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Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging

Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging Serving Older Texans in 12 Gulf Coast Region counties.

Providing Senior Center services, Medicare benefits counseling, health services assistance, long-term care resident advocates/Ombudsman, community education classes, and information and referral.

Operating as usual

10/19/2018

We are excited to present at the wonderful Marcelous-Williams Resource Center! One of our Benefits Counselors will be on site to give a presentation and answer your questions.

Join us at 11 A.M. The Marcelous-Wililams Resource Center is located at 811 N. Main St. Highlands, Texas 77562.

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02/22/2018

Wondering what the Area Agency on Aging is and does for our aging population? Check out this brochure from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging for some information on what we do and why!

https://www.n4a.org/Files/LocalLeadersAAA2017.pdf

12/05/2017

December 7th is around the corner! Have you checked your options for Medicare Open Enrollment? Give our benefits counseling team a call at 713-627-3200 for assistance!

11/27/2017

While Christmas Shopping, don't forget loved ones in nursing homes. For Dementia Patients, as they begin to lose their verbal skills, their other senses become more important for stimulation. Gift Ideas:
1) Soft textured blankets or quilts with varying textures (touch)
2) Scented stuff animal (lavender is calming)
3) Night lights that project lights on the ceiling
4) MUSIC and music player (figure out if they can operate a CD or tape machine on their own. If not, ask to add to their care plan for the music on an MP3 player or on CD to be played each afternoon). Possibly include earphones. Music is great therapy for many dementia patients.
5) Schedule a visit. Even if they confuse you with someone else just human interaction can have a big impact. The gift is truly your presence.

10/19/2017

What are the differences between a Medicare Advantage Plan and traditional Medicare? Is it a good option for you? What are Medigaps or Supplements? During Open Enrollment, we get these questions a lot. Here's an article from Kaiser Health News with some pros and cons for Medicare Advantage Plans. Contact our Benefits Counseling team for assistance! 713-627-3200. https://khn.org/news/medicare-vs-medicare-advantage-how-to-choose/

It's that time of the year! Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15th-December 7th. Contact our Benefits Counselin...
10/17/2017
A Few Pointers To Help Save Money And Avoid The Strain Of Medicare Enrollment

It's that time of the year! Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15th-December 7th. Contact our Benefits Counseling team (local SHIP) for unbiased assistance with plans selections! 713-627-3200 or 1-800-437-7396. Here's a great article with some pointers. https://khn.org/news/a-few-pointers-to-help-save-money-and-avoid-the-strain-of-medicare-enrollment/

Most beneficiaries have from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 to decide on drug coverage and whether to switch from traditional Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan.

"HHS Seeks Volunteers to Address Mental Health-care Access for First Responders: The Texas Health and Human Services Com...
10/16/2017
HHS Seeks Volunteers to Address Mental Health-care Access for First Responders | Texas Health and Human Services

"HHS Seeks Volunteers to Address Mental Health-care Access for First Responders: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission seeks volunteers to develop and make recommendations on mental health-care access for first responders. HHSC is looking for people with professional and personal experience with crisis or emergency response, crisis or emergency mental health services, and mental health benefits for first responder organizations."

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission seeks volunteers to develop and make recommendations on mental health-care access for first...

"Free December Training Opportunity for NFs with Residents with Dementia: HHSC is receiving funding to provide Advanced ...
10/16/2017
Free December Training Opportunity for NFs with Residents with Dementia | Texas Health and Human Services

"Free December Training Opportunity for NFs with Residents with Dementia: HHSC is receiving funding to provide Advanced Person-Centered Behavior Training for 20 nursing facilities that have residents with dementia. This free training will take place in December at selected NFs between Monday and Saturday, for 3 consecutive days."

HHSC is receiving funding to provide Advanced Person-Centered Behavior Training for 20 nursing facilities that have residents with dementia. This...

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3555 Timmons Ln Ste 120
Houston, TX
77027

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

(713) 627-3200

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We’re thrilled to announce that the Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging is a continued ! 💛

This nonprofit aims to help older Texans in the coastal areas remain independent and healthy in the community through services and assistance with Medicare, and they also help advocate for residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging, so excited to introduce your resources with our following!
The Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging and Houston-Galveston Aging and Disability Resource Center is open and ready to assist the community! Their organization can assist with: Medicare Benefits Counseling, Information, Referral and Assistance, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Home Delivered Meals, Health Services,and more. Call 713-627-3200 for assistance. A more detailed list of our services can be found here: http://h-gac.com/area-agency-on-aging/default.aspx.
Greetings. Wanted to spread the word about this awesome speaker coming to Houston on January 16th. Hope to see many of you there!

Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life
There is no easy way to approach end-of-life decisions. We all want to live well and die peacefully. On January 16th, Dr. Sam Harrington will discuss his new book, "At Peace," and steps we can take to ensure the end of life is as comfortable and loving as possible. "At Peace" has been called an invaluable road map for those facing critical decisions themselves as well as for their friends and family. A Harvard graduate, a physician for over 30 years, a hospice trustee, and a hospital trustee, Dr. Harrington has seen first hand that the American healthcare system isn’t designed to treat aging and dying with care and compassion. This is a special opportunity for you as well as for your family members and friends: Dr. Harrington is coming to Houston for this event only, sponsored by the Community for Conscious Aging and The Jung Center. His books will be for sale.
When: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Where: The Jung Center
5200 Montrose
Houston 77006
Time: 5:30 pm, doors open
6 pm, lite bites
6:30 pm, talk by Dr. Harrington
Cost: $35
Register: https://rebrand.ly/RSVPHarrington
Sponsored by the Jung Center and the Community for Conscious Aging, whose mission is to develop an inclusive community in Houston committed to mutual support and connectedness, to live intentionally with vitality and purpose as we age.
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