Managing chronic health conditions
The Mahoning County District Board of Health is sponsoring the Healthy U Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program at the Central YMCA.
The six-week Healthy U Chronic Disease Self-Management Program helps individuals better manage their chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, arthritis, heart disease, or hypertension. The class meets once a week on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning Wednesday, at the Central YMCA in Youngstown, 17 N. Champion St.
Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP), for individuals with Type 1, Type 2 diabetes, or pre-diabetes, encourages small lifestyle changes while teaching about diabetes and the way it affects health. DEEP is an interactive six-week small group workshop that takes place once a week on Saturdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m., beginning Oct. 29, also at the Central YMCA.
Classes are free. Call 330-270-2855 ext. 109 or 330-744-8411, ext. 155, for information or to register.
The Mahoning County District Board of Health is offering flu- shot clinics at various locations throughout the county. The CDC recommends that everyone over 6 months receive a yearly influenza shot. No appointment is necessary. Most private insurances are accepted. Clients are asked to bring their insurance cards, driver’s license, Medicare and Medicaid cards for billing purposes. The nasal spray influenza vaccine is not available.
Available flu vaccines and their costs are: Quadrivalent (4 flu virus strains), $40; trivalent (3 flu virus strains), $40; and high-dose trivalent (3 flu virus strains) for age 65 and older, $55.
The flu-shot clinic schedule is:
Sept. 28: 2 to 7 p.m., Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St.; Oct. 5: 1 to 3 p.m., Goshen Township Administration Building, 14003 W. South Range Road; Oct. 6: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mahoning County District Board of Health, 50 Westchester Drive, Austintown; Oct. 14: noon to 6 p.m., Poland Township Administration Building, 3339 Dobbins Road; Oct. 17: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Boardman Township Building, 8299 Market St.; Oct. 19: 1 to 5 p.m., Mauthe Park, 156 Smithfield St., Struthers.
Oct. 21: 9 to 11:30 a.m., Berlin Township Building, Weidenmier House, 15801 Akron-Canfield Road, Berlin Center; Oct. 21; noon to 2 p.m., Lake Milton Fire Station, 15980 Milton Ave.; Oct. 26: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Green Township Administration Building, 12200 Lisbon Road; Nov. 2: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Beaver Township Administration Building, 11999 South Ave. ext., North Lima.
Heart Failure 101 class
Mercy Health – Youngstown is offering a Heart Failure 101 class from 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at St. Joseph Wellness Center, St. Joseph Warren Hospital, 667 Eastland Ave. SE. The class is free to patients and families dealing with congestive heart failure. Call 330-841-4327 to register.
Mercy Health – Youngstown is offering four three-day diabetes education sessions during September. They are:
St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital: 9 to 11:30 a.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday; and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 28 and 29 in the diabetes education classroom, 1044 Belmont Ave.
St. Joseph Warren Hospital: 6 to 8:30 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday in Classroom 1, 667 Eastland Ave. SE., Warren. Free parking is available at all locations. Registration is required. Call 330-480-2676.