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May 2017: Elder Abuse Prevention Month

PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES: Last updated 5/9/2017

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Alamo

Presentation to Foster Grand Parents - May 4, 9:00 AM

  • Description: An elder abuse presentation to create awareness of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
  • Location: 811 Bowie Ave,  Alamo
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Gustavo.salinas@dfps.state.tx.us

Athens

Henderson County Elder Abuse Prevention Proclamation - May 2, Noon

  • Description: Henderson County APS Advisory Board & Adult Protective Services will be attending Commissioner’s Court in recognition of May 2017 being proclaim as Elder Abuse Prevention Month.
  • Location: 125 N Prairieville St.  Athens, TX 75751
  • Participants: Public is invited for Balloon Release and Court House Ribbon Ceremony
  • Contact: Darlene Clark, Henderson County APS Board President darlene@valuepartnersconsulting.com

Austin

Dementia Caregiver Support – May 3, 2:00 PM

  • Description: Do you care for a loved one with memory loss? Are you overwhelmed with caregiving? Do you feel alone in this challenging journey? Come learn successful caregiving techniques from Nancy Turco, Executive Director of Arden Courts Memory Care, Certified Activity Director, and Ambassador for the Alzheimer's Association. Our support group starts at 2pm on the first Wednesday of every month.
  • Location: Arden Courts 11630 Four Iron Drive Austin, TX 78750.
  • Participants: Free service for the public where friends are always welcome.
  • Contact: Nancy Turco, Austin@arden-courts.com, 512-918-2800

Area Agency on Aging – Benefit Counseling - May 8

  • Description: AAA will be available to discuss Medicare and other benefit programs that support individuals who are 65 or older. The counselor also will have informational materials on various AAACAP programs to include, the ombudsman program, care coordination, caregiver support, informational and referral services, health and wellness and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Capital Area.
  • Location: WellMed, 706 W. Ben White Boulevard, Austin 78704.
  • Participants: Open to public.
  • Contact: For more information, Area Agency on Aging, 888-622-9111 ext. 6062

Pflugerville Seniors Conference - May 11, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

  • Description: AGE of Central Texas and the Pflugerville Community Church are partnering for a free seniors conference featuring area experts presenting seminars and workshops on aging-related topics that include memory loss, caregiving, healthcare, and legal and financial issues. The event will also include a complimentary lunch, vendor fair, and access to area senior adult and caregiver resources.
  • Location: Pflugerville Community Church, 1214 Pfenning Lane, Pflugerville 78660.
  • Participants: Open to public.
  • Contact: AGE of Central Texas, 512-451-4611, Info@ageofcentraltx.org

Navigating the Aging Process – May 11, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: The topic will be planning for the aging process including necessary legal documents and paying for long term care.
  • Location: Pflugerville Community Church, 1214 Pfenning Lane, Pflugerville 78660.
  • Participants: Open to public by RSVP.
  • Contact: Gailyn Trammell, 512-451-4611, Gtrammell@ageofcentraltx.org

Reminiscing Roundtable – May 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Description: Reminiscing Roundtable for Caregivers and their Loved Ones Join us for a trip down memory lane as we reminisce about some of our favorite musical artists. Nancy Turco, Certified Activity Director and Executive Director of Arden Courts, will moderate the roundtable and present music from the era.
  • Location: Alzheimer's Texas, 3429 Executive Center Dr. Austin, TX 78731.
  • Participants: Please RSVP early as registration will be limited to 20.
  • Contact: Shilpa Patel, 512-241-0420, Shipa.patel@hcr-manorcare.com

Care Resource Meeting May 18, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Description: Once a month, Autumn Leaves of Northwest Austin hosts an elder care professional to discuss topics that are pertinent to family caregivers and the dynamics involved with caring for an aging loved one. Each meeting gives participants time to ask their individual questions and receive additional resources.
  • Location: Autumn Leaves of Northwest Austin 10025 Anderson Mill Rd Austin, TX 78750.
  • Participants: Open to public.
  • Contact: Melissa Brower, 512-592-0394, MBrower@autumnleaves.com

