AustinUPdate

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...

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...

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...

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...

As you may know, the U.S. Census in 2010 indicated that Austin had one of the fastest-growing populations of older adults in the country. That data point kicked into action a series of events, including the formation of the Mayor's Task Force on Aging (2012), AustinUP (2014) and the City of Austin Commission on Seniors...