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Men’s Health and Wellness: It’s More than Just Physical Health

Men’s Health and Wellness: It’s More than Just Physical Health

May 11, 2023

While June is the month reserved for talking about men’s health, older men need to be focused on their health year-round. According to a long-term study conducted by the MacArthur Foundation, 70% of physical aging, and approximately 50% of mental aging, is determined by the lifestyle choices we make every day. That means what you do is the most important factor in determining aging men’s health and not your genetics.

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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease

April 17, 2023

Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that causes unintended or uncontrollable movements, such as shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with balance and coordination.

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Physical Activity is Essential to Healthy Aging

Physical Activity is Essential to Healthy Aging

April 13, 2023

As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can prevent or delay many of the health problems that seem to come with age. It also helps your muscles grow stronger so you can keep doing your day-to-day activities without becoming dependent on others.

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JPS Health Network's Clinical Pharmacy Department Award

JPS Health Network's Clinical Pharmacy Department Award

April 10, 2023

The JPS Health Network's Clinical Pharmacy Department is the recipient of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties 2023 Weaver/Penna Award.

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Medicare Flex Card Scams

Medicare Flex Card Scams

April 10, 2023

Trust your instinct. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
That’s the case with recent fraudulent activity involving Medicare flex cards, the prepaid debit cards available only through some private Medicare Advantage plans. The scam involves someone impersonating a Medicare representative who tries to encourage you to purchase a Medicare flex card.

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Empowering Seniors Fortifies Tarrant County Residents Entering Their ‘Golden Age’

Empowering Seniors Fortifies Tarrant County Residents Entering Their ‘Golden Age’

March 17, 2023

When Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes turned 60, his "golden age' as he calls it, he knew there would be a need for others in his age group to combat some of the issues that come with aging.

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HSNT - Rae of Hope

HSNT - Rae of Hope

February 10, 2023

Research shows that senior citizens with pets enjoy various physical and mental health benefits. Unfortunately, many seniors are forced to surrender their pets because they have difficulty providing their pets with basic veterinary care. In 2014, HSNT started our Rae of Hope Program to address this issue and help keep seniors & pets where they belong, with their loving owners.​

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Lego Therapy

Lego Therapy

February 8, 2023

Lego therapist Kitty Short explains how the much-loved building bricks can have surprising benefits for people with dementia.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

January 19, 2023

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

December 30, 2022

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

December 28, 2022

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?

December 15, 2022

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

December 13, 2022

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

December 1, 2022

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

November 28, 2022

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

November 17, 2022

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!

November 15, 2022

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

November 10, 2022

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

November 9, 2022

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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Let's VOTE! - General Election Information

Let's VOTE! - General Election Information

November 1, 2022

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

October 27, 2022

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

October 24, 2022

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

October 21, 2022

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

October 12, 2022

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

October 12, 2022

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!

October 4, 2022

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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Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight

September 29, 2022

An eating plan that helps manage your weight includes a variety of healthy foods. Add an array of colors to your plate and think of it as eating the rainbow. Dark, leafy greens, oranges, and tomatoes—even fresh herbs—are loaded with vitamins, fiber, and minerals. Adding frozen peppers, broccoli, or onions to stews and omelets gives them a quick and convenient boost of color and nutrients.

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Shingles

Shingles

September 21, 2022

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.

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Holiday Magic Wellness Seminar

Holiday Magic Wellness Seminar

September 8, 2022

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!

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Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)

Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)

September 6, 2022

IRAs allow you to make tax-deferred investments to provide financial security when you retire.

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15 Tips To Keep Your Bladder Healthy

15 Tips To Keep Your Bladder Healthy

September 2, 2022

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.

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Winter & Holiday Paint Project - September 12, 2022

Winter & Holiday Paint Project - September 12, 2022

August 29, 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.

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Patient Care & Health Information: Arthritis

Patient Care & Health Information: Arthritis

August 23, 2022

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.

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Reporting Medicare Fraud & Abuse

Reporting Medicare Fraud & Abuse

August 9, 2022

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.

