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Health notes

The Vindicator prints 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, OH 44483.

GRIEF RECOVERY GROUPS: Grief Recovery instructional support groups begins its 59th series at 6 p.m. today 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.

The groups will meet each Tuesday throughout the winter, and are not limited to those families served by the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral home.

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

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT: FOCUS Breast Cancer Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Phoenix Fire Grill and Bar, 5231 S. Canfield Niles Road, Canfield.

For more information, call 330 518-3788.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS: Mercy Health-Hospice of the Valley is seeking volunteers and will host a training course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 8 and 15 at Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland.

Pre-registration, fingerprints and background checks are mandatory for those seeking this required training.

Both classes must be completed in order to become a certified volunteer. Call 330-549-5902 to reserve a spot or for more information.

HEALTH PROGRAMS: Mahoning County Public Health, 50 Westchester Drive, Austintown, works to protect the public’s health and to ensure conditions in which all people can live healthy lives.

Mahoning County Public Health offers a variety of services from immunizations to environmental and community health programs. For a complete list of services, visit mahoning health.org.

“Chronic Pain Self-Management,” 1 to 3 p.m. beginning Feb. 6 through March 12 at the Davis Family YMCA, 45 McClurg Road, Boardman.

“Chronic Pain Self-Management” is an educational program designed to help individuals 60 and older with proven strategies to manage chronic pain. Classes are interactive, and mutual support and success helps build confidence in managing health and maintaining active and fulfilling lives.

To register for the free workshop or for more information, call 330-270-2855, Ext. 109.

“Falls Prevention — A Matter of Balance” is an eight-week structured falls prevention workshop that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels.

During weekly two-hours sessions, participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance.

Times are 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Feb. 6. To register or more information, call 330-270-2855, Ext. 171.

SRMC CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Community members facing the challenges of a cancer journey can gain encouragement and understanding of the disease during a free 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. Feb. 5 in SRMC’s Oncology Conference Room, inside the Cancer and Infusion Center on the hospital’s second floor. Guest speaker Jessica Mertens, a clinical dietitian, will discuss “Eating Well Through Cancer.”

SRMC’s Cancer Support Group is open to anyone coping with a cancer diagnosis, whether receiving care at SRMC or another facility. Sessions are led by SRMC’s licensed oncology social worker, and offer education and emotional support for people with any type of cancer. The group meets one Wednesday evening a month.

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.

DOWNS WINTER PROGRAMS: Down Syndrome Association of the Valley encourages persons with Down syndrome and their families to visit dsav.org to register for winter programming that includes yoga, tennis, swim, cooking, social therapy and toddler time. Membership to DSAV is free.

DSAV is a nonprofit organization serving eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania and is an affiliate member of the National Down Syndrome Society, the National Down Syndrome Congress and Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action.

The DSAV Cooks class will again be held 6 p.m. Feb. 5 and 19 at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center in Canfield.

For more information, email office@dsav.org.

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.

YBP’s Fashion Show, March 8, Waypoint 4180, Canfield.

EASTERSEAL MEALS: Easterseals offers home-delivered meals to homebound clients 60 and older in Mahoning and Columbiana counties. There are different meal options. A suggested donation of $2 per meal helps support the program; donations are voluntary. Call 330-884-2513.

Easterseals offers nonmedical transportation to independent seniors 60 and older in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. A suggested donation of $2.50 per trip helps support the program; donations are voluntary. Call 330-884-2511 to schedule.

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.

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 7 p.m. Sundays 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.

Canfield — 1:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays of month, Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St.;

North Jackson — 2 p.m. third Mondays, Antonine Sisters Adult Day Center, 2675 N. Lipkey Road.

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

ADDICTION SUPPORT: Never Alone Nar-Anon Group, a 12-step program for family, relatives, and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the First Presbyterian Church of Girard, 890 Churchhill Hubbard Road.

A New Day Nar-Anon Family Group meets at 7 p.m. on Mondays at the Congregational Church, 612 West Broad St., Newton Falls. For information, call Cindy at 330-207-0845.

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, Boardman.

LUPUS SUPPORT: Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Panera Bread, U.S. Route 422, Niles. Meetings are free.

For more information, call Rhonda at 330-978-3749.

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.

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

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

The Vindicator prints 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, OH 44483.

GRIEF RECOVERY GROUPS: Grief Recovery instructional support groups begins its 59th series at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 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.

