August 2, 2017 - 9:00am

John H. Winters Human Services Complex, Public Hearing Room
701 W 51st St.
Austin, TX 78751

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  1. Welcome and opening remarks: Dr. Michèle Saunders, Committee Chair
  2. Review and approve May 3, 2017, meeting minutes
  3. Special address and agency update: Jon Weizenbaum, Commissioner for the Department of Aging and Disability Services
  4. Special topics
    1. Center for Excellence in Long Term Care: Tracie Harrison, University of Texas School of Nursing
    2. Volunteer engagement and aging programs: Susan Copeland, RSVP Senior Corps
  5. Division reports
    1. Quality Monitoring Program: Michelle Dionne-Vahalik, Director
    2. STAR+PLUS: Amanda Dillon, Program Specialist
    3. State Long-term Care Ombudsman: Patty Ducayet, Manager
    4. Access and Eligibility Services
      1. Aging and Disability Resource Centers, Community Access and Grants: Nicole Hawk, Grant Coordinator
      2. Area Agencies on Aging: Sue Fielder, Director
    5. Aging Services Coordination: Holly Riley, Manager
  6. Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee (ATWAC) updates and operations
    1. S.B. 1693, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017
      1. Presentation on visual needs of older adults: Larry P. Johnson, member of the American Council of the Blind of Texas
      2. Next steps: Dr. Michele Saunders, Committee Chair
    2. Update on Aging Texas Well Plan: Dr. Michèle Saunders, Committee Chair, and Cody Rothschild, ATWAC Liaison
    3. ATWAC issue brief update: Dr. Saunders
  7. Wrap-up

Public comment may be taken on any agenda item.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Cody Rothschild, Age Well Live Well Coordinator, Health and Human Services Commission, 512-438-4641,

This meeting is open to the public. No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend this meeting.

People with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Bill Macdonald, Administrative Assistant, at 512-438-4157 at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.