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Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area

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The Area Agency on Aging is seeking volunteers to help as coaches for the Community Stress Busting Program for Caregivers who are providing care to a loved one with Alzheimer's or a related dementia.

Caregivers are under enormous stress and the Stress Busting Program helps to teach the Caregivers stress reducing techniques. Past participants of the program said it has been a life savor and it helps them to take care of themselves and to provide improved care.

The Course is a nine(9) week course, which meets weekly for two (2) hour sessions, and is specifically designed to help the caregiver.

The Area Agency on Aging provides the volunteer coaches with the training they need to help facilitate the classes.

If you would like to help, we look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,

Jennifer Scott

Director of Aging Services

Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area

A Division of the Capital Area Council of Governments

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About Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area

Location:

6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165, Austin, TX 78744, US

Mission Statement

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area provides quality services to support and advocate for the health, safety, and well-being of the older individual in the Capital Region. Serving Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Travis and Williamson Counties.

Description

Services:

Information & Referral Assistance: Unbiased information about regionwide resources; assistance in determining next steps in finding help.

Benefits Counseling: Information and counseling about the many government benefits programs; assistance to understand and navigate benefits eligibility. Available to an individual of any age who is Medicare eligible.

Ombudsman Program: Specially trained and certified, the Ombudsman staff develops positive relationships with residents and facility staff to ensure that issues are addressed, and that residents' rights are preserved.

Care Coordination: Assessment of needs and resources by a Care Coordinator to link clients over sixty to in-home resources who have recently been hospitalized or suffered a health care crisis, have a mild to moderate impairment, or a temporarty severe impairment.

Caregiver Support: Support for family members who are caring for older individuals: Assistance in making a long-range caregiving plan; Education; Kinship Care- Grandparents or other non-parent relatives age 55+ with formal or informal custody of a relative child age 18 years or younger.

Health & Wellness Promotion: Promotes and assists in healthy aging, such as physical activity and fall prevention, with the goal of supporting the independence of older individuals.

All services are short-tem and are provided at no cost.

Crisis Support
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6800 Burleson RoadBuilding 310Suite 165Austin, TX 78744

(30.20207,-97.70476)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Life Coaching

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • After initial training, 2 hours per week
  • Must have own transportation resources

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