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AVOIDING FALLS: Youngstown Trauma Services will offer a free, seven-week Stepping On Workshop at St. Joe’s at the Mall in Niles to help participants learn how to avoid costly falls. The program will be 1 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday through June 21.

The workshop will cover strategies to keep those who are at risk of experiencing dangerous falls independent, upright and as active as possible.

Mercy Health-Youngstown Trauma Services was awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Health to have team members become trainers and to offer the Stepping On Program in the tri-county area.

To register, call 330-480-3907 or email Renee Kegg at Renee-Kegg@mercy.com.

For more information on the Stepping On program, visit http://www.steppingon.com.

OSTOMY SUPPORT: The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet 6 to 7 p.m. June 8 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, 8401 Market St., Boardman.

The ostomy support group provides a safe, caring place for patients to tell their story among people who understand and share their experiences and feelings. Family members and people considering an ostomy are also welcome.

Parking is free and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Anna Fitzgerald at: Anna–Fitzgerald@mercy.com or call 330-480-3440.

BALANCE PROGRAM OFFERED: Mahoning County Public Health is sponsoring a free fall-prevention program for seniors.

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance is an evidence-based 24-week structured fall prevention program that improves muscle strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility to reduce the risk for falls. During the twice-a-week program, participants will meet for one hour and each session will consist of three parts: a brief Tai Ji Quan-based warm up, the core program emphasizing variations of the eight-form core program and concluding with a brief cool-down exercise. No prior experience is necessary, and the class is ideal for older adults and people with a history of falls, balance disorders, leg muscle weakness, abnormal gait or walking difficulties.

The program will take place 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 7 at Mauthe Park (156 Smithfield St., Struthers). The twice-per-week program takes place for 24 weeks and is scheduled to end Nov. 17.

The program is offered free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 330-270-2855 ext. 109 or 117.

Mahoning County Public Health offers a variety of services from immunizations to environmental and community health programs. For a complete list of services, visit

mahoninghealth.org.

FITNESS LOOP AT MALL: Southern Park Mall is partnering with Bios Wellness Urgent Care to reinvent the traditional mall walker experience. Fitness Loop provides guests a new way to enjoy physical activity in a climate-controlled environment complete with mile markers and specified pathways.

Fitness Loop will be available 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, beginning at the DeBartolo Commons entrance. It features a designated walking path with various challenges along the way, identified through markers on the floor.

Free health screenings by Bios Wellness Urgent Care will be offered at Southern Park Mall on a monthly basis. Guests will be able to receive free blood pressure screenings, heart rate checks and the opportunity to chat with a medical professional to improve their lifestyle or answer any questions.

OVEREATERS TO MEET: Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. on Monday at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., North Lima. OA is for all who struggle with compulsive food behaviors, including overeating, bulimia and anorexia. For more information, contact Kristen at 412-389-6019.

MAMMOGRAPHY MOBILE: The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center Mobile Mammography Unit will travel around northeast Ohio throughout the month of June.

• Today — 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Sebring Primary Care, 605 E. Ohio Ave., Sebring.

• Wednesday — 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Adult Career Center at MCCTC, 7300 N. Palmyra Road, Canfield.

• Friday — 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Masternick Memorial, 5250 Windsor Way, New Middletown.

• June 7 — 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Talsman Primary Care, 61 Talsman Drive, Canfield.

• June 7 — 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. at Canfield Primary Care, 3660 Stutz Drive, Canfield.

• June 8 — 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Churchill Primary Care, 4694 Belmont Ave., Liberty.

• June 8 — 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. at Youngstown Primary Care, 1053 Belmont Ave., Youngstown.

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MENTAL HEALTH IS VITAL: With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Mental Health is Vital, a multifaceted public awareness campaign organized by Alta Care Group, is seeking input from local mental health providers in the development of an online community resource.

