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    September is National Preparedness Month

    National Preparedness Month

    Tarrant County Public Health's Public Health Preparedness program provides lots of information to help individuals, families, community groups and businesses become better prepared for unexpected emergencies.

    The national "Get Ready" program, sponsored by the American Public Health Association, also provides preparedness information for all kinds of disasters and hazards.
    Learn more about National Preparedness Day from ready.gov.

    September is also Fruits & Veggies -- More Matters Month

    Fruits & Veggies, More Matters

    If we're going to stay healthy, eating lots of fruits and vetgetables is an important part of any diet. Our Live A More Colorful Life! initiative regularly offers classes in nutrition as well as healthy recipes that incorporate seasonal produce.

    Visit the Produce for Better Health Foundation website to learn more about healthy eating.

    September 18 is HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

    National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day September 18

    Some diseases do not discriminate about age. Worldwide an estimated 3.6 million people over 50 are living with HIV.  TCPH's Adult Health Services and Preventive Medicine Clinic provide testing, counseling and referral services for those who may have and have been diagnosed with HIV.

    To learn more about national efforts regarding HIV/AIDs in the elderly, visit the National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day website.

    Sept. 22 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day.

    Falls Prevention Awareness Day

    As we age, we become more susceptible to falls, which can cause serious harm and injury. TCPH's A Matter of Balance program is an on-going class that helps enrollees learn the latest in fall prevention and demonstrates safety tips and strategies to help individuals avoid falls in and around their home.

    The National Council on Aging offers a video, featuring six easy steps for preventing falls.