At-Large Position 4

Community Empowerment Signature Series

Council Member Edwards’ Community Empowerment Signature Series is an annual group of events designed to empower Houstonians through tailored programming that (1) Educates citizens on current issues impacting Houston; (2) Equips citizens with effective methods and tools for action; (3) Empowers citizens to take the initiative and create positive change in their places of influence; and (4) Encourages citizens to work together peacefully to find resolutions.

October 25, 2018 Community Empowerment Signature Series Graphic

"Equipping Seniors & Their Loved Ones with Tools To Thrive In This Season of Their Lives!"

Check out this special message from Council Member Amanda Edwards.

Envision The Empowered You Conference as being Seniors 101! It is a one-stop shop providing resources and information to help you thrive in this season of your life. Come be inspired by dynamic speakers, informative workshops, community resources and a host of other fun activities ranging from cooking classes to line dancing! The event will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at The Kingdom Builders’ Center, 6011 W. Orem, Houston, TX 77085.


Rawle Andrews   Jane Bavineau

(L) Rawle Andrews, Regional Vice President of AARP, and
(R) Jane Bavineau, Vice President of Sheltering Arms Seniors Services

WORKSHOP TOPICS INCLUDE (but not limited to)

  • Keeping The Keys: Helping Seniors Drive Safer & Longer
  • Prepare To Care: Information You Need To Care For Your Loved One
  • Estate Planning
  • Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia
  • Senior Housing & Care Options
  • Life After Retirement
  • Quick Healthy Meals
  • Aerobics & Line Dancing!


*Doors Open at 8:30 a.m. for check-in**

8:30 - 10 a.m. - Registration & Community Resource Fair

10-10:50 a.m. - Opening Session

  • Welcome by Council Member Amanda Edwards
  • Remarks by featured speakers Rawle Andrews, Regional Vice President of AARP, & Jane Bavineau, Vice President of Sheltering Arms Senior Services

11-11:50 a.m. - Workshop Session 1

12-1:10 p.m. - Lunch, Live Entertainment & Community Resource Fair

1:20 - 2:10 p.m. - Workshop Session 2

2:20 - 2:50 p.m. - Workshop Session 3

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Closing Session: Council Member Amanda Edwards

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* registration deadline is October 5

For additional questions, transportation assistance and/or group registration (more than 10 attendees) please contact Leslie Williams at 281-520-2450 or


AARP Houston, Metro & AAA Texas

Council Member Edwards’ Community Empowerment Talks

Check out our first episode of The Edwards’ Empowerment Talks with Daron K. Roberts,
Harvard Law School graduate and former NFL coach.

Check out our second episode of The Edwards’ Empowerment Talks with Kathy Griffin, Human Trafficking Director for Harris County Precinct 1.

Mark your calendars for other upcoming events!

The Edwards Empowerment Talks
Stay tuned to Facebook for the next interview in September 2018

The Empowered You: Houston Senior Citizens Conference
Thursday, October 25, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.