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HOME TESTING TO BE OFFERED: The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County branches will be pickup locations for free COVID-19 home testing kits from Mahoning County Public Health.

The county has provided 1,900 kits, which come with detailed how-to instruction sheets. They will be distributed through the main library, all open branches and the Pop-Up Library. Patrons must call the library at 330-744-8636 to reserve a kit, which then will be available for curbside pickup.

Mahoning County residents who are homebound also can request a test kit to be sent by mail by calling the library’s Special Delivery service at 330-792-3869, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and a kit will be mailed to them.

Testing is not done at the library. To ensure there are enough kits for everyone, patrons are asked to request just enough to meet the immediate needs of their family. The library does not collect any personal information and only reports the number of test kits distributed.

The library asks that people who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever / chills, cough or shortness of breath, send a friend to the library to pick up a self-test kit for them.

For more information about the test, call eMed customer support at 844-943-0061.

For library locations: www.libraryvisit.org/locations-hours.

NOVACARE REOPENS: NovaCare Rehabilitation in East Palestine is announcing its grand reopening for its East Palestine outpatient physical therapy center, 678 Taggart St., Suite 104. The center offers patients access to one-on-one, personalized care and innovative rehabilitation equipment to help strengthen the body, reduce pain and prevent future injury.

The “grab and go” celebration is during normal business hours through Wednesday.

The new location is ground level with no stairs, which provides easy access for patients of all abilities.

NovaCare Rehabilitation has 60 centers throughout Ohio. For more information about the East Palestine center and reopening celebration, call 330-426-9998 or visit novacare.com today. To make a referral, please email NovaCareOhio@NovaCare.com.

SCLERODERMA GROUP TO MEET: The Youngstown Area Scleroderma Support Group will meet virtually 7:30 p.m. Monday. 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 and research.

For more information and Zoom meeting numbers, contact the group leader Leni Schulz at 330-654-2538, or by emailing Youngstown-sg@sfohio.org. Affiliate of the Ohio Chapter and the National Scleroderma Foundation (scleroderma.org).

GLENBEIGH OFFERS FREE VIRTUAL SUPPORT: Glenbeigh Outpatient Center of Niles, 29 North Road, Niles, as part of its response to the limitations placed on social interactions, is offering its Bridges to Recovery discussions through a series of Zoom events.

Connect for various topics, by linking through www.facebook.com/glenbeighhospital or by texting the word “Glenbeigh” to 41411 to receive meeting information. More information is available at www.glenbeigh.com/events.

VACCINE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers with various medical licenses who are actively practicing or are retired with an active license are encouraged to support response efforts to the COVID-19 vaccination program by signing up for the Mahoning County Medical Reserve Corps. Nonmedical adult volunteers are needed to assist and can sign up also.

To join, visit www.ohioresponds.odh.ohio.gov. Interested persons who live in a county that does not have an MRC unit may elect to register in a neighboring county.

Medical providers can enroll to participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Any facility licensed by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to administer or provide vaccination services is eligible to enroll as a potential COVID-19 vaccine provider. More information can be found at https://odh.ohio.gov/.

PROGRAM TO DELIVER GOODS TO HELP: Local nonprofit Life Is Good No Matter What helps adults with cancer in northeast Ohio who may be unable to leave their homes for an escape.

The Good Delivery Program seeks to deliver goods in the form of dinner delivery, flowers / plants delivery, groceries delivery, craft beer delivery and up to $75 toward bills.

Both traditional escapes and the Good Delivery Program are open to all adults battling cancer. Visit www.lifeisgoodnomatterwhat.org to nominate someone or learn more.

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.

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.

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.

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LAVENDER ROOMS FOR CAREGIVERS: In 2004, a doctor first used the term Code Lavender in relations to a program that cared for patients and their families. It soon came to stand for a program that helps restore the emotional, spiritual and physical well-being of caregivers, too.

Mercy Health opened three lavender rooms at each of its three acute care facilities — St. Elizabeth Youngstown and Boardman Hospitals, as well as St. Joseph Warren Hospital. The rooms are dedicated spaces for destressing, resetting and are available to all associates.

Painted in calming colors, they feature comfortable recliners, dim lighting, aromatherapy, soft music, journals, informational boards featuring details on how to contact support resources.

