What’s in a name?
As it turns out, quite a bit. It helps convey who you are, what you do, and allows others to recognize you. This organization has been known under a few different monikers over the years – from Austin Groups to the Elderly, to the initials of A.G.E., to using our initials as the word of ‘AGE’, to AGE of Austin. No matter what you call us, our mission and values remain the same as when our founders Bert Kruger Smith and Willie Kocurek founded this organization: to support those along the spectrum of aging, and to make it a journey of vital living and triumph.
This is why AGE is excited to announce that our name is changing from ‘Austin Groups for the Elderly’ to ‘AGE of Central Texas’! It is time to change our name to reflect more accurately our growing impact in this region, as we now provide programs in the five-county area around Austin. Since 2008, AGE has added a new program each year in order to deliver more direct services beyond Austin. The history of “AGE” is strong, so we will move forward with a mix of the new and the tried and true. Now, as AGE of Central Texas, we remain committed to serving older adults and those who care for them.
In addition to the new name, AGE has launched a new website: www.AGEofCentralTX.org! On it you will find the history of AGE and its historic location, detailed descriptions of our five programs, a complete calendar of events, and information on how you could get involved with AGE by donating or becoming a volunteer.
Our name has changed, but what we do has not. AGE of Central Texas is dedicated to older adults and those who care for them. AGE continues to serve the community through 5 interrelated programs: adult day health care, caregiver education and resources, early memory loss support, health equipment lending, and peer-based computer classes for seniors.
So what are you waiting for? Check out our new name and new look here.