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UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information for 2020, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday .com

VIRTUAL WALKING PROGRAM: The American Heart Association and Sharon Regional Medical Center have partnered to provide a free, virtual community-based walking program that gets people moving during the pandemic.

The initiative, called “Healthy For Good,” will run through the Mercer / Lawrence Heart Walk on Sept. 26. Anyone can join the group through the Healthy Steps Virtual Walking Program Facebook page.

For adults, the American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity, or a combination of those activities. In addition, the association recommends two days per week of moderate-to-high intensity muscle strengthening activity.

For more information about the walking program, contact Jessica Doudrick at the American Heart Association at 717-891-8122 or Lisa DiMuccio-Zgela at Sharon Regional Medical Center at 724-983-7474.

ONE HEALTH OFFERS TELEHEALTH: ONE Health Ohio offers telehealth appointments to patients for medical, behavioral health, chronic care management, dietetics and medication-assisted treatment services. Call 877-722-3303 or visit www.onehealthohio.org.

Telehealth appointments for medication-assisted treatment and counseling are available through RISE Recovery by contacting 844-652-8219. RISE Recovery also remains open for in-office visits, dependent on appointment type.

VALLEY COUNSELING OPERATING: Valley Counseling Services continues to provide mental health services to residents of the Mahoning Valley throughout the governor’s stay-at-home order. Necessary precautions will be taken to keep clients and staff safe.

Most services will be phone-based or video-based. Clients do not need to cancel their appointment. Instead they will receive therapy, case management, nursing and psychiatry services in the safety of their home.

Visit the website at vcs.fcs serves.org or call 330-399-6451 for more information.

PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT: Domestic abuse support groups are available for all types of abusive relationships — emotional, verbal or physical.

For more information, contact the church office at 330-856-3463.

ALZHEIMER’S GROUPS: 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.

For more information, contact the association at 800-272-3900.

SUPPORT GROUP: For information about the Circle of Hope, a support group for those with mental health diagnosis, call 330-502-8103.

LUPUS SUPPORT: For information about the Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group, call Rhonda at 330-978-3749.

ADDICTION SCREENINGS: Narconon can help families take steps to help someone overcome addiction. Call 800-431-1754 for free screenings or referrals.

For information, visit www.nar cononnewliferetreat.org/blog/intervention-101.

Health notes

DHEO INCREASES FUNDING: The Ohio Department of Aging has received $606,073 supplemental funding through the Families First Coronovirus Response Act for Congregate and Home Delivered Meals.

Each county has at least one contracted provider who will deliver meals to seniors 60 and older. This will be a no- contact delivery.

Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is partnering with various agencies for the deliveries:

Trumbull: — Trumbull Office of Elderly Affairs, 330-675-2486

Mahoning and northern Columbiana — Easterseals, 330-884-2513, or Jewish Family Services, 330-746-7929;

Columbiana — Easterseals, 330-884-2513;

Ashtabula — Ashtabula County Community Action, 440-998-3244, Ext. 334.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER, 112 Westchester Drive, Austintown; 330-953-1416; austintownseniorcenter.org.

SENIOR WATCH PROGRAM: Liberty residents 60 and older may sign up for the Liberty Township Senior Watch Program.

Contact Marcy Orlando, police secretary, at 330-759-1315, or Joy, fire secretary, at 330-759-0363, Ext. 102.

OHIO LIVING HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE SENIOR CENTER, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Call the center at 330-744-5071.

ALZHEIMER HELP ONLINE: The Alzheimer’s Association’s online Community Resource Finder, at alz.org/crf, provides ZIP code specific information on topics such as care at home, community services, and housing options.

In Ohio, the Alzheimer’s Association offers numerous caregiver support groups, which have shifted to a virtual platform. In addition, a number of dial-in telephone support groups have been added for additional support. Telephone support groups provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings.

To learn about support groups and community education programs, go to alz.org/crf, or contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Individuals or organizations willing to partner with Shepherd of the Valley to provide goods or services to homebound seniors may contact Danielle Procopio at 330-530-4038, Ext. 2057, or email her at dprocopio@ shepherdofthevalley.com.

Seniors in need of help should call the Help Network of Northeast Ohio at 211.

For more information about Shepherd of the Valley’s response to COVID-19, visit www.shepherdofthevalley.com

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Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information for 2020, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday .com

VIRTUAL WALKING PROGRAM: The American Heart Association and Sharon Regional Medical Center have partnered to provide a free, virtual community-based walking program that gets people moving during the pandemic.

The initiative, called “Healthy For Good,” will run through the Mercer / Lawrence Heart Walk on Sept. 26. Anyone can join the group through the Healthy Steps Virtual Walking Program Facebook page.

For adults, the American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity, or a combination of those activities. In addition, the association recommends two days per week of moderate- to- high intensity muscle strengthening activity.

For more information about the walking program, contact Jessica Doudrick at the American Heart Association at 717-891-8122 or Lisa DiMuccio-Zgela at Sharon Regional Medical Center at 724-983-7474.

ONE HEALTH OFFERS TELEHEALTH: ONE Health Ohio offers telehealth appointments to patients for medical, behavioral health, chronic care management, dietetics and medication-assisted treatment services. Call 877-722-3303 or visit www.onehealthohio.org.

Telehealth appointments for medication-assisted treatment and counseling are available through RISE Recovery by contacting 844-652-8219. RISE Recovery also remains open for in-office visits, dependent on appointment type.

VALLEY COUNSELING OPERATING: Valley Counseling Services continues to provide mental health services to residents of the Mahoning Valley throughout the governor’s stay-at-home order. Necessary precautions will be taken to keep clients and staff safe.

Most services will be phone-based or video-based. Clients do not need to cancel their appointment. Instead they will receive therapy, case management, nursing and psychiatry services in the safety of their home.