Riverbend Caregiver Support May 22, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Description: Monthly casual get-together with a professional facilitator, to share, learn from one another, and recharge your caregiving batteries. For anyone who’s loved one is living with Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's or any other debilitating illness, living at home or elsewhere.
  • Location: Riverbend Church, 4214 Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin 78746.
  • Participants: Open to the public and free of charge, and no registration required.
  • Contact: Sharon Butler, 512-203-3752, SEButler@austin.rr.com

Caregiver Support Group – May 24, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: Meets the 4th Wednesday of the Month. Join us to share and learn from each other.
  • Location: AGE Building, 3710 Cedar Street, Austin 78705.
  • Participants: Open to all family and friends caring for a senior.
  • Contact: AGE of Central Texas, 512-451-4611, Info@ageofcentraltx.org

Bastrop

Area Agency on Aging – Benefit Counseling - May 5

  • Description: AAA will be available to discuss Medicare and other benefit programs that support individuals who are 65 or older. The counselor also will have informational materials on various AAACAP programs to include, the ombudsman program, care coordination, caregiver support, informational and referral services, health and wellness and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Capital Area.
  • Location: Bastrop Public Library, 1100 Church Street, Bastrop 78602.
  • Participants: Open to public.
  • Contact: For more information, Area Agency on Aging, 888-622-9111 ext. 6062

Beaumont

Walk-A-Thon, May 19, 9:00 AM

  • Description:  Balloon Release and walk-a-thon followed by a health fair.
  • Location:   Central Park 2925 Fannin St. Beaumont, Texas 77701
  • Participants:  Community Partners and citizens of Beaumont
  • Contact:  Lynn Huckaby (409)838-1902

Blanco

Area Agency on Aging – Benefit Counseling - May 17

  • Description: AAA will be available to discuss Medicare and other benefit programs that support individuals who are 65 or older. The counselor also will have informational materials on various AAACAP programs to include, the ombudsman program, care coordination, caregiver support, informational and referral services, health and wellness and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Capital Area.
  • Location: Blanco Public Library, 1118 Main Street, Blanco 78606.
  • Participants: Open to public.
  • Contact: For more information, Area Agency on Aging, 888-622-9111 ext. 6062

Brownsville

Cameron County Elder Abuse Awareness Proclamation—May 16, 8:30 AM

  • Description: An elder abuse proclamation will be read to create awareness of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
  • Location: 100 E Monroe, Brownsville
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Gustavo.salinas@dfps.state.tx.us

Elder Abuse Awareness Event & Dance—May 19, 9:00 AM - Noon

  • Description: Exhibits, Elder Abuse Awareness Information/Presentation and Dance
  • Location: 1338 E 8th St, Brownsville
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Gustavo.salinas@dfps.state.tx.us

Buda

Area Agency on Aging – Benefit Counseling - May 3

  • Description: AAA will be available to discuss Medicare and other benefit programs that support individuals who are 65 or older. The counselor also will have informational materials on various AAACAP programs to include, the ombudsman program, care coordination, caregiver support, informational and referral services, health and wellness and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Capital Area.
  • Location: Buda Public Library, 303 Main Street, Buda 78610.
  • Participants: Open to public.
  • Contact: For more information, Area Agency on Aging, 888-622-9111 ext. 6062

Cedar Park

Alzheimer’s Support Group – May 10, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Description: A support group to assist family members, friend and other community members who deal with those affected by Alzheimer’s.
  • Location: Cedar Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, 2100 S. Lakeline Blvd, 78613.
  • Participants: Open to public.
  • Contact: Cedar Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, 512-258-5157

