Shingles, also called herpes zoster, is a disease that triggers a painful skin rash. It is caused by the same virus as chickenpox, the varicella-zoster virus. After you recover from chickenpox (usually as a child), the virus continues to live in some of your nerve cells.
For most adults, the virus is inactive, and it never leads to shingles. But, for about one in three adults, the virus will become active again and cause shingles.
Holiday Magic Wellness Seminar
Join us for a morning of food, treats, workshops, screenings, and fun at the Holiday Magic Wellness Seminar on Friday, October 14, 2022. Due to limited space, only the first 350 attendees to register will enjoy a day to remember. Registration is required, so don't wait!
Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)
IRAs allow you to make tax-deferred investments to provide financial security when you retire.
15 Tips To Keep Your Bladder Healthy
People rarely talk about bladder health, but everyone is affected by it. Located in the lower abdomen, the bladder is a hollow organ, much like a balloon, that stores urine. Urine contains waste and extra fluid left over after the body takes what it needs from what we eat and drink. Each day, adults pass about a quart and a half of urine through the bladder and out of the body.
Winter & Holiday Paint Project - September 12, 2022
Join NETC Seniors Rock for the first Winter & Holiday paint project on September 12, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Award-Winning Northeast Tarrant County (NETC) Seniors Rock Program is a senior outreach initiative created to reach homebound individuals and others in the community to brighten their day with
a keepsake and to send positive messages throughout Tarrant County communities. Registration is required.
Patient Care & Health Information: Arthritis
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, involves the wearing away of the cartilage that caps the bones in your joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune system attacks the joints, beginning with the lining of joints.
Reporting Medicare Fraud & Abuse
Identity theft is a serious crime that happens when someone uses your personal information without your consent to commit Medicare fraud or other crimes. Use the following tips to protect yourself from becoming an identity theft victim.
Drive Alert and Stay Unhurt
Drowsy driving is a major problem in the United States. The risk, danger, and sometimes tragic results of drowsy driving are alarming. Drowsy driving is the dangerous combination of driving and sleepiness or fatigue. This usually happens when a driver has not slept enough, but it can also happen due to untreated sleep disorders, medications, drinking alcohol, and shift work.
Summer Fun Paint Project was a hit!
Everyone had a great time at the Summer Fun Paint Project, where they painted brightly colored rocks with images of summer and the 4th of July. These rocks and others were donated to Metroport Meals on Wheels to deliver to homebound seniors as a gift to brighten their day. Thank you, NETC Seniors Rock group, for your participation and dedication. You ROCK! Continue reading to learn more about this group and how you can participate.
Probiotics: What You Need to Know
Probiotics are live microorganisms that are intended to have health benefits when consumed or applied to the body. They can be found in yogurt and other fermented foods, dietary supplements, and beauty products.
Although people often think of bacteria and other microorganisms as harmful “germs,” many are helpful. Some bacteria help digest food, destroy disease-causing cells, or produce vitamins. Many of the microorganisms in probiotic products are the same as or similar to microorganisms that naturally live in our bodies.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022.
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for the Week of July 16
July 13, 2022 - (Tarrant County) – Tarrant County Public Health hosts numerous pop-up COVID-19 clinics across Tarrant County each week in partnership with public and private organizations listed below. Each site has the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and at times the Johnson & Johnson. Infants 6 months and older are eligible for the vaccination. Parents need to bring proof of the child’s age and their own ID for the vaccination. Booster vaccinations are available at all of the vaccination locations.
Depression and Older Adults
Feeling down every once in a while, is a normal part of life, but if these feelings last a few weeks or months, you may have depression. Read this article to find common signs and symptoms of depression, treatment options, and if you or your loved one may be at risk for depression.
National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Tarrant County until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2022
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the area until 9:00 pm on Sunday.
Practice heat safety wherever you are! Heat-related deaths are preventable!
Find the nearest Extreme Heat Cooling Center at
Low Blood Pressure in Elderly People: The Vital Facts You Should Know
Most people are aware that high blood pressure in seniors can lead to serious medical issues, but low blood pressure in elderly individuals gets far less attention. However, blood pressure that drops too low can have equally serious effects on your health. It's important to know the facts so that you can take proper care of yourself.
Considerations for Older Travelers
As an increasing number of older U.S. citizens are traveling abroad, the U.S. Department of State wants you to be prepared so you can enjoy your trip. Please consider the following information when planning your trip.
FEMA's COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
Know someone who incurred funeral expenses for a death caused by COVID-19? They may qualify for up to $9,000 toward eligible costs. Tell them to call FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline at 844-684-6333.
Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness
Learn the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses and how to treat them. Older people can have a tough time dealing with heat and humidity. The temperature inside or outside does not have to reach 100°F (38°C) to put them at risk for a heat-related illness. Headache, confusion, dizziness, or nausea could be a sign of a heat-related illness.
Tarrant County Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant Program
Tarrant County Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant is designed to provide financial assistance to impacted small businesses whose workforce has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds awarded will aid in workforce recovery, retention, recruitment, training, and development.
The program opens July 11, 2022, at noon and closes August 31, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., or until funds are depleted.
Texas Girls' Choir - 60th Anniversary
We celebrated the Texas Girls' Choir's 60th Anniversary with a Congratulatory Proclamation, and they gave a stellar performance during Commissioners Court on Tuesday, June 21.
The Texas Girls' Choir has traveled all over the world, performing in major concert halls, schools, universities, embassies, and churches, on national and international television, and has been a featured musical group at the White House in Washington, D.C. seven times.