The older adult population in Travis County: Travis County is home to a large and growing population of older adults. In 2013, 91,108 individuals over the age of 65 resided in Travis County, making up about 8% of the total population. Since 2009, the over 65 population in Travis County has grown by 29%, and, according to the Brookings Institution, the Metro Area was home to the nation’s fastest-growing pre-senior population between 2000 and 2010. As the population has grown, it has diversified as well, necessitating the provision of culturally and linguistically proficient services. Individuals over 65 experience numerous challenges, including deteriorating health; loneliness, isolation, mental health, and substance use issues. Many older adults prefer to remain in their own home or to live with a family member as they age. Providing in home-services and supports to caregivers who aid older adults with daily tasks has been highlighted by the Aging Services Council of Central Texas as a priority for the Austin area.