Monthly Archives: January 2014

City of Dallas Health Fair

Dallas Park and Recreation Department is hosting a free family-friendly health fair on Monday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fretz Recreation Center, 6950 Beltline Road. The fair is a one-stop shop for North Texans to get cutting-edge information that addresses critical health and social issues while connecting with area organizations that deliver a wide range of health resources.

The event kicks off a specially designed wellness initiative offered at Fretz and other City of Dallas recreation centers for adults 55 and older. Texercise, a free 12-week nutrition and exercise program, is a series of incentive-based activities to encourage participants to eat healthy and do daily exercise.

Families can get information and useful tips on such topics as Medicare, Medicaid, diabetes prevention, fitness trends and nutrition. Senior adults and individuals of all ages with disabilities will find health resources tailored for their needs.  

The Methodist Health System Mobile Mammography Unit will offer screenings by appointment only from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call Methodist Health Connection prior to the fair at (214) 947-0026. For event information, call Fretz Recreation Center at (214) 670-6203.

Exhibiting organizations include:

  •          The Cooper Institute of Dallas – Nutrition and exercise
  •          Susan G Komen for the Cure – Healthy diets and cancer prevention
  •          YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas – Diabetes prevention and Silver Sneakers   program
  •          Paradigm Home Health Agency – Blood pressure screening
  •          Parker University Chiropractic Wellness Clinics – Spine and posture screening
  •          Reliv International Nutritional Supplements – Weight management
  •          North Texas Food Bank – Medicaid
  •          Advanced Hearing Center
  •          Blue Cross blue Shield of Texas
  •          City of Dallas Senior Services
  •          Lewisville Estates Senior Living
  •          Maximus Health
  •          Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Dallas Junior Police Acacademy

The Dallas Junior Police Academy it is holding an ADVANCED class for students in the 8th, 9th, and 10th grade on Saturday, February 8, 2014. The class will be held at the Dallas Police Academy and the students will take field trips to Dallas Police Headquarters and the 911/Communications Center at Dallas City Hall.

Information on the class and applications are now available at The class will hold 30 students. Classes fill up very quickly, so please send your application in as soon as possible. You can fax, mail or email your application to Sgt. Cheryl Cornish. The information is on the bottom of the application.

To see a 3 minute video of a typical Dallas Junior Police Academy, go to and type in Dallas Junior Police Academy.  You can also follow them on twitter @DallasJrPolice and they can be found at #DallasJPA.  There will also be a BASIC Dallas Junior Police Academy for students in the 4th-7th grade in March.