ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:
Today at 7 p.m. at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road N.E., Howland
March 20 at 10 a.m. at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Conference Room F, Warren
March 25 at 10 a.m. at the Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown
For more information, call the Alzheimer's Association at 330-650-0552 or 800-272-3900.
OSTOMY GROUP TO MEET: The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group, sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners, will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the HM Home Care office, 979 Tibbetts Wick Road, Girard.
The group provides information and encouragement to individuals who have or will have ostomies. The meeting is free and open to ostomy patients, families and friends. Refreshments are provided and parking is free. For information, call 330-480-3440.
MEETINGS SET: Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board meetings have been scheduled as follows:
Today, 8:30 a.m.: TAPN Clinical Committee Meeting in the TMHA first floor conference room.
Thursday, 12:30 p.m.: Adult Continuous Quality Improvement Committee Meeting in the Board Conference Room (HIPAA restrictions apply).
March 19, 8:30 a.m.: County Wide Orientation, TMHA First Floor Conference Room B.
March 19, 9 a.m.: ASAP/Opiate Task Force, TMHA First Floor Conference Room A.
March 19, 4:30 p.m.: Board of Directors meeting, TMHA First Floor Conference Room.
March 21, 1 p.m.: Voices of Youth Committee meeting, Warren City Schools Board of Education.
March 21, 2:30 p.m.: Early Childhood Coordinating Committee, Board Conference Room.
PROGRAM PRESENTS AVAILABLE SERVICES: The First Ohio Chapter of The Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health will present "Available Services for Children and Adolescents" from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at D&E Clinic, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. Speaker for the free presentation is Sandy Silvers, community liaison at Belmont Pines.
For more information, call Rachel at 330-538-0184 or Chrysann at 330-533-4649.
CHAPLAIN TO LEAD GRIEF SUPPORT: Beginning this Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Donald Barnes, chaplain with Senior Independence, will lead a Grief Support Group at the Lake Vista Retirement Community. Representatives of the SI clinical team will serve as co-facilitators of the monthly event. The one-hour meeting will convene in the private dining room in the Park Place Building on the Lake Vista Campus.
Support group discussions will include, but not be limited to, such topics as: "The Stages of Grief" "Reinvesting in Life," "Taking Care of the Spirit," "Children Grieve Too" and "When Family and Friends Grieve Differently." The program is offered by Senior Independence Hospice at no cost to participants.
The Lake Vista Retirement Community is located at 303 N Mecca St., in Cortland. For further information, contact Chaplain Barnes at Senior Independence at 330-533-4350.
ALZHEIMER NETWORK TO PRESENT AUCTION: The Alzheimer Network, also known as the Alzheimer's Assistance and Referral Network Inc., will present its 9th annual charity auction March 16 at Avion on the Water, 2177 Western Reserve Road, Canfield.
The theme of the event will be "Valley Memories," celebrating the past successes of the Valley with a look to the future of new endeavors. Live, silent and basket auctions will offer many choices with a wide variety of items such as Magnavox 26" LCD television, a Kindle Paperwhite, Keurig coffeemaker and more. Attendees may also participate in a 50-50 raffle and all ticket holders will be eligible for the door prize. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Steve Fazzini Productions with a diverse blend of musical styles.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. for guests to shop the tables of auction items. The buffet dinner will begin at 7 p.m. with the auctions beginning afterwards. Tickets to the event are available by contacting The Alzheimer Network office at 330-788-9744. Individual tickets are $42.50 with tables of eight available at $325. Event sponsorships will be available until March 15 with donations accepted until March 19.
The Alzheimer Network is an all volunteer non-profit organization providing support to local families. Alzheimer Network services are offered in Trumbull, Mahoning, and Columbiana in Ohio and Mercer County in Pennsylvania but information is denied to no one. Office hours are available by appointment at 4214 Market St., Boardman.
ASK THE EXPERTS ABOUT CROHN'S DISEASE: A program designed exclusively for individuals and caregivers affected by Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and inflammatory bowel diseases, Ask the Experts, is being held from 9 a.m. to noon March 16 at the Holiday Inn, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence.
Featured will be experts from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Case Medical Center/University Hospitals, MetroHealth and others.
Register at www.ccfa.org/chapters/neohio or call 216-524-7700. Registration is free for CCFA members.
SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Fatigue Support Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 18 at the First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning, Warren. For info call 330-847-7001.
CENTER OFFERS EXAMS: The Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, will offer different screenings for vision, dental and health exams. Appointments are necessary at 330-369-3010.
BRIDGES GROUP TO MEET: Bridges, a free mental health educational, 10-week course, will meet 5 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Warren. Call Nancy at 330-747-5111 to sign up.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: A cancer support group meets 7 p.m. every third Thursday at Calvary Bible Church, 2878 Warren Meadville Road, Cortland.
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.
WARREN CITY OFFERS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: The Warren City Health Department will hold a childhood immunization clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. March 25 at the Warren City Health Department Community Services Building, 418 Main Ave. S.W., Warren. Child must feel well and have updated shot record. A $10 administration fee is charged or Medicaid cards are accepted. For more information, call 330-841-2596.
NILES OFFERS IMMUNIZATIONS: Niles City Health Department, 34 W. State St., is offering an immunization clinic from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. March 20. Child's immunization records are needed and the child should be feeling well, with no illness, fever or rash. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
GIRARD OFFERS IMMUNIZATIONS: The well-child immunization clinic will be held March 13 in the Girard health Department located in the City Building. A $10 fee will be charged per child. Dr. James J. Enyeart, medical Director, will conduct the examinations. Parents are reminded to bring a copy of the child's immunization record. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents must pre-register by calling 330-545-6048 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
GIRARD OFFERS FLU SHOT: The Girard City Health Department will offer flu vaccines between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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.