2020 AGING Adult SEMINAR SERIES AT LAKE tRAVIS LIBRARY

JANUARY 13

FEBRUARY 10

FEBRUARY 10

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Your Aging Brain

 

Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm.


Seminar Location:


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd.

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.


Location and Topic Subject to Change


About The Topic:

  

Will we lose our memory as we age?

Do thinking and reasoning eventually slow down?

What are the signs of a healthy or unhealthy brain?

Is there anything I can do to avoid having dementia?

These are only a few of the questions to be addressed in the upcoming seminar on brain health and the aging brain. The goal of this month’s seminar is to debunk many of the longstanding myths associated with age related changes, getting older, and brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s. 


This Month's Speakers:


Shannon Johnson-Quaife, Ph.D., Program Director, Alzheimer’s Texas


Alzheimer’s Texas is based in Austin and was established in 1982.  We work to advance research while enhancing care and support for individuals, their families, and caregivers. 


Linda Cooper, Owner AmeriCare Bee Cave, Yoga Instructor

  

Linda’s yoga journey began 30 years ago as a means of stretching & exercise.  It wasn’t until 2011 that she began to realize the subtle effect that yoga had on her mental well-being.  Going through both personal and professional transitions at the time, Linda realized that yoga class was the only place where she could truly be present, leaving her worries outside the studio.  Wanting to share this tool for mental clarity & well-being, Linda attended teacher training in 2016-2017 specializing in hatha yoga & fundamentals of yoga therapy.  She is a certified yoga instructor (RYT 200) and prefers teaching a gentler style of yoga, especially chair yoga.  Linda is the owner of AmeriCare, an in-home personal care service, where she loves to share her yoga knowledge to improve clients' posture, balance, and well-being.


Amy Temperley, Founder, Aging is Cool


For over 25 years, Amy Temperley has been working with older adults in some form or fashion. From her time as a social worker in nursing homes and home health care, to her Executive roles in senior focused nonprofit agencies, Amy has committed her career to serving older adults.


Amy has been called upon time and again to develop relationships and create change in communities and organizations. She is an innovative thinker with a commitment to authentic leadership, problem solving and working within systems to implement change. Amy has a Master’s Degree in Human Services from St. Edward’s University.


Amy and her husband, Damien founded Aging is Cool in 2016 with the dream to create smart, engaging, fun activities for older adults and to address ageism in the world around them. They live just south of Austin, Texas and look forward to replicating Aging is Cool and their signature summer camp, Camp Meraki, on a national level.


Michalyn Reibly, Memory Program Coordinator, Belmont Village Lakeway


 Michalyn is originally from Flower Mound, Texas, a suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Michalyn attended the University of North Texas in Denton. During college, worked at a retirement community as a server in the dining room and enjoys her experiences with the seniors so much that she decided to major in Gerontology with a focus in Sociology and Education. Michalyn is responsible for coordinating varied activities for our memory care programs that reflect the interests, values, and beliefs of the residents, while providing cognitive stimulation and support. Michalyn began her career with Belmont Village as an Enrichment Leader at our Turtle Creek community in Dallas. Recently, Michalyn was selected as one of Belmont Village’s Rising Stats, which identifies team members who have demonstrated a strong skill set, talent and passion for helping seniors live well. Michalyn enjoys reading, going to concerts and the lake, spending time outdoors, traveling, and handing out with her family and cat named Lillian in her spare time.


Maxine Vieyra, Program Director, Alzheimer's Association Capitol of Texas


Maxine P. Vieyra is the current Program Director for the Alzheimer’s Association Capital of Texas Chapter.  She has over 20-years in non-profit and volunteer management.  Maxine has worked in the last 15 years in senior services including non-clinical support to families living with Alzheimer's disease and chronic illness.  


FEBRUARY 10

FEBRUARY 10

FEBRUARY 10

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Navigating the Path that is Right for You After a Discharge or Health Event

 

Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm.


Seminar Location:


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd.

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.


Location and Topic Subject to Change


About The Topic:


 When it is time to discharge after a life event there are so many things to consider and plan. It helps to understand all your options before you take the next steps. We bring experts to help you have a safe-appropriate discharge. Learn where you can get the care you need when you need it. 


This Month's Speakers:


John Brown, Oasis Senior Advisors Austin

 

I began my career in 1979, when I went to work in the pharmacy retail drugstore business. I spent 36 years with one company, and had the opportunity to learn and grow as the Central Texas and Austin area continued to expand. My wife and I have always been committed to staying in the Austin area to raise our children; it truly is a special place to raise a family. One of the goals I have for the next chapter in my life is to help people by continuing to give back to local non-profits serving the aging population. As a community leader and local volunteer, serving people has always been a passion. As a caregiver for my mother as she progresses through the later stages of dementia with added complex medical conditions, I’ve learned first-hand the challenges facing families during these difficult transitions. I’m also reminded of the responsibilities we have to honor and provide for our seniors, as I volunteer and work with local non-profit boards focused on the aging population. I have committed myself to helping seniors through transitions and their daily living needs, offering dignity and passion to do what’s best for them.


Kay Lively, Attorney & Counselor at Law


Kay Lively practices law, enjoying her fourth career.  Besides teaching elementary school (100 years ago), she taught international cooking at an Arizona college, and she owned and operated a bed and breakfast near Sedona. But it was her role as birth mother to one child and adoptive mother to four others that motivated her to become an attorney.  Lively specializes in Estate Planning, including Wills, Trusts, and Probate.  She finds that her clients appreciate an attorney with so much life experience.  "I got a chance to turn into a human being before becoming a lawyer," she says.  Her tagline, “Wills Written At Your Kitchen Table”, reflects an extra service she offers. 


