Foster grandparent program seeks volunteers 55 and older

Texans aged 55 and older with limited income and a heart for serving children are invited to participate in the Foster Grandparent Program to mentor, tutor, encourage and uplift children and youth in need. Foster Grandparents serve at elementary schools, child care centers, clubs, libraries or summer camps, helping students develop stronger academic and social skills. Volunteers…
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April is Volunteer Appreciation Month

April is recognized as National Volunteer Month and is dedicated to honoring all volunteers across the nation. Older adults, many of whom are retired and have decades of valuable life experience to offer, make some of the best volunteers. Giving time and talent is a way to stay intellectually, socially and physically active and volunteers…
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Dementia Care Learning Modules

  NEW! Learning modules for certified nurse assistants  
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Close relationships are the key to health and happiness

Asked what older adults can do to foster heart health, Janice Knebl, DO, MBA, geriatrician, Regent Professor at the HSC Center for Older Adults, and Chief Medical Officer for HSC Health, pointed to recent findings about the importance of close relationships to health, happiness and longevity. "Longitudinal studies, such as the Harvard Study of Adult Development, have greatly…
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Caregiver education & support begins January 11

Dementia C.A.R.E.S. (Caregiver Access to Resources, Education & Support) is a FREE six-week caregiver education and support program for those caring for someone with dementia. Each week of the program focuses on a different topic including: Behavioral Changes How to Ask for Help Communication Skills Community Resources Dementia Live Caring for the Caregiver Wednesdays, 10:30…
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Do you have ideas for improving healthcare?

The HSC Center for Older Adults Community Advisory Council is a group of community volunteers who share their experience, ideas, and recommendations about how education programs for the health professions can positively impact healthcare and health outcomes for older adults. Their input is used to inform the development of quality instructional and informational materials for…
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Celebrating Older Americans Month 2020

  Around the nation, older adults make their marks every day as volunteers, employees, employers, parents, grandparents, mentors, and advocates. They offer their time, talents, and experience to the benefit of our communities. For 57 years, Older Americans Month (OAM) has been a special time to recognize these contributions. Led by the Administration for Community…