Corpus Christi

11th Annual Training Symposium for Service Providers of the Elderly & Disabled – May 18, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Description: All-day event targeting service providers of the elderly & disabled.  CEUs provided. $20 registration fee (deadline May 5th). Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
  • Location: First United Methodist Church, 900 S. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Participants: Social Workers and any other service provider/professional who works with the elderly & disabled.  CEUs provided for SW, LPC, and LCDC
  • Contact: Jennifer Catalani, 361-808-6321, Jennifer.catalani@dfps.state.tx.us

College Station

Computer Club for Seniors – Wednesday, May 3, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Description: The Computer Club for Seniors meets the first Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the. Sept. 7: Wiki Oct. 5: Tips & Tricks for Windows Nov. 2: What’s New in Technology Dec. 7: How to Connect Multiple Devices
  • Location: Carter Creek Training Room, 2200 North Forest Parkway in College Station 77845.
  • Participants: No registration is required and it's open to all older adults.
  • Contact: College Station Parks & Recreation, MRodgers@cstx.gov, 979-764-6371

Family History Computer Users – Wednesday, May 17, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Description: The Family History Computer Users Groups meets the third Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Sept. 21: How to search for books in FamilySearch.org Oct. 19: Google Drive for Genealogists/Family History Buffs Nov. 16: How to find family information using the Red Book, the Everton, and others Dec 21: What to get yourself for Christmas this year.
  • Location: Carter Creek Training Room, 2200 North Forest Parkway, College Station 77845.
  • Participants: No registration is required and it's open to all older adults.
  • Contact: College Station Parks & Recreation, MRodgers@cstx.gov, 979-764-6371

Crockett

Proclamation Signing, May 25, 10:00 AM

  • Description:  Meet with local judge to sign proclamation
  • Location:   Court House in Crockett, Texas
  • Participants:  APS Staff And Board Members
  • Contact:  Tracey Belin (936) 488-0196

Dallas

DART’s Older American Month Transportation Expo - May 11, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

  • Description: DART’s Older American Month Transportation Expo
  • Location: Centennial Hall Fair Park
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: 214-749-3494

Dallas Police Dept. OCA & City of Dallas Office of Senior Affairs Safety Summit May 18, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Description: Dallas Police Dept. OCA & City of Dallas Office of Senior Affairs Safety Summit
  • Location: Dallas County Schools
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Office of Community Affairs 214-671-4045

Edinburg

Hidalgo County Elder Abuse Awareness Proclamation—May 16, 9:00 AM

  • Description: An elder abuse proclamation will be read to create awareness of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
  • Location: 100 E. Cano, Edinburg
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Gustavo.salinas@dfps.state.tx.us

City of Edinburg Elder Abuse Awareness Proclamation—May 16, 6:00 PM

  • Description: An elder abuse proclamation will be read to create awareness of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
  • Location: 415 W. University Drive, Edinburg
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Gustavo.salinas@dfps.state.tx.us

El Paso

Event Name:  5th Annual Go Purple Health Fair- May 20, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

  • Description:  APS and the APS Silver Star Board are having a Health Fair in honor of Elder Abuse Prevention Month.  Free Health Screenings, Free immunizations for seniors, Entertainment, Door Prizes.  The goal is to inform our community on how to prevent elder abuse, and how to keep our elderly population safe and healthy. Community Partners will be available providing information on services they provide for the elderly.
  • Location:  Bassett Place 6101 Gateway West, El Paso, Texas 79925 (near the food court)
  • Participants:  The public is cordially invited to come and enjoy the day.  The Senior Center Queens will be presented to the community. 
  • Contact:  Grace Ortiz (915)834-5772 or graciela.ortiz@dfps.state.tx.us

Fort Worth

Senior Synergy Expo May 4,8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

  • Description:  Senior Synergy Expo
  • Location: Will Rogers – Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact:  817-888-1234

Harlingen

City of Harlingen Elder Abuse Awareness Proclamation—May 3, 5:30 PM

  • Description: An elder abuse proclamation will be read to create awareness of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
  • Location: 118 E Tyler, Harlingen
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Gustavo.salinas@dfps.state.tx.us

