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A new international movement, Villages for Aging in Place, will be introduced to the Tuscaloosa area by Susan Benke for UA’s OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) bonus program on Sept. 14 at noon at the Bryant Conference Center. Villages for Aging in Place is a new option for community members who wish to stay in their own homes and remain independent, yet remain connected to the wider community as they age.

The Tuscaloosa International Friends sponsored an “International Welcome Party” for foreign students at the University of Alabama and their sponsors. The event was held on Aug. 28 at Calvary Baptist Church. Over 200 students and sponsors attended the welcome party.

The Main library of the Tuscaloosa Public Library is now circulating 20 mobile Wi-Fi HotSpot devices to TPL cardholders, 21 years of age or older, that will allow internet access anywhere there is cell service. The Hotspots let patrons link a mobile device like a smartphone, laptop, iPad or tablet, for access to the Internet. A single Hotspot can provide Wi‐Fi Internet access for up to 10 devices.

The Community Foundation of West Alabama has established a permanently endowed scholarship in memory of Elois Zeanah.  Elois is memorable for her vision, passionate public leadership and personal contributions to the citizens of the state of Alabama, the Republican Party, the Alabama Federation of Women and the National Federation of Republican Women.

If you’re looking for a bargain, get ready: The annual Buy for Rise charity fundraiser starts on Friday. Each year, area merchants donate high-end items to the University of Alabama Rise School. The school then offers shoppers deep discounts on the merchandise.

Experts believe that reading to your child every day is one of the most important things parents and other adults can do.  Here are ideas for using this reading time to build your young child’s literacy skills while keeping it fun for both of you.

Children establish eating habits as early as two years old!  At Head Start/Early Head Start programs, we partner with families to build healthy eating habits early; one way to do this is to serve meals family-style. Eating family-style meals is a great way to introduce healthy foods, model healthy behaviors and provide opportunities for nutrition education.

What is Family Style Eating?

 Richard Rhone had retired from two careers, first as a school principal and second, facilitating welfare reform. He was spending time as a docent at a museum when a member of OLLI approached him.   

“One of the curriculum people came through the museum and asked me to teach. I have been teaching and taking classes ever since.”    

The Adopt-A-School program welcomed noted child advocate Elizabeth “Liz” Huntley as keynote speaker during its annual kickoff event, held August 4th at the University Church of Christ.

By Amy Materson

“This is one of the best accomplishments we’ve ever achieved for Hale County. Period.”

Osie Pickens doesn’t mince words when discussing the $7 million investment in the Hale County College and Career Academy in Greensboro. The Hale County Board of Education Superintendent knows the facility will provide students with opportunities never available in the area before.

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