National Immunization Month

August is National Immunization
Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of
getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. You have the power to
protect yourself and your family against serious diseases like whooping cough,
cancers caused by HPV, and pneumonia with vaccines.

During NIAM you are encouraged to
talk to your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional to ensure […]

Staying Safe in Extreme Heat

A large part of the United States
will be experiencing extreme heat conditions (high heat and humidity with the
temperatures above 90 degrees for several days) in the coming days and
weeks. 

Take steps to prepare and stay
safe. Extreme heat can be dangerous for all, but especially for older adults
and people with chronic conditions.

Here are some tips for coping
with […]

Austin State Supported Living Center

The state supported living
centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are
medically fragile or who have behavioral problems. They are in need of
volunteers for the following positions:

Campus Buddy – Volunteers can be
partnered with a specific individual on their campus and spend time with them
doing things they enjoy, like walking, playing games, bike riding, or […]

Family Eldercare Fan Drive

The Summer Fan Drive provides new
box and oscillating fans to seniors, adults with disabilities, and families
with children in Central Texas.

While a fan is a simple object,
the impact of this program is monumental on the health and well-being of recipients.
especially the medically fragile, very old, or very young. Fans, which can
lower the body’s temperature by […]

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