State reminds seniors that one fall can be detrimentally life changing. Adult Falls Prevention Week is September 18 through 24. The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) and Aging and Long-Term Services Department collaborates with many community-based groups nationwide to provide prevention tools during Falls Prevention Awareness Week. For many older adults, one fall can be detrimental to his or her life, even fatal. One fall could mean an increased chance of hospitalization. 1 in 4 older individuals fall each year. For more information about Adult Falls and how New Mexico DOH is addressing this issue, please visit Older Adults at N M Health dot org.
Honor flight of Southern New Mexico and El Paso is a flight that will transport America’s World War II, Korean and Vietnam War Veterans to Washington DC. This Honor Flight will take these veterans to Washington DC to visit the memorials built to honor and remember those who served. The return flight will be October 1st. The El Paso flight passengers will arrive at the Airport Main Lobby at 5:30pm and the bus will travel down Airway Blvd. In Las Cruces, the veterans will meet at Memorial Medical Center at 7:45 pm and the bus will exit I-10 at University then turn down Telshor into the MMC Parking Lot. These times are subject to change or travel delays. The Board of Directors of the Honor Flight of Southern New Mexico is encouraging supporters to visit these locations holding signs and US flags. For more information visit honor flight NM dot org.
A few reminders…
Deming is having a council meeting this evening.
The Grant County Fair is this week, Wednesday through Sunday, September 21st through 25th in Cliff. Visit the Fair to enjoy a rodeo, exhibits, livestock shows, carnival, live music and dancing, and food!
Also, this weekend there is the Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival and Health Fair at the San Lorenzo School in the Mimbres. Get fresh valley produce, locally prepared foods, arts and crafts, and more.