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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Parker County and the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging are offering a free program designed to reduce the risk of falls, increase physical activity, and sustain longer independent living among older adults. The classes run from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Aug. 2 at the Parker County Extension Office, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.
“A Matter of Balance” is an evidence-based program that uses volunteer coaches to teach participants how to overcome their fear of falling, increase their strength and balance and improve their environment.
Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. Surveys on “A Matter of Balance” have found that 97 percent of participants are encouraged to increase their physical activity upon completion of the program.
The classes are free, but space is limited. To register, visit https://www.nctcog.org/aging-services/classes, call Kathy Smith at 817-598-6168, or email .
Walsh will host its Star Spangled Celebration beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Lake Park.
Food trucks from Cousin’s Maine Lobster and Crazy Burger will be available at 5 p.m. Jon Christopher Davis will begin playing rock favorites and country hits at 6:30. and the fireworks show will begin at dusk.
The event is free to attend. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/star-spangled-celebration-at-walsh-tickets-158461429401 .
Arlene Gale will be the featured speaker when Sanctified Hope holds its 2021 Fashion Show at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at Trinity Bible Church, 4936 E Interstate 20 in Willow Park.
Available sponsorships include Title Sponsor ($7,500); Gold Level ($2,000); Silver Level ($1,500); Bronze Level ($1,000); or an individual ticket for $50.
Sanctified Hope Home for Women provides a safe, learning environment for women who have recently been released from prison. Through a 12-18 month Christ-centered program, women journey to freedom and success. They will participate in Bible-based discipleship training, vocational classes, job training, volunteer programs, which will then lead to full-time employment.
For more information, call 817-901-5446 or email .