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SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The Multiple Myeloma Support group will meet at 6 p.m. Monday. Guest speaker will be James Bond of the Cleveland area, a 29-year survivor of multiple myeloma.

Anyone interested in joining is asked to email mgiambattista@yahoo.com.

ALZHEIMER’S FORUM: The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a free statewide virtual forum called “Empowering African-Americans in Navigating Dementia Care” on June 24.

One in three seniors dies of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Black people are twice as likely as whites to become a dementia patient, so becoming a caregiver is something more African-Americans face.

To register, call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Participants will hear from a physician who specializes in geriatric medicine, a caregiver and the managing ombudsman of Pro Seniors, which helps seniors with long-term care and legal issues. Part of the discussion will be how to know the difference between Medicare and Medicaid benefits when considering home care options and long-term care needs.

WOMEN OF WORTH SUPPORT: The House of Hope, under the auspices of Pregnancy Choices, will host the next Women of Worth after-abortion support group 7 p.m. Wednesday at the House of Hope.

Women of Worth is a drop-in, no-commitment, come-as-you-are monthly support meeting for women with a shared abortion experience who desire to begin or continue in their recovery journey. This is a safe, confidential, nonjudgmental and nonpolitical place to restore and recover from a past abortion experience.

Pregnancy Choices strives to provide communities with education and support in matters of crisis pregnancy, sexual lifestyle and sanctity of human life from a biblical worldview. Call or text 330-834-8224 for address and directions.

SMILES FOR CHARITY: Braydich Dental is asking for community involvement in its Smiles for Charity fundraising campaign through June 30. The Hubbard dental office is donating all sales from its custom teeth-whitening kits to Northeast Ohio Adoption Services, a notnprofit organization dedicated to helping children and teens find lifelong families.

During the campaign, patients and community members can donate $100 in exchange for a custom, all-in-one teeth-whitening kit.

This year, Braydich Dental hopes to raise $20,000 for NOAS.

Visit info.braydich.com/smiles-for-charity-request-fitting-2021 or call 330-294-9799.

HOME TESTING AVAILABLE: The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County branches are pickup locations for free COVID-19 home testing kits from the Mahoning County Public Health District.

The county provided 1,900 kits, which come with detailed 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 can also 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.

For more information about the test, call eMed customer support at 1-844-943-0061. For library locations, visit www.libraryvisit.org/locations-hours.

PROGRAM TO DELIVER GOODS: 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, flowers / plants, groceries, craft beer 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.

Health notes

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

AUXILIARY TO MEET: The Auxiliary of St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital / St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital will meet noon Monday at Msgr. Prokop Parish Center at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Austintown. The guest speaker will be Susan Payton of AmeriCorps. Her topic will be “Food Safety.”

HOME TESTING AVAILABLE: The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County branches are pickup locations for free COVID-19 home testing kits from the Mahoning County Public Health District.

The county provided 1,900 kits, which come with detailed how-to instruction sheets.

They will be distributed through the main library on Wick Avenue in Youngstown, 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 can also 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. The library asks that persons 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 1-844-943-0061. For library locations, visit www.libraryvisit.org/

locations-hours.

PROGRAM TO DELIVER GOODS: 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, flowers / plants, groceries, craft beer 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.

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

For information, call Doris Bullock, project coordinator, at 330-720-3293 or email her at dibullock@mercy.com. For a schedule of virtual and in-person classes, visit http://www.mercy.com/-/media/mercy/youngstown/stepping-out-calendar.

GLENBEIGH OFFERS FREE VIRTUAL SUPPORT: Glenbeigh Outpatient Center of Niles, 29 North Road, 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.face

book.com/glenbeighhospital or by texting the word “Glenbeigh” to 81411 to receive meeting information. More information is available at www.glenbeigh.com/events.

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.

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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.

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 tmunnell@tribtoday.com.

SUPPORT 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-Research.”

For more information and Zoom meeting numbers, contact group leader Leni Schulz at 330-654-2538, or by emailing Youngstown-sg@sfohio.org.

The group is an affiliate of the Ohio Chapter and the National Scleroderma Foundation (scleroderma.org).

HOME TESTING AVAILABLE: The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County branches are pickup locations for free COVID-19 home testing kits from the Mahoning County Public Health District.

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. The library asks that persons 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 1-844-943-0061. For library locations, visit

www.libraryvisit.org/locations-hours.

FREE FITNESS PROGRAM: The Stepping Out Program, provided through a grant from the Mercy Health Foundation, offers free fitness classes and activities online and in person throughout the Mahoning Valley. For information, call Doris Bullock, project coordinator, at 330-720-3293 or email her at dibullock@mercy.com. For a schedule of virtual and in-person classes, visit http://www.mercy.com/-/media/mercy/youngstown/stepping-out-calendar.

GLENBEIGH OFFERS FREE VIRTUAL SUPPORT: Glenbeigh Outpatient Center of Niles, 29 North Road, 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/glenbeigh

hospital or by texting the word “Glenbeigh” to 81411 to receive meeting information. More information is available at

www.glenbeigh.com/events.

PROGRAM TO DELIVER GOODS: 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, flowers / plants, groceries, craft beer 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.narcononnew

liferetreat.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.

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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