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      Senior Services

      Services Available for our Seniors and Citizens

      Meals on Wheels:

      Outreach Department: (210) 735-5115

      Home delivery of meals for individuals with disabilities


      Transportation:

      MHS-RIDE: (210) 647-7433, 48 hours in advance of your appointment to schedule transportation.

      Methodist Hospital System provides "free pick up" and "return to home" services for citizens on the "HEALTH BUS" and "WELL WALDO'S WHEELS FOR CHILDREN" for individuals having an appointment at Methodist Hospital or Methodist affiliated Physicians Offices.


      Food Bank:

      (210)658-1613
      307 Pfeil Rd., Schertz, Texas

      Randolph Area Christian Assistance Program (R.A.C.A.P.) operates a food bank available to Live Oak residents.


      GRASP (Greater Randolph Area Services Program, Inc.)

      (210) 658-6351 or visit www.grasp211.org
      250 Donalan
      Converse, TX 78109

      GRASP offers transportation services for local seniors and people with disabilities. Rides can be scheduled for grocery shopping, medical appointments, to the GRASP community center or other special trips. Trips must be scheduled in advance. Fees range according to distance and other fees may apply if the driver is required to wait at the destination.

      GRASP provides client social services, senior services, congregate meals, transportation and other activities. They have a monthly flyer of events and menu available at the Center. Lunches are provided Monday thru Friday at 11:30 at the Community Center and donations for the lunch are accepted.

      They have daily activities at the Community Center and have a monthly program that also lists additional Community Center sponsored activities, trips etc.

      To request transportation to and from the Center for Live Oak Residents, they ask that you call one day in advance. Pick up begins at 8:00 a.m. and return you home starting at 1:30 p.m. They also have a food pantry available. Call for details.


      Alamo Service Connection (ASC)

      (210) 477-3275 or visit www.alamoserviceconnection.org

      An aging and disability resource center for Bexar County provides information and referral services to senior individuals with disabilities and their caregivers. ASC is a community partnership working together to help seniors ages 60+ and caregivers to get answers, find services and obtain benefits.


      The Area Agency On Aging (aacog/esp):

      The Alamo Area Agency on Aging, an Alamo Area of Council of Governments (AACOG) Program, is one of 28 area agencies in Texas. AAA plans, coordinates and administers comprehensive services authorized by the Older Americans Act and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability for Bexar County residents. AAA provides services to Bexar County seniors 60 years or older and/or their caregivers. Direct services include information, referral, and assistance, benefits counseling, advocacy, care coordination, caregiver support, legal assistance, prescriptions assistance, and assisted living and nursing ombudsman services. The AAA contracts with other community agencies to provide transportation congregate, home delivered meals and legal services. The Benefits Counseling program provides information, counseling,advocacy to senior citizens, and Medicare beneficiaries of any age, on their public benefits, entitlements, and legal rights. Benefits Counselors also provide public education on a variety of topics impacting seniors.

      For information, call 210-362-5561 or toll free 866-231-4922 or by visiting www.alamoaging.org


      The Bexar Area Agency on Aging (BAAA)

      (210) 362-5254 or Toll Free (800) 960-5201
      Email: mail@aacog.com or visit www.bexaraging.org/

      The Bexar Area Agency on Aging, an Alamo Area of Council of Governments (AACOG) Program, is one of 28 area agencies on aging in Texas. BAAA plans, coordinates and administers comprehensive services authorized by the Older Americans Act and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services for Bexar County residents. BAAA provides services to Bexar County seniors 60 years or older and/or their caregivers. Direct services include information, referral, and assistance, benefits counseling, advocacy, care coordination, caregiver support, legal assistance, prescriptions assistance and assisted living and nursing ombudsman services. The BAAA contracts with other community agencies to provide transportation and home delivered meals and legal services. The Benefits Counseling program provides information, counseling and advocacy to senior citizens and Medicare beneficiaries of any age, on their public benefits, entitlements, and legal rights. Benefits counselors also provide public education on a variety of topics impacting seniors.


