Aging Masterfully: Living, dying, and leaving a legacy

Aging Masterfully: Living, dying, and leaving a legacy


Austin has one of the nation’s fastest growing populations of older adults. AustinUP and Austin Public Library have partnered to present this in-person seminar series featuring professionals who will guide attendees through the issues and solutions to help prepare our community for the future of aging. 

The Seminar topic for November 15 will be “Living, dying, and leaving a legacy.”

Time: 10:30 AM-12 noon
Location: Old Quarry Branch of the Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin, TX 78731
Admission: Free, but advance registration appreciated


About Our Speakers

Garrick Colwell has been a Hospice Volunteer since 1987, serving as an on-call hospital and hospice chaplain. He is a Respecting Choices® Person-Centered Care First Steps® Advance Care Planning Certified Instructor and Facilitator. As a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, Garrick co-created with Hospice Austin Conversations On Grief, a monthly online grief support program. He is a Certified Grief Educator by David Kessler at Garrick holds a Death and Grief Studies Certification from the Center for Loss and Life Transition under the direction of Alan D Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Garrick is the Co-creator of Kitchen Table Conversations, a nonprofit providing education and resources that empower people to have conversations about End of Life and Advance Care Planning and Grief Education.

Garrick is a widower. During his late wife, Kinsloe’s, four and half year illness, Garrick was her patient advocate, full-time caregiver, and end of life companion. He recently lost his dad, Bob. Garrick can be reached at (512) 787-3402 or

Kristi Curry


Please register for each seminar topic separately.

  • August 16: Aging in place and preparing for emergencies
  • September 20: Having it your way, even when you can’t speak for yourself
  • October 18: Tips on communicating with your adult children
  • November 15: Living, dying, and leaving a legacy
Location: Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library
Date: November 15, 2022
Duration: 1 Day
Time:: 10:30 AM-12 noon