Age-Friendly Housing: Trends and Technology that Enhance Aging in Place and Community

Mon, Oct 1, 2018, 8:30 AM (CDT)


Approximately 10,000 people are turning 65 years old every day and housing is a major consideration, especially in Austin, where we have one of the fastest growing senior populations in the country.  Many of these people are moving to Austin post-retirement while others have lived here for years but are now ready to downsize from the family home.  Still others need home modifications and are interested in learning about ways to offset the rising cost of remaining in their current homes.  Some want buildings that will accommodate intentional communities such as cohousing and shared housing.  Most are curious about new technologies that enhance lifestyle, security and convenience. 

The Austin Board of Realtors, AustinUp, AARP Texas, Capital City Village, Well Beyond Care, Technology Advisors Group, b8ta and Dochen Realtors have all partnered with Aging2.0 Austin to bring you this symposium and expo.  It is a unique opportunity for professionals in real estate, housing, and technology to share and learn from older adults and senior advocates.  Scroll down to see the entire program agenda and check out the bios on the speakers.  

A separate exhibit area will be available from 1:00 to 4:00 for tabletop displays relating to innovative technology and other options that will enhance aging in place and community.  There will also be a Pitch Event of the most innovative/interesting exhibitors.  The Exhibit Hall does not require a registration and there is no charge for this afternoon session.  

Keynote Speakers

  • Teresa Sansone Ferguson

    Teresa Sansone Ferguson


    Executive Director

    See Bio
  • Carol Marak

    Carol Marak


    See Bio
  • Bill McHugh

    Bill McHugh



    See Bio
  • Mandy De Mayo

    Mandy De Mayo

    City of Austin

    Community Development Administrator

    See Bio
  • Nicole Joslin

    Nicole Joslin

    Austin Community Design and Development Center

    Executive Director

    See Bio


  • Janee Briesemeister

    Janee Briesemeister

    Commission on Seniors


  • Jessica Lemann

    Jessica Lemann

    AARP Texas

    AARP Texas Associate State Director of Outreach and Advocacy


Monday, Oct 1
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)


Austin Board Of REALTORS®
4800 Spicewood Springs Road Austin78759


  • Diana Deaton

    Diana Deaton

    Aging2.0 Austin Chapter


  • Shubhada Saxena

    Shubhada Saxena

    Aging2.0 Austin

    Deputy Ambassador

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