Since 1963, May has been nationally designated as the month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults across the country and their legacy of contributions to society. The City of San Antonio is proud to recognize May 2013 as Older Americans Month and this year’s annual theme, “Unleash the Power of Age.”
The City’s expanding array of comprehensive multi-service and community senior centers offers older adults, ages 60 and up, a customized, fun and vibrant space for them to engage wellness activities, make friends, surf the web, enjoy a nutritious midday meal and “unleash” the power of “senior pride” together.
The City’s senior centers are open Monday through Friday throughout the year and are free of charge to join (donations in any amount are graciously accepted for meals and center transportation). The City hosts senior centers across the community through the Department of Human Services:
- West End Park Senior Center – (District 1) - 1226 NW 18th Street | (210) 207-1720
- Claude Black Senior Center – (District 2) – 2805 E. Commerce Street | (210) 207-5233
- District 2 Senior Center – 1751 South W.W. White Road | (210) 207-5390
- Willie M. Cortez Senior Center (District 4) – 5512 S.W. Military Drive | (210) 207-5294
- District 5 Senior Center – 2701 South Presa | (210) 207-5270
- Alicia Trevino Lopez Senior One Stop Center (District 6) – 8353 Culebra Road | (210) 558-0178
- Bob Ross Senior Center (District 8) – 2219 Babcock | (210) 207-5300
- Northeast Senior Center (District 10) – 4355 Centergate | (210) 207-4590
Residents can call the City’s Senior Services Division at (210) 207-7172 for more information or to find a senior center near them.
For more information, visit the City's Community Initiative website or olderamericansmonth.acl.gov.
The City of San Antonio also recognizes the month of May as Elder Abuse Prevention Month and Ombudsman Month. Texas Adult Protective Services and the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) join with the City in May to help draw continued awareness to the crisis of abuse, neglect and exploitation of elderly and disabled adults in the community, as well as to the crucial role of AACOG’s Ombudsman Program certified by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) in providing advocacy services to residents of long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
More information on how to report suspected elder abuse/neglect/exploitation: dfps.state.tx.us/Contact_Us/report_abuse.asp
More information on AACOG’s Ombudsman Program and elder rights advocacy services: aacog.com/?nid=109