Aging Resources

Successful Aging- What is it?

The saying "Oh they have aged well", as well as, "time did not do them good" are both phrases we have heard people use to describe those who have reached later stages in life. Statements such as these appear to be placing the older population in two categories: who...

The Dangers of Falling

A difficulty that older adults face on a daily basis is the increasing possibility of falling. The older a person gets, the more dangerous falling can become. Every year, 3 million older adults are treated in emergency rooms due to a fall, and 1 out of 5 falls result...

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

The holidays are a very busy time for most people. With the hustle and bustle of social events, gift buying, and traveling, taking care of your health gets pushed to the wayside of all of the festivities. These are some ideas that should help you keep healthier this...

Fighting Loneliness During the Holidays

It's that time of year! The holiday season is just about in full swing. Tis' the season for good food, friends, and family - at least for most of us. Though this time of year is generally viewed as happy and exciting, for many, this is a time that reminds people of...

Other Helpful Links

Aging Services – Department of Health and Human Services website

Alzheimer’s Association –  National homepage

Area Agency on Aging  –  The Abilene resource through the West Central Texas Council of Governments.

Meaningful Activities  –  Explore how music, art and pet visits can improve quality of life experiences.

Texas Silver-Haired Legislature –  Advocates for Seniors through Public Policy

Age Wave – Understanding the effects of an aging population

Regrets of the Dying –  five most common regrets shared by those faced with dying

Amy Hanson – With a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Family Ministry from Manhattan Christian College, a Master’s degree in Gerontology from Abilene Christian University, and a Ph.D. in Human Sciences from the University of Nebraska, Dr. Amy Hanson proposes new ways to engage older adults in ministry and community.