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THINK PINK: Joanie’s Sisters, women in cancer treatment and recovery, is offering the “Think Pink Education Series.”

The next free program is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. The program is titled “How to create a Healthy, Nutritional Lifestyle,” presented by Christina Owens, founder and director of Going Vegan.

For information contact Laura Boomhower, coordinator and health educator, at LBoomhower@mercy.com or call 330-480-2763.

SURVIVOR STORIES: The Vindicator again this year wishes to share stories of local breast cancer survivors during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. We also will honor the memories of those who lost their battle.

To share your story, or to honor someone and tell how they inspired you during struggles and triumph with breast cancer, send a brief description to Features Editor Burton Cole at bcole@tribtoday.com or Metro Editor Marly Reichert at mreichert@tribtoday.com, or by mail to 240 Franklin St. SE, Warren 44483. Include contact information.

Reporters will contact a few of the people suggested to be profiled in Vindicator publications throughout October.

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. Sessions are from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Boardman Park Georgeanna Parker Administration Building, 375 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman.

DENTAL CARE OFFERED: The Buhl Regional Health Foundation, in cooperation with the Hubbard Public Library and Mercy Health Foundation-

Mahoning Valley, will provide dental care for those without access to regular dental treatment. The Mobile Smile Station will be at the Hubbard Public Library parking lot, 436 W. Liberty St., Hubbard, this Friday, and on Oct. 21, Nov. 30 and Dec. 29.

Appointments are required on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 330-534-3512 or in person at the library. For more information, visit https://buhl

regionalhealthfoundation.org/programs/dental-care/.

PARENT SUPPORT: Succeed, a support group for parents who have experienced the child welfare system, will meet 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown.

During Succeed groups, parents discuss useful topics, help one another with community resources and have social time to support one another.

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Overeaters Anonymous meets 6 p.m. Monday at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., North Lima.

OA is for anyone with Addictive problems with food including compulsive overeating, bulimia, anorexia and other food-related problems. For further 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. Oct. 3 and 17 at the Church of Notre Dame, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage, Pa.

For more information, call Renee at 724-981-5435.

SANDWICH GEN HELP: Today’s sandwich generation — those caring for a parent 65 or older while also raising a child — can find help and tips for helping a family

Health notes

THINK PINK: Joanie’s Sisters, women in cancer treatment and recovery, is offering the “Think Pink Education Series.”

The next free program is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. The program is “How to create a Healthy, Nutritional Lifestyle,” presented by Christina Owens, founder and director of Going Vegan.

For information contact Laura Boomhower, coordinator and health educator, at LBoomhower@mercy.com or call 330-480-2763.

RECOVERY BOARD: The Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board will meet 5 p.m. Monday at the CSB Building, 222 W. Federal St.,Youngstown.

OSTOMY SUPPORT: The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12 and Dec. 14 at the Woodland Room at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, 8401 Market St., Boardman. It will meet 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Tibbets Wick homecare office, 979 Tibbets Wick Road, Suite A, Girard.

The group offers education, encouragement and support to anyone whose life is affected by an ostomy. Light refreshments will be served.

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

NAMI OFFERS SUPPORT: National Alliance on Mental Illness Mahoning Valley offers support and education for individuals and families dealing with mental illness.

• Family To Family, for families dealing with a member who has mental illness, and Peer to Peer, for individuals dealing with mental illness, meet periodically;

• Connection support groups, 2:15 p.m. Thursdays, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown;

• Connection support groups, 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown;

• Free Yoga, noon to 1 p.m. second Friday of each month, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown;

• Support through Expressive Arts, 6 p.m. every third Monday, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown;

• Daytime Family Support Group meets at 11 a.m. the first Thursday of the month, Girard Library, 105 Prospect St., Girard;

• Evening Family Support Group meets at 6 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

For information, email info@namimahoningvalley.org, call 330-727-9268 or visit the website at www.namimahon

ingvalley.org.

MAMMOGRAMS GO MOBILE: The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center Mobile Mammography Unit is traveling around northeast Ohio throughout the month of September. The state-of-the-art mobile unit uses the same high-quality technology and equipment to perform the mammogram that can be found at the center.

Mammograms are usually a covered benefit with most insurance carriers. Financial assistance for mobile screenings is also available. The patient’s physician will receive a copy of the results.

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

FITNESS LOOP AT MALL: Southern Park Mall is partnering with Bios Wellness Urgent Care for the mall Fitness Loop 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.

Free health screenings by Bios Wellness Urgent Care are offered at the 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.

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.

Health notes

SURVIVOR STORIES: The Vindicator again this year wishes to share stories of local breast cancer survivors during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. We also will honor the memories of those who lost their battle.

To share your story, or to honor someone and tell how they inspired you during struggles and triumph with breast cancer, send a brief description to Features Editor Burton Cole at bcole@tribtoday.com or Metro Editor Marly Reichert at mreichert@tribtoday.com, or by mail to 240 Franklin St. SE, Warren 44483. Include contact information.

Reporters will contact a few of the people suggested to be profiled in Vindicator publications throughout October.