      Presa Community Center

      (210) 532-5554 or visit www.presa.org

      Provides transportation services throughout Bexar County for those who are unable to drive or use public transportation. Registration is required to participate. Elderly and persons with disabilities can use these shared-ride services to make medical appointments, shop for their weekly groceries or other errands. Reservations should be booked at least two weeks in advance or as soon as the date and time of appointment is known.


      Texas Department of Health & Human Services/Medical Transportation Program

      Toll free: 877-633-8747

      Authorizes and arranges transportation for all categorically eligible Medicaid recipients to access covered health care services.


      Alamo Service Connection

      (210) 477-3275 or visit http://bexar.tx.networkofcare.org

      Provides service to connect veterans, seniors, and the disabled with transportation resources that can be difficult to find, especially in outlying communities.


      Finding Help in Texas 2-1-1

      Call: 211 or visit www.YourTexasBenefits.com

      Mission of 2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, their goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy to find information from over 60,000 state and local health and human services programs.


      New Service As Of July 2015

      CARV Alamo Call-A-Ride 4 Vets: Free Transportation for Veterans, their immediate family, caregivers and surviving spouses to anywhere in the 13-county Alamo region. For more information call 210-362-5254 or 1-800-960-5201.
      nuride.com, A source for carpooling. You can go online and find out who in your neighborhood works in the same area and setup a carpool. This saves fuel, time and is a "Green Initiative"!!!


      Low Cost Legal Aid Available For Senior Citizens

      Free or low cost legal services are now available for seniors living in Bexar County. The "Legal Assistance Information for Senior Citizens" pamphlets are available at senior centers throughout Bexar County. The pamphlets include lists of agencies and organizations offering income-based services such as Will preparations, medical powers of attorney, medical directives and other key documents. The pamphlet is also available in PDF format at www.bexar.org/CDP/CommunityPrograms


      Weatherization Assistance Program:

      Available to all residents in the Metrocom area who meet income criteria. Applications available at City Hall or by calling 210-362-5282.

      Please call Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) 210-362-5282 or 1+800-749-2010 to learn what information you should provide.

      The City of Live Oak is promoting the Weatherization Program for those of you who need help with energy conservation for your homes to lower your utility bills.

      This program, at no cost to recipients, is funded by the federal government and managed by Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG). You do not have to own your current residence to apply for this program. You may apply even if you rent / lease your house or an apartment, as long as you have written authorization from your landlord and meet certain eligibility requirements. Applications are reviewed in the order received by AACOG.

      Utility Assistance Program
      Hosted by Bexar County
      Department of Community Resources

      Priority given to those who meet income criteria and are 60 years of age or older, disabled, have children 3 and under, or CPS Energy Critical Care Participant. You must live outside of San Antonio city limits.

      Please call 210-335-6770 to learn what information you should provide.

        Recycling Program & Calendar

        *Support of this recycling program provides revenue from the sale of recycled materials to the city of live oak general fund operations, but more important, it benefits our environment by not filling sanitary landfills unnecessarily. The following information is essential to the success of the program.

        The last eCycle Event continues to be very successful and participation continues to grow. Please check back here for the next date and time. Thank you!

        Download 2018 WM Recycle Calendar


        Materials that currently can be recycled:

        Paper

        Most types of paper, such as ad circulars, catalogs, carbonless paper, dry goods packaging with liners removed (example: cereal, pasta, rice, beer/soda cartons) envelopes, file folders, flattened cardboard, junk mail, magazines, newspapers, office paper, paperback books, paper bags, paper towel/toilet paper cores, phone books, non-metallic gift wrap.

        Plastics

        Labeled #1 through #7. Look for the recycling symbol Recycle Symbols on the bottom. Remove lids and rinse any remaining food or liquids from containers or trays. Examples include: beverage bottle, shampoo and lotion bottles, meat trays, condiment bottles, prescription and medicine bottles.

        *Plastic grocery bags should be taken back to your local grocery store for proper recycling. These bags get clogged in the Waste Management recycling machines.

