Services for Elderly
Additional resources for Austin seniors
Meals on Wheels and More volunteers deliver hot, nutritious lunchtime meals each weekday to homebound people who can no longer prepare balanced meals for themselves.
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arrangeCARE8127 Mesa Drive B206, PMB 317 Austin, TX 78759 (512) 809-2601 www.arrangecare.com
arrangeCARE provides both a licensed ,experienced social worker and nurse to help you locate and connect to supports,services and make challenging decisions through blending your specific choices,safety concerns and resources. This assistance is especially important when your family is going through relocation transitions.
Austin Groups for the Elderly / Elderhaven Adult Day Centers3710 Cedar Street, Box 2 Austin, TX 78705 512-451-4611 www.ageofaustin.org
Austin Groups for the Elderly is a non-profit organization empowering caregivers, the elderly and their families through education, advocacy, resources and support through four programs: Elderhaven Adult Day Care, Caregiver Resource Center, SeniorNet® Computer Learning Institute and Historic AGE Building Houses Nonprofits.
Aging Services Council of Central TexasBecker Elementary 906 W. Milton Street, Room 201 Austin, TX 78704 512-414-0323 www.caction.org
Formed in response to provide for the needs of older adults in Austin and Travis County, the Aging Services Council of Central Texas enjoys a broad membership of faith-based, nonprofit and public service providers dedicated to making sure older adults and caregivers have the information and services they need to support themselves and family members as they age.
The ASCCT has three goals:
• To maximize resources for aging services through a formalized collaborative process,
• To promote community awareness and investment around aging issues,
• To develop a model system of support to guide planning in the Travis County community.
Accountable Aging, Inc.8133 Mesa Drive, #108 Austin, TX 78759 512-342-9800 www.accountableaging.com
Accountable Aging, Inc. is a one-stop resource for seniors and their families to find knowledge, resources, and on-going assistance related to aging or providing care for an elderly loved one. AAI is staffed by a knowledgeable, multi-talented and experienced staff to help provide elderly and their families a virtual safety net of support.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Adult Protective Services701 W. 51st Street Austin, TX 78751 800-252-5400 www.dfps.state.Texas.us/Adult_Protection/About_Adult_Protective_Services/
From in-home investigations and services to prevention of elder abuse and public awareness, APS is responsible for investigating abuse, neglect and exploitation of adults who are elderly or have disabilities. They also provide public education.
Alzheimer’s Association, Capital of Texas Chapter3429 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78731 800-272-3900 www.alz.org/texascapital/
The Alzheimer’s Association-Capital of Texas Chapter is a non-profit organization that provides family support, community education, public awareness and supports research for the prevention, cure and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165 Austin, TX 78744 888-622-9111 www.aaacap.org
The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area provides services for adults 60 years old or older, as well as their caregivers living in Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis and Williamson counties.
Austin/Travis County Health and Human ServicesPO Box 1088 Austin, TX 78767 512-974-2000 www.ci.austin.Texas.us/health/
Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services works in partnership with the public to promote health, safety and well-being of the community it serves.
Capital Area Metro2910 E. 5th Street Austin, TX 78702 800-474-1201 www.capmetro.org
Capital Metro provides bus service on flexible, convenient schedules at more than 3,000 bus stops throughout the Capital area, including special transit services for the disabled.
The Care Communities7215 Cameron Road Austin, TX 78752 512-459-5883 www.interfaithcarealliance.org The Care Communities, formerly known as Interfaith Care Alliance, is a nonprofit, faith-based organization providing Care Team services to those in the Austin area living with cancer or AIDS.
Catholic Charities of Central Texas1817 East 6th Street Austin, TX 78702 512-651-6100 www.cccTexas.org/service_senior.php Catholic Charities of Central Texas works with the Commission on Aging to create community awareness on the needs of the senior population within the Diocese of Austin. Senior services and programs are designed to offer support and services to seniors who are living independently or with family members and are in need of assistance.