SELF-HELP GROUP: 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, phone 330-747-1176.

RECOVERY BOARD: The Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board Ways and Means Committee will meet 5 p.m. Monday at the CSB Building, 222 W. Federal St.,Youngstown. The board meeting is 5 p.m.

Sept. 26.

OSTOMY SUPPORT: The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 9 at the Tibbetts Wick home care office, 979 Tibbetts Wick Road, Suite A, Girard. It will meet 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12 and Dec. 14 at the Woodland Room at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, 8401 Market St., Boardman.

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 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.

WELLNESS EXPO: The Trumbull County Health and Wellness Expo will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Eastwood Mall. More than 30 local health care providers will share their expertise and promote their services at this free, educational event. Steward Health’s 3D Mammography Center also will be on site (in the parking area in front of the Eastwood Event Centre) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering mammograms throughout the day. To schedule an appointment, call 844-468-6677 (844-4MAMMOS) or online at www.4mammos.org.

NAMI OFFERS SUPPORT: National Alliance on Mental Illness Mahoning Valley offers support and education for individuals and families dealing with mental illness.

• Family To Family, for families dealing with a member who has mental illness, Peer to Peer for individuals dealing with mental illness, meets periodically;

• Connection support groups, 2:15 p.m. Thursdays, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown;

• Connection support groups, 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown;

• Free Yoga, noon to 1 p.m. second Friday of each month, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown;

• Support through Expressive Arts, 6 pm. every third Monday, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown;

• Daytime Family Support Group meets at 11 a.m. the first Thursday of the month, Girard Library, 105 Prospect St., Girard;

∫ Evening Family Support Group meets at 6 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

For information, email info@namimahoningvalley.org , call 330-727-9268 or check out the website at www.namimahoningvalley.org.

MAMMOGRAMS GO MOBILE: The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center Mobile Mammography Unit will travel around northeast Ohio throughout the month of September. The state-of-the-art mobile unit uses the same high-quality technology and equipment to perform the mammogram that can be found at the center.

• Wednesday, 8 to 11 a.m. — Trailwood Primary Care, 900 Trailwood, Boardman;

• Wednesday, 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. — Eisenhower Primary Care, 7341 Eisenhower Drive, Boardman;

• Saturday, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. — Rose Mary Flanagan Ovarian Cancer Foundation Teal Together Run/Walk, Boardman Park;

Mammograms are usually a covered benefit with most insurance carriers. Financial assistance for mobile screenings is also available. The patient’s physician will receive a copy of the results.

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

FITNESS LOOP AT MALL: Southern Park Mall is partnering with Bios Wellness Urgent Care for the mall Fitness Loop 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.

Free health screenings by Bios Wellness Urgent Care will be offered at the 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.

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.

Health notes

SURVIVOR STORIES: The Vindicator again this year wishes to share stories of local breast cancer survivors during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. We also will honor the memories of those who lost their battle.

To share your story, or to honor someone and tell how they inspired you during struggles and triumph with breast cancer, send a brief description to Features Editor Burton Cole at bcole@tribtoday.com or Metro Editor Marly Reichert at mreichert@tribtoday.com, or by mail to 240 Franklin St. SE, Warren 44483. Include contact information.

Reporters will contact several people to be profiled in Vindicator publications.

WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE FACTS: The recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade has generated misinformation about abortion and the impact on women’s health of restrictions.

The League of Women Voters in Ohio is working to host a webinar, “POST-ROE: Women’s Healthcare in Ohio: Just the Facts” at 7 p.m. Thursday. This nonpartisan, fact-based event features maternal-fetal medicine and reproductive health physicians and a noted legal expert to develop a better understanding of these issues.

For more information, contact Annette Tucker Sutherland, chair of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland / Shaker chapter at shaker heights@lwvcleveland.org.

SELF-HELP GROUP: Recovery International, a community self-help mental health group, will meet at 2 p.m. on Sept. 13, at Michael Kusalaba Public Library, 2815 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown.

For more information, phone 330-747-1176.

OSTOMY SUPPORT: The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14 and Nov. 9 at the Tibbets Wick homecare office, 979 Tibbets Wick Road, Suite A, Girard. It will meet 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12 and Dec. 14 at the Woodland Room at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, 8401 Market St., Boardman.

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 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.

NAMI OFFERS SUPPORT: National Alliance on Mental Illness Mahoning Valley offers support and education for individuals and families dealing with mental illness.

• Family To Family, for families dealing with a member who has mental illness, Peer to Peer for individuals dealing with mental illness, meets periodically;

• Connection support groups, 2:15 p.m. Thursdays, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown;

• Connection support groups, 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown;

• Free Yoga, noon to 1 p.m. second Friday of each month, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown;

• Support through Expressive Arts, 6 pm. every third Monday, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown;

• Daytime Family Support Group meets at 11 a.m. the first Thursday of the month, Girard Library, 105 Prospect St., Girard;

• Evening Family Support Group meets at 6 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

For information, email info@namimahoningvalley.org , call 330-727-9268 or check out the website at www.namimahoning valley.org.

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