Through valuable partner support, the Texas Health and Human Services Aging Services Coordination office is able to implement innovative program ideas and provide educational outreach and program materials that improve the quality of life for the people we serve.
A few examples of our partners' support include:
- Sponsoring events that showcase the talents of older people
- Making Texercise program handbooks available to help educate older Texans about healthy habits
- Helping communities improve the lives of their residents through Age Well Live Well communities
- Promoting resources and programs through print publications and website exposure
Partnerships can be developed around specific, short-term projects or through long-term commitments and collaborations. Many partnerships start small and grow with each new opportunity.
Meet our Partners
HHS partners come in all shapes and sizes. They help bring into focus the needs of older Texans as well as do their part to meet them.
Call 800-899-8595 or email us at AgeWellLiveWell@hhsc.state.tx.us to start a conversation about becoming a partner.
HHS provides information about how we can age well in collaboration with pharmacies throughout the state.
HHS can provide pharmacies with materials (such as publications and fact sheets) that promote aging well. These aging well related materials can be used for in-store promotions, health fairs and wellness information kiosks. In addition, HHS employees and HHS contractors can provide technical assistance and information on a variety of subjects including Medicare, caregiving resources and long-term services and supports available in the community.
Area agencies on aging
There are 28 AAAs in Texas that contract with GG/sS to provide services and programs that help people 60 years of age and older maintain their health, personal independence and dignity. Eligibility for AAA programs is not based on income; however, priority is given to those in greatest economic and social need. To contact your local AAA and find out more about the programs offered, call toll-free, 1-800-252-9240, and you will be routed to the AAA nearest you.
Silver Lining and the Girl Scouts
Silver Lining is a partnership between Texas Health and Human Services and the Girl Scout councils in Texas. Girl Scout troops are connected with a nursing home or assisted living facility in their area. The troop commits to visiting the facility at least four times in a year. When a Girl Scout Troop participates in Silver Lining, they improve the quality of life for the residents of nursing homes, they also make friends.
Troop leaders can find a nursing or assisted living facility to partner with. To search for a facility in your area visit the Long-term Care Provider Search.
Troop leaders are strongly encouraged to talk with the facility point person to ensure the facility is a good fit for the troop. If you need help finding a facility, or if you are a facility that would like more information on how to get involved, please contact the Aging Services Coordination Office at 800-889-8595 or AgeWellLiveWell@hhsc.state.tx.us.
Girl Scout troops can earn both the Silver Lining Patch and a step on the Girl Scout Way badge.
Step-by-step instructions on how to earn both badges can be found on your local Girl Scout council website or by contacting ASC.
To further support your Girl Scout Troop in their journey, here are some helpful guides:
If you are interested in partnering with HHS, contact:
HHS Aging Services Coordination Unit
HHSC and the ASC do not endorse or guarantee any product or services provided by companies who partner with ASC. ASC assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of claims made on its behalf by partners, and offers no exclusivity to partner organizations. ASC does not have involvement or influence in the authority to contract, ability to offer quid pro quo or control vendor selection, or to obligate HHSC to expend funds.
HHS ASC employees are subject to all relevant ethics laws and the HHS Ethics Policy.