Mental Health is Vital is developing a website that will feature an interactive map and quiz to connect individuals with mental health providers in the Mahoning Valley not only by location, but also by types of therapy and the various populations they serve or specialize. Mental health counselors, providers and agencies can contact Alta to be included. The campaign is looking for providers in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

Contact Vince Paolucci from Alta Behavioral Healthcare at VinceP@altacaregroup.org.

AVOIDING FALLS: Youngstown Trauma Services will offer a free, seven-week Stepping On Workshop at Mercy Health-St. Joe’s at the Mall in Niles to help participants learn how to avoid costly falls. The program will be 1 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday through June 21.

The workshop will cover strategies to keep those who are at risk of experiencing dangerous falls independent, upright and as active as possible.

Mercy Health-Youngstown Trauma Services was awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Health to have team members become trainers and to offer the Stepping On Program in the tri-county area.

To register for this program, call Mercy Health Trauma services at 330-480-3907 or email Renee Kegg at Renee-Kegg@mercy.com.

For more information on the Stepping On program, visit http://www.step

pingon.com.

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

For more information, phone 330-7471176.

FITNESS LOOP AT MALL: Southern Park Mall is partnering with Bios Wellness Urgent Care to reinvent the traditional mall walker experience. Fitness Loop provides guests a new way to enjoy physical activity in a climate-controlled environment complete with mile markers and specified pathways.

Fitness Loop will be available 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, beginning at the DeBartolo Commons entrance. It features a designated walking path with various challenges along the way, identified through markers on the floor.

Free health screenings by Bios Wellness Urgent Care will be offered at Southern Park Mall on a monthly basis. Guests will be able to receive free blood pressure screenings, heart rate checks and the opportunity to chat with a medical professional to improve their lifestyle or answer any questions.

OVEREATERS TO MEET: Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Monday at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., North Lima. OA is for all who struggle with compulsive food behaviors, including overeating, bulimia and anorexia. For more information, contact Kristen at 412-389-6019.

EATING DISORDER HELP: The National Association for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and other Eating Disorders will meet 6 to 8 p.m. June 6 at the Church of Notre Dame, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage, Pa. For more information, call Renee at 724-981-5435.

MCMHRB NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board’s newly formed LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) and DOSS (Drug Overdose Survivor Support) teams are seeking volunteers who will work to support the organization’s mission.

The Mahoning County LOSS / DOSS Team is a group of trained first responders, mental health professionals, members of the religious community and other survivors of trauma who volunteer their time to bring support to suicide or overdose survivors.

Volunteers will act as responders at a scene to support survivors and will stay with them long after. From providing resources, writing cards and calling survivors to check in, volunteers will do everything they can to help those who need it.

Led by Lee DeVita, program coordinator for the Mental Health and Recovery Board, the LOSS / DOSS Team will bring immediate support to those dealing with grief. The LOSS / DOSS Team also offers connections to resources and practical support that encourages help-seeking skills.

For a LOSS / DOSS volunteer application, email Lee DeVita at Lee.devita@mahoningcountyoh.gov or call 330-746-2959, Ext. 7975.

PSYCARE OFFERING TELEHEALTH: PsyCare is continuing to provide mental health services through its clinics in Austintown, Boardman, Cortland, Howland, Liberty and Struthers. Services will be phone-based or video-based in order to keep clients and staff safe. New and current clients are encouraged to visit the PsyCare website at www.psycare.com or call 1-800-242-4604 to obtain the phone number for a specific clinic.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUPS: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups free for all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one affected by the disease or another form of dementia.

Groups are:

• 1:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month, Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St., Canfield;

• 2 p.m. the third Monday of each month, Antonine Sisters Adult Day Center, 2675 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson.

NAMI SUPPORT GROUPS: NAMI Mahoning Valley offers support and education to those dealing with serious mental illness.

Support groups are:

• Evening Connections — 6 p.m., second and fourth Thursday each month, AltaCare Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown;

• Daytime Connections — 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.

