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SOS HOLDS WELLNESS FAIR: Saving Our Seniors Mahoning Valley is sponsoring the second annual Older Adults Day Out with a free Senior Health and Wellness Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown.

More than 60 vendors will attend. There also will be raffle baskets and lunch. Entertainment will be by Stick It To Fitness, Staying Alive Drummers, The Senior Showcase and Elvis.

DIVERSITY EQUITY AND INCLUSION: The Trumbull-Mahoning Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Collaborative, formed by the Mental Health and Recovery Boards of Mahoning and Trumbull counties, meets at 1 p.m. on Friday 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 mahoningcountyoh.gov.

The boards are optimistic that this collaborative will help to identify and address barriers and gaps within Mahoning and Trumbull counties systems of care. The committee seeks to engage stakeholders, including agencies and individuals to join the committee from varying sectors of the community.

The committee is co-chaired by Katie Cretella, Director of Clinical Services at TCMHRB and Brenda Heidinger, Associate Director of the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board.

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

UNDERSTANDING GRIEF: Cornerstone of Hope, Ohio’s leading grief center, is hosting “Understanding Your Grief: Touchstones for Hope & Healing” presented by nationally renowned grief educator, Dr. Alan Wolfelt, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside in Independence.

This free program will help all of us understand how loss influences our lives. Participants will embrace the uniqueness of their grief, quietly reflect on their feelings of loss, learn about the six essential needs when someone dies and come to understand the difference between “reconciling” and “resolving” grief.

There is no cost to attend, however registration is required. Attendees will also enjoy light refreshments during the program. Visit cornerstoneofhope.org to register by Aug. 30.

MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHYS: The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center (JACBCC) Mobile Mammography Unit will travel around northeast Ohio throughout the month of August.

• Wednesday: 8 to 11:15 a.m., Talsman Primary Care, 61 Talsman Drive, Canfield;

• Wednesday: 12:30 to 2:15 p.m., Trailwood Primary Care, 900 Trailwood Drive, Boardman;

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

• Monday: 8 to 11:15 a.m., Youngstown Primary Care, 2031 Belmont Ave., Youngstown;

• Monday: 12:30 to 2:15 p.m., Cornersburg Primary Care, 2955 Canfield Road, Youngstown.

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

Health notes

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Mercy Health’s Hospice of the Valley is seeking new volunteers to serve patients. Those interested in becoming a volunteer must apply and attend training sessions.

Upcoming training sessions for new volunteers will be Thursday and Aug. 17 at the Hospice of the Valley offices, 979 Tibbetts Wick Road, Suite A, in Girard. Additional trainings will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28, at Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland.

For more information, contact the Hospice of the Valley volunteer department: Maureen McQuillan, 330-549-5902 or Jennifer Burgoyne, 330-549-5908.

NATIONAL HEALTH WEEK: In honor of National Health Center Week, ONE Health Ohio will host community appreciation events at two of their locations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. All events will feature free health screenings, back-to-school giveaways, free food, raffles and activities for children, including bounce houses and a Mario Kart track.

Events will be at the following locations, on the following dates and times:

• 1 to 6 p.m. today, Lloyd McCoy Community Health Center, 1977 Niles Road SE, Warren

• 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Falls Family Care (175 E. Broad St., Newton Falls)

National Health Center Week is an annual celebration to raise awareness of the mission of America’s health centers and their accomplishments. The focus of the National Association of Community Health Centers this year is “The Road Map to a Stronger America.”

ONE Health Ohio is a Certified Patient-Centered Medical Home that provides comprehensive health care services, such as medical, dental and behavioral health, across seven health centers located in Youngstown, Warren, Newton Falls, Cortland and Alliance, and four RISE Recovery Outpatient Addiction Treatment centers in Youngstown, Warren, Newton Falls and Alliance. For more on ONE Health Ohio, go to: www.onehealthohio.org.

NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED: The Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board is searching for unique individuals and programs that have had a profound impact on the quality of life of Mahoning County residents to be nominated for its 2023 Mental Health and Recovery Board Awards.

Each year, the board bestows these awards on local programs, individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves as leaders in the field of mental health and addiction recovery.

Nominations are being sought for the following awards: Program of the Year; Crisis Incident Stress Management Award; Front Line Staff of the Year Award; Support Staff of the Year Award; Leader of the Year Award; Advocate of the Year Award; Eagle Award; and CIT Officer of the Year.

Nominations must be received by Aug. 18, with the awards scheduled for presentation Sept. 15.

To nominate someone, visit: www.mahoningcountyoh.gov/DocumentCenter/View/48122.

For more information, contact Adrienne Sabo at adrienne@workwithclever.com or 330-501-9187.

BLOOD DRIVE: Mercy Health is hosting a blood drive 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, Azalea Room, 8401 Market St., Youngstown.

The blood drive is open to the public. Those interested in donating can schedule an appointment at www.RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code: Mercy Health.

MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHIES: The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center Mobile Mammography Unit will travel around northeast Ohio throughout August.

• Wednesday: 8 to 11:15 a.m., Boardman Primary Care, 8423 Market St., Boardman;

• Wednesday: 12:30 to 2:15 p.m., Struthers Primary Care, 53 State St., Struthers;

• Friday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., CAA East Liverpool Health, First Church of the Nazarene, 670 Walnut St., East Liverpool;

• Monday: 8:30 to 11:15 a.m., Salem Primary Care, 564 E. Second St., Salem;

• Monday: 12:30 to 2 p.m., Sebring Primary Care, 605 E. Ohio Ave., Sebring.

Patients should talk with their doctor about when they should have a screening mammogram, which are a covered benefit with most insurance carriers and do not require a physician order. Financial assistance for mobile screenings also is available.

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

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 330-747-1176.

OA MEETS: Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Mondays. OA is for anyone with addictive problems with food, including compulsive overeating, bulimia, anorexia and other food-related problems.

For further information on location, contact Mary Beth at 330-301-0891 or check OA.org for more meetings.

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