The Health and Wellness Program at the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) provides a wide array of evidence-based training opportunities for older adults to promote successful disease self-management and healthy aging. Class sessions include: A Matter of Balance Falls Prevention, Chronic Disease Self-Management, and Diabetes Self-Management. AAACAP also provides Stress Busting for Family Caregivers, a highly effective training to help caregivers learn techniques for stress reduction to support their health and wellness as they care for others. Do you take prescription or over the counter medications, supplements, or vitamins? While medications help us manage our health, they may cause serious issues if not taken correctly.
Medication interactions may also put us at higher risk for falls. The PHARMACY RESIDENTS OF THE H-E-B PHARMACY/UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS COMMUNITY PHARMACY PROGRAM will present a program on Medication Management. Staff from the Area Agency on Aging will also be available to assist anyone interested in the Medication Screening program that is available at no cost to the consumer.
We have exciting programs planned every month. Take a look at what we have brewing for you.
October: Proactive Way to Stay Healthy – WellMed
November: Recycling / Composting – City of Austin
December: Christmas Party, with Square Dance Demo provided by the Waterloos. Audience participation is strongly encouraged
Be sure to join us every month to learn a few things or just have some fun!
Click on the What's Happening page on the left to see pictures of our December 16 potluck and entertainers.
Click on the Travel/Social Activities page to see pictures of the trip to Johnson City and the beautiful Christmas lights.
Thank you to our chapter members who brought so many Drive A Senior Christmas Gift Bags that the car was overflowing with your generous contributions.
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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