CHIROPRACTIC SOCIETY OFFERS 'CARING FOR CAREGIVERS' SEMINAR: To commemorate National Family Caregivers Month this November, the Eastern Ohio Chiropractic Society is offering the "Caring for Caregivers Seminar" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Lake Vista of Cortland, 303 North Mecca St., Cortland.
The seminar is free and will be held in the Lake Vista club house. EOCS chiropractors will demonstrate simple lifting and transportation techniques, answer questions about preventing repetitive motion injuries, and recommend non-invasive measures for treating the acute, chronic, or episodic muscle pain that often results from daily caregiving.
To register for the seminar, call 330-638-2420.
CHIROPRACTORS HOST FOOD DRIVE: Dr. Bryan Cecil, owner of DC Chiropractice, 1219 Niles Cortland Road S.E., Warren, and Dr. Jim Mussler, owner of WellnessOne of Boardman, 843 Boardman Canfield Road, Boardman, are accepting donations of nonperishable food until Thanksgiving. The doctors have agreed to offer free exams, X-rays and consultations to all who donate.
For more information, call 330-505-3515 in Warren and 330-758-9567 in Boardman.
ASSOCIATES OFFER FREE FOOT SCREENING: November is American Diabetes Month and the Austintown Podiatry Associates of Drs. Karlock, Flauto, Arters are offering free diabetic foot screening in all office locations. The screening will include a vascular (circulation) and neurological (nerve) exam.
To schedule an appointment, go to www.ohiofootdocs.com or call Austintown at 330-792-6519, Boardman at 330-729-1200 or the Warren office at 330-372-1500.
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR SUICIDE LOVED ONES: Loving Outreach Surviving Suicide (LOSS) and Survivors Of Suicide (SOS) will hold its 14th annual Candlelight Vigil in remembrance of loved ones who died by suicide at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Victory Christian Center Warren Campus, 4257 Tod Ave. N.W., Warren. Participants are urged to bring a photo of their loved one.
For more information, call 330-898-5613 or 330-372-3020 or the Help Hotline Crisis Center at 800-427-3606.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: The Alzheimer's Association will hold its monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:
Today: 7 p.m. at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road, Howland.
Nov. 21: 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.
OSTOMY GROUP TO MEET: Elaine Pearce, a dietitian at St. Elizabeth Health Center, will be the featured speaker of the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group at their meeting 6:30 p.m. today at the HM Home Care office, 979 Tibbetts Wick Road, Girard.
The group provides an opportunity for ostomy patients and their families and friends to network while receiving ongoing education and information. Ostomies are surgically created openings that provide for the elimination of wastes from the body.
Meetings take place the second Tuesday of each month with meeting places alternating between Humility of Mary Health Partners' HM Home Care office in Girard and St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center. Meetings are open to the public, refreshments are provided and parking is free.
For information, call 330-480-3440.
PETRELLO TO SPEAK AT FEDERATION OF FAMILIES MEETING: The First Ohio Chapter of The Federation of Families For Children's Mental Health will welcome Michelle Petrello, training coordinater, Mahoning County Mental Health Board, at the groups' free "Crisis Intervention Team Training," an intensive course teaching officers how to safely interact with persons who have a mental illness.
The meeting will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the D&E Clinic, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.
For more information, call Rachel at 330-538-0184 or Chrysann at 330-533-4649.
BOARD OF HEALTH TO MEET: The regular meeting of the Girard City Board of Health will be 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in Council Chambers, upstairs of the City Building.
IMMUNIZATION CLINIC OFFERED: The well-child immunization clinic will be held Wednesday in the Girard Health Department, located in the City Building. There is a $10 administrative fee charged per child, and Dr. James J. Enyeart, medical director, conducts the examinations. Parents are to bring a copy of the child's immunization record, and a parent or guardian must accompany children younger than 18.
To preregister, call the Health Department from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays at 330-545-6048.
IMMUNIZATION CLINIC OFFERED: The Niles City Health Department will hold an immunization clinic from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 21. No appointment necessary. Child immunization records are required and Medicaid cards are accepted. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
GIRARD OFFERS FLU SHOT: The Girard City Health Department will offer flu vaccines between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday, by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the health department at 330-545-6048.
FLU CLINIC TO BE HELD: 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. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 330-373-0222.