Henderson

“Age Out Loud” Older Americans Month Seminar – May 24, 10:30 AM- 1:30 PM

  • Description:  Area Agency on Aging (East Texas) is hosting a Resource Fair with several community vendors, games, entertainment & door prizes. Lunch Speaker: John Ross with Ross & Shoalmire. Information regarding Elder Abuse Prevention Month & Adult Protective Services will be provided along with the signs & symptoms of Elder Abuse, Neglect & Financial Exploitation. (Attire: Your Best 50’s Outfit)
  • Location: Henderson Civic Center, 1500 Lake Forest Pkwy Henderson TX
  • Participants: Open to the Public- Free Event –Lunch will be provided to RSVP’s only by calling Brookdale Henderson @ (903) 655-1198.
  • Contact: Juanita Beason, Certified Benefits Counselor, Area Agency on Aging (903) 218-6512  juanita.beason@etcog.org

Hillsboro

Hill Regional Hospital – Senior Circle – May 19th, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: Informational fair regarding sources available to Senior Circle members and the local public.
  • Location: Hill Regional Hospital, 101 Circle Drive, Hillsboro, Texas 76645.
  • Participants: Open to public.
  • Contact: Tricia Shelton I Senior Circle/Volunteer Advisor, 254.580.8888, Patricia_Shelton@chs.net

Houston

Adult Protective Services Press Conference - May 4, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Description:  Conference Title:   Press Release for Unveiling of Billboards to highlight elder abuse awareness month
  • Location:  3001 Main St, Houston, TX.  77002
  • Participants:  Adult Protective Services staff, District Attorney, Law Enforcement– Open to public
  • Contact:  Lori Albee lori.albee@dfps.state.tx.us 713-767-2707 or Rachel Portnoy Rachel.portnoy@dfps.state.tx.us 

May 12th Adult Protective Services Older American Conference – May 12, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • Description:  Conference Title:   A Multi-Disciplinary approach to Preserving Justice for Vulnerable Adults
  • Location:  50 Waugh Dr.  Houston, Texas 77007
  • Participants:  Professionals; social workers, law enforcement, social workers – Open to public
  • Contact:  Lori Albee lori.albee@dfps.state.tx.us 713-767-2707 or Rachel Portnoy Rachel.portnoy@dfps.state.tx.us

Jacksonville

Open House Meet & Greet APS Frontline Caseworkers - May 9, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: APS 101 Presentation by Stephanie Sonnier in recognition of Elder Abuse Prevention Month. Presentation will be include ways to recognize abuse, neglect & exploitation of elderly and adults with a disability along with what services Adult Protective Services offer.
  • Location: Health & Human Service Office, 502 E. Pine St. Ste. A
  • Participants: Open to Social Workers, Nurses, Caregivers, Law Enforcement, Bankers, Faith base, Attorneys, community partners, & area nonprofits. Free Event – Lunch & Door Prizes will provided.
  • Contact: Stephanie Sonnier, APS Community Engagement Specialist, (903) 340-4572 stephanie.sonnier@dfps.state.tx.us

Lakeway

First Wednesday Senior Network – May 3, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Description: FWSN is an effective way to learn about and meet representatives of companies who provide services for seniors in Central Texas.
  • Location: Austin Senior Resource Alliance, 1921 Lohmans Crossing, Suite 100, Lakeway, TX.
  • Participants: Open to public.
  • Contact: Antoinette Griffin, Publisher of Texas Seniors' Guides 512.257.7607 agriffin@seniorsguide.net

