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

For more information, phone 330-747-1176.

VACCINE CLINICS OPEN: Mercy Health-Youngstown has opened two new vaccine clinics.

The Pfizer vaccine will be offered at Mercy Health-Wick Primary Care at Youngstown State University, 330 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for ages 5 and older.

The Moderna vaccine will be available at Mercy Health-Howland Medical Center, 1932 Niles Cortland SE, Warren. Vaccines at this site will be available for anyone 18 and older.

Both clinics will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Each site will also offer both first and second doses as well as booster doses. To schedule a vaccination appointment at either clinic, call 1-866-624-0366, or use the Mercy MyChart app or log onto https://www.mercy.com/.

FIRST DOSE AVAILABLE: Individuals interested in starting a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination primary series can call Mahoning County Public Health at 330-270-2855, Option 3, to schedule an appointment. The first-dose primary series is available on weekly.

Booster vaccinations are by appointment only and based on a limited number of appointments each Friday. Appointments for a Friday clinic can be made throughout the week up until Thursday at noon. Any appointments made after the noon deadline will be scheduled for the following Friday.

Appointments can be made through MCPH’s scheduling system, ArmorVax, which can be found at www.mahoninghealth.org, or call 330-270-2855, Ext. 185, for assistance. Recipients are to bring their ID and COVID-19 vaccination card.

Eligible booster recipients will be asked to attest they have one of the qualifying conditions, but specific proof will not be required.

EASY ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE: Jewish Family and Community Services is partnering with Heyday Health to provide easy access to health care for individuals on Medicare.

Dr. Nupur Mehta and his team are offering in-home visits and also will be available by appointment at JFCS.

For more information, contact Lynne Azar at 330-746-7929, Ext. 199.

Heyday Health offers in-home, phone, and video primary care visits for adults on Medicare and Medicare Advantage.

Jewish Family and Community Services meets the social service needs of the community including guardianships, counseling, group housing and mobile meals. Visit jew ishyoungstown.org/jfcs to learn more.

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ONE HEALTH RECEIVES AWARDS: ONE Health Ohio was presented with the 2021 National Quality Leader Award: Behavioral Health from the Health Resources and Services Administration. This award is the Gold Medal Award for being one of the top quality performers in the country and is given to only the top 1 percent of all health center organizations. ONE Health Ohio was 1 of 17 organizations in the United States to receive this honor.

ONE Health Ohio also received the Health Center Quality Leader Bronze Award, the COVID Data Reporting Award and the Patient Centered Medical Home badge.

ONE Health Ohio is a certified 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.

For more information, go to www.onehealthohio.org

COVID-19 WALK-IN: The Niles City School District, in partnership with the Trumbull County Combined Health District, will host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic for children ages 5 to 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Niles McKinley High School, 616 Dragon Drive, Niles. The Pfizer vaccine will be given.

The clinic is not limited to students in the Niles City School District. No appointment or preregistration is required. A parent or legal guardian must be with the child in order for them to receive the vaccine.

SELF-HELP GROUP TO MEET: Recovery International, a community-based, self-help mental health group, will meet 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at Michael Kusalaba Public Library, 2815 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, in Study Room 2.

For more information, phone 330-747-1176.

MENTAL HEALTH BOARD MEETS: Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board will meet 5 p.m. Nov. 22 at the CSB Building, 222 W. Federal St., Second floor, Suite 201, Youngstown.

For more information, contact the MCMHR Board office at 330-746-2959.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP MONTHLY MEETING (via Conference Call): Help Network of Northeast Ohio will hold a survivors of suicide support group meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday by conference call, due to COVID-19. Anyone grieving the death of a loved one to suicide may email cgrizinski@helpnetworkneo.org to register for the conference call.

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.

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.

VACCINE CLINICS OPEN: Mercy Health-Youngstown has opened two new vaccine clinics to increase access to the community.

The Pfizer vaccine will be offered at Mercy Health-Wick Primary Care at Youngstown State University, 330 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for ages 5 and older.

The Moderna vaccine will be available at Mercy Health-Howland Medical Center, 1932 Niles Cortland Road SE, Warren. Vaccines at this site will be available for anyone 18 and older.

Both clinics will be open weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each site will also offer both first and second doses as well as booster doses. To schedule a vaccination appointment at either clinic, call 1-866-624-0366, or use the Mercy MyChart app (https://www.mercy.com/patient-resources/mychart) or log onto https://www.mercy.com/.

FIRST DOSE AVAILABLE: Individuals interested in starting their Moderna COVID-19 vaccination primary series can call Mahoning County Public Health at 330-270-2855, Option 3, to schedule an appointment. The first dose primary series is available on a weekly basis.

The booster vaccination clinic will be held 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, Austintown:

This clinic is for booster vaccinations for those Moderna vaccine recipients who completed their primary series at least six months ago. People must be 18 or older to receive the booster vaccine. Those who received a Johnson and Johnson vaccine as their primary dose may get a booster dose of any COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for use in the U.S. at least two months following their initial dose.

