A daily and weekly routine is vital to living your best life – and especially if you are caregiving or an older adult, or living with chronic disease, such as a type of dementia. Finding time to incorporate joyful activities, however, can be a daily struggle.
That’s where the AGE of Central Texas Thrive Social and Wellness Centers come in. Whether you work from home and need time to focus, you need a break so you can get your errands done, or you just want a day or two to yourself, AGE of Central Texas provides quality daytime care for older adults who are living with physical needs or memory loss. Our Thrive Center members engage in an active, social day while receiving the care and support they needs in a vibrant community setting.
Our Thrive Centers in Central Austin and Williamson County are the longest-operating licensed, non-residential day activity and health service centers in Central Texas. This summer, we are excited to open a new South Thrive Center, located at 9400 Alice Mae in South Austin.
Our program provides daytime care and social wellness support for older adults with physical or cognitive needs. This includes:
- Expert Care: we are staffed with a full-time nurse to assist with medication management and health monitoring.
- All-Inclusive: we provide nutritious meals, transportation options (depending on location and availability), and engaging activities such as music, brain boosters, and exercise.
- As a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting people all along the spectrum of growing older, we never want finances to be a barrier to excellent care.
We are open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. That means that you can schedule your time at Thrive to fit into your existing routines – whether it’s an exercise class, physical therapy, a regular card game, or a home care aide coming to your home – we work with you to ensure that Thrive services complement and enhance your existing routine. We encourage participants to come at least twice a week and stick to their regular routine to develop consistency and reap the most benefit for the participant.
The AGE Thrive Centers are a place of accepting community – we meet everyone where they are and appreciate what they have to offer. This feeling of belonging and warm welcome, along with strategies to address specific cognitive challenges and symptoms, means that caregivers have a partner in care as well as a partner in encouraging the participant to come to thrive.
Caregivers often tell us that the Thrive Centers are better than they thought they would be, and that they wish they had reached out and started services sooner. We help caregivers provide structure to their days and weeks as well, leading to more fun for both the older adult and the family. Our expert staff know how to help individuals living with dementia start a new routine – when that change can at first seems to be scary, unsettling, and unknown
Before our care partners come to the initial assessment, they tell us their goals for their participant attending the Thrive Centers include providing socialization outside of the home, finding a place with more activities, and having a safe place for them to be for the day. And our low private rate of $75 per day is an affordable option, though we do provide a sliding scale application for those who qualify. We also accept Medicaid, veteran’s benefits, and long-term care insurance.
In order to get started, reach out today! Our staff will gather more information about the potential participant to determine if the program will be a good fit. Once we receive doctor’s orders, we will schedule an assessment and trial day. This gives us a chance to get to know the potential participant and show them a lively and engaging day with a community. They’ll get nutritious meals, lots of fun, and still get to go home at the end of day, ready to come back for more!
Interested in learning more? Call or email us today!
Central Austin Location
3710 Cedar St. Austin, TX 78705
Williamson County Location
475 Round Rock West Drive #120 Round Rock, TX 78681
Coming Summer 2023!
South Austin Location
9400 Alice Mae Lane, Austin, TX 78748