• Daytime Family Support Group — 11 a.m., first Thursday each month, Girard Free Library, 105 Prospect St., Girard;

• Evening Family Support Group — 7 p.m., second Tuesday each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

DUAL-DIAGNOSIS CONNECTIONS: NAMI Mahoning Valley announces a new weekly Connections support group for adults dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues. Led by a NAMI trained individual who is living in mental health and substance abuse recovery, the group meets at 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.

NAR-ANON MEETS: Nar-Anon meets 7 p.m. Fridays at Rust City Church, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles.

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

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 www.mercy.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.narcononnewliferetreat.org.

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

MENTAL HEALTH IS VITAL: With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Mental Health is Vital, a multifaceted public awareness campaign organized by Alta Care Group, is seeking input from local mental health providers in the development of an online community resource.

Mental Health is Vital is expanding in developing a website that will feature an interactive map and quiz to connect individuals with mental health providers in the Mahoning Valley not only by location, but also by types of therapy and the various populations they serve or specialize in. Mental health counselors, providers and agencies can contact Alta to be included. The campaign is looking for providers in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

Contact Vince Paolucci from Alta Behavioral Healthcare at VinceP@altacaregroup.org.

GREAT STRIDES WALK: The Northern Ohio District of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host the 23rd annual Mahoning / Trumbull Great Strides walk as part of the largest national event to raise funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis, a rare, genetic disease that progressively limits the ability to breathe and ultimately causes premature death.

The walk will kick off at 2 p.m. Sunday at Boardman Park Masters Pavilion. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. Walkers will enjoy food, entertainment and a post-walk victory party. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

The CF Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization. For more information, visit www.CFF.org.

LGBT DEMENTIA FORUM: The Alzheimer’s Association will host a statewide virtual LGBT Dementia Forum about the obstacles, health disparities, and inequities LGBT elders and their care partners face when navigating a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The forum, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today, is free. To register, visit http://alz.org/lgbtforum or call 800-272-3900.

The forum is being presented with seven state and locally based organizations that serve the LGBT community.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive, fatal brain disease that kills nerve cells and tissues in the brain, affecting an individual’s ability to remember, think, plan, speak or walk.

The LGBT dementia forum will be moderated by Amanda Cole, executive director of Plexus LGBT + Allied Chamber of Commerce. Individuals needing immediate assistance can call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

AVOIDING FALLS: Youngstown Trauma Services will offer a free, seven-week Stepping On Workshop at Mercy Health-St. Joe’s at the Mall in Niles to help participants learn how to avoid costly falls. The program will be 1 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday through June 21.

The workshop will cover strategies to keep those who are at risk of experiencing dangerous falls independent, upright and as active as possible.

Mercy Health-Youngstown Trauma Services was awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Health to have team members become trainers and to offer the Stepping On Program in the tri-county area.

To register for this program, call Mercy Health Trauma services at 330-480-3907 or email Renee Kegg at

Renee-Kegg@mercy.com.

For more information on the Stepping On program, visit http://www.steppingon.com.

SELF-HELP GROUP TO MEET: Recovery International, a self-help mental health group, will meet at 2 p.m. May 24, at Michael Kusalaba Public Library, 2815 Mahoning Ave.

For more information, phone 330-747-1176.

FITNESS LOOP AT MALL: Southern Park Mall is partnering with Bios Wellness Urgent Care to reinvent the traditional mall walker experience. Fitness Loop provides guests a new way to enjoy physical activity in a climate-controlled environment complete with mile markers and specified pathways.

Fitness Loop will be available 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, beginning at the DeBartolo Commons entrance. It features a designated walking path with various challenges along the way, identified through markers on the floor.

Free health screenings by Bios Wellness Urgent Care will be offered at Southern Park on a monthly basis. Guests will be able to receive free blood-pressure screenings, heart-rate checks and the opportunity to chat with a medical professional to improve their lifestyle or answer any questions.

OVEREATERS TO MEET: Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. on Monday at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., North Lima. OA is for all who struggle with compulsive food behaviors including overeating, bulimia and anorexia. For more information, contact Kristen at 412-389-6019.

