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SCLERODERMA VIRTUAL WALK: The Youngstown Area Virtual Fun Walk for Scleroderma is accepting registration online at www.Boardman SDWalk.org, and the virtual walk is on through June 30, especially on Walk Day, June 6.

Create a team, join a team or go it alone. The registration fee is $20, and donations can be collected online or in person.

Proceeds will help fund research for a cure for Scleroderma.

Take great photos and videos of the walk excursions, and post on Facebook @Sclero dermaYoungstown or Facebook Ohio Chapter @cureSclerodermaOhio.

All the donations should be sent to the Scleroderma Foundation, 1393 NE River Road, Lake Milton, OH 44429.

For more information, call 330-502-4491.

VIRTUAL WALKING PROGRAM: The American Heart Association and Sharon Regional Medical Center are providing a free, virtual community 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 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.

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

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

PsyCare is continuing to provide mental health services through its clinics in Austintown, Boardman, Cortland, East Liverpool, Howland, Liberty and Struthers. Services will be phone-based or video-based in order to keep clients and staff safe. New and current clients are encouraged to visit the PsyCare website at www.psycare.com or call 1-800-242-4604 to obtain the phone number for a specific clinic.

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.

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.

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 people living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, routines and reminders can be critical for helping them to live their best life possible.

Creating a daily care plan for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can provide needed structure and allow more time to spend on satisfying activities for both.

Caregivers also need to take care of themselves.

For more information about how to write a plan, go to www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/daily-care/daily-care-plan. Help is always available 24/7 at the helpline 800-272-3900.


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