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ALZHEIMER WEBINAR SERIES: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter’s free webinar series on caregiver resources and wellness, has three sessions remaining.

The one-hour sessions are 2 to 3 p.m. Thursdays in January, and cover topics that range from healthy lifestyles for the brain to managing caregiver stress and burnout.

To register, contact Samantha Sathre, program manager for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter, at 234-284-2754 or ssathre@alz.org.

For descriptions of each program, go to alz.org/crf.

SUICIDE PREVENTION WORKSHOP: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown is offering a virtual suicide prevention workshop from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Join Hope Haney, the executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Mahoning Valley, to discuss the signs of suicide, preventative efforts, and how to give and receive support.

Use Zoom meeting ID 690 681 8290 to participate.

Jewish Community Center of Youngstown offers social, cultural, educational and recreational programs in a Jewish environment. Everyone is welcome. JCC is an agency of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. For more information visit jccyoungstown.org.

RADON ACTION MONTH: January is National Radon Action Month. The EPA reports that 60 percent of counties in Ohio have the highest potential for elevated radon levels, above the recommended level. Nationally, 1 in 15 homes test positive for dangerous levels of radon.

Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless, colorless gas nicknamed the “silent killer” because the only way to detect radon in a home or workplace is to test. Breathing air over an extended period of time in a space with high levels of radon can cause lung cancer.

For more information about National Radon Action Month, go to the following websites:

• Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): www.epa.gov/radon/national-radon-action-month-information;

• Center for Disease Control: www.cdc.gov/radon/index.html;

• World Health Organization (WHO): www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/radon-and-health;

• Ohio Radon Resources and State Radon Program Information: www.swat-radon.com/radon-mitigation/ohio.

Learn more at www.swat- radon.com/

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.

PSYCARE OFFERING TELEHEALTH: PsyCare is providing phone-based or video-based mental health services through its clinics in Austintown, Boardman, Cortland, East Liverpool, Howland, Liberty and Struthers.

Visit the PsyCare website at www.psycare.com or call 800-242-4604.

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 are also welcome.

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

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.

FREE FITNESS PROGRAM: The Stepping Out Program, provided through a grant from the Mercy Health Foundation, offers free fitness classes and activities online and throughout the Mahoning Valley.

For information, call Doris Bullock, project coordinator, at 330-720-3293 or email her at dibullock@mercy.com.

FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: Family Recovery Center’s Oxford House (also known as Eloise V. Traina Center of Hope), 320 Benton Road, Salem, began a Families Anonymous meeting as fellowship for the family and friends of those individuals with drug, alcohol or related behavioral issues.

To learn more about the support meetings offered, contact 330-424-1468.

VALLEY COUNSELING OPERATING: Valley Counseling Services continues to provide mental health services to residents of the Mahoning Valley throughout the viral outbreak. 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 330-856-3463.

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

LUPUS SUPPORT: For information about the Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group, call Rhonda at 330-978-3749. Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month.

SUGGESTIONS FOR ALZHEIMER’S HELP: The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Visit www.alz.org or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.


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