Area Agency on Aging Presentation at Provident Crossings

Dec 10th, 2013, the Austin Senior Resource Alliance hosted a presentation made by the Area Agency on Aging at the senior living community, Provident Crossings.  Close to 40 professionals who specialize in working with seniors in the Austin area attended the talk.  Jennifer Scott, the Director of Aging Services answered questioned asked by the moderator Cyndi Cummings, Broker Associate with Keller Williams Realty.

The attendees learned more about the services that are provided by the agency and how they were about to assist 20,000 adults in their last fiscal year in the 10 counties surrounding Austin.  The agency can help with referral information, health and wellness programs, benefits counseling, ombudsman assistance, care coordination and caregiver support.

If you know of a senior who needs help in any of those areas and they reside in a rural area, have econmic need, have social need, have disabilities, are limited with english-speaking abilities or have Alzheimer’s or related disorders you can suggest they contact the main telephone # at 512-916-6062 or 1-888-622-9111.

We also learned how we can help the agency out but volunteering.  One program that was of interest to me is the fall prevention program.  This program goes out and teaches seniors in classes to improve their balance.

The Area Agency on Aging and the Austin Senior Resource Alliance hope to partner again by presenting seminars at the Keller Williams office in Lakeway in 2014 for seniors in the area.

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