Alamo Area Council of Governments — Support and Empowerment for Older Adults with IDD and their Caregivers

Support and Empowerment for Older Adults with IDD and their Caregivers

Project Goal
Empower and support older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their caregivers to age in place, improve their health, and attain a higher quality of life.

Project Summary
The Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) is spearheading an innovative project in the San Antonio area to holistically address the health and well-being of older adults with IDD and their caregivers. The project provides classes and other educational resources to meet wide-ranging nutrition, fitness, and wellness needs. Through partnerships with community organizations, the project offers training on financial empowerment, tax preparation, schooling, utility assistance, and independent living.

The project also offers training to AACOG staff to identify aging caregivers supporting adults with IDD and make appropriate referrals for support services. By providing information, resources, and support, AACOG’s project is working to better serve and support the unique needs of older adults with IDD and their caregivers.

Project Start
May 2019

Contact
8700 Tesoro Drive, Ste. 160
San Antonio, TX 78217
210-362-5200
Website

Project Director
Virginia Charles

Geographic Reach
Bexar County

Bexar County