Bobby Scruggs, President & CEO, FirstLight Home Care of Austin

 

Bobby Scruggs is a native of Decatur, AL, but spent most of his developmental years growing up in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio University with a BA Degree in Marketing.


Bobby has held a number of Sales Management, Customer Marketing and Business Development positions with Fortune 500 companies such as Goodyear Tire & Rubber, BP Oil Company, Frito-Lay, and Colgate-Palmolive. He formed Scruggs Family Holdings, Inc. in 2018 and it serves as the parent company of his franchise, FirstLight Home Care.


Bobby is currently President & CEO of FirstLight Home Care of Austin where he and his team provide non-medical Home Care services for Seniors, Veterans, People with Disabilities, and those recuperating at home.


Scruggs also serves on the Board of Directors for the Austin Kappa Education and Leadership Foundation (AKELF) as its Treasurer and Co-Chairman of Fund Raising.


When he is not working, Bobby enjoys playing golf, traveling, and spending time with his wife of over 30 years, Michelle, and his two adult children, Ashley and Darien.


Bobby attributes his career success to living by this simple, but powerful operating philosophy:


“I believe that God will provide me with everything that I want in this life, if I’m willing to help others to get what they want.”


Rissa Meyer, Community Liaison Seton Hospital System and Lifespring Home Health


Rissa Meyer, LMSW works as a Community Liaison for LifeSpring Home Health as well as a clinical social worker for the Ascension Seton Family Hospitals and Hospice social worker for Sonder Hospice. Rissa received her MSW from the University of New Hampshire and is licensed through the Board of Social Work in Texas. Rissa has worked in skilled nursing facilities with the elderly population since moving to Texas. Her background includes hospice social work and helping families navigate the end of life stages. She also works within the Ascension Seton network as a social worker primarily at Dell Children’s Medical Center, Seton Main Hospital and Seton Southwest in the Emergency Department and on the inpatient floors. Prior to moving to Texas, Rissa worked as a Child Protective Service Worker for the State of New Hampshire. Rissa’s background includes extensive work with juveniles, families, the aging population and in case management. 

MARCH 9

FEBRUARY 10

APRIL 13

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Managing Balance to Prevent Falls


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm


Seminar Location:


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd.

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.


Location and Topic Subject to Change


About The Topic:

  

Seniors Fall...it’s a fact of life...Many falls lead to non-recovering injury and or reduction in their life span. 


You can prevent falls by being proactive! Learn what you can do today! 


*What can you do to identify if you are at risk, what risk level you are currently at.

* Learn how to prevent falls at home.

* What practitioner would work best for you to manage your balance and posture to prevent falling. 


This Month's Speakers:


Barker Keith, Lakeway Aquatic Physical Therapy


Barker was born in New Haven, Ct. Graduated with a BS in Bio- Chemistry from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield Ct. in 1978, and an MBA in 1980. He was employed by ICI Americas for 18 years and rose to the level of North American Brand Manager for the Specialty Chemicals Division. He later moved on to purchase Sprint Rothammer Aquatics in San Luis Obispo CA and become CEO. In 2000 he and his wife Dr. Melody and their daughter Kaylyn, moved to the The Hills of Lakeway and started Lakeway Aquatic Physical Therapy in 2000, where he is the CFO and director of marketing. Barker has been a Rotarian for 20 years. He has been the Chairman of the board of directors of the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce, The President of ESD #6 Lake Travis Rescue Board of Commissioners and President of the Lakeway Police Benevolent Association. He has been involved with the building of numerous water wells and schools in Mexico and Tanzania. 


Deepak Suthar, OsteoStrongATX

 

Deepak has 2 amazing kids with his wife Nomita.  Being a father, husband and son while being an entrepreneur has been really challenging but incredibly rewarding.  After working in technology for the past 27 years in Austin, Deepak has found a new calling helping people reverse the aging process enabling them to live their best lives.  He opened OsteoStrong Austin in 2018, and has now helped over 900 people live the life they want, not one based on their age.  


Deepak first learned of OsteoStrong at a Tony Robbins conference where he met Dr. Jaquish (inventor of the technology behind OsteoStrong).  Dr. Jaquish explained to Deepak how he had created the technology to reverse his mother's osteoporosis, and how it helped with fibromyalgia, and strength loss.  Deepak's initial reaction was to send his Mom to a center, but there wasn't one in Austin - that's when he decided to bring OsteoStrong to Austin.  The best part is that now his Mom no longer suffers from fibromyalgia and is off medication that she took for 15+ years.


Linda Cooper, Owner AmeriCare Bee Cave, Yoga Instructor


 Linda’s yoga journey began 30 years ago as a means of stretching & exercise.  It wasn’t until 2011 that she began to realize the subtle effect that yoga had on her mental well-being.  Going through both personal and professional transitions at the time, Linda realized that yoga class was the only place where she could truly be present, leaving her worries outside the studio.  Wanting to share this tool for mental clarity & well-being, Linda attended teacher training in 2016-2017 specializing in hatha yoga & fundamentals of yoga therapy.  She is a certified yoga instructor (RYT 200) and prefers teaching a gentler style of yoga, especially chair yoga.  Linda is the owner of AmeriCare, an in-home personal care service, where she loves to share her yoga knowledge to improve clients' posture, balance, and well-being. 



