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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...

AustinUP is a proud sponsor of the Grantsmanship Training Program, coming to Austin in December. Are you working to change your community? Will more funding help you create that change? Join generations of social advocates who have achieved success by attending this Texas grant proposal writing course....

We’re happy to report that the aging / age-tech speakers and panels at SXSW 2019 did not disappoint, and the ideas presented gave us much to think about. One key takeaway that will guide AustinUP as we expand our efforts to make Austin age-progressive: Innovation without implementation is nothing. Let’s do this, Austin! Here are a few...

Decibel, KLRU's news and public affairs initiative led by esteemed TV journalist Judy Maggio, covers a wide variety of stories that matter to Austinites. In February, Judy and the Decibel team focused on aging. They hosted a roundtable discussion, which included AustinUP Executive Director Teresa Sansone Ferguson. They also produced a series of aging-related stories and...