TSHL Event Makes the ARN Front Page

0 Commentsby   |  02.08.16  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus

Special thanks to Abilene Reporter News newswriter Loretta Fulton, whose coverage of the TSHL Town Hall Meeting made front page news! See the picture collage below and click on this link to go to the story.

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TSHL Town Hall Meeting: Live Blogging During Event

0 Commentsby   |  02.04.16  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus

We are blogging live at the TSHL – Texas Silver-Haired Town Hall Meeting today at Hunter Welcome Center!

7:30am- lots of eager student workers arrived early to set up for our estimated 200 guests.

Follow on Twitter with the hashtag: #TSHLPGC

Click on these photos by student Molly Minor, to see a larger view.

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photo by Molly Minor

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10:00am- Abilene High School Honor Guard presents the colors. Pledge of Allegiance and Texas State Pledge led by Dr. Bruce Davis. Invocation by Dr. Robert V. Hunter

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photo by Molly Minor

10:25: Discussions commencing on items of interest to all Texas citizens, primarily those over age 60 years.
Photos by Ashley Bryan

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11:00am – Discussion continues on issues of importance to all Texans, especially those over age 60 years.
Photos by Natalie Hudson

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11:30am – Representative Susan King listens to TSHL attendees even while in line for lunch!!

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11:45am Discussion continues during lunch.
Photos by Taylor Nix

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Photo by Taylor Nix

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TSHL Discussion at Table

12:30pm- live tweeting continues under the hashtag #TSHLPGC

12:45 – Susan King delivers thought-provoking comments in her remarks.

 

1:05 pm- it’s your job-it’s your responsibility-it’s your duty-it’s your honor to communicate  about issues of importance to you~TX Rep.Susan King

 

1:15pm- Dr. Pruett, Director of PGC discusses the cohorts of generations in attendance today…We have 6 generations represented today!!

See all tweets for this event: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TSHLPGC&src=typd

 

 

TSHL – February 4, 2016 – See You Tomorrow!

0 Commentsby   |  02.03.16  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at the TSHL Town Hall Meeting.

All the information you need is on the flyer below!

TSHL Flyer

 

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TSHL Makes Drive Time More Fun!

0 Commentsby   |  02.01.16  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus

The Abilene commute just became a whole lot nicer! Through the efforts of Michelle Parker, Director of West Central Texas Area Agency on Aging, an attractive bill board smiles down on driver at South 27th street and the Winter’s Freeway.

 

TSHL Bulletin Board

Special thanks to Abilene Reporter News Reporter Brian Bethel for his feature on the upcoming TSHL Town Hall meeting. Click on this link to read more.

Just two more days until TSHL…February 4, 2016… looking forward to seeing you there!

 


 

Special Thanks to KTAB4u Reporter Joni McKinnon

0 Commentsby   |  01.28.16  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus

We appreciate Joni McKinnon and the crew at KTAB4u for hosting our TSHL event representatives on Monday, January 25th!.

Joni McKinnon interviews some members of our team!

In the picture posted to Twitter, from left, are Joni McKinnon, Walter Graham, Dr. Charlie Pruett, Taylor Nix, and Addie Rich.

~~~The 2nd Biennial Intergenerational Town Hall Forum will be conducted on the ACU campus at the Hunter Welcome Center, Feb 4, 2016, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm to discuss concerns and aging issues affecting seniors. Registration begins at 9:30 am. The town hall is one of several being conducted throughout Texas by the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature. TSHL delegates of West Central Texas are conducting the Abilene forum in partnership with ACU Pruett Gerontology Center, ACU Foundation and WCT Area Agency on Aging. More than 80 students, current and retired faculty are participating with senior citizens, elected officials and delegates from several TSHL districts throughout Texas.

Results will be considered by the 16th Texas Silver-Haired Legislature Session, meeting at the State Capitol, April 4-8, 2016.

The event is sponsored by the Abilene Regional Medical Center Senior Circle, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, ACU Pruett Gerontology Center, ACU Foundation, West Central Texas Area Agency on Aging, Wesley Court, and the TSHL Foundation. Please call our PGC office – 674-2350 – to reserve your seat! The event is free of charge but we need a count for the caterer by tomorrow, Friday, January 28, 2016!

 

Please click this link – TSHL FlyerPDF – for a poster to display!

See you at the TSHL Town Hall Meeting next Thursday!


 

Dr. Pruett Speaks on Local TV about TSHL

0 Commentsby   |  01.27.16  |  Announcements

Excitement continues for the upcoming TSHL Town Hall meeting! Dr. Pruett, Walter Graham, Taylor Nix, and Addie Rich appeared on Abilene’s local news show, KTAB4u.

Click here to see the full interview!

 

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The 2nd Biennial Intergenerational Town Hall Forum will be conducted on the ACU campus at the Hunter Welcome Center, Feb 4, 2016, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm to discuss concerns and aging issues affecting seniors. Registration begins at 9:30 am. The town hall is one of several being conducted throughout Texas by the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature. TSHL delegates of West Central Texas are conducting the Abilene forum in partnership with ACU Pruett Gerontology Center, ACU Foundation and WCT Area Agency on Aging. More than 80 students, current and retired faculty are participating with senior citizens, elected officials and delegates from several TSHL districts throughout Texas.

The event is sponsored by the Abilene Regional Medical Center Senior Circle, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, ACU Pruett Gerontology Center, ACU Foundation, West Central Texas Area Agency on Aging, Wesley Court, and the TSHL Foundation. Please call our PGC office – 674-2350 – to reserve your seat! The event is free of charge but we need a count for the caterer!

Results will be considered by the 16th Texas Silver-Haired Legislature Session, meeting at the State Capitol, April 4-8, 2016.

Please click this link – TSHL FlyerPDF – for a poster to display!

See you at the TSHL Town Hall Meeting next Thursday!

 


 

Mark Your Calendars for TSHL – February 4, 2016

0 Commentsby   |  01.25.16  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus

TSHL Flyer

TSHL FlyerPDF

Right click on this flyer image or the link above to download/save your own copy of our TSHL flyer.

Active Older Adults in the News

0 Commentsby   |  01.13.16  |  News

While you were away on Christmas vacation, we have collected a few news stories of active older adults.

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She’s 80 years – and you won’t believe what she does every day

 
 
 
 

Julie Suhr

 

 

She’s 92 years – and you will smile when you see how she spent New Year’s Day

 
 
 
 
 

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He’s 95 years – and just one of the guys in the band!

 
 
 
 
 

Roselio Muniz

 

 

He’s 100 years – and you will be amazed at what his doctor did for him and how he epitomizes active aging!

 
 
 
 


 

 

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Welcome Back to Campus!!

0 Commentsby   |  01.11.16  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus

Hope you had a safe and restful holiday with your family and friends (and perhaps were able to take some photos for our Images of Aging photocontest!)

Welcome Back!

 

 

 


 

 

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Merry Christmas from Pruett Gerontology Center

0 Commentsby   |  12.24.15  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus

Merry Christmas from Pruett Gerontology Center

Merry Christmas from Pruett Gerontology Center