Author: AustinUP

As I prepare this issue of the AustinUPdate, I have to admit that much of my head space is consumed with plans and details for our ATX Aging & Innovation Summit, coming up on October 23rd. I'm very excited about the speakers and panels we're assembling, which will include regional and national perspectives that can help propel...

             AustinUP Position Opening: Program Director – Part-time  Position Posting Closes: April 17, 2015 AustinUP is a new community alliance committed to making Central Texas a place where older adults can live full, engaged lives. We work to prioritize the unmet needs of the Central Texas aging population, tap the talents of...

You've probably heard a thousand times that as you age, your body and mind begin to "go" — you can no longer move the way you used to and your health deteriorates. But those "facts" couldn't be further from the truth. Aging doesn't have to mean decline, in fact, just the opposite. ...

Since the end of the Second World War, one of the biggest agents for social change has been the “Boomer” generation, those born in the postwar years who thanks to a spike in birth rates in those years represent a disproportionate amount of the population. But as this group ages, what will their effect on...

The aging population is a tremendous asset, but will also impact all aspects of society—from families and schools, to healthcare services and employers. These systems will become increasingly stressed and the threat of not having the capacity to care for this growing cohort looms. Low-income older adults are especially vulnerable as social supports are squeezed. Read...