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Drive Alert and Stay Unhurt

Drive Alert and Stay Unhurt

July 25, 2022

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.

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Summer Fun Paint Project was a hit!

Summer Fun Paint Project was a hit!

July 22, 2022

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.

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Probiotics: What You Need to Know

Probiotics: What You Need to Know

July 19, 2022

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.

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 The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

July 15, 2022

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.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for the Week of July 16

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for the Week of July 16

July 13, 2022

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.

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Depression and Older Adults

Depression and Older Adults

July 13, 2022

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.

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National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Tarrant County until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2022

National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Tarrant County until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2022

July 7, 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
www.tarrantcares.org
www.unitedwaytarrant.org
www.211texas.org

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Considerations for Older Travelers

Considerations for Older Travelers

July 4, 2022

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.

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FEMA's COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

FEMA's COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

June 30, 2022

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.

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Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

June 30, 2022

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.

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Tarrant County Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant Program

Tarrant County Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant Program

June 27, 2022

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.

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Texas Girls' Choir - 60th Anniversary

Texas Girls' Choir - 60th Anniversary

June 22, 2022

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.

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Doctor's Appointments: Tips for Caregivers

Doctor's Appointments: Tips for Caregivers

June 13, 2022

Working with doctors and other healthcare professionals can be an important part of being a caregiver. Some things caregivers may find especially helpful to discuss are what to expect in the future, sources of information and support, community services, and ways they can maintain their own well-being.

If you go with the person you care for to see his or her doctor, here are a few tips that will help you be an ally and an advocate:

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Social Determinants of Health and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Social Determinants of Health and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

June 7, 2022

The conditions in places where people are born, live, learn, work, and play are known as social determinants of health (SDOH). These conditions can have a profound effect on a person’s health, including their risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

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Passport Acceptance Facilities in Northeast Tarrant County

Passport Acceptance Facilities in Northeast Tarrant County

June 5, 2022

The Tarrant County Clerk's office is responsible for five passport acceptance facilities serving the citizens of North Texas. Two of those offices are located in Northeast Tarrant County.

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How Smell and Taste Change as You Age

How Smell and Taste Change as You Age

June 4, 2022

Did you know that your sense of smell and taste are connected? As you get older, these senses can change, and, like Sally, you may find that certain foods aren’t as flavorful as they used to be. Changes in smell or taste can also be a sign of a larger problem.

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Age-Related Hearing Loss

Age-Related Hearing Loss

June 3, 2022

Approximately one in three people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 have difficulty hearing. Having trouble hearing can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor's advice, respond to warnings, and hear phones, doorbells, and smoke alarms. Hearing loss can also make it hard to enjoy talking with family and friends, leading to feelings of isolation.

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Overcoming Roadblocks to Healthy Eating

Overcoming Roadblocks to Healthy Eating

June 2, 2022

Healthy eating can help you lose or maintain weight, feel better overall, and possibly decrease your chances of getting certain diseases. Making smart food choices is important at any age. But eating healthy can be difficult even if you know which foods you should buy and prepare. Your budget, physical issues, mood changes, and dietary restrictions can be roadblocks to eating food that’s best for you. Here are suggestions for dealing with common problems that can make it harder for older adults to follow through on smart food choices.

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Hydrating Summer Drinks

Hydrating Summer Drinks

May 29, 2022

Keeping seniors properly hydrated is of special concern in the summer when 40% of all heat-related fatalities occur amongst people 65+ in the USA. The elderly become more vulnerable to dehydration due to several factors ranging from body water content, thirst & heat detection, and kidney function naturally decreasing with age as well as the presence of other underlying medical conditions & the medications required to control them.

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How Antibiotic Resistance Happens

How Antibiotic Resistance Happens

May 27, 2022

Antibiotic resistance is a naturally occurring process. However, increases in antibiotic resistance are driven by a combination of germs exposed to antibiotics, and the spread of those germs and their resistance mechanisms.

