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Notes from the AARP Livable Communities Conference

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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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Chip Sampson Joins AustinUP Board of Directors

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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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Aging, the Longevity Economy and What it Means to You

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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Whitney Power Joins AustinUP Board of Directors

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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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Recap: ATX Aging & Innovation Summit

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It was standing room only at the May 4 ATX Aging & Innovation Summit, presented by AustinUP and Dell Medical School at the University of Texas. If you were there, you heard Dr. Chris Callahan, Director of the Indiana University Center for

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55+ in ATX Job Fair Series

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AustinUP is hosting a series of free job fairs in 2017 to match available job opportunities with workers who are 55 and older. Our final event of the year is coming up on November 9, 10 a.m. – 12 noon, at

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Marilyn Poole Joins AustinUP Board of Directors

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AustinUP is honored and excited to announce that Marilyn Poole, an attorney with The Fowler Law Firm, has joined our Board of Directors. As her online bio states, Marilyn is a “…remarkable blend of old Austin and new…a true multi-generational

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Best Cities for Successful Aging: Austin and AustinUP Make the List

The Milken Institute released its “Best Cities for Successful Aging” report this week, with major nods to Austin and AustinUP. Take a look at page 18 of the report to see Austin listed #6 in the Top 20 Large Metros. Then scroll

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Austin’s Population Getting Older

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John Egan, writing for (Austin), reports on new demographic data showing the continued uptick in older adults moving to Austin. His article, Austin’s Population Just Keeps Getting Older Shows New Data, also mentions our Age-friendly Austin Plan, which was adopted

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New AustinUP Board Members and Roles

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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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