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WORLD ALZHEIMER’S MONTH: September is World Alzheimer’s Month and more specifically, today is World Alzheimer’s Day. More than 6 million Americans suffer with Alzheimer’s disease, and Alzheimer’s-related deaths are up 16 percent during the pandemic.

• Most people don’t know that Alzheimer’s disease can be detected years before it becomes a problem, slowed and even reversed.

• Spending time with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease can be like being with a stranger.

• Being the immediate caregiver to an Alzheimer’s patient can be frustrating and stressful.

• Alzheimer’s disease is much more than just memory loss. It is a continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that eventually can be fatal.

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.

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S: Participants in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be able to physically join forces to recreate the driving movement and energy that fuels the fight to end Alzheimer’s.

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter will host seven Walk to End Alzheimer’s events in the region, and all will take place in person. The association is inviting area residents to join the fight by signing up as a team captain, joining a team or registering to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.

For those individuals who don’t want to join in person, they can still participate in all of the day-of activities through the Walk To End Alzheimer’s mobile app.

The Mahoning Valley Walk to End Alzheimers will be 9 a.m. Oct. 16, at Youngstown State University.

Presenting sponsors for the Mahoning Valley Walk are Comfort Keepers and Comfort Care-a-Van. On Walk day, participants will honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s and their personal reasons to end the disease.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step fellowship for all who struggle with compulsive food behavior including bulimics, anorexics and overeaters, will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., North Lima. For more information, contact Kristen at 412-389-6019.

NAMI WALK SET OCT. 10: The Mahoning Valley chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) is encouraging the Mahoning Valley to declare “Mental Health Matters” and walk on Sunday, Oct. 10 at Wick Park, 260 Park Ave., Youngstown.

The “Mental Health Matters” Annual NAMI Mahoning Valley Walk will begin at 1 p.m. Judge Robert Rusu, Judge Anthony D’Apolito, and Mahoning County Commissioner Carol Rimedio-Righetti have been invited to open the walk. The walk is to bring the community together to support those dealing with mental illness.

NAMI Mahoning Valley offers free support groups, including a Connection Support Group for adults who live with mental illness, a Family Support Group for family or friends of individuals with mental illness and a Support through Expressive Arts group that focuses on support and self-expression for individuals dealing with mental illness.

For more information, e-mail info@namimahoningvalley.org, call the office at 330-727-9268 or visit the website at namimahoningvalley.org and click the events tab to view our groups and events schedule.

NAR-ANON MEETS: Nar-anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends adversely affected by loved ones’ and friends’ addictions, meets 7 p.m. Fridays at Rust City Church, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles.

For more information, contact Merle at 330-307-7607.

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SELF-HELP GROUP TO MEET: Recovery International, a community-based, self-help mental health group, will meet at 2 p.m. today at Michael Kusalaba Public Library, 2815 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, in Study Room 2.

For more information, phone 330-747-1176.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step fellowship for all who struggle with compulsive food behavior including bulimics, anorexics and overeaters, will meet 7 p.m. Mondays at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., North Lima.

For more information, contact Kristen at 412-389-6019

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 at 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.

Call or text 330-834-8224 for address and directions.

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.

NAR-ANON MEETS: Nar-anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends adversely affected by loved ones and friends, meets 7 p.m. Fridays at the Rust City Church, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles.

For more information, contact Merle at 330-307-7607.

SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: Multiple Myeloma Support group will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 20.

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

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

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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SELF-HELP GROUP TO MEET: Recovery International, a community-based, self-help mental health group, will meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at Michael Kusalaba Public Library, 2815 Mahoning Ave.,Youngstown,in Study Room 2.

For more information, phone 330-747-1176.

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 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).

DIVORCE DISCUSSION: DivorceCare is a 13-week course / discussion group for those who are going through or have gone through a separation or divorce. It addresses through education and discussion the most common issues associated with divorce / separation.

DivorceCare will be offered 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 13 at St. Joseph Church in Austintown. Contact Jim Merhaut at jim@coachingtoconnect.com to reserve a spot, or visit the St. Joseph website, stjosephaustin town.org/divorcecare/ or call 330-792-1919.

There is no fee for participation.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step fellowship for all who struggle with compulsive food behavior including bulimics, anorexics and overeaters, will meet 7 p.m. Mondays at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., North Lima.

For more information, contact Kristen at 412-389-6019

JCC HOSTS CAREGIVER CAFE: As part of its Aging Well programs Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, in conjunction with Jewish Family Services, will host Caregiver Cafe 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 13, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6 at the JCC, 505 Gypsy Lane.

Caregivers are welcome to join this social support group to receive encouragement, learn about affordable counseling, and discuss resources. For more information visit jccyoungstown.org.

For more information about Jewish Family Services, visit jewishyoungstown.org/jfs.

ARTHRITIS GROUP ZOOM: The Boardman LIVE YES Connect Groups are a vital part of The Arthritis Foundation, and are providing supportive social connections and are inclusive to parents / guardians of children or adults living with all types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases.

Due to COVID-19 the Arthritis Foundation is not hosting in-person Connect Groups. Boardman Ohio Live Yes! Connect will be at noon Saturday. The link is https://connectgroups.arthritis.org/events/event-detail?eventid=107577.

NAMI MAHONING VALLEY SUPPORT GROUPS: NAMI Mahoning Valley offers free support groups, including a Connection Support Group for adults who live with mental illness, a Family Support Group for family or friends of individuals with mental illness and a Support through Expressive Arts group that focuses on support and self-expression for individuals dealing with mental illness.

For more information, e-mail info@namimahoningvalley.org, call the office at 330-727-9268 or visit the website at namimahoningvalley.org and click the events tab to view our groups and events schedule.

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

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.

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