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

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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AustinUP is truly fortunate to have such an outstanding Board of Directors. Today, we are happy to announce some new roles and new faces. Dr. Mark Carlson (Geriatrician and Founder/Director of Be Well MD) now serves as Chair. Cyndi Cummings (owner, Cummings …

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The City of Austin Commission on Seniors serves as an advisory board to the City Council concerning the quality of life for senior citizens in the Austin area. This volunteer commission advises the Council on issues related to older adults in …

Volunteer Commissioners Needed Read More »

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Thanks to reporter Casey Claiborne, Fox News 7, for this fun story! It’s fair to say Preston Tyree is a cycling fanatic. He’s a bike advocate and very involved in the community. The 72-year-old isn’t slowing down anytime soon. In fact he’s …

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A very important step in the implementation of our Age-friendly Austin Plan is coming up this Thursday, October 6. The Austin City Council, at its regular weekly meeting, will vote on adding an age-friendly amendment to the Imagine Austin Plan. Their …

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SXSW Interactive 2016 provided many opportunities to learn about medical and technology innovation related to aging. It was an adventure that left us feeling hopeful about the future of aging. Panels and presenters discussed: “Personal assistants” that include Apple’s Siri and “smart …

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In September 2015, Austin’s Commission on Seniors formed a working group comprised of members of the Commission, AARP, AustinUP as well as local and regional service organizations, to bring to fruition recommendations from the Mayor’s Task Force on Aging, including the development …

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