We help people find help for aging well

What Does “Aging Well” Mean?

The concept of aging well includes physical, psychological, functional and social health. ¹ Services that enhance quality of life are essential to help individuals age well. By marshaling people and resources, AgingWell (formerly known as Health’s Angels) provides assistance for thousands of older adults and their caregivers In Central Texas. The need is great.

From 2010 to 2018, the Austin metropolitan area (Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Hays and Caldwell counties) had the nation’s fastest growing 65 and older population in metro areas with more than a million people. ²

Help for Finding Help

Navigating the challenges of aging can be complex. Families across the span of our diverse social fabric share similar hurdles and concerns. Helping people find available solutions is central to AgingWell’s mission.

As a hub for information on aging issues and community services, we educate the public and stakeholders about the needs of older adults and caregivers and about the local organizations dedicated to meeting those needs.

In essence, AgingWell helps individuals and families reach out for services that help sustain independence, connections and wellbeing. These services may include social activities, assistance for health conditions, respite care, support for aging in place, and, when needed, care facilities. We believe each of these opportunities for independence and social connection contributes to a positive difference in daily life.

Moreover, increasing aging-related resources in Central Texas is a strategic priority of St. David’s Foundation. Through strategic grantmaking, the Foundation seeks to increase support for older adults to live safely and independently in their own community. A program of St. David’s Foundation Community Fund, AgingWell is committed to strategically aligning these efforts in addition to serving as resource for the aging community in Central Texas.

¹Elo, Satu. (n.d.). University of Oulu (Finland). What does “Aging Well” mean?
²Huber, Mary. (2019, June 26). Central Texas feeling strain of fast-growing older population. Austin-American Statesman.