The groups are not limited to those families served by the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral home.

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

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT: FOCUS Breast Cancer Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, at the Phoenix Fire Grill, 5231 S. Canfield-Niles Road. For more information, call 330 518-3788.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Gamblers Anonymous meets 7:30 p.m. Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman.

Another G.A. meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Christ Presbyterian Church, 3425 Hopkins Road, Boardman.

There is no charge for the meetings, although collections are taken up at each meeting to provide for coffee, sugar and creamer, treats, and free literature. Meetings are both closed meetings, or, you must have suffered from a gambling addiction to attend.

HEALTHIER AT HOME: Healthier at Home, a free workshop sponsored by Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley, will provide solid advice for caring for one’s self, preventing illness and injury, and determining when to seek medical care.

Participants will also receive a book, “Your Complete Guide to Symptoms, Solutions & Self Care,” which provides step-by-step instructions for addressing more than 200 common health issues.

The program will be 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, at Howland Medical Center, 1932 Niles-Cortland Road NE, Warren.

To register, call 330-480-3070.

For information on how to support this program or other causes that seek to improve the health of Mahoning Valley residents, call Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley at 330-729-1180.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS: Mercy Health – Hospice of the Valley is seeking volunteers and will be hosting a training course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 8 and 15, for those individuals interested in giving back to patients and families receiving hospice care.

Training classes will be at Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland. Pre-registration, fingerprints and background checks are mandatory for those seeking this required training.

Both classes must be completed in order to become a certified volunteer. Don’t miss an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others – call 330.549.5902 to reserve a spot or for more information.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT: Mahoning County Public Health, 50 Westchester Drive, Austintown, works to protect the public’s health and to ensure conditions in which all people can live healthy lives.

Mahoning County Public Health offers a variety of services from immunizations to environmental and community health programs. For a complete list of services, visit mahoninghealth.org.

• Chronic Pain Self Management, 1 to 3 p.m. beginning Feb. 6 through March 12 at the Davis Family YMCA, 45 McClurg Road, Boardman.

Chronic Pain Self-Management is an educational program designed to help individuals age 60 and over with learning proven strategies to manage chronic pain and feel better. Classes are interactive, where mutual support and success helps build confidence in managing health and maintaining active and fulfilling lives.

To register for the free workshop or for more information, call 330-270-2855 ext. 109.

• Falls Prevention — A Matter of Balance is an 8-week structured falls prevention workshop that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. During weekly 2-hours sessions, participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Will run eight weeks, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 6 and ending March 26.

To register for the free workshop or more information, call 330-270-2855 ext. 171.

DOWNS WINTER PROGRAMS: Down Syndrome Association of the Valley encourages persons with down syndrome and their families to visit dsav.org to register for winter programming that includes yoga, tennis, swim, cooking, social therapy and toddler time. Membership to DSAV is free.

DSAV is a nonprofit organization serving eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania and is an affiliate member of the National Down Syndrome Society, the National Down Syndrome Congress and Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action.

The DSAV Cooks class will again be held 6 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 5 and 19 at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center in Canfield.

For more information email office@dsav.org.

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.

Here are the monthly events sponsored by the Yellow Brick Place:

• Chair yoga, 11:15 a.m. Saturday, with Ronelle Halfacre, in Suite 3;

• YBP’s Fashion Show, March 8, Waypoint 4180, Canfield.

EASTERSEAL MEALS: Easterseals offers home-delivered meals to homebound clients 60 and older in Mahoning and Columbiana counties. There are different meal options. A suggested donation of $2 per meal helps support the program; donations are voluntary. Call 330-884-2513.

Easterseals offers nonmedical transportation to independent seniors 60 and older in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. A suggested donation of $2.50 per trip helps support the program; donations are voluntary. Call 330-884-2511 to schedule.

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.

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 7 p.m. Sundays 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.

• Canfield — 1:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays of month, Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St.;

• North Jackson — 2 p.m. third Mondays, Antonine Sisters Adult Day Center, 2675 N. Lipkey Road.

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

ADDICTION SUPPORT: Never Alone Nar-Anon Group, a 12-step program for family, relatives, and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the First Presbyterian Church of Girard, 890 Churchhill Hubbard Road.

• A New Day Nar-Anon Family Group meets at 7 p.m. on Mondays at the Congregational Church, 612 West Broad St., Newton Falls. For information call Cindy at 330-207-0845.

