I have been my mother's caregiver for 25 years and have learned things the hard way. When I started this process there were not very many resources or support for Caregivers. Since I have moved to Austin I have discovered there is a world of help out there if you know where to look.
"Twenty-five percent of American families are involved in elder care. It is expected within the next decade to be 59%."
Knowledge and resources can help relieve some of the stress of supporting our loved ones. Come to our meeting August 19th and let me share my experience, strengthen and hope with you. You are not alone.
You can help us let people know about our chapter.
On Facebook search for South Austin AARP Chapter 2426 and LIKE the page.
July Picnic and AARP Day
Go to the Whats Happening Page for pictures.
South Austin AARP Chapter 2426 is a gathering place for people whose diverse interests and experience are united in a shared spirit of fellowship through service.
We meet every third Wednesday at at the South Austin Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78704 in the SASAC ballroom starting at 1:00PM and ending at 4:00PM.
For further information and an application to join the chapter please click on the "AARP Chapter 2426" below. It is a flyer that you can print and share with others.
2015 Officers were installed at the December meeting.
Pete Skalnik, Elaine Benton , Marilyn Totten, Ed Gonzales, Mary Ragland, Tom Bauer, Caryn Gulas,
Jim Murinchack, Cathy Crossland, Al Prewitt
2014 Holiday Party
At the December 2012 meeting President Tom Bauer presented a special award to Herb Zwernemann for imparting the best of AARP to Chapter 2426 in your capacity as chapter liason. His past service over these many years to all the Central Texas AARP chapters has been exemplary.
Mary Ragland led a discussion on proposed changes to Medicare and Social Security. Members completed a second survey on opinions on Medicare and Social Security.
Go to the Whats Happening Page to see information on our past programs and pictures from the Austin Area AARP meeting .
President: Tom Bauer Vice-President: Marilyn Totten Secretary: Margaret Pettit Treasurer: Catherine Crossland
Assistant Treasurer: Nancy Martin Board of Directors(in addition to the officers) Mary Ragland, Gail Glick, Ed Gionzales, Al Prewitt