APRIL 13

APRIL 13

APRIL 13

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COVID-19


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm

 

Join us via webinar! You can pre-register by following the link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rvppCj-fTFuKUJBtDaG_YQ 


For additional information and questions on the webinar, visit:  https://ltseniorservices.org/webinars 


About The Topic:


Come hear Dr. David Murdy, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, from Baylor Scott & White Health speak on "The One Best (Medical) Way to Stay Healthy, Lower Costs & Live Longer!"


This Month's Speakers:


Dr. Murdy enjoys helping his patients solve complex diagnostic and medical management problems and working with them to get the most out of life. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, flying, reading and spending time with his wife and four sons.


Medical School  

- Brown University – Alpert School of Medicine Providence, Rhode Island          - University of Chicago – Pritzker School of Medicine Chicago, Illinois


Internship & Residency 

- Internal Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island


Fellow of the American College of Physicians Senior Aeromedical Examiner for the FAA


Professional Memberships

- American Medical Association                 - American College of Physicians 

- Texas Medical Association 

- The Obesity Society 

- Civil AeroMedical Association


MAY 11

APRIL 13

MAY 11

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55+ Senior Living Options


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm


Join us via webinar! You can pre-register by following the link:    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rvppCj-fTFuKUJBtDaG_YQ 


For additional information and questions on the webinar, visit:  https://ltseniorservices.org/webinars 


About The Topic:

  

More and more retirees of all ages are relocating to active adult and senior living communities all around the country. You may be considering such a move yourself, but just aren’t sure what the fuss is all about!


During this 90-minute panel discussion, you will learn the facts about local 55+ living options from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced professionals in the industry. We will cover locations, amenities, and costs for both purchase and lease options for those 55 and older. 


This Month's Speakers:

 

Teresa Wolfe, Arbor Terrace Lakeway


John Brown, Oasis Senior Advisors


I began my career in 1979, when I went to work in the pharmacy retail drugstore business. I spent 36 years with one company, and had the opportunity to learn and grow as the Central Texas and Austin area continued to expand. My wife and I have always been committed to staying in the Austin area to raise our children; it truly is a special place to raise a family. One of the goals I have for the next chapter in my life is to help people by continuing to give back to local non-profits serving the aging population. As a community leader and local volunteer, serving people has always been a passion. As a caregiver for my mother as she progresses through the later stages of dementia with added complex medical conditions, I’ve learned first-hand the challenges facing families during these difficult transitions. I’m also reminded of the responsibilities we have to honor and provide for our seniors, as I volunteer and work with local non-profit boards focused on the aging population. I have committed myself to helping seniors through transitions and their daily living needs, offering dignity and passion to do what’s best for them.


Lori Elder, The Auberge at Bee Cave


Lori Elder is a marketing director at the Auberge at Bee Cave, an assisted living/ memory care community.


She has lived in the Austin area for most of her life, and has a background in pharmaceutical sales, home health and hospice sales.


Lori is very passionate about helping families in need, and will always go the extra mile to help ensure a smooth transition into memory care.


When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to movies, cooking, and listening to music.


Landria Page, Belmont Village Lakeway


Landria Page received her Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) and Graduate Certificate as a Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator (LNFA) from Texas State University in 2014 and her Bachelors in Biomedical Science (BBS) from Grand Valley State University in 2011. Landria is a dedicated and enthusiastic professional with over 14 years’ experience in geriatric communities. Landria joined Belmont Village Lakeway as a Community Relations Associate in November of 2017.


Morgan Gamble, Lake Travis Independent Living

JUNE 8

APRIL 13

MAY 11

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Aging in Place and Staying Put


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm

 

Join us via webinar! You can pre-register by following the link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rvppCj-fTFuKUJBtDaG_YQ 


For additional information and questions on the webinar, visit:  https://ltseniorservices.org/webinars 


About The Topic:  


Whether you choose to ‘stay put’ in your current home or move to one more manageable, if you are 62 or older, you have options – lots of them! 

The challenge: Knowing which options are right for you! 


Take the time to learn what it takes to age in place long after retirement! 

• Making your home more accessible

• Easy home renovations

• Finding reliable in-home care providers 

• Transportation options 

• Services available specific to seniors

• Questions to ask when hiring service providers


During this 90-minute panel discussion, you will learn the keys to safely ‘staying put’ from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced professionals in the senior service industry. 


This Month's Speakers:


Ray J. Daniel, Fairway Independent Mortgage


 Ray “Reverse Ray J” Daniel is a native Texan with 40+ years of Mortgage Banking experience. He has been focused on Reverse Mortgage Loans for the past 5 years. Ray enjoys helping Seniors to realize their dreams in Retirement. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BA and got his Law Degree from the University at Houston Bates College of Law. He is the former President of the Texas Mortgage Banker’s Association. 

JULY 13

SEPTEMBER 14

AUGUST 10

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Social Security and Medicare Planning


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm


Seminar Location:


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd.

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.


Location and Topic Subject to Change


About The Topic:


When should you take your social security? When do you need to get on Medicare? A Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration, will talk about your options. Meet a Medicare Superwoman, will be clearing up the confusion about Part A, B, C and D of Medicare and how to avoid penalties. 


This Month's Speakers:


Michelle Feibus, Medicare Superwoman


Michelle Feibus is the Medicare superwoman. She specializes in Medicare planning and assists people over 65 throughout Central Texas. Michelle is well-versed in the Medicare "gotchas" and provides tips for a smooth health care transition. Medicare planning is Michelle's retirement "job." In addition to helping with Medicare, she is a volunteer for the Financial Literacy Coalition of Central Texas and has coordinated the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class. She entered the insurance industry after her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and she saw first-hand the importance of obtaining long term care and term insurance.Michelle holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and enjoys traveling, painting and pickleball in her spare time. 