Health notes

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

ONE HEALTH RECEIVES AWARDS: ONE Health Ohio was presented with the 2021 National Quality Leader Award: Behavioral Health from the Health Resources and Services Administration. This award is the Gold Medal Award for being one of the top quality performers in the country and is given to only the top 1 percent of all health center organizations. ONE Health Ohio was 1 of 17 organizations in the United States to receive this honor.

ONE Health Ohio also received the Health Center Quality Leader Bronze Award, the COVID Data Reporting Award and the Patient Centered Medical Home badge.

ONE Health Ohio is a certified 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.

For more information, go to www.onehealthohio.org

COVID-19 WALK-IN: The Niles City School District, in partnership with the Trumbull County Combined Health District, will host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic for children ages 5 to 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Niles McKinley High School, 616 Dragon Drive, Niles. The Pfizer vaccine will be given.

The clinic is not limited to students in the Niles City School District. No appointment or preregistration is required. A parent or legal guardian must be with the child in order for them to receive the vaccine.

SELF-HELP GROUP TO MEET: Recovery International, a community-based, self-help mental health group, will meet 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at Michael Kusalaba Public Library, 2815 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, in Study Room 2.

For more information, phone 330-747-1176.

MENTAL HEALTH BOARD MEETS: Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board will meet 5 p.m. Nov. 22 at the CSB Building, 222 W. Federal St., Second floor, Suite 201, Youngstown.

For more information, contact the MCMHR Board office at 330-746-2959.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP MONTHLY MEETING (via Conference Call): Help Network of Northeast Ohio will hold a survivors of suicide support group meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday by conference call, due to COVID-19. Anyone grieving the death of a loved one to suicide may email cgrizinski@helpnetworkneo.org to register for the conference call.

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.

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.

VACCINE CLINICS OPEN: Mercy Health-Youngstown has opened two new vaccine clinics to increase access to the community.

The Pfizer vaccine will be offered at Mercy Health-Wick Primary Care at Youngstown State University, 330 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for ages 5 and older.

The Moderna vaccine will be available at Mercy Health-Howland Medical Center, 1932 Niles Cortland Road SE, Warren. Vaccines at this site will be available for anyone 18 and older.

Both clinics will be open weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each site will also offer both first and second doses as well as booster doses. To schedule a vaccination appointment at either clinic, call 1-866-624-0366, or use the Mercy MyChart app (https://www.mercy.com/patient-resources/mychart) or log onto https://www.mercy.com/.

FIRST DOSE AVAILABLE: Individuals interested in starting their Moderna COVID-19 vaccination primary series can call Mahoning County Public Health at 330-270-2855, Option 3, to schedule an appointment. The first dose primary series is available on a weekly basis.

The booster vaccination clinic will be held 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, Austintown:

This clinic is for booster vaccinations for those Moderna vaccine recipients who completed their primary series at least six months ago. People must be 18 or older to receive the booster vaccine. Those who received a Johnson and Johnson vaccine as their primary dose may get a booster dose of any COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for use in the U.S. at least two months following their initial dose.

Health notes

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

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.

SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: Multiple Myeloma Support group will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 15.

Anyone interested in joining is asked to email: mgiambattista@yahoo.com for time and place.

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. Nov. 17 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.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP MONTHLY MEETING: Help Network of Northeast Ohio will hold a survivors of suicide support group meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 17, by conference call (Due to COVID-19). If you are grieving the death of a loved one to suicide, please email cgrizinski@helpnetworkneo.org to register for the conference call.

FIRST DOSE AVAILABLE: Individuals interested in starting their Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination primary series can call Mahoning County Public Health at 330-270-2855, option 3 to schedule an appointment. The first-dose primary series is available on a weekly basis.

Both Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccinations now are available based on the following schedule. The booster vaccination clinics will take place at the Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, Austintown:

• Friday: Moderna booster shots 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

• Nov. 19: Moderna booster shots 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

This clinic is for booster vaccinations for those Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients who completed their primary series at least six months ago. You must be 18 years of age or older to receive the booster vaccine. Individuals aged 18 and older who received a J & J vaccine as their primary dose, may get a booster dose of any COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for use in the U. S. at least two months following their initial dose.

Booster vaccinations are by appointment only and based on a limited number of appointments each Friday.

Health notes

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

LIGHT UP IN TEAL: More than 375 sites in all 50 states and around the world will “light up in teal” Thursday for Alzheimer’s awareness as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Light the World in Teal campaign.

Anyone wishing to participate in the initiative can sign up by visiting www.light

theworldinteal.com. Individuals can also participate in Light the World in Teal by wearing teal, turning their porch lights teal and turning their social media profile picture or cover photo teal.

Families looking for additional information about Alzheimer’s disease or support services can contact AFA’s Helpline at 866-232-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org.