MAMMOGRAPHY MOBILE: The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center Mobile Mammography Unit will travel around northeast Ohio throughout the month of May. Mercy Health-Youngstown announced the following mobile mammography screening dates:

• Today — 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., North Lima Primary Care, 9471 Market St., N. Lima;

•Wednesday — 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Canfield Primary Care, 3660 Stutz Drive, Canfield;

• Thursday — 8 to 11:30 a.m., St. Joe’s at the Eastwood Mall, Niles; 12:30 to 2:15 p.m., Niles Primary Care at Niles Wellness Center, 213 Sharkey Drive, Niles;

• Friday — 8 to 11:30 a.m., Champion Primary Care, 5901 Mahoning Ave., Champion; 12:30 to 2:15 p.m., Warren Primary Care, 1296 Tod Place NW, Warren;

• May 23 — 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Stutz Primary Care, 3685 Stutz Drive, Canfield;

For more information or to schedule a mammogram, call 330-480-2654.

LEGAL / FINANCIAL CONCERNS SEMINAR: The Alzheimer Network will host an in-person seminar on legal and financial concerns important to Alzheimer’s parents and their families. The session will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at Girard Presbyterian Church, 890 Churchill Hubbard Road.

The presenting elder law attorney and the Network will provide handouts. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 330-788-9755 to attend this free seminar.

RECOVERY BOARD NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board’s newly formed LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) and DOSS (Drug Overdose Survivor Support) teams are seeking volunteers who will work to support the organization’s mission.

The Mahoning County LOSS / DOSS Team is a group of trained first responders, mental health professionals, members of the religious community and other survivors of trauma who volunteer their time to bring support to suicide or overdose survivors.

Volunteers will act as responders at a scene to support survivors and will stay with them long after. From providing resources, writing cards and calling survivors to check in, volunteers will do everything they can to help those who need it.

For a LOSS / DOSS volunteer application, email Lee DeVita at Lee.devita@mahoningcounty

oh.gov or call 330-746-2959, Ext. 7975.

SUPPORT GROUPS LOCAL: The Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups offer seven local meeting sites. For directions, registration and general information, call 330-788-9755. Some sites may be full but all are provided free of charge.

PSYCARE OFFERING TELEHEALTH: PsyCare is continuing to provide mental health services through its clinics in Austintown, Boardman, Cortland, Howland, Liberty and Struthers. Services will be phone-based or video-based in order to keep clients and staff safe. New and current clients are encouraged to visit the PsyCare website at www.psycare.com or call 1-800-242-4604 to obtain the phone number for a specific clinic.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUPS: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups free for all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one affected by the disease or another form of dementia.

Groups are:

∫ 1:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month, Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St., Canfield;

∫ 2 p.m. the third Monday of each month, Antonine Sisters Adult Day Center, 2675 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson.

NAMI SUPPORT GROUPS: NAMI Mahoning Valley offers support and education to those dealing with serious mental illness.

Support groups are:

Evening Connections — 6 p.m., second and fourth Thursday each month, AltaCare Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown;

Daytime Connections — 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.

Family Support Groups include:

Daytime Family Support Group — 11 a.m., first Thursday each month, Girard Free Library, 105 Prospect St., Girard;

Evening Family Support Group — 7 p.m., second Tuesday each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

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.

NAR-ANON MEETS: Nar-Anon meets 7 p.m. Fridays at Rust City Church, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles.

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

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 www.mercy.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.narcononnewliferetreat.org.

Health notes

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

LUPUS SUPPORT: Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group will meet 6 p.m. today at Panera Bread, U.S. Route 422, Niles. Meetings are free.

For more information, call Rhonda at 330-978-3749.

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

For more information, call 330-7471176.

PFLAG TO MEET: Youngstown Area PFLAG will have its monthly support meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at St. John Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Youngstown Area PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends and Allies) is a support, education and advocacy group united with LGBTQ+ people to move equality forward. PFLAG provides the opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and strives to create a society respectful of human diversity.

