An Innovations 2.0: Building Healthier Communities workshop designed to initiate discussions about how the Mahoning Valley can get healthier is from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Avalon Inn Grand Pavilion in Howland.
Advanced registration is required. It can be completed online by visiting http://www.cfmv.org/innovations-2-0-building-healthy-communities or by calling 330-743-5555.
Keynote speakers are U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, and Jason Reece, assistant professor for city and regional planning at the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University.
The event includes a detailed look at the region’s health profile, a session on civic collaboration, and a panel discussion with leaders of a regional health initiative in the Cleveland area.
The 18th annual Candlelight Vigil in remembrance of loved ones who died by suicide is at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at Victory Christian Center, Warren Campus, 4257 Tod Ave. N.W., Warren.
Anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide is welcome and encouraged to bring photos and/or signs.
The Candlelight Vigil is coordinated by Help Hotline Crisis Center Inc. For information, call 1-800-427-3606.
Akron Children’s Hospital is accepting applications through Nov. 11 for its 2017 Summer Pediatric Research Scholars program. The 10-week program is for college sophomores and juniors planning careers in health care professions, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy and research.
Students begin the program in early June and commit to working at least 24 hours per week at the hospital. Each student is assigned a mentor and will work on a specific research project. Additionally, students have opportunities to shadow clinical teams in various hospital departments, ranging from the neonatal intensive care unit to surgery.
The applications must include two reference letters. To apply, visit www.akronchildrens.org/sprs. A selective interview process is conducted. Previous formal research experience is not required.
Free Dental Day for U.S. veterans
Braydich Dental, 45 E. Liberty St., is offering its fourth annual Free Dental Day for Veterans from 8 a.m. to noon Friday. Veterans who provide proof of service will be treated on a first come, first served basis, and receive their choice of a filling, extraction, cleaning or denture adjustment.
“It’s our way of saying thanks. We want to freely help our vets for helping us be free,” says Dr. Rudy Braydich. For information, call Danielle at 330-534-5408.
Akron Children’s Hospital is offering rehabilitative services Monday through Friday at its new office at 5000 E. Market St. in Warren.
The hospital provides pediatric-focused physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists and physical therapists focused on helping young athletes prevent and recover from sports-related injuries.
“Now, patient families in Warren will no longer have to travel to one of our main hospital campuses to receive rehabilitation therapy. Plus, the office is located next to our Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, urgent care and pediatric subspecialties making it convenient for patient families to have a variety of services all nearby,” said Mary Marino, director of Rehabilitative Services for Akron Children’s.