Faith in Action Caregivers
Faith in Action Caregivers is an interfaith, non-profit, community-focused, volunteer-based service organization, whose services are designed to enhance the quality of life for older persons, to maximize their ability to meet their own needs, to prevent premature institutionalization, and to encourage independence. The purpose of Faith in Action Caregivers is to provide a supportive network of services for older persons. Eight Austin area caregiver groups service the following areas: Northwest Austin, Georgetown, North Central Austin, Northeast Austin, Pflugerville, Round Rock, South Austin and West Austin.
Family Eldercare1700 Rutherford Lane Austin, TX 78754 512-450-0844 www.familyeldercare.org Family Eldercare provides community-based services supporting older adults and people with disabilities, including in-home care and respite, guardianship, bill-payer services, consultations and service coordination. Family Eldercare also operates an Elder Shelter and Lyons Gardens, a senior housing community.
Gray Panthers of Austin3710 Cedar St., Box 15 Austin, TX 78705 512-458-3738 www.graypanthersaustin.org Working for social and economic justice and peace for all people, the Gray Panthers is a grass-roots organization dedicated to honoring maturity and creating a humane society that puts the needs of people over profits, responsibility over power and democracy over institutions. The Gray Panthers seek to fulfill their goals by bringing together groups of young, old, women, men, persons of all ethnic, racial and economic backgrounds for the study and promotion of social justice by influencing local and federal policy for the well-being of all.
Greater Austin CARES512-825-1868 www.greateraustincares.org Greater Austin CARES is a collaboration of faith-based dementia respite programs in Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Burnet and surrounding communities. Each respite program is a ministry of its host organization and serves memory-impaired individuals by providing socially enriching activities, and serves caregivers by offering a break from caregiving responsibilities. Program expenses are covered by in-kind contributions from area businesses and individuals.
Jewish Family Services7300 Hart Lane Austin, TX 78731 512-250-1043 www.jcaaonline.org Jewish Family Services provides assessment, counseling, information and referral for older adults. JFS also offers a wide range of social, educational, and fitness programs at the Dell Jewish Community Campus and transportation to these programs.
Meals on Wheels and More3227 E. 5th Street Austin, TX 78702 512-476-6325 www.mealsonwheelsandmore.org Meals on Wheels and More volunteers deliver hot, nutritious lunchtime meals each weekday to homebound people who can no longer prepare balanced meals for themselves. Care Managers assist clients with other life-enriching programs and services that promote independent living, including home safety repairs, grocery shopping assistance, rides to the doctor, and other services.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program100 North I-35, Suite 3800 Austin, TX 78701 512-854-7787 www.rsvpaustin.org The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program matches skilled seniors with local nonprofit and public agencies that need volunteers.
Services for the Elderly, Inc.2200 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Austin, TX 78702 512-477-3796, ext. 209 Services for the Elderly, Inc. provides in-home attendant services allowing clients in Travis County and parts of Hays and Williamson counties to continue living in their own homes.
St. David’s Community Health Foundation811 Barton Springs Road, Suite 600 Austin, TX 78704 512-879-6600 www.stdavidsfoundation.org
St. David’s Community Health Foundation is a nonprofit, community-owned charitable foundation dedicated to improving the health of Central Texans. Through leadership, education and collaboration with other community organizations, the Foundation supports programs that increase access to health care.
Travis County Health and Human Services & Veteran Services100 N. IH 35 Austin, TX 78701 512-854-4100 co.travis.Texas.us/health_human_services/ Travis County Health and Human Services & Veterans Service is committed to optimizing self-sufficiency for families and individuals in safe and healthy communities through the delivery of services either directly as a provider or by purchasing services from private and not-for-profit agencies in the community. Help for older adults and their families is provided through several Travis County programs, such as the Family Support Services Division, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the Veterans Service Office.
United Way Capital Area2000 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. Austin, TX 78702-1340 512-472-6267 www.unitedwaycapitalarea.org United Way Capital Area partners with local service providers and addresses the community’s most pressing health and human care issues including education, health, safety and basic needs.
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