Empowering Seniors Throughout the Year

Commissioner Gary Fickes created Empowering Seniors to fill a need. This one-day event has grown over the past 13 years connecting us to valuable resources for seniors and caregivers. These resources and great information are available to you year-round on this website. Be sure to visit often to see what's new.

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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.

Pasta Salad

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

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.

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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