Blog Archives

Livability for Longevity Symposium: 2019 Notes and Future Goals

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

Posted in Uncategorized

SXSW 2019 Sparks Ideas

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

Posted in Uncategorized

KLRU / Decibel Focus on Aging in Austin

decibel klru logo

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

Posted in Uncategorized Tagged with: , , ,

AustinUP Welcomes New Board Members

leadership graphic

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

Posted in Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , ,

Thank You, St. David’s Foundation!

thank you graphic

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

Posted in Uncategorized

Austin Making Strides on the Aging & Innovation Front

aging innovation summit sign

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

Posted in Blog, Homepage Slider, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , ,

Ride Guide Offers Transportation Options

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

Posted in Uncategorized

City of Austin’s Age-friendly Action Plan is Officially Approved

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

Posted in Uncategorized Tagged with: , ,

Recap: Livability for Longevity Symposium

livability_longevity_symposium_Austin_logo

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

Posted in Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , ,

SXSW 2018 and Aging Innovation

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

Posted in Uncategorized