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Health notes

The Vindicator edition of the Tribune Chronicle will print area Health Notes each Tuesday. Events should be open to the public and hosted by a nonprofit organization. To submit Health Notes, email to society@tribtoday.com or mail to 240 Franklin St. SE, Warren, Ohio 44483

FOCUS MEETS: Friends Offering Compassionate Understanding Support (FOCUS) to breast cancer survivors will meet noon Wednesday at Eat’n Park Restaurant on Mahoning Avenue in Austintown.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING: Hospice of the Valley is holding New Volunteer Training Classes 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2 and 9 at Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland.

This a two-part comprehensive training course. New volunteers must attend both dates of training.

HEALTH CARE VISIONARY AWARDS: Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley will present its annual Health Care Visionary Awards to three community leaders making significant strides to improve the health of Mahoning Valley residents during a dinner in their honor Wednesday at The Vineyards at Pine Lake.

Ralph “Skip” Barone, manager of Our Community Kitchen, will receive the Heart of the Mission Award in recognition of his work to provide warm meals and a welcoming place of respite to those in need. The kitchen is open for breakfast and lunch six days a week.

The Rev. Dr. Lewis Macklin II, pastor of Holy Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, will receive the Mahoning Valley Leadership in Health Award in recognition of his work to bring the African-American Male Wellness Walk to the Mahoning Valley.

Bridget Lackey, community health educator at Mercy Health, will receive the Continuing the Legacy Award in recognition of her work to bring farmers markets, a fruit and vegetable prescription program and double-up program to the Mahoning Valley.

For information, call Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley at 330-729-1180.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: Help Network of Northeast Ohio’s monthly support group meeting of the Survivors of Suicide in Columbiana County will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Columbiana Counseling Center, 40722 state Route 154, in Lisbon.

For more information, call the Help Network of Northeast Ohio at 330-424-7767.

PARENT SUPPORT: Succeed, a support group for parents who have experienced the child welfare system, will meet 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown. (The library is not sponsoring or participating in this event.)

Parents who are involved with Children Services provide one another with hope, support and empowerment. During Succeed groups, parents discuss useful topics, help one another with community resources, and have social time to support each other.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Schmid or Theresa Pancoe at Mahoning County Children Services, 330-941-8888.

EXERCISE AVAILABLE: Mercy Health’s Community Health Education offers free exercise classes at various locations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties six days a week.

For locations and schedule, call 330-720-3293.

YELLOW BRICK SCHEDULE: Yellow Brick Place, 2959 Canfield Road, Suite 3 and Suite 10, Youngstown, supports and educates cancer patients and those closest to them by providing individual and group services in the tri-county area.

For information, call YBP from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday or Thursday at 234-228-9550.

DIVORCE SUPPORT: St. Joseph Church, Austintown, will host a DivorceCare support group 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays for 12 weeks in the blue room at the former St. Joseph School building. For more information, contact Jim Merhaut at jim@coachingtoconnect.com or visit www.stjosephaustintown.org/divorcecare/.

OHIO LIVING SENIOR CENTER: Ohio Living, Home Health and Hospice Senior center, 110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. For information, call 330-744-5071 or go to ohioliving.org.

• Zumba, 1 p.m. every Thursday (cost);

• Humana representative Aaron Pace will answer questions about health policies and / or open enrollment;

ª Halloween party, 1 p.m. Oct. 31. Costumes, raffles, refreshments and music. RSVP by Thursday.

NAR-ANON PROGRAM: Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends who have been adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, meets every Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Sahara Club (upstairs), 2345 Youngstown Road SE, Warren.

For information, call Bill at 330-856-3822.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups available free to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one affected by the disease or another form of dementia.

• Fourth Thursday at 1:30 p.m., Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St., Canfield;

• Third Monday at 2 p.m., Antonine Sisters Adult Day Center, 2675 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson.

Groups meet monthly. For more information or to confirm, contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

GRIEF RECOVERY GROUPS: Grief Recovery instructional support groups meet 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home Care Center, next to the funeral home, 709 N. Main St., Hubbard. Groups are led by Philip Roland and are open to those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

For information, contact Bill or Candee at the funeral home, 330-534-1952.

MVI HOSPICE CARE: Bereavement support groups are free to anyone who has lost a loved one, including a pet. Contact 330-759-9487 for information.

Sessions are 1 to 3 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month and 6 to 8 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at the Boardman Park Georgeanna Parker Administration Building, 375 Boardman Poland Road.

NAMI SUPPORT GROUPS: NAMI Mahoning Valley offers support and education to those dealing with serious mental illness.

Support groups are:

• Evening Connections — 6 p.m., second and fourth Thursday each month, AltaCare Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown;

• Daytime Connections — 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.

