People with higher literacy about health are more likely to seek preventive care, follow treatment plans, and experience decreased rates of hospitalization and emergency services, along with shorter hospital stays. Join this workshop to understand and act upon health information. Health Literacy is key to making the right health decisions. Click to open the Health Literacy Flyer for times and to see how to register!

Health Literacy Flyer 

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

PINNACLE Senior Center is observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year the PINNACLE takes time to pause and remember love ones who lost their life, to support those who are fighting for a cure and those who are conducting clinical research.  We wear PINK to show our support in the fight for a cure.  This month we are wearing PINK each Friday and we encourage you to join us.  Send us your picture and if you would like to share your survivor story for publication on our website, please contact us.  Your story could be just the inspiration for someone who is currently on his/her journey.

  • Do you have questions about breast cancer? Call The National Cancer Institute at 1-800-4-CANCER. Their team is available to help answer your cancer-related questions. They provide free, accurate, up-to-date, and reliable information. 

 

Medicare “Open Enrollment”

CALENDER“Medicare Open Enrollment runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2020, for coverage effective in 2021. Every year, individuals with Medicare are encouraged to review their Medicare plan to determine if it still meets their needs as their health situation changes. This year, amidst a global pandemic, it’s even more important for older adults to ensure their plan still provides the coverage they need at the best price.” (NCOA)

 

NCOA-National Council on Aging can assist you in your search for information regarding “Open Enrollment.”

click hereUnderstand enrollment ?

When can I enroll?

Are you Medicare ready?

managing diabetes

National Diabetes Month

Watch how to manage diabetes through stressful and irregular times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExDBhTxktVQ

Alzheimer Foundation of America

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

 Do you know the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s? Click here to learn more: https://www.ncoa.org/article/dementia-and-alzheimers-disease-difference-why-matters

Do Well Be Well

 Watch the Do Well Be Well Series (Classes 1-5)

Pre and Post Class Surveys

Pre Class Survey

Post Class Survey

*For class related questions, documents, or forms email Dianne Gertson at [email protected]

Dining at the Dollar Store!

Deanne Garrett

Better Living for Texans

Nutrition Educator Associate

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Fort Bend County

During these times, food supplies are low and many are shopping at venues other than grocery stores.                       

The link below will assist you in making healthier choices while “Dining at the Dollar Store!”

https://youtu.be/UkXkRwgeGUM

Nutritious Meal Demonstrations by Dianne Gertson

Family and Community Health

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Fort Bend County

The Pinnacle is invited to participate in, “The Mind, Heart and Sole of the Matter!” sponsored by Suburban Houston-Fort Bend Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,Inc.

March 6, 2021 9AM

register at: http://bit.ly/AOH2021

There is still time to register so you can view and participate in a live cooking demonstration, exciting exercise routines and more!

This informative, virtually interactive experience will get to the mind, heart, and “sole” of the matter focusing on 8 dimensions of welllness and how they impact your overall heart health.

This has always been an informative and fun event.  Thanks SHFBAC, for always inviting our seniors!

Fall Prevention Month!

The National Council on Aging tells us that although the coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things, the one thing that’s still the same is that falling is NOT a normal part of aging.  Here are some videos to help you reduce your risk.

6 Steps to Prevent a Fall                          6 pasos para evitar una caída

Aging Mastery®: Falls Prevention