Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

News Release

Senior citizens invited to Health & Wellness Resource Fair

09/25/2012

The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD) and the Beaverton Senior Citizens Advisory Committee (SCAC) invite the senior community to the Health and Wellness Resource Fair on Friday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at THPRD’s Elsie Stuhr Center (5550 SW Hall Boulevard).

“It’s important to maintain your health at any age,” said Mayor Denny Doyle. “The resource fair is a great opportunity for the senior citizens of our community to gather vital health information.”

The resource fair includes lectures, health and wellness resource vendors, health screenings and services (including flu shots, blood pressure, hearing, balance, and flexibility), and great raffle prizes.

Lectures include:

9:30 a.m. – “Your Hearing: Loss and Gains!” with Darin Scheurer

10:30 a.m. – “Getting the Most out of Talking to your Doctor” with Coleen Carney

11:30 a.m. – “What is Hospice and Palliative Care” with Washington County Hospice and Palliative Care

For more information, contact Ann Satterfield, THPRD health and wellness program coordinator, at 503-629-6342 or asatterfield@thprd.org.

ABOUT TUALATIN HILLS PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT
Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning about 50 square miles and serving more than 220,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational and educational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of diverse classes, 90 park sites with recreational amenities, 60 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and 1,400 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.

ABOUT THE SENIOR CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Senior Citizens Advisory Committee was formed in 1995. The goal of the Committee is to provide a forum within city government for seniors to communicate with the city’s senior community and city officials. This has been accomplished through workshops and participating with city officials to address the concerns of seniors. Meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m. at Beaverton City Hall, First Floor Conference Room (4755 SW Griffith Drive). For more information, visit BeavertonOregon.gov/SCAC.

ABOUT BEAVERTON
The City of Beaverton enjoys one of the most diverse populations among Oregon cities. Most recently, the city was awarded the 2012 Mayors’ Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton has been named one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest for three consecutive years, as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year—Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. For more information, please visit BeavertonOregon.gov or join us on Facebook at Facebook.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Contact:
Bob Wayt
Director – Communications
503/614-1218 (direct)
503/686-5134 (cell)
Date: September 26, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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