Tag: age-friendly austin

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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Today, the Austin area has the nation’s fastest-growing population of people between 55 and 64, and the second fastest-growing population of people 65 and over. And many of these newcomers are looking for work.

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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 …

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

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This is a free event hosted by AustinUP and the LBJ School of Public Affairs to explore projects and policies designed to serve the current and future needs of older adults in our community, including elements of the Age-friendly Austin Action Plan related to affordable housing, healthcare, workforce development and more. Space is limited!

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A free expo to match available job opportunities with workers who are 55 and older will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Westminster Senior Living, 4100 Jackson Avenue in Austin. It will be the first in a series of job fairs AustinUP is planning for 2017 to help potential employees connect with employers located in or close to their neighborhoods.

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AustinUP hosted a focus group on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Wildflower Terrace in the Mueller neighborhood. We welcomed 34 participants. Mary Anne Connolly, principal at MACMedia and founder of @changehoweage Twitter and Facebook feeds, facilitated a 90-minute discussion about the …

AustinUP Focus Group Highlights: Age-friendly Neighborhoods Read More »

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