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AustinUP is proud to introduce our new intern, Jillian Jacobs. She will be helping us create an advocacy campaign targeting employers (for profit and nonprofit) to promote the benefits of multigenerational workplaces and the value of older workers. Jillian shares some of her background and interests below. Hello, AustinUP, I’m Jillian Jacobs! I’m currently an advertising...

As I watch the protests against racism and police brutality in Austin and around the world, my first instinct is to rally friends and neighbors to support the effort and encourage action and communication....

While the news has been full of heartbreaking stories about the effect of COVID-19 on elder residents of assisted living facilities and nursing homes, we also see evidence of an entire army of 50+ adults who are demonstrating stamina and strength as they offer comfort to their children and grandchildren and support for their neighbors and others in need. There is a true sense of resilience in...

AustinUP is proud to participate in this year's AmplifyATX "I Live Here, I Give Here" campaign – it's our first time! We're excited about this opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help put Austin on the map when it comes to charitable giving....

As we look back on 2019, we are proud of our activities and accomplishments, a few of which are highlighted below. We are extremely grateful to you, our AustinUP community, as well as our sponsors and business members. Without YOU, none of this would be possible. Thank you and onward to 2020! KLRU / Decibel Focus...

In this Thanksgiving week, I'm especially grateful for all of the people and organizations who are working so diligently to help raise the profile of older adults in our community. That work was highlighted at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) conference held in Austin earlier this month. Every time Austin was described as a...