Visit the website at vcs.fcsserves.org or call 330-399-6451 for more information.

PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT: Domestic abuse support groups are available for all types of abusive relationships — emotional, verbal or physical.

For more information, contact the church office at 330-856-3463.

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

For more information, contact the association at 800-272-3900.

SUPPORT GROUP: For information about the Circle of Hope, a support group for those with mental health diagnosis, call 330-502-8103.

LUPUS SUPPORT: For information about the Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group, call Rhonda at 330-978-3749.

ADDICTION SCREENINGS: Narconon can help families take steps to help someone overcome addiction. Call 800-431-1754 for free screenings or referrals.

For information, visit www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/intervention-101.

ADDICTION THERAPY AVAILABLE: PsyCare Inc., 2980 Belmont Ave., Liberty, offers 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.

Health notes

ONE HEALTH OFFERS TELEHEALTH: ONE Health Ohio is offering telehealth appointments to patients for medical, behavioral health, chronic care management, dietetics and Medication-Assisted Treatment services. For more information on scheduling a telehealth appointment with a ONE Health Ohio clinician, contact 877-722-3303 or visit www.onehealthohio.org.

Various ONE Health Ohio centers remain open for in-office visits, and patients will be directed accordingly. Telehealth appointments for medication-assisted treatment and counseling are available through RISE Recovery by contacting 844-652-8219. RISE Recovery also remains open for in-office visits, dependent on appointment type.

ONE Health Ohio is a recognized patient-centered medical home that provides integrated health care services across eight health centers in Youngstown, Warren, Newton Falls, Cortland and Alliance, and three Medication-Assisted Treatment centers in Youngstown, Warren and Newton Falls.

PFLAG CANCELS: Due to the current health pandemic, Youngstown Area PFLAG has canceled today’s meeting.

MERCY HEALTH SUSPENDS BILLING: Mercy Health has suspended all COVID-19-related patient statements and billing. This removes any financial barriers to accessing care and treatment.

In addition, if a patient receives treatment related to COVID-19, no upfront payments will be required at the time of service. Mercy Health will continue to bill insurance but will suspend patient statements until we finalize details with insurance companies, lab partners, state and federal governments.

VALLEY COUNSELING OPERATING: Valley Counseling Services will continue providing mental health services to residents of the Mahoning Valley throughout the governor’s stay-at-home order. Necessary precautions will be taken to keep clients and staff safe.

Most services will be phone-based or video-based. Clients do not need to cancel their appointment. Instead they will receive therapy, case management, nursing and psychiatry services in the safety of their home.

Visit the website at vcs.fcsserves.org or call 330-399-6451 for more information.

PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT: Domestic abuse support group for all types of abusive relationships — emotional, verbal or physical. For more information, contact the church office at 330-856-3463.

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

For more information, call 800-272-3900.

SUPPORT GROUP: For information about the Circle of Hope, a support group for those with mental health diagnosis, call 330-502-8103.

LUPUS SUPPORT: For information about the Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group, call Rhonda at 330-978-3749.

ADDICTION SCREENINGS: Narconon can help families take steps to help someone overcome addiction. Call 800-431-1754.

For information, visit www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/intervention-101.

ADDICTION THERAPY AVAILABLE: PsyCare Inc., 2980 Belmont Ave., Liberty, offers 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.

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information for 2020, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday .com

ONE HEALTH OFFERS TELEHEALTH: ONE Health Ohio is offering telehealth appointments to patients for medical, behavioral health, chronic care management, dietetics and medication-assisted treatment services. For more information on scheduling a Telehealth appointment with a ONE Health Ohio clinician, contact 877-722-3303 or visit www.onehealthohio.org.

Various ONE Health Ohio centers remain open for in-office visits and patients will be directed accordingly. Telehealth appointments for medication-assisted treatment and counseling are available through RISE Recovery by contacting 844-652-8219. RISE Recovery also remains open for in-office visits, dependent on appointment type.

ONE Health Ohio is a recognized patient-centered medical home that provides integrated health care services across eight health centers in Youngstown, Warren, Newton Falls, Cortland and Alliance, and three Medication-Assisted Treatment centers in Youngstown, Warren and Newton Falls.

• ONE Health Ohio has been awarded more than $67,000 to help fight COVID-19 in the Mahoning Valley. The funds were dispensed through the Health Resources and Services Administration and were provided to federally qualified health centers during the COVID-19 pandemic for screening and testing needs, medical supplies, to provide telehealth when possible.

MERCY HEALTH SUSPENDS BILLING: Mercy Health has suspended all COVID-19-related patient statements and billing. This removes any financial barriers to accessing care and treatment.

In addition, if a patient receives treatment related to COVID-19, no upfront payments will be required at the time of service. Mercy Health will continue to bill insurance but will suspend patient statements until we finalize details with insurance companies, lab partners, state and federal governments.

VALLEY COUNSELING OPERATING: Valley Counseling Services will continue providing mental health services to residents of the Mahoning Valley throughout the governor’s stay-at-home order. Necessary precautions will be taken to keep clients and staff safe.

Most services will be phone-based or video-based. Clients do not need to cancel their appointment. Instead they will receive therapy, case management, nursing and psychiatry services in the safety of their home.

Visit the website at vcs.fcsserves.org or call 330-399-6451 for more information.

PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT: Domestic abuse support group for all types of abusive relationships — emotional, verbal or physical. For more information, contact the church office at 330-856-3463.

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

For more information, contact the association at 800-272-3900.

SUPPORT GROUP: For information about the Circle of Hope, a support group for those with mental health diagnosis, call 330-502-8103.

LUPUS SUPPORT: For information about the Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group, call Rhonda at 330-978-3749.

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