PROGRAM OFFERED FOR DEALING WITH ISSUES: An eight-step Christian program based on the Beatitudes is open to anyone dealing with a life-controlling habit or issue. It meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at the Bloomfield Recovery Center, 10113 Creaser Ashtabula Road, Bloomfield.
For more details, call 330-599-2402.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: A cancer support group meets every third Thursday at Calvary Bible Church, 2878 Warren Meadville Road, Cortland. The next meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday.
For more information, call Tom at 330-772-3652.
MS GROUP MEETS: The MS Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Knights of Columbus Warren Council, 1947 E. Market St., Warren. For more information and to confirm meeting, contact Kevin at 330-306-8399 or email Kevincode7@aol.com.
ST. JOE'S AT THE MALL: 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., the facility is 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 a Silver Sneakers site. Call or visit for more information.
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS: Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m.
STRONG BONES - STRONG PEOPLE: Personalized strength training and nutritional education for those who have osteoporosis, low bone density or at risk to improve muscle strength and nutrition. Call for appointment.
FIT AND FUN: A bi-weekly group exercise class with a personal fitness trainer. Silver Slippers chair exercise class also available bi-weekly. Call for times.
TALK WITH THE DOC PROGRAM: noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The topic is thyroid conditions with Dr. Singh speaking. Call to register 330-652-7542. Cost is $2, and there is a light lunch.
FREE NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES AND FREE LIVING WILLS AND DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH CARE: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday.
FREE ADULT HEARING SCREENINGS: 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Done by Dorian Miller, audiologist. By appointment only. Call 330-652-7542.
GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT: Thursday. Stop by for information on a free tobacco cessation program.
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 appointment necessary.
SPECIAL PROGRAM ON MEDICARE ENROLLMENT AND UPDATES: 11 a.m. to noon Friday, with representatives from TLC insurance brokers. Call to register. Light refreshments.
FREE BLOOD SUGAR SCREENINGS: 8:30 to 11 a.m. (eight-hour fast) Nov. 19.
FREE FOOT SCREENING: 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 19, for those at risk.
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
"WE CARE" PROGRAM: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 16, 23 and 30, Conference Room B ground floor. Support group for family and friends, covering various topics and needs. Call 330-841-1917 for additional information.
PRE-OP KNEE CLASS: 10:30 a.m. today, The Education Room, eighth floor. Call Julia at 330-841-9162 to register.
WOMEN'S CANCER JOURNEY SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, TMH Medical Professional Building, 1353 E. Market St., Warren. Cancer Center Waiting Room. Open to all cancer patients. No registration required. For additional information call 330-841-1962.
OHIO'S CHOICE HOSPICE SUPPORT GROUP: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 20, Chapel at Trumbull Memorial Hospital - first floor. Support group for those who have lost a loved one. Call 330-980-7561 for additional information.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION MEETING: 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 21, Conference Room B, ground floor. For additional information, call Erin at 330-533-3300.
PRE-OP HIP CLASS: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 21, The Education Room, eighth floor. Call Julia at 330-841-9162 to register.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, TMH Medical Professional Building, Cancer Center Waiting Room. Open to all cancer patients. No registration required.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 23, Meeting Rooms 1, 2 and 3, ground floor. Walk-ins welcome.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
CANCER CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today, at Northside Medical Center, Building B, Radiation Oncology Department. All caregivers are welcome. Call Joyce at 330-652-0071 for more information.
BREASTFEEDING CLASS: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. To register for Northside Medical Center classes, call 330-884-2912.
INSIGHT GROUP: 6:30 p.m. Thursday. A support group that serves patients who have had a brain injury and their families. Laura Blanco and Lynn Payne will speak about managing holiday stress after brain injury. The group meets at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in the Boardroom. Registration is required by calling 330-841-3757.
NEW BABY CLASS: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17 in Building A, John Politis Auditorium at Northside Medical Center. Parents will learn the proper safety and care techniques for their new baby. To register for Northside classes, call 330-884-2912
MYELOMA FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Denny's restaurant, 4020 Belmont Ave., Liberty. Serves adults, their adult friends and family members that have been diagnosed with the disease. For more information, call 330-770-0808.
RTS BEREAVEMENT SERVICES: 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 20, Building A, Classroom A, Northside Medical Center. A parent support program for families who are grieving over the loss of their baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. For more information, call 330-884-2911.