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!Events Schedule Local Resources Learn More
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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!
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.
Flu virus infection triggers inflammation in your body. Severe inflammation can cause lung damage and other serious problems. Everyone 6 months and older need a flu vaccine each year.
Artichoke hearts take center stage in this side salad, enhanced by crunchy sweet bell peppers and briny olives. Serve as is or on top of a bed of greens such as arugula or chopped watercress.
Provides an overview of the different parts of Medicare, including Part A (Hospital Insurance), Part B (Medical Insurance), Part C (also known as Medicare Advantage), and Part D (Medicare drug coverage)
Brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in people ages 1 to 44. In this video, you will learn what acquired and traumatic brain injuries are (including concussion), signs and symptoms, the long-term effects, and prevention strategies. Brain injuries can happen to anyone, at any time, and anywhere today and be prepared.