La Grange

Facilitator Training: Stress-Busting for Caregivers - March 11-12, 8:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Description: Family caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other related dementias or chronic conditions are often highly-stressed, overwhelmed, and unwilling to or feel guilty when they take care of themselves. The Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers is designed to improve a family caregiver’s quality of life by helping them manage their stress and better cope with their lives. This facilitator’s training lets volunteers become the teachers of important practices that help the caregiver and the family member maintain a better life by reducing stress.
  • Location: Fayette County Agriculture Building, Room 104, 255 Svoboda Lane, La Grange 78945.
  • Participants: Open to public.
  • Contact: Kate Gibbons at 512-916-6180 or kgibbons@capcog.org

Laredo

Webb County Elder Abuse Awareness Proclamation—May 8, 11:00 AM

  • Description: An elder abuse proclamation will be read to create awareness of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
  • Location: 1000 Houston St., Laredo
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Gustavo.salinas@dfps.state.tx.us

Longview

“Age Out Loud” Older Americans Month Seminar – May 17, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Description: Area Agency on Aging (East Texas) is hosting a Resource Fair with several community vendors, games, entertainment & door prizes. Information regarding Elder Abuse Prevention Awareness Month & Adult Protective Services will be provided along with the signs & symptoms of Elder Abuse, Neglect & Financial Exploitation. (Attire: Your Best 50’s Outfit)
  • Location:  Green Street Senior Recreation Center, 814 S Green St. Longview, TX 75602
  • Participants: Open to the Public- Free Event
  • Contact: Juanita Beason, Certified Benefits Counselor, Area Agency on Aging (903) 218-6512  juanita.beason@etcog.org 

Lubbock

Outreach to Community Educators - May 4, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

  • Description: Community APS Presentation to the Community Educators from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Location:  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Rm 217A  3410 4th Street 79417
  • Participants: Community Educators who work with seniors in the community to prevent illnesses  , not open to the public
  • Contact:  Wendi Edwards , wendi.edwards@dfps.state.tx.us, 806-241-3726

Mayors Proclamation 5:15 PM

  • Description: Proclamation for May Elder Abuse Awareness
  • Location Lubbock City Hall 13th and Avenue Q Lubbock, Texas 79401
  • Participants: General public and all City Council, open to the public
  • Contact:  Wendi Edwards , wendi.edwards@dfps.state.tx.us, 806-241-3726

Presentation to Seniors, Noon -1:00 PM

  • Description: Presentation to Seniors at Senior Citizens Center
  • Location: Mae Simmons Senior Center 2004 Oak Avenue  Lubbock, Texas 79403
  • Participants: Open to the general public, all Seniors welcome
  • Contact:  Wendi Edwards , wendi.edwards@dfps.state.tx.us, 806-241-3726

Bank Presentation regarding Exploitation

  • Description: Presentation to Banking Personnel
  • Location: Southwest Bank 10115 Quaker Avenue Lubbock, Texas 79424
  • Participants: Not open to the public, awareness for employees only
  • Contact:  Wendi Edwards , wendi.edwards@dfps.state.tx.us, 806-241-3726

Lufkin

May Fest, May 18, 8:00 AM - Noon

  • Description: Health fair starting with a walkathon starting at Regions Bank in Lufkin
  • Location:   Convention Center  1615 S. Chestnut S. Lufkin, Texas 75901
  • Participants:  Community Partners and citizens of Lufkin
  • Contact:  Becky Eldridge (936) 699-6001

Marble Falls

Area Agency on Aging – Benefit Counseling - May 3

  • Description: AAA will be available to discuss Medicare and other benefit programs that support individuals who are 65 or older. The counselor also will have informational materials on various AAACAP programs to include, the ombudsman program, care coordination, caregiver support, informational and referral services, health and wellness and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Capital Area.
  • Location: Texas Housing Foundation, Highland Oaks Apartments, 1600 Mustang Drive, 78654
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: For more information, Area Agency on Aging, 888-622-9111 ext. 6062

