Health Education, Fitness & Support Groups

ALZHEIMER’S

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Groups, various locations. The Alzheimer’s Association hosts caregiver support groups throughout the month. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 330-650-0552 or 1-800-272-3900.This month’s meetings include: 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road, Howland; 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Conference Room 1, 2, 3, Warren; 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20 at Antonine Sister’s Adult Day Center, 2691 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson; and  1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Alzheimer’s Association, Building B, Suite 301, 3695 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield.

BLOOD DRIVES/DONATIONS

Community Blood Drives: Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Boardman and Poland branches; 330-744-8636. The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross will conduct the blood drives at two library branches of the Public Library this month. Drives include: Poland branch, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8 and Boardman branch, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Monday., Feb. 20. Call for more information.

BLOOD-PRESSURE SCREENINGS

Blood Pressure Check by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Sebring branch; 330-744-3836. 12-2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Blood Pressure Screenings, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542.  9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 2-4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. Free.

Blood Pressure Screenings, various branches, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County; 330-744-8636.  By the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross. Boardman branch: 12:30-3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6; Struthers branch: 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21; Poland branch, 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28.

CANCER

Breast Cancer Support Group (BEACON), St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland Ave., Warren; 1-888-227-6446. BEACON (Better Emotional Awareness of Cancer and Our Needs) provides peer support and links breast-cancer survivors and other women who have had a similar diagnosis. No registration necessary. 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2. Free.

HOPE Support Group, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman; 330-629-7500. Support group for cancer patients, family and friends who are newly diagnosed,undergoing treatment or recently completing therapy. Call to register. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9. Free.

DIABETES

Diabetes Support Group, Mahoning County Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 480-2676, 330-744-5071. Support group for individuals with diabetes. Family members are welcome. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 9. Free.

Know Your Numbers, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Gloria Pozega, RN, educates participants on monitoring cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. Call to register. 9-10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb.1o.

CARDIO-PULMONARY HEALTH

Carotid or AAA Screening, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. For those at risk and meeting criteria. By appointment. Call 330-652-7542. Wednesday, Feb. 1. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Free.

Heart Failure Support Group, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown; 330-480-3991. Support for patients and families dealing with heart failure. 3-4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1. Free.

Heart Failure Support Group, St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland Ave., Warren; 330-841-4327. Support group for individuals and families dealing with heart failure. Call to register. 1-2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16. Free.

ICD (INTERNAL CARDIAC DEFRIBRILLATOR) Connection, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman; 330-480-7648. Education and information for a participant and one guest. Participant must have an internal cardiac defibrillator (ICD). Features a guest speaker. Call for more information or to register. 6-7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23. Free.

Mended Hearts Support Group,  St. Elizabeth Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman; 330-702-8859. Support for those dealing with heart disease and other cardiac problems. Includes discussion about lifestyle changes, depression, recovery and treatment. Call for more information. 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22. Free.

Peripheral Vascular Disease Screening. St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. A nurse will measure blood flow to the legs by doing Ankle-Brachial Index. By appointment only. 1-4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23.

Vitamin Supplements for Your Heart, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Jim Sayers from the Vitamin Shoppe will speak. Call to register. 9-10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14. Free.

DEATH, DYING & GRIEVING

HEAL Support Group, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown; 480-3132. Support group for those who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a newborn. Call for more information. 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14. Free.

New Horizons Grief Series, Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road., Poland; 330-549-5901. Eight-week educational support sessions for adults who have had a loved one die. Register with Karen. 5:30-7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13. Free.

Parents Together, Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road., Poland; 330-549-5901. Weekly support group for parents dealing with grief. Register with Karen. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Every Tuesday. Free.

Parents Together, Hospice of the Valley, 5000 E. Market St., Suite 19, Howland; 330-549-5901. Weekly support group for parents dealing with grief. Register with Karen. 10 a.m.-noon. Every Monday. Free.

Widow and Widowers Group, Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St., Canfield; 330-549-5900. Grief support group meets the first and third Wednesday of the month (Feb. 1, Feb. 15). Call Karen to register. 6-8 p.m.

Widow and Widowers Group, Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road., Poland; 330-549-5901. Grief support group meets the second and fourth Friday of the month (Feb. 10, Feb. 24). Call Karen to register. 10 a.m.-noon.

DIET & NUTRITION

Behavior Modification Group for Weight Management, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Facilitated by Madelyn Martin, LSW. Call to register. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb.13.

Weight Management Through Strength Training, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Includes monthly classes on diet, nutrition and behavior modification. Call to register. $20.

EXERCISE & FITNESS

Easy Yoga Class, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. 11 a.m.-noon on Mondays from Feb. 6-27. $20 for four classes or $6 each.

Tai Chi Chih Class, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-727-4477. Lucinda Kutsko will teach. Call for fees and details. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27.

HEALTH EDUCATION LECTURES

Talk with the Doc Program, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Dr. Keith Black will speak. Topic: “A Healthy Heart Can’t be Beat.” Call to register. Noon-1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16. $2 (includes a light lunch).

Talk with the Pharmacist, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Bring your questions and have a one-on-one Q&A with Dr. Susan Victor, a pharmacist at Target. Call for appointment. 9-11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28.

HEALTH SCREENINGS

Blood Pressure and Health Screenings by Easter Seals Private Duty; 330-744-8636. Easter Seals Private Duty will provide free health assessments at various branches of the Public Library. A nurse will be available for blood pressure screenings, pulse, oxygen saturation, and weight. Easter Seals Private Duty is offering this service through a grant to provide assessments to seniors in Mahoning County aged 60 plus, but participation will not be limited to seniors. Sessions include: West branch, 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1; East branch, 1-2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7; Newport branch, 1-2 p.m., Wednedsay, Feb. 8; Main Library, 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Feb. 23. Call for more information.

LUPUS

Lupus Support Group Meeting, Oakhill Renaissance Center, 345 Oakhill Ave., Youngstown; for more information, call Patricia Phillips at the YWCA at 330-746-6361. Meets the first Tuesday of the month. Noon-2 p.m. Free,

OSTEOPOROSIS

Strong Bones, Strong People, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. A 12-week program of personalized strength training and nutritional education for those who have osteoporosis, low-bone density or at risk. Program seeks to improve muscle strength and nutrition. Call for an appointment. Free.

Bone Density Screening, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Have an ultrasound of the heel bone to screen for osteoporosis. No appointment necessary. 9 a.m.-noon. Friday, Feb. 17. Free.

OSTOMY

Ostomy Support Group, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman; 330-480-3440. Support, education and information for those who have undergone or will have ostomies. For individuals and their families. No registration necessary. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14. Free.

SENIOR HEALTH & WELLNESS

Falling Prevention Class, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Prevent yourself or a loved one from a fall by attending this class. Free balance testing by St. Joe’s physical therapy. Also beginning Tai Chi Chih instruction. Call to register. 12-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Notary Public Services, Living Wills, and Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Facilitated with assistance of St. Joe’s palliative-care staff.  9 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Feb. 8 and 1-4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23.

SPECIAL-NEEDS CHILDREN

Operation Search and Help Program, Easter Seals and Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center, Youngstown; 330-743-1168. Assists families of special-needs children (birth to age 21) with medications, medical equipment, medical supplies, specialized formulas and transportation assistance to out-of-town medical appointments. Call Mary Ann Schaper for information.

VACCINATIONS

Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. By appointment. Medicare, Medicaid & Medicare HMO will be billed. $25  for flu and $48 for pneumonia vaccinations.

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