Aging Resources

Fear of Death

Death is an inevitable process that everyone must go through at some point; there is no avoiding it. It is natural to have a fear of death and to feel anxiety about either oneself or a loved one dying. As older adults approach it, they can easily experience anxiety, a...

Aging & Driving

Getting one's license is a huge milestone in many people's eyes; having this new sense of independence can be life-changing. You suddenly do not have to rely on others for your transportation. Need to go to the store? Want to go hang out with friends? Going to church?...

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...

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.