City Of Waco, TX
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Waco, Texas is a great little area with a wide variety of attractions great for families of all shapes and sizes. Regardless of age, your children, teenagers, and adult family members are sure to find something to meet their entertainment needs. The Suspension Bridge and Riverwalk is a beautiful area great for walking across and enjoying the scenery.1 Spirit of the Rivers features cruises for lunch as well as dinner and is ideal for children and teenagers of all ages, as well as adults. For families wishing to be entertained by spectacular performers, the Hippodrome Theater shows everything from plays to ballets. To meet your family's recreational needs, Lake Waco offers great amenities for everything from fishing and hiking to camping. Doc and Laddy's adventure golf has everything to make this site a convenient and fun family outing. AMF Westview Lanes is located nearby for friendly games of bowling, while Starplex Cinema 6 features newly released films.
Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Waco
Families with an elderly member can often use support and assistance in meeting their family member's mental and physical healthcare needs. Friends for Life is a Waco non-profit that helps improve the quality of life of elderly residents, particularly those whose families do not live in the immediate area. The adult daycare program ensures older adults are in a safe environment and allows them to have social time with others. The Independent Living program places volunteers in seniors' homes to take care of home needs such as running errands, grocery shopping, changing light bulbs and other daily activities that the client can no longer safely perform alone. By reducing stressors and loneliness, Friends for Life help older adults focus on making the most of their remaining years. For additional details, call 254-772-8100 extension 110.2
Numerous local non-profits are dedicated to serving the social, emotional, and mental health needs of young people. With the pressures of family, friends, work, money, and school, it can be easy to make decisions that end up hurting one's self or others. To take some of the burden off, Mission Waco offers small group programs for boys and girls, where they can talk openly about issues important to them, such as problems at school or at home. To keep kids on track at school and prepare for the future, after-school tutoring and job trainings are offered. Call 254-753-4900 extension 210 for more information.3 Youth Connection Waco offers a Too Cool for Trouble group for at-risk youth. Participants learn about setting goals, taking responsibility, and developing good character.4 By being involved in these programs, children are prepared to make good decisions and successfully meet life's challenges.
Family Services and Assistance Programs
The Methodist Children's Home provides a number of family outreach services aimed at strengthening and preserving families in the Waco area. In-home prevention programs teach family members about hazards to good mental and physical health, such as bad nutrition, poor communication, and ineffective coping strategies. The Parent Education program nurtures the necessary skills for parents to guide and direct the positive development of their children. Further information about these services is available by calling 1-800-964-9226.5
1. City of Waco. (2014). Suspension Bridge and Riverwalk.
Retrieved from http://waco-texas.com/cms-parksandrecreation/page.aspx?id=50
2. Friends for Life. (2014). About Us.
Retrieved from http://friendsforlife.org/about/
3. Mission Waco. (2008). After School Programs.
Retrieved from http://www.missionwacoyouth.org/prayerlist.html
4. Youth Connection Waco. (2014). After School Project.
Retrieved from http://youthconnectionwaco.wordpress.com/programs/after-school-project/
5. Methodist Children's Home. (2014) . Family Outreach Services.
Retrieved from http://www.methodistchildrenshome.org/page/community-services.aspx
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