Area Agency on Aging (AAACAP)

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Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) serves older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers with a variety of services and supports throughout the region. It works to ensure people can maintain their best quality of life in the environment of their choosing. It also operates the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Capital Area (ADRC-CAP), which connects people with the support programs that can assist them.

AAACAP provides services to support and advocate for the health, safety and well-being of older adults in CAPCOG 10-county region — Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis and Williamson counties.

Since 1982, it has provided services that help meet your needs or the needs of someone you care for. AAACAP directly provides older adults and their caregivers through its Access and Assistance program, Benefits Counseling, Long-term care and Assisted Living Facilities Ombudsman services, Care Coordination and Information, Referral and Assistance services. AAACAP provides services to caregivers under the National Family Caregiver Support Program. It also contracts with other agencies to ensure the availability of services such as transportation, nutrition, homemaker and senior center operations.

Celebrating Aging

Older Americans Month – May

Every year, CAPCOG joins the U.S. Administration for Community Living in celebrating May as Older Americans Month.  This year’s theme, Age My Way, highlights how planning, participation, accessibility, and making connections all play a role in aging in place.

National Family Caregivers Month – November

Every November, CAPCOG joins many organizations in recognizing the work put forth by family caregivers in caring for their loved ones. According to the AARP, there are 3.4 million family caregivers throughout Texas who provide $35.1 billion worth of unpaid caregiving services.

A caregiving expert demonstrates how to use a gait belt during the 2015 Striking A Balance Conference, which is put on AGE of Central Texas and the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area.

AAACAP, CAPCOG Provided Services & Resources

CAPCOG, through AAACAP, provides a many services to older adults throughout the 10-county region. Among them are federal and state funding to congregate and home-delivered meal programs; ombudsman services, that help advocate for older adults living in long-term care and assisted-living facilitates; health and wellness programs and more. A number of these services are geared toward assisting older adults or their caregivers, so they can age well and age in place.

Older Adult Regional Planning

AAACAP plans, develops and provides a coordinated system of services designed to promote independence for persons 60 years of age and older with a primary focus on frail, rural and low-income minority individuals. This mission is mandated through the Older American’s Act of 1965, as amended (OAA), and supported by Texas Health and Human Services.

The 2024-26 AAACAP Area Plan tells the story of the region’s older adults through demographic data and community surveys; it also sets goals and strategies for assisting people to live as independently as possible.

AAACAP’s previous area plan was for 2021-22. The plan was extended to cover 2023 by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.