        Metal Cans

        Aluminum, steel and tin beverage and food cans, rinse all food or liquids, aerosol cans, empty and remove nozzle, baking tins, rinse and remove remaining food..

        *Flattened recyclable plastic or metal containers will conserve recycling bin space and reduce the chance of material blowing out of the bin.


        Materials NOT included in this recycling program:

        • Auto Parts and Motor Oil Containers
        • Clothing and Shoes
        • Coat Hangers-plastic and wire
        • Diapers
        • Glass Bottles and Jars
        • Plastic Grocery Bags
        • Plastic Utensils
        • Tissue / Toilet Paper

        Remember, all materials that are not recyclable should be placed in your normal trash/garbage container (or disposed of in accordance with law, such as batteries, tires, etc.)

        *Recyclable materials do not have to be sorted prior to placing them in the bins or at curbside. recyclable materials that will not fit into a bin may be placed beside the supplied bin as long as it is contained in some manner (tying, boxing, etc.)

        Household Hazardous Waste Collection: 1-800-449-7587
        Note: Recycle material pickups will be every two weeks.


        Bins Are Owned by Waste Management

        The recycling bins are assigned to a residence, not to the customer. They are to be left at the residence should the customer move to another location. The taking of a recycling bin by anyone other than an authorized representative of Waste Management could be considered theft and may result in criminal charges being filed against the person removing the bin.

        Recycling Bin Loss Procedure

        1. Any theft, loss, or destruction of a recycling bin must be reported to the police department as soon as noted by the customer.
        2. The Police Department will forward a copy of the report to the Utility Billing Department.
        3. Utility Billing personnel will notify Waste Management of the theft, loss, or destruction and will request replacement of the bin which will be accomplished by Waste Management as soon as possible.

        Telephone Numbers:

        Waste Management: 210.368-5000
        Municipal Offices: 210.653-9140
        Police Department 210.653-0033

        The recycling program for Live Oak is implemented with no rate increase for the citizens or expenses to the City. 100% of the revenue from the sale of residential curbside recycling will be returned to the City of Live Oak. The recycling program is clean, simple and above all, beneficial to our environment and city. Please participate to the fullest.

        How To Donate or Recycle a Mattress:

        Tuck Sleep Foundation is a non-profit community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. Tuck has been featured on NPR, Lifehacker, Radiolab and is referenced by many colleges/universities and sleep organizations across the web. At this point over 15 to 20 million mattresses are disposed of annually and far too many of them end up in landfills or even just on sidewalks since not all of us know what options exist when it comes to mattress disposal. The team at Tuck created a guide to help combat this problem and will benefit our residents. To learn more about how you can donate or recycle a mattress, click here.


        Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

        Do you have used motor oil in your home? Fluorescent Light Bulbs? Pesticides? Old Paint? Unwanted TV or computer?

        Click here for WM At Your Door Flyer.

        This program has been a huge success for the City of Live Oak.

        • Call 1-800-449-7587, make sure that you tell Waste Management that you are a Live Oak Resident.
        • They will send you a bag or bags.
        • You place the bag/bags at your door and they pick them up.

        It’s that easy!

          Boating Ordinance

          Boating Ordinance for Live Oak Lake

          On August 11th, the City of Live Oak City Council passed an ordinance to allow for the use of kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, paddle boats and other non-motorized watercraft on Live Oak Lake.  This does NOT include the use of individual or manually inflatable rafts or boats.  The following are a few reminders for those wishing to engage in boating in Live Oak:

          1. The City of Live Oak requires approved life jackets (PDF's) be worn at all times by anyone in a watercraft.
          2. There are no vehicles allowed off the roadway, and portage of all watercraft must be accomplished by walking.
          3. Consuming or possessing of alcoholic beverages while engaging in boating is prohibited.
          4. The use of personal watercraft is limited to daylight hours only.
          5. Swimming is not allowed in Live Oak Lake.

          The City of Live Oak strives to provide new and exciting recreational activities for the community.  We hope that you will remain a safe and responsible boater, and most of all have fun!  For more information, and to see the complete ordinance that pertains to boating on Live Oak Lake, please see Ordinance #1521.