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Recent News from Family Eldercare

United Way for Greater Austin Slashes Senior Funds

July 19 we learned that the United Way for Greater Austin would be unable to honor their contract with Family Eldercare (and 21 other partner agencies) effective immediately. This is concerning on a number of levels. Our community depends on the United Way to provide stable funding for the safety net of programs that serve…Read More

Elderly, Homeless Get Help With Heat

As summer temperatures set in, FrontSteps, a homeless assistance program, and Family Eldercare, an elderly assistance program, are running projects to help protect the elderly and the homeless from the extreme heat. FrontSteps is distributing 76,000 bottles of water to the homeless as they take shelter at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless. Mitchell…Read More

Austin 360 Promotes 2012 Fan Fare Friday Music Line-Up

It’s officially summer and, of course, Austin has already settled into regular high temperatures in the 90s. Family Eldercare, which provides essential services to seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers, is once again having its Summer Fan Drive to raise money and collect fans for clients in need. This week is the popular Fan Fare…Read More

KXAN live coverage of 2012 Fan Fare Friday

KXAN’s Jim Spencer broadcast live all day at Fan Fare Friday 2012 to drive donations of fans and funds to Family Eldercare.?With?their support and that of our other Fan Fare Friday sponsors AMD and KGSR 93.3 we had our most successful event to date! We raised over $90,000 to purchase fans and provide other essential…Read More

Honor our elders by creating truly senior-friendly Austin

Last month the Austin American-Statesman ran a series of articles and columns about the rapidly changing landscape of Austin’s population. It’s true, Central Texas is getting older. Quickly. Jeremy Schwartz’s excellent piece (“Austin unprepared for wave of poor seniors,” April 8) detailed the challenges we face in planning for the growing senior population in particular…Read More