Family Support Groups include:

• Daytime Family Support Group — 11 a.m., first Thursday each month, Girard Free Library, 105 Prospect St., Girard;

• Evening Family Support Group — 7 p.m., second Tuesday each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

ADDICTION THERAPY AVAILABLE: PsyCare Inc., 2980 Belmont Ave., Liberty, has created a clinical therapy program to treat individuals suffering with substance abuse and drug addiction issues. Family members are also welcome.

Assessments can be scheduled by calling 330-759-2310.

FLU SHOT CLINICS: Mahoning County Public Health will hold flu shot clinics at various locations throughout the county. No appointment is necessary.

Bring insurance cards, driver’s license, Medicaid and Medicare cards so the cost of the vaccine can be billed; most private insurances are accepted. With proof of insurance the flu vaccine is free.

Mahoning County Public Health is a Vaccines for Children Program provider and will have limited opportunities for children that are uninsured or underinsured to receive the vaccine free of charge.

Available flu vaccines include ages six months and up, Quadrivalent (four flu virus strains); and for 65 and older, a high dose trivalent (three flu virus strains).

The schedule includes:

• Today, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., Youngstown;

• Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Boardman Township Building, 8299 Market St., Boardman;

• Friday, 9 to 11 a.m., Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, Youngstown;

• Oct. 29, 2 to 5 p.m., Poland Township Administration Building, 3339 Dobbins Road, Poland.

Health notes

RECOVERY GROUP MEETS: Recovery, International, a community self-help mental health group, will meet 7 p.m. today, at Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road, Youngstown. For meeting information, call 330-747-1176.

OHIO LIVING SENIOR CENTER: Ohio Living, Home Health and Hospice Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. For information, call 330-744-5071 or go to ohioliving.org.

• Zumba, 1 p.m. every Thursday (cost);

• Humana representative Aaron Pace will answer questions about health policies and / or open enrollment;

• Halloween Party, 1 p.m. Oct. 31. Costumes, raffles, refreshments and music. RSVP by Oct. 24 (cost).

ASSISTANCE WITH DIRECTIVES: Family First Adult Day Services is offering free help with Advanced Directives from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 9. Free assistance with living wills, power of attorney and advanced directives. Must be a Mahoning County resident 60 years of age or older and have the ability to understand the documents that are being prepared. Please call Family First to register at 330-953-2704.

DEPRESSION SCREENINGS: Jewish Family Services is partnering with students from the counseling department at Youngstown State University to offer free depression screenings from 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 10 at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown. These screenings will be private and confidential. Representatives from Help Network of Youngstown will also be present to discuss local resource options.

JFS meets the social service needs of the community through diverse programs and services including guardianships, counseling, group housing, and home delivered meals. JFS is an agency of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. For more information, visit jewishyoungstown.org.

EXERCISE AVAILABLE: Mercy Health’s Community Health Education offers free exercise classes at various locations in the Mahoning and Trumbull county areas six days a week. For locations and schedule, call 330-720-3293.

YELLOW BRICK SCHEDULE: Yellow Brick Place, 2959 Canfield Road, Suite 3 and Suite 10, Youngstown, supports and educates cancer patients and those closest to them by providing individual and group services in the tri-county area. For information, call YBP from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday or Thursday at 234-228-9550.

The October schedule includes:

• Chair Yoga — 11:15 a.m. Saturday, and Oct. 19 and 26, Suite 3 at YBP;

• Caregiver Support Group Meeting — 4:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 8, Suite 10 at YBP;

• Salem Octoberfest — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12, in front of Salem Historical Society Museum. YBP will be there with children’s activities;

• Your Beauty Program — 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 15, Suite 10 at YBP;

• Multiple Myeloma Support Group — 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Suite 3 at YBP. Open to cancer survivors and caregivers.

PFLAG SUPPORT: Youngstown Area PFLAG will have its monthly support meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 8, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Youngstown Area PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies) is a support, education and advocacy group united with LGBT people to move equality forward. Support meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are free and confidential. Parking is available in the church lot off of Wick Avenue. Directions and a map can be found at the chapter website: www.youngstownpflag.org

PARENT SUPPORT: Succeed, a support group for parents who have experienced the child welfare system, will meet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9, at the Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown. The library is not sponsoring or participating in this event.

Parents who are involved with Children Services provide each other with hope, support and empowerment. During Succeed groups, parents discuss useful topics, help each other with community resources, and have social time to support each other.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Schmid or Theresa Pancoe at Mahoning County Children Services, 330-941-8888.

SOMA ESSENTIAL HEALING: Soma Essential Healing & Wellness Center, 841 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite 302, Youngstown, is holding a free, live webinar from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 9. “The Secret to Weight Loss,” broadcast live over the internet, will include: The root cause of being overweight or obese; How being overweight or obese impacts your wellness all the way down to the cellular level; Why being overweight or obese is a recipe for chronic illness and disease; Herbs for weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight; Basics of weight loss – tips for losing weight and healing obesity with Kedarji’s 4 Pillars of Total Well-Being.

Kedarji, a local resident of Youngstown, and founder of Soma Essential Healing & Well-Being, offers his unique and effective approach to healing and total well-being. Soma Essential Healing & Well-Being has tested four pillars of total well-being: spiritual power, improved mental state, emotional resilience and vibrant health.

DIVORCE SUPPORT: St. Joseph Church, Austintown, will host a DivorceCare support group 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays for 12 weeks in the blue room at the former St. Joseph School building. For more information, contact Jim Merhaut at jim@coachingtoconnect.com or visit www.stjosephaustintown.org/divorcecare/.

NAR-ANON PROGRAM: Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends who have been adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, meets every Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Sahara Club (Upstairs), 2345 Youngstown Road SE, Warren. For more information, call Bill at 330-856-3822.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups available free to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one affected by the disease or another form of dementia.

• Fourth Thursday at 1:30 p.m., Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St., Canfield;

• Third Monday at 2 p.m., Antonine Sisters Adult Day Center, 2675 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson.

Groups meet monthly. For more information or to confirm, contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

GRIEF RECOVERY GROUPS: Grief Recovery instructional support groups meet 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home Care Center, next to the funeral home, 709 N. Main St., Hubbard. Groups are led by Philip Roland and are open to those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. For information, contact Bill or Candee at the funeral home, 330-534-1952.

MVI HOSPICE CARE: Bereavement support groups are free to anyone who has lost a loved one, including a pet. Contact 330-759-9487 for information. Sessions are 1 to 3 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month and 6 to 8 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at the Boardman Park Georgeanna Parker Administration Building, 375 Boardman Poland Road.

NAMI SUPPORT GROUPS: NAMI Mahoning Valley offers support and education to those dealing with serious mental illness.

Support groups are:

• Evening Connections — 6 p.m., second and fourth Thursday each month, AltaCare Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown;

• Daytime Connections — 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.

Family Support Groups include:

• Daytime Family Support Group — 11 a.m., first Thursday each month, Girard Free Library, 105 Prospect St., Girard;

• Evening Family Support Group — 7 p.m., second Tuesday each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

ADDICTION THERAPY AVAILABLE: PsyCare Inc., 2980 Belmont Ave., Liberty, has created a clinical therapy program to treat individuals suffering with substance abuse and drug addiction issues. Family members are also welcome.

Assessments can be scheduled by calling 330-759-2310.

FLU SHOT CLINICS: Mahoning County Public Health will be holding flu shot clinics at various locations throughout the county. No appointment is necessary.

Bring insurance cards, driver’s license, Medicaid and Medicare cards so the cost of the vaccine can be billed; most private insurances are accepted. With proof of insurance the flu vaccine is free.

Mahoning County Public Health is a Vaccines for Children Program provider and will have limited opportunities for children that are uninsured or underinsured to receive the vaccine free of charge.

Available flu vaccines include ages six months and up-Quadrivalent (4 flu virus strains); and ages 65 years and older-high dose trivalent (3 flu virus strains).

Schedule:

• Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m., Goshen Township Administration Building, 14003 W. South Range Road, Salem;

• Thursday, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Berlin Township Building, Weidenmier House, 15823 Akron-Canfield Road, Berlin Center;

• Thursday, noon to 1:30 p.m., Lake Milton Fire Station, 15980 Milton Ave., Lake Milton;

• Oct. 8, 2 to 4 p.m., Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 South Broad St., Canfield;

• Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to noon, Green Township Administration Building, 12184 Lisbon Road, Salem;

• Oct. 9, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Beaver Township Administration Building, 11999 South Ave., North Lima;

• Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mahoning County Public Health, 50 Westchester Drive, Youngstown;

• Oct. 16, 1 to 4 p.m., Struthers Mauthe Park, 156 Smithfield St., Struthers;

• Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., Youngstown;

• Oct. 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Boardman Township Building, 8299 Market St., Boardman;

• Oct. 25, 9 to 11 a.m., Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, Youngstown;

• Oct. 29, 2 to 5 p.m., Poland Township Administration Building, 3339 Dobbins Road, Poland.

(The Vindicator edition of the Tribune Chronicle will print area Health Notes each Tuesday. Events should be open to the public and put on by a nonprofit. To submit Health Notes, email them to society@tribtoday.com or mail to 240 Franklin St. SE, Warren, Ohio 44482)