Marshall

The Good Life "Senior Celebration Expo" - May 17, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Description: Community Resource Fair for Seniors hosted by The Marshall News Messenger. Gregg County APS Advisory Board will be present to provide information pertaining to Elder Abuse Prevention. Live Entertainment, Door prizes, & Refreshments
  • Location: Marshall Convention Center, 2501 East End Blvd. South, Marshall TX 75672
  • Participants: Open to the public, Free to attend. 
  • Contact: Marshall News Messenger (903) 935-7914

McAllen

City of McAllen Elder Abuse Awareness Proclamation—May 8, 5:30 PM

  • Description: An elder abuse proclamation will be read to create awareness of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
  • Location: 1300 W Houston Ave, 3rd Floor, McAllen
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Gustavo.salinas@dfps.state.tx.us

Midland

An Expert Guide to Planning the Senior Years Seminar Saturday April 29, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Description: An Expert Guide to Planning the Senior Years- a seminar hosting a number of experts in the field of planning for life as individuals and family members age. Includes presentations by attorneys, home health agencies, financial experts, medicare specialists, Hospice, funeral planning specialists and Alzheimer and Dementia experts.
  • Location: The event is being held at Golf Course Road Church of Christ, 3500 W. Golf Course Rd. Midland, Texas
  • Participants: The Area Agency on Aging is helping to sponsor this day of valuable information. The seminar is open to the public and is free of charge.
  • Contact: SueEllen Stalder @ 432-934-2881 for more information.  

Mission

City of Mission Elder Abuse Awareness Proclamation—May 22, 4:30 PM

  • Description: An elder abuse proclamation will be read to create awareness of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
  • Location: 202 W. Tom Landry, Mission
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Gustavo.salinas@dfps.state.tx.us

Orange

Senior Citizen Rally Day, May 19, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: Event where vendors have booths set up allowing individuals to gather information about resources
  • Location: Orange Convention Center  11475 FM 1442 Orange, Texas
  • Participants:  Community Partners and Citizens of Orange County
  • Contact:  Kim Peveto (409)882-7010

Palestine

“Age Out Loud” Older Americans Month Seminar – May 3, 10:30 AM- 1:30 PM

  • Description: Area Agency on Aging (East Texas) is hosting a Resource Fair with several community vendors, games, entertainment & door prizes. Information regarding Elder Abuse Prevention Month & Adult Protective Services will be provided along with the signs & symptoms of Elder Abuse, Neglect & Financial Exploitation. (Attire: Your Best 50’s Outfit)
  • Location:  St. Philips Episcopal Church, 106 E. Crawford St. Palestine, TX
  • Participants: Open to the Public- Free Event
  • Contact: Juanita Beason, Certified Benefits Counselor, Area Agency on Aging (903) 218-6512  juanita.beason@etcog.org

Paris

Open House Meet & Greet APS Frontline Caseworkers - May 10, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: APS 101 Presentation by Stephanie Sonnier in recognition of Elder Abuse Prevention Month. Presentation will include ways to recognize abuse, neglect & exploitation of elderly and adults with a disability along with what services Adult Protective Services offer.
  • Location: Health & Human Services/APS Office at 1460 19th St. N.W. Paris TX 75460
  • Participants: Open to Social Workers, Nurses, Caregivers, Law Enforcement, Bankers, Faith base, Attorneys, community partners, & area nonprofits. Free Event- Lunch & Door Prizes will be provided
  • Contact: Stephanie Sonnier, APS Community Engagement Specialist, (903) 340-4572 stephanie.sonnier@dfps.state.tx.us

Round Rock

Caregiver Support Group – May 9, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Description: Direct and long-distance unpaid caregivers of a dependent adult are welcome. This group meets the second Tuesday of each month, is not disease specific.
  • Location: Grace Lutheran Church, 708 Bluff Drive, Round Rock 78681.
  • Participants: who will attend; open to public?
  • Contact: For more information, (512) 451-4611

