Meeting focuses on keeping balance, fall prevention
The Senior Connection invites seniors and family caregivers to attend "Keeping Your Balance As You Age - A Balanced Approach to Prevent Falling" on Thursday, April 17, from noon to 1 p.m., at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott.
Learn about the three biological mechanisms for maintaining balance and positional sense, and 10 ways to safeguard against falls. The myths of aging will be dispelled and the reality of laws that govern your health revealed. Dr. Andy Nelson will demonstrate exercises to improve balance, and will offer a Fall Risk Assessment for improved stability.
This non-commercial presentation is free and open to the public. RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 778-3747. For a complete schedule, visit www.seniorconnection.us/SpeakersBureau.html.
Church to host weekly community yard sales
Paulden Christian Fellowship Church and Food Bank, 165 Aspen will be having a Community Yard Sale and swap meet every Saturday starting at 8 a.m.
Vendors are welcome and the first month's space is free. Donations welcome.
Call 636-3251 for more information.
Professional Writers seek entries for writing contest
Professional Writers of Prescott will be having its annual writing contest for fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Monetary prizes will be awarded for first-, second-, and third-place winners of original work, not previously published. All winners will be invited to read from their entries at the November meeting for Professional Writers of Prescott. Entries must be postmarked on or before May 31. For contest rules and entry form visit prescottwriters.com or call Tara 458-9303.
'Bike Month' is under way with full calendar of events
Prescott Alternative Transportation has released the calendar of events for this year's Bike Month. While Bike Month is officially scheduled to run from April 12 through May 16, folks were eager to get started.
Prescott's Bike Month will culminate, as usual, on National Ride to Work Day (May 16) with Prescott's annual "Ride to Work with the Mayor" event. In the intervening weeks are a variety of rides and events sponsored by Bike Prescott, the Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance (PMBA), and the local bike shops. Other events during the "Month" include PAT's annual fundraiser, the "Pedals and Pumps Gala" on April 19 and, of course, the Whiskey Off-Road weekend April 25-27.
While bike-related events get top billing, other activities that are not necessarily bike related also are on the calendar, such as trail work days with the Over the Hill Gang and PMBA, and walking excursions with the group "Hometown Walkers" for those who just want to get out and stay active.
PAT representatives note that while this year's calendar is full, it is rather short on details, and interested parties are encouraged to check the online calendar at prescottbikeped.org for all details, updates and additions. Details and updates also will be shared on Facebook, and Facebook users are encouraged to "friend" Prescott Bike Month to get information sent to their news feed.
'Don't Be a Victim' is topic for April 24 meeting
The Senior Connection invites seniors and family caregivers to attend "Don't Be a Victim - Home, Vehicle and Personal Safety Tips for Seniors," on Thursday, April 24, from noon to 1 p.m. at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott.
Marsha Douglas of ABRiO Care and Corrine Spaulding with Hospice of the Pines will cover typical and prevalent types of crimes against seniors, and provide prevention strategies for seniors and their families.
This non-commercial, educational presentation is free and open to the public. RSVPs appreciated to Debbie Stewart at Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html.
Hospital Association plans annual meeting
The Yavapai Community Hospital Association, which does business and operates as Yavapai Regional Medical Center, will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, April 30, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Thumb Butte Room on the Campus of YRMC West in Prescott. The public is invited to attend.
The purpose of YRMC's annual meeting is to summarize the hospital's achievements during the previous calendar year.
Copies of YRMC's 2013 Annual Report will be presented to members of the Board of Trustees and made available to members of the public.
For more information on Yavapai Regional Medical Center's annual meeting, contact the Administration Office at 771-5676.
Deadline to file for open school board seats is Aug. 6
Yavapai County has open school district governing board seats to be filled during the Nov. 4 General Election.
If you are interested in serving, come by the Yavapai County Education Service Agency, 2970 Centerpointe East Drive, Prescott, to obtain the required documents.
Candidate information and the required documents also are available online at ycesa.com\school-elections.
The last day to file nomination and petitions is Aug. 6, 2014. If you have any questions, you may call Laurin Custis, School Elections Coordinator at 442-5138 or Tim Carter, Yavapai County School Superintendent at 925-6560.
Open Governing Board seats available in Chino Valley are two; Humboldt, two; Mayer, three; Mountain Institute JTED, four; Prescott, two; and Yavapai College, four.
Free admission to zoo is May 3; Boy Scouts will be accepting signups
Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary hosts its annual free admissions day, open to the whole family, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3.
The Boy Scouts of America Old Capital District will have a booth where interested families may register their boys ages 6 to 17. BSA also will give out a patch to all Scouts who attend the zoo in uniform on May 3. Scouts can attend without their units.