ERIC Number: ED323439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
A Good Age.
Smith, Bert Kruger
The story of the Austin Groups for the Elderly (AGE), a conglomeration of service agencies serving older adults and children, is related in this document. The agencies' decision to coordinate services as much as possible and to share a building to facilitate coordination and lower costs in financially difficult times is explained. The activities of volunteer and community agencies who assisted in the development of AGE are discussed. These components of the Austin Groups for the Elderly are described: (1) Elderhaven, a day care center for older people; (2) Lifeline, a project which provides devices to be worn in case of emergency; (3) Meals on Wheels, a meal-delivery program to shut-ins; (4) The Open Door, day care for infants and toddlers with special needs; (5) Adult Services Council, an information service; (6) Community Residences for the Elderly, group home living; (7) Austin Alzheimer's Association, support and information; (8) Family Eldercare, information and referral; (9) Family Outreach and Aging Connection Training, intergenerational programs; (10) Seniors Respite Services, home-based services; (11) Rites of Passage, support for the terminally ill; (12) Aging Family Services, mediative counseling for older adults; and (13) the National Kidney Foundation, Texas Nurses Association, and The University of Texas School of Nursing, which serve all age groups. (Author/ABL)
Descriptors: Adult Day Care, Agency Cooperation, Community Information Services, Coordination, Day Care, Infants, Intergenerational Programs, Older Adults, Shared Resources and Services, Social Agencies, Young Children
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, Attn: Publications Division, University of Texas, P.O. Box 7998, Austin, TX 78713-7998 (under $1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.