Diabetes empowerment education program

Diabetes empowerment education program


The Mahoning County District Board of Health is offering the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program in November, December and January 2018 for individuals with type 1, type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. The program encourages small lifestyle changes while learning about diabetes and the way it affects health. DEEP is an interactive small-group workshop that takes place once a week for six weeks.

The following classes are being offered: Wednesday to Dec. 20, Youngstown Central Branch, 17 N. Champion St., 10 a.m. to noon, Y membership not required; Thursday to Dec. 21, McGuffey Centre, 1649 Jacobs Road, Youngstown, 10 a.m. to noon; Jan. 3, 2018, to Feb. 7, 2018, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Jan. 16, 2018, to Feb. 20, 2018, DD & Velma Davis Family YMCA, 45 McClurg Road, Boardman, 10 a.m. to noon, Y membership not required. The program is free. Registration is required. Call 330-270-2855, ext. 109.

40-hour crisis training


New Middletown Police Officer Christopher Walla recently completed a 40-hour Crisis Intervention Training program sponsored by the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board.

The program, which instructs officers in responding to service calls for people suffering from mental health crises, includes lectures from experts in mental health, tours of community facilities and role-playing.

Chiropractic consult


Certified Naturopathic Dr. Dannielle MacDuff if offering free “Can We Help You” consults at two locations.

One is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Mussler Chiropractic, 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite C-2. Call 330-758-9567 for an appointment, which is required.

The second consult is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Associated Chiropractic, 837 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. Call 330-307-5967 for an appointment.

Tips to avoid falls


The Ohio Department of Aging’s STEADY U Ohio initiative urges older adults and their families to use the end of Daylight Savings Time as a reminder to check their homes, where most falls occur, for hazards that can lead to slips, trips and tumbles.

One in three older adults will fall this year. An older Ohioan falls every minute on average, resulting in an injury every five minutes, an emergency-department visit every six minutes, two hospitalizations each hour and three deaths each day.

Tips to avoid falls include: Arrange furniture to create straight, clear paths between rooms; provide adequate lighting near doorways and stairs and in the bedroom and bathroom; free walkways of clutter and other slipping/tripping hazards; secure rugs to the floor so they don’t move or slip or flip up when walked on; store commonly used kitchen items in easy-to-reach locations; make sure floors and floor coverings are in good repair; have slip-resistant rugs and mats in the bathroom; ensure that indoor and outdoor steps and handrails are in good repair.

Visit the STEADY U Ohio website – steadyu.ohio.gov – for more ways to create a falls-free home.

Natural health seminar


The Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D3, Boardman, is offering a free natural health seminar, “Getting a Restful Night’s Sleep,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Ted Suzelis, N.D., will offer natural solutions to getting a restful, restorative sleep every night.

For information or to reserve a seat, call 330-729-1350 or visit OhioND.com. A reservation is required.

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