Springing into Action!
Spring is in the air. Can you feel it? 

We certainly have caught Spring Fever at AustinUP! Spring is a time for renewal and, for AustinUP, a time to spring into action. We have been operating in a remote world for going on two years and know that social isolation for all ages is unhealthy. This can be especially true for older adults. 

AustinUP is ready to return to in-person events and excited to have you join us over the coming months. Our 50+ Job Fair Series resumes on April 6 and we are looking forward to connecting job seekers with employers, face to face. We hope that this event will allow AustinUP to be more active while also providing an opportunity for others to engage. Please join us or share with job seekers you know!

We are also finalizing details for a very important event in May. Age My Way will be a vehicle to obtain and share feedback from older adults on topics such as making technology work for you, aging the way you want by staying in your home, and learning what businesses you use and how they can improve in the service they provide. Watch your email for details!

Please spring into action with AustinUP and join us in our upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you!  
-- Cyndi Cummings, Board President, AustinUP
We are excited about the return of AustinUP's onsite 50+ Job Fairs! The first in the 2022 series will be held Wednesday, April 6, 10 AM-12 noon at Affinity at Wells Branch. Presenters for the April 6 event include Shay Hopson and The UpTeam Consultants, speaking on "Job Boards: Impact Drives Income," and Elizabeth Moliter, MA, Principal Consultant, Art of Work Consulting, whose topic will be "Beyond the Resume: Activating Your Secret Ingredient."

All employer spots have been filled for this event, but we encourage businesses to sign up now for May to secure your table and meet jobseekers in person. Businesses can also sponsor the event series for marketing exposure. Email or call us to learn more about these opportunities.

The event is FREE for job seekers, but we ask that you please register in advance. We hope you'll join us!
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Define Your Legacy By The Way You Ripple

A webinar with Steve Harper
April 19, 2022 | 2-3 PM

We all have the power to change the world through our thoughts, words and actions. So why aren’t more of us doing it? Why, in a world where we are more connected than we ever have been, is there more isolation and loneliness than ever before?

In this session, Steve will teach you how to actively look for and create Ripples in your life and in the lives of others. He will show you why stepping up and stepping out to create more positivity in the world is exactly what the world needs from you right now. So come ready to get your Ripple On!!

About Steve:

Steve Harper has become one of the most sought after speakers and business strategists on the power of deepening and strengthening the power of connections through a process he calls “Rippling.” Steve’s unique and refreshing approach to how and why individuals, organizations, and even our society can, and must, reach outside the box to connect, is literally changing lives and impacting corporate bottom line dollars.

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Member Spotlight: Assisting Hands Home Care

Assisting Hands Home Care provides assistance to anyone needing an extra set of hands. The trained and dependable caregivers at Assisting Hands can help someone with recovering from a procedure or injury and can help older adults age-in-place safely and comfortably.  The Assisting Hands Team can provide everything from companionship, meal preparation, medication reminders, shopping and errands, light housekeeping and laundry, to personal care and help with bathing and dressing. There are two Licensed Master Social Workers on the Administrative team who help clients and families navigate a schedule and plan of care at the start of service.

Age My Way

An event for Older Americans Month
May 19, 2022

We're finalizing the details for this one-day event which will focus on community progress through the Age-Friendly Austin plan. The event will open with a dynamic speaker addressing the topic of ageism and ways to combat it while we progress toward making Austin an Age-Friendly City. Attendees will break into focus groups to provide valuable insight into Age-Friendly needs. Stay tuned!

Save These Additional Dates! 

In addition to the events listed above, we hope you will join us for these AustinUP events.
  • Wednesday, May 11 | Job Fair @ Solea Cedar Park, 10 AM-12 noon
  • Tuesday, June 14 | Job Webinar, 2-3 PM: Marc Miller of Career Pivot, "Career and Industry Disruption-What to do about it!"
  • Tuesday, July 19 | Job Webinar, 2-3 PM (Subject and speaker TBD)
  • Wednesday, September 14 | Job Fair @ Shalom Austin, 10 AM-12 noon
  • Wednesday, November 16 | Job Fair (location TBD) | 10 AM-12 noon

Member Spotlight: Hospice Austin's GIFT Project

Do your loved ones know what kind of healthcare you might want if there ever comes a time when you can’t speak for yourself? In celebration of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Hospice Austin’s GIFT Project – together with Meals on Wheels and AGE – is hosting an "Advance Care Planning Made Easy” event where folks can drop by, learn about advance directives like Medical Power of Attorney and Living Wills, get their questions answered from doctors, nurses, and social workers, and enjoy a free meal from Jason’s Deli. There will also be witnesses available for those who want to complete their advance directives. The event will be held Wednesday, April 13, 11 AM-1 PM in the parking lot of Mt. Zion Church, 2938 E 13th St. Please contact Shirley Price for more information at (737) 346-9939.

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Did you know that your Amazon purchases can help support AustinUP? Simply use this link to access Amazon, and 0.5% of eligible purchases will be donated to AustinUP through the AmazonSmile program. Thank you for your support!

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Whether you found AustinUP through our work on the Age-friendly Austin Action Plan, our 50+ in ATX Job Fairs, our ATX Aging & Innovation Summit, or our community events and focus groups, we're glad you're here. Thank you for joining our mailing list. Please help spread the word about AustinUP and please help support the future of aging in Austin
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