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Weekly Silver Sneakers program

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Weekly Silver Sneakers program


Shepherd of the Valley is hosting a weekly Silver Sneakers program at its Niles campus, 1500 McKinley Ave., at 1:20 p.m. every Thursday. Classes are open to the public and are free to those with a Silver Sneakers benefit as part of their health insurance plan. The cost is $2 for all others.

For information, contact Kim Osborn at 330-544-0771 ext. 2814 or email

Ohio Living Park Vista five-star overall rating


Ohio Living Park Vista, 1216 Fifth Ave., received a five-star overall rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the federal agency’s Nursing Home Compare Provider Rating Report.

With more than 900 nursing homes in Ohio, CMS only allots 10 percent of those homes to have a five-star rating, said Lori Ference, Ohio Living Park Vista administrator.

Several factors go into this rating including health inspection, quality measures and staffing. Ohio Living Park Vista offers five levels of care: Nursing care, memory care, rehabilitation, assisted living and independent living, said Ference.

Family Physician of the Year Award 2018


The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) is seeking nominations for its 2018 Family Physician of the Year Award. Nominations are due March 16.

The award recognizes a family physician who has exhibited extraordinary, beyond-the-call-of-duty merit, articulating and encouraging members and students to pursue the ideals of family medicine, and conveying these ideals to the public.

To be eligible for nomination, the family physician must have 10 years of post-residency or equivalent experience; be a member of the OAFP, and currently be in practice

To nominate a physician, complete the nomination form or send a letter of recommendation to: OAFP Awards Workgroup, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, 4075 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214-3296. To check if a physician has membership status with OAFP, call 800-742-7327 or e-mail

New behavioral health inpatient hospital


Generations Behavioral Health-Youngstown is opening a new state-of-the-art 76-bed behavioral health inpatient hospital in March at 196 Colonial Drive.

“The new facility will bring an additional 140 jobs to Liberty Township and address the ever-growing behavioral health needs in the area,” said Nate Mast, chief executive officer of Generations Behavioral Health-Youngstown.

“This is an exciting time for our organization as well as the community and will provide much-needed services to the area for geriatric psychiatric patients, adult psychiatric patients, and dual-diagnosis patients with a primary psychiatric diagnosis who are also dealing with addiction issues,” Mast said.

“It is important to Generations Behavioral Health that our hospital and community develop good rapport and understanding early on. That being the case, we have welcomed and engaged in discussion with key political figures, local law enforcement, community health systems, and other key stakeholders in the community in order to best provide mutual support and service,” he said.

Part 2 of Herbology series


Board-certified Naturopath doctor, Dannielle MacDuff, is accepting registrations for Part 2 of her Herbology series of courses to be conducted Feb. 8, 15 and 22 at ETI Technical College, 2076 Youngstown-Warren Road. The cost of the course is a $55 donation to the Phoenix House Building Fund.

For information and to register, call 330-758-9567 or visit the events page at