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MOBILE OFFICE: The Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission Mobile Office is on site from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at the Carl Nunziato VA Outpatient Clinic, 1815 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. Anyone with questions regarding VA or Mahoning County Benefits, or who needs to file a VA claim, can stop in. Any questions, contact Susan Krawchyk, executive director, Mahoning Gounty Veterans Service Commission, at 330-740-250.

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

MAHONING COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY BOARD will meet 5 p.m. Monday at the CSB Building, 222 W. Federal St., Youngstown. Call 330-746-2959 for more information.

CENTER OFFERS SCREENING KITS: Trumbull Regional Medical Center is offering free colorectal cancer screening kits this month, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Colorectal cancer is preventable with screening tools and treatable, especially when caught early.

The free kits can be picked up 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays in the Radiation Oncology Department at Trumbull Regional’s Medical Professional Building, 1353 E. Market St., Suite 101.

Kits can also be picked up at:

• Steward Laboratory Service locations: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, 20 Ohltown Road, Austintown; 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, 811 Southwestern Run Road, Boardman; 7 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, 945 Boardman Canfield Road;

• Trumbull Regional Medical Center: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1350 E. Market St., Warren; 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 2586 Elm Road, Building B, Cortland.

Kits are available through Friday. For more information, call 330-841-9399.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Celebrate Recovery, a support group to help those recovering from addiction of any kind of mental health issue, meets 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at 6779 Belmont Ave., Girard.

OA MEETS: Overeaters Anonymous meets 7 p.m. Mondays 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 Mary Beth at 330-301-0891 or check OA.org for more meetings.

BLOOD DRIVE: AMVETS Post 44, 305 Elm St., Struthers, is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 1 to 6 p.m. on April 4 in the main hall.

FREE FITNESS PROGRAM: The Stepping Out Program offers free fitness classes and activities online and in person throughout the Mahoning Valley. Call Doris Bullock, project coordinator, at 330-720-3293 or email her at dibullock@mercy.com for information.

SENIOR SUPPORT: The Senior Support Action Group is a volunteer-based program that provides services to homebound seniors in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. It provides monthly food boxes, transportation to medical appointments, and a phone pals program. For more information or to sign up for services, call 330-424-7877, Ext. 2.

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. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, 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.

ADDICTION SCREENINGS: Anyone struggling with methamphetamine addiction may call Narconon to find treatment to end the web that traps people in those in addiction. Visit https://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/understanding-meth-addiction.html or call 800-431-1754 for free screenings or referrals.

ALZHEIMER NETWORK: The Alzheimer Network has scheduled the following volunteer support groups for Alzheimer caregivers. Call 330-788-9755 for information on any of the meetings or to verify times and dates.

Austintown — 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield Niles Road;

Boardman — 7 p.m. second Wednesday of the month, St. Charles Catholic Church, Boardman Canfield Road;

Canfield — 10 a.m. fourth Friday of the month, Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St.;

Girard — 6 p.m. third Tuesday of the month, Guiding Light Presbyterian Church, 890 Churchill Road;

Howland — 10 a.m. first Wednesday of the month, Children’s Rehabilitation Center, 855 Howland Wilson Road;

Poland — noon first Saturday of the month, Wickshire Senior Living, 355 W. McKinley Way, or call for time, third Thursday of the month, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2985 Center Road;

Salem, 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Emmanuel Education Building, 251 S. Broadway Ave.

PROGRAM TO DELIVER GOODS: Life is Good No Matter What helps adults with cancer in northeast Ohio who may be unable to leave their homes. 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.

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 pm. every third Monday, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown;

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

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

Email info@namimahoningvalley.org, call 330-727-9268 or visit the website at www.namimahoningvalley.org for more information.

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

The support groups meet at the following times and locations:

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

Canfield — 1:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St.

Contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24 / 7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 for more information.

Health notes

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

MAHONING COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY BOARD will meet

5 p.m. Monday at the CSB Building, 222 W. Federal St., Youngstown. Call 330-746-2959 for more information.

CENTER OFFERS SCREENING KITS: Trumbull Regional Medical Center is offering free colorectal cancer screening kits this month, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Colorectal cancer is preventable with screening tools and treatable especially when caught early.

Free colorectal cancer screening kits can be picked up 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays in the Radiation Oncology Department at Trumbull Regional’s Medical Professional Building, 1353 E. Market St., Suite 101.

Kits also can be picked up at Steward Laboratory Service locations: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, 20 Ohltown Road, Austintown; 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, 811 Southwestern Run Road, Youngstown; 7 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, 945 Boardman Canfield Road.

Kits are available through March 31. For information, call 330-841-9399.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Celebrate Recovery, a support group to help those recovering from addiction of any kind of mental health issue, meets 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at 6779 Belmont Ave., Girard.

OA MEETS: Overeaters Anonymous meets 7 p.m. Mondays 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 Mary Beth at 330-301-0891 or check OA.org for more meetings.

ALZHEIMER NETWORK: The Alzheimer Network has scheduled the following volunteer support groups for Alzheimer caregivers. Call 330-788-9755 for information on any of the meetings or to verify times and dates.

