Alamo Area Council of Governments - Area Agencies on Aging

The Alamo Area Council of Governments - Area Agencies on Aging is dedicated to building a community that supports older residents and allows them to age in place with dignity, security, and enhanced quality of life. The range of services provided in our 13-county region includes: Benefits Counseling, Care Coordination, Caregiver Support, Health & Wellness Programs, Information & Referral Assistance, Nutrition programs, Ombudsman, and Transportation.  The Area Agencies on Aging operates the Alamo Service Connection (ASC), our Aging and Disability Resource Center, which maintains an extensive database of resources and services to assist older adults and individuals with disabilities.


Alamo Area Council of Governments – Area Agencies on Aging
8700 Tesoro Dr.
Suite 160
San Antonio, TX 78217

Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP)

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area is a trusted community source for information, referral and support services focused on the health, safety and well-being of older individuals and their caregivers. AAACAP provides, nutrition, transportation, in-home and caregiver support services, benefits counseling, ombudsman and system navigation to long-term care through the Aging and Disability Resource Center program. AAACAP also offers a wide range of evidence-based health and wellness workshops to help older adults live independently and promote healthy aging. These include; A Matter of Balance, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Diabetes Self-Management, Chronic Pain Self-Management and Stress Busting for Caregivers.


Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area
Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG)
6800 Burleson Rd
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

Area Agency on Aging of the Houston-Galveston Area

The Area Agency on Aging (AAA), a department of the Houston-Galveston Area Council, provides high quality services to senior adults, age 60 and over, through a direct community based service delivery system.  The Area Agency’s mission is to assist older persons remain independent in their home and maintain their dignity.  The AAA is responsible for managing the Older Americans Act (OAA) and other state funded programs, such as: Access and Assistance, Congregate & Home-Delivered Meals, Homemaker Services, Health Promotion & Education, Case Management Information & Assistance, Legal/Benefits Counseling, Transportation, Elder Abuse Awareness, Advocacy, and the Long-term Care Ombudsman Program. Website: Houston-Galveston Area Council 3555 Timmons Lane Suite 120 Houston, Texas 77027

Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle

The Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle serves as the advocate for the Panhandle’s elderly population. To accomplish its mission of promoting dignity, independence and quality of life for older people, the AAA offers a range of comprehensive and coordinated programs designed to assist the region’s elderly population and the families and friends who care for them. The AAA provides services to individuals age 60 and over and their caregivers of the 26 counties of the Panhandle.


Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle
415 SW 8th Ave
Amarillo TX 79101

Bolton Clarke Research Institute

Driving change and improving health and wellbeing through research
The Bolton Clarke Research Institute is our own research and innovation hub, and has forged a reputation both nationally and internationally for high impact health and aged care research. By translating our research into policy and practice, we help improve services for our clients and the community, and enable more people to gain greater independence, quality of life and choice with regard to their healthcare. Ultimately, our research aims to support our clients’ ability to lead fuller and more satisfying lives.

Our team
The Bolton Clarke Research Institute comprises a multi-disciplinary team of research fellows and officers, and is underpinned by a strong governance framework including an ethics committee.

Our work
Our approach to research is to identify pressing health needs, and co-design studies with our clients, residents and carers, and frontline staff to understand these needs and find ways to resolve them. We do this by listening to our clients and expert clinicians, and by leading research collaborations with national and international researchers, universities and centres in the areas of ageing, chronic illness, mental health and disability.

Our diverse areas of expertise include healthy ageing, chronic illness management, dementia, mental health, falls prevention and medications management. Our research falls under 4 themes supporting healthy ageing – optimising health and wellbeing, combating loneliness and isolation, assistive technology and post-traumatic stress disorder.


Bolton Clarke Research Institute
Level 1.01, 973 Nepean Hwy,
Bentleigh, Victoria, 3204

Faith in Action

We are a local non-profit, volunteer organization that provides transportation, home visits, errands, phone friends and medical equipment to the seniors of Georgetown, Texas.  We help them maintain their independence and quality of life in a Aging in Place atmosphere.  We also instruct the ‘A Matter of Balance’ program in partnership with AGE of Central Texas.


