AustinUP is a community alliance committed to making Central Texas a place where older adults live full, engaged lives.

We work to prioritize the unmet needs of the Central Texas aging population, tap the assets of older adults to improve our community, and embrace innovation and creativity in the pursuit of an age-friendly culture.

What we believe:

  • We need to retire the word retired.
  • As long as our hearts are beating, we must engage in the world around us.
  • Older adults are an invaluable community resource, waiting to be tapped.

Our vision is to create a region that responds to aging as a dynamic rather than a stagnant force.  We are all aging, all the time. And we want to make Central Texas a place that supports each of us, at every age.

Because our community is changing – and it’s not just how you think.

Latest News

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Transforming Communities to Empower Seniors: SXSW Eco PanelPicker

The World Health Organization describes an age-friendly community as one in which “policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environment are designed to support and enable older people to live in security, enjoy good health and continue

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Help Us Build an Age-friendly Austin

In September 2015, Austin’s Commission on Seniors formed a working group comprised of members of the Commission, AARP, AustinUP as well as local and regional service organizations, to bring to fruition recommendations from the Mayor’s Task Force on Aging, including the development

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Latest Events

55+ in ATX: Job & Volunteer Fair

“55+ in ATX: Job & Volunteer Fair” is a FREE event for both attendees and exhibitors. A first-time, city-wide effort, the goal of this expo is to match available jobs and volunteer opportunities with workers who are 55 and older.

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Founding Members

AustinUP is funded by its members.  Our founding members are: