Author: Teresa Ferguson

AustinUP extends huge thanks to St. David’s Foundation for their generous grant to support our work on behalf of the elders of tomorrow.  In its goal to help Central Texans be the healthiest people they can be, St. David’s Foundation is …

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More than 130 people attended AustinUP’s 2018 ATX Aging & Innovation Summit, an information-packed program held November 28th at the Sonesta Bee Cave Austin Hotel.  The goal this year was to provide a creative space so that people with different …

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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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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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The Bass Lecture Hall at the LBJ School of Public Affairs was a hub of ideas and activity on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – all focused on improving the lives of older adults in our community. The event provided 1) context …

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Many people are surprised to learn that aging and longevity issues are widely covered at SXSW. We’re happy to report that the aging-related panels and speakers we saw this year were truly relevant and knowledgeable. As always, we learned a …

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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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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 …

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Joe Coughlin, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AgeLab, has written a book called The Longevity Economy: Unlocking the World’s Fastest-Growing, Most Misunderstood Market. In it he describes how businesses can prepare for an aging world. As he explains, …

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We are happy to report that Whitney Power has joined the AustinUP Board of Directors, effective August 2017. Whitney works with Seton Innovation and Virtual Care, where she helps connect Austinites to health care they need by deploying new technology solutions and programs. Whitney …

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