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

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Notes from the AARP Livable Communities Conference

The 5th Annual AARP Livable Communities Conference, held November 14-16, 2017, in Dallas, was an opportunity for local leaders and community advocates from across the U.S. to come together to share ideas, best practices and solutions for making towns, cities

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Chip Sampson Joins AustinUP Board of Directors

AustinUP is proud to welcome Chip Sampson to our Board of Directors. Chip has more than 18 years of experience in the Professional Services and Project Staff Placement industry in Austin and throughout Texas. With a background in both public


Latest Events


Livability for Longevity Symposium

This is a free event hosted by AustinUP and the LBJ School of Public Affairs to explore projects and policies designed to serve the current and future needs of older adults in our community, including elements of the Age-friendly Austin Action Plan related to affordable housing, healthcare, workforce development and more. Space is limited!


AustinUP 50+ in ATX Job Fair – Sunset Valley

The Austin area has long been one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country. What most people don’t know is that while our overall population grew nearly 40% between 2000 and 2010, the number of us over the age


Founding Members

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