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Aging Services Council Newsletter
June 19, 2009

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Nationwide Program for Independence

Fan Fare Friday

Local Events Calendar

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Dear Colleagues;

Thanks for your feedback! Please send any event listings or information you would like to share with the group to ascchair@yahoo.com by June 28.

Best Regards,
Krystal Wilson
HHS and VA to Develop a Nationwide Program to Help Older Americans and Veterans with Disabilities Remain Independent

Grants Will Continue Collaboration with VA to Support America’s Veterans

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki today announced a landmark collaboration to help the families of older Americans and Veterans with disabilities of all ages care for their loved ones in the community. This partnership builds on the similar missions of HHS and the VA with regard to caring for the populations they serve and has as its ultimate goal a nationwide home and community-based long-term-care support program to serve older Americans and veterans of all ages.

“This HHS-VA initiative combines the hands-on experience and skills of HHS’ national network of aging and community-based organizations with the commitment and resources of VA’s Veterans Health Administration to provide more people, including our nation’s veterans with additional opportunities to remain independent,” said HHS Secretary Sebelius. “Through this collaboration, many adults and veterans who would have previously been placed in nursing homes will be able to remain with their loved ones. This is another significant way America can recognize and care for the individuals who have cared for us.”

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Fan Fare Friday – June 26th

Please join us for 107.1 KGSR’s Fan Fare Friday June 26th at Threadgill’s World Headquarters. Bring new fans or funds to support the 19th Annual Summer Fan Drive and enjoy live music from 7am to 7pm! Funds raised during the Summer Fan Drive go to purchase fans and air conditioning units for individuals and families who need help to beat the summer heat and to provide other critically-needed services.

Is your business or organization raising fans and/or funds for the summer fan drive? If so, let us know how your drive is going! If not, contact us to find out how you can get involved! Call 483-3557 for more information or visit http://www.familyeldercare.org

Fan Fare Friday Music Lineup
(Final line-up subject to change)

7am: Dean Seltzer
8am: Grupo Fantasma
9am: Rosie Flores
10am: Joel Guzman & Sarah Fox
11am: Kelly Willis
12pm: The Band of Heathens
1pm: The Gourds
2pm: Bill Carter
3pm: Surprise Guests!
4pm: Seth Walker
5pm: Bettysoo
6pm: Vallejo – Debuting their brand new single
Local Events Calendar
June 20 – PLAN Central Texas Garage Sale
PLAN of Central Texas is organizing a fund raising garage sale. For more information visit http://www.planctx.org.
Date: Saturday, June 20th, 2009
Time: 6:30AM – 4:30PM
Place: 1417 Travis Heights Blvd., Austin, TX 78704

June 23 – HBO’s Alzheimer’s Project Viewing & Discussion
A screening and discussion of The Memory Loss Tapes will take place at the Chapter office (3429 Executive Center Dr., #100, 78731) from 3 – 4:30 pm. Reserve your spot by calling (512) 241-0420 x16 or email TXPrograms@TXAlz.org

June 25 ASA Web Seminar – Money in the Middle: The Boomer Dilemma 10-11 AM PDT (1:00 PM EDT)
The market, the economy and demographic trends are changing the landscape for boomers and other generations. Trying to manage up, down and across the generations, boomers are caught in the middle as their retirement goals recede into the sunset. This seminar will discuss four major trends affecting boomers and their money, within the emotional and financial context of the times.
Presenters: Laura Weber Rossman, Principal, OutsideInsite; Jim Rossman, PhD, Principal, variPhase Financial Partners, LLC. To join the live web seminar on June 25, follow these steps:
1. Call this phone number: (402) 237-2015 (Note: This is not a toll-free number) and enter Caller Access Code: 566483#
2. Go to this URL: http://www.login.iCohere.com/ASA?pnum=KAQ14659
3. Log in by completing the information on the left side of the green box (no password needed).
June 26 – 107.1 KGSR’s Fan Fare Friday
Don’t miss it! Each summer, 107.1 KGSR hosts a full day of free live music dedicated to raising fans and funds for Family Eldercare’s Summer Fan Drive. This year, Fan Fare Friday will be on June 26th all day. Threadgill’s World Headquarters will again serve as the backdrop for the all day musical event. For more information, visit our website at http://www.familyeldercare.org

June 30 – HBO’s Alzheimer’s Project Viewing & Discussion
A screening and discussion of Caregivers will take place at the Chapter office (3429 Executive Center Dr., #100, 78731) from 3 – 4:30 pm. Reserve your spot by calling (512) 241-0420 x16 or email TXPrograms@TXAlz.org

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