■ Alzheimer’s Community Forum: 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31, The University Center Ballroom/University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler. The Alzheimer’s Association of Dallas and Northeast Texas Chapter will present “Advancing Dementia Science” with updates on the latest research from …

■ Prescription drug drop boxes: Unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs can be disposed of 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by using the drop boxes in the lobbies of the Longview Police Department, 302 W. Cotton St. in Longview, and White Oak Police Department, 108 E. Old Hwy 80 in …

■ Prescription drug drop boxes: Unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs can be disposed of 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by using the drop boxes in the lobbies of the Longview Police Department, 302 W. Cotton St., and White Oak Police Department, 108 E. Old Hwy 80. Syringes can b…

■ Prescription drug drop boxes: Unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs can be disposed of 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by using the drop boxes in the lobbies of the Longview Police Department, 302 W. Cotton St., and White Oak Police Department, 108 E. Old Hwy 80. Syringes can b…

■ Prescription drug drop boxes: Unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs can be disposed of 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by using the drop boxes in the lobbies of the Longview Police Department, 302 W. Cotton St., and White Oak Police Department, 108 E. Old Hwy 80. Syringes can b…

■ Veterans Walk-in Flu Shots: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Longview Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 1005 N. Eastman Road in Longview. No charge, no appointment necessary; veterans will need their VA identification card. For information, call (903) 247-8262.

■ Age Well. Live Well. Seminar: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Christus Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living, 3133 Good Shepherd Way in Longview. Free educational seminars aimed at understanding how bodies and minds change as people age; topics include functional balance and strength, sleep …

■ Age Well. Live Well. Seminars: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 5, Christus Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living, 3133 Good Shepherd Way in Longview. Free educational seminars aimed at understanding how bodies and minds change as people age; topics include functional balance and…

■ Age Well. Live Well. Seminars: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 5, excluding Nov. 21, Christus Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living, 3133 Good Shepherd Way in Longview. Free educational seminars aimed at understanding how bodies and minds change as people age; topics include fun…

■ Fun Run/Walk for Diabetes: 9 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Football Stadium, 3101 Spring Hill Road in Longview. Longview Type One Diabetes Foundation is raising community awareness about this autoimmune disease. Cost is $30 per person; participant will receive a T-shirt. For information, visi…

■ Bring Rx Drugs Back: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Pine Tree High School Stadium, 3737 W. Loop 281 in Longview. Pine Tree ISD in cooperation with the Longview Police Department invites the community to bring unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs during the football game against Marshall. F…

■ Halloween Candy Give-Back Drive: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, 310 E. Hawkins Parkway, Longview. Mack and Hansen Orthodontics and Menchie’s are teaming up and offering an incentive to children to give back their candy for Operation Gratitude. Children who bring/donat…

Because most cancer treatments today take place at treatment centers rather than in hospitals, the role of caregivers continues to grow in importance, but so does the need for those caregivers to care for themselves.

■ Halloween Candy Give-Back Drive: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, 310 E. Hawkins Parkway, Longview. Mack and Hansen Orthodontics and Menchie’s are teaming up and offering an extra incentive to children to give back their candy for Operation Gratitude. Children who bring/d…

■ Veterans Town Hall Meeting: 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Longview Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 1005 N. Eastman Road in Longview. This meeting is an opportunity to provide information, answer question, and strengthen the relationship with veterans and community partners. For information, cal…

I am a champion heralder for yearly mammograms. Now in my early 80s, I have succumbed to the xray every year since I was 40 years old. Every year I tell myself that, “This year I’m going to skip it.” Then I remember the reason why having a yearly mammogram is so important for me.

Eva Jean Fuqua of Fort Worth is my Breast Cancer Hero. She has been a survivor for 43 years. My mother had her radical mastectomy on my first day of student teaching and my birthday. She was never worried or overly concerned with her diagnoses. We believed God definitely guided her physician…

It was Dec. 15, 2015, the day I walked into the Breast Center. Of course, I was alone, and remember being annoyed that I had to actually come in for my biopsy results instead of receiving them by mail as I had always gotten them before. I remember running through my grocery list in my head. …

In May of 2011 I heard the words that no lady wants to hear — you have breast cancer! I think I remember asking, “Are you sure you have the right person on that report?” But sure enough it was me. The next few weeks were spent seeing the wonderful staff at Texas Oncology in Longview — Dr. Fr…

■ Veterans Town Hall Meeting: 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18, Longview Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 1005 N. Eastman Road in Longview. This meeting is an opportunity to provide information, answer questions, and strengthen the relationship with veterans and community partners. For information, ca…

■ Peace of Mind Conference: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, The Samaritan Counseling Center of East Texas is presenting this free conference discussing the neuroscience of habit, at Crosswalk Conference Center at Green Acres Baptist Church, 1607 Troup Highway in Tyler. Keynote speakers: Dr. J…

