Senior centers and services provide an array of opportunities for older Central Texans. The following is a sampling of area centers and organizations. For more information, call the senior programs division of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department at 974-1462.
Allenwood Senior Nutrition Center. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays. 1201 Thorpe Lane, San Marcos. 512-353-5018.
Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center. Activities for seniors, with lunch for those 60 and older. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (Tuesdays and Thursdays until 8 p.m.). 808 Nile St. 478-7695, www.austinfree.net/locations/ conley.html .
Hill Country Senior Citizens Activity Center. Provides meals, health screenings and transportation for seniors in Dripping Springs and Wimberley. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays; closes at 4 p.m. Fridays. 1310 U.S. 290 W., Dripping Springs. 512-858-4663.
Lamar Senior Activity Center. Offers activities for seniors 50 and older. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. 2874 Shoal Crest Ave. 474-5921.
Madilla Hillard Neighborhood Center. Offers meals and activities to seniors 60 and older. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. 803 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-863-5010.
Round Rock Senior Center. Offers activities for seniors and serves meals to those 60 and older. 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Building 2, Round Rock. 512-218-5499, www.roundrock texas.gov .
San Marcos Senior Citizens Center. Offers meals and activities to groups and homebound seniors. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. 810 Arizona St., San Marcos. 512-392-2427.
South Austin Senior Activity Center. Provides lunch (senior must have Travis County address) and activities for seniors 60 and older. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. 3911 Manchaca Road. 448-0787.
Taylor Senior Nutrition Center. Serves meals and offers activities for seniors 60 and older. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. 410 W. Seventh St., Taylor. 512-352-5539.
Treasure of the Hills Senior Center. Offers a variety of activities for seniors 50 and older. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays. 408 Ridgewood Drive, Cedar Park. 512-331-6000, www.toth- seniors.com .
Wimberley Senior Citizens Activities Inc. Offers activities for people 55 and older. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. 140608 RM 12, Wimberley. 512-847-1781, www.visit wimberley.com/seniorcitizens/index.shtml .
Organizations and services
Area Agency on Aging. Advocates for residents in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in Travis and nine surrounding counties. 6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165. 916-6062, www.aaacap.org .
Austin Groups for the Elderly. Provides services for seniors and their caregivers. Offers computer and Internet classes as well as day-care service and a medical equipment lending closet. 3710 Cedar St., Suite 100. 451-4611, www.ageofaustin.org.
Legal Hot Line for Texans. Provides legal advice for Texans who are 60 and older, who have Medicare, or who are victims of a violent crime or are in nursing homes. 477-3950 or 800-622-2520, www.tlsc.org .
Round Rock Senior Nutrition Center. Offers information about senior services in Williamson County with lunch served daily. Also provides meals on wheels program for homebound elderly people and those with disabilities. Calls answered 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Building 2, Round Rock. 512-255-4970.
Texas Crime Victim Legal Assistance. Legal resources for victims of violent crime who meet income eligibility guidelines, are 60 or older or are disabled. 800-622-2520, www.tlsc.org .
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. State agency administers long-term services and supports for people who are aging and who have cognitive and physical disabilities. 701 W. 51st St. 438-3011, www.dads.state.tx.us .
The Facility Victim Program. Offers legal assistance to residents of nursing homes or assisted-living facilities, and participants in adult day-care programs or in-home nursing services. 800-622-2520.
Care Calls. Matches volunteer phone friends and daily callers with homebound people for friendship and comfort. 3227 E. Fifth St. 476-6325, www.mealsonwheels andmore.org .
Family Eldercare. Provides services including in-home care and respite programs, legal guardianship, money management and emergency shelter. Also provides low-income housing through the sponsorship of Lyons Gardens. 2210 Hancock Drive. 450-0844, www.familyeldercare.org .
Faith in Action Caregivers. Provides seniors with free transportation services for seniors 60 and older. Service area covers far Northwest Austin, North Central Austin, Northeast Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, and Georgetown. Provides seniors with free transportation services. Check website for locations and phone numbers. www.faithinaction caregivers.or g.
Girling Health Care Inc. Community Care. Provides personal care services to those who have chronic or long-term disabilities. 800-447-5464, www.girling.com .
Delivery and transportation
Groceries-to-go. Volunteers grocery shop for homebound elderly people and those with disabilities. 476-6325, www.mealsonwheels andmore.org/programs/groceries-to-go/ .
Handi-Wheels. Volunteers provide minor home-safety repairs for Meals on Wheels and More clients. 476-6325, www.mealsonwheels andmore.org/programs/handi-wheels/ .
Meals on Wheels and More. Delivers meals to homebound elderly people and those with disabilities in greater Austin area. 3227 E. Fifth St. 476-6325, www.mealsonwheels andmore.org .
Medi-Wheels. Provides transportation for clients to medical/dental appointments and pharmacies. 476-6325, www.mealsonwheels andmore.org/programs/medi-wheels/ .
Meals on Wheels in Wimberley. Provides delivery of nutritious meals to homebound seniors on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in Wimberley. 140608 RM 12, Wimberley. 512-847-1781.
Williamson-Burnet County Opportunities Inc. Oversees nutrition services, home-delivered and group meals in Williamson and Burnet counties. Provides emergency financial assistance for utilities and rent. 604 High Tech Drive, Georgetown. 512-763-1400, www.wbco.net .
AARP Foundation WorkSearch Program. Places qualified adults 55 and older with nonprofit agencies in preparation for future employment. 55 Interstate 35 N., Suite 200. 391-9299.
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas Job Source Program. Helps people find jobs through employment counseling, job training and placement assistance. 2001 Rosewood Ave., Building B. 480-0772.