Valery Maercklein, Public Affairs Specialist for Social Security Adminstration

 

Valery Maercklein serves as the Public Affairs Specialist for the Dallas Region of the Social Security Administration.  In this capacity, she specializes in outreach efforts for Retirement, Medicare and Social Security Disability.  Her home office is in Austin and her service area includes several cities in Central Texas such as Georgetown, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Elgin and Bastrop.  


Valery started her federal career in the U.S. Air Force where she was a Radar Technician on the AWACS Aircraft.  After her four year commitment, she returned to Austin to finish her Bachelors Degree in the field of Business Management.  She attended Saint Edward’s University and was awarded with the honor of Summa Cum Laude in her graduating class.  After graduation, she decided to continue her federal service with a short stay at the IRS and an eventual transition to the Social Security Administration in the Fall of 2003.




AUGUST 10

SEPTEMBER 14

AUGUST 10

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Downsizing, Rightsizing & Simplifying


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm


Seminar Location:


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd.

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.


Location and Topic Subject to Change


About The Topic:

  

The most commonly used word to describe the downsizing process is “overwhelm.” In fact, many people find themselves paralyzed by even the idea of moving to a smaller or more manageable space.


The good news is that there are people, strategies, and services that can make the downsizing process much simpler and far more manageable! Here are just a few of the questions we will answer at this month’s seminar:


Where do I begin?


Should I sell my house or move first?


What do I do with all the extra “stuff?”


Who is available to help and how much will it cost?


How long should it take to go through my things before moving?


What will my home sell for and how long will it take?


What are the costs associated with moving?


If you are considering a move today, a year from now, or anytime in your future, this seminar is designed to help remove the overwhelm and inspire you to take action — even if it’s just a small action!


Join us and we will share with you the secret to ‘eating the elephant’ one bite at a time! 


This Month's Speakers:


Info Coming Soon!

SEPTEMBER 14

SEPTEMBER 14

SEPTEMBER 14

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Doctor Talk


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm


Seminar Location:


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd.

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.


Location and Topic Subject to Change


About The Topic:


Info Coming Soon!


This Month's Speakers:


Info Coming Soon!

OCTOBER 12

NOVEMBER 19

SEPTEMBER 14

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Medicare Changes for 2021

 

Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm


Seminar Location:


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd.

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.


Location and Topic Subject to Change


About The Topic:


 Annually, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) releases premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for Medicare Part A and Part B programs – these rates are adjusted according to the Social Security Act.  CMS is committed to empowering beneficiaries with the information they need to make informed decisions about their Medicare coverage options.  Learn about the changes for 2021. 


This Month's Speakers:


Scott Gidley, Founder and President, Charitable Financial Partners

 

A long-term resident of Lakeway, Scott Gidley has actively supported our community by serving on boards and task force committees; by fundraising for scholarships, teacher grants, LTISD organizations, and youth sports; by volunteering with several local non-profit organizations; and by coaching, refereeing, and umpiring LTYA sports.


Scott’s wife, Beth, is a banker with Independent Bank in Lakeway. His two daughters attended and graduated from LTHS, and both are now teachers in LTISD. Scott enjoys the diverse lifestyle opportunities of our Lakeway / Lake Travis communities, and he enjoys walking his grand dogs in our beautiful parks.


With over 30 years of experience in financial services, Scott Gidley is the founder and President of Charitable Financial Partners, a local financial firm that provides objective and independent Medicare insurance planning advice as well as comprehensive wealth management services. Annually, Scott supports several local charitable organizations.

NOVEMBER 19

NOVEMBER 19

NOVEMBER 19

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Discounts Available to Seniors


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm


Seminar Location:


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd.

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.


Location and Topic Subject to Change


About The Topic:

  

Now that you receiving notifications from AARP asking you to become a member it is time for you to find out about all the deals and discounts available to you.


Come and spend 90 minutes with us while a panel of experts help you understand what deals are out there and how you can qualify to receive them! From coffee to medical equipment and more!  


This Month's Speakers:


Info Coming Soon!

DECEMBER

NOVEMBER 19

NOVEMBER 19

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We take December off! See you in 2021!

2020 AGING ADULT SEMINAR SERIES AT LAKEWAY ACTIVITY CENTER

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MARCH 18

MARCH 18

MARCH 18

AVOIDING SCAMS - EVENT CANCELLED


Seminars are from 6:00pm-7:30pm


Seminar Location:


Lakeway Activity Center

105 Cross Creek

Lakeway, TX 78734


ABOUT THE TOPIC:

 

With all the mail, email, and unsolicited phone calls, it is becoming more and more difficult to determine what is legitimate and what might be a scam! Scammers often utilize public information to take advantage of seniors.


Learn how to detect and avoid a variety of scams at this 90 minute panel event featuring local subject matter experts.


THIS MONTH'S SPEAKERS:


Carol Jones, A Jones for Organizing

  

Carol Jones of A Jones For Organizing began her business in 2009. She helps people with making decluttering decisions, reducing their paperwork, cleaning out their garages, and managing their belongings throughout their homes. Carol keeps her clients strictly confidential. Her creative solutions and systems are personalized to each client's unique situation. She is proud to be a member of NAPO, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, and is included in Expertise.com's list of Best Home Organizers in Austin for 2020. 



