Austin, TX, March 15, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Friday, April 1, 2016
12 noon to 4:00 pm
Canyon View Event Center
4800 Spicewood Springs
Soon Austin will have more older adults than children. Already about 30% of our area residents are over age 55. The Mayor’s Task Force on Aging also reports 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.
These facts are the driving force behind the idea for a community-wide event focused on senior health.
Austin Senior Resource Alliance (www.austinseniorresourcealliance.com) and AustinUP (www.austinup.org) will host a day specially designed for baby boomers and seniors.
Attendees will spend the afternoon gathering tools and tips designed to empower and support seniors and baby-boomers as they age. Free materials focused on senior wellness will be available, as well as testing stations for hearing, fall prevention and fitness.
A major attraction will be notable speakers sharing their expertise on aging with independence and purpose. The presentation schedule is outlined below:
Topic: Austin Residents: Aging with Purpose and Independence
Mark Carlson, MD
Dr. Mark Carlson is a fellowship-trained, board-certified geriatrician, internist and oncologist with 30 years of healthcare experience. He is the Founder and Director of Be Well MD, an innovative medical practice designed specifically for seniors. So that patients can receive their healthcare in an individualized setting, Dr. Carlson and his clinical team see their patients in the comfort of their own home. Be Well MD incorporates the highest quality medical care and also ensures patients have consistent, convenient access to care through a concierge service. Dr. Carlson’s personal mission is to help seniors live healthier and happier lives.
Lunch will be served at the Noon presentation, compliments of Brookdale Senior Living.
Please RSVP by calling 512-937-2772 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topic: Everything You Wanted to Know about Strokes but Were Afraid to Ask
Sarah Andrews, CNS, Lakeway Regional Medical Center, Stroke Program Coordinator
Topic: How to Avoid Probate
John Levy, JD
Topic: Design Your Age
Tuck Kamin, Author, Creative Director, Branding Strategist
For over 30 yrs. Tuck Kamin has been an award winning writer and creative director in branding and advertising. Tuck has helped create and launch national and international advertising campaigns for companies such as Whole Foods, Southwest Airlines, British Airways, Citibank and Sony Entertainment. He is the author of two books, All My Fathers (featured on XM radio and NPR) and his latest book, titled DESIGN YOUR AGE – What’s Best About You Never Ages. This book explores the new frontier for changing the perception of aging for boomers and how a new older individual will continue to create and find new value in self-identity, all the while continue to innovate as they age.
Admission to the Expo 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.