Texoma Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging recently received a $100,000 grant from the Livengood Charitable Trust through the Texoma Senior Citizen Foundation. The funds will be used for dental assistance and other services for through the Agency’s Care Coordination Program.

Texoma Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging recently received a $100,000 grant from the Livengood Charitable Trust through the Texoma Senior Citizen Foundation. The funds will be used for dental assistance and other services for through the Agency’s Care Coordination Program.


"This generous grant will provide many low-income seniors with dental care, hearing and eye equipment and services we would not otherwise be able to provide," said TCOG Executive Director Susan Thomas in a press release. "Federal and state funding for senior programs and services continues to be cut, and the impact of these cuts is more sever in rural areas like Texoma."


Grayson County has one of the highest per capita elderly populations in the state of Texas. The AAA receives funds from several different funding sources; however as the senior population grows, the need for assistance will continue to exceed the resources available through government grants and allocations, the press release says.