AustinUP is a community alliance committed to making Central Texas a place where older adults live full, engaged lives.
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.
As you may know, the U.S. Census in 2010 indicated that Austin had one of the fastest-growing populations of older adults in the country. That data point kicked into action a series of events, including the formation of the Mayor’s Task Force on Aging (2012), AustinUP (2014) and the City of Austin Commission on Seniors (2014). If you are wondering whether that trend is projected to continue in the upcoming 2020 Census, wonder no more…
We’re excited to report that AustinUP has joined the Encore Network, which is part of Encore.org, an organization that “innovates new ideas and models to leverage the skills and talents of experienced adults to improve communities and the world.”
AustinUP is hosting a series of job fairs in 2019 to match available job opportunities with workers who are 50+. By creating these job fair events, AustinUP is working to enlighten business leaders and human resource directors about the strengths of older adults in the workplace, as well as the value of a multigenerational workforce.
AustinUP Business MembersAustinUP’s business members help support our work in the community.
Founding MembersWe are grateful to our founding members for helping AustinUP get started.