HMHP OFFERS FREE HEALTH CHECK: Free Health Check by HMHP is being offered from 10 a.m. to noon the last Wednesday of the month at Lordstown SCOPE, 1776 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown. Included will be blood glucose with 12-hour fast; cholesterol screening and blood pressure reading.
ST. JOE'S OFFERS YOGA: Beginning yoga will be held from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. each Monday Feb. 27 through April 9 at St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland Ave., Warren. Certified yoga instructor Dawn Perhacs will lead the adults only class. Cost is $58 per person ($44 for employees of HMHP). Class size is limited. For more information, call the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll-free at 877-700-4647.
ASPERGER GROUP TO MEET: The Asperger's Group of Northeast Ohio will be holding a meeting at 7 p.m. today, at the Canfield Presbyterian Church located at 140 W. Main St. The meeting is open to adults with Asperger's age 16 or older, their families, loved ones and anyone interested in learning more about the disorder.
Guest speaker for the evening will be Melissa Toot, program manager for the Customized Employment Program at Compass Family & Community Services (formerly Burdman Group). She will speak on vocational services and programs that assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining employment.
For more information on the Asperger's Group of Northeast Ohio, please contact: Jane Perrett at firstname.lastname@example.org, 330-533-1287 or at 330-360-7003.
DR. TED HOSTS OPEN HOUSE: Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, office of Dr. Ted Suzelis will be hosting a public open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at his new Boardman office located in Southbridge West, at 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D-3. The center will also be offering free 15 minute massage therapy and/or reflexology sessions and a free mini fitness class. For more information or to register for a therapy session or fitness class, call Stephanie at 330-729-1350 or visit OhioND.com.
NORTHSIDE HOSTS WINE AND CHOCOLATE EVENT: Northside Medical Center will be hosting "A Healthy Heart Loves Wine & Chocolate" Sunday at the Massage Cafe in Canfield. The free event is offered at either 2:30 p.m. or at 5:30 p.m. and is conjunction with Northside's Healthy Woman program.
There will be wine and chocolate from Vino Novello & Dove Chocolate Discoveries as well as a mini massage session and tour from the Massage Cafe.
Limited space available, and attendees must register online at www.northsidemedicalcen-ter.net/healthywoman or by calling the Healthy Woman line at 330-884-1066.
FIT CHALLENGE MEETING SET AT YMCA: A meeting to discuss a Fit Challenge TLS Weight Loss Solution will be held at noon Saturday at the YMCA first floor conference room of Trumbull County. There will also be meetings at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28 and 29. Teams of three to five people will compete for 12 weeks with top teams to receive prizes. Registration deadline is March 1 by stopping at the YMCA or calling 330-394-1565.
NAMI CLASSES AVAILABLE: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family-to-Family education classes 2012 spring session will be held:
Mondays through April 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Forum Health, North Side, Medical Education Building, Classroom A.
Fridays, through May 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Central Christian Church. 2051 Market St., Warren.
A minimum of 10 people is needed to hold the class. Classes will be limited to the first 22 people who register. Additional names will be added to the waiting list. Registration is required.
Call Dianna at 330-540-8583 or Bob at 330-980-3539 from 7 to 10 p.m. for information and/or registration applications.
There is a free education program for those who have a family member or friend suffering from mental illness or a brain disorder / chemical imbalance. There is no cost for family members.
LIFE LINE SCREENING BEING OFFERED: Life Line Screening, to help reduce the risk of having a stroke or bone fracture, will be offered today at the Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel Ave. N.W., Warren.
Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete.
For information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 800-697-9721 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
GIRARD BOARD OF HEALTH TO MEET: The regular meeting of the Girard City Board of Health will be 7 p.m. today in council chambers, 100 W. Main St., Girard.
PARTY HEARTY ZUMBATHON: Licensed Zumba instructors Sandy MacDougall and Terri Dean are holding a Party Hearty Zumbathon fundraiser from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 29 at 8094 E. Market St., Warren.
This event is part of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Your Heart movement. The cost is $5, and all proceeds will go directly to the AHA.
