The Sealy Center on Aging supports community outreach for healthy aging. These include volunteer opportunities and educational activities for members of the UTMB community as well as local seniors.
SCoA has sponsored lunch and learn presentations about fall prevention and management of chronic disease. Learning dinners for persons with dementia, their families, friends and caregivers have been provided. SCoA has also organized senior beach walks in Galveston with refreshments.
We partner with Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas to create an engaging program each year that encourages older adults to embrace aging as a spiritual journey and to live the gift of years to the fullest. Learn from geriatricians; enjoy nature walks, cooking, canoeing and more!
Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center
The Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center is a free, accessible resource to promote healthy lifestyles, educate, and support seniors in our community as well as seniors visiting UTMB. The Learning Center offers interactive talks on a variety of aging-related topics, free computer usage (and tutorials), fact sheets on health issues, brochures for agencies providing services to the older population and their families, and books and movies for education and entertainment.
RSVP Volunteer Program of Galveston County
RSVP of Galveston County has served the community since 2002 with support from the Sealy Center on Aging. The program provides volunteer recruitment and placement for over 180 volunteers age 55 and older. In 2017, RSVP volunteers served over 12,000 hours among 18 non-profit agencies. That translates to $296,280 in valuable donated volunteer efforts among the non-profit sector in Galveston County communities.
Faces of Aging Volume I & II
In 2014, SCoA published and distributed the second edition of the book series, Faces of Aging, which features professional photographs by Marilyn Brodwick, MA, of the elderly, many of whom live in Galveston. This edition, Faces of Aging II, was a follow-up publication to the original book published in 2000, and includes descriptions of UTMB, SCoA, and its many programs and opportunities for community involvement. We widely distribute these books to legislators, other Centers on Aging and Divisions of Geriatrics nationwide, as well as members of the community.