Community Outreach Programs
The Garrison Institute on Aging provides information and services for caregivers
and seniors through partnerships with state, community and service agencies.
The Healthy Lubbock Initiative is a community-wide effort to improve the health status
of Lubbock and the surrounding communities through collaborative means. The initiative
seeks to help make the city of Lubbock a healthier community by reducing the incidence
of obesity and overweight people. Many individuals and agencies from the Lubbock area
have volunteered to make Lubbock one of the healthiest cities in Texas.
The vision is to educate and encourage individuals across the South Plains to make the healthiest
behavioral choices for themselves and for their families while making the wisest use
of limited community resources to help improve the health of Lubbock's citizens. If
you are interested in participating in any of the activities or volunteering at local
events, contact Annette Nichols Boles at 806.743.7821.
For more info.visit the
Healthy Lubbock Website.
RSVP was created especially for people aged 55 years or older who have a lifetime
of experience to share with their local community. The goal of RSVP is to utilize
the interests, skills and abilities of this growing population by providing stimulating
opportunities for personal development through placement in satisfying and rewarding
positions in volunteer service areas. For more information, contact Karon McDowell
Karon.McDowell@ttu.edu or 806.743.RSVP.
The Garrison Institute on Aging has faculty and staff who can speak on a range of
topics including Alzheimer's disease, caregiving, healthy aging, exercise for seniors,
memory and more. If you are interested in having a member of the Speaker's Bureau
present information at an upcoming event, please call 806.743.7821 or send an email
The West Texas Cares Project
A collaborative initiative between Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and
Area Agencies on Aging that is focused on caregiver outreach and education to meet
the needs of rural family caregivers in West Texas. A new West Texas Cares website
is under construction and will be available in the Spring of 2009.
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