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Healthy Body, Healthier Brain

Healthy Body, Healthier Brain

May 25, 2022

Brain health and physical health are both important, especially as we age. A recent CDC study found that people with one or more chronic health conditions were more likely to report worsening or more frequent memory problems, also called subjective cognitive decline (SCD). Chronic health conditions included in the report were diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and kidney disease. SCD was most common among adults with COPD or heart disease, or who had had a stroke.

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7th Annual Tarrant County BIG GIVE BLOOD DRIVE

7th Annual Tarrant County BIG GIVE BLOOD DRIVE

May 24, 2022

On Friday, June 10, 2022, we are coming to you in six locations throughout Tarrant County! Carter Blood Care has an URGENT NEED for ALL blood types, so let's roll up our sleeves and help save a life in Tarrant County! Donate and receive a t-shirt from Carter BloodCare. Register at the location of your choice below, or walk-ins are welcome.

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How to Stay Hydrated for Better Health

How to Stay Hydrated for Better Health

May 24, 2022

Key Takeaways
• Water is essential to almost all bodily functions, from lubricating our joints to pumping blood to our heart.
• Older adults are more prone to becoming dehydrated for a number of reasons, including a diminished sense of thirst.
• Finding simple ways to increase your water intake can help you avoid the complications of dehydration and stay healthy.

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Loneliness and Social Isolation Linked to Serious Health Conditions

Loneliness and Social Isolation Linked to Serious Health Conditions

May 23, 2022

Loneliness and social isolation in older adults are serious public health risks affecting a significant number of people in the United States and putting them at risk for dementia and other serious medical conditions.
A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) points out that more than one-third of adults aged 45 and older feel lonely, and nearly one-fourth of adults aged 65 and older are considered to be socially isolated. Older adults are at increased risk for loneliness and social isolation because they are more likely to face factors such as living alone, the loss of family or friends, chronic illness, and hearing loss.

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US 81/US 287 - Avondale-Haslet Road to I-35W Virtual Public Hearing with In-Person Option

US 81/US 287 - Avondale-Haslet Road to I-35W Virtual Public Hearing with In-Person Option

May 23, 2022

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing improvements to US 81/ US 287 from south of Avondale-Haslet Road to l-35W in Tarrant County, Texas. The proposed project would reconstruct the mainlanes and add one inside mainlane in each direction, construct new continuous one-way frontage roads, and convert existing two­ way frontage roads to one-way frontage roads.

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Tarrant County Law Enforcement Memorial 2022

Tarrant County Law Enforcement Memorial 2022

May 16, 2022

The Tarrant County Law Enforcement Memorial 2022 was held on May 6 to honor the lives of those who died serving their Tarrant County community.

This Memorial honors Tarrant County law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Dedicated on May 14, 2021, on the west lawn of the historic 1895 courthouse, the memorial creates a solemn place for members of our community to honor our lost law enforcement officers. Years of planning, designing, and fundraising made this tribute a reality.

Names of fallen officers, their rank, and end of watch date are inscribed in Texas pink granite, encircling a star and the Tarrant County Seal.

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Commissioner Gary Fickes' Northeast Tarrant County Seniors Rock Program wins NACo 2022 Achievement Award!

Commissioner Gary Fickes' Northeast Tarrant County Seniors Rock Program wins NACo 2022 Achievement Award!

May 10, 2022

Commissioner Gary Fickes’ Northeast Tarrant County Seniors Rock Program has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

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Treat and Recover from Stroke

Treat and Recover from Stroke

May 9, 2022

Calling 9-1-1 at the first symptom of stroke can help you get to the hospital in time for lifesaving stroke care.

Your stroke treatment begins the moment emergency medical services (EMS) arrive to take you to the hospital.

Once at the hospital, you may receive emergency care, treatment to prevent another stroke, rehabilitation to treat the side effects of stroke, or all three.

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Stroke Signs and Symptoms

Stroke Signs and Symptoms

May 8, 2022

Learn what to do if you or someone else is having a stroke.

