From the Office of State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2011
CONTACT: Daniela Santoni
(512) 478-9800
(281) 536-7114

NEW AND IMPROVED SERVICES COMING TO AGING AND DISABLED INDIVIDUALS IN COASTAL BEND

The Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities Agency granted $75,000 in funding to the Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend (AAA) to create the Coastal Bend Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). This funding gives aging individuals and people with cognitive and physical disabilities access to long term services and support. Texas State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, Vice-Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement:

"This is a win-win for the families in the Coastal Bend and I congratulate the Area Agency on Aging for their efforts."

"The AAA will now be able to create the Coastal Bend Aging and Disabilities Resource Center with the $75,000 grant, which will help streamline access to services and support programs. This will allow our communities to make informed choices for the future of our loved ones."

"Because of the great work of the AAA, several thousand new individuals will receive information and assistance, area professionals will receive further training, and support will be made available to organizations and individuals who already service the Coastal Bend communities."

"The Coastal Bend Aging and Disabilities Resource Center is a great example of the kind of partnerships that must be fostered to give our constituents access to the best possible programs. It's a perfect example of great public service."

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