Georgetown Aging Initiative Survey Summary Report

In 2011, the Georgetown Aging Initiative, representing a coalition of community groups and volunteers, conducted a survey of 1,847 seniors 60 or older living in Georgetown. The survey addressed issues such as transportation, housing, health, social engagement, and information on community resources. Task forces have been established in each of these areas.

Below are links to the Georgetown Aging Initiative Survey Report and the Taskforces.

Georgetown Aging Initiative Survey Report Final

Georgetown Aging Initiative Taskforces 11-1-12

The survey was conducted with funding by the Georgetown Health Foundation through a contribution to the Chisholm Trail Communities Foundation. The survey also was supported by a federal grant received by Family Eldercare from the Administration on Aging, “Community Innovations for Aging in Place.” Other sponsors included the Georgetown Ministerial Alliance, Sun City Texas Community Association, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Georgetown.

For more information on the Georgetown Aging Initiative, go to their website at www.agingingtown.com.

Take Me Home Program

“Take Me Home” is a database used by the police for individuals who may need special assistance if they are alone or in times of emergency.  This assistance is needed when a person is confused, unable to speak or properly identify themselves.  The system includes a current digital picture, demographic information, and caregiver contact information.  The officer can search the system by name or the person’s physical description.  Once the person’s “Take Me Home” record has been located, the officer has the information to appropriately assist the individual.  All information remains confidential.
For more information about this and other programs, please contact Assistant Chief Roland Waits at (512) 930-3501 or Roland.Waits@georgetown.org.
Click here to download the “Take Me Home” Application

 

Fire Department Ride Along Program

As an observer the citizens can gain first-hand experience on what it is like to be a firefighter. Citizens can ride out any day between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.  Complete one of the applications below to qualify for this program.

Ride Along – Adult

Ride Along Program – Minor

Please contact the on duty Battalion Chief, at (512) 930-3612,to schedule a ride out and have all of your questions answered.

Penalty Waiver Application

A customer who is disabled, or who is 60 years of age or older, may request, in writing, a standing waiver of the late penalty, for utility payments made after the due date.  The customer’s disabled status must be verified by an Award Letter from the Social Security Administration.  This waiver applies only to the account holder or their spouse.

Penalty Waiver Application