Meetings are free and confidential. Parking is available in the church lot off Wick Avenue. Directions and a map can be found at www.youngstownpflag.org.

PARENT SUPPORT: Succeed, a support group for parents who have experienced the child welfare system, meets 5:30 p.m. today at the Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown. The library is not sponsoring or participating in this event.

Parents who are involved with Children Services provide each other with hope, support and empowerment. During Succeed groups, parents discuss useful topics, help each other with community resources and have social time to support each other. or more information, contact Elizabeth Schmid or Theresa Pancoe at Mahoning County Children Services, 330-941-8888.

AVOIDING FALLS: Youngstown Trauma Services will offer a free, seven-week Stepping On Workshop at Mercy Health-St. Joe’s at the Mall in Niles to help participants learn how to avoid costly falls. The program will be 1 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday (starting today) through June 21.

The workshop will cover strategies to keep those who are at risk of experiencing dangerous falls independent, upright and as active as possible.

Mercy Health-Youngstown Trauma Services was awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Health to have team members become trainers and to offer the Stepping On Program in the tri-county area.

To register for this program, call Mercy Health Trauma services at 330-480-3907 or email Renee Kegg at Renee — Kegg@mercy.com.

For more information on the Stepping On program, visit http://www.steppingon.com.

OSTOMY SUPPORT: The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Tibbetts Wick Homecare office, 979 Tibbetts-Wick Road, Suite A, Girard.

The ostomy support group provides a safe, caring place to share stories among people who understand and share similar experiences and feelings.

Family members and people considering an ostomy are also welcome. The group offers education, encouragement and support to anyone whose life is affected by an ostomy.

Parking is free and light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Anna Fitzgerald at: Anna-Fitzgerald@mercy.com or call 330-480-3440.

FITNESS LOOP AT MALL: Southern Park Mall is partnering with Bios Wellness Urgent Care to reinvent the traditional mall walker experience. Fitness Loop provides guests a new way to enjoy physical activity in a climate-controlled environment complete with mile markers and specified pathways.

Fitness Loop will be available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, beginning at DeBartolo Commons entrance and features a designated walking path with various challenges along the way, identified through markers on the floor.

Free health screenings by Bios Wellness Urgent Care will be offered at Southern Park monthly.

Guests will be able to receive free blood-pressure screenings, heart-rate checks and the opportunity to chat with a medical professional to improve their lifestyle or answer any questions.

More information on Bios Wellness Urgent Care can be found by calling 330-754-3217, visiting in person at 238 S Meridian Road B, Youngstown or by visiting www.bioswellnessurgentcare.com.

For more information on Fitness Loop and other activities at Southern Park Mall, visit www.southernparkmall.com or call 330-758-4512. You can also go to Facebook at facebook.com/SouthernParkMall or Twitter @SouthernPark and Instagram@SouthernPark.

MAMMOGRAPHY MOBILE: The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center (JACBCC) Mobile Mammography Unit will be traveling around northeast Ohio throughout May. Mercy Health – Youngstown announced these mobile mammography screening dates for the coming days:

•Thursday — 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Howland Primary Care, 1932 Niles Cortland Road, Warren;

• Saturday — 8 a.m. to noon, Hubbard Schools Run, 350 Hall Ave., Hubbard;

• May 17 — 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., North Lima Primary Care, 9471 Market St., N. Lima.

∫ May 18 — 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Canfield Primary Care, 3660 Stutz Drive, Canfield;

∫ May 19 — 8 to 11:30 a.m., St. Joe’s @ the Eastwood Mall, Niles; 12:30 to 2:15 p.m., Niles Primary Care @ Niles Wellness Center, 213 Sharkey Drive, Niles;

∫ May 20 — 8 to 11:30 a.m., Champion Primary Care, 5901 Mahoning Ave., Champion; 12:30 to 2:15 p.m., Warren Primary Care, 1296 Tod Place NW, Warren;

Talk with your doctor about when you should have a screening mammogram. Screening mammograms are usually a covered benefit with most insurance carriers. Financial assistance for mobile screenings is also available.

