The Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities meets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Opportunities for Ohioans With Disabilities, 150 East Campus View Blvd. If accommodations are needed, call Donna Foster at 614-438-1394 no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday. Free parking is available in front of the building.
Adult grief series
Humility of Mary Health Partners’ Hospice of the Valley is offering the eight-week New Horizons Grief Series for adults who have had a loved one die.
The session in Columbiana County is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 251 S. Broadway, Salem; and the session in Pennsylvania is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 24 at the McGonigle Community Room, 1615 E. State St., Hermitage, Pa. To register, call Kim at 330-549-5901 or Bereavement at 1-800-640-5180.
Grief recovery instructions
The Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home, 709 North Main St., is offering the 10-week Grief Recovery Instruction Support Groups at 7 p.m. Tuesdays beginning today .
The recovery groups, led by Philip Roland who has a master of arts degree in counseling and is the grief pastoral counselor for the funeral home, are not limited to families served by Kelley-Robb-Cummins, but are open to anyone who has suffered a loss. For information, call 1-330-534-1952.
Healthful eating habits program
A community program designed to help participants adopt healthy eating habits is offered by Bridget Lackey, registered dietitian and community health educator for Humility of Mary Health Partners. The classes are 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown.
Class topics and dates are: portion control, Jan. 16, April 17; label reading, Feb. 20, May 15; and eating mindfulness, March 20, June 19. The program is free, but pre-registration is encouraged. Call 330-480-3070.
Hospice of the Valley’s new volunteer training class will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1 and 8 at Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 3 to March 3 at McGonigle Funeral Home, 1090 E. State St., Sharon, Pa.
Volunteers learn what Hospice of the Valley’s team of doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains do for patients and their families and how volunteers fit into that team. New volunteers are needed for all areas of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties and western Pennsylvania. Volunteer assignments are made close to the volunteer’s home.
Future training programs are planned for 1 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays, March 7 to April 4, at St. Joe’s at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, Niles; and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Martin-MacLean-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 15872 Saint Clair Ave., Calcutta. For information or to register, call 330-788-1992.
Agapi Mantos, a registered and licensed dietician and certified specialist in gerontological nutrition and an instructor at Youngstown State University, is offering a lecture on dietary choices to keep hearts healthy and how to evaluate nutrition labels from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 3.
The lectures, free and open to the public, are at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 4250 Shields Road. To register, call Sister Mary Ellen Dean at 330-792-7636.