Central Texas continues to attract older adults in increasing numbers, yet it is a struggle for policy priorities, funding, and opportunities for older adults to keep up with the demand. Recognizing that older adults are an invaluable community resource, Central Texas should be a place that supports each of us at every age.
In May 2022, AustinUP presented Age My Way, an event that focused on community progress through the Age-Friendly Austin plan, and was designed to gain valuable feedback from our older community members. Interactive breakout sessions covered the following topics, and now it is time to share that feedback with the greater Austin community! We plan to do that through a monthly series of webinars this fall that will explain the issues and share what was learned.
10/6/2022, 2-3:30 PM: Technology Should Be Fun: Making tech work for you
This webinar has been generously sponsored by Oasis Senior Advisors.
About Our Panelists
Amy Temperley of Aging is Cool has committed her work to improving the lives of older adults in some form or fashion for over 30 years. From her time as a social worker in nursing homes and home health care, to executive roles in older adult-focused nonprofit agencies, and as a consultant and business owner, Amy has served caregivers, individuals with dementia and disabilities, and nonprofit leaders. She is passionate about issues related to living a full life, active aging, and ageism.
Amy and her husband, Damien, founded Aging is Cool in 2016 with the dream to create smart, engaging, fun activities for older adults and to address ageism in the world around them. In 2020, Aging is Cool partnered with Heart and Soul Care to create and launch A Mighty Good Time, a website and one-stop-shop for engaging activities for older adults nationwide.
Adam Stern from Austin Public Library just made it into the Baby Boom generation. His family had an old Ditto Machine in the basement and they’d make family newspapers and Boy Scout newsletters with it. He learned to type on a manual. He’s been helping Austin Public Library customers with Technology for seven years.
Rachel Wimberley joined Shalom Austin as the Director of Adult Programs in 2017 and took the position of Jewish Family Service Older Adult Social Services Director in 2022. Originally from Austin, Rachel earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Central Arkansas and her Master of Arts from Johns Hopkins University. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies at the Spertus Institute.
Rachel has more than 15 years experience as a professional in non-profit organizations. She brings previous experience working at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the University of Texas. She has honed years of constituency management and leadership skills within a highly sensitive subject matter. Rachel loves to deliver effective community-enhancing programming within the confines of challenging parameters. She enjoys working with older Adults and strives to provide programming that addresses the issues of Aging.
Sylvain Lacasse is the AGE of Central Texas’ Computer Lab Contractor and Senior Connect Administrator in Central Texas. He has worked as a volunteer and staff for Senior Access which primarily provides volunteer transportation services in and around Austin. Sylvain joined AGE of Central Texas as a contractor in February 2021 to develop a flexible technology learning strategy for older adults. He coordinates the day-to-day administration of the AGE Computer Lab and the Senior Connect program including communicating with community partners for referrals; recruiting, managing and assigning trainers; and managing the data and reporting requirements.
Rebecca Rich-Wulfmeyer, Austin Public Library