Falls Prevention Tips

According to the National Council
of Aging, 1 in 4 American’s aged 65+ falls every year, and falls are the
leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for American older adults. Falls
are costly in dollars and in quality of life, but there are simple things you
can do to prevent them:

Exercise to improve balance and strength […]

Blue Santa

The mission of the Austin Police Operation Blue Santa is to provide toys, gifts, and gift cards for holiday meals for families in need. They achieve this goal with the goodwill and support of Austin residents, businesses, and civic groups.
Their service began with about 20 needy families, this year they will easily serve over 5000 […]

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.
Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid, check […]

13th Annual Take a Loved One for a Checkup Day

Take a Loved One for is a national initiative to encourage people of color to see a health care professional or make an appointment in the near future.  Austin Public Health’s Health Equity Unit is locally spearheading this national campaign to promote greater awareness of the importance of regular doctor visits and health screenings.  Free […]

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