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MOBILE OFFICE: The Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission Mobile Office is onsite 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays 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.

For more information, contact Susan Krawchyk, executive director, at 330-740-2450.

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.

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.

ADDICTION HELP MEETINGS: SMART Recovery’s 4-point program is the organization’s flagship secular program serving those with an addictive behavior, including both substance and activity / process addictions. Trained volunteer facilitators lead mutual support group discussions from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday on topics such as building and maintaining motivation, coping with urges and cravings, managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and living a balanced life.

Related tools consistent with evidence-based motivational and cognitive behavioral theories also are offered and discussed. Read the program description at https://meetings.smartrecovery.org/meet

ings/7343. All meetings are free and no registration is needed.

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:

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.

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, and 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, 11 a.m. the first Thursday of the month, Girard Free Library, 105 Prospect St., Girard.

Evening Family Support Group, 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.namimahoning

valley.org for more information.

DISPOSAL BAGS AT LIBRARIES: Mahoning County Public Health, in partnership with the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, distributed Deterra Drug Disposal Bags at various library locations. A limited supply will be available at each library location and one bag will be permitted per family.

The bag allows users to safely deactivate and dispose of unneeded pills, patches, liquids, creams and films at home. Unneeded medications also can be disposed of at permanent drop-off locations that can be found in the lobbies at various local law enforcement agencies and pharmacies.

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.narcononnew

liferetreat.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.

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, just west of the intersection of Route 224 and Market Street, Boardman

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.

Health notes

MOBILE OFFICE: The Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission Mobile Office is onsite 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays 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.

For more information, contact Susan Krawchyk, executive director, at 330-740-2450.

ADDICTION HELP MEETINGS: SMART Recovery’s 4-point program is the organization’s flagship secular program serving those with an addictive behavior, including both substance and activity / process addictions. Trained volunteer facilitators lead effective mutual support group discussions from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday on topics such as building and maintaining motivation; coping with urges and cravings; managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors; and living a balanced life.

Related tools consistent with evidence-based motivational and cognitive behavioral theories also are offered and discussed.

Read the program description at https://meetings.smartrecovery.org/meetings/7343. All meetings are free and no registration is needed.

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:

¯ 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.

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, 11 a.m. the first Thursday of the month, Girard Library, 105 Prospect St., Girard.

¯ Evening Family Support Group, 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.

DISPOSAL BAGS AT LIBRARIES: Mahoning County Public Health, in partnership with the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, distributed Deterra Drug Disposal Bags at various library locations. A limited supply will be available at each library location and one bag will be permitted per family.

The bag allows users to safely dispose of unneeded pills, patches, liquids, creams and films at home. Unneeded medications also can be disposed of at drop-off locations found in the lobbies of local law enforcement agencies and pharmacies.

OA MEETS: Overeaters Anonymous meets 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.

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.

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.

• 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.

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