Precinct 1 stretches from the Southwest corner of the county, beginning west of Benbrook, following Fort Worth neighborhoods to north of Arlington then south toward Everman, Forest Hill, Town of Edgecliff Village, Crowley and Burleson. Precinct 1 combines urban and rural communities along with diversity of its citizenry.
The 4th Annual Healthy Lives Matter Alzheimer’s Education Seminar was held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus. Over 300 participants, healthcare professionals and volunteers were in attendance with 37 vendors providing dementia support services and other essential resources.
Sessions included a focus on sibling relationships, mental health and the aging population, the future of prevention, cost of care, brain health in women, and enhancing care through communication and activity. Dementia Live, a high-impact dementia simulation experience immersed participants into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it’s like to live with cognitive impairment and sensory change. Commissioner Brooks shared his own personal story as a caregiver and how this devastating disease not only impacts a family or a community, but an entire nation.
The event was made possible and offered free of charge by the generous support of our partners and sponsors: Alzheimer’s Association North Central Texas Chapter, Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus, United Way Area Agency on Aging, Amerigroup, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center Fort Worth.
In November of 2018, Tarrant County voters approved the Hospital District Bond. The bond consisted of the issuance of $800,000,000 by Tarrant County on behalf of the Tarrant County Hospital District for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, equipping or enlarging facilities of the hospital system, including, but not limited to, a new mental health and behavioral health hospital, a new main hospital tower for general and specialized patient care – physician nurse training – and Level One Trauma Care, a new cancer center, four new regional health centers, and a new ambulatory surgical center. For the latest news on project updates and services visit the JPS bond portal at www.yestojps.org and county website by clicking HERE.
The 5th Annual Healthy Lives Matter Prostate Cancer Education and Screening event was held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Moncrief Cancer Institute. Over 450 people were in attendance and a record total of 261 new men were screened during our largest prostate cancer screening event to date.
Volunteers from across Tarrant County including Crowley, Burleson ISD, Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus, JPS Health Network, Texas Health Resources and Moncrief Cancer Institute supported this year’s event. Vendors were on hand to provide information on cancer support services and other essential resources. To top it off, a classic car show, delicious vegan meal samples and autographs signed by former Texas Rangers pitcher Darren Oliver and notable NFL Alumni created a very exciting atmosphere!
This event was made possible and offered free of charge to the citizens of Tarrant County by the generous support of our partners and sponsors: Moncrief Cancer Institute, Texas Rangers Baseball Club, United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, Siebert, Cisneros, Shank & Co., Texas Health Resources, JPS Health Network, Baylor Scott & White, LabCorp, NFL Alumni Association, Frisco RoughRiders Baseball Club, SBL Architects and Tarrant County Public Health.
Thank you for making this year’s event a tremendous success!