The speaker will be Tabitha Taylor, Age-Friendly Action Plan Program Coordinator for the City of Austin. She had been scheduled to speak in June but her baby arrived early. We are pleased she can join us for our November meeting.
Seniors and pre-seniors are the fastest-growing demographic in Austin according to the city demographer. Austin must better prepare for the growing population of seniors. The city took a crucial first step in declaring itself an Age-Friendly City, adopting the Age Friendly Action Plan, and amending Imagine Austin to include consideration of the needs of Austin’s aging population. The Commission on Seniors recommended for the 2019 City budget a Project Coordinator focusing on senior issues to ensure success in meeting the needs of seniors. The Program Coordinator will be housed within Austin Public Health and will oversee, promote and encourage implementation of the Age-friendly Austin Action Plan (AFAP) in order to create a supportive, welcoming and vibrant environment for older adults. This position works collaboratively with the City of Austin departments, Imagine Austin team, Commission on Seniors, and the broader Austin community
Commander Mike Benevides and Captain Darren Noak of the Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services spoke at our February meeting.
Vile of life forms will be provided at the next meeting on March 20. You can link to the National Vial of Life Project website where you can print the kit contents including the decals (in red) if you have a color printer: http://www.vialoflife.com/print-free-vial-kits/
The Texas DNR PDF document (Do Not Resusicate Out of Hospital ) that is the only form not available on the Vial of Life Project website is available in PDF format below.
Crispin Guzman, Pete Skalnik and Mayor Steve Adler at our January AARP Chapter 2426 meeting
Marilyn Totten, Mary Ragland, Al Prewitt, Barbara Fetonte, Elain Benton, Pet Skalnik, Ed Gonzalez, and Nancy Crowther. The 2019 officers were installed by Mary Ragland at the December meeting.
Chapter 2426 President Petre Skalnik and Drive a Senior South Austin director Stephanie Braddock with some of the gifts members donated at the December meeting to Drive a Senior
Members enjoy our annual holiday party on December 19
Tommi Ferguson, Capital City Village, and Stephanie Braddock, Drive a Senior South Austin, presented the July program on transportation and volunteer oppotunities for seniors.
Jordan a representative of Capital Metro help AARP members file for a bus pass.
Members enjoyed a great buffet of picnic foods.
At our program on May 16 Rebecca Craig and Karen Hill provided information on Adult Protective Services, a state agency that provides help for people over 65 and disabled individuals.
Rusty Cribbs of Texercise presented our April program with a phamplet on exercise and some exercises for members to try.
Mary Ragland, Cinde Weatherby and Elaine Benton at the September 20 meeting
The September program was be a presentede by Cinde Weatherby, President of the Austin Area League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. She provided updated information on recent changes to the voter id law, current issues being researched by the LWV-AA, and an upcoming conference they are hosting that will address the Austin Mayor’s Task Force on Systemic Racism.
Please click on the document below for a look at an interesting report on voting in Texas and Austin.
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