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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....

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...

We're excited to introduce our three newest AustinUP Board members: John Brown began his career in the pharmacy retail drugstore business. He spent 36 years with one company, and had the opportunity to learn and grow as the Austin area continued to expand. Today, John is owner and CEO of Oasis Senior Advisors Austin. John adds, "As...

AustinUP extends huge thanks to St. David's Foundation for their generous grant to support our work on behalf of the elders of tomorrow.  In its goal to help Central Texans be the healthiest people they can be, St. David’s Foundation is putting a spotlight on healthy aging and aging in place with dignity. AustinUP’s efforts to make...

Many older Americans think that giving up the car keys means giving up independence. In the Austin metropolitan area, that does not have to be the case. The newly published Ride Guide will help you find the transportation option that best suits your needs or the needs of someone you know. The booklet includes common situations and suggestions for how older...