AustinUP is a community alliance committed to making Central Texas a place where older adults live full, engaged lives.

We work to prioritize the unmet needs of the Central Texas aging population, tap the assets of older adults to improve our community, and embrace innovation and creativity in the pursuit of an age-friendly culture.

What we believe:

  • We need to retire the word retired.
  • As long as our hearts are beating, we must engage in the world around us.
  • Older adults are an invaluable community resource, waiting to be tapped.

Our vision is to create a region that responds to aging as a dynamic rather than a stagnant force.  We are all aging, all the time. And we want to make Central Texas a place that supports each of us, at every age.

Because our community is changing – and it’s not just how you think.

Latest News

Ride Guide Offers Transportation Options

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

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City of Austin’s Age-friendly Action Plan is Officially Approved

The Austin City Council received a certificate of approval on Thursday, May 10, marking the official start to the implementation of the Austin Age-Friendly Action Plan. At the beginning of Thursday’s City Council meeting, community leaders recognized this achievement and

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Latest Events

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AustinUP 50+ in ATX Job Fair (November 2018)

The Austin area has the nation’s fastest-growing population of people between 55 and 64, and the second fastest-growing population of people 65 and over. And many of these newcomers are looking for work. 

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2018 ATX Aging & Innovation Summit

Following up on last year’s success, our 2018 Aging & Innovation Summit will include more interactive programming. Our goal is to provide a creative space so that people with different talents and perspectives on aging can come together to help put Austin on the map in the emerging field of aging/longevity innovation. Our speakers will represent community need, research, business opportunity and investment – and we’ll focus on aspects of healthy aging that are vital to successful Aging in Place and Aging in Community.

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Founding Members

AustinUP is funded by its members.  Our founding members are: