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Health notes

(The Vindicator 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 44483)

SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The Youngstown Area Scleroderma Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Canfield. There will be an optional $10 edible gift exchange. The meeting is open to the public and focuses on issues of people affected in all ways by scleroderma. This includes patients, family, friends or anyone interested in advancing the areas of “Support-Education-Research.” For more information contact group leader Leni Schulz at, 330-654-2538, or by emailing Youngstown-sg@sfohio.org.

McDONALD NAMED GEM: The Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance honored Diana McDonald as Gem of the Year at the Lake Club in Poland on Nov. 1. The annual award is given to a member who has served the Medical Alliance and community with distinction.

McDonald has been a member of the MCMSA since 2013, serving as secretary, vice president and president. She also led the Alliance with project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone). She has served as co-chair for the annual charity fashion show for the past three years. She is an active member of TWIGs providing craft kits for Akron Children’s Hospital patients.

She was president of the Ohio State Medical Association Alliance in 2017-2018. She remains active as the immediate past president and previously served as District 6 director and state health promotion chairwoman. She held national leadership roles with the American Medical Association Alliance as the Opioid Initiative chairperson in 2017-2018.

McDonald most recently served on the boards of the Rich Center for Autism and The Friends of the Rich Center. She is a committee member of the MY Baby’s 1st Coalition and the Fetal Infant Mortality Review Board. She was named a finalist for the Athena Award of Youngstown / Warren in 2016.

A resident of Canfield with her husband Dr. David McDonald, she is an RN case manager for Buckeye Hospice and Palliative Care. She is also the owner of “Diana M. It’s Personal,” a business specializing in personalized gifts and baskets.

The Medical Alliance is a volunteer organization comprised of physicians’ spouses who provide support to the community through health education, legislation, community service and fundraising.

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

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

YELLOW BRICK SCHEDULE: Yellow Brick Place, 2959 Canfield Road, Suites 3 and 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.

• Movember — Grow a ‘stash to beat prostate cancer. Call Samantha Rivalsky at 330-480-3405.

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.

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 N. 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.

STEPPING OUT DAILY: Stepping Out, provided through a grant from the Mercy Health Foundation, offers daily activities and programs throughout the Mahoning Valley.

The November programs are as follows:

MONDAYS

• Cardio strength, noon to 1 p.m., (HRNM) Heart Reach Neighborhood Ministries, 211 Redondo, Youngstown, 330-744-2000;

• Beginner line dancing, 4 to 6 p.m., (ANC) McGuffey Centre, 1649 Jacobs Road. Youngstown, 330-744-4377;

• Youngstown Fitness Walk, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., (GMCCC) Greater Mill Creek Community Center, 496 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown, 330-743-0020;

• Zumba, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., GMCCC, Youngstown;

• Physical fitness, 5 to 6 p.m., (GCVC) Grace Community Vision Center, 2214 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, 330-707-4714;

• Majestic Monday (line dancing), 6 to 8 p.m., ANC, Youngstown;

• TATC (Toned Arms, Tight Core), 6:30 to 7 p.m., GMCCC, Youngstown;

• Strong30, 7 to 7:30 p.m., GMCCC, Youngstown;

TUESDAYS

• Chair aerobics, 1 to 2 p.m., ANC, Youngstown;

• Zumba, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., (HRNM);

• Line dancing, 5:45 to 7 p.m., Taft, Youngstown;

• Strong45, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., (EBFC) E.B. Family Life Center, 7 S. Garland Ave., Youngstown, 330-746-7190;

WEDNESDAYS

• Zumba, 5:30 to 6:30 a.m., (IMY) Inspiring Minds Youngstown, 2246 Glenwood Ave, Youngstown, 234-254-8124;

• Walk Easy Wednesday (Line Dancing), 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., GMCCC, Youngstown;

• Physical fitness, 5 to 6 p.m., GCVC, Youngstown;

• Dance fusion, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., (COC) City of Campbell, (Roosevelt Park) Sycamore Drive, Campbell, 330-755-1451;

• Strong30, 5:30 to 6 p.m., GMCCC, Youngstown;

• Booty ‘n’ Biceps, 6 to 6:30 p.m., GMCCC, Youngstown;

• Core Tabata, 6:30 to 7 p.m., GMCCC, Youngstown.

THURSDAYS

• Chair aerobics, 11 a.m. to noon, (EARC) Eugenia Atkinson Recreation Center, 903 Otis St., Youngstown, 330-747-3299;

• Triple Step Thursday (line dancing), 5:30 to 7 p.m., HRNM, Youngstown;

• Zumba Power Hour, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., Taft, Youngstown;

• Dance fusion, 6 to 7 p.m., EARC, Youngstown;

• Line dancing, 6 to 8 p.m., EBFC, Youngstown.

FRIDAYS

• Zumba, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., (OCCHA) OCCHA, 3660 Shirley Road, Youngstown, 330-781-1808;

• TATC, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., OCCHA, Youngstown.

SATURDAYS

• Zumba, 7 to 8 a.m., EBFC, Youngstown;

For information or scheduling with the nutritional educator or personal trainer, call Doris Bullock, project coordinator at 330-720-3293 or 330-480-8659, or email her at dibullock@mercy.com.

Health notes

IN-SCHOOL EYE EXAM: The Ohio Optometric Foundation announced that it will hold an in-school eye exam (iSee) event beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Crestview Elementary School, 3407 Middleton Road, Columbiana. The program will provide comprehensive eye exams by local optometrists and ophthalmologists and will provide custom eyeglasses at no charge to more than 60 pre-screened students. The iSee program is being held in partnership with Sight for All United with generous support from Farmers National Bank and the Essilor Vision Foundation.

The following local optometrists and ophthalmologists will be providing their expertise during the upcoming event: Drs. Rebecca Brown, Chad Moreschi, Sergul Erzurum, John Conrad, Tracey Needham, Cheryl Archer and John Archer.

For more details, including information on how to request an iSee event at your school, visit: ohiooptometricfoundation.org/programs/isee. For additional information about Sight for All United and the help it provides to the Mahoning Valley, visit: www.sightforallunited.com or email sightforall2016@ gmail.com.

PARENT SUPPORT: Succeed, a support group for parents who have experienced the child welfare system, will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 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.

The group will meet on Dec. 4 and 18.

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 the Mahoning and Trumbull county areas six days per week.

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

YELLOW BRICK SCHEDULE: Yellow Brick Place, 2959 Canfield Road, Suites 3 and 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.

• Chair Yoga — Saturday at YBP, Suite 3, beginning at 11:15 a.m;

• Movember — Grow a ‘stash to beat prostate cancer. Call Samantha Rivalsky at 330-480-3405.

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, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.

For information, call 330-744-5071 or go to ohioliving.org.

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 N. 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.

Health notes

(The Vindicator 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 44483)

LUPUS SUPPORT: Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. today at Panera Bread, U.S. Route 422, Niles.

For more information on the free group, contact Rhonda at 330-978-3749.

PFLAG MEETING: Youngstown Area PFLAG will have its monthly support meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Meetings are free and confidential. Directions and a map can be found at the chapter website www.youngstownpflag.org.

SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: Community members facing the challenges of a cancer journey can gain encouragement and understanding in a support group hosted by University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at Salem Regional Medical Center. The group’s next monthly meeting will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in SRMC’s Oncology Conference Room, inside the Cancer and Infusion Center on the hospital’s second floor.

Fellowship-trained hematologist / oncologist Ranga Brahmamdam, M.D., will discuss “Anxiety and Depression in Cancer Patients and How to Manage It.”

There is no cost to participate, but pre-registration for the meetings is requested. For questions or to RSVP, call June Semer at 330-332-7677.

HEALTHIER AT HOME: Healthier at Home, a free program to learn about self-care, general medical conditions and how to identify a medical emergency, will be offered 11 a.m. to noon or 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, Woodland Room.

All participants receive a copy of the Healthier at Home book to take home.

For more information and to register, call 330-480-3070.

ALZHEIMER RECEIVES GATES GRANT: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates joined the Alzheimer’s Association’s “Part the Cloud” global research grant program led by philanthropist Mikey Hoag. Gates’ award of $10 million will stimulate an additional $20 million in funding through Part the Cloud, doubling the total seven-year clinical research investments to $60 million in one year.

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter provides a number of free local services, including a 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900, speakers for organizations, one-on-one care planning and caregiver support groups.