Faith in Action Georgetown
P.O. Box 743
Georgetown, TX 78627

FirstCare Healthplans

FirstCare Health Plans believes that all Texans and our communities should be healthy and that health care should be accessible to everyone.

We were founded in Amarillo in 1985, and we are still locally owned and Texas-based more than 30 years later. We currently serve over 160,000 of our friends and neighbors in 143 counties throughout west and central Texas.

We’re proud to call Covenant Health and Hendrick Health System our owners—a relationship that allows us to offer access to high-quality primary care providers, specialists, hospitals, and health care services in the areas we serve.

Our lines of business include HMO, PPO, Medicaid and CHIP products, as well as other ancillary offerings for both groups and individuals.

Our Mission
Working together to serve our customers and build healthier communities—one member at a time.


FirstCare Health Plans
1901 W. Loop 289
Suite 9
Lubbock, Tx 79407

Genesis Therapy Services (GTS)

Genesis Therapy Services (GTS) was established in 2011 as an outpatient therapy clinic in McAllen, TX.  It was opened to provide direct occupational therapy services to people of all ages.  It was closed due to lack of referrals from medical providers.  The company has been inactive for the past six years.  However, due to a renewed interest of focusing its occupational therapy services in the Productive Aging practice area, GTS is being re-opened with a focus to provide therapeutic services and community services to the elderly, or geriatric population, aged 65 plus years.  Our mission at this time is being redefined to include meeting the needs of the elderly to age productively and prevent injury to prolong good health and functional independence while being sensitive to the cultural impact on their lives.  Activities will encompass the needs of this population to improve their function, health, safety and well being, including fall prevention programs, community services such as education classes and support groups, therapy services, and self-management programs for diabetes and arthritis.   Evidenced-based approached will be sought in all aspects of client care.

No website at this time.

Genesis Therapy Services, PLLC
2316 Story Lane
Palmhurst, TX 78573


Harris County Area Agency on Aging

The Harris County Area Agency on Aging is a part of the City of Houston Health Department.  The Agency was established in January, 1977 to provide federally funded social services for the elderly, as authorized by the Grants for Community Programs on Aging, Title III, Older Americans Act of 1965.

Under the overall goal of a comprehensive community based services delivery system, the Harris County Area Agency on Aging has the following federally mandated responsibilities:

  • Determine the need for social and nutrition services with special attention given to those elderly in greatest economic or social need.
  • Advocate for the elderly by increasing the awareness of service providers, elected officials, civic groups, and the corporate and voluntary sectors regarding the needs of the elderly.
  • Utilize federal funds to fill identified service gaps.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to service providers and private sector organizations relating to aging programs and services.


Houston Health Department – Area Agency on Aging
8000 N. Stadium, 3rd floor
Houston, TX 77054


Harris County Public Health (HCPH)

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is the health department for Harris County, Texas – the third most populous county in the United States. Harris County is spread over a geographic area of nearly 1,800 square miles (roughly the size of the state of Rhode Island).  With an annual budget of over $100 million, HCPH provides comprehensive public health services throughout  the community with the support of  its dedicated workforce of 650+ public health professionals – all  committed to improving the health and well-being of our residents and the communities in which they live, learn, work, worship and play.  HCPH supports the entire county including the city of Houston, thus providing services to over 4 million people in total.


Harris County Public Health
7457 Harwin Drive, Suite 328
Houston, TX.  77036

Heart of Texas Area Agency on Aging

We are a health and human services organization committed to improving the quality of life for those in greatest need by providing advocacy, assistance and access to services to persons 60 and over and to those who are on Medicare so that they can live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible. We also provide evidence based workshops to educate individuals how to take charge of their health and live happier, healthier lives.


