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April 2016

Making Austin Age-friendly for the LGBT Community

April 9, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Leadership Austin, 1609 Shoal Creek Blvd., Ste. 202
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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AustinUP continues our series of community conversations on Saturday, April 9, 2016. We, along with representatives from Prime Timers Austin, will lead a discussion about how to make Austin more age-friendly for LGBT boomers, seniors and caregivers. The goal is to capture feedback from the LGBT community about how to create an age-friendly Austin that not only is responsive to individual needs, but also welcomes innovative ideas and multi-generational participation.

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Imagining Quality of Life for All Austin Ages

April 12, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, Bass Lecture Hall, 2300 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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Imagining Quality of Life for All Austin Ages Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Time: 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM  Location: Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School Of Public Affairs, 2300 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78712 Register: Space is limited. Register for this free event today. Agenda: 11:30 a.m. – 12 Noon - Registration & Lunch 12 Noon - Welcome, Professor Sherri Greenberg 12:05 – 1:30 p.m. - Panel discussion: City of Austin Issues: Examining Equitable Access for All of Austin Andrew Martin, “Mapping…

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Careers in Aging Fair

April 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Department of Sociology at Texas State University, Flowers Hall, Room 230, 601 University Drive
San Marcos, 78666-4684 United States
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This free event is sponsored by the Department of Sociology at Texas State University. Location: Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, 78666-4684 Flowers Hall, Room 230 Date: Friday, April 15, 2016 Time: 1 - 3 p.m. Schedule: 1 - 2 p.m. – Panel of students and representatives from non-profits, long-term care facilities, among others 2 - 3 p.m. – Browse informally to talk with faculty and other representatives AustinUP is proud to support and participate in this event. Contact…

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August 2016

“Striking a Balance” Caregiver Conference

August 20, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Austin, 6505 N Interstate Hwy 35
Austin, 78752 United States
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The 2016 "Striking a Balance" Caregiver Conference, the largest and longest-running free caregiver conference in Central Texas, will take place on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Our friends at AGE of Central Texas and the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area are co-hosting this annual event. The location of this year's conference will be the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Austin, located at 6505 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78752.

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September 2016

55+ in ATX: Job & Volunteer Fair

September 7, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart Lane
Austin, 78731 United States
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"55+ in ATX: Job & Volunteer Fair" is a FREE event for both attendees and exhibitors. A first-time, city-wide effort, the goal of this expo is to match available jobs and volunteer opportunities with workers who are 55 and older.

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​Aging and Technology: A Community Conversation

September 20, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
County Line on the Hill, 6500 W. Bee Cave Rd.
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Tech entrepreneurs are playing a significant role in the way we age. As AustinUP works to expand Austin's role in the "longevity marketplace," we are talking to innovators to learn about their projects and experiences. We also are reaching out to individuals in the community to learn YOUR thoughts about technology and aging. We invite tech developers and entrepreneurs as well as boomers, seniors and caregivers to this community conversation. This is a FREE event.

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October 2016

AustinUP Wellness Focus Group and Introduction to Mindfulness

October 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dell Children’s Medical Center – Pat Hays Auditorium, 4900 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723 United States
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This is a two-hour session that will include a mini focus group about how the 55+ community defines and maintains wellness plus an Introduction to Mindfulness session, hosted by Geeta Cowlagi.

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February 2017

Dr. Atul Gawande Webcast Watch Party

February 13 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart Lane
Austin, 78731 United States
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“The Value of Community and Choice as We Grow Older” is a live webcast conversation and Q&A with Dr. Gawande. It will be moderated by Robin Young, host of NPR’s Here & Now, and will feature a discussion on aging, living life with purpose, and transforming the possibilities for the later chapters of our lives. The event will be simulcast live from Boston to more than 150 nonprofit village organizations across the country, including Capital City Village here in Austin. Attendance is limited.

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55+ in ATX Job Fair

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Westminster Senior Living, 4100 Jackson Ave.
Austin, TX 78731 United States
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A free expo to match available job opportunities with workers who are 55 and older will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Westminster Senior Living, 4100 Jackson Avenue in Austin. It will be the first in a series of job fairs AustinUP is planning for 2017 to help potential employees connect with employers located in or close to their neighborhoods.

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April 2017

April 55+ in ATX Job Fair

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Élan Southpark Meadows, 9320 Alice Mae Lane
Austin, TX 7848 United States
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AustinUP is hosting a series of free expos in 2017 to match available job opportunities with workers who are 55 and older. Events will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on various dates and at various locations.

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