Category Archives: Health & Fitness

Inspiring Hope for those with RA and other Autoimmune Diseases

Friends-of-the-Wells-Branch-Library-Logo-(Outlines)-(extra-large)Autoimmune diseases are on the rise. The Friends of the Wells Branch Community Library is proud to sponsor this event.

Think powerfully … Think positively … As if every moment depends on it. Because it does. This the wisdom of Lora Tucker Kaasch, who will present her message of hope in honor of Arthritis Awareness Month.  Attendees will receive a copy of Lora’s eBook “Thrive with RA: Build Momentum and Create a Life You Love,” which is applicable to almost every chronic illness.  Having a positive mindset as well as nutrition and fitness tips will be introduced. Lora will also share her patient checklist which includes important questions to ask the doctor to ensure having an active role in the health care process.

This free program will take place at the Wells Branch Library, 15001 Wells Port on May 31 at 3:30pm.  Use this link to register:

Hope to see you there!

Wells Branch Eco Fair

Save the Date! • FREE Family Event!

Saturday, May 9 • 1-4pm • WB Rec. Center • 3000 Shoreline Drive

Learn about water conservation, alternative energies and healthy practices for your yard, your home and your family at the Wells Branch Eco Fair. Held at the WB Recreation Center from 1-4pm, the event is free and will feature information and tips from industry experts and your knowledgeable neighbors, as well as educational fun for the kids.

For more details, please see insert in the next issue of the WBNA Neighborhood News due out on March 21.

Wells Branch Winners • Aquathon!

aquathonFrom Katie Hutcheson –

Thank you to all the participants of the 2nd Annual Wells Branch MUD Aquathon.  The event took place on Saturday, September 7th at the Willow Bend Pool and the Wells Branch MUD trails.  All the participants did a fantastic job and worked hard to get to the finish line!  Posted below are links to the official results and photos.

Also, thank you to all the volunteers that came out to help make the event a success.  It could not have happened without your help!

Look forward to seeing y’all next year!

Aquathon Results 2013 

Aquathon Photos

Insights on Aging for Boomers and Beyond

Submitted by Steve Weikal

St. Andrews Presbyterian is hosting a conference, Insights on Aging for Boomers and Beyond, on Saturday May 4, 2013 from 8:00 am until about 4:45 pm.

Those of us organizing this program recognize that we and our neighbors could use some help in navigating the choices we have to make as we and our families move beyond middle age. We have discovered that there are quite a few resources out there. There are people willing to share what they have gone through. We hope to begin sharing these insights with our neighbors.

Conference Objectives

To give attendees an overview of the issues and resources available to an aging population

  •  To provide resources and contacts that attendees can use to deal with their own or a family member’s situation
  • To create communities of interest for attendees to develop ongoing support groups.

Who Should Attend?

Those whose parents are healthy but aging

  •  Those whose parents are ailing and in need of additional care options
  • Anyone who wants to plan ahead for successful aging

Special Keynote Presentation

Presented by Jim Comer, Author of:

 “When Roles Reverse: A Guide to Parenting Your Parents”

In 1996, Jim Comer returned home to Texas after 30 years to care for his father, who had suffered a stroke and his mother who had Alzheimer’s. Parenting his parents was a life-changing choice that led to a successful speaking career, a re-discovery of real family values, and the writing of When Roles Reverse: A Guide to Parenting Your Parents. Jim helps others learn from his difficult, demanding and often hilarious experiences, as he became an overnight parent. His goal is to encourage families to plan ahead and talk candidly about the decisions they face.  From his 14 years of care giving, Jim helps audiences deal with challenges and find joy in showing up for their parents.

Admission is $10 per person which includes refreshments and lunch.  Click “HERE” to register.