a cardio line dance; refreshments, door prizes and giveaways also will be offered.

“If Scales Could Speak! Weight Loss 101,” a health fair for women, will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at the YWCA, 25. W. Rayen Ave. The heath fair includes a yoga session and information about fad diets and weight loss, weight loss and its relationship with diseases, nutrition, and healthy meal preparation. Door prizes and food samplings will be available.

The events are funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health. Call the YWCA at 330-746-6361 for information.

Well-child clinics planned in Girard


A well-child immunization clinic will be April 10 in the Girard Health Department at the city building, 100 W. Main St. Call for times and appointments.

A $10 administrative fee will be charged per child. Parents are reminded to bring a copy of the child’s immunization record, and a parent or guardian must accompany children under 18. Children must be pre-registered by parents before the clinic.

Call the health department from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 330-545-6048.

Recovery coaches for addiction


Recovery coaches help individuals who are impacted by addiction gain access to the resources, services and support that will assist them to achieve long-term recovery.

This service is now available at Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road SE; the service is free and open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays.

“Recovery coaches are peers that are in long-term recovery themselves and will help an individual to overcome barriers in their path to a life in recovery,” said Chad Wiltrout of the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic. Wiltrout is one of the coaches available to male clients at Sahara Club II.

For information, visit Sahara Club II. The service is gender specific; men are asked to call 330-719-8419 and women, 330-716-1727.

New doctor for New Beginnings


Dr. Jenifer R. Lloyd is participating in a national philanthropic campaign coordinated by the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Inc.

The New Beginnings Radiation Mark Removal Program offers free radiation mark, or tattoo, removal for cancer patients.

Dr. Lloyd, who is board certified, has joined more than 100 board certified ASLMS members who have volunteered to remove radiation marks free for cancer survivors so the patients can have a new beginning.

Patients who wish to take advantage of the special offer are asked to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lloyd by visiting, emailing, or calling 330-758-9189. An official letter from an oncologist or radiologist approving the removal of any radiation marks or tattoos is required.

The free service is open to all cancer patients and is not limited to breast cancer or lymphoma survivors. The program will be offered year-round.

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