• Austintown — 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield Niles Road;

• Boardman — 7 p.m. second Wednesday of the month, St. Charles Catholic Church, Boardman Canfield Road;

• Canfield — 10 a.m. fourth Friday of the month, Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St.;

• Girard — 6 p.m. third Tuesday of the month, Guiding Light Presbyterian Church, 890 Churchill Road;

• Poland — noon first Saturday of the month, Wickshire Senior Living, 355 W. McKinley Way, or call for time, third Thursday of the month, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2985 Center Road;

• Salem, 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Emmanuel Education Building, 251 S. Broadway Ave.

FREE FITNESS PROGRAM: The Stepping Out Program offers free fitness classes and activities online and in person throughout the Mahoning Valley. Call Doris Bullock, project coordinator, at 330-720-3293 or email her at

dibullock@mercy.com for information.

PROGRAM TO DELIVER GOODS: Life is Good No Matter What helps adults with cancer in northeast Ohio who may be unable to leave their homes. 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.

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 pm. every third Monday, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown;

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

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

Email info@namimahoningvalley.org, call 330-727-9268 or visit the website at www.namimahoningvalley.org for more information.

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

The support groups meet at the following times and locations:

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

Canfield — 1:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St.

Contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24 / 7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 for more information.

SENIOR SUPPORT: The Senior Support Action Group is a volunteer-based program that provides services to homebound seniors in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. It provides monthly food boxes, transportation to medical appointments, and a phone pals companionship program. For more information or to sign up for services, call 330-424-7877, Ext. 2.

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. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, 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.

ADDICTION SCREENINGS: Anyone struggling with methamphetamine addiction may call Narconto find treatment to end the web that traps people in those in addiction. Visit https://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/understanding-meth-addiction.html or call 800-431-1754 for free screenings or referrals.

Health notes

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

For more information, phone 330-747-1176.

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.

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

MAHONING COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY BOARD will have a Ways and Means committee meeting at 5 p.m. Monday and a board meeting at 5 p.m. March 27, at the CSB Building, 222 W. Federal St., Youngstown. Call 330-746-2959 for more information.

CENTER OFFERS SCREENING KITS: Trumbull Regional Medical Center is offering free colorectal cancer screening kits to the public during the month of March, which is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Colorectal cancer is preventable with screening tools and treatable, especially when caught early.

Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits can be picked up 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, in the Radiation Oncology Department at Trumbull Regional in the Medical Professional Building, 1353 E. Market St., Suite 101.

Kits also can be picked up at any of the below lab locations:

• Steward Laboratory Service locations: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, 20 Ohltown Road, Austintown; 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, 811 Southwestern Run Road, Youngstown; 7 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, 945 Boardman-Canfield Road.

The kit is called a fecal immunochemical test. The screening is performed in the comfort and privacy of your home. Once the screening is completed, simply drop off or mail back the sample in the convenient envelope included with the kit.

The lab at Trumbull Regional will perform the analysis and the results will be mailed to the respective individual and their primary care physician.

Kits are available now through March 31. For more information on the screening kits, call 330-841-9399.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Celebrate Recovery, a support group to help those recovering from addiction of any kind of mental health issue, meets 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at 6779 Belmont Ave., Girard.

OA MEETS: Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. every 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 Mary Beth at 330-301-0891 or check OA.org for more meetings.

MHRB COLLABORATION: The Mental Health and Recovery Boards of Mahoning and Trumbull County have collaborated to form a Trumbull-Mahoning Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Collaborative.

The committee seeks to engage stakeholders, including agencies and individuals to join the committee from varying sectors of the community, including, but not limited to grassroots organizations, social service agencies, the criminal and juvenile justice systems, faith-based organizations, and behavioral health agencies.

The committee is co-chaired by Carol Holmes-Chambers, Children’s Program Coordinator for TCMHRB; Katie Cretella, Director of Clinical Services at TCMHRB; and Brenda Heidinger, Associate Director of the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board.

The committee held its first meeting in January and is scheduled to meet for the next five months at 10 a.m.on the fourth Friday of each month at Direction Home of Northeast Ohio, 1030 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown. There is also a virtual option available, the link for which can be found at: www.trumbullmhrb.org or Mental Health & Recovery Board | Mahoning County at: mahoningcountyoh.gov.

For more information about diversity equity, and inclusion initiatives in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties please contact Carol Holmes Chambers at 330-675-2765 ext. 114 or Brenda Heidinger or Valerie Burney at 330-746-2959.

ALZHEIMER NETWORK: The Alzheimer Network has scheduled the following volunteer support groups for Alzheimer caregivers. Call 330-788-9755 for information on any of the meetings or to verify times and dates.

∫ Austintown — 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield Niles Road;

∫ Boardman — 7 p.m. second Wednesday of the month, St. Charles Catholic Church, Boardman Canfield Road;

∫ Canfield — 10 a.m. fourth Friday of the month, Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St.;

∫ Girard — 6 p.m. third Tuesday of the month, Guiding Light Presbyterian Church, 890 Churchill Road;

∫ Howland — 10 a.m. first Wednesday of the month, Children’s Rehabilitation Center, 855 Howland Wilson Road;

∫ Poland — noon first Saturday of the month, Wickshire Senior Living, 355 W. McKinley Way, or call for time, third Thursday of the month, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2985 Center Road;

∫ Salem, 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Emmanuel Education Building, 251 S. Broadway Ave.

