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Health and Human Services

Contacts: Kathy Barton
832-393-5045
 
Porfirio Villarreal
832-393-5041

HDHHS, AgriLife to sponsor expo targeting
grandparents, caregivers raising children

Grandparents and other caregivers raising children will be the focus of a free expo sponsored by the Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) and Texas AgriLife Extension.
   

grandparent expo logoThe 2nd Annual Grandparent Caregiver Service Expo is set for Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Depelchin Children’s Center, 4950 Memorial Drive.

The expo will provide information about health care options, child and older adult mental health and living healthy on a budget. On-site assistance will be provided to help grandparents seeking health coverage and other services for themselves and their grandchildren. 

The event will also offer participants legal assistance including information and counseling about wills, advance directives and conservatorships. Grandparents raising their grandchildren will share their stories of trials and triumphs. Healthy food demonstrations and panel discussions on the relationship between diet and chronic disease are also scheduled.

Participants will receive continental breakfast, lunch and door prizes. Registration is limited to the first 200 people. For more information or to register, call 281-855-5600.