For more information or to schedule your mammogram, call 330-480-2654.

For more information on the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center visit: www.mercy.com/locations/specialty-locations/cancer-care-oncology/joanie-abdu-comprehensive-breast-care-center

LEGAL / FINANCIAL CONCERNS SEMINAR: The Alzheimer Network will host an in-person seminar on legal and financial concerns important to Alzheimer parents and their families. The session will be 6 p.m. May 18 at Girard Presbyterian Church, 890 Churchill Hubbard Road.

The presenting elder law attorney and the Network will provide handouts. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 330-788-9755 to attend this free seminar.

MCMHRB NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board’s newly formed LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) and DOSS (Drug Overdose Survivor Support) teams are seeking volunteers who will work to support the organization’s mission.

The Mahoning County LOSS / DOSS Team is a group of trained first responders, mental health professionals, members of the religious community and other survivors of trauma who volunteer their time to bring support to suicide or overdose survivors.

Volunteers will act as responders at a scene to support survivors and will stay with them long after. From providing resources, writing cards and calling survivors to check in, volunteers will do everything they can to help those who need it.

Led by Lee DeVita, program coordinator for the Mental Health and Recovery Board, the LOSS / DOSS Team will bring immediate support to those dealing with grief.

The LOSS / DOSS Team also offers connections to resources and practical support that encourages help-seeking skills.

For a LOSS / DOSS volunteer application, email Lee DeVita at Lee.devita@mahoningcountyoh.gov or call 330-746-2959, Ext. 7975.

SUPPORT GROUPS LOCAL: The Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups offer seven local meeting sites. For directions, registration and general information, call 330-788-9755. Some sites may be full but all are provided free of charge.

PSYCARE OFFERING TELEHEALTH: PsyCare is continuing to provide mental health services through its clinics in Austintown, Boardman, Cortland, Howland, Liberty and Struthers. Services will be phone-based or video-based in order to keep clients and staff safe. New and current clients are encouraged to visit the PsyCare website at www.psycare.com or call 1-800-242-4604 to obtain the phone number for a specific clinic.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUPS: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups free for all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one affected by the disease or another form of dementia.

Groups are:

∫ 1:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month, Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St., Canfield;

∫ 2 p.m. the third Monday of each month, Antonine Sisters Adult Day Center, 2675 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson.

OVEREATERS TO MEET: Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., North Lima. OA is for all who struggle with compulsive food behaviors including overeating, bulimia and anorexia. For more information, contact Kristen at 412-389-6019.

NAMI SUPPORT GROUPS: NAMI Mahoning Valley offers support and education to those dealing with serious mental illness.

Support groups are:

Evening Connections — 6 p.m., second and fourth Thursday each month, AltaCare Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown;

Daytime Connections — 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.

Family Support Groups include:

Daytime Family Support Group — 11 a.m., first Thursday each month, Girard Free Library, 105 Prospect St., Girard;

Evening Family Support Group — 7 p.m., second Tuesday each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

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.

NAR-ANON MEETS: Nar-Anon meets 7 p.m. Fridays at Rust City Church, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles.

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

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 www.mercy.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.narcononnewliferetreat.org.

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SELF-HELP GROUP MEETS: Recovery International, a community self-help mental health group, will meet at 2 p.m. May 10 at Michael Kusalaba Public Library, 2815 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown.

For more information, call 330-7471176.

LEGAL / FINANCIAL CONCERNS SEMINAR: The Alzheimer Network will host an in-person seminar on legal and financial concerns important to Alzheimer parents and their families. The session will be 6 p.m. May 18 at Girard Presbyterian Church, 890 Churchill Hubbard Road.

The presenting elder law attorney and the network will provide handouts. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 330-788-9755 to attend this free seminar.

