Senior Program Update

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.

September 2022 Wellness Activity Schedule - Click here for full calendar. 

To pre-register for wellness activities, 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.
 

Tai Chi with Mr. Huang

Teaching onsite and viewing virtually

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. English Corner Onsite Only

.Mondays 12 p. m. - 12:45 p.m.

ESL - Beginners Level

Onsite Only

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

BollywoodX Dance Fitness with Alicia Onsite Only

Tuesdays, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Austin Freenet Technology

Onsite Only

Wednesdays  10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Movement & Meditation with Melinda

Teaching virtually and viewing onsite

Wednesdays 11:45 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.  Bingo Onsite Only

Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

Tai Chi: 1st & 3rd  Thursdays with Vince; 2nd &  4th Thursdays with Frank

Teaching onsite and viewing virtually

Bi-monthly

Senior newsletter

Email

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

Ping Pong

 Onsite Only

 

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 (Resume May 2, 2022) 

 

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

Must be a AARC Senior Program Participant, age 50 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 (Resume May 2, 2022) 

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

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

First time MOW participants must complete registration with MOW at AARC 

Wellness and Education Activities (Resume May 2 2022) 

  • 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 50 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 

(Resume May 2, 2022) 

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  

 PARD Varsity Generation Programs

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of Varsity Generation programs and services for people 50 years of age and older.Activities include traveling, pursuing old hobbies and learning new ones, socializing with friends, meeting new people, increasing knowledge, becoming, and staying physically fit, contributing to the community and much more!

Varsity Generation programs can be found at senior activity centers and other Congregate Meal sites 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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