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Date April 3, 2020  - Press ReleaseGovernor Greg Abbott announced on March 25, 2020, that Texas has received a $16.2 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ACL) to help communities provide meals for older adults.The grant was part of a $250 million dollar outlay authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed into law by President Trump on March 18,

  Caregiving Class Achieves High Ratings We just finished two Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes in Lampasas and Temple, and we received ratings no lower than 9 or 10 from all participants. We loved hearing participants share their own stories and experiences, and we especially loved their eagerness to learn. Thank you all for the wonderful reviews! Responses to:  What did you like best about the program? "The instructors were welcoming and genuine in

Tips for Caregivers to Preserve Their Health Frances Lewis, a professor of nursing at The University of Washington, spoke at a local TEDxSnolsleLibraries event in 2016 on the importance of caregivers' health, especially spouses. She provides insight into how caregivers can protect and improve their own health while acting as caregivers. With millions of Americans stepping into the role of unpaid caregiving, it's important to be aware of how this role

Cut Health Costs with Generic Prescription Drugs Many who are under 65 do not have Medicare, causing them to struggle sometimes with covering their prescription costs. Shopping for generic prescriptions available at local pharmacies may relieve this burden even for those who have Medicare or other insurance. This HEB Generic Medication listing includes some of the most commonly prescribed medications for older adults. Other pharmacies may also offer similar prices for

Since 1971 the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) provides diverse opportunities for seniors to volunteer in their communities. Some examples of volunteering include tutoring, home renovations, disaster assistance, and helping others live independently. By giving back to their communities, older Americans benefit from a more active and healthier lifestyle and may gain new skills during their service. For more information, download the Hill Country Community Action (HCCA) RSVP brochure