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Alzheimer's Association Support Group - SW Austin
every month on the Second Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:00.
Sponsored by Arveda Alzheimer's Family Care, Assisted Living
Family caregivers have an overwhelming job and need the opportunity to discuss and brainstorm ideas with other people who are caring for a relative with Alzheimer's or a related dementia. All support groups are free of charge. Our meeting room is small and space is limited. Please call 512-637-5403 to RSVP.
More Information: Arveda Alzheimer’s Family Care, LLC
Savvy Social Security Workshop
Join the Austin Public Library and Daniel Larsen of Larsen Financial Management for Savvy Social Security Planning, a financial planning workshop that will teach you how to coordinate benefits with your spouse, how to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits as well as when it makes sense to delay benefits and when it does not. You will also learn the strategies retirees and pre-retirees are using to get the most potential income from their SSI benefit, actionable steps you can take to optimize your Social Security income and some costly mistakes that are commonly made and how you can avoid them. Savvy Social Security Planning is free and open to the public. For more information please call 512-974-7400 or visit library.austintexas.gov.
Wednesday, May 1, 6 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd., 512-974-8700
Monday, May, 6 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
Cepeda Branch, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd., 512-974-7372
Don't leave Social Security income on the table!
After being told for years that Social Security is "going broke," baby boomers are realizing that it will soon be their turn to collect. But the decisions you make now can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits you stand to receive over your lifetime. This informative seminar covers the basics of Social Security and reveals strategies for maximizing your benefits.
Don't make a $147,000 mistake!
Retiring in 2013, the average baby boomer could leave $147,000 or more in lifetime social security benefits on the table, based on just one choice. For those with a higher earnings history, the cost can be much greater.
More Information: Austin Public Library
WELCOME BRICKS 4 KIDZ!
YCG welcomes our newest member, Bricks 4 Kidz.
Learn more about their curriculum, after school options, pre-school enrichment, spring break & summer camps and even free events where your child can make and take something awesome! WELCOME BRICKS 4 KIDZ!
More Information: Bricks 4 Kidz
Preparation Kit for HomeCare of Loved One
BrightStar Healthcare has created this Preparation Kit to help make the process of obtaining quality home care easier and eliminate any unwelcome surprises. It will help you consider what you and your loved one’s care needs are and help you paint a realistic picture of the patient’s needs so that the right caregiver match can be made.
More Information: BrightStar Healthcare
Fresh Food For Families
Families can pick up fresh produce at three distribution sites. Fresh Food for
Families is a partnership effort between Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services
and the Capital Area Food Bank. Fresh Food For Families distribution dates and times
are listed below:
* Turner-Roberts Rec Center every 2nd Wednesday at 2 - 4 pm
* Montopolis Neighborhood Center every 4th Wednesday 8 - 10 am
* Dove Springs Rec Center every 2nd Friday 2 - 4 pm
More Information: Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
FREE SAT/ACT for Jrs and Srs: Dec 15th and Jan 5th
For incoming JUNIORS and SENIORS: Free Practice ACT/SAT's will be given at the College Nannies + Tutors Learning Centers all summer long! The exam mimics the setting and timing of the actual tests, and students will leave with their results. The more familiar students are with the test, the better they will perform on the "real thing!" Call 372-8385 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot.
More Information: College Nannies + Tutors NW Hills Learning Center
FREE Computer Classes For Older Adults
Join us for FREE computer classes that teach older adults how to access reliable health information on the internet presented by the Little Walnut Creek Branch of the Austin Public Library and Dr. Bo Xie and graduate students in the School of Nursing and the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Xie’s research and teaching focus on life-long learning of technology, particularly for health-related purposes.
No prerequisite computer skills are required. Each class is two days a week for four weeks. New sessions are beginning March 19, 2013, so sign up today! The classes are free, but seats may be limited. To register, please call 512-471-9407.
The Electronic Health Information for Lifelong Learners (eHill) research project is funded with federal funds from the National Institute of Health. Because the computer classes are part of the eHill research project, we ask all participants to complete questionaires before and after the class.
Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W. Rundberg Ln.
10 a.m. - 12 p.m., on Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. on Mondays & Wednesdays
All Library programs and events are free and open to the public. For more information call (512) 974-9860 or visit library.austintexas.gov.
More Information: Little Walnut Creek Branch - Austin Public Library System
Mathworks at Texas State University is now accepting applications for its 2013 summer math programs.
The programs engage students in doing in-depth mathematics, focusing on the why's and how's of math. Mathworks summer math camps prepare all students to be problem-solvers of today while building solid foundations for the future. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, and alumni, Mathworks is able to provide need-based scholarships for a limited number of students. All interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
More Information: Mathworks - Texas State University
Stroke Survivors and their CarePartners
Join Stroke Survivors and their CarePartners at the monthly meeting for support and education at St .David's Rehab Hospital
Location: St .David's Rehab Hospital 1005 E. 32nd St. Day, ask for the “Day Program” Room
Meeting Dates: 2nd Monday of the Month - Time 4:30-5:30 PM
This monthly support group is ideal for those seeking advice and support from others experiencing stroke recovery. For more information contact Elizabeth Joiner, MA/SLP, LCSW (512) 544-8677
More Information: St. Davids Rehabilitation
Five Legal Documents everyone 21 and over MUST HAVE!!
The Law Office of Mark C. Tarrant has created this easy reference 5 legal documents YOU MUST HAVE to ensure that your wishes are followed in the event you cannot speak for yourself.
More Information: The Law Office of Mark C. Tarrant
Assistance for Low Income Travis County Residents
Travis County Health & Human Services & Veteran Services is now providing assistance for Low Income Travis County Residents with high energy burdens. Services include utility assistance, home weatherization and home repair.
Residents should contact the nearest Travis County center for an application and appointment information. Financial assistance is based on the availability of funds.
Downtown Palm Square Building: 512-854-4120
South Office Post Road: 512-854-9130
Del Valle South Rural Community Center: 512-247-4407
Jonestown Northwest Rural Comm. Ctr.: 512-267-3245
Manor East Rural Comm. Ctr.: 512-272-5561
Oak Hill West Rural Comm. Ctr.: 512-854-2130
Pflugerville North Rural Comm. Center: 512-251-4168
More Information: Travis County Health & Human Services & Veteran Services
Summer Youth Employment Program 2013
Travis County Health & Human Services Youth Employment Programs
What We Do
Provide a variety of work-based learning opportunities to youth throughout the City of Austin and Travis County to include recruitment, training, placement (750 youth), and monitoring of the youth.
Who We Serve
Youth between the ages of 14-17 who reside in the City of Austin and Travis County that are enrolled and attending school to include youth with disabilities up to the age of 22.
•Must by 14 years of age no later than April 1, 2013
•Must reside in Austin/Travis County
•Must attend school in Austin/Travis County (Must provide current year school ID/report card)
•Must complete 15 hours of Job Readiness Training
•Parent/Guardian must attend first fay of training
•Upon assignment, youth must commit to a 5-week work session during the 2013 summer program
How to Participate
Contact the Work-Based Learning/Summer Youth Employment Program’s office beginning January 2, 2013 to be scheduled for the required 15 hours of Job Readiness Training. All training must be completed by March 31st.
Our source of funding comes from Travis County and the City of Austin.
Call 512- 854-4590 to find out how you can participate or e-mail us at: [email protected] or [email protected]
More Information: Travis County Health & Human Services- Youth Employment Program
Clarification of Booster Seat Law
Everyone continues to need clarification of this law, so we'll continue to run it:
Booster Seats are required for children younger than 8, unless they are at least 4 feet 9 inches tall.
Go to the GUIDE IN PRINT tab (below) and find the NEW BOOSTER SEAT LAW pdf under the heading "Families". Pass this important information on to your families and friends.
More Information: Your Community Guide Community