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Older adults have special concerns during winter weather

During extreme winter weather, older adults should be mindful of particular safety concerns, including falling, hypothermia and frostbite before venturing outside the home.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter While the cold, snowy and icy weather can be difficult to deal with, the senior population has some special concerns during the Oklahoma winter season. “With the opportunity for more bad weather to come, Oklahoma’s older citizens should keep safety in mind,” said Jan Johnston, Oklahoma State University Cooperative […]

OKCPS & Operation Warm raises funds to provide coats for students through Coat-A-Kid Initiative

Sonic Drive-In has donated coats to Wilson Elementary during the OKC Public School Coat-A-Kid fundraising drive.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City Public Schools and the national Operation Warm organization have partnered together in the “Coat-A-Kid” initiative to help provide the youngest OKCPS students with warm coats for winter. “We know our students often do not have the means or support for a warm coat to protect them through […]

25th Annual Sonja Martinez Christmas AIDS Benefit set to support Oklahoma City’s Winds House

Sonja Martinez, John Beebe, Roxie Hart, Alison Scott, Matthew Heath-Fitzgerald and Bebe Adams will perform at the 24th Annual Sonja Martinez Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit supporting The Winds House in Oklahoma City on Monday, December 8 at the COPA. Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City performance artist Sonja Martinez will host her 25th Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit on Monday, December 7, at The Copa, 2200 N.W. 39 Expressway. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with entertainment beginning at 8 p.m. In addition to Ms. Martinez, performers will include John Beebe, Roxie Hart, Alison […]

YMCA OKC focuses on prevention during National Diabetes Awareness month

During National Diabetes Awareness Month, the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City is encouraging residents to exam their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter During National Diabetes Awareness Month, the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City is encouraging residents to exam their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and if at risk to take preventive steps to reduce their chances of developing the disease. Prediabetes is a condition in which a person’s blood glucose […]

Friends Food Pantry prepares to deliver Thanksgiving meals to those with HIV/AIDS in OKC and Norman

Other Options staff members (L-R) Donnie Wilson, Mary Arbuckle, Scott Love, and Pam and Stephen O'Rourke, along with a crew of dedicated volunteers, provide free Thanksgiving dinners to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS every year.  Photo provided by Other Options, Inc.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City’s Friends Food Pantry is preparing for their 16th Annual Thanksgiving Day home delivery of holiday meals to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. A crew of dedicated volunteers will help to provide the free dinners throughout the Oklahoma City metro area and Norman on Thursday, November 26. […]

10th Oklahoma Transition Institute to feature Inclusion Films founder Joey Travolta

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Funded by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, the Oklahoma Transition Council is sponsoring a three-day conference, Monday through Wednesday, October 12 through 14 in Norman. Families and employers are encouraged to participate in the 10th Oklahoma Transition Institute (OTI) with educators, employment counselors and other partners dedicated to […]

Variety Care receives grant for new health center in north central OKC

Variety Care will receive a $1.13 million grant from the federal Health Resources & Services Administration to develop and operate a robust health center location on Britton Road near North Walker Avenue.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The non-profit community health center, Variety Care will receive a $1.13 million grant from the federal Health Resources & Services Administration to develop and operate a new health center location on Britton Road near North Walker Avenue. The HRSA “new access point award” will provide a two-year grant to support […]

Zarrow Mental Health Symposium explores integrating healthcare through the Mind, Body & Spirit

On September 17-18 the 21st Annual Zarrow Mental Health Symposium’s plenary speakers include Dr. Susan T. Azrin, Susan Dentzer, and Dr. Andrew Bertagnolli., Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 21st Annual Zarrow Mental Health Symposium is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, September 17-18, at the Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa. Mental health professionals, those impacted by mental illness, and their loved ones, will explore treating the whole person, mind, body and spirit with the integration of […]

LifeShare OK reaches organ donation milestone early this year

LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma recently recovered its 100th organ donor for 2015, which is only the third time the organization has reached the 100 donor mark in its history. Those 100 donors have saved 257 lives.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma recently had its 100th organ donor for 2015.  Those 100 donors have saved 257 lives. This is only the third time the organization has reached the 100 donor mark in its history. This mark was previously reached in 2007 with 109 donors. Last year […]

YMCA Youth Triathlon Series set this month for Oklahoma City’s Earlywine Park

The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City will hold its 3rd in a series of four Youth Triathlons on Saturday, August 15 at the Earlywine Park Y location.  Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City will hold its 3rd in a series of four Youth Triathlons on Saturday, August 15. The multiple-stage competition will take place at the Earlywine Park YMCA, 11801 S. May Avenue, in Oklahoma City. The YMCA website points out that the benefits of participating […]

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