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Marilyn Poole Joins AustinUP Board of Directors

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AustinUP is honored and excited to announce that Marilyn Poole, an attorney with The Fowler Law Firm, has joined our Board of Directors. As her online bio states, Marilyn is a “…remarkable blend of old Austin and new…a true multi-generational

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Best Cities for Successful Aging: Austin and AustinUP Make the List

The Milken Institute released its “Best Cities for Successful Aging” report this week, with major nods to Austin and AustinUP. Take a look at page 18 of the report to see Austin listed #6 in the Top 20 Large Metros. Then scroll

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Austin’s Population Getting Older

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John Egan, writing for Culturemap.com (Austin), reports on new demographic data showing the continued uptick in older adults moving to Austin. His article, Austin’s Population Just Keeps Getting Older Shows New Data, also mentions our Age-friendly Austin Plan, which was adopted

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New AustinUP Board Members and Roles

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AustinUP is truly fortunate to have such an outstanding Board of Directors. Today, we are happy to announce some new roles and new faces. Dr. Mark Carlson (Geriatrician and Founder/Director of Be Well MD) now serves as Chair. Cyndi Cummings (owner, Cummings

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Your Tax-deductible Donation Supports the Future of Aging in Austin!

As the year winds down, I am feeling grateful to everyone in our AustinUP online community for your interest and enthusiasm. But today, I will kindly request a little more of you. I am asking for your financial support of

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Watch the Age-friendly Austin News Conference

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Austin City Council Adopts Age-friendly Austin Plan; Promotes Age-friendly Presentation as Part of Imagine Austin Speaker Series (Wednesday, November 16, 2016) – The Austin City Council, at its November 3 meeting, voted to adopt the Age-friendly Austin Plan and actively

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Austin Adopts Plan To Be More Age-Friendly

We are proud and excited to share KUT’s news coverage of the November 3rd vote re: the Age-friendly Austin Plan. Special thanks to Councilmembers Kitchen, Poole, and Casar, Mayor Pro Tem Tovo and Mayor Adler for their support. Excerpt from KUT’s article, “Austin Adopts

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The Future of Aging

Had to share this document, entitled The Future of Aging: Realizing the Potential of Longevity, here on our website. It was produced by the Milken Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. It is one of the best resources for anyone interested in age-progressive thought leadership and

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Let Your Voice Be Heard

A very important step in the implementation of our Age-friendly Austin Plan is coming up this Thursday, October 6. The Austin City Council, at its regular weekly meeting, will vote on adding an age-friendly amendment to the Imagine Austin Plan. Their

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Transforming Communities to Empower Seniors: SXSW Eco PanelPicker

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The World Health Organization describes an age-friendly community as one in which “policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environment are designed to support and enable older people to live in security, enjoy good health and continue

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