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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....

Welcome to a new year and a new decade! After AustinUP's very successful 2019, we have great excitement and expectations about 2020, and much news to share with you in this AustinUPdate. To kick things off, I'm excited to report that we have a new website at austinup.org...

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...

Our 2019 ATX Aging & Innovation Summit was our third and largest Summit, a gathering of 180+ people who were there to learn about aging-related innovation in Austin with a spotlight on equity, diversity and intergenerational community engagement. From the comments we heard at the Summit and via an online evaluation, the audience got what...

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...