Events

CLC Business Meeting

Colleyville Lions Breakfast Meeting every Friday 6:45am – 8am at the First United Methodist Church of Colleyville.

We feature a guest speaker each week with a variety of topics.

Please come join us and learn how you can become a Lion!

CLC Monthly Evening Meeting

Colleyville Lions Monthly Happy Hour & Dinner Meeting

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month. 5:45pm – 7pm at the Black Walnut Café in Colleyville.

We feature a guest speaker each month with a variety of topics.

Please come join us and learn how you can become a Lion!

CLC Business Meeting

Colleyville Lions Breakfast Meeting every Friday 6:45am – 8am at the First United Methodist Church of Colleyville.

We feature a guest speaker each week with a variety of topics.

Please come join us and learn how you can become a Lion!

CLC Monthly Evening Meeting

Colleyville Lions Monthly Happy Hour & Dinner Meeting

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month. 5:45pm – 7pm at the Black Walnut Café in Colleyville.

We feature a guest speaker each month with a variety of topics.

Please come join us and learn how you can become a Lion!

Dave Parks – Home Care Assistance

Dave Parks, CSA, Owner, Home Care Assistance of Fort Worth

After 25 years in commercial banking, Dave Parks didn‘t have to look far for his next career move. His elderly in-laws had been in a very serious car accident and their long term care was unacceptable. Dave recognized that while there was no shortage of care options, there was a shortage of quality care options and he set out to change that.

After researching several home care opportunities, Dave became the owner of Home Care Assistance of Fort Worth, which covers the northern part of Tarrant County and the surrounding area. He earned the Certified Senior Advisor designation and his agency has been recognized as a Leader in Excellence by Home Care Pulse and is A+ rated by the Home Care Standards Board.

Through Home Care Assistance of Fort Worth, seniors can remain independent and live safely and comfortably wherever they call home. The company provides a unique approach to care by incorporating the Cognitive Therapeutics Method, a non-pharmaceutical approach to slowing cognitive and functional decline.

Dave had previously been Director of Business Finance for Comerica Bank in Dallas and Comerica’s Divisional Finance Officer – Retail and Wealth Management Lines of Business.

Dave currently serves as Chairman of the 2019 Northeast Tarrant Alzheimer’s Walk and is active in Colleyville Serving Our Seniors, the Grapevine Senior Service Alliance and the Senior Industry Networking Group.

He holds an MBA in Finance from Indiana University, Bloomington and a BBA in Finance from the University of Georgia in Athens.

Lion Vince Rosen

Lion Vince Rosen – 2E2 District Governor

Our very own Lion Vince Rosen, the new District 2E2 Governor will be sharing his vision for the Lions Clubs in our area for the upcoming year.

Mitzi Watson- Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Mitzi Watson

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

  • Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 percent to 80 percent of dementia cases.
  • Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. The greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older. But Alzheimer’s is not just a disease of old age. Approximately 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease (also known as early-onset Alzheimer’s).  ​
  • Alzheimer’s worsens over time. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage Alzheimer’s, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. On average, a person with Alzheimer’s lives four to eight years after diagnosis, but can live as long as 20 years, depending on other factors.
  • Alzheimer’s has no current cure, but treatments for symptoms are available and research continues. Although current Alzheimer’s treatments cannot stop Alzheimer’s from progressing, they can temporarily slow the worsening of dementia symptoms and improve quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Today, there is a worldwide effort under way to find better ways to treat the disease, delay its onset, and prevent it from developing.