Houston Health Department

Special Projects

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The Agency's special projects include:

  • Older Americans Month: This month is dedicated to the older adult and is highlighted by various activities throughout May.
  • Ho.M.E. (Houston's Meals for the Elderly): Private sector funding of a supplementary meal program for the homebound elderly, serving meals on holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • Texas Silver-Haired Legislature: Five representatives from Harris County are elected by their peers (over age 60). Prior to each state legislative session, 116 Silver-Haired Legislators from throughout Texas meet to debate and prioritize issues to be addressed by state lawmakers.

For more information, call the Harris County Area Agency on Aging at 832-393-4301.  If outside Harris County, please call toll free 1-800-213-8471. 

Long-term care federal/state special project

The Long-Term Care Awareness Campaign, “Own Your Future”, is a project to increase consumer awareness about the need to plan ahead for long-term care. The Campaign is a unique partnership between the federal government – HHS agencies including the Administration on Aging (AoA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) – and the states. To date, successful campaigns have been launched in 8 states that provide tools and information to help individuals make the best choices for their potential long-term care needs. The Campaign is currently planning a next phase, Phase III, which will include additional state campaigns and an expanded consumer website for long term care information.



For more information, go to
www.aoa.gov/ownyourfuture or call 866-PLAN-LTC or 866-752-6582.

 

 

For more information, call the Harris County Area Agency on Aging at 832-393-4301.  If outside Harris County, call toll free 1-800-213-8471. The HCAAA's main office is located at 8000 North Stadium Drive, 3rd floor, Houston, TX 77054. Click here for a map. Our email address is aging@houstontx.gov.


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