Senior Program Updates - Spring 2022

AARC has become part of Austin Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) Congregate Meal Program where our meals will be provided by Meals on Wheels. The Congregate Meal Program is open to anyone 60 years of age or older. First time participants of the Congregate Meal Program will need to complete pre-registration forms with Meals on Wheels prior to receiving at meal.

PARD Senior Transportation will provide limited transportation to AARC from pre-determined consolidated stops.  

  • Requires pre-registration to ride 
  • To sign up for ongoing transportation, contact PARD Senior Transportation at 512-974-1464 or by email at SRTransportation@austintexas.gov.

    *Transportation stops are subject to change based on capacity.

Current transportation stops below

Date 

Locations/Stops 

Pick Up 

Leave AARC 

Mondays

Trip 1: Rustic Rock 

9:00am 

12:45 pm

  

Trip 2: Rockwood (Village Christian Apartments)

9:45am 

1:45pm 

Tuesdays 

Stop 1: Yaupon 

9:15am 

1:15pm 

  

Stop 2: Dianella 

9:25am 

1:15pm 

Wednesdays

Stop 1: Mountain view Park 

9:15am 

1:15pm 

  

Stop 2: Robinson Park (Hunters Chase)

9:30am 

1:15pm 

Thursdays 

Stop 1: Canyon Creek 

9:15am 

1:15pm 

*If you need interpretation other than Mandarin, let us know in advance. 

June 2022 Wellness Activity Schedule 

To pre-register, email us at AARC@austintexas.gov or contact us at 512-974-1700 for more information.  

Physical activity may create the risk of unanticipated injuries. Please seek the advice of your doctor before beginning any new physical activity. 

Time

Activity

Location

Mondays, 10 a.m. -11 a.m.
(Closed June 20th for City Holiday)

Tai Chi with Mr. Huang

Teaching onsite and viewing virtually

 June 1st and June 15th, 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Movement & Meditation

Teaching onsite and viewing virtually

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. -11 a.m.

Gentle Chair Yoga with Patti

Teaching virtually and viewing onsite

Mondays-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.,

Ping Pong

 Onsite

Wednesdays, June 8th and June 22nd

Plant Clinic

Onsite

Thursdays, 10 a.m. -11 a.m. 

Tai Chi: 1st, 3rd, and 5th  Thursdays with Vince and 2nd and 4th Thursdays with Frank

Teaching onsite and viewing virtually

Bi-monthly

Senior newsletter

Email

To pre-register for wellness activities, email us at AARC@austintexas.gov or contact us at 512-974-1700 for more information.

Language Access Support: If you need language support such as interpretation and translation for our program, please contact us in advance for assistance at (512) 974-1700.  

About the Asian American Resource Center (AARC) Senior Program 

AARC Senior program is designed to address the intergenerational wellness and education needs of Austin residents, age 60 and up, with a focus on the Asian American community.  

  • To join the AARC Senior Program, complete the Adult Registration at the bottom of the AARC Senior Program webpage under “Forms” or in person at AARC.  
  • To sign up for Congregate Meal Program, register with Meals on Wheels at AARC.  
  • To sign up transportation to AARC, contact PARD Senior Transportation at 512-974-1464 or by email at SRTransportation@austintexas.gov. 

The AARC Senior Program encompasses several components including: 

 

Component 

Description 

 Eligibility 

Registration 

Senior Tea and Coffee  

 

Fresh tea and coffee are served Monday-Thursday mornings to all senior program participants. 

Must be an AARC Senior Program Participant, age 60 and older 

Complete the Adult Registration at the bottom of the AARC Senior Program webpage under “Forms” or in person at AARC. 

Congregate Meal Program Lunch 

Asian inspired congregate meals provided by Meals on Wheels, every Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 

People age 60 and older 

First time MOW participants must complete registration with MOW at AARC 

Wellness and Education Activities

  • Tai chi 
  • Gentle yoga and Meditation 
  • Table Tennis 
  • Senior garden 
  • Arts & crafts classes 
  • Health and nutrition 
  • Computer and technology 
  • Beginner English Language Learners 
  • Asian board games 
  • Computer lab & library with books and periodicals in various languages 

Activities are tailored for people age 60 and older. Most activities require you to be part of AARC Senior Program or PARD Varsity Generation program. 

Complete the Adult Registration at the bottom of the AARC Senior Program webpage under “Forms” or in person at AARC.  

 

Transportation Service  

PARD Senior Transportation oversees limited transportation at pre-determined consolidated stops to AARC. Space is limited.  AARC staff will not handle transportation request. 

People age 60 and older and part of a Congregate MOW site including AARC. 

Contact PARD Senior Transportation at 512-974-1464 or SRTransportation@austintexas.gov to register. For more information, visit their website at: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/seniors-programs-and-services  

Language Access Support  

If you need language support such as interpretation and translation for our program, please contact us in advance for assistance at (512) 974-1700.  

 Additional PARD Programs 

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of Senior Programs and Services (Varsity Generation) for adults and people 50 years of age and older.  PARD’s three senior activity centers and other Congregate Meal sites are listed below. 

  • Congregate Meals (PDF) 

  • Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center: 808 Nile Street, TX 78702, Tel: (512) 978-2660 

  • Lamar Senior Activity Center: 2874 Shoal Crest Ave., TX 78705, Tel: (512) 474-5921 

  • South Austin Senior Activity Center: 3911 Manchaca Rd, TX 78704, Tel: (512) 448-0787 

 

Other Senior Transport Options 

Drive A Senior is a local non-profit that connects Austin area volunteer drivers with seniors who need rides. Seniors must be non-driving or limited driving, over age 60, and within the boundaries of one of their service areas. Seniors must be able to walk on their own or with walkers and canes. Visit volunteerdriving.com to find the contact information for your services area. 

ADA Accessible Transportation 
The City of Austin and Capital Metro have wheelchair accessible and ADA transportation options available. Contact the Austin Parks & Recreation Senior Transportation, (512) 974-3914, and Capital Metro, Metro Access Services, (512) 389-7501, for more information. 

Accessibility 
The City of Austin is proud to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. The AARC facility and parking lot are ADA compliant and accessible. Should you require additional assistance with the use of the facility, please contact the AARC at (512) 974-1700. 

 

Forms 

Youth and Adult Registration/Waiver: Participant Waiver (PDF) | Renuncia del Participante (PDF) | 참가 포기 (PDF) | ပါဝင်သူ စွန့်လွှတ်ကြောင်းတရားဝင်စာ (PDF) | 參與者切結書 (PDF) | Miễn trách nhiệm cho người tham gia (PDF)  

Program Policies and Procedures 

Parent Manual 

Permission to Give Medication Form

School Tour/Field Trip Request Form 

  

 

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