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January 2017

Caring for the Person with Dementia

January 9, 2017 @ 8:30 am - January 11, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Central Texas Council of Governments, 2180 North Main Street
Belton, TX 76513 United States
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For family and volunteer caregivers:  information on caring for a loved one with dementia in the home; discusses different types of dementia, explains how the disease impacts all aspects of a person’s daily life,  provides suggestions on how to approach caring for a person with dementia. The Schmieding Family Caregiver Dementia workshop offers 12 hours of information on: Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Maintenance of Respect, Dignity, and Quality of Life Communication Behavioral Issues Productive Activities Nutrition and Fluid Balance Caregiver…

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February 2017

Basic Skills for Care at Home

This physical skills workshop contains 12 hours of information on: Infection Control Skin Care Incontinence Management Nutrition Body Mechanics Mobility Caregiver Stress Safety Activities of Daily Living Resources & References Materials The class is a multi-media presentation combined with some hands-on practical experiences. TUITION: For a Limited Time, there will be no charge for attending Family Caregiver workshops. The normal tuition fee is $35 which allows two persons to attend, and includes 1 caregiver manual, community resource handouts, and a…

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March 2017
$35

Caring for the Person with Dementia

March 13, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - March 15, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Central Texas Council of Governments, 2180 North Main Street
Belton, TX 76513 United States
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For family and volunteer caregivers:  information on caring for a loved one with dementia in the home; discusses different types of dementia, explains how the disease impacts all aspects of a person’s daily life,  provides suggestions on how to approach caring for a person with dementia. The Schmieding Family Caregiver Dementia workshop offers 12 hours of information on: Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Maintenance of Respect, Dignity, and Quality of Life Communication Behavioral Issues Productive Activities Nutrition and Fluid Balance Caregiver…

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$20

The Economics of Behavioral Wellness

March 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Bell County Expo Center, 3101 W. Loop 121
Belton, TX 76513 United States
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Hosted in collaboration with the Bell County Commissioners Court, Bell County Supportive Housing Coalition, Central Counties Services, National Alliance for Mental Illness, CTCOG Regional Planning Staff, Metroplex Health System, with local municipality participation. Who should attend: Central Texas City and County Officials Business and Community Leaders Housing Stakeholders Health Care Stakeholders Policy and Decision Makers Community Health and Human Service Leaders Financial Institutions Law Enforcement Independent School District Leaders Faith community To register or for more information please contact Rita…

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April 2017

Basic Skills for Care at Home

April 10, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - April 12, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

This physical skills workshop contains 12 hours of information on Infection Control Skin Care Incontinence Management Nutrition Body Mechanics Mobility Caregiver Stress Safety Activities of Daily Living Resources & References Materials The class is a multi-media presentation combined with some hands-on practical experiences. TUITION: For a Limited Time, there will be no charge for attending Family Caregiver workshops. The normal tuition fee is $35 which allows two persons to attend, and includes 1 caregiver manual, community resource handouts, and a…

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Use Your Home to Stay at Home – How a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Can Help

April 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop will address what a reverse mortgage is and questions you should consider to determine if a reverse mortgage is right for you. Speaker for this event is Brad Dragoo, Fairway|365, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. Download Event Flyer

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May 2017

Medicare Basics Seminar

May 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Texas Council of Governments, 2180 North Main Street
Belton, TX 76513 United States
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Would you like to have a better understanding of your Medicare and Social Security benefits? Are you asking these questions? What's the difference between Medicare A, B and D? Is there a Medicare Part C? What is a Medicare supplement, Medigap or Medicare Advantage Plan? Can I retire now? Can I still work and receive benefits? How do I apply? Do I qualify for benefits that could help pay my prescriptions and Part B monthly premium? If you answered YES,…

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April 2018

Advisory Committee Meeting

April 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Central Texas Council of Governments, 2180 North Main Street
Belton, TX 76513 United States
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Approve January 2018 Meeting Minutes Review REVISED first quarter metrics. Update on grants, possible additional projects. Texas Serves BSW Dementia Handouts: Minutes from January 2018 meeting. REVISED First Quarter Report. Point of Contact: Kerry Fillip Director, CTADVRC kerry.fillip@ctcog.org

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July 2018

Advisory Committee Meeting

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Central Texas Council of Governments, 2180 North Main Street
Belton, TX 76513 United States
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Approve April 2018 Meeting Minutes. Review second quarter metrics. Update on HHSC: Separating contracts from programmatic oversight. Desk Review for AAACT. Desk Review for CTADVRC. Onsite Monitoring of Ombudsman Program. Desk Review for Lifespan Respite. Progress Report for Area Plan. New software to be released soon. Continuation of alignment between AAAs and ADRCs. Update on grants, possible additional projects. Texas Serves – still in conversation with key decision makers. BSW Dementia – project approved, person hired, communication has begun. New…

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September 2018

Medicare Basics Seminar

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Texas Council of Governments, 2180 North Main Street
Belton, TX 76513 United States
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Would you like to have a better understanding of your Medicare and Social Security benefits? Are you asking these questions? What's the difference between Medicare A, B and D? Is there a Medicare Part C? What is a Medicare supplement, Medigap or Medicare Advantage Plan? Do I qualify for benefits that could help pay my prescriptions and Part B monthly premium? If you answered YES, this seminar is for you. Free to the Public Thursday September 27, 2017 10:00 AM…

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City of Temple Household Hazardous Waste Event

