ABOUT YOUR ADVISORS IN Austin and Central Texas
Certified Senior Advisor®
I am a Central Texas native that retired from retail pharmacy management in 2015. The father of 4 wonderful children and the grandfather of 2 amazing granddaughters. In 2008 my compassionate wife & I became caregivers for my mother as she was diagnosed with later on-set dementia. Even with years of experience in the senior care arena and senior living communities, I found it most difficult to navigate. I enjoy making a positive impact in the community by supporting families on their journey, offering education to seniors and supporting local senior-focused non-profits.
It is always a privilege to help families navigate during one of the most difficult periods of their lives. Our services are free to families, confidential, and always unbiased, using our Oasis IQ system and processes to support families as they plan their transitions. Whether they are staying in their homes with care or going to a supportive senior living community, seniors deserve to know about all of the resources available to them to help THEM make informed decisions and plans. My team upholds the highest ethical confidentiality standards as we work side by side with hospitals, physicians, community partners, and other resources to bring solutions to families to address their unique situation. One Call-Many Solutions, because the right place means everything.
It is a pleasure to be a contributing board member of AustinUp-"Aging. Everyone's doing it! "working to make Austin & Central Texas Age-friendly.
"If you're not making someone else's life better, then you're wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better."
- Will Smith
Senior Living Specialist/Community Liaison
Independent Agent/Senior Living Specialist
For as long as I can remember I have held a great respect for seniors. My grandparents had a huge impact on me and growing up I spent more time at their home than I did at my own house. I've always had a strong desire to connect with and lift those around me just like I watched my grandpa do when I would work with him during the summers. As I raise my three kids with my wife, we make sure our kids get a lot of time with their grandparents so they can have the same strong love that I have for my grandparents. I have worked in health care in various rolls at hospitals and care centers since 2014. My favorite part about health care is the serving heart so many people have and the opportunity I have to serve families that are going through a difficult time. I love the work I am doing now to serve families as they are going through one of the most difficult times in their lives. When I graduated college in 2018, I wanted to find something where I could use the knowledge, I gained in health care and serve my community, I found that in Oasis Senior Advisors. I have the wonderful opportunity to be able to serve families and help them find the resources they will need to make the safest transition. I love that I can sit down with a family and help take a lot of the load they are carrying and finding answers to their questions. I love being an Oasis Senior Advisor Senior Living Specialist in Central Texas.
Independent Agent/Senior Living Specialist
Aaron Velez, LBSW
Social Worker and Senior Living Specialist
Aaron Velez has over 21 years of experience in the Social Work field with diverse populations. He is bilingual in Spanish and has always had a strong spirit of service. One of his greatest accomplishments is earning the Eagle Scout Award as a youth. He was born in California but grew up in Sugar Land, Texas. His mother was born and raised in Puerto Rico and his father was born in San Antonio, Texas as Aaron's grandfather was in the Army Medical Corps back in the 1950's. Aaron's father ended up moving to Puerto Rico when he was 6 years old and then grew up there and served in the Navy and was stationed in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
Aaron has worked with challenging populations including Travis County Juvenile Probation and Title I schools. He helped implement and administer the first rural HIV health clinic in the Central Texas area with Community Action, Inc. and Dr. Gary Werntz. Aaron's experience and leadership in the mental health field and with the specialized strengths-based service delivery of Care Coordination/Wraparound services has given him the tools and skills to help families with difficult cases and situations. He also has extensive experience with the elderly and working with families. He is very knowledgeable of community resources and has a strong network of professional colleagues. Most recently, Aaron was Director of Social Services at various skilled nursing facilities in Central Texas and he hopes to bring his expertise to the Oasis team and the clients who are in need of services.
Aaron has an amazing work ethic and dedication to each client. When he is off work, he enjoys spending time with his family and wife. He likes to read, watch movies, and play sports. Aaron is passionate about helping others and motivating others to reach their goals.
Senior Living Specialist
Community Liason/Senior Living Specialist