Once the impacted team has gathered in one of the lavender rooms, Spiritual Care team members are available to speak with and support staff. A critical incident stress debriefing team will facilitate a group discussion of their experience of the incident and its aftermath. Early interventions like this can help teams recover from grief by providing group support and linking employees to further counseling and treatment services if needed.

These rooms were aided by Designer Looks at Value City Furniture, which donated eight recliners for the lavender rooms through the Mercy Health Foundation-Mahoning Valley. Additionally, Casal’s de Spa and Salon also contributed items for the staff to unwind and recharge.

SAFE SLEEP FEATURES PARENT TRAINING: Akron Children’s Hospital and the Molly Ann Gries Foundation, founded by Meagen Gries and Jeff Gries of Hudson, created a free online training program to educate parents and caregivers about best practices to prevent infant deaths due to unsafe sleep.

The Safe Sleep Academy features interactive training for three different audiences: community health workers and home visitors; families and caregivers; and physicians and health care professionals.

Each training takes about 30 minutes to complete, and those who successfully finish earn a certificate upon completion. It is available at safesleepforbabies.org.

For additional safe sleep resources from Akron Children’s, go to https://www.akronchildrens.org/pages/Safe-Sleep-and-Cribs-for-Kids.html

SCLERODERMA GROUP TO MEET: The Youngstown Area Scleroderma Support Group will meet virtually 7:30 p.m. April 5. 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 and research.

For more information and Zoom meeting numbers, contact the group leader Leni Schulz at 330-654-2538, or by emailing Youngstown-sg@sfohio.org. Affiliate of the Ohio Chapter and the National Scleroderma Foundation (scleroderma.org).

GLENBEIGH OFFERS FREE VIRTUAL SUPPORT: Glenbeigh Outpatient Center of Niles, 29 North Road, Niles, as part of its response to the limitations placed on social interactions, is offering its Bridges to Recovery discussions through a series of Zoom events.

Connect for various topics, by linking through www.facebook.com/glenbeighhospital or by texting the word “Glenbeigh” to 41411 to receive meeting information. More information is available at www.glenbeigh.com/events.

VACCINE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers with various medical licenses who are actively practicing or are retired with an active license are highly encouraged to support response efforts to the COVID-19 vaccination program by signing up for the Mahoning County Medical Reserve Corps. Nonmedical adult volunteers are needed to assist and can sign up also.

To join, visit www.ohioresponds.odh.ohio.gov. Interested persons who live in a county that does not have an MRC unit may elect to register in a neighboring county.

Medical providers can enroll to participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Any facility licensed by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to administer or provide vaccination services is eligible to enroll as a potential COVID-19 vaccine provider. More information can be found at https://odh.ohio.gov/.

PROGRAM TO DELIVER GOODS TO HELP: Local nonprofit Life Is Good No Matter What helps adults with cancer in northeast Ohio who may be unable to leave their homes for an escape.

The Good Delivery Program seeks to deliver goods in the form of dinner delivery; flowers / plants delivery; groceries delivery; craft beer delivery; and up to $75 toward bills.

Both traditional escapes and the Good Delivery Program are open to all adults battling cancer. Visit www.lifeisgoodnomatterwhat.org to nominate someone or learn more.

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.

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.

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmun nell@tribtoday.com.

SCLERODERMA GROUP TO MEET: The Youngstown Area Scleroderma Support Group will meet virtually at 7:30 p.m. April 5. 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 and research.

For more information and Zoom meeting numbers, contact the group leader Leni Schulz at 330-654-2538, or by emailing Youngstown-sg@sfohio.org. Affiliate of the Ohio Chapter and the National Scleroderma Foundation (scleroderma.org).

SENIOR CLUB STILL ACTIVE: Lowellville Senior Citizens Club officers state that meetings will begin as soon as COVID-19 permits safe gatherings. In the meantime, members are reminded that the club is still active and if any member is sick or in the hospital, call Jean Rotz at 330-536-8228.

ALZHEIMER’S VIRTUAL PROGRAMS: The Alzheimer’s Association will launch a series of new virtual statewide Alzheimer’s education programs in an effort to reach more Ohio families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Many of the programs will include a physician specialist to allow participants to ask specific questions about diagnosis, research, treatment and support.

