Agencies indicated by a star have been thoroughly audited for both efficiency and outcomes by one of the following large grantors: Austin Community Foundation, City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, Glimmer of Hope Foundation, Impact Austin, Junior League of Austin and/or United Way Capital Area within the last two years.
AGE of Central Texas provides education and support to people all along the spectrum of growing older, no matter where they are on that journey. AGE serves older adults and caregivers through our five, primary interrelated programs: adult day health care, caregiver education and resources, early memory loss support, health equipment lending, and peer-based computer classes for seniors.
Capital City Village is a membership organization dedicated to helping Austin seniors age in place and community for as long as possible, healthfully and successfully. We provide to members access to volunteers available for a wide variety of tasks like transportation and home maintenance; programs to meet the fitness, social, cultural and educational needs of seniors; and a network of providers offering discounts for larger and professional necessary home, health and lifestyle services.
Drive A Senior, previously know as Faith in Action Caregivers is a network of congregations and community organizations which offer a wide range of volunteer services to older adults. Services are designed to enhance the independence and well being of these individuals - transportation, friendly visits, errand running, reasurrance calls and handy man services.
Family Eldercare provides critical services to seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers. Our programs offer a continuum of care to help people age in place with dignity and as much independence as possible. Our programs include: In-Home Care & Caregiver Services, Geriatric Consultation and Counseling, Guardianship Services, Money Management, Aging In Place Service Coordination, Lyons Gardens Senior Housing, Lifetime Connections Without Walls and the Summer Fan Drive.
Meals on Wheels and More seeks to nourish and enrich the lives of the homebound and other people in need through programs that promote dignity and independent living.
This year 2013, MOWAM celebrates 41 years of service in the Greater Austin area. What began as a program of eight volunteers serving 29 seniors has now expanded into a multi-service organization of nearly 7,000 volunteers reaching more than 5,000 of our Greater Austin neighbors in need.
Aside from preparing 855,865 meals in 2012 year, MOWAM also offers many other programs designed to keep people healthy and living in their own homes.
The Mobile Art Program delivers art activities to seniors and disabled adults living in Austin, Texas. MAP provides people with ways to cope with what is happening in their lives. Art becomes the vehicle for expression, developing relationships, as well as for integrating experiences that may be difficult to understand. Our goals are to improve the lives of seniors and disabled adults by giving them an outlet for creative expression. We restore their self-esteem, build friendships where there was none and increase their cognitive skills leading to stabilization in overall health.Activities are provided free of charge which is beneficial for seniors and facilities with limited funding. MAP staff and volunteers currently visits facilities across Austin M-Th and one Saturday each month.
Power for Parkinson's provides free fitness and dance classes for people with PD and their care partners in Austin and surrounding communities. Their mission is to engage people with Parkinson’s in regular exercise to slow or even reverse the effects of PD, improve their overall sense of well-being, provide opportunities for socialization and help prevent depression and isolation that often accompanies the disease.
The mission of the parent organization, the Capital Area Parkinson's Society, is to address the needs of person's with Parkinson's disease, their care partners, and the public by providing education, current information regarding research and resources, social interaction, emotional support and opportunities for physical activities and exercise to help delay the progression of Parkinson's.
North Central Caregivers, as a member of Faith in Action Caregivers, provides free community support services to persons over the age of 60 living independently in north central Austin. Our most requested service is transportation to medical appointments and the grocery store. All of our direct services are performed by trained volunteers. Our clients are able to age in their own homes by using our services: tranportation, home repairs, yard work, case management, home visits, information and referral and reassurance calls.
Faith in Action Caregivers-Georgetown is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Georgetown residents 65 years and older maintain an independent lifestyle. Our volunteers provide transportation services free of charge to area seniors for medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other important errands.
We believe in the dignity and worth of every individual, especially our senior adults. To enable a quality of life, Faith in Action Caregivers - South Austin provides support services that empower senior adults to maintain their independence in their own community. Services provided include personalized transportation, minor home repairs, and resource referrals. All services are provided at no charge.
We connect volunteers and seniors in our community to help seniors stay independent as long as possible. The majority of our requests are for 1-way or round-trip transportation. We make it easy for trained volunteers to help their senior neighbors. Our online schedule shows all the weekly senior requests and volunteers choose the day and time they want to help.
Neighbor helping senior Neighbor! Faith in Action Caregivers Northwest serves senior adults in Northwest Austin, Cedar Park and Leander with free services to allow them to stay living independently longer. As transportation to and from medical appointments, grocery stores, etc. is the most requested service by our senior neighbors, we can offer the most flexible volunteer opportunity around! With an easy online scheduling system, volunteers can choose drives that fits their available time. One drive a month is a big help! We also offer a twice a month Senior Day Out program for our clients to come together and socialize, share a lunch and enjoy a few hours away from home with other clients and volunteers.
In operation since 1985, our mission continues to be the enhancement of independence of older adults. This is accomplished by providing volunteer-based services, which include: transportation to medical appointments and other health related services, grocery shopping and to the bank as essential needs. Additionally, volunteers take the elderly clients to destinations adding to quality of life such as the beauty shop, senior center or to a friend's house for a visit. Social contact is important to combat loneliness for the older adult clients, so volunteers serve as friendly visitors in the home or by making reassuring phone calls. Volunteers also do minor home repair and maintenance to provide a safe home environment.
Faith in Action Caregivers offers services to help older adults in maintaining and improving their quality of life. With the assistance of volunteer caregivers, clients can maximize their ability to meet their own needs and to continue to live independently.
We are a group of faith-based respite programs for people with dementia and their families. Each program is a ministry of its host organization, and serves both memory-impaired individuals and their caregivers. Respite participants enjoy socially-enriching and fun activities while their caregivers take a break from caregiving responsibilities.
Greater Austin Life-Changing Ministries is a unique ministry directly involved in an outreach to Nursing/Alzheimer/Assisted-living homes that includes 25 monthly group meetings with 400+ residents. Important statistic: 60% of Nursing home residents never receive visitors. We strive to rekindle hope with songs, hugs, and to remind residents of their importance in life.
The mission of H.A.N.D. is to enhance dignity and independence for the elderly and people with disabilities by providing compassionate, quality care. We provide in-home, non-medical care such as bathing, dressing, toileting, cooking, shopping and housekeeping. Our vision is a community in which all people are empowered to live as independently as possible.
WBC Opportunities was established in 1966 as the areas official Community Action Agency. The organization is a private, non-profit corporation governed by elected officials, community leaders and target area representatives. Throughout its history, WBC Opportunities has administered a wide range of social service and economic opportunity programs benefiting many thousands of low and moderate income persons. Current programs include Head Start, Senior Nutrition (including Meals on Wheels), Emergency Assistance and Affordable Housing. WBC Opportunities has an annual operating budget of over $8 million and a staff of more than 220.