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Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. In 2022, the theme was "Age My Way," an opportunity for all of us to explore the many ways older adults can remain in and be involved with their communities. AustinUP celebrated this event on May 19, and what a great...

AustinUP welcomes Landria Page as our newest Board Member! Landria is the Community Relations Associate, Belmont Village Senior Living, based in Lakeway, Texas. After a humbling but formative beginning as a caregiver, Landria rose through the ranks in the senior living sector, working for several large national providers. For the past 15 years, she has worked...

Six years ago, during an AustinUP presentation on focus groups related to Austin’s Age-Friendly Plan, a woman in the audience spoke up and asked, ‘Where’s the LGBT focus group results?  We don’t all wear little bitty bathing suits and ride on floats, you know. Some of us have been your neighbors for years, raising our...

Beth Broderick is an actress, writer, and humanitarian. She has enjoyed a successful career spanning film, television, and theater. Beth made her motion picture debut in Stealing Home, and has appeared in dozens of big screen films and television movies. Numerous television series starring roles included Sabrina the Teen-age Witch, and she has performed onstage...

Spring is in the air. Can you feel it?  We certainly have caught Spring Fever at AustinUP! Spring is a time for renewal and, for AustinUP, a time to spring into action. We have been operating in a remote world for going on two years and know that social isolation for all ages is unhealthy. This can be especially true for older adults.  ...

What better way to celebrate Black History Month than to get outside and enjoy our amazing city while learning more about Black History! Check out 14 landmarks in Austin that are important to understanding Black History. Places to Check Out: Barbara Jordan statue on the University of Texas campus Oakwood Annex Cemetary Downs Mabson Field Texas...

We are delighted to welcome Horacio Huerta, Agent Manager/Community Outreach with United Healthcare, to our Board of Directors. Horacio has been with United Healthcare for four years, starting in the El Paso market. In March 2020 he moved to the Austin area. In his role at United Healthcare, one of his primary objectives is educating...

AustinUP has partnered with Next For Me to offer a course based on the book, Next For Me: A Guide to Change For Everybody. In the book, Silicon Valley veterans Carole McManus and Jeff Tidwell deliver a philosophical and wide-eyed set of exercises for entrepreneurs and anyone looking to make a career move to see their new path in...

As older workers approach retirement, employers risk losing their greatest asset. The knowledge that older workers have accumulated throughout their careers is valuable. If companies don't support interaction and communication between younger and older generations, that precious information will be lost. While many companies choose to hire younger workers due to their eagerness to learn and...

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...