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APRIL 15

MARCH 18

MARCH 18

COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR ADULT CHILD(REN)


Seminars are from 6:00pm-7:30pm


Seminar Location:


Lakeway Activity Center

105 Cross Creek

Lakeway, TX 78734


ABOUT THE TOPIC:

 

Are you prepared for the next evolution in your relationship with your adult children? Relationships evolve and change just like people, but navigating those changes aren’t always easy. Complex family dynamics, blended families, and changing social norms impact both the choices we make how we communicate them.


Join us for a poignant and candid conversation concerning communicating with adult children as you age.


THIS MONTH'S SPEAKERS:


Coming Soon!



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MAY 20

MARCH 18

MAY 20

GOING FROM WE TO ME


Seminars are from 6:00pm-7:30pm


Seminar Location:


Lakeway Activity Center

105 Cross Creek 

Lakeway, TX 78734


ABOUT THE TOPIC:


Losing a lifelong partner who shared in life’s many responsibilities such as finances, home maintenance, cooking or arranging social activities can leave a giant void. 

 

Inevitably, most of us must one day face the reality of going from “We” to “Me”. 

 

This month we will look at what “We” can do to be better prepared and the resources and help available to those who have expectantly or unexpectedly become a “Me”. 


THIS MONTH'S SPEAKERS:


Coming Soon!



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JUNE 17

AUGUST 19

JUNE 17

HEALTHCARE FOR SENIORS

 

Seminars are from 6:00pm-7:30pm


Seminar Location:


Lakeway Activity Center

105 Cross Creek 

Lakeway, TX 78734


ABOUT THE TOPIC:


Navigating the healthcare system in America is fraught with frustration, confusion, and uncertainty. And did you know that some in the medical profession even have a different set of standards when it comes to caring for those considered over-the-hill? Learn about your patient rights, best practices for dealing with doctors, and strategies for staying in control of your healthcare choices. 

 

Learn the hard truths about Health Care for Seniors in this  upcoming free 90-minute seminar.   


THIS MONTH'S SPEAKERS:


Coming Soon!



 

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JULY 15

AUGUST 19

JUNE 17

PREPARING FOR EMERGENCIES AS WE AGE

 

Seminars are from 6:00pm-7:30pm


Seminar Location:


Lakeway Activity Center

105 Cross Creek 

Lakeway, TX 78734


ABOUT THE TOPIC:


While we don’t live in tornado alley, there are still situations that we need to be prepared in case of emergencies.  Come to learn more about the services available to you in an emergency, how to make an emergency plan and who to communicate your plan to! 


THIS MONTH'S SPEAKERS:


Coming Soon!

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AUGUST 19

AUGUST 19

AUGUST 19

 DOWNSIZING, RIGHTSIZING & SIMPLIFYING


Seminars are from 6:00pm-7:30pm


Seminar Location:


Lakeway Activity Center

105 Cross Creek 

Lakeway, TX 78734


ABOUT THE TOPIC:


The most commonly used word to describe the downsizing process is “overwhelm.” In fact, many people find themselves paralyzed by even the idea of moving to a smaller or more manageable space. 


The good news is that there are people, strategies, and services that can make the downsizing process much simpler and far more manageable! Here are just a few of the questions we will answer at this month’s seminar:


Where do I begin?

Should I sell my house or move first?

What do I do with all the extra “stuff?”

Who is available to help and how much will it cost?

How long should it take to go through my things before moving?

What will my home sell for and how long will it take?

What are the costs associated with moving?


If you are considering a move today, a year from now, or anytime in your future, this seminar is designed to help remove the overwhelm and inspire you to take action — even if it’s just a small action!

Join us and we will share with you the secret to ‘eating the elephant’ one bite at a time! 


THIS MONTH'S SPEAKERS:


Coming Soon!

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SEPTEMBER 16

SEPTEMBER 16

SEPTEMBER 16

 SENIOR LIVING HEALTHCARE OPTIONS


Seminars are from 6:00pm-7:30pm


Seminar Location:


Lakeway Activity Center

105 Cross Creek 

Lakeway, TX 78734


ABOUT THE TOPIC:


No one likes to consider the possibility of ever having to move to a “nursing home” or long-term healthcare community. It is for this reason that few people do any advance planning or investigation into such arrangements. While only a small percentage of Americans live in a nursing home providing extended full-time care, studies show that 70% or more of people over age 65 will need at least some level of skilled or long-term care during their lifetimes. In this class we will explore local residential healthcare options including assisted living, long-term and nursing  care, as well as hospice, palliative, and in-home healthcare.  


THIS MONTH'S SPEAKERS:


Coming Soon!

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OCTOBER 21

SEPTEMBER 16

SEPTEMBER 16

 INS AND OUTS OF MEDICARE


Seminars are from 6:00pm-7:30pm


Seminar Location:


Lakeway Activity Center

105 Cross Creek 

Lakeway, TX 78734


ABOUT THE TOPIC:


Come discover everything related to Medicare. New restrictions and policies for the year, different supplemental plans to use with Medicare and other valuable information will be covered.


THIS MONTH'S SPEAKERS:


Coming Soon!

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NOVEMBER 18

SEPTEMBER 16

NOVEMBER 18

 LIVING AND DYING WITH DIGNITY


Seminars are from 6:00pm-7:30pm


Seminar Location:


Lakeway Activity Center

105 Cross Creek 

Lakeway, TX 78734


ABOUT THE TOPIC:


The truth is that none of us are going to live forever and someone must deal with our bodies once we leave them. Join us for a candid and truthful conversation about the final moments of life. Learn about the costs associated with dying, burial, and cremation, as well as creative and meaningful ways of saying our final goodbyes. Knowledge is power so no matter your age, plan to finish strong. 


