TCOG’s Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is pleased to introduce the Texoma Senior Sourcebook, a handy directory of important services, programs, resources and opportunities available to seniors, family caregivers and persons with disabilities throughout the Tri-County area. This is also a great resource for health care and social service professionals.
Adult, active-adult, age-restricted, 55+ — no matter what you call them — communities for “people of a certain age” are booming in Texoma. Here, residents find friendship, lead rich lives, and feel safe and protected. Plus, thanks to the Senior Sourcebook, they stay connected with their communities’ events, and goings-on.
Did you know?
Did you know that in the USA alone, someone turns 50 every seven seconds? Yes, the baby-boomer generation is alive and kicking and the senior population reaching 65 and up will double from 35 Million to well over 70 Million in the next two decades. According to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2010 there were an estimated 3.7 million Texans over the age of 60. This figure represents about 14% of Texas’ total population.The senior population in Texas is expected to increase by nearly 50 percent between 2010 and 2040, with a greater than 50 percent increase in those aged 85 and older by 2020.
Being one of the highest per capita elderly populations in the state of Texas, Texoma reached a rate of 20.3% in 2012, significantly higher than the state average of 14%. What are the implications for the Texoma region based on these demographics? As our aging population grows faster than state and national projections, our area is dealing with the realities much sooner than other parts of Texas and the nation. There are increasing demands for financial, health and social supports that are necessary to ensure good quality of life for senior Texomans.
Information and Service Referral
Are you a senior with questions about your benefits, or a caregiver searching for services to help your parents or other relatives and friends? Created by the, TCOG’s AAA represents a network of senior programs. Services include information and referral, case management, nutrition, in-home services, counseling, legal service referral, home repair, and day health care with an emphasis on ease of access and a “no wrong door” referral system.
The AAA, and the Texoma 2-1-1 Access and Information Center are located in the TCOG Building at 1117 Gallagher Drive in Sherman. We are open Monday – Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Dial 2-1-1 and talk to an information specialist that will give you a list of contact resources specific to your present need; or call (903) 813-3505 for your one-stop senior information phone line and resource center..
Want to download a copy of the 2017 Texoma Senior Sourcebook?
We have made a copy of the 2017 Texoma Senior Sourcebook available for you to download and view.