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Jim Guidry Commentaries
College of the Mainland
Thursday, January 12, 2012
COM TO HOST FREE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC,
WINTER 55+ HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO ON JAN. 13
-- The College of the Mainland Senior Adult Program and Special Projects will partner with the Galveston County Department of Parks and Senior Services and the Galveston County Health District, to host a Winter 55+ Health and Wellness Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 at the COM Gymnasium, 1200 Amburn Road.
The event is free and open to the public, and registration will be held at the gym entrance on Jan. 13.
The Expo will feature free health screenings for blood pressure, blood oxygen, blood sugar, caregiver stress and electrocardiogram. Flu shots will be available with Medicare or a $20 payment.
The first 200 attendees will receive a box lunch in Rooms 1335 and 1338, beginning at 11:30 a.m., as long as they have a lunch ticket.
Three informative 45-minute seminars will run consecutively from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
GCHD’s Kimberly Seals will be teaching attendees about Facebook and Twitter from 10-10:45 a.m. in Room 1135.
A self-defense class, courtesy of the Galveston County Sheriff’s Department, will run from 11-11:45 a.m. in Room 1209.
Kim Hegwood of Hegwood & Associates will teach a class from noon to 12:45, titled “Seven Threats to Your Family’s Security.” The class will cover nursing home issues, asset protection, Medicaid qualifications and more.
Individuals who attend at least one class will be eligible to win door prizes or a grand prize of $50 or $100. The list of winners will be posted at 12:30, and the attendees must be present to win.
For more information or a complete list of vendors, contact Alesha Vardeman Aulds at 409-933-8432 or
College of the Mainland offers a wide range of classes, from nationally accredited associate degrees and certifications to skills, hobbies and trades. COM has an excellent professor-to-student ratio that helps instructors connect with their classes. We’re the launch pad for success stories throughout the Mainland.
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