The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement encourages awareness of cardiovascular disease.
For more information on this event, email email@example.com or call Q Club at 330-856-4777.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETS: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly Caregiver Support Groups on:
March 6 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
March 13 at 7 p.m. at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road N.E., Howland.
March 21 at 10 a.m. at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Conference Room F, Warren.
For more information, call the Alzheimer's Association at 330-650-0552 or 800-272-3900.
FLU CLINIC: A flu clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. daily at Warren West Community Health Center, 716 Tod Ave., Warren. Medicaid and Medicare will be accepted. All others are $20 each. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 330-373-0222.
OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is Feb. 14 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, Cedar Room.
NILES HOLDS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: An immunization clinic will be offered from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Niles Health Department, 34 W. State St. Parent or guardian must have child's immunization records. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call 330-544-9000, Ext. 163.
IMMUNIZATION CLINICS OFFERED: Warren City Health Department is offering a children's immunization clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 27, at the Warren City Health Department, 418 Main Ave. S.W., Warren.
There is a $10 administration fee or Medicaid is accepted. No appointment is necessary. Bring current shot record. A parent must accompany the child. For more information, call 330-841-2596.
TRUMBULL COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY BOARD
4076 Youngstown Road S.E., Suite 201, Warren; 330-675-2765.
TCMHRB board of directors meeting - 4:30 p.m. today, TMHA First Floor Conference Room.
Transportation committee - 1:30 p.m. Feb. 27, TMHA First Floor Conference Room.
Crisis intervention team training steering committee - 3 p.m. Feb. 27, TCMHRB Office Conference Room.
ST. JOE'S AT THE MALL: St. Joe's at the Mall is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is located next to Sears at the Eastwood Mall. To make an appointment, call 330-652-7542 unless otherwise noted.
St. Joe's at the Mall is now a Silver Sneakers site. Call or stop in for more information.
FLU AND PNEUMONIA VACCINES - Available by appointment on various days. Cost is $25 for flu and $48 for pneumonia vaccines. Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare HMO will be billed.
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS - Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m.
STRONG BONES - STRONG PEOPLE PROGRAM - This is a free 12-week program of personalized strength training and nutritional education for those who have osteoporosis, low bone density or at risk to improve muscle strength and nutrition.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT THROUGH STRENGTH TRAINING - Join for $20 a month. Nutrition classes are held once a month on diet and behavior modification. Registration is required.
EASY YOGA CLASS - 11 a.m. to noon Mondays, through Feb. 27. Cost is $6 each.
TALK WITH THE DOC PROGRAM - noon to 1 p.m. Thursday - The topic is "A Healthy Heart Can't be Beat" with Dr. Keith Black speaking. Call to register. Cost is $2 and lunch will be provided.
FREE BONE DENSITY SCREENING - 9 a.m. to noon Friday - Come in and have an ultrasound of the heel bone to screen for osteoporosis. No appointments necessary.
FREE PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE SCREENING - 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23. - A nurse will measure blood flow to the legs by doing an ankle brachial index. By appointment only. Call 330-652-7542.
FREE NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES AND FREE LIVING WILLS AND DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTHCARE - 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23. Completed this day with help from the palliative care staff.
EVENING TAI CHI CHIH 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Call Lucinda Kutsko, instructor, for details and costs 330-727-4477.
TALK WITH THE PHARMACIST 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 28. Bring your questions and have a one-on-one with Susan Victor, Target pharmacist. Call for an appointment.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
Today, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Breastfeeding Class. The fee is $10 but free if enrolled in Childbirth Class. To register for Northside Medical Center classes, call 330-884-2912.
Today, 7 to 9 p.m. - RTS Bereavement Services is a parent support program for families who are grieving over the loss of their baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. RTS Bereavement Services meets in the Medical Education Building, Classroom A, at Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane. For more information, call 330-884-2911.
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. - The Insight Group is a support group that serves patients who have had a brain injury and their families. Laura Blanco will speak about the recovery process. The group meets at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in the Boardroom. Registration is required by calling 330-841-3757.