Austin, TX, March 02, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Friday, April 1, 2016
12 noon to 4:00 pm
Canyon View Event Center (http://www.canyonview.com)
4800 Spicewood Springs
According to the Mayor’s Task Force on Aging, 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. While Austin’s overall population grew nearly 40% between 2000 and 2010, the number of people over the age of 55 grew by 80%.
This surge in Austin’s baby-boomer and senior population plus the fact that we are living longer prompted the Austin Senior Resource Alliance (www.austinseniorresourcealliance.com) and AustinUP (www.austinup.org) to host a community-wide event focused on senior wellness.
The day – specially designed for boomers and seniors – will feature notable speakers sharing useful information on a variety of topics most important to individuals 55+. Some of our speakers include:
- Tuck Kamin, renowned author of “Design Your Age”
- Mark Carlson, MD, geriatrician, speaking on: Aging with Purpose and Independence
- John Levy, JD, senior law attorney, speaking on: How to Avoid Probate
- Sarah Andrews, clinical nurse specialist, facilitating a Q & A on Strokes and Stroke Prevention
In addition to the educational sessions, the Senior Wellness Expo will have more than 50 tables offering free materials focused on community services designed to empower and support seniors as they age. Attendees are invited to visit the testing stations for hearing, fall prevention and fitness.
Admission is free and door prizes will be given out throughout the afternoon.
About Austin Senior Resource Alliance
The Austin Senior Resource Alliance (www.austinresourcealliance.com) is made up of professionals across many fields of service for seniors, created by local Realtor, Cyndi Cummings. ASRA is a one-stop resource for seniors and their families who are seeking area resources to support their needs for important decisions related to healthcare, living transitions and legal matters.
AustinUP (www.austinup.org) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was formed as a result of the Mayor’s Task Force on Aging. Working with local and regional business and civic leaders, non-profit service organizations, boomers, seniors and caregivers, AustinUP is a multi-generational, collaborative effort transforming Austin into an age-progressive, age-innovative community.