We are so blessed in Kerr County with many folks who give of their time and talents to help others. Lots of these people do their work quietly, behind the scenes, finding their rewards in knowing they have truly made a positive difference in someone else’s life.

Do you have fond memories of the simple toys from your childhood? Indulge in a little nostalgia when you sign up for our toy making class with Clifton Fifer, which starts April 3 from 1-2 p.m.  You’ll experience the art and joy of making toys while hearing the history and stories behind the …

Surprise your valentine with an evening of dancing and entertainment Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. at our “Dance Party with a Purpose,” you can rock-out to the great sounds of the talented local band, Exit 505.

Dementia is the term given for an array of cognitive impairment conditions that challenge many individuals and those who care for them and about them.

Spring is here! Well, maybe that’s not entirely accurate, since Christmas and the New Year are still around the corner. But for Dietert’s Club Ed, spring has arrived with the publication of our new catalog of classes for January, February, March, April and May.

Shoppers start your engines: The Christmas Season is officially here. If you have someone on your list who is hard to buy for because they already “have everything,” we have the perfect solution. Give the gift of learning this Christmas — a Club Ed gift certificate fits everyone.

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We hope you and yours have a lovely Thanksgiving! We are all so very blessed to live in the Hill Country with our beautiful scenery and the nicest folks around. We’re especially thankful at the Dietert Center for the privilege of serving our community with programs and activities that enrich…

We’re excited to be participating in “Covers For Care,” the first community outreach event sponsored by the Boomers & Beyond Alliance, a new network of area businesses and organizations formed under the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Can you believe it’s November? That means the return of our ever-popular holiday pies. Simplify your life this Thanksgiving and leave your baking to us. Besides a sweet treat, you’ll enjoy the wonderful feeling of helping others as part of your holiday feast. Proceeds from this effort suppor…

Our Grand Spell-Off on Sunday was a big success. Congratulations to Norma Rhea, who won the grand prize in this exciting competition, followed by Carol Clark Yeomans in second place. The only contestants in the spell-off were the first and second place winners from our three previous spelling bees.

Tina Woods is executive director at Dietert Center in Kerrville. Her column appears each week in The Kerrville Daily Times.

Our Round to Remember golf tournament at Riverhill Country Club on Saturday was a wonderful success with perfect weather. Proceeds benefited the Dietert Center’s Dementia Care Advocates, which provides support and education for local individuals with dementia and those who care for them.

With the kids back in school and our cooler mornings, there’s definitely a hint of fall in the air. We’re all geared for learning at this time of year, so why not sign up for some classes that will stretch your mind and body? You’ll find lots of choices at Dietert’s Club Ed.

Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States? Nearly 5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. More than 15 million individuals provide unpaid care for people with Alzhemier’s and other dementias.

Before plunging into the first of some columns on our financial indiscipline, let me indulge a fantasy: that our president, congress, courts and newsrooms begin each day singing an old song, “You have to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch onto the affirmative and don’t me…

Need to brush-up on your computer skills this summer? Get out of the heat and relax in our computer lab with one of our hands-on classes.

It’s no secret that a lot of people are drawn to our beautiful Texas Hill Country when they’re looking for a place to retire. In the past 20 years, Kerrville has made just about every Top 10 list as an ideal spot to spend one’s later years.

It wouldn’t be July 4th weekend in Kerrville without a fantastic car show at the Kerr County Courthouse. Join us this Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 19th year that folks have had an opportunity to see extraordinary vehicles from all over the state on display with their proud owners.

We had a great time at our special Mother’s Day Tea on Saturday. We always like to make a fuss over our “adopted moms” every year. More than 90 ladies attended, all decked out in their favorite hats and tea-time finery. Our dining room was a beautiful sight to behold.

We like to have fun at the Dietert Center and invite everyone to join us at our “Evening Under the Stars Concert” featuring the wonderful music of Rudi Harst and Sara Gabriel. They’ll be sharing songs of love and laughter from 7 to 9 p.m. next Friday, May 19. If the weather cooperates, we’ll…

Even though it’s a little early, we’re already thinking about summer. That’s because the Summer Club Ed catalog will be hitting your mailbox this week.

The Dementia Care Advocates of the Hill Country is a volunteer group of individuals and organizations that was formed three years ago under the Dietert Center’s umbrella of services to the community.

We are so blessed in Kerr County with many folks who give of their time and talents to help others. Lots of these people do their work quietly, behind the scenes, finding their rewards in knowing they have truly made a positive difference in someone else’s life.

Tuesday was a special day for us at the Dietert Center. It was the 10th anniversary of the dedication of our “new” building. It’s hard to believe we’ve been at our current location for 10 years now, especially when several of us remember what it was like to operate out of six different build…

When someone you love dies, your life changes forever. Everyone’s grief journey is different, because everyone’s relationship with the deceased is different. However, being able to share your path with others who are grieving can make your passage less painful and lonely.

Spring is a great time to get your health in order. Plan to join us for the “Spring Into Wellness” Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Dietert Center is joining other Meals on Wheels providers across the country in the 15th annual “March for Meals” campaign. We want to raise awareness that Meals on Wheels is “more than just a meal.”  

Does your heart sink when you have to get up and speak to a group? It’s said that public speaking is one of the greatest fears we have — bigger even than rollercoaster riding or sky diving.

Do you know what you want? On the surface that sounds like an easy question with pretty simple answers. Many of us might say all we want is to be happy. But happiness has as many different definitions as there are people on the earth.