Heart of Texas Area Agency on Aging
1514 S. New Road
Waco, TX 76711

Sheltering Arms Senior Services Division of BakerRipley

BakerRipley builds on Houston’s dynamic economy by delivering community-based solutions that enable individuals to fulfill their aspirations to earn, learn, belong and be well. Sheltering Arms Senior Services (SASS) merged with BakerRipley in 2011, becoming one of its four divisions.  SASS has become one of Houston’s most treasured agencies, providing a comprehensive array of services for seniors and their family caregivers for more than 120 years.  Sheltering Arms Senior Services (SASS) is comprised of various programs with goals that collectively focus on improving the lives of seniors living in and around Houston. Services are grouped into 3 main program areas including: Senior Health and Wellness, Senior Engagement and Connection, and Dementia and Caregiver Support.


Sheltering Arms Senior Services Division of BakerRipley
3838 Aberdeen Way
Houston, TX 77025

Methodist Healthcare San Antonio

Stay Upright Fall Prevention

Methodist Healthcare San Antonio has allowed for the creation of the Stay Upright fall prevention program. Our program provides fall prevention education resources for our hospital patients and families.


Stay Upright Fall Prevention Program
Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital
9150 Huebner Road, Suite 100
San Antonio, Texas 78240

Superior Healthplan

Our mission is “transforming the health of the community, one person at a time”.  Superior Healthplan is a managed care organization that is contracted with the State of Texas to provide Medicaid services.  The programs that we provide are STAR, STAR Kids, STAR Plus, CHIP, and STAR Health.  We provide these programs in different service areas throughout the state of Texas and not all programs are in all service areas except for STAR Health which is the Foster Children’s Medicaid program throughout the state of Texas.  There are other managed care organizations – usually two to four organizations per service area – which provide these Medicaid services.  It is meant to give our members a choice.  All the plans provide the same benefits as outlined by the contract with the State of Texas.  Individuals will select a plan and be able to receive additional “value added” services that are offered by each plan.  These value-added services are different from plan to plan.  My goal as a Community Ambassador is to provide education to community based organizations and individuals on Superior Healthplan’s benefits and value added services.  We partner with non-profit, education, and other organizations to help educate our under-served communities on health initiatives – both internal and community based – available to help live healthier lives.


Superior HealthPlan
5900 E. Ben White Blvd.
Austin, TX 78741

Texas Health and Human Services (HHS)

Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) improves the health, safety and well-being of Texans through good stewardship of public resources. Qualified Texans can receive health and human benefits and services including:

  • Medicaid
  • Long-term care
  • SNAP food benefits and TANF cash assistance
  • Behavioral health services
  • Services to help keep people who are older or who have disabilities in their homes and communities
  • Services for women and other people with special health needs

HHS also oversees regulatory functions including:

  • Licensing and credentialing long-term care facilities
  • Licensing child care providers
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of state supported living centers and state hospitals


Texas Health and Human Services
701 West 51st Street, MC W616
Austin, Texas 78751

Texas Health Resources

The mission of Texas Health Resources is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve.  Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes Texas Health Physicians Group and hospitals under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. The system also includes outpatient facilities, satellite ERs, home health and preventive and fitness services to provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life.


Texas Health Resources
612 E Lamar Blvd.
Arlington, TX  76011

Texas Healthy Communities Program

Texas Healthy Communities Program (TXHC)

Texas Healthy Communities Program (TXHC) empowers Texans to improve their health in all the places they live, work and play. Communities complete an assessment reviewing eight-priority community-based policy, systems, and environmental change indicators vital to reducing the burden of chronic disease. These include physical activity, healthy food access, mother-friendly environments, healthy schools, healthy worksites, comprehensive tobacco control, cardiac and stroke response, healthcare quality.  Currently in development is a 9th indicator, healthy aging.  Communities are assigned a recognition level (honorable mention, bronze, silver, gold) based on the results of the TXHC assessment.


Texas Department of State Health Services
2521 West Front Street
Tyler, TX 75702

Texas Physical Therapy Association

The Texas Physical Therapy Association advances physical therapist practice to optimize the movement, health, and wellness of people in Texas.

