Residents of Lake Highlands and East Dallas are invited, but the health and safety brunch is focused mostly on the interests of seniors. (Photo of area senior event by Danny Fulgencio)

The event is free, but in order to get in on all of the goodies, including brunch, a few freebies and useful information for seniors from a trusted expert, you must register as soon as possible. Also, the event is for those living in the White Rock area (East Dallas and Lake Highlands), so the giveaways go to residents of the following zip codes only: 75243, 75231, 75238, 75218, 75206, 75214 and 75228. Register by emailing Officer Bervin Smith (

The Dallas Police Department along with several event sponsors, welcomes Doctor Laura Defina, the president and CEO at Cooper Institute to the fourth annual Northeast Division Wellness and Safety Brunch. She will lecture attendees about fitness and how it impacts health, longevity and quality of life and answer questions. Defina is an expert on the topic of  fitness as it relates to diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

Event day details:

July 27
Highland Oaks Church of Christ, 10805 Walnut Hill Lane
Doors open at 9 a.m. for breakfast. Program starts at 10 a.m. and concludes at about 11 a.m.

Incentives: Free breakfast for all registered attendees, free care bag and mosquito repellant, free security alert system or $10 Walgreens gift card, free health screenings that include blood pressure, glucose and related counseling, various tables offering information on senior health.

“That’s just a sample of the great things we are offering,” notes an organizer.

Tip: Last year there was such a large amount of interest that registration was extended, and the event has moved to provide more space, so sign up now, and arrive at 9 a.m. to insure that the goodie bags do not run out.

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