What: Healthy Aging and Fall Prevention Summit
When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 16
Where: Modesto Centre Plaza, 10th and K streets
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Info: Hosted by the Healthy Aging Association and Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging, the summit offers free health screenings, awareness, intervention and information on multiple diseases and concerns for adults age 50 or older and their caregivers. The summit will include more than 70 interactive exhibits that address a variety of issues geared toward senior health and well-being, care giving, memory loss, dementia, long-term care options, senior retirement centers, elder abuse, financial abuse, medication management and Medicare assistance. Free shuttles will be available. For event information, call 209-523-2800.
What: Second Saturday presentation
When: 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: McHenry Museum, 1402 14th St.
Info: Larry Dorman will discuss the 1918 flu pandemic. Presentation is free.
What: Whist card party
When: 1 p.m. Monday
Where: St. Stanislaus Church hall, Seventh and K streets.
Info: Sponsored by SPRSI. Cost is $2. Event is open to everyone; refreshments and a raffle are included. For more information, call Rose Silva King, 209-529-4933.
What: Relay for Life Fundraiser
When: Friday and Saturday
Where: 2513 Bridle Path Lane
Info: United in Love, Relay for Life team, will hold its third-year garage sale. Many household items, furniture, baby clothes, crib, strollers, high chairs, toys, holiday items. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
What: Biggest Loser weigh-out
When: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 15
Where: Goman Community Center, 745 Linden Ave.
Info: Six teams of West Side residents from Newman, Patterson and Gustine will climb back on a giant scale to see which team lost the most weight over the eight-week contest to claim the title of “Biggest Loser.” The competition kicked off on Aug. 20 at a community health summit at the West Side Theatre in Newman. “This competition continues to motivate people to make positive lifestyle changes,” said Jim DeMartini, Stanislaus County supervisor and chairman of the Westside Health Care Task Force. “Small changes turn into big changes over time. Our goal is to have a healthier community, and this program has been a great start for so many people.” The event is sponsored by the task force.
50 YEARS AGO: It was announced that the Bret Harte Club of Modesto Junior College, a historical group, was planning to clean up Old Frenchman’s Cemetery on Highway 132, west of Le Grange. The cemetery had become infested with weeds and the fence line had to be fixed. Students also planned to remove lichen from gravestones and beautify the grounds. It was estimated that the cemetery was at least 104 years old at the time, with just 21 names visible, with dates as early as 1861.