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Making Minds Bloom: Longview organizations host community health fair

Buckner Westminster Place, a senior living community in Longview, will host a free health fair, Making Minds Bloom, for the greater Longview community March 19 at 9 a.m. The luau-themed fair will focus on the prevention of and coping with dementia and memory loss. The Alzheimer’s Association, Good Shepherd Medical Center, Elite Home Health and Parkinson’s support group will exhibit at the event.

Attendees will learn about healthy eating options, how to slow down the aging process, keep their brains alert and how to stay mobile. It will be an opportunity for family members of those experiencing memory loss to come learn more about how they can help their loved one.

“We hope to provide free education and resources for anyone who might be affected by memory loss or other life-limiting illnesses,” said Wes Wells, executive director of Buckner Westminster Place. “We will cover all aspects of healthy living – eating, emotional, mental, spiritual and physical. We believe in healthy aging and want to help as many people as we possibly can. We want to be a resource for our community.”

Longview mayoral candidate Richard Manley plans to attend and to speak to attendees. Local writer and columnist Dorothy Horne will give a sneak peek into her new book, “Glimpses of Grace: Walking in Hope through Alzheimer’s and Ordinary Days,” and will raffle off pre-orders of the book.

The event is free and open to the public. Media is invited to attend and photo opportunities will be available.

WHAT: Health Fair – Making Minds Bloom
WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 9-11 a.m.
WHERE: Buckner Westminster Place
2201 Horseshoe Lane
Longview, Texas, 75605
CONTACT: Chelsea White, Buckner Retirement Services
214-758-8163 (office)
214-208-9451 (cell)

About Buckner Westminster Place:
Buckner Westminster Place, a Buckner Retirement Services community, is a non-profit, faith-based senior living community that offers independent living apartments and patio homes, assisted living, memory care residences and Green House® homes for skilled nursing care. The community includes a 16-acre lakeside setting with walking trails and spacious well-manicured grounds. Residents also have access to an on-site life enrichment coordinator, chapel, full-time chaplain, on-site worship services, beauty/barber salon and weekly housekeeping/linen service.

About Buckner Retirement Services:
Buckner Retirement Services, Inc. offers a distinctive lifestyle for seniors and their families by promoting an active, healthy approach to living, in a faith-based environment, while encouraging personal independence. At each community, staff focus on supporting residents in their day-to-day activities, so they can focus on leading the kind of vibrant life they desire. Buckner Retirement is committed to the ideal that senior living is enriched by fellowship, purpose and active engagement. Buckner offers a continuum of care at five of their seven senior living communities, and is part of Buckner International, a global, faith-based ministry.


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