Eat Healthy Food Distribution

The monthly Helping Kaufman to Eat Healthy food distribution sponsored by Texas Health Kaufman and local organizations will be Saturday, Nov. 17 at 9 a.m. while supplies last at Texas Health Kaufman (in the back), 850 Ed Hall Dr., sponsored by TVCC nursing students. For $7, receive a reusable bag with 15-20 healthy food items. No screening for the purchase. Next distribution is Dec. 15 at Texas Health Kaufman, sponsored by Scurry-Rosser Student Council.

Diabetes group schedules program

Healthy Cooking Methods and Techniques by Chef Jane Peterson will be the program for the Diabetes Support Group Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10-11 a.m. at Texas Health Kaufman, basement conference room. Call Anita Hurtado at 972-932-5252 for more information. The support group meets monthly and is free. No preregistration is required but space is limited.

DAR chapter

hosting blood drive

The King’s Fort Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution is hosting its Second Annual Blood Drive. Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at 200 W. College Street (Good Shepherd Episcopal Church) in Terrell. Stop in to visit the DAR and sign Christmas cards for active duty military stationed abroad.

Alzheimer’s and

Dementia support

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group meets every fourth Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Riter C. Hulsey Public Library in Terrell, sponsored by the library and the Terrell Healthcare Center. Contact Angie West at 443-629-4654 for information.

Co-op announces

recycling days

Beginning Oct. 1, the 24/7 recycling drop off at the Environmental Co-op, 1100 Airport Road in Terrell, will be open only on Wednesday and Saturdays.

Program aimed at

uninsured residents

Texas Health Kaufman hospital has initiated the Healthy Education Lifestyle Program (HELP) to assist uninsured residents with chronic disease management through lifestyle changes, as well as affordable health care.

Patients must be at least 18 years old and uninsured or under only Medicare Part A with one or more conditions: diabetes mellitus (Type A or B), hypertension, high cholesterol and/or congestive heart failure. To enroll or for information call 972-932-5238.

Learn to knit

and crochet 

Basic crocheting and knitting class is held from 10 a.m.-noon on Mondays at the Kaufman County Library. Space is limited. Call the library to register. Classes are free. Supplies provided.

 

Energy assistance offered

For assistance with high heating and cooling bills and weatherization, apply online to the Greater East Texas Community Action Program at www.get-cap.org. Local office is at the Share Center in Terrell, 103 W. Jones St. Eligibility based on household income and high energy burden. No face to face appointment necessary.

Helping Angels

Helping Angels of Kaufman County provides emergency financial aid, medications, nonperishable food pantry, clothing (provided by Angels Closet), utility bill assistance and temporary emergency shelter. It is located at 1400 S. Washington, Suite D., Kaufman, 972-932-2670, www.helping-angels.org.

Teen Book Club

The Kids of Appetite Teen Book Club for ages 14-18 meets the second Thursday of the month at 3:45 p.m. at the Kaufman County Library. Come for some delicious reads and treats. Home schoolers are welcome.

Tuesday Book Club

Tuesday Book Club meets at 2 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Kaufman County Library. Adult Cozy Coloring begins at 1 p.m. All supplies are provided. Light refreshments are served.

Community

Connect

Texas Health Resources hosts Community Connect, an online data base of community assistance agencies. Citizens can access information on a variety of resources and community services. Organizations and agencies can have their information available by registering at TexasHealth.org/CommunityConnect.

Friday Night Music

The Sunshiners Country Music Revue performs every Friday night from 7-9 at the Kaufman Senior Citizens Center, 112 S. Jackson St. No admission charge.

Monthly hiring events

The Terrell Workforce Center schedules hiring events on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon at 109 Tejas Dr., Suite 300. Prospective employees should bring a resume and must be registered at WorkinTexas.com.

The Foundation Stone Group

The Foundation Stone Group is a 12-step recovery program for all struggles serving men and women.

Meetings are held each Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 300 E. Cherry St. Suite C, Kaufman, phone 469-595-4905.

Grandparents

Day Out

Casey’s Place on County Road 143 will hold Grandparents Day Out on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program is aimed at grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The Free 2B Me Day Camp is for ages 4-13. Call 972-932-5156 to reserve a spot.

 

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