AGE of Central Texas confronts the challenges of aging to improve the quality of life for seniors. It sponsors a variety of programs, including Adult Day Centers, support resources for caregivers, and computer classes for seniors. For clients facing memory loss, the organization runs an early-intervention program to help them cope with the challenges dementia will bring. The organization also distributes health equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, and shower chairs to enhance mobility for people of all ages.
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Williamson-Burnet County Opportunities administers a wide range of economic-opportunity and social-services programs for both counties, including Meals on Wheels, Head Start, and Affordable Housing.
The Meals on Wheels program delivers hot meals five days a week to homebound residents over the age of 60, helping them receive proper nutrition and live independently for as long as possible. In addition to delivering hot noontime meals, volunteers visit with the clients, providing them with companionship and friendly check-ins.
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Theresa Bond Zelazny founded the Mobile Art Program (MAP) after seeing how the creation of artwork helped her mother reduce stress and anxiety during a six-month battle with colon cancer. Today, MAP works toward empowering seniors and people with disabilities through artistic expression, helping them cope with their situations, regain a sense of control in their lives, and develop interpersonal relationships. Instructors drive a VW station wagon to nine facilities throughout underserved areas of Austin every month and conduct art classes where participants learn about the colors, compositions, and brush strokes employed by artists such as Frida Kahlo and Vincent van Gogh and model their own works off of these techniques. Instructors bring all of the supplies necessary for each project, giving the participants experience with a variety of mediums. By creating art in group settings, seniors can simultaneously gain new skills, build communities of friends, and bolster their self-esteem. At least once a year, the organization also holds a mini exhibit in each assisted-living facility, where residents vote on their favorite pieces and everyone receives prizes.
Even with Olympic-caliber running coaches on staff and sights resolutely set on the Austin Marathon in February, Marathon High uses running as merely a means to an end. The program touts the sport—in combination with other healthy habits such as a proper diet—as a positive way for high-school and middle-school students who would not otherwise be engaged in extracurricular athletic activities to succeed on the track, in the classroom, and in life.
While the goal at the end of the free six-month program is participation in the Austin Marathon or Half Marathon, participants won’t be competing with each other—only themselves. Director Jeff Knight and head coach Chris Gowell, as well as the Olympic development running team Rogue Athletic Club, oversee each student’s training, from the first day’s five-minute walk to crossing the marathon finish line six months later. Along the way, participants meet three times per week for training and participate in field trips to local farms as a way to learn about maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle through nutritious meals.