PROGRAM TO DELIVER GOODS: Life is Good No Matter What helps adults with cancer in northeast Ohio who may be unable to leave their homes. 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.

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 pm. every third Monday, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown;

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

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

Email info@namimahoningvalley.org, call 330-727-9268 or visit the website at www.namimahoningvalley.org for more information.

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

The support groups meet at the following times and locations:

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

Canfield — 1:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St.

Contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24 / 7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 for more information.

FREE FITNESS PROGRAM: The Stepping Out Program offers free fitness classes and activities online and in person throughout the Mahoning Valley. Call Doris Bullock, project coordinator, at 330-720-3293 or email her at dibullock@mercy.com for information. For a schedule of virtual and in-person classes, visit www.mercy.com.

SENIOR SUPPORT: The Senior Support Action Group is a volunteer-based program that provides services to homebound seniors in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. It provides monthly food boxes, transportation to medical appointments, and a phone pals companionship program. For more information or to sign up for services, call 330-424-7877, Ext. 2.

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. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, 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.

ADDICTION SCREENINGS: If you or a loved one are struggling with methamphetamine addiction, reach out for help. Narconon helps people all over the U.S. find treatment to end the web that traps those in addiction. To learn what to look for visit: https://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/understanding-meth-addiction.html

Call today for free screenings or referrals. 1- 800-431-1754

Health notes

OSTOMY SUPPORT: The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Tibbetts Wick home care office, 979 Tibbets Wick Road, Suite A, Girard.

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

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

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. March 15 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.

MAHONING COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY BOARD will have a Ways and Means committee meeting at 5 p.m. March 20, and a board meeting at 5 p.m. March 27, at the CSB Building, 222 W. Federal St., Youngstown. Call 330-746-2959 for more information.

MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY: Mercy Health-Youngstown has announced the following mobile mammography screening dates:

• Today: 8:30 to 11:15 a.m. at Salem Primary Care;

•Today: 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. at Salem Senior Housing, 966 W. Perry St., Salem.

Screening mammograms are usually a covered benefit with most insurance carriers. Financial assistance for mobile screenings also is available.

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

OA MEETS: Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. every 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 Mary Beth at 330-301-0891 or check OA.org for more meetings.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Celebrate Recovery, a support group to help those recovering from addiction or any kind of mental health issue, meets 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at 6779 Belmont Ave., Girard.

ALZHEIMER NETWORK: The Alzheimer Network has scheduled the following volunteer support groups for Alzheimer caregivers. Call 330-788-9755 for information on any of the meetings or to verify times and dates.

• Austintown — 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield Niles Road;

• Boardman — 7 p.m. second Wednesday of the month, St. Charles Catholic Church, Boardman Canfield Road;

• Canfield — 10 a.m. fourth Friday of the month, Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St.;

• Girard — 6 p.m. third Tuesday of the month, Guiding Light Presbyterian Church, 890 Churchill Road;

• Howland — 10 a.m. first Wednesday of the month, Children’s Rehabilitation Center, 855 Howland Wilson Road;

• Poland — noon first Saturday of the month, Wickshire Senior Living, 355 W. McKinley Way, or call for time, third Thursday of the month, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2985 Center Road;

• Salem, 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Emmanuel Education Building, 251 S. Broadway Ave.

In-person educational sessions are being offered to family members of persons with dementia. The Alzheimer Network is presenting sessions Oct. 22 and 29. Registration for the free presentations is required by calling 330-788-9755 for the Austintown location of the sessions.

PROGRAM TO DELIVER GOODS: Life is Good No Matter What helps adults with cancer in northeast Ohio who may be unable to leave their homes. 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.

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 pm. every third Monday, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown;

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

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

Email info@namimahoningvalley.org, call 330-727-9268 or visit the website at www.namimahoningvalley.org for more information.

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

The support groups meet at the following times and locations:

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

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

Contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24 / 7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 for more information.

FREE FITNESS PROGRAM: The Stepping Out Program offers free fitness classes and activities online and in person throughout the Mahoning Valley. Call Doris Bullock, project coordinator, at 330-720-3293 or email her at dibullock@mercy.com for information. For a schedule of virtual and in-person classes, visit www.mercy.com.

SENIOR SUPPORT: The Senior Support Action Group is a volunteer-based program that provides services to homebound seniors in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. It provides monthly food boxes, transportation to medical appointments, and a phone pals companionship program. For more information or to sign up for services, call 330-424-7877, Ext. 2.

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. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, 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.

ADDICTION SCREENINGS: If you or a loved one are struggling with methamphetamine addiction, reach out for help. Narconon helps people all over the U.S. find treatment to end the web that traps those in addiction. To learn what to look for visit: https://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/understanding-meth-addiction.html

Call today for free screenings or referrals. 1- 800-431-1754

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