Using state and federal funding, AAAs in Texas help seniors with information and referral assistance, benefits counseling, legal assistance, care coordination and caregiver support. Area Agencies on Aging also coordinate in-home support, legal awareness, nutrition and ombudsman services.

The 28 area agencies in Texas are dedicated stewards for older adults and their caregivers, committed to providing critical services, programs, and resources that positively impact health and wellbeing.

Who We Are

We have a solid, established network of volunteers, contractors, and resources dedicated to aging services and programs, built and nurtured over 40 years. We are the senior network that the people and providers of Texas rely on.

We are collaborative in nature, dedicated to meeting the needs of older adults in Texas, through both formal programs and informal partnerships and assistance. We spearhead and participate in local coalitions addressing vital health and social service issues such as elder abuse, mental illness, caregiver burnout and lack of housing and transportation.

We have experience working with high-risk individuals, particularly those who are at risk for premature nursing home placement. Established under the Older Americans Act, we are stewards for aging Texans, including those with the greatest social and economic needs.

We have flexible and trained staff to implement relevant and proven evidence-based programs such as the Matter of Balance falls prevention system and the Chronic Disease Self-Management program (also known as Better Choices, Better Health).

What We Do

  • We provide experienced and knowledgeable staff who serve over 200,000 people annually.
  • We provide statewide coverage and support for all 254 counties in Texas, as well as serving on an extended national network of agencies.
  • We provide quality services and programs focused on meeting our key objective of providing optimal quality of life and keeping older adults independent.

Services and Programs

  • Preventive Health
  • Fall Prevention
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management
  • Medication Management
  • Health Promotion
  • Nutrition
  • Congregate Meals
  • Home-Delivered Meals
  • Nutrition Education
  • Caregiver Support
  • Respite Care
  • Information, Education and Training
  • Support Groups
  • Supportive Programs
  • Benefits Counseling
  • Care Coordination
  • Information, Referral, and Assistance
  • Transportation
  • In-Home Services (e.g. homemaker and personal assistance)
  • Elder Rights
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Texas Association of Area Agencies on Aging (T4A)

t4aging-logoEstablished in 1976, the Texas Association of Area Agencies on Aging (T4A) is the statewide network of local area agencies on aging dedicated to understanding and supporting the needs of adults over 60 and their caregivers. T4A provides a forum for collaboration, training, and outreach across the state.

Supported by federal, state and local funds, area agencies on aging provide financial support to programs that have buy-in and commitment from local elected officials and are highly responsive to the needs of the communities they serve.

A Profile of Our Network

  • There are 28 Area Agencies on Aging in the state of Texas with over 200,000 seniors served annually and growing.
  • Area Agencies on Aging have been serving older adults for more than 40 years.
  • Each agency in the T4A network provides dozens of relevant services and programs.
  • There are more than 800 certified volunteer ombudsmen in the T4A network.

 

T4A Officers

President: Deborah Moore (Harris County Area Agency on Aging)

Vice – President: Colleen Halliburton (Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission Area Agency on Aging)

Secretary: Elda Garcia (Middle Rio Grande Development Council Area Agency on Aging)

 

Facts on Aging

hhs-11As Texan Baby Boomers age, the state’s elder population is projected to reach 5.9 million, or 19.4 percent of the total population of Texas in 2030. At this point, just under one in five people in Texas will be over 64 years of age.

Texas’ elder population is growing at a faster rate than the U.S. elder population, and it is growing even faster than the overall state population.

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