Seniors and The Importance of Balance

By Daniel Jazreel, Therapist Balance problems are among the most common reasons that older adults seek help from a doctor.  The US health care system spent an estimated $50 billion on fall related injuries among elderly 65 years and older in the year 2015.The economic burden from falls is likely to increase substantially in the coming years. Having good balance means being able to control and … Continue reading Seniors and The Importance of Balance

The Champions Behind the Central Texas African American Family Support Conference

  Collective Impact is the words I would use to describe the CTAAFSC.The Austin Independent School District has been involved in the conference for many years. I have been involved for the last two years in the planning committee. My perspective is one that has been shaped by the stories I have heard from our students, families, educators and community partners that I have had … Continue reading The Champions Behind the Central Texas African American Family Support Conference

Sonya Hosey: The Strengthening of Families and Individuals through the Central Texas African American Family Support Conference

by Damita Miller-Shanklin Ujima: How long have you been a part of the CTAAFS conference or board member? Sonya: I became aware of the Central Texas African American Family Support Conference (CTAAFSC) in 2002. The keynote speaker was Dr. David Satcher the former 16th Surgeon General of the United States and the Assistant Secretary of Health. His keynote and the conference enlightened me on the … Continue reading Sonya Hosey: The Strengthening of Families and Individuals through the Central Texas African American Family Support Conference