THIS MONTH'S SPEAKERS:


Coming Soon!

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DECEMBER

 We take December off. See you in 2021!

2019 aGING aDULT sEMINAR sERIES

December 9th

December 9th

December 9th

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Non-Profit Services available for Aging Adults


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm.


Seminar Location:


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd.

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.


Location and Topic Subject to Change


This Month's Speakers:


Morgan McMillian - Lake Travis Community Library


Morgan McMillian became the Director of the Lake Travis Community Library in June 2009. She graduated from the University of Texas where she earned her Master of Science in Information Studies in May 2009. Additionally, she has a Masters Degree in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. McMillian is an active member of the American Library Association and the Texas Library Association. In these organizations, she has served on many committees. She was a task force member for ALA President Loriene Roy and served on the 2011 Caldecott Award Committee to select the most distinguished picture book of the year. Morgan also participated in the 2016 Texas Accelerated Library Leaders Institute.


Lisa Daly - Family Eldercare


Lisa Daly received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Master’s Degree in Teaching from Binghamton University. She is a Certified Dementia Specialist and has several years of experience working in the senior service industry in a variety of management, caregiver education and marketing positions. Lisa is a master trainer for the national curriculums: Powerful Tools for Caregivers, A Matter of Balance and Savvy Caregiver. She recently returned to Family Eldercare as Director of In Home Care and is a member of the Austin Gay and Lesbian Senior Services (AGLSS) team at Family Eldercare dedicated to providing quality care for LGBTQ senior adults. 


Tom Seidenstricker, President, Service League of Greater Lakeway


The Service League of Greater Lakeway was organized in the fall of 1988. It was created for the purpose of providing a supportive network of short term services to adults living in the greater Lakeway area. Services provided include transportation, household repairs and home health aids. 


Shannon Johnson-Quaife, Ph.D., Program Director, Alzheimer’s Texas

 

Alzheimer’s Texas is based in Austin and was established in 1982.  We work to advance research while enhancing care and support for individuals, their families, and caregivers. 


Jodi Allen, Outreach and Development Manager - Drive a Senior Central Texas


Drive a Senior Central Texas enriches lives and communities by providing transportation and socialization to non-driving seniors, at no cost, helping them to achieve healthy and active aging in place.  






October 7th

December 9th

December 9th

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Communicating with Adult Children


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm.


Seminar Location:


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd.

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.


Location and Topic Subject to Change


This Month's Speakers:


Dr. Norma Perez


Norma J. Perez, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience. She obtained her PhD at the University of Rhode Island and completed her Clinical Fellowship at Brown University. She has a private practice in Lakeway and provides individual and couples psychotherapy. Additionally, she does psychological assessments and neurocognitive assessments to assess for dementia.

Dr. Perez has been working with older adults in their homes and senior living facilities since coming to the Lakeway area. It has been through her work with older adults that has driven her to study the research and identify strategies to healthy aging. 


When working with her clients, she looks at the big picture. She looks at why they sought her out, but then also assesses other aspects of their life, such as their social and family life, their health issues, and their functional abilities. She believes that when one area of a person’s life is off balance, it is most likely affecting the other areas of their life. She strives to help her clients improve their overall quality of life, not just the presenting issues.


Dr. Perez is currently working towards her certification as a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. Through this training she will be able to help her clients identify more evidence-based holistic approaches to alleviating symptoms and supporting their mental health using diet and nutrition. 


On a personal note, she is married to a wonderful husband of thirty-eight years, has two beautiful daughters and two handsome sons-in-law, who combined have given her three handsome grandsons. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time at the beach.


www.MindBodyLifeConnection.com; 512-365-4278


Ariel Goward,  LCSW-S ,C-ASWCM, TxCG Geriatric Case Manager


Ariel knew early on that she enjoyed working with seniors and helping others. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Georgia State University. While working on her degree she also received a Certificate in Gerontology. After graduating Ariel went to The University of Georgia where she earned her Masters of Social Work degree.

After beginning her Social Work career in Atlanta, Georgia, Ariel relocated to Austin. She began working for a hospice and home health company. In 2010, while still working as a hospice social worker, Ariel started Texas Family Services (TFS). TFS was founded to help families find housing options for seniors. Ariel had already toured and worked in many of the communities so it was a natural fit.

In 2013 Ariel expanded TFS to include Senior Services of Austin which specializes in Geriatric Case Management services. In 2013 Ariel’s grandfather’s illness found her helping to navigate the complexities of his care. The guidance she provided in managing long-term care insurance, private caregivers, and the medical professionals helped to alleviate family stress. Throughout this personal experience, Ariel recognized how important case management services are to seniors and their families.


Julie Latson


Julie Latson, MHA has spent the last 16 years working with seniors and their families navigate the healthcare system. Julie graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, and completed her Master of Healthcare Administration at Texas State University. A Texas Native, Julie’s introduction to healthcare came when she served as Patient Advocate at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.  With the desire to return to Austin, the bulk of Julie’s experience has been in Austin’s senior living market. She has worked in independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing both in operations and sales roles. 


Julie’s passion for helping families connect with resources stems from her own family’s need for such help. Her grandmother battled Alzheimer’s disease for 10+ years which highlighted the necessity for coordination of care from a wholistic perspective. When not working, Julie enjoys spending time with her husband, and two young, rambunctious boys.  




August 12th

December 9th

August 12th

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 Avoiding Homeowner Scams


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm


Seminar Location:


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd.

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.


