About Us

CASACA was founded in 1972 to represent activity professionals working in Austin and the surrounding area. Members now include recreation therapists, activity directors, admissions directors, social workers and entertainment providers. We represent senior centers, assisted and independent living, long term care, and other facilities within the continuum of care.

CASACA’s mission is to:

  • Educate our members and the general public about aging and the needs of individuals receiving long term care services.
  • Improve the quality of social and activity programming offered in long term care facilities.
  • Promote intergenerational quality of life programs to ensure residents maintain their connection to the communities they helped to build.

We also provide continuing education opportunities to members  to help them stay abreast of the changes occuring in long term care.

Monthly Meeting Location

Our meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at Santa Rita Cantina, 1206 West 38th Street (across from Ascension Main Hospital). Earn 1 CEU credit at every meeting.
11:30-12       Order lunch and network 
12- 12:15      Business meeting
12:15-1:15    1 hour CE presentation

At a Glance

Capital Area Social & Activity Coordinators Association, Inc (CASACA).
A 501 (c)(3) organization.

CASACA on Facebook
Games for Life on Facebook

Signature Events:
The Games for Life
A Dance to Remember
CASACA Night at the Dell Diamond

Non-profit 501(c) federal taxpayer ID number: 74-2316546

Organization Address: 5203 Avenue F, Austin TX 78751

Board Members:
President: Jeff Brown, CTRS
Vice President: Linda Nordhauser
Treasurer: Donna Shelton, AD/TXC
Secretary: Teresa Palacios, AD/TXC

Serving Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville and Georgetown

CASACA is a group of activity professionals whose common goal is to improve the quality of life in the nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers where we work. We create life enrichment opportunities that are stimulating, fun and help keep residents connected to the communities they helped build.  Our programs help educate the public about long term care; address some of the misconceptions about life in a nursing home and provide intergenerational volunteer opportunities.

CASACA programs are made possible through our memberships and the generous support of local businesses and foundations.