For the past year, I have had the great honor to serve on the Austin Mayor’s Task Force on Aging. I am very proud to have been part of this effort.
The recommendations from the Task Force include the following focus areas:
- Healthy Living
- Informed Community
We are especially thrilled that under the focus area of ‘independence’, the Task Force specifically highlights the need for critical support and training for family caregivers. One of their recommendations is to expand CaregiverU, a collaboration that AGE is honored to coordinate with the generous support of the St. David’s Foundation. CaregiverU is a collaboration of 18 Central Texas non-profit agencies and community organizations, joining together to bring support and resources to families that are caring for an older loved one.
These results promise a commitment to action—which, as Mayor Lee Leffingwell said, will push our great city and region in a direction to take us from a great place to retire to, to a great place to grow older in.