During a stroke, every minute counts! Fast treatment can lessen the brain damage that a stroke can cause.

By knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke, you can take quick action and perhaps save a life—maybe even your own.

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Prevent Stroke: What You Can Do

Prevent Stroke: What You Can Do

May 7, 2022

You can help prevent stroke by making healthy choices and controlling any health conditions you may have. Many strokes could be prevented through healthy lifestyle changes and working with your health care team to control health conditions that raise your risk for stroke.

Take Action and Get Inspired. Find tips and resources to help you make healthy choices that are right for you.

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Summer Fun Paint Project - June 8, 2022

Summer Fun Paint Project - June 8, 2022

May 6, 2022

Join us for the Summer Fun Paint Project scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2022. We are painting uplifting rocks for homebound seniors that reflect Independence Day and Summer to brighten their day.

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Know Your Risk for Stroke

Know Your Risk for Stroke

May 6, 2022

Reduce Your Risk for Stroke: Tips and Resources
The “Live to the Beat” external icon campaign focuses on empowering Black adults to pursue heart-healthy lifestyles on their own terms—to find what works best individually and consistently— as they live to their own beat.

Anyone can have a stroke at any age. But certain things can increase your chances of having a stroke. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from a stroke is to understand your risk and how to control it.

While you can’t control your age or family history, you can take steps to lower your chances of having a stroke.

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Support for Caregivers

Support for Caregivers

May 3, 2022

If you care for someone who has a disability or is older, you are a caregiver.
An estimated 3.4 million Texans help a loved one with their activities of daily living, like bathing, eating, dressing, and hygiene. Family or paid staff may provide caregiver support to a person with physical, behavioral, or medical conditions.

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City of Hurst Developments

City of Hurst Developments

May 2, 2022

The HEB area is attractive with its many amenities and central location to a lot of families who would like to take up residence here. With Hurst being a city that is 99% built out, the best way to accommodate that interest is by using the few small parcels of land available to create vertical residential.

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Hatching Day 2022

Hatching Day 2022

May 2, 2022

Hatching Day 2022 - First graders across EMS ISD learn the life cycle of an animal every year. This year, they raised eggs and hatched chicks! Enjoy the video.

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Stem cell strategy for repairing joint damage shows promise in pig model

Stem cell strategy for repairing joint damage shows promise in pig model

May 1, 2022

A method to turn human stem cells into cartilage cells showed promise for repairing damaged joint tissue in a pig model of knee cartilage injury. The findings, funded in part by NIA and published in Regenerative Medicine, provide a potential new therapeutic strategy that may help repair damaged cartilage and prevent osteoarthritis.

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Development Highlights in Euless

Development Highlights in Euless

April 30, 2022

Development activity during the 4th quarter of 2021 continued at a steady pace.

During the quarter, a total of 23 certificates of occupancy were issued for new businesses in Euless. The total certificate of occupancies for new businesses in 2021 was 121. New businesses opening during the quarter include Tommy’s Car Wash on E. Euless Boulevard, Navy Federal Credit Union in Glade Parks, Popeye’s Chicken on W. Airport Freeway, and Frost Bank on W. Euless Boulevard.

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City Purchases 18-Acre Property to Control Its Development

City Purchases 18-Acre Property to Control Its Development

April 28, 2022

The City of Bedford is pleased to announce the recent purchase of 18.5 acres of land situated at the highly visible northwest corner of Hwy 183 (Airport Frwy.) and Industrial Blvd. (FM 157). The City closed on the property in mid-December and is currently in talks with a master developer. The property was purchased from First Baptist Church of Euless, which used it as the church’s “Campus West” building.

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Assessing Changes in Memory and Function

Assessing Changes in Memory and Function

April 28, 2022

If you do not see an aging friend or relative often, changes in his or her health may seem dramatic. In contrast, the primary caregiver might not notice such changes or realize that more help, medical treatment, or supervision is needed. Or, the primary caregiver might not want to accept the fact that the health of his or her spouse or parent is failing. Sometimes a geriatric care manager or other professional is the first to notice changes.

