Author: Teresa Ferguson

As we reflect on this past year, we are proud of our activities and accomplishments. We also are extremely grateful to our AustinUP community, as well as our sponsors and business members.

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Our 2019 ATX Aging & Innovation Summit was our third and largest Summit, a gathering of 180+ people who were there to learn about aging-related innovation in Austin with a spotlight on equity, diversity and intergenerational community engagement. From the comments we heard at the Summit and via an online evaluation, the audience got what they wanted.

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AustinUP is a proud sponsor of the Grantsmanship Training Program, coming to Austin in December. Are you working to change your community? Will more funding help you create that change? Join generations of social advocates who have achieved success by attending this Texas grant proposal writing course.

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I had the pleasure of representing AustinUP at the Population Health Summit, presented earlier this month by Health Tech Austin…

We’re excited to report that AustinUP has joined the Encore Network, which is part of, an organization that “innovates new ideas and models to leverage the skills and talents of experienced adults to improve communities and the world.”

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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…

With more than 150 attendees at the April 3 Livability for Longevity Symposium, the Bass Lecture Hall at the LBJ School of Public Affairs was close to capacity. Between opening remarks from Council Member Alison Alter (District 10) about Austin’s …

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We’re happy to report that the aging / age-tech speakers and panels at SXSW 2019 did not disappoint, and the ideas presented gave us much to think about. One key takeaway that will guide AustinUP as we expand our efforts …

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Decibel, KLRU’s news and public affairs initiative led by esteemed TV journalist Judy Maggio, covers a wide variety of stories that matter to Austinites. In February, Judy and the Decibel team focused on aging. They hosted a roundtable discussion, which included …

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We’re excited to introduce our three newest AustinUP Board members: John Brown began his career in the pharmacy retail drugstore business. He spent 36 years with one company, and had the opportunity to learn and grow as the Austin area continued …

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