Vaccine Facts from Austin Public Health

Operational Updates : January 12, 2021

The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines have received an Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As part of a statewide program to pilot regional COVID-19 vaccine hubs, Austin Public Health (APH) is slated to receive 12,000 doses in Week 5 allocation from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). The 12,000 vaccines, which represent less […]

Lifetime Connections Without Walls

Lifetime Connections Without Walls is a telephone activities program that provides opportunities for older adults to connect with others in their community and across the country. We offer social and educational sessions, support groups, and friendly conversation all from the comfort of home. We are a program of Family Eldercare, a nonprofit agency serving older adults and […]

4 Tips to Help Older Adults Stay Active in the Winter

By Julie Hayes

This winter will be an atypical one in many ways due to the COVID-19 surge limiting our ability to get outside, along with the usual concerns of cold and flu season and severe weather. However, even during more traditional winters than this one, the temptation to stay in bed and hibernate like bears until the […]

Mental Health Resources during the Holidays

Depression and grief during the holidays are very common for many people. Here are some resources to help you:

Quarantine Chat is a free, new app called Quarantine Chat may help some people who are experiencing loneliness while in isolation during:

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Call the NAMI Helpline at 800-950-NAMI , Or in a crisis,  text “NAMI” to 741741 

Salvation Army […]

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