Aging Resources

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.

Aging & Sleep

As we age, our body changes, but our need for sleep does not change. Like adults of all ages, older people need 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Getting that amount of much needed rest becomes harder and harder as we age due to biological changes. According to...

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2019

Why Asbestos Cancer Riddles the Senior Community As our bodies and minds age, there are a number of things we start to seamlessly factor into our daily routines. Writing checklists, bringing a sweater, buying more supportive shoes, having spare glasses and the list...

Festive Fall Activities for Older Adults

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder! It is almost Fall! With the arrival of Fall comes the opportunity for wholesome & life enriching activities. Here are some ideas of activities you can enjoy this Fall! We hope you remember to have...

Memory problems

Older adults often worry about memory decline as they age. It is important to inform the doctor about changes affecting daily living. For example, tell the doctor that you are having problems with remembering short term events or thinking clearly. The doctor will most...

Advance Directives

Advance directives are specific written instructions to inform others of what type of care would be preferred if a person is critically ill or dying. There are two types of advance directives: Living Will- A living will records a person's end-of-life wishes for...