Category: Outreach
CAPCOG partners to educate children about air quality
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CAPCOG has partnered with the Clean Air Force and Austin FC|Atlas to provide classrooms with air quality monitors to help educate students about the environment while also collecting data on particulate matter (PM) in the region. The Be Air Smart,

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CAPABLE Program adds section for caregivers, expands to Hays, Williamson
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The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area, a CAPCOG division, will expand the service area of the evidence-based intervention program, CAPABLE, that partners nurses, occupational therapists, and home repair professionals with older adults to assist them with aging

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Air Quality Program seeks award nominations
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CAPCOG’s Air Quality Program and its Clean Air Coalition are seeking nominations for the Air Central Texas Awards. The awards celebrate the positive contributions of organizations and individuals make to regional air quality in Central Texas by recognizing the great work happening

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Region experiences five times more Ozone Action Days
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The Austin-Georgetown-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which consists of five CAPCOG counties, has experienced more than five times the number of Ozone Action Days compared to last year. High ground-level ozone concentration days are also on rise which could

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Aging services’ Care Coordination Program aids with fall prevention at home
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National Falls Prevention Week came and went in September, but the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area’s (AAACAP) Care Coordination Program works year-round to help older adults take a stand and be mobile in their homes by making

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AAACAP takes medication screenings back on the road
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The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area, a CAPCOG division, relaunched medications screenings for older adults at community events, such as health fairs, allowing the program to reach more residents closer to home. The screenings review medications and

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CAPCOG to promote Warn Central Texas, Preparedness Month
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The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division released a new Warn Central Texas Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document ahead of National Preparedness Month, September, to encourage residents to register themselves and their families in the regional notification system for local emergency alerts.

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Warn Central Texas earns national recognition award
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The National Association of Counties gave Warn Central Texas an Achievement Award in the category of risk and emergency management for its efforts to maximize resident enrollment in the emergency regional notification system and its ability to reach more than

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CAPCOG recognizes May as Older Americans Month
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CAPCOG encourages communities to join in recognizing old adults’ contributions during Older Americans Month — May, but also to participate in this year’s theme, Age My Way, by helping to serve them. The CAPCOG Executive Committee adopted a resolution proclaiming

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CAPCOG, regional partners recognize Air Quality Awareness Week
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CAPCOG and regional Air Central Texas partners are celebrating national Air Quality Awareness Week — May 2 through 6. The national awareness campaign reminds residents to check their local Air Quality Index (AQI), know when to take health precautions, and

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