"We are very grateful for all of our sponsors and exhibitors, including our new presenting sponsor Care N'
The event is a one-stop place where older members of the community preparing for their golden years can check out their options for healthcare and major quality-of-life issues. The forecast for the expo is "fun" according to veteran weatherman Dungan, who will welcome guests and pose for souvenir photos.
"Participants will enjoy live entertainment, free health screenings conducted by healthcare professionals from four area hospitals, plus exhibits, bingo and lots of nifty door prizes. And one lucky attendee will win a drawing for a
Assisting Barksdale are staffers
"More than 140 exhibitors include businesses and nonprofit agencies that serve the over-50 market, among them travel agencies, legal and financial services, retirement communities, assisted-living and Alzheimer's centers. Exhibitors will also offer information on nutrition, insurance, hearing aids, orthopedic and dental services, medical supplies and a chance to apply for a handicap sticker," Barksdale said.
Always a top attraction at the event are the on-site health screenings to test things like cholesterol, blood glucose, bone density, hearing, vision and more. "We can't say enough about our four area hospitals that have been with us from our first event in 2009 providing valuable health screenings," says Fickes. "Our attendees confirm year after year that these free screenings are crucial to how they monitor their health."
Attendees with a
"Seminars will include last year's popular 'Ask the Doctor' panels that feature nine physicians, surgeons and pharmacists over three different sessions," said Barksdale. "Guests may also attend any of the eight workshops on topics including
Yummy food samplings will be served up by
Admission is free, but registration is required. Sign up online at www.EmpoweringSeniors.com or call 817-581-3600.
Prayer answered for
In a segment at the monthly meeting designed to emphasize the approaching North Texas Giving Day, area nonprofits were given 30 seconds to tell the audience all about their charity. Fletcher made things more interesting by donating
In a drum roll moment a few minutes later, Fletcher randomly drew one entry from among the 25 that were submitted by the nonprofits in attendance. And it belonged to none other than
"Apparently the right people were praying and God certainly was listening," Fletcher concluded.
Denim & Dice party
A special evening awaits guests at the Denim & Dice fundraiser party
"We have really stepped it up this year to make sure the evening will be memorable to our patrons," said foundation Vice President
The facility provides specialized exercise equipment for strength and cardiovascular training for people who have experienced life-changing events such as stroke, disease or accident.
A special dinner and dessert will be created by
Guests in the casino area will see how Lady Luck treats them in games of poker, craps and blackjack as they vie to win great prizes. A silent auction will also be open for bidding. Door prize drawings throughout the evening will make lucky winners happy.
The party venue is the
* Crud Day for
* Painted Pumpkin Sale hosted by Circle of Friends is from
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