The Austin Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of Varsity Generation programs and services for people aged 50 and over. The Central Texas Council on Senior Services is devoted to making sure that elderly adults and caregivers have the information and resources they need to support themselves and their families as they age. Texas Seniors' Guide is a free publication that is sent to 75,000 seniors and adult children in Travis and Williamson Counties. The Central Texas Elderly and Disability Veterans Resource Center, through the Department of Aging and Disability Services, can provide access to long-term support services and services that best fit your needs.
AGE of Central Texas provides services to older adults and caregivers through adult day care services, education and resources for caregivers, support for early memory loss, loans for health equipment, and computer classes with peers for older people. Catholic Charities of Central Texas works with the Commission on Aging to raise awareness of the needs of the elderly population within the Diocese of Austin. The Travis County Veterans Health and Human Services Service is committed to optimizing the self-sufficiency of families and individuals by providing services, either directly as a provider or by purchasing services from private, non-profit community agencies. By replicating almost every aspect of the Home Connect program, Senior Connect has raised enough funding to provide 150 older adults in Central Texas with residential Internet, a 10-inch Android tablet, and up to 17 hours of remote digital literacy training. Meals on Wheels Central Texas provides lunchtime meals every day of the week to those confined to their homes who can no longer prepare meals themselves and helps customers with other services that promote independent living, such as home security repairs, assistance with buying food, transportation to the doctor and other services.
The Texas Talking Book program offers books and magazines in alternative formats for people of all ages with visual, physical and reading disabilities who qualify. This means that more than a million older adults in Texas are unable to video chat with family members, participate in telehealth services, order medicines and food, or apply for benefits online. Capital City Village is an Austin-based non-profit virtual community dedicated to helping older people stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible. CaregiverU is a collaboration of 25 non-profit agencies and community organizations in Central Texas that work together to provide support and resources to families caring for an elderly loved one. The Central Texas Resource Center for Older and Disabled Veterans and Disabilities is a single point of entry for accessing support programs and benefits and serves as a highly visible, trusted and valued place where people of all incomes and ages can turn to learn about the full range of long-term support options based on individual choice. The Austin Parks & Recreation Department has created Varsity Generation, a special program designed specifically for seniors in Central Texas.
Through this program, seniors can access a variety of services such as adult day care services, education resources for caregivers, support for early memory loss, loans for health equipment, computer classes with peers for older people, home security repairs assistance with buying food, transportation to the doctor's office, lunchtime meals every day of the week for those confined to their homes who can no longer prepare meals themselves, books and magazines in alternative formats for those with visual or physical disabilities who qualify, residential internet access with an Android tablet plus up to 17 hours of remote digital literacy training. Additionally, seniors can access the Central Texas Elderly & Disability Veterans Resource Center which provides access to long-term support services based on individual needs. The Central Texas Council on Senior Services is dedicated to making sure that elderly adults have access to all the information they need while aging. They have created the free publication 'Texas Seniors' Guide' which is mailed out to 75,000 seniors in Travis & Williamson Counties. Catholic Charities of Central Texas works with the Commission on Aging to raise awareness about the needs of elderly populations within the Diocese of Austin.
CaregiverU is a collaboration between 25 non-profit agencies & community organizations which provides support & resources to families caring for an elderly loved one. Capital City Village is an Austin-based non-profit virtual community which helps seniors stay in their homes & communities as long as possible. The Travis County Veterans Health & Human Services Service optimizes self-sufficiency by providing services directly or purchasing them from private non-profit community agencies. AGE of Central Texas also provides assistance with early memory loss & computer classes with peers. The Central Texas Resource Center for Older & Disabled Veterans & Disabilities serves as a single point of entry for accessing support programs & benefits. It is a highly visible & trusted place where people can learn about long-term support options based on individual choice.
The Texas Talking Book program offers books & magazines in alternative formats for those who qualify.