AGE of Central Texas

Organizational Overview

AGE of Central Texas
3710 Cedar Street Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78705

Mission Statement

AGE of Central Texas tackles the challenges of aging with expert, compassionate solutions to make aging a journey of triumph. We are dedicated to older adults and those who care for them and most of who we serve has a form of dementia or Alzheimer's. Drawn from the words of our founders, Bert Kruger Smith and Willie Kocurek, "our vision is to make aging a shared journey".

AGE of Central Texas is a homegrown Austin nonprofit celebrating our 30th Anniversary this year! Our impact has grown rapidly helping over 4,000 seniors and caregivers in 2015. THANK YOU for donating!

Pick your bus impact!:
$25- provides gas for a morning pick-up route to the Adult Day Center
$50- powers our vehicles to transport seniors at the lower income housing authority to run errands
$120- Buckle up a senior for an adventure
$500- (4 total) sponsors a tire to propel our bus
1000$*- a "window" of an opportunity to increase our transportation routes
1500$*- Lift a senior up by sponsoring the handicap lift

We give relief to 4,000+ caregivers and aging citizens each year through our diverse programs that include our Adult Day Center, Caregiver U, Computer Lab, Health Equipment Lending (HELP) Program, and our Early Memory Loss Support Program.

Since last year's Amplify...
We now have 44 seniors on a wait-list for our Williamson County Adult Day Health Center.
We provide transportation to and from the city's senior lower income housing (Housing Authority for City of Austin, HACA).
A new Memory Connections site is to open at the Baylor, Scott, & White Clinic in Sun City.
BUT we need YOU to help us buy a bus!

We ensure transportation is not a barrier to access some of our programs and we have an opportunity to add a new bus to our fleet. DONATE NOW to provide freedom, socialization, and access to the world for your senior neighbors!

Impact Statement

In 2016, we helped more than 90 individuals through our Memory Connections program- supports those with an early dementia diagnosis. We provided 1,700 pieces of equipment at no charge through our Health Equipment Lending Program and gave more than 300 individuals the tools they need to care for their aging loved one through our Caregiver U. On average 70, seniors use our adult day center which provides them with nutritious meals, medical care, and social activities, as well as respite for the family.

Needs Statement

"Get On The Bus With Us!"
Our goal is to buy a bus!

This bus will:
Add a new route from Williamson County to Austin for seniors on our wait-list for the Adult Day Center!
-->AKA prevention of isolation and depression, access to medical care, and respite for family.
Give us the ability to pick up and drop off medical equipment and supplies to our less mobile HELP clients!
-->First time ever we can help those that cannot come to us through this free program.
Increase transportation routes for lower income seniors at the housing authority!
-->For many, this is the only time they will get to go out into the community for their errands and social time.
We are WORKING to be a solution for the transportation issue, increase access to our programs, and preventing depression and isolation in seniors. so.... Get On The Bus With Us!

"I know it can be frustrating when you do nice things for someone with Alzheimer's because they dont remember what you've done. Well, apparently, Dad does, at least for a while....I am so thankful for all of you, for the love and care that you show each day for Dad...." Son, caregiver, and benefactor of our Adult Day

"AGE is life-giving." - Barbara Wiederaenders, board member and former family caregiver

"We want to be on our own two feet, but we all need assistance--we all need a helping hand. No person's an island." - Wilbur, 87 years old, client

"You know exactly where your funds are going to go, you know exactly who you are going to help, and you know they are going to be good stewards of your donation." - Lynda Shanblum, donor
Volunteers are vital to AGE, and we could not serve as many individuals as we do without their hard work and dedication. Volunteers enhance the lives of the older adults and caregivers that we serve, help our operations to run at their best, and sustain the culture of service and goodwill that AGE has been part of since 1986. We welcome individual and group volunteers in our Adult Day Health Centers, Memory Connections program, Health Equipment Lending Program (HELP), at our seminars, and around the facilities at AGE. For more information on getting started contact Janna Kenniston:
Amount: $10,000 & St.David's Foundation Grant Partner
Sponsored By: St. David's Foundation and Anonymous Donors

St. David's Foundation has offered a $1M matching grant to be distributed among their nonprofit Grant Partners on Amplify Austin Day. St. David's Foundation's 2017 Grant Partners will receive funds on a pro-rata basis.

Each nonprofit will receive matching funds based on their total funds raised on Amplify Austin Day. Last year, this match resulted in a 30% boost to the funds raised by Grant Partners on the Day.

Anonymous donors have designated certain hours within the 24 hour period for matching funds.
The matching fund hours are:
March 2nd
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

March 3rd
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
5:00 pm- 6:00 pm