Ensure that Central Texas older adults have the opportunity to live healthy, safe, and meaningful lives in our communities.
The Aging Services Council of Central Texas is a strong, effective network of individuals and organizations who work together to ensure that older adults and caregivers have the information and services they need to support themselves and family members as they age.
In 2001, the United Way Capital Area, St. David's Foundation, Travis County Health and Human Services, Veterans Service, and the Community Action Network spearheaded an effort to complete a community assessment on the conditions of older adults in Austin and Travis County. In response to the assessment, key stakeholders came together in a community forum to discuss the findings of the comprehensive report. As a result of this forum the Aging Services Council of Central Texas was formed in 2003. Our group has remained active and currently has approximately 25 active members.
The purpose of the Aging Services Council is to bring together organizations serving and interested in seniors to:
- Identify & address challenges in the larger systems that impact seniors
- Address needs of the aging population
- Identify and fill service gaps
- Work on joint projects
- Educate the community and seniors about the needs & available services
- Serve as an advocate for senior issues
- Share information