The TPTA's goals are:

  1. Empower Society
    Society will recognize physical therapists as experts in movement and wellness.
  2. Empower the Association
    The TPTA will be a dynamic and relevant organization through membership engagement and meaningful communication.
  3. Empower the Profession
    Physical therapists will attain patient access to and equitable payment for physical therapist services.


Texas Physical Therapy Association
900 Congress Avenue, Suite L110
Austin, TX 78701

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Garrison Institute on Aging

The Garrison Institute on Aging is a unique organization whose mission is to promote healthy aging through cutting-edge research in Alzheimer's disease and other diseases of aging, and through innovative educational and community outreach programs that target students, clinicians, researchers, health care professionals and the public.

The vision of the institute is to become nationally and internationally recognized as a center of excellence for the creation and application of new knowledge about healthy aging through research, innovative interdisciplinary education and collaborative community outreach efforts.


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Garrison Institute on Aging
6630 S. Quaker
Suite E
Lubbock, Texas 79413

UnitedHealthcare Community & State

UnitedHealthcare Community & State is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives, and helping make the health system work better for everyone. The company provides diversified solutions to states to care for the economically disadvantaged, the medically underserved, and those without the benefit of employer-funded healthcare coverage. We manage health care for beneficiaries of more than 70 different health care programs, including Medicaid, CHIP and various programs for the uninsured.


UnitedHealthcare Community and State
14141 Southwest Freeway Suite 800
Sugarland, TX 77478

UNT Health Science Center

As a leader in providing care to older adults in North Texas, the Center for Geriatrics aims to empower seniors through exemplary clinical service, education, and research in order to lead the best quality of life possible. We provide comprehensive interdisciplinary Geriatric Assessments in an outpatient clinical setting. The Center specializes in the treatment of Alzheimer’s and Major Neurocognitive Disorders. The Center for Geriatrics faculty provides education to interprofessional students. We are active in research in various aspects of aging. The Center actively participates in community outreach and education.


UNTHSC Center for Geriatric
855 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

WellMed Charitable Foundation

The WellMed Charitable Foundation is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization that supports seniors and their caregivers in our community with a special emphasis on wellness, prevention, and living with chronic illness. The Foundation operates nine state of the art senior centers, and the Caregiver SOS Program.  The Caregiver SOS program offers Wellness, Information, Support, and Education (WISE) activities to support and develop WISE caregivers.  Two programs offered through the Foundation are the Caregiver Teleconnection program, a telephone-based education and support program for caregivers, and the Stress-Busting Program, an evidence-based program that has been demonstrated to reduce perceived stress, depression, and caregiver burden for family caregivers. The Foundation is the owner and distributor of the Stress-Busting Program, which is currently operational in 15 states.


The WellMed Charitable Foundation
8637 Fredericksburg RD
Suite 100
San Antonio, Texas 78240

West Central Texas Agency on Aging

The mission of the West Central Texas Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging is to serve as the region’s leader in advocating, planning, coordinating, and providing a full range of services and opportunities to individuals over 60, their caregivers, and family members. Our services are designed to assist older individuals in aging well, maintaining meaningful, dignified and independent lives in their own home and communities as long as possible.


West Central Texas Council of Governments
Area Agency on Aging
3702 Loop 322
Abilene, TX 79602

Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District

The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District is a full service public health agency; staffed by over 80 employees who are focused on achieving the organization’s mission of preventing illness and injury, promoting a healthy and safe community, and protecting all members of our community.  The Health District has extensive experience providing education and clinical services to a diverse community, including those from low socio-economic backgrounds, those with limited access to all types of resources including health care, and racial and ethnic minority population

At the Wichita Falls - Wichita County Public Health District our Vision is: Healthy People, Healthy Community.  We have a collaboration with local restaurants in offering healthy menu items, which are listed on our Eat Well website.  Also for our Community and Clinical Health Bridge Project we are developing a website which will help medical professionals refer patients to local resources related to their health challenges such as: support groups, classes, and programs.  We will be working with local physicians and medical groups to partner in this process. We offer a wide variety of education options for the community as well.


Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District
1700 Third Street
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301