Foundation offers mental health tips

Foundation offers mental health tips

By Juliette Coulter With the country practicing social distancing measures due the coronavirus (COVID-19), North Texans are facing a new reality that may prove to be stressful for some people. Fear and anxiety about the pandemic can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in children, teens and adults. Cami Fields, LMSW, director of outreach and education […]

First ‘Virtual Viewpoints’ to focus on childcare

First ‘Virtual Viewpoints’ to focus on childcare

By Juliette Coulter Texas Women’s Foundation’s is excited to present the first of a four-part series of Virtual Viewpoints, which will focus on the four essentials to a woman and her family’s economic security: childcare, housing, health care and education. The first Virtual Viewpoints is on April 30 at 10 a.m. The positive long-term impacts of […]

Kershaw’s Challenge launches COVID-19 initiative

Kershaw’s Challenge launches COVID-19 initiative

From Kershaw’s Challenge Kershaw’s Challenge, and its founders Clayton and Ellen Kershaw, have announced an initiative to support their beneficiaries most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Kershaw’s “hometowns”; Behind Every Door in Dallas and the Dream Center in Los Angeles. Both organizations are helping members of the community during these unprecedented times. The […]

Perot offers virtual tour from ‘underground astronauts’

Perot offers virtual tour from ‘underground astronauts’

By Taylor Mayad Did you miss meeting “Karabo,” your nearly 2 million-year-old ancient human relative or “Neo,” your much younger ~250,000-year-old relative, at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science? Even though the world-first Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind exhibition has closed, here’s your chance to virtually explore REAL fossils that belonged to […]

Meals on Wheels still delivering

Meals on Wheels still delivering

By Rebecca Aguilar It’s early Friday morning, and Ruth Williams and her granddaughter, Megan Manning, arrive at the Visiting Nurses Association’s kitchen in west Dallas to collect meals they’ll deliver to senior citizens. They are part of an army of Meals on Wheels volunteers who provide meals to 4,500 homes in Dallas County every day. […]

Walk-in orthopaedic care available

Walk-in orthopaedic care available

By Chassity Davis In an effort to relieve some of the stress COVID-19 is putting on hospital emergency departments and urgent cares, The Carrell Clinic is accepting walk-in patients with acute bone, joint and muscle injuries and conditions. Patients seeking orthopaedic care that do not have symptoms of or exposure to coronavirus or a workers’ […]

DART remains committed

DART remains committed

By Mark Ball Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) remains committed to maintaining their full schedule of services for North Texas riders who rely on buses and trains to get to jobs, grocery stores and medical appointments. This includes the many transit dependent first responders, such as doctors, nurses, medical staff, police and fire fighters, who […]

Dallas landlords, nonprofits join forces

Dallas landlords, nonprofits join forces

By Juliette Coulter Family Gateway, which provides stability and life-changing supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness, has increased its capacity to serve more North Texas families through the opening of the new Simmons Family Gateway Resource Center. The Center is located at 1421 W. Mockingbird Ln., housed in space that Family Gateway […]

SENIOR LIVING WARNINGS

SENIOR LIVING WARNINGS

Open communication key to saving lives By Rebecca Aguilar Nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Dallas are taking measures to protect their residents from the coronavirus. The recent coronavirus deaths at a Washington State nursing home suggest the elderly have a higher risk of contracting the deadly disease.  Brookdale Senior Living has facilities in […]

Earthx needs young filmmakers

Earthx needs young filmmakers

EarthxFilm has launched its 2020 Youth Film Competition, the Planet911 Challenge, inviting youth aged 11 to 21 to post a 15- to 50-second video on Instagram tagging #Planet911Challenge and stating how they pledge to protect the planet. Presented in collaboration with Creative Visions, Instagram and Planet911, this sixth EarthxFilm Youth Film Competition will award winning […]