CASACA Capital Area Social & Activity Coordinators Association, Inc. Sun, 01 May 2016 14:53:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Get Ready to Dance! Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:52:57 +0000 The trophies have been ordered, the band is booked and we’ve bought some great prizes for the raffle.

We’re only a month away from the second ever Dance to Remember on Thursday November 5th. If you’ve reserved a place for your residents to attend the dance please be on the lookout for some emails with important information. If you have any questions you can contact us here.

None of this would be possible without our generous sponsors and supporters. Please be sure to thank them if you see them at the Dance and in our community:

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A Dance to Remember 2015 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:33:15 +0000 dance4 On Thursday November 5 we will be holding our second ‘Dance to Remember’. First held in 2013 this wonderful event was intended as a one-off but thanks to the generosity of our partner, St David’s Foundation, we are able to bring it back to our CASACA members .

The Dance will again be held in the beautiful Grand Ballroom at the Shoal Crossing Event Center. We couldn’t be more thrilled to return to this stunning venue.

The Dance will be held from 11am to 2pm and lunch is included.

dance5This is truly a Dance like no other. From the glamorous venue to a great live band, dance partners, formal portraits and special door prizes this is one your residents won’t want to miss. We encourage everyone to dress up to make the day feel even more special.

Space at Shoal Crossing is limited so reservations will be taken on a first come basis. Registration will open to CASACA members on August 3. Click here to register.

dance12If you would like to support the Dance in other ways, we are currently looking for volunteer dance partners. No dance experience is necessary, just a willingness to get out on the dance floor with our amazing residents! Please review the volunteer roles for more details. Send us a note if you’re interested.




We would also love to hear from you if you are able to donate door prizes. We can provide you with a list of ‘luxury’ items most requested by our residents, which can range from some simple jewelry to scents, candies or a gift certificate to a favorite restaurant.

Read more about sponsorship and donations.

Join us for August Member Meeting Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:47:13 +0000 Our August meeting is this coming Tuesday 6th, at Baby A’s from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. We hope to see lots of you there. We have great news to share about the CASACA Dance and an excellent CEU session on ethics.

If you are involved in activities or therapeutic recreation we encourage you to join CASACA. Our membership page has information on member benefits and online sign-up.

You are welcome to come to one of our meetings to check us out! Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month. Just introduce yourself to Jeff, Maggie or Donna (ask for any of us when you arrive).

Dancing into Summer! Sun, 23 Jun 2013 21:22:38 +0000 IMG_0189_webThanks to everyone that came to our Summer Dance on June 20. Over 80 residents came dressed for summer and everyone had their moment on the dance floor! Some never left the dance floor and how we wish we had their energy!

It helped to have great live music, performed by the amazing Backtrax. If you need a band for an event at your building, we highly recommend them.


Congratulations to our winners of Best Decorated Table and our newly crowned King and Queen. Our official photographer, Warren, took a lot of photos and we’ll have a selection at our next CASACA meeting (Tuesday July 2)  for you to look through.

And please thank Haley Koop of Marbridge for organizing the Dance. You make it look effortless but we know how much work goes into it.

We look forward to the next one. Stay tuned for more details.

Join us for June Meeting Tue, 28 May 2013 20:11:05 +0000 The June meeting for CASACA members is Tuesday June 4, at Baby A’s. We hope you’ll be able to attend, we have lots to discuss including the results of the member survey (and the winners of the free prize drawing!); the summer Dance and the first Games for Life 2014 Committee Meeting.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

June Dance – Bring on Summer! Tue, 21 May 2013 00:28:59 +0000 _MG_0115Bring your residents to the June Dance on Thursday June 20. Our theme is ‘Kick Off to Summer’ so wear your summer colors and bold accessories!

The Dance will be held at the  VFW Post 8787 in North Austin from 11am to 1pm. Remember to bring lunch/snacks for your residents and decorations for your table. We’ve invited Backtrax to play for us again. The band plays a great selection of hits from the 50s, 60s and more.

The fee is only $10 per facility or $15 at the door. If you plan to attend, please contact our Dance coordinator, Haley Koop. If you aren’t planning to bring residents but would still like to be involved, we would love to have your help in decorating the room, taking photos, escorting residents on the dance floor and helping with clean-up after the event.

Please help us make this a special day for residents. For many of them, the Dances are the one outside event they’re able to participate in. The more the merrier!