Spring 2016: Local women’s health education and support groups

ALZHEIMER’S

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Groups. Various locations. For more information, call 330-650-0552 or 1-800-272-3900. Hosts regular monthly meetings in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. Call for information.

CANCER

Focus Support Group. Meets the fourth Monday of each month at different locations. Call Dorothy at 330-533-9981 for information.

Glo Girls. Meets the first Monday of each month at the Landmark Restaurant in Boardman. Contact Karen Theis at 330-726-8263 for information.

Joanie’s Sisters in Support. Meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center in Youngstown. Call 330-480-2763 for more information.

DIABETES

Diabetes HELP. Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-884-3115. Outpatient program for adults 18 years and older with Type 1, Type 2 or Gestational diabetes and their family or caregivers. Designed for people newly diagnosed or those who never had formal classes. Taught by a registered nurse, a certified diabetes educator and a registered dietitian. A doctor’s referral and registration are required. Call for information.

DIET & NUTRITION

Weight Management Thru Strength Training. St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542, option 1. Includes monthly classes on diet, nutrition and behavior modification. Call to register.

HEALTH INFORMATION

Health at Home. 330-480-3070. Call to information and to register. Free program that teaches self-care and how to make decisions about your health using “Health at Home,” a free book of instructions for more than 200 health problems. Presented by Mercy Health.

St. Joe’s at the Mall. Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. This outreach initiative features ongoing health and fitness programming. See http://www.mercy.com/Youngstown/images/sjatmcalendar.pdf for a schedule.

Talk with the Doc Program: Cancer Warning Signs. St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Ongoing. Monthly. Physicians and caregivers cover a variety of health and wellness topics. Includes a light lunch. Call for more information.

HEALTH SCREENINGS

Blood Pressure Screenings. St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Occurs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call to register.

Lead Screening. St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown; 330-480-6365. Call to schedule an appointment. All children under 6 years old in the Mahoning Valley are eligible for a free screening.

HOSPICE CARE

Hospice of the Valley. 330-788-1992 or 800-640-5180. http://www.hospiceofthevalley.com. Provides specialized home hospice care for the terminally ill in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. Call Liz McGarry for information.

IMMUNIZATIONS

Flu/Pneumonia Vaccinations. St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Ongoing. Call to schedule an appointment. Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare HMO will be billed.

INFANT MORTALITY

Mercy Health HEAL Parent Support Group. Cedar Room, St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, 8401 Market St., Boardman; contact Melanie Yannitto, 330-729-4357 or Lynda Bumback, 330-729-4896. Offers support to families who have experienced the death of a child through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.  Meets from 7-9 p.m., the second Tuesday.

MYELOMA

Myeloma Family Support Group. Denny’s, 4020 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 330-770-0808 or donnadet2000@yahoo.com. Serves adults, their adult friends and family members who have been diagnosed with the disease. Meets the third Monday.

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 are at risk. Program seeks to improve muscle strength and nutrition. Call to schedule an appointment.

OSTOMY

Ostomy Support Group. 330-480-3440. Provides support, education, information and encouragement for ostomy patients and their families. Meets 6-7 p.m. the second Tuesday. Call for locations and information.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Delay the Disease Parkinson’s Fitness Program. Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, 8747 Squires Lane NE, Howland; 330-941-3893. The class aims to improve the physical, mental and emotional realities of Parkinson’s patients. Participants can experience improvement in mobility, posture, balance, handwriting and speech volume – and a reduction in daily functional challenges.

PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH

CenteringPregnancy®. Mercy Health Women’s Care Center; 330-480-3194 or visit http://www.mercy.com/Youngstown/srv_women.aspx. Patients participate in 10 two-hour sessions with their provider and a co-facilitator. As a group, women will learn about important health, labor/delivery and infant-care topics. Sessions include group discussions guided by the provider and co-facilitator. Though topics are generally pre-determined, they do change depending on the needs of the group. Call for more information.

Childbirth Education at Northside Medical Center. Medical Office Building A, Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-884-2912. The Birthplace at Norhside Medical Center provides childbirth, breast-feeding and new baby education classes. Call for information or to register.

Childbirth Education at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. 1350 E. Market St., Warren; 330-841-9880. The Birthplace provides “Lamaze in a Day” and “Breastfeeding Basics” education classes. All classes are held at Trumbull Memorial Hospital and a complimentary tour of The Birthplace is included with the Lamaze in a Day class. Call for more information or to register.

Childbirth Education Classes. St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman and St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland Ave., Warren; 330-729-8600. Registration is required (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday) and requested at least one month prior to class date. Session include classes (at the hospital) or an online (at home) computer class. Includes a registration fee.

LATCH ON Breastfeeding Support Group. 1350 E. Market St., Warren; 330-841-9880. The Birthplace at Trumbull Memorial Hospital offers a LATCH ON Breastfeeding Support Group. This support group is provided free of charge, needs no pre-registration and is run by board-certified lactation consultants. The group meets every Wednesday from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Birthplace family waiting room.

SENIOR HEALTH/WELLNESS

Free Notary Public Services. Free Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney for Health-Care. St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Provides free notary services, living wills and durable power of attorney for health care. Call for information or to schedule an appointment.

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