Category: Outreach
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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CAPCOG to recognize emergency telecommunicators in April
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CAPCOG, in its capacity as the Capital Area Emergency Telecommunications District, will honor the region’s more than 800 emergency telecommunicators during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week — April 10 through 16 — and encourages local jurisdictions to participate in recognizing

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CAPCOG homeland security director joins EMAT board
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Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT) members elected Martin Ritchey, CAPCOG’s homeland security director, to serve as the association’s treasurer at its 15th Annual Leadership Symposium in February. As one of four at-large board members, Ritchey will be able advocate

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Air awareness campaign ACTs on Central Texas Ozone season
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CAPCOG kicked off its air quality awareness campaign, Air Central Texas (ACT), for the sixth year to help people understand how to reduce air pollutants, limit health risks caused by poor air quality, and take action when air quality is

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CAPCOG hosts Comptroller for Texas Broadband Tour
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CAPCOG will be hosting the Texas Comptroller, Glenn Hegar, and the state’s new Broadband Development Office as part of its Texas Broadband Listening Tour 2022 at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 10 in the CAPCOG Office’s Lantana Room. The tour is

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AAACAP Benefits Counselors talk Medicare, other resources
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Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area, a CAPCOG division, benefits counselors are offering in-person and virtual presentations for groups around the region to educate older adults and their caregivers about Medicare programs and other resources that can impact

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