Empowering Seniors Throughout the Year

Commissioner Gary Fickes created Empowering Seniors to fill a need. This one-day event grew from 300 attendees in 2009 to 3000 in 2019. Regarding health and safety, Empowering Seniors has evolved from a one-day event to several smaller yet more focused Wellness Seminars and other outreach initiatives for area seniors and caregivers from 2020 to 2022. We were also inspired to transform our website to serve you year-round, allowing us to provide you with valuable information, games, and resources, all available on the website. The in-person Empowering Seniors Health and Wellness EXPO will return this year on September 28, 2023, at the Hurst Conference Center! Register today!

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Monthly Video Highlights

Featured monthly videos for your enjoyment. Learn about things on the state and local levels, interviews, celebrities, entertainment, cooking, health, and more. You will find past features in the video library for your enjoyment. If there is a particular subject you are interested in learning more about, please let us know by clicking on the "Contact Us" at the bottom of the page to send us an email.

Empowering Seniors 2023 - Thank you!

Thank you for joining us at the 13th Annual Empowering Seniors Health & Wellness Expo. Be sure to check out the photos. We look forward to seeing you next year!

How Does Flu Make You Sick

Flu virus infection triggers inflammation in your body. Severe inflammation can cause lung damage and other serious problems.

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

There are small steps you can take to help prevent type 2 diabetes. Learn more about diabetes at: https://whttps://www.nia.nih.gov/health/diabetes/diabetes-older-people

How Alzheimer's Changes The Brain

This animation shows how Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia, changes the brain. You can also learn about promising ideas to treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Three Sisters Stew

Learn how to cook healthy, delicious food on a budget! Chef Amy Riolo makes Three Sisters Stew, a recipe from MyPlate Kitchen. Visit the MyPlate Kitchen site for more recipe ideas. (myplate.gov/myplatekitchen)

Understanding Food Allergy

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases explains food allergies and safety precautions.

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Join us on Facebook @EmpoweringSeniors. Enjoy photos and stories from our Wellness Seminars and more. Learn about our newest outreach program at @NETCSeniorsRock.

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