Beginning Yoga classes start soon

Beginning Yoga classes start soon


Beginning Yoga classes are from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. each Monday — March 10 through April 21 — at St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland Ave. Certified yoga instructor Dawn Perhacs leads the adults-only class. The cost is $58 per person and $44 for Humility of Mary Health Partners employees. For information or to register, call HMHP Community Outreach at 330-480-3070.

Workshop about LGBTQI violence


Help Hotline Crisis Center Inc. is offering an interactive workshop about violence against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, and Intersex (LGBTQI) presented by BRAVO, Youngstown PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays) and Help Hotline Crisis Center.

The workshop is from 9 a.m. to noon March 17 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Registration and a continental breakfast are from 8:15 to 9 a.m. The workshop is free for the general public and students and $15 for professional counselors and social workers. Checks should be made payable to Youngstown PFLAG.

For information, call Help Hotline at 330-747-5111.

Nurse to address ostomy group


Registered Nurse Tara Bertini, an advocate for patients with Crohn’s disease and/or colitis, will address the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group, which meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 11 at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road.

Bertini will discuss the free patient advocate programs provided by AbbVie, a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company.

The meeting is free and open to ostomy patients, families and friends. Refreshments are provided and parking is free. For information, call 330-480-3440.

The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group, sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners, provides information and encouragement to individuals who have or will have ostomies.

Immunization clinic


The Niles Health Department, 34 W. State St., is offering an immunization clinic for children from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and March 19. No appointment is necessary, and no one will be refused because of the inability to pay.

Children should be feeling well, with no illness, fever or rash, and children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Immunization records are required.

Autism Society seeks providers


The Autism Society of Ohio-Mahoning Valley is seeking service providers to participate in its first Community Autism and Disability Resource and Awareness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 22 at Eastwood Mall.

Service providers will have the opportunity to provide participants information about autism and disability services and organizations in the area and Northeast Ohio region. There is also a series of educational workshops for parents and activities for children. For information and to reserve a booth, call the Mahoning Valley Office, Autism Society of Ohio, at 330-743-9184.

Five-star rating for SOV in Boardman


Shepherd of the Valley-Boardman recently received a five-star rating on its state survey from Medicare, joining SOV’s Howland and Niles skilled nursing centers, which have received five-star and four-star ratings, respectively.

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