Location and Topic Subject to Change


This Month's Speakers:


Mark Webb


I spent three years in the private insurance industry as a sales agent and adjuster before joining the Texas Department of Insurance in 2013 as a consumer protection specialist. I’ve worked with just about every line of property coverage while at TDI. Our Mission is to regulate the insurance industry fairly and diligently while providing consumer protection and insurance education to Texans. 


Angela Herron

 

Angela Herron is an Information and Outreach Specialist at the Texas Department of Insurance.  She conducts outreach events to help Texas consumers learn more about insurance and make informed decisions about their insurance coverage.


She holds a Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and two Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR) designations from the Independent Insurance Agents of America.  She is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Medicare.

Angela worked in the private insurance sector for 10 years as an underwriting auditor.


She has worked at TDI since 2002.  During her time at TDI, she has worked in Information Assistance, Complaints Resolution, Enforcement, Fraud, Advertising, and currently in Public Education.


Paul Guerrero


Paul Guerrero moved to Lakeway, TX and started Legacy Independent Agency in 2016. A former resident of Midland, he saw that there was a need for a really honest, helpful insurance agency to provide commercial and residential insurance to this wonderful area.


With almost 3 decades of experience Paul knows exactly how large insurance providers work. He knows exactly who to call and what to say to get the coverage you need at the price your family or business can afford.


Scott Gidley


A long-term resident of Lakeway, Scott Gidley has actively supported our community by serving on numerous boards and task force committees; by fundraising for scholarships, teacher grants, LTHS organizations, and youth sports; by volunteering with several local non-profit organizations; and by coaching, refereeing, and umpiring for LTYA sports.  


Scott's wife, Beth, is a banking executive with Independent Bank in Lakeway.  His two daughters, Jennifer and Melissa, both graduated from LTHS, and both are now teachers in LTISD.  Scott appreciates the diverse recreation and lifestyle opportunities of our Lakeway/Lake Travis communities, and he enjoys walking his grand dogs in our beautiful parks.


With over 30 years experience in financial services, Scott Gidley is the founder and President of Charitable Financial Partners, a local firm that provides Medicare insurance planning advice as well as retirement and investment planning services to individuals, families, and business owners.  Annually, based on fees and commissions earned from his insurance and securities business, Scott makes donations to several local charitable organizations.


Chantell Gonzales


As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it’s important to invest my time in understanding what's important to you. It's also important to understand the level of risk you're comfortable accepting when investing so we can balance it with the steps necessary to reach your long-term goals.  


I began my career in the financial industry interning for Norwest Financial, now Wells Fargo, while in college. I proceeded to work as a broker for Hibernia Bank in Louisiana after graduation. I left the financial industry in 2003 to work for Johnson and Johnson. I spent the next 10 years in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry before returning to my financial roots. 

  

I have been with Edward Jones since 2016, and recently earned the AAMS®, Accredited Asset Management Specialist, professional designation from the College for Financial Planning. The College for Financial Planning awards the AAMS® designation to individuals who successfully complete a 12-module professional education program, pass a final examination, commit to its code of ethics and agree to pursue continuing education.  


I am a member of the National Charity League; a member of the Women's Ambassador Council at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center; a member of the United States Tennis Association; and a member of Emmaus Catholic Parish.  


I received my first bachelor's degree in 1995 and my second bachelor's degree in 2010. My husband, Brent, and I have been married for 22 years and are blessed with two wonderful children, Eric, 21, and Leigh, 17. Eric attends Ole Miss and Leigh attends Lake Travis High School. My favorite activity is to travel and spend time with family. We've been in Texas for six years, and we love it!  


Whether you're planning for retirement, saving for college for children or grandchildren, or just trying to protect the financial future of the ones you care for the most, we will work together to develop a complete, tailored strategy to help you achieve your financial goals.




June 10th

February 11th

August 12th

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 Housing Options As We Age


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm.


Seminar Location:


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd.

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.


Location and Topic Subject to Change


This Month's Speakers:


Landria Page


Landria Page received her Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) and Graduate Certificate as a Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator (LNFA) from Texas State University in 2014 and her Bachelors in Biomedical Science (BBS) from Grand Valley State University in 2011. Landria is a dedicated and enthusiastic professional with over 14 years’ experience in geriatric communities. Landria joined Belmont Village Lakeway as a Community Relations Associate in November of 2017. 


John Brown


I began my career in 1979, when I went to work in the pharmacy retail drugstore business. I spent 36 years with one company, and had the opportunity to learn and grow as the Central Texas and Austin area continued to expand. My wife and I have always been committed to staying in the Austin area to raise our children; it truly is a special place to raise a family. One of the goals I have for the next chapter in my life is to help people by continuing to give back to local non-profits serving the aging population. As a community leader and local volunteer, serving people has always been a passion. As a caregiver for my mother as she progresses through the later stages of dementia with added complex medical conditions, I’ve learned first-hand the challenges facing families during these difficult transitions. I’m also reminded of the responsibilities we have to honor and provide for our seniors, as I volunteer and work with local non-profit boards focused on the aging population. I have committed myself to helping seniors through transitions and their daily living needs, offering dignity and passion to do what’s best for them.


Cyndi Cummings


While she works with people of all ages, Cyndi specializes in helping older adults (those 55+), senior citizens, and their caregiver families navigate the unique challenges that face boomers and seniors when they contemplate a late-in-life move. The financial, emotional, and logistical issues faced by older adults are unique and demand a specially-trained real estate agent who understands the complexities of such a move.


Cummings holds the designation designation of Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP) from The Seniors Real Estate Institute,  Senior Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) from the National Association of Realtors and is an approved trainer for SRES courses in Texas.