For additional information, visit alz.org/eastohio.

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, Suites 3 and 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.

• Chair Yoga — Nov. 16 and 23 at YBP, Suite 3, beginning at 11:15 a.m;

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

• Multiple Myeloma Support Group Meeting — 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, at Denny’s Restaurant on Belmont Avenue;

• Movember — Grow a stash to beat prostate cancer. Call Samantha Rivalsky at 330-480-3405.

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.

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.

STEPPING OUT DAILY: Stepping Out, provided through a grant from the Mercy Health Foundation, offers daily activities and programs throughout the Mahoning Valley.

The November programs are as follows:

MONDAYS

• Cardio strength, noon to 1 p.m., (HRNM) Heart Reach Neighborhood Ministries, 211 Redondo, Youngstown, 330-744-2000;

• Beginner line dancing, 4 to 6 p.m., (ANC) McGuffey Centre, 1649 Jacobs Road. Youngstown, 330-744-4377;

• Youngstown Fitness Walk, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., (GMCCC) Greater Mill Creek Community Center, 496 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown, 330-743-0020;

• Zumba, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., GMCCC, Youngstown;

• Physical fitness, 5 to 6 p.m., (GCVC) Grace Community Vision Center, 2214 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, 330-707-4714;

• Majestic Monday (line dancing), 6 to 8 p.m., ANC, Youngstown;

• TATC (Toned Arms, Tight Core), 6:30 to 7 p.m., GMCCC, Youngstown;

• Strong30, 7 to 7:30 p.m., GMCCC, Youngstown;

TUESDAYS

• Chair aerobics, 1 to 2 p.m., ANC, Youngstown;

• Zumba, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., (HRNM);

• Line dancing, 5:45 to 7 p.m., Taft, Youngstown;

• Strong45, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., (EBFC) E.B. Family Life Center, 7 S. Garland Ave., Youngstown, 330-746-7190;

WEDNESDAYS

• Zumba, 5:30 to 6:30 a.m., (IMY) Inspiring Minds Youngstown, 2246 Glenwood Ave, Youngstown, 234-254-8124;

• Walk Easy Wednesday (Line Dancing), 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., GMCCC, Youngstown;

• Physical fitness, 5 to 6 p.m., GCVC, Youngstown;

• Dance fusion, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., (COC) City of Campbell, (Roosevelt Park) Sycamore Drive, Campbell, 330-755-1451;

• Strong30, 5:30 to 6 p.m., GMCCC, Youngstown;

• Booty ‘n’ Biceps, 6 to 6:30 p.m., GMCCC, Youngstown;

• Core Tabata, 6:30 to 7 p.m., GMCCC, Youngstown.

THURSDAYS

• Chair aerobics, 11 a.m. to noon, (EARC) Eugenia Atkinson Recreation Center, 903 Otis St., Youngstown, 330-747-3299;

• Triple Step Thursday (line dancing), 5:30 to 7 p.m., HRNM, Youngstown;

• Zumba Power Hour, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., Taft, Youngstown;

• Dance fusion, 6 to 7 p.m., EARC, Youngstown;

• Line dancing, 6 to 8 p.m., EBFC, Youngstown.

FRIDAYS

• Zumba, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., (OCCHA) OCCHA, 3660 Shirley Road, Youngstown, 330-781-1808;

• TATC, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., OCCHA, Youngstown.

SATURDAYS

• Zumba, 7 to 8 a.m., EBFC, Youngstown;

Stepping Out health screenings only:

• Nov. 15, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (OCCHA);

• Nov. 18, noon to 1 p.m. (HRNM);

• Nov. 20, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (COC).

Health screenings and healthy eating educational demonstration

• Today, 5 to 6:30 p.m. (TFF);

• Nov. 21, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., (Taft) Taft Elementary School, 730 E. Avondale Ave., Youngstown, (United Way), 330-746-8494;

• Nov. 26, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (HRNM);

• Nov. 14, 6 to 7:30 p.m., (EBF).

Healthier at Home

• Nov. 20, 5:15 (COC).

For information or scheduling with the nutritional educator or personal trainer, call Doris Bullock, project coordinator at 330-720-3293 or 330-480-8659, or emial her at dibullock@mercy.com