Texas Gov. Rick Perry issued an executive order creating the Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee and Action Plan. The order, which was issued in April 2005, formalizes the Aging Texas Well Initiative and asks the department to continue its work to identify and discuss aging policy issues, guide state government readiness, and promote increased community preparedness for an aging Texas population.

Under the executive order, an advisory committee is to be formed to advise the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and to make recommendations to state leadership on implementation of the Aging Texas Well Initiative. HHSC creates and disseminates a comprehensive and effective working plan to identify and discuss aging policy issues, guides state government readiness and promotes increased community preparedness for an aging Texas.

HHSC also leads a planning effort to ensure the readiness of all Texas state agencies to serve an aging population by identifying issues, current initiatives, and future needs.

Members

Dr. Michèle J. Saunders, MD, Chairperson
Academic
San Antonio

Cindy Adams
Provider/Managed Care Organization
Austin

Patricia Bordie
Area Agency on Aging
Austin

Bruce Bower
Advocate/Consumer
Austin

Andrew Crocker
Academic
Amarillo

Richard Flores
Aging & Aging and Disability Resource Center
McAllen

Amanda Fredriksen
Advocate/Consumer
Austin

Anna Gray
Advocate/Consumer
Austin

Tammy Mermelstein
Faith /Non-profit Organization
Houston

Dirk Sheridan
Protections
Austin

Tim Spong
Workforce
Austin

Lynda Taylor
Physical/Mental Health
Austin

Michael Wilson
Older Adult Services Network
Austin

Carol Zernial
Faith/Non-profit Organization
San Antonio

For More Information

Contact us at Holly.Riley@hhsc.state.tx.us.


Past Events

May 2, 2018

January 31, 2018

November 1, 2017

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