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, Boardman.

LUPUS SUPPORT: Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Panera Bread, U.S. Route 422, Niles. Meetings are free.

For more information, call Rhonda at 330-978-3749.

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.

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

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

CANCER SUPPORT: A free cancer support group hosted by University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at Salem Regional Medical Center will help those with cancer to understand the disease and offer support.

The group’s next monthly meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in SRMC’s Oncology Conference Room, inside the Cancer & Infusion Center on the hospital’s second floor. Free wellness chair massages will be provided to attendees courtesy of Community Hospice, and pre-registration is required to reserve a space.

SRMC’s Cancer Support Group is open to anyone in the community coping with a cancer diagnosis, whether receiving care at SRMC or another facility. There is no cost to participate, but pre-registration for the meetings is requested. Contact June Semer, social worker, at 330-332-7677.

AWARENESS PROGRAM: Jewish Community Center of Youngstown will offer a “Drug and Alcohol Epidemic Awareness” program 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 17 at the JCC, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown.

Joyce Alexander, an expert in drug and alcohol therapy treatment from Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, will talk about the drug and alcohol epidemic in the Youngstown area and how it is affecting all ages, classes, races, creeds and religions. She will also explain ways to get help for or offer support to a family member addicted to drugs or alcohol.

This program is free. A light lunch will be served. For more information, visit jccyoungstown.org.

PFLAG TO MEET: Youngstown Area PFLAG will have its monthly support meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 14 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.

PFLAG provides the opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and strives to create a society respectful of human diversity. Meetings are free and confidential. Directions and a map can be found at the chapter website, www.youngstownpflag.org.

DOWNS WINTER PROGRAMS: Down Syndrome Association of the Valley encourages persons with down syndrome and their families to visit dsav.org to register for winter programming that includes yoga, tennis, swim, cooking, social therapy and toddler time. Membership to DSAV is free.

DSAV is a nonprofit organization serving eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania and is an affiliate member of the National Down Syndrome Society, the National Down Syndrome Congress and Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action.

The new DSAV Cooks class starts 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center in Canfield. It will be held again on Jan. 22, Feb. 5 and 19.

For more information email office@dsav.org.

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.

Here are the monthly events sponsored by the Yellow Brick Place:

• Chair Yoga, 11:15 a.m. Saturday and Jan. 25, with Ronelle Halfacre, in Suite 3;

• Caregiver Support Group, 11 a.m. Jan. 14, with Joyce Aleshire, in Suite 10;

• Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6 p.m. Jan. 20, Suite 3, with Steve Burbrink;

• YBP’s Fashion Show March 8 at Waypoint 4180, Canfield.

EASTERSEAL MEALS: Easterseals offers home-delivered meals to homebound clients 60 and older in Mahoning and Columbiana counties. There are different meal options. A suggested donation of $2 per meal helps support the program; donations are voluntary. Call 330-884-2513.

Easterseals offers nonmedical transportation to independent seniors 60 and older in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. A suggested donation of $2.50 per trip helps support the program; donations are voluntary. Call 330-884-2511 to schedule.

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.

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.

• Canfield — 1:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays of month, Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St.;

• North Jackson — 2 p.m. third Mondays, Antonine Sisters Adult Day Center, 2675 N. Lipkey Road.

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

ADDICTION SUPPORT: Never Alone Nar-Anon Group, a 12-step program for family, relatives, and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the First Presbyterian Church of Girard, 890 Churchhill Hubbard Road.

• A New Day Nar-Anon Family Group meets at 7 p.m. on Mondays at the Congregational Church, 612 West Broad St., Newton Falls. For information call Cindy at 330-207-0845.

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.

LUPUS SUPPORT: Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Panera Bread, U.S. Route 422, Niles. Meetings are free.

For more information, call Rhonda at 330-978-3749.

DIVORCE SUPPORT: St. Joseph Church, Austintown, will host a DivorceCare Support Group from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 9, in the blue room at the former St. Joseph School buidling. The group will meet each Monday for 12 consecutive weeks. For more information, contact Jim Merhaut at jim@coachingtoconnect.com or visit www.stjosephaustintown.org/divorcecare/.

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 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 third Wednesday of each month at First Presbyterian Church of Warren Fellowship Hall, 256 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; and 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.

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.