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The AustinUP team is working on some very important projects – projects that could impact Austin today and for years to come. We need your input and your insight. Please add your name to our email list. You will receive periodic updates about upcoming events and activities, as well as surveys soliciting your ideas for making Austin an...

Family members provide about 70 percent of long-term care services, according to a survey by the American College of Financial Services. Not only are more boomers childless, those who do have children have fewer than the previous generation. Trendsetters from the start, the boomers have spawned a new phenomenon: caregiver shortage. Read the entire article from NextAvenue.org.  ...

             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...

The White House Conference on Aging will be held on July 13, 2015. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, as well as the 80th anniversary of Social Security. The 2015 White House Conference on Aging is an opportunity to recognize the importance of these key programs as...

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...