San Antonio

Seniors Day In the Park - May 12, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Description: Seniors Day in the Park is an interactive Field Day and Resource Fair.  City of San Antonio is expecting approximately 1,600 seniors registered in the City's Senior Nutrition Program to attend the event.
  • Location:  Camargo Park 5738 Castroville San Antonio, Texas 78227
  • Participants:  APS Staff; Seniors registered in the City's Senior Nutrition Program
  • Contact: Lisa Senteno 210.337.3246 or lisa.senteno@dfps.state.tx.us

2017 San Antonio Educational Summit on Alzheimer's Disease - May 18, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Description: Alzheimer's Association providing an educational conference highlighting resources and expert knowledge about Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias for both family caregivers and professionals.  Family Caregivers:  $5.00 early registration, CEU's $75.00.
  • Location: San Antonio Alzafar Shrine Auditorium 901 North Loop 1604 West | San Antonio, Texas 78258
  • Participants: Family Caregivers, professionals, and the general public are invited to attend.
  • Contact: 800.272.3900

San Benito

City of San Benito Elder Abuse Awareness Proclamation—May 2, 5:30 PM

  • Description: An elder abuse proclamation will be read to create awareness of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
  • Location: 401 N. Sam Houston Blvd, San Benito
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Gustavo.salinas@dfps.state.tx.us

Statewide

Coffee Talk over the Telephone – May 1, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Description: Lifetime Connections Without Walls program (LCWW) offers socialization, brain fitness activities and educational presentations to homebound older adults who are socially or physically isolated in the community. Older adults join in from their homes using their telephone and dialing a toll free phone number and an access code. Older adults also have the opportunity to have a volunteer facilitator connect them to the group call. Participants join in from all over the state of Texas and other states in the U.S and also our neighboring country Canada. Volunteers can join in from home or work or come to our office to facilitate the call. Do you know of a client, family member, neighbor who is physically or socially isolated and lonely at home? Help spread the word about the program.
  • Location: Via telephone conference call.
  • Participants: Open to the public, older adults, volunteers and caregivers.
  • Contact: To register for the program, please call at 512-626-1508 

Coffee Talk over the Telephone – May 8, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Description: Lifetime Connections Without Walls program (LCWW) offers socialization, brain fitness activities and educational presentations to homebound older adults who are socially or physically isolated in the community. Older adults join in from their homes using their telephone and dialing a toll free phone number and an access code. Older adults also have the opportunity to have a volunteer facilitator connect them to the group call. Participants join in from all over the state of Texas and other states in the U.S and also our neighboring country Canada. Volunteers can join in from home or work or come to our office to facilitate the call. Do you know of a client, family member, neighbor who is physically or socially isolated and lonely at home? Help spread the word about the program.
  • Location: Via telephone conference call.
  • Participants: Open to the public, older adults, volunteers and caregivers.
  • Contact: To register for the program, please call at 512-626-1508.

Coffee Talk over the Telephone – May 15, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Description: Lifetime Connections Without Walls program (LCWW) offers socialization, brain fitness activities and educational presentations to homebound older adults who are socially or physically isolated in the community. Older adults join in from their homes using their telephone and dialing a toll free phone number and an access code. Older adults also have the opportunity to have a volunteer facilitator connect them to the group call. Participants join in from all over the state of Texas and other states in the U.S and also our neighboring country Canada. Volunteers can join in from home or work or come to our office to facilitate the call. Do you know of a client, family member, neighbor who is physically or socially isolated and lonely at home? Help spread the word about the program.
  • Location: Via telephone conference call.
  • Participants: Open to the public, older adults, volunteers and caregivers.
  • Contact: To register for the program, please call at 512-626-1508.

Coffee Talk over the Telephone – May 22, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Description: Lifetime Connections Without Walls program (LCWW) offers socialization, brain fitness activities and educational presentations to homebound older adults who are socially or physically isolated in the community. Older adults join in from their homes using their telephone and dialing a toll free phone number and an access code. Older adults also have the opportunity to have a volunteer facilitator connect them to the group call. Participants join in from all over the state of Texas and other states in the U.S and also our neighboring country Canada. Volunteers can join in from home or work or come to our office to facilitate the call. Do you know of a client, family member, neighbor who is physically or socially isolated and lonely at home? Help spread the word about the program.
  • Location: Via telephone conference call.
  • Participants: Open to the public, older adults, volunteers and caregivers.
  • Contact: To register for the program, please call at 512-626-1508.

