December 2013


Consumer Advisory Council (CAC)
Do you know of an older adult who would be interested in becoming a member of the Consumer Advisory Council? If so please contact Elizabeth DeLozier at 713-685-2816 for more information.

2014 Direct Care Worker of the Year Nomination Announcement
The Direct Care Worker of the Year Award will be given at the 17th Annual Direct Care Workers conference luncheon on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 to recognize individuals who serve as role models for others, who go "above and beyond the call of duty," and/or who contribute to improving client satisfaction or quality of life for the seniors they serve. Individuals can be nominated for the award by their managers, supervisors, co-workers, or family members of clients. Click here to read the 2014 Direct Care Worker of the Year Nomination Guidelines. All nominations must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, March 31, 2014.

Healthy IDEAS Spotlight
Healthy IDEAS is being replicated in three seprate areas in (1) Honolulu, Hawaii; (2) Mobile, Alabama; and (3) St. Paul, Minnesota. Click here to learn more about Healthy IDEAS.


Save the Date - The 17th Annual Direct Care Workers Conference
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
7:30am - 4:30pm
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007
*If you would like to be added to the email distribution list for conference announcements, or if your organization is able to provide a door prize or giveaway item, please contact Josh Reynolds at or call 713-685-2437.

Caregiver Holiday Special
With the holidays around the corner, give a special gift to a caregiver you know for a one year subscription to Today's Caregiver magazine. The magazine offers the best resources to address caregivers' needs and concerns. MORE.

Training Videos for Care Givers
As part of the Fall 2013 Direct Care Workers Conference, Ange Dickson Finn, a Level 2 Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner and owner of Tap Into Yourself, performed a Care for the Caregiver well-being training with conference participants. Click here to watch the three 45-minute training videos led by Ms. Finn.


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

Check out Medicare changes during open enrollment
The Medicare open-enrollment period started October 15 and ends on December 7. Click here to read about the rules and exceptions on the Medicare open-enrollment process.

As Boomers Become Seniors, Healthcare Technology Demand Grows
As baby boomers become seniors, a new generation of tech-savvy seniors is emerging. Research estimates 3.5 million U.S. citizens a year are expected to reach 65 years old through 2023, and the impact technology will have for these emerging seniors will be different than today. MORE.

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