■ Hope and Help Conference: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, First United Methodist Church of Longview, 400 N. Fredonia St. in Longview. East Texas Alzheimer’s Alliance presents speaker Beth Nolan, Ph.D., in a free event that will inform, equip, and inspire individuals working with and supporti…

■ Alzheimer’s Community Forum: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Christus Good Shepard Institute for Healthy Living, 311 Good Shepard Way, Longview. This free interactive discussion, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, will help better understand the community’s needs and address support for re…

■ Tyler Junior College to offer free HPV vaccine: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Tyler Junior College’s Rogers Student Center — second floor, 1327 S. Baxter Ave., Tyler. Human papillomavirus or HPV, is spread by intimate skin-to-skin contact and causes several cancers. Students who qualify are u…

■ Free grief seminar: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 11, The Hospice of East Texas, 101 W. Hawkins Parkway, Longview. The event will focus on education about the normal grief process. Register in advance due to limited seating, call (903) 266-3400 or email cwaggener@hospiceofeasttexas.org. For additional…

■ Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Seminar: Free “Keeping You in Motion” seminar for adults, presented by Christus Good Shepherd Health System and Longview Orthopedic Clinic Association, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Institute for Healthy Living, 3133 Good Shepherd Way in Longview. Topic…

■ Art therapy workshops for veterans: Free art workshops supported by a grant from the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation and the G.I. Joan Project are offered at the Community Connections Building, 501 Pine Tree Road A-6 in Longview. Veterans meet 4 to 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each mo…

 Veteran art therapy workshops: Free art workshops supported by a grant from the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation and the G.I. Joan Project are offered at the Community Connections Building, 501 Pine Tree Road A-6 in Longview. Veterans meet 4 to 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month.

■ Veteran art therapy workshops: Free art workshops supported by a grant from the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation and the G.I. Joan Project, Community Connections Building, 501 Pine Tree Road A-6 in Longview. Veterans meet 4 to 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For information, c…

■ Hormone replacement therapy seminar: Christus Trinity Clinic OB/Gyn Dr. James Dozier, will offer a free seminar about the potentially life-changing effects of hormone replacement therapy at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 29 at Christus Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living, 3133 Good Shepherd…

■ Veteran art therapy workshops: Free art workshops supported by a grant from the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation and the G.I. Joan Project, Community Connections Building, 501 Pine Tree Road A-6, in Longview. Veterans meet 4 to 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For information, …

■ Opioid overdose training: Texas Health and Human Services will offer free opioid overdose prevention training 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. August 15 at East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ETCADA), 708 Glencrest Lane, in Longview. Pre-register at preventiontexas.org/events/addressing…

■ Autism support group: Living in the Puzzle, a support group for families of autistic children, meets 7 to 8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Motion Church, 110 Triple Creek Circle, Suite 30, in Longview. Child care is available with advance notice. For information, email Livingin…

■ Autism support group: Living in the Puzzle, a support group for families of autistic children, meets 7 to 8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Motion Church, 110 Triple Creek Circle, Suite 30, in Longview. Child care is available with advance notice. For information, email Livingin…

■ Diabetes support group: A support group for people with diabetes is offered 5:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Texas A&M Gregg County AgriLife Extension office at 405 E. Marshall Ave. (park at back of building) in Longview. The group offers support and educational progra…

 Breast Care Center after hours: The Center for Breast Care of Longview Regional Medical Center, 709 Hollybrook Drive, Suite 504 in Longview, offers after-hours appointments one evening each month to help ensure women have the opportunity to get a mammogram outside of traditional business h…

■ Breast Care Center after hours: The Center for Breast Care of Longview Regional Medical Center, 709 Hollybrook Drive, Suite 504 in Longview, offers after-hours appointments one evening each month to help ensure that women have the opportunity to get a mammogram outside of traditional busin…

■ Aspen Dental Day of Service: Veterans will receive free dental care at TX-SCD Dental PC, 3080 N. Eastman Road in Longview from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9. Local veterans must call 1-844-277-3646 to schedule an appointment, which are first-come, first-serve. For information, visit www.healthym…

Taking those few seconds to buckle your seat belt is the most crucial step you can take to protect yourself in a crash. Those few seconds can save your life and save your friends and family from having to go through a needless tragedy. Fortunately, most Texans now buckle up, but some groups …

■ Aspen Dental Day of Service: Veterans will receive free dental care at TX-SCD Dental PC, 3080 N. Eastman Road in Longview from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9. Local veterans must call 1-844-277-3646 to schedule appointment, which are first-come, first-serve. For information, visit www.healthymout…

■ Sharing Smiles Day: Kool Smiles dentists will provide free dental exams, cleanings, extractions, fillings and sealants to uninsured/underinsured local children from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, at 710 Estes Drive, suite 105 in Longview. For information, call (903) 686-0696 or visit mykoolsmiles…