RISE Staff enjoys Best Years’ Mardi Gras 2018

Some of the RISE staff members attended this years’ Best Years Center Senior Mardi Gras Health Fair hosted at the Beaumont Civic Center

 

The Best Years Center are masters at

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while providing information, resources, and health vendors for all area senior citizens.

It’s easy to tell, the day provided much entertainment and as much information and

resources!

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RISE Center Goes to the Rodeo!

RISE Center was proud to play a small part in the happenings at the Orange County Special Angels Rodeo this past Saturday. What a wonderful event! If you have never heard or taken part, please check out their Facebook page, or their website at Orange County Special Angels Rodeo, and please participate in the future! Check out our pictures from the event!

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World Diabetes Day Event

Please join RISE, Beaumont Public Health, and other community partners for the upcoming World Diabetes Day Health Fair, where there will be many health services provided and a great deal of useful information to manage diabetes and care for your health.

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World Diabetes Day

Did you know, per the American Diabetes Association :

Overall Numbers, Diabetes, and Pre-diabetes

  • Prevalence: In 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, had diabetes.
    • Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes.
  • Undiagnosed: Of the 30.3 million adults with diabetes, 23.1 million were diagnosed, and 7.2 million were undiagnosed.
  • Prevalence in Seniors: The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.2%, or 12.0 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed).
  • New Cases: 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year.
  • Prediabetes: In 2015, 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older had prediabetes.
  • Deaths: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2015, with 79,535 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 252,806 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death.

Diabetes in Youth

  • About 193,000 Americans under age 20 are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes, approximately 0.24% of that population.
  • In 2011—2012, the annual incidence of diagnosed diabetes in youth was estimated at 17,900 with type 1 diabetes, 5,300 with type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes by Race/Ethnicity

The rates of diagnosed diabetes in adults by race/ethnic background are:

The breakdown among Asian Americans:

  • 4.3% for Chinese
  • 8.9% for Filipinos
  • 11.2% for Asian Indians
  • 8.5% for other Asian Americans.

The breakdown among Hispanic adults:

  • 8.5% for Central and South Americans
  • 9.0% for Cubans
  • 13.8% for Mexican Americans
  • 12.0% for Puerto Ricans.

Deaths

Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States in 2015 based on the 79,535 death certificates in which diabetes was listed as the underlying cause of death. In 2015, diabetes was mentioned as a cause of death in a total of 252,806 certificates.

Diabetes may be underreported as a cause of death. Studies have found that only about 35% to 40% of people with diabetes who died had diabetes listed anywhere on the death certificate and about 10% to 15% had it listed as the underlying cause of death.

Cost of Diabetes

Updated March 6, 2013

  • $245 billion: Total costs of diagnosed diabetes in the United States in 2012
  • $176 billion for direct medical costs
  • $69 billion in reduced productivity

After adjusting for population age and sex differences, average medical expenditures among people with diagnosed diabetes were 2.3 times higher than what expenditures would be in the absence of diabetes.

This is why RISE Center is partnering with Beaumont Public Health to promote awareness in the anticipation of World Diabetes Day. Please check out the flyer and plan to come out to the event for great services and information!

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RISE Center Joins Joni & Friends to Provide Wheelchairs to Southeast Texans Affected by Hurricane Harvey

The nonprofit, Joni & Friends, delivered wheelchairs to RISE Center for individuals who lost or received damage to wheelchairs because of flooding from Hurricane Harvey.   Joni & Friends “Wheels for the World” program provides wheelchairs worldwide to those with mobility related disabilities.  Wheelchairs are provided on a first come first serve basis by calling RISE Center at (409) 832-2599.

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RISE Center Takes Part in First Annual Kite Festival Hosted by Beaumont Health Coaltion

RISE Center was pleased to take part this past Saturday in the first annual Kite Festival, hosted by the Beaumont Health Coalition

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Academy Sports and Outdoors was a generous sponsor, by donating a basketball goal to the event, and making a health-conscious contribution to our local community. We appreciate you Academy!

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Our own Executive Director, Jim Brocato, was in attendance to determine the winner of the drawing for the basketball goal at the end of the day. The winner has never owned a basketball goal and looks forward to getting quite a bit of use out of it.

The basketball goal got plenty of use throughout the day – from those who have used one years ago – and those who use one daily.

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The beautiful kites and games that were there were accessible to all. There were kites available for anyone who came and many community partners brought games and treats for the community as well.

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RISE is looking forward to what next year brings!