Upcoming Events and Presentations
Join Edwin Young, Right at Home Austin owner and AustinUp board member, at these valuable and educational upcoming events designed to help make Central Texas a place where older adults live full, engaged lives.
- "Looking for a Job During a Pandemic? Am I Crazy?" — September 30
So you’re over 50 and COVID-19 has changed everything, but you still need a job because you still like to eat. This free session will answer the following questions: What’s the new “let’s have coffee” in this Zoom environment? How do I maximize the post-COVID work world? (Believe it, we +50s might be better positioned for success post COVID.) Why would anybody want to hire me? How do I effectively interview on ZOOM? Victoria Musa-Lyons, founder and CEO of HR Matters Global, is our speaker. Wednesday, September 30, 10-11 a.m. Learn more.
- "AustinUP Q&A: COVID-19 Clinical Trials" — October 1
Are you curious about the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials? Join us for this AustinUP Q&A to go behind the scenes to learn what’s involved in a clinical trial, what you can expect as a participant and what’s really happening with the COVID-19 vaccine. AustinUP Executive Director Teresa Sansone Ferguson will speak to Mark Lacy, Founder/CEO of Benchmark Research. Benchmark Research has begun clinical research trials in Austin to test a vaccine for COVID-19. Come listen, learn and ask questions via Facebook Live! (No need to RSVP.) Thursday, October 1, 2-3 p.m.
- "Job Prospecting and Problem Solving" — October 7
When you’re looking for a job, it’s helpful to know how to find the people who have the problems you solve, i.e., the jobs you want. For starters, you want to find people who are already in the roles that make sense for you and make a list of the places they work. This process can help you find hidden jobs (ones that are open, but not posted) and people who know they need to hire, but don’t even have the authority to hire yet. The result? You will not only be at the front of the line, you will start the line. Our speaker for this free session is recruiting and hiring consultant Gary O'Neal, founder and CEO of HireFactors. Wednesday, October 7, 2-3 p.m. Learn more.
- "ATX Aging & Innovation Summit 2020: The Age of Resilience Meets the Resilience of Age" — October 20-21
This virtual event hosted by AustinUP, featuring multiple sessions held over two days, will explore Covid-inspired innovation and insight that could improve the lives of older adults as we emerge from this devastating pandemic. Our speakers and panels will take a closer look at how the events of 2020 are changing the way we think about aging – especially in the areas of technology, equity and access. Free tickets available. Learn more.
AustinUP (www.austinup.org) is a community alliance committed to making Central Texas a place where older adults live full, engaged lives. We work to prioritize the unmet needs of the Central Texas aging population, tap the assets of older adults to improve our community, and embrace innovation and creativity in the pursuit of an age-friendly culture. AustinUP is working to provide information and resources to help older adults during this pandemic and into the future. For more information about AustinUP or the events described below, contact Teresa Sansone Ferguson, AustinUP Executive Director, email@example.com, 512-963-3191 (cell).
COVID and Dementia — What Are the Signs and Symptoms
Join Right at Home owner Edwin Young on Tuesday, June 23, at 11:00 a.m. CDT, for a telephone learning session. Tam Cummings PhD will discuss how the COVID-19 virus impacts persons with dementia differently, and will share the signs or symptoms your loved one may display. To register call 866-390-6491 Toll Free or go to www.caregiverteleconnection.org.
Virtual Presentation — Treatment for Advanced Parkinson's Disease
Join Right at Home owner Edwin Young on Friday, May 15, at 11:00 a.m. CDT, for the Zoom Virtual Presentation "Moving Forward: Discovering a treatment option for advanced Parkinson's disease" with Dr. Michael Soileau, via the Capital Area Parkinson's Society. Learn More & Register Now.
