October 2013


New Leadership Council Members
We are pleased to annouce that Ms. Marlys Berry, Director of Senior Adult Ministries of St. Luke's United Methodist Church and Ms. Barbara Davis, Assistant Deputy Director, Intellectual Disabilities Authority Services, Mental Health Retardation Authority of Harris County have joined the Leadership Council. Both women are active leaders in their communities and will bring a wealth of expertise to the group. We are most fortunate to have both individuals.

Consumer Advisory Council (CAC)
The Consumer Advisory Council re-convened for the first time since the transition to United Way of Greater Houston on Monday, October 21, 2013, 11:30am-1:00P.M. The meeting was held at the United Way of Greater Houston. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Consumer Advisory Council, please contact Elizabeth DeLozier at 713-685-2816.


Care for Elders is pleased to welcome Tammy Mermelstein! Tammy will be leading the Innovation and Access and Coordination efforts at Care for Elders.

Tammy is a JD from the University of Miami and an MSW from Georgia State University.  For the last six years, she has served as the Director of Adult Programs at Skills for Living, where she developed and implemented award-winning financial literacy and life skills programming that has served more than 3,000 individuals, including hundreds of older adults, and secured resources of nearly $400,000 over the last two years to scale programming.  Tammy has a strong advocacy and policy background and an outstanding track record with collaborations, most notably United Way of Greater Houston THRIVE, Bank On Houston, and the Alliance for Economic Inclusion.  She has been honored with the 2011 Pioneer Award Winner by the Alliance for Economic Inclusion and the 2012 Rising Star Award by the League of Women Voters, among other awards.  Tammy’s combination of systems-level thinking, innovation and relationship-building is exceptional, and she will be a great asset to our team.

Contact Tammy Mermelstein:
Phone: 713-685-2812

Fall 2013 Direct Care Workers Conference - Video Released
At the Fall 2013 Direct Care Workers Conference on Monday, August 12, 2013, video clips were taken highlighting the day of the conference. The 3 minute video clip is now available on our wesbite to be watched ! To watch the video, click here.

Save the Date - The 17th Annual Direct Care Workers Conference
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007
*If your organization is able to provide a door prize or giveaway, please contact Josh Reynolds at jreynolds@careforelders.org or call 713-685-2437.


To learn about events happening in the community, please click here to visit the Care for Elders events calendar.

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Release Date for the 2013-2014 Senior Guidance Directory Edition 18
The finalized version of the 2013-2014 Senior Guidance Directory will be distributed on Friday, November 1, 2013 from 10:00am-3:00pm at the American Red Cross building, on the feeder road near the NW corner of Hwy 59 and Kirby. MORE
The digital version of the Senior Guidance Directory can be accessed online at http://srguidance.org

Reaching Out to Senior Houstonians
Click here to read about FREE Elder Law services that can assist seniors, as well as other helpful phone numbers.

Elders fear they will suffer alone as world ages
The world is aging faster than ever before, and what are we doing about it? Click here
to read an article sharing elder's stories on what they are fearing as they grow older.

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