January 2014


Consumer Advisory Council (CAC)
The next Consumer Advisory Council Meeting will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 11:30am-1:00pm at the United Way of Greater Houston. 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
Care for Elders is excited to report that the Healthy IDEAS webpage is currently being updated on many areas of the webpage. Once the overall webpage updates are finalized, we will share this with you.


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 jreynolds@careforelders.org or call 713-685-2437

Free Workshop for Direct Care Workers!
Care for Elders presents Laughter is a Powerful Medicine from 6:00-7:30pm on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the United Way of Greater Houston. Space is limited to 50 participants, and registration is required by Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Click here to view the flyer for more information.


Houston 2014 Healthcare Fraud Summit
Click here to view the flyer.

Free Admission
Friday, February 14, 2014
United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Dr., Houston, 77007
8:30am to 12:15pm
Registration begins at 8:00 am
Breakfast will be provided.
Prior registration is required; email
Questions? 713-341-6187

Houston Galveston Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Listening Sessions
H-GAC Area Agency on Aging wants input on current programs, future ideas, and unmet needs for Older Texans in our area. There are two upcoming listening sessions: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 and Tuesday, January 21, 2014. The Listening Sessions are critical sources of information to determine the communities' needs for developing a two year plan (2015-2016) to service older adults, 60 years and older.
Click here to veiw the flyer.
Also, click to read the Listening Session Fact Sheet, Listening Session Rules, and Listening Session Locations.

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

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