Elva Roy with the Prop 1 Victory Cake
1:00 Elva Roy showed a PowerPoint about how hospitals are ranked and rated. Which are the top ranked hospitals in the U.S. for various conditions/disease/afflictions and which in DFW are highest ranked, and which in Arlington are highest rated (and for what). This info is available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals Elva tried to upload her PowerPoint with this information but got an error message. If you want the PowerPoint just drop Elva an email request and she'll gladly send it to you. firstname.lastname@example.org
2:00. Jacqueline Flynt, J.D., Executive Director of Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas spoke about services available to residents to help them resolve disputes through mediation (which is different from arbitration). Jacque explained what medication is and what kinds of cases it can help resolve (family matters, disputes with retailers, disputes between neighbors, etc.). She explained that the costs are so much lower and disputes can be resolved so much quicker than going to court to resolve a dispute. If the dispute involves charges for under $10,000, the fee is only $15 for each party, etc. Elva mentioned that years ago, she was a volunteer mediator with DRS North Texas. More info can be found at:
Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas, Inc.
4304 Airport Freeway, Suite 100
Fort Worth, Texas 76117
Great job Ambassadors! We did it! Some of us gathered for a fun Election Watch Party tonight at Havana Bar & Grill. We left elated at the results: 69% in favor of the bond to fund the new world-class senior activity center; 31% against. We are going to have so much fun at the new Center and we know that it will help Arlington's older residents to age-at-home for longer than they could if they had no place like this to exercise and socialize. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen, including, but not limited to, Mayor Jeff Williams, Councilman Charlie Parker, and Councilwoman Kathryn Wilemon.
Above photo is Elva Roy being interviewed by Zack Maxwell, Editor of the Arlington Voice. His article can be viewed at this link https://arlingtonvoice.com/arlington/politics
Elva Roy is the Founder of the all-volunteer group "Ambassadors For Aging Well" which meets in Arlington, Texas.