OSTOMY SUPPORT: The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet 6 to 7 p.m. May 11 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, 8401 Market St.

The ostomy support group provides a safe, caring place to tell your story among people who understand and share your experiences and feelings. Family members and people considering an ostomy also are welcome. The group offers education, encouragement and support to anyone whose life is affected by an ostomy.

Parking is free and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Anna Fitzgerald at: Anna–

Fitzgerald@mercy.com or call 330-480-3440.

LUPUS SUPPORT: Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group will meet 6 p.m. May 10 at Panera Bread, U.S. Route 422, Niles. Meetings are free.

For more information, call Rhonda at 330-978-3749.

PFLAG TO MEET: Youngstown Area PFLAG will have its monthly support meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 10 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Youngstown Area PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends and Allies) is a support, education and advocacy group united with LGBTQ+ people to move equality forward. PFLAG provides the opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and strives to create a society respectful of human diversity.

Meetings are free and confidential. Parking is available in the church lot off Wick Avenue.

PARENT SUPPORT: Succeed, a support group for parents who have experienced the child welfare system, meets 5:30 p.m. May 10 at the Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown. The library is not sponsoring or participating in this event.

Parents who are involved with Children Services provide one another with hope, support and empowerment.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Schmid or Theresa Pancoe at Mahoning County Children Services, 330-941-8888.

MCMHRB NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board’s newly formed LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) and DOSS (Drug Overdose Survivor Support) teams are seeking volunteers who will work to support the organization’s mission.

The Mahoning County LOSS / DOSS Team is a group of trained first responders, mental health professionals, members of the religious community and other survivors of trauma who volunteer their time to bring support to suicide or overdose survivors.

For a LOSS / DOSS volunteer application, email Lee DeVita at Lee.devita@mahoningcountyoh.gov or call 330-746-2959, Ext. 7975.

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olunteers will act as responders at a scene to support survivors and will stay with them long after. From providing resources, writing cards and calling survivors to check in, volunteers will do everything they can to help those who need it.

Led by Lee DeVita, program coordinator for the Mental Health and Recovery Board, the LOSS / DOSS Team will bring immediate support to those dealing with grief.

The LOSS / DOSS Team also offers connections to resources and practical support that encourages help-seeking skills.

SUPPORT GROUPS LOCAL: The Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups offer seven local meeting sites. For directions, registration and general information, call 330-788-9755. Some sites may be full but all are provided free of charge.

PSYCARE OFFERING TELEHEALTH: PsyCare is continuing to provide mental health services through its clinics in Austintown, Boardman, Cortland, Howland, Liberty and Struthers. Services will be phone-based or video-based in order to keep clients and staff safe. New and current clients are encouraged to visit the PsyCare website at www.psycare.com or call 1-800-242-4604 to obtain the phone number for a specific clinic.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUPS: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups free for all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one affected by the disease or another form of dementia.

Groups are:

∫ 1:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month, Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St., Canfield;

∫ 2 p.m. the third Monday of each month, Antonine Sisters Adult Day Center, 2675 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson.

OVEREATERS TO MEET: Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., North Lima. OA is for all who struggle with compulsive food behaviors including overeating, bulimia and anorexia. For more information, contact Kristen at 412-389-6019.

NAMI SUPPORT GROUPS: NAMI Mahoning Valley offers support and education to those dealing with serious mental illness.

Support groups are:

∫ Evening Connections — 6 p.m., second and fourth Thursday each month, AltaCare Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown;

∫ Daytime Connections — 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.

Family Support Groups include:

∫ Daytime Family Support Group — 11 a.m., first Thursday each month, Girard Free Library, 105 Prospect St., Girard;

∫ Evening Family Support Group — 7 p.m., second Tuesday each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

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.

NAR-ANON MEETS: Nar-Anon meets 7 p.m. Fridays at Rust City Church, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles.

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

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 www.mercy.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.narcononnewliferetreat.org.

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