Coffee Talk over the Telephone – May 29, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Description: Lifetime Connections Without Walls program (LCWW) offers socialization, brain fitness activities and educational presentations to homebound older adults who are socially or physically isolated in the community. Older adults join in from their homes using their telephone and dialing a toll free phone number and an access code. Older adults also have the opportunity to have a volunteer facilitator connect them to the group call. Participants join in from all over the state of Texas and other states in the U.S and also our neighboring country Canada. Volunteers can join in from home or work or come to our office to facilitate the call. Do you know of a client, family member, neighbor who is physically or socially isolated and lonely at home? Help spread the word about the program.
  • Location: Via telephone conference call.
  • Participants: Open to the public, older adults, volunteers and caregivers.
  • Contact: To register for the program, please call at 512-626-1508

Texarkana

Dierksen Memorial Hospice “Senior Fun Day-Senior Expo” May 11, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Description: Community Resource Fair for Seniors. Bowie County Adult Protective Services Advisory Board will be present to provide information pertaining to Elder Abuse Prevention. Live Entertainment, Door prizes, & Refreshments.
  • Location: Spring Lake Park, 4303 N park Rd. Texarkana, TX 75501
  • Participants: Open to the public, Free to attend. 
  • Contact: Dierksen Memorial Hospice (903) 793-6350

Area Agency on Aging "Lunch & Learn" - May 16, 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

  • Description: Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging is hosting an informational Forum. Stephanie Sonnier, Community Engagement Specialist with Adult Protective Services will be available to provide information regarding Elder Abuse Prevention Awareness Month & Adult Protective Services along with the signs & symptoms of Elder Abuse, Neglect & Financial Exploitation.
  • Location: Williams Memorial United Methodist, 4000 Moores Ln, Texarkana, TX 75503
  • Participants: Open to the public, Free to attend. 
  • Contact: Jenny Butler, Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging Admin. Assistant jbutler@atcog.org

Tyler

Adult Protective Services Elder Abuse Prevention Kick- Off - May 1, 11:30 AM

  • Description: Elder Abuse Prevention Awareness- Smith County APS Advisory Board reading of 2017 Proclamation. Stephanie Sonnier, Community Engagement Specialist with Adult Protective Services will be speaking on APS Services along with the signs & symptoms of Elder Abuse, Neglect & Financial Exploitation.
  • Location: Tyler Senior Center, 1915 Garden Valley Road, Tyler TX 75702
  • Participants: Open to Public- Free Event, Door Prizes & Goody Bags.
  • Contact: Sharon Brown, Smith APS Board President; SBrown@traditionshealth.com  

Weslaco

City of Weslaco Elder Abuse Awareness Proclamation—May 2, 5:30 PM

  • Description: An elder abuse proclamation will be read to create awareness of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
  • Location: 255 S Kansas, Weslaco
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Gustavo.salinas@dfps.state.tx.us 

Woodville

Tyler County Health Fair, May 5, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: Health fair where vendor booths are set up allowing individuals to engage in conversation or gather information about different resources in the community
  • Location: Tyler County Hospital 75979  1100 W. Bluff, Woodville, Texas
  • Participants: Community partners and Local Senior Citizens
  • Contact: Ken Jobe (409)337-3918

Proclamation Signing, May 8, 10:00 AM

  • Description:  Meet with local judge to sign proclamation
  • Location:   Court House in Woodville, Texas
  • Participants:  APS Staff and Board Members
  • Contact:  Lisa Whisenet (409) 289-0846
                                                                                                                                                                   
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