April 8th

February 11th

February 11th

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 Aging Well Expert Panel 


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm.


Seminar Location: 


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd.

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.  


Location and Topic Subject to Change  


This Month's Speakers:


Dr. Norma Perez 


Norma J. Perez, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience. She obtained her PhD at the University of Rhode Island and completed her Clinical Fellowship at Brown University. She has a private practice in Lakeway and provides individual and couples psychotherapy. Additionally, she does psychological assessments and neurocognitive assessments to assess for dementia. 

Dr. Perez has been working with older adults in their homes and senior living facilities since coming to the Lakeway area. It has been through her work with older adults that has driven her to study the research and identify strategies to healthy aging. 


When working with her clients, she looks at the big picture. She looks at why they sought her out, but then also assesses other aspects of their life, such as their social and family life, their health issues, and their functional abilities. She believes that when one area of a person’s life is off balance, it is most likely affecting the other areas of their life. She strives to help her clients improve their overall quality of life, not just the presenting issues.  


Dr. Perez is currently working towards her certification as a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. Through this training she will be able to help her clients identify more evidence-based holistic approaches to alleviating symptoms and supporting their mental health using diet and nutrition. 

On a personal note, she is married to a wonderful husband of thirty-eight years, has two beautiful daughters and two handsome sons-in-law, who combined have given her three handsome grandsons. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time at the beach.  


www.MindBodyLifeConnection.com; 512-365-4278


Dr. Gayle Hubatch, OMD


Dr. Gayl Hubatch, OMD is the author of: Fabric of the Soul: Eight Extraordinary Vessels. Capturing essence from her practice of energy medicine for over 25 years. Dr. Hubatch brings a wealth of knowledge to her courses. She has taught at many colleges, universities and privately, since 1983, including Omega, Esalen and Kripalu.   

Gayl specializes in acupuncture, herbology, and bodymind therapies, while integrating Qigong/Tai Chi and HeartMath bodymind meditation, in Lakeway, TX.


Dr. Hubatch is a licensed acupuncturist and diplomat through NCCAOM.

  

Email: gayl@blueheroncenter.com

www.blueheroncenter.com

(512) 266-2059


Dr. Nancy Zegarra


Dr. Zegarra was intrigued with many specialties during her residency, but ultimately chose internal medicine because it encompassed all organ systems. To that end, she enjoys helping her patients stay healthy and improve their quality of life. She improves her quality of life with tasty food, culture, traveling and an active lifestyle that includes unconventional sports like stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, and rock climbing.


Dr. Jesse Cooper


Dr. Cooper has an expertise in chronic pain, functional rehabilitation, and interdisciplinary collaboration. He helped establish the Department of Chiropractic Medicine within Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Cooper has spent his entire career working alongside hospital-based teams of health care professionals within skilled nursing facilities, physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics, inpatient rehabilitation centers, and orthopedic clinics. He has a passion for research and continues to publish studies aimed at improving spine care and modernizing chiropractic education. He enjoys volunteering at Georgetown High School athletic events and the Wounded Warrior Project.



February 11th

February 11th

February 11th

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 Aging in Place and Staying Put


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm. 


Seminar Location:


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.


Location and Topic Subject to Change


This Month's Speakers: 


Ann Maloley


Ann's Bio:  Ann is the Chief Strategy Officer for Be Well MD. Be Well MD provides medical care exclusively to seniors. All Be Well MD clinicians are specially trained in geriatrics. They deliver customized care through medical clinics located in senior living communities and through an in-home concierge service. Be Well MD also provides wound care services and conducts clinical trials on dementia. 


Prior to Be Well MD, Ann was a consultant to healthcare organizations across the country in the areas of practice development, physician communications and physician-hospital relationships. She did this for more than a decade. Ann has nationally-published articles and conducted national presentations on innovative medical marketing and physician relations strategies.


Amy Temperley


For over 25 years, Amy Temperley has been working with older adults in some form or fashion. From her time as a social worker in nursing homes and home health care, to her Executive roles in senior focused nonprofit agencies, Amy has committed her career to serving older adults.


Amy has been called upon time and again to develop relationships and create change in communities and organizations. She is an innovative thinker with a commitment to authentic leadership, problem solving and working within systems to implement change. Amy has a Master’s Degree in Human Services from St. Edward’s University.


Amy and her husband, Damien founded Aging is Cool in 2016 with the dream to create smart, engaging, fun activities for older adults and to address ageism in the world around them. They live just south of Austin, Texas and look forward to replicating Aging is Cool and their signature summer camp, Camp Meraki, on a national level.


Ariel Rosenbaum


Ariel knew early on that she enjoyed working with seniors and helping others. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Georgia State University. While working on her degree she also received a Certificate in Gerontology. After graduating Ariel went to The University of Georgia where she earned her Masters of Social Work degree.


After beginning her Social Work career in Atlanta, Georgia, Ariel relocated to Austin. She began working for a hospice and home health company. In 2010, while still working as a hospice social worker, Ariel started Texas Family Services (TFS). TFS was founded to help families find housing options for seniors. Ariel had already toured and worked in many of the communities so it was a natural fit.


In 2013 Ariel expanded TFS to include Senior Services of Austin which specializes in Geriatric Case Management services. In 2013 Ariel’s grandfather’s illness found her helping to navigate the complexities of his care. The guidance she provided in managing long-term care insurance, private caregivers, and the medical professionals helped to alleviate family stress. Throughout this personal experience, Ariel recognized how important case management services are to seniors and their families.