The first “Ask an Expert” virtual webinar is 6 p.m. Thursday. The topic is: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia Q&A with Dr. Julie Suhr, director of clinical training for the Ohio University Department of Psychology. During this program, participants will learn the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

To register for this and upcoming programs, call 1-800-272-3900. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

Upcoming topics include Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors, April 29; Effective Communication Strategies, May 13; and Dementia Conversations, June 3.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Visit www.alz.org.

BLOOD SCREENING EVENT: Area residents are invited to learn more about their health by participating in a comprehensive blood screening Saturday, provided by Salem Regional Medical Center and SRMC Primary Care-Damascus. The screening event will take place at SRMC Primary Care, 28885 state Route 62 in Damascus.

Comprehensive blood screenings can help identify many health problems in their early stages, when they’re most treatable, and may detect conditions such as high cholesterol, anemia, infections, diabetes and other disorders. Some of the tests included are cholesterol, lipids and triglycerides, red and white blood cells, platelets, electrolytes, enzymes, blood sugar, BUN and creatinine, bilirubin and thyroid function.

Cost of the comprehensive screening is $45. Optional tests available for an additional charge include a prostate specific antigen test for $12 and HgA1c diabetes screen for $28. A lipid panel, which measures cholesterol levels and is included in the comprehensive screening, is available as a standalone test for $12.

Screenings begin at 7 a.m., and an appointment is required. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 330-446-4096.

Participants must provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope at the time of the screening to receive a copy of their results. Participants are asked to wear a mask to help maintain the health and safety of all participants and staff.

A service of Salem Regional Medical Center, SRMC Primary Care-Damascus is the practice location of family medicine physician Steven Swain, M.D., FAAFP, and Gabrielle Dickerhoof, MSN, APRN, CN-P.

Health notes

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

SAFE SLEEP FEATURES PARENT TRAINING: Akron Children’s Hospital and the Molly Ann Gries Foundation, founded by Meagen Gries and Jeff Gries of Hudson, have partnered to create a free online training program to educate parents and caregivers about best practices to prevent infant deaths due to unsafe sleep.

The Safe Sleep Academy features interactive training for three different audiences: community health workers and home visitors; families and caregivers; and physicians and health care professionals. Each training takes about 30 minutes to complete, and those who successfully finish earn a certificate upon completion. It is available at safesleepforbabies.org.

The new course, created with input from medical professionals, is one way the hospital and foundation are working to prevent unsafe sleep deaths.

For additional safe sleep resources from Akron Children’s, go to https://www.akronchildrens.org/pages/Safe-Sleep-and-Cribs-for-Kids.html

HEALTH OHIO OFFERS VACCINE: The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine will be available at two of the ONE Health Ohio health centers.

Vaccinations will be scheduled by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Youngstown Community Health Center, 726 Wick Ave., Youngstown, or at the Lloyd McCoy Community Health Center, 1977 Niles Cortland Road SE.

Pre-Registration is required as doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are extremely limited.

Those with appointments to receive the vaccine will be required to present a photo ID, insurance card (if they have insurance), and consent form which can be found on the One Health Ohio website at the time of their appointment.

Individuals will be observed for 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine and up to 30 minutes in certain circumstances.

ONE Health Ohio is a Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home that provides integrated health care services, such as medical, dental and behavioral health, across seven health centers located in Youngstown, Warren, Newton Falls, Cortland and Alliance, and three Medication Assisted Treatment centers in Youngstown, Warren and Newton Falls.

For information and registration, go to www.onehealthohio.org.

GLENBEIGH OFFERS FREE VIRTUAL SUPPORT: Glenbeigh Outpatient Center of Niles, 29 North Road, Niles, as part of its response to the limitations placed on social interactions, is offering its Bridges to Recovery discussions through a series of Zoom events.

Connect for various topics, by linking through www.facebook.com/glenbeighhospital or by texting the word “Glenbeigh” to 41411 to receive meeting information. More information is available at www.glenbeigh.com/events.

VACCINE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers with various medical licenses who are actively practicing or are retired with an active license are highly encouraged to support response efforts to the COVID-19 vaccination program by signing up for the Mahoning County Medical Reserve Corps. Nonmedical adult volunteers are needed to assist and can sign up also.

To join, visit www.ohioresponds.odh.ohio.gov. Interested persons who live in a county that does not have an MRC unit may elect to register in a neighboring county.

