Special Initiatives

Healthy Living Workshops

The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging conducts free workshops for older adults who would like to reduce their fall risk, increase balance, and better manage chronic conditions.  Workshops include  A Matter of Balance, Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Diabetes Self-Management, and Chronic Pain Self-Management.  For more information, contact Kim Mathis at kmathis@nctocog.org or 940-999-1024.


The North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center provides temporary relief to unpaid caregivers who aren't receiving respite and can't afford to pay privately. For more information, call 855-937-2372 and ask for Kiowanda.

Nursing Home Options Counseling

The North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center helps people who are in nursing facilities, rehabilitation facilities, and hospitals get connected with services that support independent living.  For example, they make referrals to programs such as Area Agency on Aging case management, HHSC Community Attendant, and VA Aid and Attendance.  For more information, call 817-695-9142 or email jhelmer@nctcog.org.

Nursing Home Relocation

The North Central Texas Council of Governments helps nursing home residents who receive Medicaid benefits and are enrolled in Amerigroup, Molina, or United set up services that help them to return to the community . Our relocation specialists arrange non-Medicaid services and access transition grants. For more information, call 817-608-2396 or email tbusby@nctcog.org.

COVID Vaccination Help

The North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center has compiled resources to help people of all ages get a COVID vaccine.  For more information, contact Will Carr at 817-695-9208 or Lauren Bordignon at 817-704-5680.

Medicare Presentations

Staff members are available to conduct presentations on Medicare preventive health benefits and special programs for beneficiaries with low incomes.  For more information, contact Melinda Gardner at mgardner@nctcog.org or 817-695-9122.

Medicare Benefits and Fraud Workshops

Staff benefits counselors conduct presentations on Medicare benefits and how to prevent, detect, and report Medicare fraud. For more information contact Melinda Gardner at mgardner@nctcog.org or 817-695-9142.

Dementia Friendly North Central/East Texas

Do you have memory loss or care for someone who does?  Dementia Friendly North Central/East Texas provides free services such as in-home care, minor home repairs for safety purposes, and medical supplies.  It also provides resource information, education, and support for family caregivers.  Call 800-272-3921 for more information.