ALZHEIMER’S HELP IN SPANISH: The Alzheimer’s Association is offering two virtual education programs in Spanish. Effective Communication Strategies will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday; Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 11. Both programs are free. To preregister, call 800-272-3900.

Visit alz.org or call the 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900 for more information.

FIRST DOSE AVAILABLE: Individuals interested in starting their Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination primary series can call Mahoning County Public Health at 330-270-2855, option 3, to schedule an appointment.

The first dose primary series for COVID-19 vaccination is available on a weekly basis.

Both Moderna and Pfizer COVID booster vaccinations are now available based on the following schedule. The COVID-19 booster vaccination clinics will take place at the Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, Austintown:

• Friday: Pfizer booster shots 9 a.m. to noon; Moderna booster shots 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

• Nov. 12: Moderna booster shots 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

• Nov. 19: Moderna booster shots 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

This clinic is for booster vaccinations for those Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients who completed their primary series at least six months ago. You must be 18 years of age or older to receive the booster vaccine. Individuals aged 18 and older who received a J&J vaccine as their primary dose, may get a booster dose of any COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for use in the U. S. at least two months following their initial dose.

Booster vaccinations are by appointment only and based on a limited number of appointments each Friday. Appointments for a Friday clinic can be made throughout the week up until Thursday at noon. Any appointments made after the noon deadline will be scheduled for the following Friday. Appointments can be made through MCPH’s scheduling system, ArmorVax, which can be found at www.mahoninghealth.org, or you may call 330-270-2855 extension 185 for assistance.

Recipients are to bring their ID and COVID-19 vaccination card.

Eligible booster recipients will be asked to attest they have one of the qualifying conditions, but specific proof will not be required.

RESEARCH SCHOLARS NEEDED: Akron Children’s Hospital is seeking college students for the 2022 Summer Pediatric Research Scholars program. Applications are being accepted through Nov. 12.

Hosted by the Rebecca D. Considine with the Research Institute, the 10-week program is for college sophomores and juniors considering careers in a wide range of health care professions, including physicians, advance practice providers, pharmacists, therapists, nurses, medical scientists and researchers.

A stipend for the program is given as a paid scholarship to each student’s college or university. Participants are responsible for their own housing and accommodations.

The application, which must include two reference letters, essays, and a resume, will be accepted through Nov. 12. To apply, visit www.akronchildrens.org/sprs.

A selective interview process will be conducted after the conclusion of the application period. Previous formal research experience is not required.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Organizations such as Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care are seeking positive, energetic and compassionate volunteers, to play a role by providing direct comfort, companionship and lend a helping hand to terminally ill patients and their families in their homes, assisted living facilities and nursing facilities.

All first-time volunteers are provided with ample support, including a training program and regular feedback. A Crossroads volunteer manager always accompanies a volunteer on every first patient visit.

Not all volunteer positions at Crossroads require interaction with patients and their families. Plenty of administrative volunteer assignments in the office are also available.

Volunteers can be as young as 16. Students are welcome to apply.

For more information about volunteering at Crossroads, contact Robin Brown at 330-776-3271 or visit crossroadshospice.com/volunteering.

For more information, visit www.crossroadshospice.com or contact Sharon Gallagher at sgallagher@sage-communica tions.com or 215-209-3075.

MEDICARE CHECKUP DAY: The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program is conducting free Medicare Checkup Day webinars around the 2022 Medicare open enrollment period through Dec. 7.

The events are meant to educate participants about Medicare basics, coverage options and financial assistance programs.

The webinars are 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 15 and 29, and 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 8 and 22. Register at www.insurance.ohio.gov.

In addition to webinars, OSHIIP is holding on-site events across the state. For a full outreach schedule, visit www.insurance.ohio.gov.

OSHIIP staff is available 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1-800-686-1578 and OSHIIPmail@insurance.ohio.gov.

SPECIAL NEEDS ADDRESSED: The Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office, in collaboration with the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office and Mahoning County commissioners, is creating the Mahoning County Special Needs Registry.

The registry is a voluntary service designed to help police officers and other first responders better assist residents with special needs in the event of an emergency by providing those responders with information regarding a registrant’s special needs, emergency contact information, physical description and photograph.

Individuals can participate by applying at prosecutor.mahoningcountyoh.gov. Written applications may also be requested from the prosecutor’s office by emailing a request to prosecutor@mahoningcountyoh.gov or calling 330-740-2330.

DUAL-DIAGNOSIS CONNECTIONS: NAMI Mahoning Valley announces a new weekly Connections support group for adults dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues. Lead by a NAMI trained individual who is living in mental health and substance abuse recovery, the group meets 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.

For more information, email staff@namimv.org or call 330-727-9268.

MVI HOSPICE CARE: Bereavement support groups are free to anyone who has lost a loved one, including a pet. Contact 330-759-9487 for information. The next session is 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Boardman Park administration building, 375 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman.

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.

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 www.mercy.com.

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