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
City of Temple Public Works, 3210 E Avenue H
Temple, TX 76501 United States
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Do you have hazardous household items that you do not use and want to get rid of? The City of Temple, in partnership with the Central Texas Council of Governments, is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste event open to residents of Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills, and San Saba Counties. Items that will be accepted include... paints automobile batteries motor oil antifreeze household cleaners household chemicals pesticides, flammables corrosives Tires from passenger cars* pickups *There is a limit of…

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October 2018

Diabetes Self-Management Program

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - November 6 @ 3:30 pm
Central Texas Council of Governments, 2180 North Main Street
Belton, TX 76513 United States
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Do you struggle with diabetes? Learn what you can do to manage your health. Each program is offered in weekly classes - 21/2 hours each week for 6 weeks. There is no charge but space is limited so please pre-register. Topics covered Understanding the disease Selecting healthy foods Planning healthy menus Staying active Dealing with stress Delaying complications Learning to communicate with your family and healthcare team Setting goals     Classes are open to the community - no age…

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A Matter of Balance: Fear of Falling Program

October 5 @ 9:30 am - November 9 @ 11:30 am
First United Methodist Church, 204 North Hogan Street
Holland, TX 76534 United States
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Do you have a fear of falling? Learn what you can do to manage your fear. Each program is offered in weekly classes - 21/2 hours each week for 6 weeks. There is no charge but space is limited so please pre-register. Topics covered Understanding your fears Staying active through easy exercises Learning to communicate with your family and healthcare team Making safety improvements at your home Delaying complications Changing “Fall-ty” Habits     Classes are open to the community…

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

October 5 @ 2:30 pm - November 9 @ 4:00 pm
Seton Medical Center, 850 W. Central Texas Expy.
Harker Heights, TX 76548 United States
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Master the tools to make a difficult task more manageable. Each program is offered in weekly classes - 90 minutes each week for 6 weeks. There is no charge but space is limited so please pre-register. Topics covered Taking Care of YOU Identifying and Reducing personal stress Communicating feelings, needs and concerns Learning from our emotions Mastering Caregiving decisions Learning tools to change what you can and accept what you can’t     Classes are open to the community - no…

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Advisory Committee Meeting

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Central Texas Council of Governments, 2180 North Main Street
Belton, TX 76513 United States
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Approve July 2018 Meeting Minutes. Update on Texas Serves. Signed letter of intent, Task Force is now planning in earnest, Seeking partnering agencies to participate, and Fundraising. New personnel: Ombudsman, Chrystal Griggs. Russell Hoelscher, BC, Care Coordination, and IRA. Leslie Arnold, Contract Compliance Manager. Re‐organization of the Advisory Committee (tentative) a. Led by Chairman, Don Murphy: Purpose. Mission Statement. Membership. Handouts: Minutes from July 2018 meeting. Employee Organization Chart. Point of Contact: Kerry Fillip Director, AAACT & CTADVRC kerry.fillip@ctcog.org

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Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

October 11 @ 9:30 am - November 15 @ 11:30 am

Do you struggle with chronic pain? Learn what you can do to manage your health. Each program is offered in weekly classes - 21/2 hours each week for 6 weeks. There is no charge but space is limited so please pre-register. Topics covered Appropriate use of medications Pacing activities and rest Dealing with frustration Dealing with stress Dealing with isolation Dealing with fatigue Learning to communicate with your family and healthcare team Setting goals     Classes are open to…

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Diabetes Self-Management Program

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - November 19 @ 4:30 pm
Temple Community Clinic, 1905 Curtis B. Elliot Dr.
Temple, TX 76501 United States
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Do you struggle with diabetes? Learn what you can do to manage your health. Each program is offered in weekly classes - 21/2 hours each week for 6 weeks. There is no charge but space is limited so please pre-register. Topics covered Understanding the disease Selecting healthy foods Planning healthy menus Staying active Dealing with stress Delaying complications Learning to communicate with your family and healthcare team Setting goals     Classes are open to the community - no age…

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Medicare Annual Enrollment Period

October 16 @ 9:00 am - October 25 @ 4:00 pm
Central Texas Council of Governments, 2180 North Main Street
Belton, TX 76513 United States
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Have You Done Your Yearly Medicare Plan Review?   The Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas (AAACT), the designated State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Bell County, will be available to meet with Medicare beneficiaries concerning health and prescription drug plan options for 2019 at the Central Texas Council of Governments. Assistance will be provided on a walk-in basis only. Tuesdays 9 A.M. - 12 P.M. October 16th, 23rd and 30th Thursdays 1P.M. - 4 P.M. October 18th and…

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National Prescription Take Back Day

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central Texas Council of Governments, 2180 North Main Street
Belton, TX 76513 United States
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Help make our communities and our environment safer by disposing of unused and expired medications in a responsible manner. Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal. We will accept narcotics, prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines for both humans and pets. We will NOT accept needles or sharps of any kind. Easy drive by and drop off at the Central Texas Council of Governments parking lot. For more information please contact Susan Burchfield at (254) 770-2356 or at susan.burchfield@ctcog.org ________________________________________________________________________________  …

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November 2018

Caregiving – We Have Tools for That!

November 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Central Texas Council of Governments, 2180 North Main Street
Belton, TX 76513 United States
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Do you take care of a loved one or a friend? Do you help with errands or household chores? Do you help with personal care like bathing or meals? Do you remind a loved one to take their medications? You are a caregiver! The Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas invites you to an afternoon of information and fun. Enjoy lunch listen to interesting, powerful speakers learn new tools that help reduce stress Thursday, November 8th, 2018 Central Texas…

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