Commissioner Gary Fickes created Empowering Seniors to fill a need. This one-day event grew from 300 attendees in 2009 to 3000 in 2019. In consideration of 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. 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.Events Schedule Local Resources Learn More
Join us for a fun-filled few hours on Friday, October 14, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Pat May Center in Bedford. Visit exhibitors and sponsor booths to learn about their services. Enjoy a light breakfast and coffee while hearing from professionals on various subjects of interest like Medicare, Health, and Resources. Also, Public Health will be onsite to administer flu shots and Covid-19 boosters to those that are interested. Have fun playing games, doing crafts, and WINNING PRIZES! Registration is required for this event. Sponsorship Opportunities are available for this event!Learn More
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Respite gives much-needed relief to family members and other loved ones who provide long-term care to another, keeping them safe and healthy and preventing caregiver burnout and other illnesses.
Impactful Chat with Commissioner Gary Fickes and Vinny Taneja, Director, Tarrant County Public Health.
Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller, discusses the financial outlook for our state and region, bringing some clarity on the available resources we will be able to commit to transportation infrastructure investment in the near future.
Impactful Chat with Commissioner Gary Fickes and David McCurdy, Emergency Management Coordinator, Tarrant County about severe weather and safety measures you can take before, during, and after severe weather events.
Lloyd Potter, Texas State Demographer, breaks down our population growth numbers and where we will likely need to focus that investment.
Learn how to cook healthy, delicious food on a budget! Chef Amy Riolo makes Picadillo, a Cuban-inspired recipe from MyPlate Kitchen.