Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and make new friends. During the holiday season, we would like to remind you that many Austin-area non-profits need volunteers just like you to stay running. We’ve come up with a list of ten ways you can get involved with volunteering in Austin. 1. Assistance League of Austin This completely volunteer-run organization has no paid staff and…

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While programs like Drive a Senior and Meals on Wheels attempt to enable Austin’s elderly to continue living independently, sometimes families must face the reality that moving their loved one into an assisted living facility could be what’s best for everyone. While making this decision is never easy, nursing homes and retirement communities offer elderly residents the safety of on-site medical assistance, an array of…

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Texas has a rapidly growing senior population. According to the US Census, by 2030 more than 20% of Texans will be over 60. As the population ages, it’s important to have a support system in place to ensure that loved ones can continue to have the quality of life they’ve always enjoyed. Most seniors believe that staying in their own homes is a crucial aspect…

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The holidays are full of festivities, but many senior citizens live alone or in an assisted living residence or nursing home. Sometimes their closest relatives live miles away and may not be able to visit, leaving them lonely over the holidays. If you’re looking for ways to spread holiday cheer, here are eight ways you can put a smile on the faces of Austin’s elderly….

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