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New Partnership Expands Falls Prevention Program

Since United Way introduced the A Matter of Balance falls prevention program in Tarrant County, the program has helped hundreds of local older adults avoid injury and costly hospitalization and emergency room visits caused by falls. Now a partnership of United Way, Senior Citizen Services, […]

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Blue Zones Project Promotes Communitywide Well-Being

Blue Zones Project® is a communitywide well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier. By helping people live longer and better through changes in their behavior, communities can lower healthcare costs, increase productivity and enjoy a higher quality of life. When the whole community […]

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Program Helps Daughter Cope with Caring for Mother at Home

Imagine your 86-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s disease. Imagine she lives with you, your spouse and your 12- and 15-year-old children. Now imagine your mother rarely knows who you are. You are beginning to get a picture of Lisa’s life. “My Mom knows I’m the person […]

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Volunteers Honored for Service to Older Adults

A Grapevine man and a North Richland Hills woman who volunteer countless hours enriching the lives of older adults are the 2014 recipients of awards presented annually by United Way’s Area Agency on Aging. Ken Anderson and Rosa Gonzalez have received the Outstanding Older American […]

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UW Committee Looks at Senior Living in Arlington

How “aging friendly” is Arlington? A United Way committee is examining factors that affect the quality of day-to-day living for the city’s older residents before proposing ways to make improvements. Equipped with a two-year $50,000 grant from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, […]

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New Study Ranks Health of Counties

Tarrant County is the 28th healthiest county in Texas, according to a national report released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The fifth annual County Health Rankings measure the health of nearly every county in all […]

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Health Literacy: Forging A Common Language

Every occupational field has its own language, and the health care field is no exception. When health care providers interact with patients and caregivers, the meaning behind the language is sometimes “lost in translation.” An April 16 health literacy symposium will help the local health […]

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