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National Therapy Animal Day

National Therapy Animal Day

April 27, 2022

DA Dog Brady, and his CDA office pal Scout, attended County Commissioners Court today to receive a proclamation for National Therapy Animal Day. This Saturday we celebrate our pet partners, like Brady and Scout, who bring comfort to crime victims as they seek justice in Tarrant County courts.

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April 24-30, 2022 is National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

April 24-30, 2022 is National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

April 27, 2022

April 24—30, 2022, is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Today, Monday, April 25, we honor Tarrant County victims and the people who serve and support those victims throughout Tarrant County by placing wreaths at the County Administration Building and the Sub-Courthouses (Northeast Courthouse shown here). The wreaths symbolize Tarrant County's commitment to achieve justice and lend support to every crime victim in our county.

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The NEW Haltom City Senior Center Grand Opening

The NEW Haltom City Senior Center Grand Opening

April 27, 2022

Friday, April 22, we celebrated the Grand Opening of the New Haltom City Senior Center at 3201 Friendly Lane, Haltom City, with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by the NE Tarrant Chamber of Commerce.

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NETC Seniors Rock Spring Paint Project

NETC Seniors Rock Spring Paint Project

April 25, 2022

A great time was had by all at the Spring Paint Project. Volunteers painted "Summertime" and "Fourth of July" themed rocks that will be delivered to homebound seniors.

The Northeast Tarrant County (NETC) Seniors Rock initiative was created to reach homebound individuals and others in the community to brighten their day with a keepsake and to send positive messages throughout our Tarrant County communities.

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Herbs for Texas Landscapes

Herbs for Texas Landscapes

April 19, 2022

Herbs are an ancient category of the plant world. Found almost everywhere, herbs have been defined generally as “the useful plants.” Besides adding beauty, herbs are used for cooking, making scents and perfumes, practicing aromatherapy, herbal healing in folklore and in modern medicine, and attracting bees and butterflies to the garden.

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NETC Seniors Rock Spring Paint Project

NETC Seniors Rock Spring Paint Project

April 12, 2022

Join us for a fun morning to paint some 4th of July and Summer-themed rocks with uplifting messages for homebound seniors. All supplies are provided, but seating is limited, so you must be registered to attend.

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Painted Rock Gallery

Painted Rock Gallery

April 8, 2022

See the vibrant beautiful rocks painted by the NETC Seniors Rock group. Over 1,000 rocks have been painted to date.

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NETC Seniors Rock Photo Gallery

NETC Seniors Rock Photo Gallery

April 8, 2022

Photos from the NETC Seniors Rock Northeast Courthouse Garden Launch on March 7, 2022.

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How to Become Tech Savvy Seniors in 10 Days

How to Become Tech Savvy Seniors in 10 Days

April 7, 2022

Seniors in a digital world can be easily overwhelmed by all the new technology around them. We are surrounded by an array of digital devices, whether it's smartphones, social media, tablets, banking machines, or laptops. There’s no avoiding it, so we should learn how to use all these technological advances to make life easier. It’s easy to become tech-savvy seniors when you begin to learn more about the technology around you.

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Aging in Place: Growing Older at Home

Aging in Place: Growing Older at Home

April 7, 2022

Planning ahead is hard because you never know how your needs might change. The first step is to think about the kinds of help you might want in the near future. Maybe you live alone, so there is no one living in your home who is available to help you. Maybe you don't need help right now, but you live with a spouse or family member who does. Everyone has a different situation.

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Volunteer Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

Volunteer Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

April 1, 2022

VITA is an IRS-supported, free income tax preparation program for low-to-moderate-income individuals and families. Community volunteers, certified by the IRS, help taxpayers prepare their tax returns at no cost and make sure they claim valuable tax credits for which they’re eligible, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC).

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Valentine's Day Painted Rock Project

Valentine's Day Painted Rock Project

February 15, 2022

The NETC Seniors Rock group painted lots of love for the recipients of these cheerful Valentine's Day rocks.

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