Congratulations to Joan Cox for the HHSC Innovators in Aging Awards

Join us as we congratulate Joan Cox for being named one of the HHSC (Texas Health & Human Services Commission) Innovator’s in Aging Award for 2020! Joan has taught line dance classes at the South Austin Senior Activity Center since 2001. These classes encourage older adults to stay active and engaged in a fun way.

Joan coordinates weekly classes for beginner and intermediate/advanced dancers, creates instructional videos for at-home participation, and schedules group performances throughout the Austin area.

She also helps coordinate and promote the annual statewide Texas Line Dance Jamboree. During the pandemic and winter storm, Joan continued to keep her dancers engaged virtually by sending them practice lessons via email and keeping in touch with folks to be sure they were safe and their needs were being met.

She is a true leader in our community who is invested in the health and well-being of older adults and is more than deserving of this honor!