How to Properly Use a Medical Face Mask
Whether you're a professional caregiver, family or friend caregiver, or just a member of the community doing the right thing, the proper use of a medical face mask is critical to its effectiveness. Masks are most effective when used in combination with FREQUENT hand-cleaning with an alcohol-based hand rub or with soap and water. Everyone who uses a medical face mask needs to study how to use it safely and dispose of it properly. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), you should ROTATE masks for up to 72 hours, and keep them dry and stored in an OPENED Zip Lock bag or brown paper bag when not in use. Be sure to discard masks in the trash after being used three times or if becomes wet or damaged. Sealing the trash and taking it out to your trash bin immediately is also a best practice.
Fresh, Hearty Meals Help Make Quarantine Bearable and Keep Caregivers, Seniors and Seniors' Families Healthy
As our country continues to push through the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-home care industry has an added strain of caring for the most vulnerable population and doing what we can to help keep clients healthy and safe in their homes. One of the many challenges, especially for those who are quarantined or otherwise required to stay in their homes, is the ability to access healthy, fresh food.
In partnership with Right at Home, Eat Fit Go is offering Right at Home's employees, our valuable caregivers, the clients we love, and their families a 20% discount on Eat Fit Go's healthy and safe, ready-to-eat, vacuum-sealed meals that have a 14-day refrigerated shelf life.
Learn more about EAT FIT GO and our partnership:
- EAT FIT GO Memo from CEO
- EAT FIT GO Website Instructions
- EAT FIT GO Full Menu
- EAT FIT GO Vacuum Seals
- EAT FIT GO Meal Guide
Amplify Austin 2020 — March 5th & 6th
As an AustinUP (austinup.org) Board member, I'm excited to support this worthy nonprofit in the AmplifyATX #ILiveHereIGiveHere campaign! AustinUP is a community alliance committed to making Central Texas a place where older adults live full, engaged lives. We're asking for contributions to help us 1) produce our 50+ job fairs that connect older job seekers with age-smart employers, 2) expand livability and accessibility for older adults, and 3) change misconceptions about aging. AmplifyATX's actual day of giving begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 5th and ends at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 6th, but donations are being accepted now. AustinUP's goal for this campaign is only $2,500. You can help us reach that goal by making a donation at https://www.amplifyatx.org/organizations/austinup today. Thanks very much!
Staff Training in Austin
We had a great Right at Home staff training meeting in Austin today. Staff from Right at Home Brenham, Right at Home Austin, Right at Home San Marcos and our Administrative support site in Marble Falls were in attendance.
Cognitive Support Training
Staff from San Marcos, Marble Falls, Brenham & Austin Right at Home offices met today to learn about Dementia & Cognitive Support. What an awesome day of learning!
Greater Austin Social Workers Ethics Symposium in Austin
Today Right at Home (San Marcos and Austin West) attended as vendors the Greater Austin Social Workers "GASW" event today from 11:30-3:45 09/15. The event was GASW Ethics Symposium held at Shalom Austin (The Jewish Academy of Austin).
The turn out was incredible with social workers from all over Austin and the surrounding cities! We had an awesome time and the opportunity to attend along side with our social workers and come together to help others was just the cherry on top!
Alzheimer's Congressional Update at Baylor College of Medicine
Right at Home Austin West owner Edwin Young attends 2017 Alzheimer's Research Congressional Update at the Baylor College of Medicine Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute.
Right at Home owner Edwin Young enjoys volunteering for Rodeo Austin. Rodeo Austins primary mission is -
Our owner, Edwin Young, attended the Right at Home Texas owners meeting on 9/16/16 in Austin, Texas. He said “I love getting to work with other owners who experience the same challenges we face in trying to give great care to the greatest generation while running a small business and attempting to be an employer of choice for caregivers who are increasingly in demand. The shortage of qualified caregivers is a huge challenge to our business and we are focused on being the employer that CNA’s and Caregivers choose to work with. I learned a great deal from other Texas owners on how we will face into the coming government regulations and need for more qualified, reliable and dependable caregivers.”