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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

During the Tax Season, (February – April) the VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $60,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

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Benefits for People with Disabilities

Benefits for People with Disabilities

The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that help people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.

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Senior Community Service Employment Program

Senior Community Service Employment Program

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans.

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Easy bruising: Why does it happen?

Easy bruising: Why does it happen?

If you're experiencing easy bruising, you might have questions about what's causing it and what you can do about it. Find out what role aging plays and when to consult a health care provider.

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Practicing Gratitude Ways to Improve Positivity

Practicing Gratitude Ways to Improve Positivity

How often do you feel thankful for the good things in your life? Studies suggest that making a habit of noticing what’s going well in your life could have health benefits.

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Sweetheart Scams: How to Avoid Being a Victim

Sweetheart Scams: How to Avoid Being a Victim

If you’re an older adult who’s just ventured into online dating, the prospect of romantic companionship can be exciting. But when it comes to using dating apps and sites, it’s important to act with caution. Otherwise, you just might get tangled up with the wrong person and find yourself the victim of a sweetheart scam.

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Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Protecting your overall health can go a long way toward keeping your eyes healthy! It’s important to make healthy choices and take good care of yourself.

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Holiday Hints for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Holiday Hints for Alzheimer's Caregivers

For a person with Alzheimer’s, the link with a familiar past is reassuring. However, celebrations, special events, or holidays, which may include other people, can cause confusion and anxiety for a person with Alzheimer’s. He or she may find some situations easier and more pleasurable than others. These tips can help you balance busy holiday activities with everyday care for a person with Alzheimer's disease.

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Celebrating their 100th Anniversary - Congratulations United Way of Tarrant County!

Celebrating their 100th Anniversary - Congratulations United Way of Tarrant County!

On November 15, 2022, Tarrant County Commissioners Court congratulated United Way of Tarrant County on its 100th anniversary for supporting our communities and enriching the lives of everyone in Tarrant County. The Court proclaimed November 17, 2022, “GET UNITED DAY” in Tarrant County and asked all residents to join in the celebration of and commitment to the important work to be done in our communities for the next 100 years.

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Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Benefits Explained

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Benefits Explained

Benefits.gov provides information on Social Security programs to help you through many phases of life. This article will explain some of the different Social Security programs, managed by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA), including the Supplemental Security Income program.

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11th Annual Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair

11th Annual Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair

This Statewide Job Fair connects transitioning service members, military spouses, National Guard, Reserve, veterans, their family members and the General Public to employers looking to hire in our area.

This in-person job fair will connect area Employers with qualified candidates like YOU! Don’t miss this important event.

Interact and interview with employers that are hiring now! It’s time to make your next career move! Register now for our Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair!

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Companion Care for Seniors: Essential Info About Services and Jobs

Companion Care for Seniors: Essential Info About Services and Jobs

We all need to engage with other people in order to maintain our well-being, but that gets increasingly challenging as we get older. Companion care enriches the lives of seniors by providing them with regular opportunities to socialize and get assistance with basic household tasks.

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What Is Respite Care for Seniors? Here Are the Essential Facts You Should Know

What Is Respite Care for Seniors? Here Are the Essential Facts You Should Know

Without a doubt, looking after an aging loved one can be rewarding. But caregiving can also be demanding and time-consuming. Fortunately, respite care can provide much-needed breaks. So, what is respite care? Here's a simple respite care definition: temporary help that gives caregivers some relief from their duties.

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Let's VOTE! - General Election Information

Let's VOTE! - General Election Information

It's time to get out and vote! Early voting runs from Monday, October 24, 2022, to Friday, November 4, 2022. Continue reading for more information.

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 Four Types of Exercise Can Improve Your Health and Physical Ability

Four Types of Exercise Can Improve Your Health and Physical Ability

Most people tend to focus on one type of exercise or activity and think they’re doing enough. Research has shown that it’s important to get all four types of exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Each one has different benefits. Doing one kind also can improve your ability to do the others, and variety helps reduce boredom and risk of injury. No matter your age, you can find activities that meet your fitness level and needs!

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National Center On Elder Abuse

National Center On Elder Abuse

Our communities are like structures that support people’s safety and wellbeing. One of the most important ways we can all contribute to this ongoing construction project is by looking out for warning signs of maltreatment. Does someone you know display any of these signs of abuse? If so, TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY. Everyone, at every age, deserves justice. Report suspected abuse as soon as possible.

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SURVEY for Holiday Magic Wellness Seminar

SURVEY for Holiday Magic Wellness Seminar

Thank you for joining us at the Holiday Magic Wellness Seminar. We would love to get your feedback on the event. Please take a moment and share your thoughts with us about the event by completing our survey.

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Tarrant County Earns 4 Texas Association of Counties' Best Practices Awards

Tarrant County Earns 4 Texas Association of Counties' Best Practices Awards

Association honors initiatives by Commissioner Gary Fickes, Precinct 3, the County Clerk and Criminal District Attorney.

FORT WORTH – The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) presented Tarrant County with four 2022 County Best Practices Awards at Tuesday's Commissioners Court meeting in Fort Worth.

TAC County Relations Officer Rhita Koches gave out the awards honoring four programs.

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How to boost your immune system

How to boost your immune system

How can you improve your immune system? On the whole, your immune system does a remarkable job of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes it fails: A germ invades successfully and makes you sick. Is it possible to intervene in this process and boost your immune system? What if you improve your diet? Take certain vitamins or herbal preparations? Make other lifestyle changes in the hope of producing a near-perfect immune response?

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HOLIDAY MAGIC WELLNESS SEMINAR - Just a few days away!

HOLIDAY MAGIC WELLNESS SEMINAR - Just a few days away!

Hurry and register for the Holiday Magic Wellness Seminar, as we are filling up fast! It's truly going to be a magical morning. Please note, registration is required for this event, and no walk-ins are allowed.

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