Senior/Disabled Services

The Housing Authority of the City of Austin dedicates four of its 19 developments to housing the senior and disabled population. In addition to those four sites, all 19 of HACA's communities include senior citizens. Below are services we provide to our senior residents. Please contact a Resident Wellness Specialist or Resident Opportunities for Self Sufficiency Specialist.

Senior Mayfest

Every year HACA sponsors a Senior Mayfest open to all senior residents. Businesses and organizations that cater to the elderly are invited to set up booths. The event is a fun mix of food, entertainment and information.

Health and Safety Fairs

Health and Safety Fairs are sponsored by HACA at all sites, with special emphasis on the elderly and disabled. Similar to Senior Mayfest, the events bring residents together with community resources related to health and safety.

Elders Living Well Program

Elders Living Well program, in partnership with Family Eldercare, promotes a community in which older adults are active and engaged and the barriers to aging in place are proactively addressed. The program provides services such as needs assessment, service coordination, case management, educational seminars, benefits counseling, volunteer opportunities as well as recreation and socialization activities at each of the four Elderly/Disabled properties.

Medicare Enrollment/Eligibility and Requests for the Medicare Handbook

Social Security Administration National Toll free Hotline
1-800-772-1213 ; 1-800-325-0778 TDD

Medicare Part B Coverage or Claims and Requests for Lists of Medicare

Participating Providers Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Inc., Dallas
1-800-442-2620

Medicaid Coverage or Specific Medicaid Claims

Local Department of Human Services or National Heritage Insurance Company, Austin
1-800-252-8263

Statewide Services Available to Senior Citizens and Where to Find Your Local Benefits Counselor

Texas Department on Aging Information and Referral Hotline, Austin
1-800-252-9240

Nursing Homes

Texas Department of Human Services/Bureau of Long Term Care, Austin
1-800-458-9858

Hospitals and Home Health Care Agencies

Texas Department of Health, Austin
1-800-228-1570

Licensing and Certification of Doctors, Complaints About Care Provided in a Doctor's Office

Texas Board of Medical Examiners, Austin
1-800-201-9353

Insurance Companies, Medicare Supplemental Insurance Policies, and Requests for the Rate Guide

Texas Department of Insurance, Austin
1-800-252-3439

Additional Resources

Food Stamps and TANF (Benefits Inquiries)
1-800-448-3927

Fair Housing
1-800-669-9777

Legal Hotline for Older Texans
1-800-622-2520

Texas Crime Stoppers
1-800-252-8477

Austin Groups for the Elderly (A.G.E.)
3710 Cedar St., Box 2
Austin, TX 78759
Phone: 451-4611
Fax: 451-3100

Adult Protective Services
7900 Cameron Rd.
Austin, TX 78754
Phone: 834-3351
Fax: 834-4738

Alzheimer's Association, Greater Austin Chapter
P.O. Box 4829
Austin, TX 78765
Phone: 454-5476
Fax: 454-4187

Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area
2512 South IH-35, Suite 340
Austin, TX 78704
Phone: 916-6062
Fax: 916-6042

Austin Energy
721 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
Phone: 322-6130
Fax: 322-6160

APD Community Liaison
715 E. 8th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 459-6257

City of Austin PARD Senior Support Services
1190 Hargrove
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 480-3005
Fax: 474-1881

Disability Assistance of Central Texas
9027 Northgate Blvd., Suite 108
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: 834-1942
Fax: 834-9504

Easy Rider — Capital Metro
2910 East 5th Street
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 389-7400

Family Eldercare
1700 Rutherford Ln.
Austin, TX 78754
Phone: 450-0844

Helping the Aging, Needy and Disabled, Inc.
2200 E. MLK Jr Blvd.
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 477-3796

Prevent Blindness
1100 W. 45th Street
Austin, TX 78756
Phone: 459-8936
Fax: 459-8937

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 473-4130

Safeplace
P.O. Box 19454
Austin, TX 78760
Phone: 356-1568

S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together)
6407 Cooper Lane
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: 441-1816

Texas Legal Services Center
815 Brazos, Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 477-6000

Texas Assurance Care Senior Planners
3432 Greystone Dr., Ste. 120
Austin, TX 78731
Phone: 343-5400

Texas Medical Foundation
Barton Oaks Plaza 2, Ste. 200, 901 MoPac South
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: 329-6610