Medical providers can enroll to participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Any facility licensed by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to administer or provide vaccination services is eligible to enroll as a potential COVID-19 vaccine provider. More information can be found at https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/covid-19-vaccine-provider/ohio-covid-19-provider-enroll.ment

PROGRAM TO DELIVER GOODS TO HELP: Local nonprofit Life Is Good No Matter What helps adults with cancer in northeast Ohio who may be unable to leave their homes for an escape.

The Good Delivery Program seeks to deliver goods in the form of dinner delivery; flowers / plants delivery; groceries delivery; craft beer delivery; and up to $75 toward bills.

Both traditional escapes and the Good Delivery Program are open to all adults battling cancer. Visit www.lifeisgoodnomatterwhat.org to nominate someone or learn more.

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.

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.

Health notes

MENTAL WELLNESS ART FUNDRAISER: Mental Health is Vital has partnered with The Ryan Giambattista HELMS Foundation of the Mahoning Valley for its annual art fundraiser.

This year’s event will be a hybrid event with a public viewing followed by an online art auction and raffle. The public art viewing will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Alta’s newest location, the Mahoning Valley Campus of Care, 1960 E. County Line Road, Building 6 (the former Youngstown Developmental Center), Youngstown. Visitors are asked to wear a mask and have their temperatures taken at the door.

The virtual auction for the art and sale of tickets for the baskets will begin at 5 p.m. Friday and close at 9 Sunday. Links to the online auction will be made available online and across all social media closer to the auction.

All proceeds will go to support the work of the HELMS Foundation, an organization that uses art therapy to promote healing, expression and learning through art mediums.

For more information on Mental Health is Vital, visit mhisvital.com.

SAFE SLEEP FEATURES PARENT TRAINING: Akron Children’s Hospital and the Molly Ann Gries Foundation, founded by Meagen Gries and Jeff Gries of Hudson, have partnered to create a free online training program to educate parents and caregivers about best practices to prevent infant deaths due to unsafe sleep.

The Safe Sleep Academy features interactive training for three different audiences: community health workers and home visitors; families and caregivers; and physicians and health care professionals. Each training takes about 30 minutes to complete, and those who successfully finish earn a certificate upon completion. It is available at safesleepforbabies.org.

The new course, created with input from medical professionals, is one way the hospital and foundation are working to prevent unsafe sleep deaths.

For additional safe sleep resources from Akron Children’s, go to https://www.akronchildrens.org/pages/Safe-Sleep-and-Cribs-for-Kids.html.

COVID-19 TESTING: Boardman Park, 375 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman, is a location for COVID-19 testing. The program is offered 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through March 6.

All insurances are accepted, including Medicare / Medicaid. Uninsured also are accepted (bring ID), with no copay. A self-pay option is available.

No appointment is needed, but register in advance at www.VisitHealthcare.com and click on “Sign up for your Visit.” Results are available in 24 to 48 hours.

GLENBEIGH OFFERS FREE VIRTUAL SUPPORT: Glenbeigh Outpatient Center of Niles, 29 North Road, Niles, as part of its response to the limitations placed on social interactions, is offering its Bridges to Recovery discussions through a series of Zoom events.

Connect for various topics, by linking through www.facebook.com/glenbeighhospital or by texting the word “Glenbeigh” to 41411 to receive meeting information. More information is available at www.glenbeigh.com/events.

PROGRAM TO DELIVER GOODS TO HELP: Local nonprofit Life Is Good No Matter What helps adults with cancer in northeast Ohio who may be unable to leave their homes for an escape.

The Good Delivery Program seeks to deliver goods in the form of dinner delivery; flowers / plants delivery; groceries delivery; craft beer delivery; and up to $75 toward bills.

Both traditional escapes and the Good Delivery Program are open to all adults battling cancer. Visit www.lifeisgood nomatterwhat.org to nominate someone or learn more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

VACCINE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers with various medical licenses who are actively practicing or are retired with an active license are encouraged highly to support response efforts to the COVID-19 vaccination program by signing up for the Mahoning County Medical Reserve Corps. Non-medical adult volunteers are needed to assist and can sign up also.

To join, visit www.ohioresponds.odh.ohio.gov. Interested persons who live in a county that does not have an MRC unit may elect to register in a neighboring county.

Medical providers can enroll to participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Any facility licensed by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to administer or provide vaccination services is eligible to enroll as a potential COVID-19 vaccine provider. More information can be found at https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/covid-19-vaccine-provider/ohio-covid-19-provider-enroll.ment

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.

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

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